Consider your one free transfer with these McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy tips for forwards in Round 2 of Russia 2018’s official fantasy football.
Your wildcard allows you to make unlimited transfers in any Round you choose – your best bet might be Round 3 when teams either rotate players or aim to qualify from their group.
You’ll get another lot of unlimited transfers for Round 4 with the start of the knockout phase, so don’t ring the changes too much in Round 2.
Nevertheless, with in-Round substitutions potentially supplementing your points tally, it’s worth having bargains on the bench and you’ll require value for money elsewhere to afford these.
Bearing this in mind, recommended picks include players from Uruguay, Spain, England, France, Mexico and Iceland.
Edison Cavani, URU – 9.5m
A full 1m cheaper than striker partner Luis Suárez, Cavani could prove a bargain even at that price if he turns it on against a Saudi Arabia side that lost 5-0 to Russia.
Uruguay’s 5.5m Giorgian De Arrascaeta could also be a real bargain for this one, but after being subbed off before their winner against Egypt it remains to be seen if he’ll start.
Diego Costa, ESP – 9m
Scored twice in the 3-3 thriller against Portugal and will be key to unlocking an Iran defence that’s likely to offer stern resistance.
Raheem Sterling, ENG – 9m
If you need England attacking coverage for their game with Panama but can’t afford Harry Kane, Sterling’s your man.
Olivier Giroud, FRA – 9m
Helped France to a win against Australia after arriving as a substitute, so keep an eye out for whether he’s likely to start against Peru.
Even if he doesn’t, he’s got a great record of goals from off the bench.
Hirving Lozano, MEX – 8m
The man nicknamed Chucky confirmed his exciting potential with a goal against Germany, so he could pose plenty of problems for South Korea.
Alfreð Finnbogason, ISL – 6.5m
Bloodied Argentina’s noses with an equalising goal for Iceland, and next up he faces a Nigeria team that looked uninspiring against Croatia.
Be warned – only make multiple transfers if you think they’re likely to help you at least recover the four-point hit you’ll take for each one.
Good luck and happy selecting!