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Champions League Fantasy: Defenses for all budgets |  Champions League

Champions League Fantasy: Defenses for all budgets | Champions League

From pricier defenders to budget gems, covers the defenders in #UCLfantasy, presented by Playstation.

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Distinctive options

Theo Hernandez (6.5 million euros) He’s the only defender in this price range, but being the most expensive defender in the #UCLfantasy doesn’t seem to have affected his popularity, as the AC Milan full-back is currently the most owned player in his position. Theo has already scored in Serie A this season and will face Newcastle in one of the early matches on day one.

Not far from Theo Hernandez in terms of coaches betting on him is Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies. (6.0 million euros)Which appears in more than a quarter of the templates. The Canadian provided two assists in the Champions League last season, and three in three Bundesliga matches in 2023/24.

Another attacking full-back is very popular, such as Paris player Achraf Hakimi (6.0 million euros) Signing on loan from Barcelona Joao Cancelo (6.0 million euros) who recorded a wonderful offensive performance last season and has a large number of owners.

Moderately priced options

With eight clean sheets, three assists, 44 ball recoveries and a Man of the Match award in the last Champions League, it’s easy to see why. Alessandro Bastoni (5.5 million euros) It is one of the most popular mid-priced defenders. His colleague at Inter Federico DeMarco (5.5 million euros) – With five assists in 2022/23 – He is also a popular option, while Denzel Dumfries is a super attacking player. (5.5 million euros) He will tempt many fantasy selectors before Day 1.

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However, none of these three defenders are the most sought after in this group, which is an honor that falls to them Robin Dias(5.5 million euros). The Manchester City centre-back made 61 saves in Europe last season, adding one goal and seven clean sheets. Your new companion Joshko Gvardiol (5.5 million euros)He also looks like a tempting option, especially after scoring twice in the Champions League with Leipzig last season.

Benfica centre-back Antonio Silva(5.5 million euros)He was one of the most popular options last season and, despite a slight price increase this time around, could continue to represent excellent value for money if he shows the form that has given him two goals and 61 retrievals in 2022/2.3. It was another popular deal Minjae Kim (5.5 million euros)from Napoli, is now at Bayern and currently appears in 7% of teams.

Economic options

Last season’s finalists are very popular. Nathan Ack(4.5 million euros)from Manchester City, appears in 13% of the teams, while Francesco Acerbi (4.5 million euros)And Matteo Darmian(4.5 million euros), from Inter, is also attracting attention. However, Fantasy coaches must keep in mind that Acerbe is yet to play this season due to a calf injury.

If Newcastle want to succeed in a tough group, getting the ball back could be key, so Sven Botman (4.5 million euros), Fabian Schar (4.5 million euros) And Dan Byrne (4.5 million euros) They are interesting options, while Real Madrid has an economic option of its own Fran Garcia (4.5 million euros)who started all four league matches this season.

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Those looking for a cheap and attacking defender can consider him David Raum (4.5 million euros)who provided two assists in four matches for Leipzig in 2023/24.