UCL Fantasy is back for the last round of the group stages, and in our player rankings for matchday 6, we look at the top 10 players in each position before we receive another wildcard for the round of 16.


UCL Fantasy Forward Rankings

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiBayern Munichvs Barcelona€11.9MRevenge game + an opportunity to send Barcelona to the Europa League? Lewandowski will take that with both hands.
2Sébastien HallerAjaxvs Sporting CP€9.2MSporting CP were thrashed 1-5 in the reverse fixture with Haller scoring four goals. With key defensive players missing for Sporting again, such as Coates, Feddal, Adan, and Vingare, this game could end up along similar lines. Especially with the extra incentive for Haller to break the UCL record for most goals in the tournament and the record for scoring a goal in each group stage game, which only Ronaldo has done so far.
3Paulo DybalaJuventusvs Malmö FF€9.2MWith a possible contract extension looming, Dybala has been playing his best football and has a goal in each of his last two games. A good performance against one of the worst teams in the tournament will push his case for a hefty pay raise even more.
4Cristiano RonaldoManchester Unitedvs Young Boys€11.3MNeed a goal in the Champions League? You can always rely on Ronaldo.
5Kylian MbappéPSGvs Club Brugge€10.8MPSG might not be at their best with two draws in their last two games, but Mbappé has been their most reliable goal-scorer and has three goals and two assists in just three Champions League games against Club Brugge. That being said, the Belgian team will try to play out of their skin and hold PSG to a draw again to secure Europa League qualification.
6Thomas MüllerBayern Munichvs Barcelona€9.6M*Assuming that he starts*

No one is more excited about this game than Müller. He has already sent out a warning to Barcelona after Lewandowski was snubbed for the Ballon d'Or, and there is a valid reason why they should be worried about him. Müller is in absolutely unreal form with a goal involvement in each of his last seven Bundesliga games (two goals, nine assists). There is no team he has a better record against in the UCL than Barcelona, with seven goals and two assists in just six games against the Blaugrana.
7Vinícius JúniorReal Madridvs Inter Milan€8.5MIf Benzema misses out, Vinícius Júnior is the next best thing that Real Madrid have in attack and he has 12 goals and seven assists in just 21 games for the club this season.
8Duvan ZapataAtalantavs Villareal€9.8M
9Karim AdeyemiRB Salzburgvs Sevilla€7.7MDespite a really disappointing run of five games across all competitions where he hasn't scored, Adeyemi at home shouldn't be totally disregarded in a must-win game.
10Edin DžekoInter Milan@Real Madrid€7.9MChoosing between Džeko and Martínez has always felt like a coin toss, but the latter has ZERO goals and assists in the UCL so far, meaning we have a clear winner.




UCL Fantasy Midfielder Rankings

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Mohamed SalahLiverpool@AC Milan€10.8MSince 21st August, Salah has blanked in just one of his 17 games while scoring 18 goals and assisting seven. So I wouldn't be too worried about how he performs as long as he starts.
2Bruno FernandesManchester Unitedvs Young Boys€10.8MBruno is made for Rangnick's style of play, and it is only time till he gets back to his old levels. The game against Young Boys is a good place to start.
3Riyad MahrezManchester City@RB Leipzig€9.3MThe amount of space that Leipzig wing-backs give up is any wingers dream, and with the team struggling to put even three fit center-backs in the starting XI, it doesn't get any better for the City attackers.
4Ángel Di MaríaPSGvs Club Brugge€9M
5Juan CuadradoJuventusvs Malmö FF€7.9MAlthough there are other options like Kulusevski and Bernardeschi, reverse OOP Cuadrado who is listed as a midfielder but playing as a right-back has been their most consistent 'midfielder' in attack.
6Christopher NkunkuRB Leipzigvs Manchester City€8.2MI did not have much hope from the reverse fixture's hattrick hero until I heard City might rotate and start Aké.
7Mario PašalićAtalantavs Villareal€7.9MGuessing whether he starts or not is playing like minesweeper but if he does, he could be a great differential pick with five goals in his last two home games, including a hattrick against Venezia.
8Kinglsey ComanBayern Munichvs Barcelona€8.5M
9Marco ReusBorussia Dortmundvs Beşiktaş J.K.€8.1MWith Haaland possibly being rested in this meaningless game, it would make BVB reliant on Reus to score goals against the second-worst defence in the tournament.
10Mason MountChelsea@Zenit€7.5MMount is in form with a goal+assist in each of his last two games and with rumors that Pulisic might be deployed as a wing-back, Mount is a clear choice when it comes to picking a Chelsea midfielder.

UCL Fantasy Defender Rankings

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Reece JamesChelsea@Zenit€5.3MChelsea have conceded in each of their last three games, so it might be best to diversify and get just one defender from the team.
2Alphonso DaviesBayern Munichvs Barcelona€6.1MThe last time Barcelona faced Bayern Munich, they failed to register even a single shot on target at home.
3Nicolás OtamendiBenficavs Dynamo Kyiv€5MOtamendi was a monster in the last game against Barcelona with a cleansheet, 16 ball recoveries (five points), and a goal that was ruled out for offside for a well deserved MOTM performance. I would expect a similar performance against a Kyiv team that has scored just once in five games.
4Matthijs de LigtJuventusvs Malmö FF€5.8MPotential for a cleansheet+ball recoveries against the worst attack in the tournament.
5Daley BlindAjaxvs Sporting CP€5.6M
6Raphael GuerreiroBorussia Dortmundvs Beşiktaş J.K.€6.1MOn set-pieces including penalties but still a doubt whether he starts or not.
7Éder MilitãoReal Madridvs Inter Milan€5.6MA steady source of ball recovery bonus points and has a good floor (incase he doesn't keep a cleansheet).
8César AzpilicuetaChelsea@Zenit€5.6M
9Nuno MendesPSGvs Club Brugge€4.9MPSG might rotate most of their backline for this game, so I am still skeptical of whether they keep a cleansheet or not. However, they have one of the best cleansheet odds among all teams playing on Tuesday and Mendes is worth a shout as a budget defender.
10Kyle WalkerManchester City@RB Leipzig€5.7M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Manuel NeuerBayern Munichvs Barcelona€6.3M
2Edouard MendyChelsea@Zenit€6.3M
3Odysseas VlachodimosBenficavs Dynamo Kyiv€5.1MThe best sub €5.5M keeper for this matchday.
4Mattia PerinJuventusvs Malmö FF€4.5M
5Ivo GrbićLOSC Lille@Wolfsburg€5MLille have only conceded three goals so far, and with a draw enough to secure qualification, they won't mind sitting back and defending against an uninspired Wolfsburg team.
Bonus Gianluigi DonnarummaPSGvs Club Brugge€6.2MPossibly the best keeper playing on Tuesday.

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Tanguy NianzouDEFBayern Munichvs Barcelona€3.9MAs cheap as cheap can get and a solid bonus points magnet.
2Divock OrigiFWDLiverpool@AC Milan€6.4MHis late game heroics have finally earned him a spot in the starting XI and it is hard to not score when you have a star-studded cast of Salah and Mané around you.
3Jonathan DavidFWDLOSC Lille@Wolfsburg€7.8MDeserves more respect for someone leading the golden boot race in a league consisting of Messi, Neymar, and Mbappé.
4AntonyFWDAjaxvs Sporting CP€7.8M
5Reinildo MandavaDEFLOSC Lille@Wolfsburg€5.2M
6Jamal MusialaMIDBayern Munichvs Barcelona€6.6MAlthough he didn't turn out to be the budget hero we thought he would be before the start of the tournament, he has another chance to redeem himself in a game where Bayern won't settle for anything less than three points.
7Brahim DíazMIDAC Milanvs Liverpool€6.2MLiverpool could rest their first team defenders in this game, giving Díaz the opportunity to shine in a must win game if they are to qualify.
8Diego CarlosDEFSevilla@RB Salzburg€5.1M
9CristianoDEFSheriff Tiraspol@Shakhtar Donetsk€5MCristiano was the MOTM in the reverse fixture with two assists, and a cleansheet. Five matchdays later, Shakhtar are one of three teams that have only scored one goal so far and the club from Moldova will be confident and fancy their chances in this game.
10Luis DíazFWDPortovs Atlético Madrid€7.9MIt has largely gone unnoticed, but Atlético Madrid aren't as good defensively as they used to be, and Porto's 12 goal striker will hope to help the team secure three points and a place in the knockouts.

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

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