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EURO 2020 Fantasy Football: Limitless squad for quarter-finals

Assets from England, Italy and Spain all feature prominently in a potential squad for managers playing their Limitless Wildcard on Matchday 5.

For those Fantasy managers tempted to utilise the Limitless chip on Matchday 5, UEFA.com suggests a potential high-value squad.

English, Italian and Spanish assets all feature significantly in the recommended Matchday 5 Limitless squad, while there is also representation from Belgium, Denmark and Switzerland.

Pick your EURO 2020 Fantasy squad

EURO 2016 highlights: Belgium 0-2 Italy
EURO 2016 highlights: Belgium 0-2 Italy

Goalkeepers

Italy have continued to prove themselves as a notoriously strong side defensively at UEFA EURO 2020, keeping clean sheets in all three group stage games before conceding just once in the round of 16. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (€5.7m) therefore should be considered an automatic selection in any Limitless squad as the Azzurri look to secure a 12th shut-out in their last 13 matches.

However, if Italy do concede then England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (€5.7m) represents a more than adequate second option. Following their 2-0 victory over Germany, the Three Lions are now the only side remaining not to have let in a goal over the course of the competition.

England's 2012 winner against Ukraine
England's 2012 winner against Ukraine

Defenders

With Fantasy managers now able to pick five players per country, there is room for England defenders with centre-back John Stones (€5.7m) and full-back Luke Shaw (€6.1m) both making the cut. Stones provides an attacking threat from set-pieces whilst Shaw supplied an assist in the round of 16, setting up England's opening goal.

Italy defender Leonardo Spinazzola (€5.6m), despite not posting a clean sheet on Matchday 4, registered his second assist of the tournament. With 20 points accrued across his three appearances, the attack-minded left-back's selection speaks for itself.

Watch 2004 Baroš Czech double against Denmark
Watch 2004 Baroš Czech double against Denmark

Another attacking defender, Joakim Mæhle (€4.7m), also makes the squad off the back of scoring on successive matchdays for Denmark whilst Aymeric Laporte (€6.2m) rounds off the defence. However, with teamsheets for Spain's game against Switzerland available before the Fantasy transfer deadline, Laporte is worth switching out for the more attacking Jordi Alba (€6.2m) should the Barcelona full-back be restored to the starting line-up.

Midfielders

After notching his second goal of the finals in Belgium's round of 16 win over Portugal, Thorgan Hazard (€8.1m) earns a place in our Limitless squad for the quarter-finals. With brother Eden and fellow midfielder Kevin De Bruyne significant injury doubts for the Red Devils, the Dortmund man could be the creative force required to break down the Italian defence.

Spain team-mates quiz
Spain team-mates quiz

Two other midfielders who shone on Matchday 4 were Spain's Ferran Torres (€8.1m) and Raheem Sterling (€9.7m) of England. After a goal and an assist against Croatia, Torres has now racked up three attacking returns over the course of the last two matchdays, whilst Sterling's goal against Germany was his third strike of the tournament.

Despite having not achieved an attacking return in the epic win against France, Xherdan Shaqiri (€7.4m) remains one of Switzerland's most dangerous attacking outlets, as he proved on Matchday 3 when two goals helped him plunder 13 Fantasy points against Turkey.

Insigne on Italy's feelgood factor
Insigne on Italy's feelgood factor

Completing the allocation of midfielders in the Limitless squad is Italy's Lorenzo Insigne (€8.6m). Although the speedy attacker has failed to find the net since the opening night of the tournament, it has not been for the lack of trying. Playing on the left side of a front three, there is no doubt the Napoli man will be in the thick of the action for Italy once again from an attacking perspective.

Forwards

As mentioned earlier, the potential absences of Eden Hazard and De Bruyne mean that Belgium will be relying on other players to offer the spark needed by the Red Devils to advance to the semis. Romelu Lukaku (€11.3m) is the highest-owned player in the EURO Fantasy player base at 57%. Lukaku has already scored three times at the championship and if Roberto Martínez's side are to overcome Italy, they require a star performance from their talismanic striker.

Kane on 'amazing day' for England
Kane on 'amazing day' for England

After getting off the mark against Germany last time out, Harry Kane (€11.5m) will be full of confidence and desperate to back that up by hitting the target once again in the quarter-finals. England tackle a Ukraine side who have failed to keep a clean sheet in their four matches so far and Kane, who's also the England penalty taker, looks an essential inclusion in any Limitless squad.

The final space is reserved for Álvaro Morata (€9.1m). Spain play a Switzerland team who have shipped eight goals from their four fixtures, the most of any country remaining in the tournament. With that in mind, Morata seems an ideal selection as he endeavours to add to his two goals.