Wednesday 20 June 2018, 21:08

Pricey predators produce the points

  • ​20 players scored six-plus points

  • Where did Costa and Ronaldo rise to on the player standings?

  • Aguero, Eriksen, Griezmann, Messi & Modric are among the Day 8 captain options

Cristiano Ronaldo (€12m), Luis Suarez (€10.5m) and Diego Costa (€9m) – the most expensive men on Moscow, Rostov-on-Don and Kazan grass – did the business on a day of few goals and, therefore, few McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy points. Their six-point returns put the Portugal No7 and the Spain No19 first and fourth on the overall player standings.

Rui Patricio (€6m) and Fernando Muslera (€5.5) were Wednesday’s highest scorers, with seven points apiece. David de Gea (€6.5m) and 12 defenders also seized six points, as did assist-providing midfielders Carlos Sanchez (€7.5m) and Joao Moutinho (€7.5m).

Change your captain Round 2 matches will take place over six days, and you can change your captain ahead of each one. Only the player that finishes Round 2 in your armband will score double points.

So, if you have Costa, Ronaldo or Suarez in your armband, you may not want to risk making a change. But if your skipper did not do as well as planned, you probably want to select a new one before the Day 8 deadline (14:00 CET on Thursday).

Teams boasting Sergio Aguero, Christian Eriksen, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric and Paul Pogba are in action on Day 8. And if you choose one of them, and he doesn’t do well, you can always change your captain again ahead of the Day 9 deadline (14:00 CET on Friday).

Make substitutions If a player in your starting XI didn’t perform well, you can substitute him out for a player on your bench who hasn’t yet played. However, if you want to bring in Eriksen for Andres Iniesta, you have up until the kick-off of the first game of the day (14:00 CET on Thursday).

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