QF #WildCard MD5 ⚽️ (Thread):

Below is my best team for the wildcard chip for MD5

This thread individually analyses each player, with captaincy © + other theories

I hope it helps, retweets ♻️ are much appreciated and feel free to ask any questions

#EURO2020 #EuroFantasy
Before I start I’d like to say, this team and the reasoning are all based on my assumptions. As we have seen there have been many upsets and anything can happen.

This playing style has worked well for me (14k 🌍 OR), so I will continue to persist with it.

Now onto the thread...
England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿:

4 games into a major tournament and not a single one conceded, extremely impressive.

The “pragmatic” approach Southgate is employing is proving very beneficial for fantasy managers. I expect the same against Ukraine, he may revert to a 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 but as seen....
in the group stage, England are clearly efficient regardless of the system. Maguire, Stones and Pickford are all practically guaranteed a start and I like that sense of security.

I don’t see any other teams being more likely to keep a clean sheet than England, and the CB’s...
both have good capabilities to score from set pieces.

Finally moving onto Sterling, whilst I personally don’t think his actual performances have been brilliant, he’s in good goal scoring form and confidence in a major tournament is as powerful a tool as any. Given the other....
midfield options I think he’s worthy of a spot in your side.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Tournament progression:

Reach the final.

I will discuss how the wildcard team should move going forward at the end of the thread.
Belgium 🇧🇪:

Courtois + Meunier -

I wasn’t overly impressed by the Italians patterns of play when going forward against Austria and I have said from the start I expect Belgium to reach the final (and beat Italy). Doubling up on these two will have a sense of longevity but....
more importantly I think they keep the Italians out. 🇮🇹 are likely to struggle to operate efficiently enough in the final third and don’t have a player who will position himself in the inside channel/ half spaces to disrupt the Belgian set up of a 3-4-3. They have some very...
good players but not the sort to consistently unlock the Belgian defence (No 10. esque needed - Grealish is the ideal type of player).
Lukaku -

Still my pick for the golden boot winner. I expect Patrik Schick 🇨🇿 to go out this round so will only need two more goals ⚽️ to catch Ronaldo. Belgium will likely have a slight over reliance on him to score given KDB and Eden Hazard may miss the match. Given his...
quality I expect him to rise to the expectation.

The Italians are good defensively but over the course of potentially 120 minutes especially when the game gets stretched and Lukaku’s physicality comes more into play, he’s definitely going to have a chance or two.

I expect...
him to utilise the inside full back channels as much as possible to exploit the left side especially when Spinazzola is pushed up and he can try and get 1 on 1 with Acerbi.

🇧🇪 Tournament progression:

Meet England in the final, hence the triple up.

Will add more after the QF.
Insigne 🇮🇹 -

Given I just spoke about the encounter with Belgium thought it best to place him here in the thread.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Italy get one goal, he’s a main source of their creativity and has a high level of involvement for their attacks. As such, becomes a...
viable option and allows me to have some sense of security by hedging my bets against Belgium.

Unlike the team structure in comparison to the quadruple England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 choice.

On the transition is where I would expect him to score if the 🇧🇪 WB and CB’s lose focus (+ on set pieces)
Denmark 🇩🇰 -

I am massively impressed by their whole team, especially the three players below.

I expect them to beat the Czech Republic and against England in the SF (most likely), I genuinely wouldn’t be shocked if they beat them. I discuss that later but now onto the picks..
Damsgaard -

Short and sweet analysis because he does the talking for me on the pitch.

A serious player.

Good ball progression, tidy on the ball, efficient and quick in the pockets between the lines, got a goal in him, large general involvement and against a 4-2-3-1....
especially I think he will find a lot of space high up the field. Finally what enhances the pick even more for me is the 🇨🇿 used a high press against 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, I expect they will do the same and this translates to a massive haul opportunity.

The Danish put four past 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿, so are...
clearly confident and hungry for a large quantity of goals. Think there’s huge upside here.

Dolberg -

First time I ever watched him play was against Wales and was mightily impressed. 3 things which stood out:

1. Clinical finishing ability

2. Hold up play

3. Positioning
He’s another player with a huge upside and having just bagged a brace will be full of confidence.

The 1st and 3rd points all lead to goals but the 2nd brings in the potential for assist, just heightening his ceiling.

Maehle -

Arguably performance of the tournament against..
Wales, he was everywhere.

A very competent defence (3 brilliant CB’s) and self-beneficial defensive system, allows him to operate so high up the pitch giving such a high xG and xA for a defender that his ceiling is very high.

No brain pick.
Spain 🇪🇸 -

Morata + Sarabia -

Very simple for me.

Heavily involved in everything Spain do,🇨🇭 are good but not good enough to limit Spain creating at least 2 big chances in the game.

High ceilings + good form and given I expect Spain to win, make it a fairly easy pick.
Azpilicueta + Shaqiri -

I’m unsure of Enrique’s approach. In reference to how expansive he sets his side up to be. As such I’m hedging my bets with these two, picks based of strategy rather than personnel.

Azpi very likely to start, Swiss are good going forward and Shaqiri...
has a high involvement.

Tournament progression/ predictions:


🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 vs 🇧🇪


🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 vs 🇩🇰

🇧🇪 vs 🇪🇸

This is what I’ve based my assumptions off, and as such there are enough future transfers to cover even if one of these 4 sides get knocked out before the SF.

(In preferred order)

Friday -

1. Morata (unpopular but I really like this move)

2. Lukaku

3. Ferran Torres

Saturday -

1. Maehle/ Damsgaard/ Dolberg

2. Kane/Sterling

Kane 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, Ferran Torres 🇪🇸 and KDB 🇧🇪 (if fit) are the 3 players I worry about not owning.
I’ve put a lot of work into this thread so any love ❤️ + ♻️, would be really appreciated.

I hope it has helped.

Good luck!

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