Euro 2020 Fantasy Matchday 1 Captain Choice

Fantasy managers will have opportunities to pick a captain on Matchday 1, and score double points in the process, so selecting a squad with a marquee player from each gameday is a worthwhile strategy when creating your initial 15-man party.

Romelu Lukaku (€11.0m) vs Russia

Next up is one of the most highly owned players ahead of Matchday 1 with Internazionale forward Lukaku set to spearhead a hugely talented Belgium side. Aside from being his country’s all-time leading goalscorer, Lukaku has either scored or assisted in 13 of his last 14 competitive fixtures at international level and he looks well capable of repaying the faith shown in him by Fantasy managers.

Memphis Depay (€10.0m) vs Ukraine

Having ended his season at Lyon with seven goals in eight games in all competitions, the forward has looked sharp in the Netherlands’ warm-up friendlies and has scored five goals in his last three appearances for his national side.

Robert Lewandowski (€11.5m)

With such fierce competition for a spot in Fantasy forward lines, Lewandowski is just the fifth-most selected striker at present, a touch surprising given the Bayern man scored more goals in 2020/21 than any other striker featuring at EURO 2020. It’s not just at club level that he has excelled, though – as 66 goals for Poland can attest to – and there is no doubt that he will be the main man for Paulo Sousa’s side in Group E. Rising Spanish star Ferran Torres is also likely to be a highly popular pick for captain on Monday, but Lewandowski is arguably a safer pair of hands given his years of consistency at the top level.

Cristiano Ronaldo (€12.0m) vs Hungary

The defending champions have been given an incredibly tough group at EURO 2020, but their opener against Hungary will be seen as a must-win encounter, and with the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva feeding him, Ronaldo could be the man to save your Matchday 1 if it comes to it.