Euro 2024

Euro 2024 Fantasy team previews: Switzerland

Our Euro 2024 Fantasy team previews continue apace with Switzerland.

The Swiss are in a tough group but will be buoyed by their Euro 2020 showing, when they overcame France and made it through to the quarter-finals.

In these country-by-country guides, we’ll be looking at the best players from each nation, taking a stab at predicted line-ups, reviewing the road to Germany and more.

To do this, we’ll be calling on the help of correspondents from each country.

Here, we enlist the assistance of X user and Swiss national Mertens_Is_Life.

All prices given are from the official Fantasy Euro 2024 game.

THE ROAD TO QUALIFICATION

PostTeamPWDLGFGADiffPts
1Romania10640165+1122
2Switzerland104512211+1117
3Israel104331111015
4Belarus10334914-512
5Kosovo102531010011
6Andorra10028320-172

Switzerland are growing in pedigree as an international force. They first appeared in this competition at Euro ’96 and the Schweizer Nati are now looking forward to their sixth appearance in the competition, after a best-ever finish last time out, when they reached the quarter-finals.

Switzerland qualified for the short trip to Germany with one match to spare when a 1-1 draw with Kosovo ensured they finished as runners-up in their group behind Romania.

They came through largely thanks to a strong start to their campaign, smashing Belarus and Israel 5-0 and 3-0 respectively before making it three wins on the spin with a 2-1 victory over Andorra.

Thereafter their momentum slowed as they managed only one win in their next six matches, but their fifth draw of the campaign proved enough to see them over the line. A 1-0 reverse against Romania in their final match was academic.

Murat Yakin can count on players of class and experience such as Yann Sommer (€5.0m), Manuel Akanji (€5.0m), Granit Xhaka (€6.0m) and Xherdan Shaqiri (€6.5m) – proven winners who will not be fazed by the prospect of facing Germany, Hungary and Scotland.


QUALIFICATION IN NUMBERS

  • Most starts: Manuel Akanji, Granit Xhaka (10)
  • Most goals: Zeki Amdouni (6)
  • Most assists: Xherdan Shaqiri (3)
  • Clean sheets: 3 from 10

UNDERLYING STATS

RECORD SINCE QUALIFYING

DateCompetitionOppositionResultScoreGoalscorersAssists
23 MarchFriendlyDenmark (a)D0-0
26 MarchFriendlyRepublic of Ireland (a)W1-0ShaqiriAmdouni
4 JuneFriendlyEstonia (h)W4-0Zuber, Amdouni, Elvedi, Shaqiri penAmdouni, Schar, Vargas
8 JuneFriendlyAustria (h)D1-1WidmerVargas

Switzerland have played four times since qualifying for Euro 2024.

They shared a goalless draw with Denmark before beating Republic of Ireland 1-0 in Dublin courtesy of Shaqiri’s 30th international goal.

Switzerland warmed up for Euro 2024 with a 4-0 victory over Estonia, before playing out a 1-1 draw with Austria on Saturday.

The Swiss have lost only once since December 2022, when they were knocked out of the World Cup by Portugal at the Round of 16 stage. Their dead-rubber defeat to Romania has been their only reverse in 14 matches.


MOST RECENT INTERNATIONAL LINE-UPS

04/06/2024 – Estonia (h)

(3-4-2-1): Mvogo; Schar, Akanji, Elvedi; Widmer (Stergiou 61), Freuler (Sierro 46), Xhaka (Aebischer 74), Ndoye (Rieder 61); Shaqiri, Zuber (Vargas 46); Duah (Amdouni 46)

08/06/2024 – Austria (h)

(3-4-2-1): Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji (Stergiou 76), Rodriguez (Zesiger 76); Widmer, Freuler, Xhaka (Sierro 76), Ndoye; Vargas (Okafor 66), Zuber (Aebischer 42); Amdouni (Shaqiri 67)


GROUP FIXTURES

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  • 15 June: Hungary
  • 19 June: Scotland
  • 23 June: Germany

HOW FAR WILL THEY GET?

“The last 16. I don’t expect us to top the group, so if we finish second we will then have to play against the second-placed team from the group of Spain, Italy, Croatia and Albania.

“So, it’s definitely not an easy task. However, I can see us finishing second or third in the group and we can be a tough opponent for anyone.” – Mertens_Is_Life


STRENGTHS

“Switzerland love to play in tournaments and are usually tough to beat. Giants like Spain, France and Brazil have struggled to win against us in the last few years, so don’t expect us to lose big against Germany.

“We have a solid defence with an amazing shot stopper in Sommer.” – Mertens_Is_Life


WEAKNESSES

“Since the arrival of Yakin they have lost their consistency. They struggle to create good chances in attack and without Embolo it’s going to be even more difficult to score goals.” – Mertens_Is_Life


BEST EURO 2024 FANTASY PLAYERS: SWITZERLAND

Xherdan Shaqiri (€6.5m): He is the focal point of our attack, on nearly all set pieces and nailed. With the uncertainty of minutes in the attack, he is the only one with guaranteed minutes. Also he loves to perform at these tournaments.

Yann Sommer (€5.0m) is a great shot stopper with an incredible season at Inter. He always turns up for the national team and has a crazy good penalty record.

Manuel Akanji (€5.0m)/Fabian Schar (€4.5m): Another route into the defence where there are points for recoveries. Akanji also offers a decent attacking threat from set pieces, which could be important as I don’t see many goals through open play. However, if Schar is likely to start I like him more. He has better attacking threat and an outside chance of going for a penalty. But of course there is a minutes risk.” – Mertens_Is_Life


FAN’S PREDICTED LINE-UP

(3-4-2-1): Sommer; Rodriguez, Akanji, Elvedi; Widmer, Xhaka, Freuler, Ndoye; Shaqiri, Vargas; Okafor


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57 Comments Post a Comment
  1. @FPL__Engineer
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 3 hours ago

    £40+ for FPL content the world has gone mad

  2. The Knights Template
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 2 hours ago

    Sometimes I confuse Shaqiri with Shakira!

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 2 hours ago

      Calves don't lie!

  3. The Mentaculus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 2 hours ago

    Are Switzerland really as solid as we used to expect? A few eyebrow-raising qualifying results:
    2-2 v Romania
    2-2 v Kosovo
    3-3 v Belarus
    1 clean sheet in their final 7 qualifiers.

    Thinking about this mainly from the perspective of Hungary attackers (I might have 2)

  4. The Knights Template
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 2 hours ago

    I’ve been to Switzerland too, to Zurich. I wanted to open a junior savers bank account so I could say I had a Swiss bank account! Huzzah!

  5. azz007
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Appreciate RMT

    Costa Moldovan
    Faes Dumfries Theo DiMarco Mittlestad
    Kdb Bruno Calhonglu Wirtz Jorginho
    Kane Mbappe Chiesa

    1. fenixri
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Solid, but I dont like Italian attack

      1. azz007
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Only for Match day 1 vs Albania good odd

        Wc md2
        LL md3

        1. fenixri
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          Still they look clueless in attack. I can see Albania holding 0-0.

          1. azz007
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            Worth a punt still. Albania just as bad as Georgia.

            Who else is viable for 7.5m

            1. Chockky
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 55 mins ago

              szoboszlai at 7m i expect to do well in group stages

            2. fenixri
              • 8 Years
              14 days, 43 mins ago

              Depay, Hojlund, Havertz, Dovbyk all better MD1 picks for me

          2. Udogie-style
              14 days, 42 mins ago

              Italy are slow starters but don't let friendlies put you off - they won't be in the winning mentality until they know there is something at stake in an actual Euro 24 match.

        2. Winston.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          This

          1. azz007
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 53 mins ago

            This as in?

    2. fenixri
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Is Vargas viable option in mid for 6mil?

      1. Mirror Man
          14 days, 47 mins ago

          Depends who he is, who he plays for, how he plays, and how nailed he is.

          1. fenixri
            • 8 Years
            14 days, 42 mins ago

            Helpful, ty 😀

          2. The Knights Template
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 42 mins ago

            Viva lost Vargas!

            1. Mirror Man
                13 days, 23 hours ago

                Yurt

        • No Kane No Gain
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          How often can I change the captain during the matchday?! Is it just the once like the World Cup fantasy or can I do it multiple times until matchday over?! Thanks

          1. azz007
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            Once per matchaday. Not per game

          2. fenixri
            • 8 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            Everyday inside matchday one captain before matches start.

            For example you have Havertz on friday and he blanks, you can switch it to Morata before kick off of first game that day.

            1. No Kane No Gain
              • 5 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Can you do that every day?!

              1. The Knights Template
                • 10 Years
                14 days, 1 hour ago

                Sounds like a massive hassle.

              2. fenixri
                • 8 Years
                14 days, 41 mins ago

                Yes, you have 5 captains on md1, that is why balanced team is the way to go. First find yourself good 5 captains and then fill the rest.

            2. No Kane No Gain
              • 5 Years
              14 days, 52 mins ago

              Can captain be switched multiple times in matchday or just switch captaincy once per matchday is what I wanted to know ?!

              1. Chockky
                • 6 Years
                14 days, 50 mins ago

                once a day before fixtures

              2. Mirror Man
                  14 days, 48 mins ago

                  Pick one captain per day as in Friday, Saturday, Sunday etc. Can't pick two captains on the same day as in early kickoff then change to late kickoff. So 5 captain max per round.

                • Charlie Price
                  • 3 Years
                  14 days, 44 mins ago

                  Please remember a ‘Matchday’ can last several days. For instance Matchday 1 runs from 14 - 18 June. You can change your captain on each of those days but only before the kick off of the first game on that day. Hope that makes sense.

                  1. No Kane No Gain
                    • 5 Years
                    14 days, 41 mins ago

                    Yes perfect thanks. It’s becuase on the World Cup once they capped it at 1 captain change per matchday and previously was unlimited to once per day at the tournaments before

                    1. fenixri
                      • 8 Years
                      14 days, 35 mins ago

                      Qatar fantasy game was disaster.

          3. Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            A. Kane + Shaqiri/Rodri or
            B. Lukaku + Saka ?

            1. Chockky
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 58 mins ago

              if saka is fit i think B will score better

            2. Men in green tights
              • 5 Years
              14 days, 49 mins ago

              Think Lukaku will score more than Kane so next choice is which mid , again I think Shaqiri/rodri will score more than Saka buts that's just my opinion.

            3. Udogie-style
                14 days, 44 mins ago

                I think Lukaku outscores everyone in GW1, so B.

            4. Udogie-style
                14 days, 45 mins ago

                Best combo from these?
                A) Verbruggen, Theo Hernandes, Xhaka
                B) Lunin, VVD, Jorginho

                I will already have Dumfries and Xavi Simons from Holland in the team either way.
                Cheers.

                1. Winston.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  14 days, 33 mins ago

                  A

              • Berkshire Hafaway-Line
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 39 mins ago

                If Ten Haag never answers the phone he can't be fired. Your move Man Utd.

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 10 Years
                  14 days, 37 mins ago

                  What if he just answers ‘eh’ to every query?

                  1. Mirror Man
                      13 days, 23 hours ago

                      "Erik, we need to talk"
                      "Eh?*
                      "Eh?"
                      "Eh..hah, eh Eh haheh eh"
                      "I'm sorry, what?"
                      "Eh"
                      "Oh forget it. Good luck on Saturday in the Champions League final"

                  2. Holmes
                    • 10 Years
                    14 days, 34 mins ago

                    They can always send a pigeon.

                2. The Knights Template
                  • 10 Years
                  14 days, 38 mins ago

                  Ginter and Gunter nailed?

                3. Holmes
                  • 10 Years
                  14 days, 35 mins ago

                  Who are the balls recovery monsters?

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 10 Years
                    14 days, 30 mins ago

                    Shakira.

                    1. The Knights Template
                      • 10 Years
                      14 days, 29 mins ago

                      Mine balls have only just recovered!

                      1. The Knights Template
                        • 10 Years
                        14 days, 25 mins ago

                        Now safely ensconced in mine ornate codpiece!

                        1. Mirror Man
                            13 days, 23 hours ago

                            Ever thought of an alternative usage for said codpiece and if so what was it?

                            I've been wondering for a while now. Thanks.

                        2. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
                          • 3 Years
                          14 days, 21 mins ago

                          Still haven't recovered from Felicity Scully teaching me how to 0800 REVERSE

                  2. Apollo Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    14 days, 22 mins ago

                    A. Trossard and Faes

                    B. Wirtz and Guehi

                    1. Udogie-style
                        14 days, 20 mins ago

                        B

                      • Mirror Man
                          13 days, 23 hours ago

                          I don't like flies but I like England defenders even less. So flies it is.

                          1. Apollo Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            13 days, 23 hours ago

                            Wirtz or Trossard then?

                      • Dotherightthing
                        • 8 Years
                        13 days, 23 hours ago

                        A - Lukaku and Foden
                        B - Kane and Rodri

                        I’ve got 0.5 in bank
                        Thanx

                        1. GreennRed
                          • 12 Years
                          13 days, 23 hours ago

                          A

                          1. Men in green tights
                            • 5 Years
                            13 days, 22 hours ago

                            A