Best Benfica players to pick in UCL Fantasy (2023/24)

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Which Benfica players should you consider for your Fantasy Champions League team in the new 2023/24 season?

This article is part of the series: UCL Fantasy Matchday 1: Tips, Best Picks & Captain

Best Benfica players for UCL Fantasy 2023/24

Samuel Soares (4.0m, Goalkeeper) – 1/10

  • Now likely not an option for our UCL Fantasy teams, as Benfica bought Trubin from Sachtar and he already start the last game for Benfica
  • Vlachodimos joined Nottingham Forest and Soeares should be now the number-one Benfica goalkeeper
  • Benfica players were an amazing source of points in the previous season, however, they kept only 2 clean sheets
  • OK group for Benfica, there is a potential for a few clean sheets against Salzburg or Real Sociedad, although Salzburg is an attacking team that tends to score almost against everyone, in the previous campaign they scored in 5/6 of group stage games

Otamendi (5.0m, Defender) – 6/10

  • Top for balls recovered in the last season, historically do very well in balls recovered
  • offers a slight goal threat after set pieces
  • but he is getting too many yellow cards

Joao Neves (4.5m, Midfielder) – 1/10

  • budget enabler
  • started 4/5 of matches for Benfica this season.
  • Defensive mid, so expect points for balls recovered but not attacking returns.

Joao Mario (8m, Midfielder) – 4/10

  • a hero from the previous Champions League season, where he delivered in almost every game and was even a captaincy option
  • A price rise to 8m might be too much, as there are many other midfielders in a similar price range that could do well
  • But still the main man for Benfica
  • On Penalties
  • 17G + 7A in Liga Portugal in last season, however, he is yet to register an attacking return this season
  • The lack of form is a bit worrying and considered his increased price, he will likely not be in many fantasy teams this season

Rafa Silva (8.5m, Forward) – 5/10

  • the man in form among Benfica players
  • similarly priced as Joao Mario (8m), but Rafa Silva is in better form with 3G + 4A in 6 games for Benfica this season
  • tricky fixture on Matchday 1 against Salzburg, but there could be goals at both ends

Di Maria (8m, Forward) – 3.5/10

  • has also solid form with 5G + 1A in 6 matches
  • Historically tends to do well in the Champions League

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Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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