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UCL Fantasy Captain Picks: Matchday 6

In the final week of UCL Fantasy group stages before we get a wildcard, players with a knockout berth to play for double their worth in our UCL Fantasy captain picks for matchday 6:


UCL Fantasy Captains for Matchday 6

 

Romelu Lukaku Vs Shakhtar Donetsk (H)

There is a lack of clearcut captaincy options for Wednesday this week with Lukaku being the only exception. He was the hero in their last champions league game against Borussia with a brace in a thrilling 2-3 victory. Now for the last hurdle on their path to the knockout stages, they take on Shakhtar who sit second in the group and are a win/draw away from a spot in the knockouts. Inter will be desperate for a win and pin all their hopes on Lukaku again as they did the last time Inter played Shakhtar at home. It was the Europa League semi-final in August this year and they won it 5-0 on the back of two goals and an assist from Lukaku. His experience will be key here if they are to win and qualify.

 

Ciro Immobile Vs Club Brugge (H)

It is a simple equation for Lazio and a win or draw against Club Brugge will make them advance to the next round. Top-scorer Ciro Immobile heads into this game in red hot form having scored in seven consecutive games for Lazio across all competitions and is a good bet to be on the score sheet against a team that has conceded six goals over their last two UCL games. Both 3-0 losses to Borussia Dortmund.

 

Neymar Vs İstanbul Başakşehir (H)

PSG at home against Istanbul is still one of the easiest games on paper this week but it is still a must-win for them and they will look at Neymar to spur them onto victory. Despite having a slow start in the tournament, Neymar has been gaining some form over the past few weeks and now has three goals over his last two UCL games. Istanbul have conceded four goals in each of their last two games and we could see more of the same as PSG look to wrap up their group-stage chapter for the year.

 


Differential Captains

 

Bruno Fernandes Vs RB Leipzig (A)

This is shaping up to be the most exciting game of the week as both teams sit on the same amount of points and both Manchester United and RB Leipzig will fancy their chances of winning the game and going to the next stage. Goals can be expected in this game and if United are to score then it is hard to expect Fernandes to not be involved. Depending on how the game goes, he might be subbed out early as United play against Manchester City next in the league.

 

João Félix Vs RB Salzburg (A)

Salzburg’s attack-attack-attack philosophy and high-line have left a gaping hole in defence which explains why they have conceded the second-highest goals in the tournament (15) behind Ferencvárosi (16). They are the only team along with Lazio to have scored and conceded in each game so far. Both teams head into this game needing a victory to secure qualification. However, a draw should do the job for Atletico. Goals are to be expected in a game involving RB Salzburg and wonderkid Félix will look to be on target again as he did in the reverse fixture where he scored a brace in a 3-2 win.

 


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

UCL Fantasy Captain Picks: Matchday 5

We are nearing the end of the UCL group stages and while many fantasy assets have proven their worth and present a strong argument to be your captain pick, in-form players such as Håland and Fernandes deserve a look for your captain’s armband. These are our captain picks for matchday 5:


UCL Fantasy Captains for Matchday 5

 

Erling Braut Håland Vs SS Lazio (H)

His eight-game goal-scoring streak across all competitions was brought to an abrupt halt in a shocking loss against Koln over the weekend. However, that should be of least concern for a man who has scored in every game in the UCL this season at a rate of 57 minutes per goal including a brace in his last two games. Lazio have failed to stop the opposition from scoring and have conceded in every Champions League game this season. So there is a real chance of Håland getting more than one goal again.

 

Mohammed Salah Vs Ajax (H)

Liverpool will look to secure qualification to the knockouts with a win against Ajax this week and if in-form Diogo Jota is to be benched, Salah is going to be the most key-player in attack for the Reds. Salah will be keen on getting his goal-scoring form back again and is due to a return but his price tag of 11.6M means that he will be a more interesting prospect to those using the limitless wildcard this week.

 

Bruno Fernandes Vs PSG (H)

Over the last few weeks, we have noticed that Bruno is more than capable of scoring goals from open play and the myth that he relies only on penalties for attacking returns has been busted. Someone said that Fernandes coming to Manchester United is like an “Eric Cantona coming to United” moment and it certainly feels so with his recent performances. They have won their last three games in across all competitions and Bruno has scored in each of them. His tally is now 10 goals and seven assists in 14 games this season. Talk about impact. The Red Devils will now try to secure the double over PSG with Fernandes expected to put in a good performance again.

 


Differential Captain

 

Duvan Zapata Vs FC Midtjylland (H)

Atalanta has been streaky in the UCL this season but are still in contention for the knockouts with each remaining game feeling like a must-win. Their opponents Midtjylland however, are already knocked out and are one of the only teams yet to get a single point along with Marseille. The spotlight in this game will be on Striker Duvan Zapata who is also the joint top scorer for Atalanta this season and he also scored a goal and assisted another two in the reverse fixture.

 


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

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.