Best Midfielders to pick in EURO 2024 Fantasy

euro 2024 fantasy midfielders
euro 2024 fantasy midfielders

In this article, we will look at the best midfielders to pick for your EURO 2024 Fantasy team in the Matchday 1.

We look at each price bracket: budget defenders, midpriced picks, and premium options for MD1.

How to pick best midfielders in EURO 2024 Fantasy

Also, let’s look at some criteria when picking the best midfielders for your EURO fantasy team.

When selecting best midfielders for your squad you should consider:

  • If you pick a premium midfielder, make sure he is also a good captaincy option.
  • If you pick a cheap midfielder (less than 5.5 million), make sure he is good at balls recovered, or that he is a talisman for his nation
  • Form and fixtures are also important parts of your decision-making process
  • Consider probabilities when picking midfielders. Let bookies any time goalscorer odds to help you with that.
  • Make sure you have all playing midfielders and no non-starters in your team – you can sub off players when they blank for a player who is yet to play. Read more about substitutions here.
  • Think about the structure of your midfield. It could be something like:
    • 9.5m (premium captaincy option)
    • 8.5m (with high goalscoring odds)
    • 7m (talisman)
    • 6.5m (differential with good fixture)
    • 5m (defensive mid good at balls recovered)

Budget midfielders (4.5m – 6m)

Chakvetadze (4.5m, Georgia) – 2.5/10

  • an attacking midfielder (playing in the front 3 for Georgia) with 1G + 3A in Qualifiers
  • however he is injury doubt
  • you have to rely more on attacking returns from him – not on balls recovered as with other cheap midfielders

Holeš (5m, Czech Republic) – 3/10

  • One of your go to options if you are searching for a cheap budget midfielder who will get extra points for balls recovered
  • 56 balls recovered in 8 Qualifying games – 7 balls recovered per match
  • but do not expect attacking returns

Adam Čerin (5m, Slovenia) – 2/10

  • if you are looking for a cheap differential among midfielders, he could be your man
  • Could be an option for managers who plan to use limitless in Matchday 3, as Slovenia has OK fixtures in MD1 and MD2, so you would sell him on limitless widlcard in MD3
  • 1G + 3A in Qualifiers, although he had pretty poor season for Panathinaikos

Gudelj (5m, Serbia) – 3/10

  • similar pick as Holeš, good at balls recovered
  • 58 balls recovered in 8 Qualifying games – 7.25 balls recovered per match
  • also a defensive MID, so do not expect attacking returns

Vitinha (6m, Portugal) – 5.5/10

  • he was superb in balls recovered in R16 in the Champions League
  • Occasional attacking threat, registered 7G + 4A in Ligue 1 for PSG this season

Souček (6m, Czech Republic) – 6/10

  • one of key players for Czech Republic, 3G + 1A in Qualifiers
  • He is getting forward a lot when playing for his country, and he is big threat from set pieces
  • Should get few extra points for balls recovered, although in Qualifiers he was recovering just 4.6 balls per games

Mid-priced midfielders (6.5m – 8m)

Rodri (6.5m, Spain) – 5/10

  • good at balls recovered
  • occasional goal threat
  • on penalties
  • He could slowly rack up points for balls recovered and odds assist/goal
  • But tough group for Spain

Calhanoglu (6.5m, Turkey) – 6/10

  • he could be a good one week punt in the Matchday 1 fixture against Georgia
  • on set pieces
  • great season for Inter with 13G + 3A in Seria A
  • from UCL Fantasy we know he can get extra 1 or 2 points for balls recovered

Rice (6.5m, England) – 4.5/10

  • Rice should not be overlooked, as he was pretty good at balls recovered in Qualifiers
  • Most balls recovered of all England players – 49 in 8 matches, which is 6.13 on average per game
  • 1G in Qualifiers for England, but solid season for Arsenal with 7G + 8A in Premier League this season

McTominay (6.5m, Scotland) – 4/10

  • outstanding goal record in Qualifiers – 7G + 1A (5th best goalscorer in Qualifiers of all players)
  • He is playing in advanced position for Scotland, not as a defensive MID, so he is not getting points for balls recovered, so you would have to rely on attacking returns
  • very tough MD1 fixture (against Germany), but an option from MD2 onwards

Sabitzer (6.5m, Austria) – 6/10

  • a talisman for Austria
  • 4G + 2A in Qualifiers
  • on penalties and set pieces
  • there could be goals at both ends in the MD1 fixture against France

Baumgarner (6.5m, Austria) – 6.5/10

  • in good form, 2G + 1A in friendlies before the tournament
  • his form in Leipzig was a bit poorer, just 5G + 1A in the whole season
  • But still he is a key player for Austria alongside Sabitzer, with 3G + 2A in Qualifiers

Haraslín (6.5m, Slovakia) – 3/10

  • main man for Slovakia
  • Tough fixture in MD1, but could be a differential pick from MD2 onwards in better fixtures
  • 3G + 1A in Qualifiers
  • A good season in the Czech league for Sparta Prague, with 12G + 5A

Szoboszlai (7m, Hungary) – 7/10

  • talisman and main man for Hungary
  • he is on everything for them – Penalties, Set Pieces, Corners
  • 4G + 4A in 8 games in Qualifiers – 1 attacking return per match on average

Kvaratskheila (7m, Georgia) – 5/10

  • another talisman, a key player for Georgia
  • however, Georgia is the biggest outsider of all teams – from all teams that qualified, they have the lowest goals scored per game in Qualifiers of all teams (1.5 goals per game)
  • 4G + 1A in Qualifiers
  • on penalties and set pieces
  • 11G + 6A in Seria A this season for Napoli

Premium midfielders (8.5m – 9.5m)

Phil Foden (9m, England) – 8/10

  • player of the season in Premier League where he registered 19G + 8A
  • England with good group and good fixtures
  • but only 2A in Qualifiers, however, if he replicates his form from Premier League into national team, he could be amazing fantasy asset to own

Bruno Fernandes (9m, Portugal) – 9.5/10

  • he was superb for Portugal in Qualifiers and has amazingly strong end of the season in Premier League
  • can also get a few points for balls recovered – 3.5 balls recovered per game on average in Qualifiers
  • 6G + 8A in 10 games in Qualifiers

Jude Bellingham (9.5m, England) – 8.5/10

  • the most owned midfielder currently
  • has very strong season for Real Madrid, although in the second half of the season his form was a bit weaker
  • 19G + 6A in La Liga this season
  • but just 1 assist for England in Qualifiers


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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