With the clock ticking for the start of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 season, ISL fantasy managers are tinkering with their squads as the Matchweek 1 deadline approaches. While there are many interesting players available at an attractive price, managers should be careful while selecting their premium picks. They will most likely form the spine of the teams and be expected to rack up the majority of the points irrespective of the fixture.

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With that, here’s a look at the best premium picks across all categories in ISL fantasy.

Mourtada Fall - 5 crore

Having established himself as one of the best defenders in the league, Fall could be a bargain at 5 Cr. The towering Senegalese not only offers clean-sheet potential but has shown he is capable of scoring goals from set pieces. No other defender than Fall has netted the most amount of goals in the league.

Adrian Luna - 10.5 crore

Luna comes at a hefty price, but the Uruguayan could justify that price tag. He is the heartbeat of Kerala Blasters and will most likely involved in everything they create.

Lallianzuala Chhangte - 10 crore

Chhangte was a phenomenon for MCFC last season, finishing as the top Indian scorer in the ISL. He ended the season by winning the Golden Ball, becoming only the second Indian player. If he can replicate his form from last season, expect plenty of points from Chhangte.

Noah Sadaoui - 9.5 crore

Sadaoui was FC Goa’s standout attacker last season, registering the most goal contributions for the team. Sadaoui is a versatile player who can operate wide or upfront, but he has proved to be a menace for opposition defenders. Regardless of where he plays, he continued to be one of FC Goa’s primary threats

Greg Stewart - 9.5 crore

Stewart has been the creative engine for Mumbai City FC since joining the Islanders last season. He had a hand in 15 goals last season, third behind Jorge Diaz and Chhangte for goal contributions. Besides his threat from open play, Stewart is also on set pieces duties for his side, making him a hot pick.

Diego Mauricio - 9 crore

Last season’s ISL Golden Boot winner will cost your team only 9cr. Mauricio is the chief attacking threat for the side and head coach Sergio Lobera will be banking on the Brazilian to fire the goals upfront.

Dimitri Petratos - 11.5 crore

Petratos is the most expensive player in the game but the Australian attacker should be considered despite his hefty price tag. He is already familiar with head coach Juan Ferrando’s system and is flexible playing upfront or off the striker. Petratos will face competition from his teammates, but going by his performances last season, he has the ability to deliver.