Use your transfers shrewdly with these McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy tips for midfielders in the semi-finals of Russia 2018’s official fantasy football.
With only four teams remaining, you may now have up to six players from each side – keep this in mind when using your five 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.
And remember – the two losing semi-finalists will contest a third place playoff, so each team still has to play twice.
Now for the recommended midfielder picks, including players from Belgium, England and Croatia.
Kevin De Bruyne/Marouane Fellaini, BEL – 9.8m/7m
If De Bruyne remains in the attacking role that he fulfilled in the win over Brazil then he’s arguably the outstanding midfield choice, albeit the costliest.
Fellaini is an interesting one, though – his role against Brazil was largely defensive but if Belgium need a goal you can be sure they’ll throw him into the box.
6.9m Nacer Chadli also has a goal in him, although he’s likely to be playing as a wing-back if he starts.
Dele Alli/Jesse Lingard, ENG – 8.9m/7.6m
Alli finally got off the mark with a goal against Sweden, so he might be coming into form at just the right time.
Lingard is cheaper and has a goal and two assists from this World Cup so far, so he looks the better choice if budgetary constraints are a factor.
There’s a decent case to be made for including both, mind.
Luka Modrić, CRO – 9.1m
Still Croatia’s key man and plays a more attacking role for his country than he does for Real Madrid, but it’s unclear if he’s still on penalties.
Nevertheless, his threat is considerable and he has plenty of potential for getting assists.
Good luck and happy selecting!