Tuesday 03 July 2018, 09:44

Fantasy Round 5 Preview: Transfers, Boosters & Captains

  • You can make three free transfers before the quarter-finals

  • You can now pick five players per country

  • ​The deadline is 16:00 CET on Friday


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  • You can make 3 free transfers before Friday’s deadline.

  • You can now pick 5 players from each country instead of 4.

Picking players who advance through the knockout rounds is advantageous. You get five free transfers ahead of the semi-finals, so to have a full squad out, you'll need ten of your 15 quarter-final players to make it through. If you still haven’t played your Wildcard, that will help.

Number of free transfers you get before each round: 3 free transfers before Round 5 (quarter-finals) 5 free transfers before Round 6 (semi-finals) 5 free transfers before Round 7 (third-place playoff & Final) Additional transfers cost you four points each.


You can make unlimited transfers for one round. If you haven’t already used it, consider whether it's best to use it in Round 5, Round 6 or Round 7.


Bench Boost For one round, all 15 of your players – rather than just 11 – will score you points. So you need to try and play it when you’ll have as many of your squad playing as possible. Does your 15 for Round 5 look strong?

Maximum Captain In one of the seven rounds, you can play your Maximum Captain. In that round, you don’t select a captain. Instead, whichever of your 11 players scores the highest points delivers double for you.

Note: You cannot use your Bench Boost and Maximum Captain in the same round.

Highest-scoring players

Harry Kane (34 points) Yerry Mina (32) Andreas Granqvist (31) Kasper Schmeichel (27) Thiago Silva (26) Ludwig Augustinsson (25) Cristiano Ronaldo (24) Philippe Coutinho (23) Fernando Muslera (23) Artem Dzyuba (22) Eden Hazard (22) Robin Olsen (22) Romelu Lukaku (21) Kylian Mbappe (21)


Friday Uruguay-France (Live Blog) Brazil-Belgium (Live Blog)

Saturday Sweden-England Russia-Croatia (Live Blog)


Round 5 takes place over only two days. Only the player who finishes the round as your captain scores double points. So, make sure that you have a player in action on Friday in your armband. If he does well, you probably want to stick with him, but if he doesn’t, you can select a new captain before 16:00 CET on Saturday.