We are down to the final four in Euro Fantasy and the focus is on the favourite teams for the round – Italy and England – who rank highly in our player rankings as they are most likely to face off in the finals.


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Note: You can now select a maximum of six players from a team in the semi-finals and the number of transfers for the round has been increased to five.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Harry KaneENGvs DEN€11.6M62.5% of England's goals have come off headers, something that the Danish specialize in defending against and while this game might not be as high-scoring as the game against Ukraine since these are two of the best defenses in the tournament so far along with Italy, Kane is still a must-have as he has looked confident over the past couple of games with three goals in his last two matches and England are the big favorites here playing at home.
2Ciro ImmobileITA-ESP€10.2MOut of all the teams that have qualified for the semis, Spain's defense has looked the most vulnerable so I am expecting some goals here and Immobile would probably be the best striker for the week if he wasn't so inconsistent as he hasn't scored since matchday two. He is still pretty much a must-have along with Kane.
3Gerard MorenoESP-ITA€6.9MWhile they had 28 shots against Switzerland but were able to score just once thanks to a heroic display by Sommer, the Spain attack has been in fifth gear ever since the game against Slovakia and Moreno has been their most dangerous forward averaging 3.8 shots and 1 key pass per game but his goal-scoring ability is questionable as he is yet to open his tally even though he has two assists to his name.
4Álvaro MorataESP-ITA€9.1M
5Kasper DolbergDEN@ENG€7.2MHis form is great but the fixture isn't.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Raheem SterlingENGvs DEN€9.8M4/5 games with returns is enough reason to get him in your team if you haven't already.
2Lorenzo InsigneITA-ESP€8.6M
3Dani OlmoESP-ITA€7.2MIt seems almost impossible to get past Italy's center-back duo of Bonucci and Chiellini but the injury to Spinazzola means that Emerson will replace him who started zero games for Chelsea in the Premier League last season and that opens up a small window of opportunity for Spain to focus their attack via one of Olmo/Moreno/Torres whoever starts on the right wing.
4Federico ChiesaITA-ESP€7.2MAlthough Chiesa plays in a more advanced position and has a better goal-threat, Barella deserves a mention as a boom or bust differential for his one goal and two assists in four matches so far. Veratti has also been putting on his best Xavi impression averaging four key passes per game in the tournament.
5Mikkel DamsgaardDEN@ENG€6.3MIf you don't have Damsgaard then it might not be worth getting him over other midfielders this week as he has a tough game and has been subbed off before 60 minutes in the last two games.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Luke ShawENGvs DEN€6.2MI still find it hard to believe that England are yet to concede a single goal in the tournament but they have proven everyone wrong despite the early scepticism and were the only team to keep a clean sheet in the quarter-finals. This round might be about trying to hoard as many English defenders as you can and hope that their clean record stays the same.
2Alessandro FlorenziITA-ESP€5.9MA right-back coming fresh from an injury layoff and a left-back who only started seven games across all competitions last season might not be the ideal XI if the Italians don't want to concede against Spain.
3Harry MaguireENGvs DEN€5.6MThere will be many hopefuls who would like to see Maguire score from a Shaw free-kick again and I am one of them.
4Jordi AlbaESP-ITA€6.3MAlba has created the most chances from open play in the tournament with 11 but hasn't been helped by the conversion rate of his strikers.
5Joakim MæhleDEN@ENG€4.9MHis attacking talent was on display again with a ridiculous outside-of-the-boot assist to Dolberg but it is tough to imagine that Denmark keep a clean sheet or that Mæhle gets an attacking return against England this week.

Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Jordan PickfordENGvs DEN€5.8M
2Gianluigi DonnarummaITA-ESP€5.8MDonnarumma+Pickford is easily the best keeper duo for this week.
3Unai SimónESP-ITA€5.3MI wouldn't rule out a Spain upset but Italy are the better team here and haven't lost in 32 games.
4Kasper SchmeichelDEN@ENG€5.1M




Euro 2020 Fantasy Captain Picks Semi-Finals

 

NoDayNameMatchupValueComments
16th JulyLorenzo InsigneITA vs ESP (-)€8.6MAlthough his ceiling has been a bit limited as Insigne has a penchant for only scoring spectacular goals, he has the best underlying stats among all the players in the tournament so far with the best SpG (3.5) + KeyP (2.8). All he needs to do now is to convert those stats into a big return.
Gerard Moreno (D)ESP vs ITA (-)€6.9M
27th JulyLuke ShawENG vs DEN€6.2MA six-pointer is considered good enough for a captain now and Shaw has the potential to keep a clean sheet and get some more with his set-pieces.
Harry Kane (D)ENG vs DEN€11.6MIf you expect England to thrash Denmark as they did against Ukraine then Kane might be the best captaincy option for the week.

You can find additional Euro 2020 Fantasy tips here.

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