A-League Fantasy preview: Brisbane Roar

The defending champions look set for another big season with only one real question hanging over Mike Mulvey’s side. How do they replace star striker Besart Berisha?

Fellow Albanian Mensur Kurtishi is set to be given first crack but they will need to get more out of the likes of Jean Carlos Solorzano, Dimitri Petratos and Henrique in terms of goals. Their midfield is frightening though with Socceroo Adam Sarota slotting in with Matt McKay, Liam Miller and Luke Bratten. Will go close to going back-to-back.

Player price list

Broich

M

$303,000

Theo

G

$297,000

Kurtishi

F

$295,000

Smith

D

$285,000

Hingert

D

$246,000

McKay

M

$237,000

Miller

M

$236,000

Brattan

M

$217,000

Henrique

F

$215,000

North

D

$214,000

Dimitri Petratos

F

$206,000

Stefanutto

D

$186,000

Brown

D

$184,000

Donachie

D

$181,000

Clut

M

$159,000

Lustica

M

$151,000

Danning

F

$105,000

Borrello

F

$91,000

Bowles

D

$91,000

Jackson

D

$91,000

Lambadaridis

M

$91,000

Litfin

M

$91,000

Solorzano

F

$91,000

Theodore

F

$91,000

Young

G

$91,000

Star Man:

Thomas Broich ($303,000)

Arguably the Hyundai A-League’s best-ever import, you can’t go wrong with the classy German midfielder. Broich was close to the best in the league in all key stats last season, including chances created, passes completed and shots on goal. Quite simply a must buy.

Bargain Buy:

Dimitri Petratos ($206,000)

At over $200,000 Petratos might not seem like a bargain but after winning three of the last four championships it’s no surprise most Roar players will cost you big bucks. Petratos enjoyed a breakout campaign last season and if he can continue that improvement then rival clubs will need to watch out. He has it all. Pace, skill and a powerful shot.

Likely starting XI: (4-3-3)

Michael Theo (GK), Jack Hingert, Jade North, Matt Smith, Shane Stefanutto, Luke Bratten, Matt McKay, Liam Miller, Adam Sarota, Mensur Kurtishi, Thomas Broich

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