Use your transfers shrewdly with these McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy tips for midfielders in the quarter-finals of Russia 2018’s official fantasy football.
With only eight teams remaining, you may now have up to five players from each side – keep this in mind when using your three free transfers.
You can make further transfers on top of these if you like, but you’ll incur a four-point penalty for each one.
Now for the recommended midfielder picks, including players from Brazil, Croatia, England, Russia and Sweden.
Paulinho/Willian, BRA – 8.5m/8.4m
Philippe Coutinho may be the obvious choice, but these two are cheaper and they both offer goal threats.
Belgium will be a stern test but their defence is leaky, so there are goals to be had here.
Is there a case to be made for including all three? Don’t rule it out.
Luka Modrić, CRO – 9.1m
Although he missed a penalty against Denmark, he stepped up to score one in the shootout so might not lose his status as first-choice taker.
His brilliant through-ball also lead to the penalty’s award, demonstrating his assist potential against Russia.
Jesse Lingard, ENG – 7.6m
One of the cheapest goal-scoring midfielders remaining at the World Cup, he’ll be a bargain if he nets against Sweden.
Aleksandr Golovin, RUS – 6.6m
Reportedly a Chelsea target, Russia’s set piece specialist will be a better bet than Denis Cheryshev if the latter starts on the bench again.
Viktor Claesson, SWE – 5.5m
Another set piece specialist, Claesson also has goals in him so he’s potentially a real bargain at that price.
Good luck and happy selecting!