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UCL Fantasy Captain Picks: Matchday 4

Matchday 3 was a high scoring week in UCL Fantasy with lots of goals all around and now Matchday 4 promises a quick turnaround as we look forward to another promising week of Champions League football. This week has the same fixtures as the last matchday but with the home and away teams reversed. Here are our captain picks for matchday 4:

UCL Fantasy Captains for Matchday 4


Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Ferencvárosi TC (H)

Let’s be honest, just an assist in a game where Juventus scored four goals was disappointing. At least by Ronaldo’s standards. He has eight goals and an assist in five games in the Serie A which translates to a goal every 48 minutes. Ronaldo will be looking to translate that form into goals in the UCL. This week he has the perfect opportunity to open up his tally in the tournament against Hungarian side Ferencvárosi TC who have the joint-worst defence in the champions league this season with 11 goals conceded in three games.


Robert Lewandowski Vs RB Salzburg (H)

If you were curious about which other team shares the unwanted title of joint-worst defence then it is RB Salzburg. Bayern put six goals past them in the reverse fixture including two goals from Lewandowski and I think it would be fair to expect more of the same this time. Especially with Lewandowski looking to bounce back from a rare blank in his last league game against Werder Bremen. He is easily the best captain pick from the Wednesday games.


Erling Braut Håland Vs Club Brugge (H)

What better to celebrate your Golden Boy award than with a four-goal Lupenreiner hattrick, i.e, a flawless hattrick in a 2-5 victory against Hertha Berlin in the league. His achievements this season have mostly been overshadowed by those of Lewandowski but he has more goals in the same amount of games (14) than him (13) across all competitions. He also boasts a better conversion rate (43% Vs 41%) in the Bundesliga. Håland has scored in five consecutive home games and also scored a brace in the reverse fixture against Brugge. So he is a good bet to score goals this week.


Differential Captains


Diogo Jota Vs Atalanta (H)

Jota is squashing every doubt the critics had after his transfer to Liverpool one game at a time. His hat-trick in a 0-5 victory against last year’s quarter-finalists Atalanta in matchday 3 was definitely the most surprising performance of the week and exposed the defensive frailties of Atalanta in what was supposed to be an evenly matched game. He is slowly becoming an important asset to Liverpool and his high ceiling should make him an interesting captaincy option this week.


Dušan Tadić Vs Midtjylland (H)

Despite being in incredible form, the Ajax captain has mostly been overlooked in UCL and is owned by just 1% of the players. He has scored in each of his last six games for the team including the winning goal against Midtjylland in the reverse fixture. The game was a tame affair with Ajax winning it 1-2 but they did miss a lot of first-team players in that game due to illness. However, more can be expected from the team which is averaging five goals in its last six games as they host Midtjylland at home this time.


You can find additional UCL Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.

UCL Fantasy Captain Picks: Matchday 3

Last week was a good one for captains as the most popular picks at least got a goal or an assist. But this week we look at some big names and some gems who could go big and give you big returns for your captain’s armband. These are our UCL Fantasy Captain Picks for matchday 3:

UCL Fantasy Captains for Matchday 3


Robert Lewandowski Vs RB Salzburg (A)

It is rare for him to not score in a game let alone go through a goal drought in UCL. Now It’s only time before he scores because he is in the form of his life in the Bundesliga. Scoring 10 goals in 5 games with 2 hattricks while being the quickest to do so. He is also tied second for assists with 3. This week he goes up against RB Salzburg who play attacking football and always leave some opportunities for the opponents on the other end of the pitch. He was rested for the game against Koln over the weekend and while that might’ve been bad news for my Bundesliga Fantasy team, he should be roaring to go in this game and will be a popular captain pick this week.


Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Ferencvárosi TC (A)

The top goal scorer in UCL history, he will be making his much-awaited season debut in the tournament this week against Hungarian side Ferencvárosi. They have conceded the most goals over 2 games with 7 goals. Ronaldo showed the team what they were missing by scoring 2 goals off the bench in the victory against Spezia over the weekend. He will be the most important player on the team now and they should cruise through easily this week while scoring a few goals.


Lionel Messi Vs Dynamo Kyiv (H)

The man who is trailing Ronaldo for most goals in the champions league at 2nd, he has made a good start to the tournament scoring 2 goals and assisting 1 in 2 games while being one of the top scorers in fantasy. Dynamo travels to Barcelona with a short-handed team with as many as 4 or more absentees in the team that drew against Ferencvárosi last week. Most of them being key players in defence. This game is set up to be a good one for Barcelona and Messi.


Differential Captains


Joao Felix Vs Lokomotiv Moscow (A)

Many people have questioned the golden boy’s performances in relation to his price tag but he is proving them wrong with his recent performances. He is one of the most dangerous players in the team and is enjoying a good run of form where he has scored 4 goals in 2 games. Lokomotiv is a good game to keep that run going.


Lassina Traore Vs Midtjylland (A)

He has been in the spotlight ever since his 5 goal and 3 assist antics against VVV and scored a goal and won a penalty in the last UCL game against Atalanta. Midtjylland is a good game to guarantee your team some fantasy points and Traore could go big against them. It gets even better when these teams meet again in the next matchday. He is definitely one to watch.


Note: A Covid outbreak has been declared in Ajax but Traore wasn’t affected so he travels to Denmark.

You can find additional fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.