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Top Defenders to Consider for UCL Fantasy Quarterfinals 1st Leg

Updated: Apr 11

Budget Defenders for Quarterfinals 1st Leg – Matchday 9:

Antonio Silva (4.3m, Benfica)

  • Good budget option for just 4.3 million

  • Good at recovering balls and offers attacking threat from set pieces

  • High chance of a clean sheet against Inter – Benfica is second for clean sheet probabilities (35 %) in Matchday 9.

Ake (4.4m, Manchester City)

  • Not as reliable as Ederson, but a good option for defensive coverage

  • Not a certain starter, but has potential to score and also conceded against Bayern

Otamendi (4.9m, Benfica)

  • Great budget enabler with goal threat from set pieces

  • High clean sheet odds in Matchday 9 and top for balls recovered in the game

Mid Priced Options for Quarterfinals 1st Leg – Matchday 9:

Upamecano (5.0m, Bayern)

  • A sure starter for Bayern and a good pick for their amazing defense this season

  • Cancelo and Davies could get rotated, so Upamecano is a reliable choice

Di Lorenzo (5.2m, Napoli)

  • Excellent option with good fixture and solid clean sheet potential against Milan

  • Offers attacking threat and is good at recovering balls

  • The top scoring player in the game with 1G+4A in Seria A and 2G+2A in the Champions League

Grimaldo (5.3m, Benfica)

  • A lot of good picks in the Benfica defense (Vlachodimos, Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo)

  • Explosive player with high attacking threat and the second top-scoring UCL Fantasy defender in the game

Premium Defenders for Quarterfinals 1st leg – Matchday 9:

Ben Chilwell (5.4m, Chelsea)

  • Back from injury and a good option for attacking points

  • Involved in Chelsea's goals with 1G+2A in Premier League this season

Davies (5.4m, Bayern)

  • Good option with great defensive record in the current Champions League campaign

  • 1 goal and 4 assists this season in Bundesliga

Bastoni (5.5m, Inter)

  • Solid defensively with 5 clean sheets in 8 matches in the current Champions League season

  • Could be a tight match against Benfica, with a clean sheet at one end

Militao (5.5m, Real Madrid)

  • Offers attacking threat after set pieces and good at recovering balls

  • Real Madrid is top for clean sheet odds in Matchday 9, good for defensive coverage against Chelsea's struggles in attack

Reece James (6.2m, Chelsea)

  • Explosive player back from injury and a solid differential pick

Cancelo (6.6m, Tottenham)

  • Plays as a wingback and has potential to be very explosive

  • 2 goals and 2 assists in last 4 matches for Bayern and Portugal

When selecting a defender in UCL Fantasy, consider:

  • Clean sheet potential

  • Attacking potential

  • Balls recovered potential

  • Look for defenders that satisfy at least 2 of these 3 criteria.

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