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EFF Daily, June 21st updates
Monday’s Euro 2020 action will be the first time we see four teams in action across one day.
This should, therefore, mean that you have plenty of choices to choose from in your EFF side.
However, you should also be aware of the possible rotation by teams who have already qualified.
Netherlands, for example, are sat top of their group, three points clear of Ukraine with a three better goal difference with just one game left.
This may see the Oranje, who are now set to take on a poor North Macedonia side, rotate for their final group tie.
Belgium are in a similar situation as they prepare to face Finland. The Red Devils are three points clear of 2nd with a six better goal difference.
So, whilst players from these teams should get you a nice amount of points, picking who actually plays is something of a lottery.
The remaining games on Monday see Ukraine vs Austria and Russia vs Denmark played out.
Ukraine: Ukraine have no injury concerns ahead of facing Austria.
Austria: Austria have no injury problems. Marko Arnautovic should be back after serving his one-match ban.
North Macedonia: North Macedonia have no injury problems.
Netherlands: The Netherlands do not appear to have any injury concerns at this time.
Russia: Russia also have no injury fresh injury concerns ahead of MW3.
Denmark: Denmark have no new injury problems this week.
Finland: Finland have not reported any problems with their squad at the time of writing.
Belgium: Thorgan Hazard will miss Belgium’s final group game of the tournament with a knock:
Thorgan Hazard suffered a knock on his knee against Denmark. He didn’t train yesterday. https://t.co/lqNitr7PYY
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) June 20, 2021
Top 3 players to pick: Yarmolenko, De Bruyne, Lukaku
Andriy Yarmolenko, Ukraine (8.5m)
Whilst there are a number of players whose involvement in MW3 is up in the air due to their team’s position in their respective groups, Andriy Yarmolenko should not be one of them.
The winger has had a fantastic tournament so far, which has seen him score two goals and provide one assist in two outings.
And, unlike the Netherlands, Ukraine cannot afford to rest any players in their final outing of Group C.
This comes with Ukraine beginning the match week 2nd, but only above their upcoming opponents Austria due to them scoring more goals.
As a result, it is very hard to see Ukraine resting their star man for such a big clash. And whilst Monday may prove a tight game, any and all goals from Ukraine are expected to involve Yarmolenko.
Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium (10.5m)
Kevin De Bruyne marked his return from injury with a bang, providing a goal and an assist to secure Belgium the win over Denmark.
And whilst some players may indeed be rested for the Red Devils this week, that is unlikely to be De Bruyne.
The midfielder has only played 45 minutes at the tournament so far, meaning he should still be pretty fresh.
Romelu Lukaku, Belgium (11m)
Our final pick of the day is Romelu Lukaku. This pick is a bit more of a risk than the two aforementioned players due to the striker having played every minute at Euro 2020 so far.
However, outside of Lukaku, Belgium do not have any real quality up top, with Christian Benteke and Michy Batshuayi his backups.
So, whilst Roberto Martinez may take him off if the game is going well after an hour or so, it is hard to see Lukaku not starting vs Finland.
Captain of the day: Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium
If Lukaku were to be a nailed-on starter, he would likely prove a solid option.
But, given the circumstances, it does look as though Kevin De Bruyne could be the wiser choice.