Expert team thoughts for Matchday 2

The new round of World cup Fantasy is just around the corner. In fact, it is just under 24 hours before Matchday 2 begins. For that reason, we have brought in Fantasy Football Scout and Fantasy Football Community contributor @FPLReactions (Louis) for his expert team thoughts for Matchday 2.

Looking at expert team thoughts for Matchday 2 can be very helpful to other World Cup Fantasy managers. Looking into the thoughts of @FPLReaction can aid with key factors like transfers, chip strategy and captaincy preparations.

@FPLReaction’s team

At the time of writing, some of my players are yet to play in Matchday 1. For that reason, those same players have not had their Matchday 2 fixture updated. The untested theory of utilising a wildcard to build a team in Matchday 2 and Matchday 3 is a concern.

Due to the above and my team looking in fairly good shape, I have decided against activating the wildcard until Matchday 3. It is likely I navigate Matchday 2 with my free transfers.


  • I made two free transfers in Matchday 1 with Matchday 2 in mind. I transferred out Wahbi Khazri (who did not start) for Daichi Kamada for his game against Germany and his Matchday 2 fixture against Costa Rica.
  • My second transfer was also made with Matchday 2 in mind. I sold Steven Bergwijn for Mohammed Kudus who plays against South Korea in the round ahead.
  • When Matchday 2 begins I will have two free transfers. They could be used for either Jaokim Maehle and Ronaldo or Skov Olsen and Ronaldo.
  • I will be looking to target Memphis Depay for his fixture against Ecuador. Depay is relentless when playing for his country and takes penalties.
  • I am debating my options. I will replace either Maehle or Skov Olsen and there are plenty of options available to do that.
  • The three main captaincy candidates for Matchday 2 are Lionel Messi, Kevin De Bruyne and Neymar.

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