- There wasn’t a single clean sheet on Day 6
- Salah was its top points-scorer while Cheryshev went above Ronaldo overall
- Ronaldo, Cavani, Suarez, Isco and Costa are among the Day 7 captain options
Few gambled on Denis Cheryshev (€5.5m) heading into the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy. Those who did were reeling when he began Russia 2018 on the bench. After gatecrashing the Moscow party and enlivening it with a 13-point dance, however, the former Real Madrid winger added seven points to his total in St. Petersburg to outrank The Best FIFA Men’s Player holder and go top of the highest-scoring players’ chart. Over to you, Cristiano…
Russia defenders Mario Fernandes (€5m) and Ilya Kutepov (€4.5m) each got an assist against Egypt to move on to 11 points overall, while Mo Salah (€8.5m) won and scored a penalty to claim a Day 6-high of eight points. Midfielders Shinji Kagawa (€6.5m), Grzegorz Krychowiak (€5.5) and Juan Quintero (€5.5m), and forward Yuya Osako (€6.5m), also got six-plus points.
Change your captain
Round 2 matches will take place over six days, and you can change your captain ahead of each one. Only the player that finishes Round 2 in your armband will score double points.
So, if you have Denis Cheryshev in your armband, you may not want to risk making a change. But if your skipper did not do as well as planned, you probably want to select a new one before the Day 7 deadline (14:00 CET on Wednesday).
Teams boasting Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Hakim Ziyech, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Isco and Diego Costa are in action on Day 7. And if you choose one of them, and he doesn’t do well, you can always change your captain again ahead of the Day 8 deadline (14:00 CET on Thursday).
If a player in your starting XI didn’t perform well, you can substitute him out for a player on your bench who hasn’t yet played. However, if you want to bring in Cavani for Fedor Smolov, you have up until the kick-off of the first game of the day (14:00 CET on Wednesday).