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The Most Promising Goalkeepers for the Sorare Midweek

The football world is buzzing with anticipation as the draw for the Champions League, the Europa League, and the Conference League, group stage has finally been unveiled. With the world's most prestigious club competition back in action, fans, pundits, Sorare managers, and players alike are brimming with excitement, eager to see how the groups have shaped up and which teams will emerge as the favorites on the road to glory. As the stage is set for another unforgettable season of European football, we at Chasing Chilavert will be giving our top picks for goalkeepers for your Sorare Midweek Leagues.

The goalkeepers we've picked are, hopefully, sure starters, and the matchups for the team in general look promising. We've tried to steer away from unpredictable groups like Group F in the Champions League with PSG, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, and Newcastle. Something to keep in mind is that the teams that finish third in their groups will drop down to the tournament below them. Any of those teams in the Europa League is a real contender for the trophy.

The groups are drawn and the stage is set!


UEFA Champions League

Ederson (Manchester City)

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I know, I know, what a completely uninspired pick to start the article. Uninspired yes, it's also one of the more solid selections you'll find in this blog post. With some incredibly difficult groups in this year's Champions League, City seems to have it easy with RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, Young Boys Bern. Gvardiol will face his previous team RB Leipzig. City destroyed Leipzig last season in their last-16 home tie, with Erling Haaland scoring five goals. Time to buy a Haaland or an Alvarez card, as both of them will be racking in the goals in this group.

City's last season was nothing short of historic, nearly claiming every conceivable title. Pep Guardiola's main concern now is managing the potential post-season decompression after such a monumental campaign. If you hold a lot of City cards, watch out for rotations.

Now, let's talk about Ederson. He requires no lengthy introduction – a confirmed starter, possessing exceptional quality, albeit with a higher price tag for his Sorare cards. Ederson is renowned for one of the most powerful legs in football; his long-range passing abilities are nothing short of extraordinary.

Aaron Ramdale (Arsenal)

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Arsenal has been drawn into group B together with Sevilla, PSV and Lens. One of the more interesting groups in this year's Champions League in my opinion.

I was quite hesitant to add Ramsdale to this list. Sure, this is a group that should pose no trouble for Arsenal, but I'm not 100% sure Ramsdale will be the starter. I find it hard to believe backup goalkeeper Raya will only play in the domestic cups. Nonetheless, the good people on Discord also believed Ramsdale would start in the Champions League games.

For Arsenal, returning to the Champions League after seven years, the draw could have been a lot worse: Sevilla is an absolute tournament team no doubt about that. They won the Europa League last year, where they also knocked out PSV. Unfortunately, the start of the competition is once again hopeless. Three games in, three losses, last in La Liga. And they lost Bono to the Middle East as well.

Lens had a good season last year but lost their striker Openda and Fofana and are currently struggling in the first games in Ligue 1.

PSV faced a setback with the sale of Xavi Simons to PSG, who subsequently loaned him to RB Leipzig. Nevertheless, PSV delivered a resounding victory over the Rangers in the final qualifying round, highlighting their capacity to excel in the (group stage) tournament.

Marc- André ter Stegen (Barcelona)

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Porto, Shakhtar, and Antwerp are the other three teams in Group H. If Barcelona doesn't get out of this group stage, Xavi should be fired. Out of a cannon into the sun. It might be the easiest group Barca has ever got in the Champions League. All those teams shouldn't cause any problems for the Spanish top-tier team.

No room for excuses anymore... However, money might be an excuse.

If you look at Barcelona Mercato this summer they have spent a whopping 3,4 million euros, subsequently they sold for over 100 mil.

Ter Stegen is still their first-pick goalkeeper and a very solid choice for your Sorare roster. Although not a cheap one. Did you know ter Stegen is a big fan of the Turkish club Galatasaray? He has said that he would love to play for Galatasaray one day.

UEFA Europa League

Lukas Hradecky (Leverkusen)

SorareData card of Hradecky

Leverkusen didn't miss the start of the competition in Germany, with three wins and 11 goals made over three games. Lukas Hradecky is always a good shout as a stable Sorare goalkeeper. He's the captain of the team, never injured, has loads of experience, and has almost no competition for the number-one spot. Last season they reached the semi-finals after being knocked out by Mourinho's AS Roma. Leverkusen already had a good team and managed to keep them together, only Diaby left, and add some extra quality to the squad (Boniface, Tella, Xhaka, Hofmans, Grimaldo). Time to get a Leverkusen stack in my opinion. They look to be going far in the competition and the group will provide an easy-to-digest appetizer with Qarabağ, Molde, and Häcken.

Rui Patricio (AS Roma)

SorareData card of Rui Patricio

I can't say I'm a huge fan of what Mourinho has done with AS Roma, but unfortunately, I'll be watching some games this year as they signed Lukaku on loan from Chelsea. It is strange that the fans aren't rioting in the streets because the team plays such boring and uninspired football. There are two reasons: The Special one and the results.

AS Roma is becoming a team specialized in tournaments: last year they lost the final to Sevilla and the year before they won the Conference League. Boring maybe, but effective nonetheless.

The starting goalkeeper is still Rui Patricio, a cheap option on this list, and will not change anytime soon as the backup goalkeeper Mile Svilar seems settled in his role. You might want to pick Svilar up as well, Patricio always has a few weeks of injury and is becoming a bit older. Their Serie A campaign this season got off to a rocky start (a lot of injuries in the squad as well), marked by two losses and a draw, all transpiring before the arrival of Lukaku. On the brighter side, their opponents in the Europa League group seem promising, with matchups against Slavia Praha, Sheriff, and Servette that should present no major hurdles. Mourinho and his bus are always a guarantee for clean sheets.

Peter Vindahl (Sparta Praha)

So you are looking for a midweek Sorare goalkeeper but you don't want to break the bank buying one. Let us suggest a goalkeeper with ONLY midweek eligibility.

Goalkeeper Peter Vindahl recently made a transfer to the Czech league joining Prague, coming from AZ Alkmaar. As you know or do not know, the Czech league isn't covered by Sorare. This means you can only use his cards in the midweek competition where Sparta Praha is playing in the Europa League. Their opponents are Limassol, Real Betis, and Rangers FC. Not the easiest group but let's not forget Prague ended up in the Europa League by beating Dinamo Zagreb in the qualifiers. They did get knocked out of the Champions League quallies by Copenhagen. They are topping the league again with 6 wins and one draw, +14 goals.

I don't follow the Czech league but Vindahl might be an interesting pickup for 8 euros limited Sorare cards.

Alisson (Liverpool)

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Liverpool, a team accustomed to Champions League glory, currently finds themselves performing below expectations in the Europa League. When it comes to Sorare goalkeeper choices, Alisson is an obvious pick – a reliable starter with a notable price tag. Expect a substantial number of midweek fixtures to feature him in goal.

Their group draw offers a relatively straightforward path, facing off against LASK, Union SG, and Toulouse. Given Klopp's liking for squad rotation, it's possible we'll see some changes in the lineup. A squad that isn't as full of quality as it used to be. The latest transfer window was harsh for The Reds.

As a fun side note, keep an eye on the unique dynamic within Liverpool and Union's matches – two brothers, Alexis and Kevin Mac Allister, are set to compete against each other on the field.

Alphonse Aréola (West Ham)

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It took a while but Aréola now seems to be the starting goalkeeper at the expense of the 38-year-old legendary goalkeeper Fabianski. Aréola's price has already risen.

West Ham hasn't missed the start of the Premier League this season and it looks very promising for the future. One draw and three wins, those three wins are against some excellent teams like Brighton and Chelsea. David Moyes’ men are competing in Europe for a third successive season after winning the Conference League last season. Their current draw in the Europa League is also promising: Olympiacos, Freiburg, Bačka Topola. The last team isn't some kind of infectious disease, I've checked. While David Moyes' squad has seen the departure of Rice, the acquisitions of Edson Álvarez and James Ward-Prowse bring a considerable dose of quality that should help fill the void left by the English midfielder. Additionally, keep an eye on Mohammed Kudus, a talented 23-year-old attacking midfielder who came from Ajax. With his creative spark and flair, he has the potential to quickly become a beloved figure among the fans.

UEFA Conference League

Sorare Conference League Draw

Simon Mignolet (Club Brugge)

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Club Brugge aspires to victory in the Conference League, and their potential to achieve this feat is real. Under the guidance of their new coach, Ronny Deila, the team has regained its footing after last year's offseason.

In fucking Bruges, Simon Mignolet stands out as the clear choice for the starting goalkeeper position. While he may be getting older and occasionally susceptible to lapses in concentration, he's still a good shout. The only thing problematic at this time is a shaky defense. Which is ok for their run in the Jupiler Pro League but not in Europe.

They got drawn into a difficult group. Besiktas is a good team with a fierce home turf. Bodo/Glimt is rather unknown to me but are now qualified for a UEFA group stage in three successive years.

Lucas Chevallier (Lille)

SorareData card of Chevalier

Looking for a Sorare u21 goalkeeper for your midweek games? Look no further. Lucas Chevalier is the answer to that question and an undoubtedly popular goalkeeper in the U23 competition. Lucas Chevalier is at the forefront of the next generation of French goalkeepers.

His steep price is understandable: He plays for a top team in France, he's got three years as u23, and Lille is seeded in an easy group in the Conference League.

Slovan Bratislava, Olimpija Ljubljana, KÍ Klaksvík. I don't even know what that last team is. Apparently, it is a team from the Faroe Islands and it will be the first-ever representatives in a group phase. Maybe buy striker Jonathan David as well for your midweek games by the looks of this group.

Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)

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Aston Villa finds themselves firm as the prime contenders to hoist the trophy, according to the eyes of the betting agencies. Unai Emery has reached five Europa League Finals in his career, winning four of them, Villa is the favorite to win the competition.

Although the group isn't that easy with AZ Alkmaar, who reached the semis last year, and Legia Warszawa. HŠK Zrinjski Mostar has already made history as the first team from Bosnia & Herzegovina to secure a place in a UEFA group stage.

The former pizza delivery man and now excentric goalkeeper Martinez is still the first choice between the sticks.

Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)

SorareData card of Trapp

Another team on the road to glory is Frankfurt.

The transfer window was full of activity for the Germans, but the biggest shock was Randal Kolo Muani's move to PSG on deadline day. Frankfurt was left without a replacement for the striker, who had been a key part of their team. The transfer window is still open in some countries though. The real question will be the strength of the current team, in addition to Muani, they also lost Borré, Lindstrom, and Sow. Maybe they should use some of that 90mil to buy Cuypers or Gift Orban from Gent?

The group seems straightforward enough with PAOK, Helsinki, and Aberdeen.

Former PSG goalkeeper Trapp, a popular and reliable pick with cap 220 and 240 leagues in Sorare, is the sure starter.



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