Europa League has grown in stature year in, year out. It’s developed into one of the competitions where the continent’s most prominent teams compete to win. A similar sort of interest has developed in fantasy football.
In 2023, the Europa League had its own heroes. These have been players capable of deciding game results through their individual performances. Furthermore, clubs like Bayer Leverkusen or Seville have provided some of the competition’s biggest surprises.
With this in mind, it’s time to look at the top performers of the UEL across fantasy football contests organized by FootballCoin.
Most important players of the Semi-finals
As Roma tries to maintain its first-leg lead over Bayer Leverkusen, but the absence of defender Chris Smalling will be acutely felt. The former Manchester United player has been in excellent form in the UEL, earning 341 points in FootballCoin contests.
Teammates and masters of tight defending, Roger Ibanez and Nemanja Matic, will be hoping to make up for Smalling’s absence. Bryan Cristante and Lorenzo Pellegrini have also shown to be marvelously consistent. If Roma does get to the final, they will have been some of the players that contributed most to this success.
Elsewhere, fantasy football fans will look toward Florian Wirtz and defenders Piero Hincapie and Edmond Tapsoba to help Leverkusen pull off an upset.
Meanwhile, Italian giants Juventus have had to deal with all sorts of issues this past season. Winning the UEL would offer some consolation. The Serie A club will depend heavily on Angel Di Maria. The World Cup champion has earned 232 points in the competitions fantasy football contests.
Sevilla FC has been the surprise package of this year’s UEL, given their poor domestic performance. Looking for a masterful midfielder? Look no further than Croatian’s Ivan Rakitic who has earned 200 points this season.
Furthermore, Sevilla has some serious firepower up front, with attackers Marcus Acuna, Youssef En-Nesyri, and Lucas Ocampos providing significant threats.
The Europa League’s brand has developed into a powerful one, outside of the fame of the Champions League. Whichever club wins the competition, they’ll be added to an impressive list of famous teams that have done so.