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How to Win at EURO 2024 Fantasy (Advanced Guide)

Fortunately for FPL enthusiasts, there is a fantasy game for EURO 2024.

If you have played the Champions League fantasy game before then you already have a headstart over other managers as the format for the game is basically the same.

We discuss the basics in our how to play EURO 2024 fantasy guide.

But we offer more advanced tactics for those familiar with the rules below.

Managing Subs

In contrast to FPL, you must make your own subs in EURO fantasy.

While you do pick a starting 11, essentially you have a team of 15 players. That’s because, in all likelihood, all of them will play in any given matchday.

For example, the group stage games are played across 4 or 5 days. In the case of MD1, it is played across 5 days. That means there are 4 opportunities to make subs.

So, it is of the utmost importance you select your team so the players playing the first fixtures are in your starting 11 and the players playing in the latest ones are on your bench.

That way you can see how many points each of your starting 11 get and then sub out the worst-performing players to give yourself a chance of getting more points from the subs.

Furthermore, that’s why it’s important to select your 15 man squad across multiple days so you can use the advantage of subs.

To provide an example, in the context of MD1 in the above team, you can see players with fixtures on June 14, June 15, and June 16 are in the starting 11.

Meanwhile players from June 17 and June 18 are on the bench.

Of course, nobody in their right mind would bench Cristiano Ronaldo or Kylian Mbappe usually but you get to see which players are best to replace them with.

Another prudent point are the goalkeepers. Always select two goalkeepers who are playing on different days. Otherwise you won’t be able to sub them.

Maximising The Captaincy

We all know how important your captain is in fantasy football but what if you get several captains in one matchday?

Well, that’s essentially what you get in EURO 2024 fantasy.

At the end of each calendar day, you’re allowed to change your captain. That means, in MD1 for example, you can have up to 5 different captains!

Here are some notable fixtures from MD1:

  • Germany vs Scotland – June 14
  • Spain vs Croatia – June 15
  • Italy vs Albania – June 15
  • Poland vs Netherlands – June 16
  • Serbia vs England – June 16
  • Belgium vs Slovakia – June 17
  • Austria vs France – June 17
  • Portugal vs Czech Republic – June 18

Therefore, if you had all of Leroy Sane, Alvaro Morata, Phil Foden, Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo, you could captain each of them in MD1.

However, you would only want to do so should your current captain not perform.

Let’s look at an example. If Sane gets 2 points then it’s a simple decision to switch the captaincy from him to Morata.

But, Morata may only get 5 points. At this point, you still have a potential 3 different captains so it would be wise to switch once again.

Let’s say Foden scores 13 points. Now, you’re left with an interesting decision.

13 points is an excellent return so it becomes a question of sticking with Foden’s 13 or risk either Mbappe or Ronaldo getting more than that.

This shows the importance of setting up your team so you have a viable captain on each calendar day in a matchday.

We will be publishing a separate article soon on the best way to use your chips in EURO 2024 fantasy.