There is a major emphasis on teams that are favourites to win their respective fixtures in our UCL Fantasy player rankings and tips for matchday 7 as the UEFA Champions League enters its knockouts phase with the round of 16.
- The games for this matchday take place over two weeks and four different days so you can make substitutions and captaincy changes for each of those days.
- Players such as Romero, Danilo, Casemiro and Savic are a yellow card away from suspension. The cards become nullified after the second leg of the round of 16. The full list is available here.
|1||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich||@Lazio||12.1M||Lewandowski is aging like fine wine and if his 34 goals last season in the Bundesliga was ridiculous then he has already netted 25 times this season in 20 games. The FIFA World Player of the Year has the most goals in all of the world's first leagues and you would back the best striker in the world to score against Lazio.|
|2||Youssef En-Nesyri||Sevilla||Vs Borussia Dortmund||7.4M||Dortmund might've started this season as the best defense in the league but have quickly fallen since and the managerial change has just made things worse. In-form En-Nesyri and Sevilla will look to make quick work of this wobbly Dortmund side.|
|3||Cristiano Ronaldo||Juventus||@Porto||12M||Ronaldo is the record goal-scorer in UCL history and he will look to add a few more goals to his name in a game in which Juventus are heavy favourites.|
|4||Lionel Messi||Barcelona||Vs PSG||12.1M||One advantage of being the best player on your team is that the entire attack rests on you. Messi lead the tournament in the shots (7) and key passes (4) per game department and his potential remains as explosive as ever.|
|5||Luis Suárez||Atlético Madrid||Vs Chelsea||9.9M||The veteran striker is averaging a goal a game and shares his name at the top of the La Liga goal-scoring charts along with Messi but oppoents Chelsea have only conceded an own goal so far in six games under Tuchel.|
|6||Kylian Mbappé||PSG||@Barcelona||10.9M||Mbappé hasn't scored in his last two games without Neymar and Di Maria and their absence could do him more harm than good.|
|7||Ciro Immobile||Lazio||Vs Bayern Munich||10.6M||Bayern might've put up some strong displays of attacking football recently but their defence is far from being even remotely impressive.|
|8||Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||Vs Atalanta||10.4M|
|9||Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund||@Sevilla||11.1M||Haaland has struggled because of lack of chances under the new coach but he is trying his best with whatever few chances he gets.|
|10||Duvan Zapata||Atalanta||Vs Real Madrid||9.7M|
|1||İlkay Gündoğan||Manchester City||@Borussia M'gladbach||6.7M||Borussia conceded the most shots and second most goals amongst all qualified teams in the group stages. It is an early warning sign against an in-form City team.|
|2||Christopher Nkunku||RB Leipzig||Vs Liverpool||7.6M||Out of all the teams that have qualified, Liverpool have conceded the most goals domestically with 32 and Leipzig won't settle for any result other than a win.|
|3||Thomas Müller||Bayern Munich||@Lazio||10M||Lewandowski's partner in crime since 2014 and an underrated asset in fantasy.|
|5||Kingsley Coman||Bayern Munich||@Lazio||8.5M||A cheaper alternative to Müller that is more likely to start and he was one of the best players in the group stages with two goals and three assists in just four games.|
|6||Jadon Sancho||Borussia Dortmund||@Sevilla||10M||The only player who has been in form under Dortmund manager Edin Terzić with four goals and five asissts in nine Bundesliga games.|
|7||Joaquín Correa||Lazio||Vs Bayern Munich||8.1M||Correa is another example of a player who has done better in UCL than domestically and he could cash in against a suspect FCB defense at home.|
|8||Josip Iličić||Atalanta||Vs Real Madrid||8.9M||Atalanta are capable of scoring a bounty of goals on any day and Iličić still remains the best option from their midfield against a Madrid defense without Sergio Ramos.|
|9||Mohamed Salah||Liverpool||@RB Leipzig||11.6M||RB Leipzig conceded the most penalties in the previous round with four and Salah is good at winning penalties as he is at scoring them.|
|10||Joao Felix||Atletico Madrid||Vs Chelsea||9M|
|1||Angeliño||RB Leipzig||Vs Liverpool||5.4M||There is potential points for Angeliño on both ends of the pitch against a struggling Liverpool.|
|2||João Cancelo||Manchester City||@Borussia M'gladbach||5.8M||The most attacking defender from the sky blues team that conceded just once in the group stages and he seems to be immune from the pep roulette lately.|
|3||Cristian Romero||Atalanta||Vs Real Madrid||5.1M||Doesn't matter how many he concedes as long as he keeps churning out bonus for ball recoveries.|
|4||Joshua Kimmich||Bayern Munich||@Lazio||6.6M||Technically a midfielder listed as a defender but is still worth it because of his set-pieces and high involvement in the Bayern attack.|
|5||Danilo||Juventus||@Porto||5M||Almost all of Porto's UCL goals this season were against teams such as Olympiacos and Marseille so it is tough to imagine them scoring against the best defense in Italy.|
|6||Diego Carlos||Sevilla||Vs Borussia Dortmund||5.1M||Not as cheap as Koundé but is more consistent with bonus.|
|8||Stefan Savić||Atlético Madrid||Vs Chelsea||4.6M||These are two strong defensive teams playing each other so either could keep a clean sheet.|
|9||Mats Hummels||Borussia Dortmund||@Sevilla||5.2M||Makes the list solely based on his ball recovery abilities.|
|10||Antonio Rüdiger||Chelsea||@Atlético Madrid||4.4M|
|1||Ederson Moraes||Manchester City||@Bourssia M'gladbach||6M||Few teams can boast a defensive record as good as that of City with a clean sheet in seven out of their last eight Premier League games.|
|3||Péter Gulácsi||RB Leipzig||Vs Liverpool||5.5M|
|4||Jan Oblak||Atlético Madrid||Vs Chelsea||5.9M|
|5||Yassine Bounou||Sevilla||Vs Borussia Dortmund||5M||Sevilla have kept five consecutive clean sheets at home and Bounou is one of the cheapest starting keepers left at 5M.|
You can find additional UCL Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.
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