Andriy Yarmolenko – Ukraine

Andriy Yarmolenko

The Dynamo Kiev winger is central to Ukraine’s chances of doing anything in the tournament. Their counter-attacking system relies on Yarmolenko, along with Konoplyanka on the opposite side, cutting open opposition defences on the break.

Yarmolenko has been strongly linked with a move to Premiership side, Everton. Kiev have slapped a £25m price tag on his head.

Cesc Fabregas – Spain

Cesc Fabregas

Fabregas became a regular central midfield starter for Spain after the retirement of Xavi Hernandez and Xabi Alonso in 2014. Alongside Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, Cesc is the beating heart of del Bosque’s side.

In the build up to the tournament, Fabregas has spoken at length about his and the squad’s desire to banish memories of their poor showing at World Cup 2014, and retain the European Championship.