UCL Fantasy Matchday 5 is here and in this article, we take a look at the best players to consider for the penultimate week of the Champions League group stages.


UCL Fantasy Forward Rankings

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich@Dynamo Kyiv€11.8M13 goals, 2 assists in his last eight games and counting...
2Sébastien HallerAjax@Beşiktaş J.K.€9.1MAjax are currently third for the most goals in the Champions League this season whereas, Beşiktaş are second for the most goals conceded. You can expect some goals from this game, especially from the away team.
3Karim BenzemaReal Madrid@Sheriff Tiraspol€10.2MSheriff Tiraspol have conceded 20 more shots (102) than the second-worst team - Malmö FF (82) and with a record this bad, you would expect Benzema to score in his fourth consecutive Champions League game this season.

Vinícius Júnior (€8.3M) is also worth a shout as a differential.
4Karim AdeyemiRB Salzburg@LOSC Lille€7.5MLille have just been a shadow of themselves from their title-winning season and are currently languishing at 12th in the Ligue 1 with a negative GD. They are winless in their last seven games and if form is anything to go by, Adeyemi could be destructive against them just like on MD2 where he scored 2 goals and won a penalty in a MOTM performance for 15 points.
5Duvan ZapataAtalanta@Young Boys€9.7MZapata's importance to this Atalanta attack cannot be stressed enough. He is currently on a five-game goal-scoring streak.
6Lautaro MartínezInter Milanvs Shakhtar Donetsk€10M
7Thomas MüllerBayern Munich@Dynamo Kyiv€9.6MWhen you have other big names such as Lewandowski, Sané and Gnabry in your team, it can be easy to forget what an incredible season Müller is having. He has a return in each of his last 6 games for a total of 2 goals and 7 assists. More goal involvements than Lewandowski in the same period.
8Cristiano RonaldoManchester United@Villareal€11.2MNew manager bounce?
9Artem DzyubaZenit@Malmö FF€8MDzyuba is yet to open his account in the Champions League this season but with an average of 0.96 goals per 90 in the Russian Premier League, he has a solid shot at scoring his first goal against the worst team in the tournament.
10Kylian MbappéPSG@Manchester City€10.7MWhether you are on wildcard, limitless or free transfers, you might want to look elsewhere if you want a forward with a higher ceiling.




UCL Fantasy Midfielder Rankings

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Mohamed SalahLiverpoolvs Porto€10.7MAs long as he is fully fit he is a lock for the #1 midfielder spot.
2Leroy SanéBayern Munich@Dynamo Kyiv€9.2MSané is currently the highest-scoring player in UCL Fantasy so far and has been averaging an unreal 12.75 points per game!
3Sadio ManéLiverpoolvs Porto€10.2M7 goals and an assist in 12 Premier League games makes him one to consider if you are on limitless.
4Christopher NkunkuRB Leipzig@Club Brugge€8.1MLeipzig failed to register a single shot on target in an unexpected loss against mid-table Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga but there is hope that they will bounce back in a must-win game against Club Brugge.
5Hans VanakenClub Bruggevs RB Leipzig€7.5MIt might be surprising that Leipzig have conceded the most goals so far but it makes sense given how atrocious their defence has been this season. Hans Vanaken has been Club Brugge's most important player in the UCL with 3 goals and an assist and his set-piece routines could come in handy against the team that has conceded the most of them.
6Arnaut DanjumaVillarealvs Manchester United€6.4M
7Mario PašalićAtalanta@Young Boys€7.7MPašalić hasn't been spoken about much due to his limited game time in the UCL this season but he has been Atalanta's best midfielder with 4 goals and 5 assists in 13 games. With a possible start against a Young Boys defence that has conceded 15 goals in their last 6 games, he could be a great differential pick with his 0% ownership.
8Pedro GonçalvesSporting CPvs Borussia Dortmund€8MWhenever Pongračić starts for Dortmund, my hopes of the defence doing well hits rock bottom.
9Noah OkaforRB Salzburg@LOSC Lille€5.2MDoubtful but still one of the best budget players if he starts.
10Marcus RashfordManchester United@Villareal€9MFernandes doesn't have a single shot on target in two months, Sancho doesn't have a single goal or assist for United yet and Ronaldo isn't at his goal-scoring best. The Red Devils might have to look at one of their most reliable wonderkids over the past few years for inspiration.

UCL Fantasy Defender Rankings

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Reece JamesChelseavs Juventus€5.4MReece James has 3 goals, 2 assists and 3 cleansheets in his last 4 starts for Chelsea. He is as essential in UCL Fantasy as he is in FPL.
2Daley BlindAjax@Beşiktaş J.K.€5.4MAjax have only conceded 2 goals in 13 Eredivisie games this season. The team in second is Feyenoord with 13 goals conceded. This is how good their defence currently is.
3Ben ChilwellChelseavs Juventus€5.5M
4Alphonso DaviesBayern Munich@Dynamo Kyiv€6.1MComing off a 2-1 loss to a team that you had won 80% of the games against and the absence of important players such as Kimmich, Upamecano and Süle doesn't exactly fill me with confidence here but Davies could still be great value if he plays OOP as a winger.
5Kostas TsimikasLiverpoolvs Porto€4.5MHe is no TAA, but Liverpool still have one of the best potentials for cleansheets this week.
6João CanceloManchester Cityvs PSG€6.3M
7Éder MilitãoReal Madrid@Sheriff Tiraspol€5.5M
8Milan ŠkriniarIntervs Shakhtar Donetsk€5.7M
9Yaroslav RakitskyiZenit@Malmö FF€4.9MMalmö FF and Dynamo Kyiv are the only two teams yet to score a single goal in the UCL this season.
10Diego CarlosSevillavs Wolfsburg€4.9M
BonusDavide ZappacostaAtalanta@Young Boys€4.3MThe Atalanta defence is far from the best but Zappacosta has been putting in some solid performance at wing-back for the team and is worth a shout as a differential from the Tuesday games.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Edouard MendyChelseavs Juventus€6.2MJuventus are the only team to score against Chelsea in the Champions League this season but their cleansheet odds still remains high.
2Remko PasveerAjax@Beşiktaş J.K.€4.9MRotates with Mendy since he plays on Wednesday.
3Manuel NeuerBayern Munich@Dynamo Kyiv€6.2M
4Alisson BeckerLiverpoolvs Porto€6M
5Mikhail KerzhakovZenit@Malmö FF€4.5M

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Omar RichardsDEFBayern Munich@Dynamo Kyiv€3.9MBayern might be missing lots of key players but at €3.9M you can't find any better.
2AntonyFWDAjax@Beşiktaş J.K.€7.6M
3Justin TimberDEFAjax@Beşiktaş J.K.€5.4MExpected to play OOP in midfield for Ajax.
4Lukas NmechaFWDWolfsburg@Sevilla€5.1MNo one has benefitted more than the managerial change at Wolfsburg than Nmecha. He has scored in each of his last four games under Kohfeldt and could be a hidden gem at just €5.1M.
5Ryan GravenberchMIDAjax@Beşiktaş J.K.€6.4MSince Antony and Berghuis are listed as forwards, Gravenberch is the best Ajax midfielder.
6Jonathan DavidFWDLOSC Lillevs RB Salzburg€7.6MLille's Canadian sensation that has 10 goals in just 14 games this season.
7Brahim DíazMIDAC Milan@Atlético Madrid€6.2M
8Sandro LauperMIDYoung Boysvs Atalanta€5.4MLauper is the leader for ball recoveries with 35 and is averaging almost 5 points per game. If you need a floor pick without much upside, he can be a safe bet for points.
9Darwin NúñezFWDBenfica@Barcelona€7.4MScored 2 goals in a MOTM performance against Barcelona in the reverse fixture.
10Maximilian WöberDEFRB Salzburg@LOSC Lille€4.1M

You can find UCL Fantasy resources for the 21/22 season here.

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