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.


Notes

  • 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.

Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich@Lazio12.1MLewandowski 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.
2Youssef En-NesyriSevillaVs Borussia Dortmund7.4MDortmund 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.
3Cristiano RonaldoJuventus@Porto12MRonaldo 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.
4Lionel MessiBarcelonaVs PSG12.1MOne 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.
5Luis SuárezAtlético MadridVs Chelsea9.9MThe 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.
6Kylian MbappéPSG@Barcelona10.9MMbappé hasn't scored in his last two games without Neymar and Di Maria and their absence could do him more harm than good.
7Ciro ImmobileLazioVs Bayern Munich10.6MBayern might've put up some strong displays of attacking football recently but their defence is far from being even remotely impressive.
8Karim BenzemaReal MadridVs Atalanta10.4M
9Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund@Sevilla11.1MHaaland has struggled because of lack of chances under the new coach but he is trying his best with whatever few chances he gets.
10Duvan ZapataAtalantaVs Real Madrid9.7M




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1İlkay GündoğanManchester City@Borussia M'gladbach6.7MBorussia 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.
2Christopher NkunkuRB LeipzigVs Liverpool7.6MOut 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.
3Thomas MüllerBayern Munich@Lazio10MLewandowski's partner in crime since 2014 and an underrated asset in fantasy.
4Federico ChiesaJuventus@Porto7M
5Kingsley ComanBayern Munich@Lazio8.5MA 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.
6Jadon SanchoBorussia Dortmund@Sevilla10MThe only player who has been in form under Dortmund manager Edin Terzić with four goals and five asissts in nine Bundesliga games.
7Joaquín CorreaLazioVs Bayern Munich8.1MCorrea 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.
8Josip IličićAtalantaVs Real Madrid8.9MAtalanta 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.
9Mohamed SalahLiverpool@RB Leipzig11.6MRB Leipzig conceded the most penalties in the previous round with four and Salah is good at winning penalties as he is at scoring them.
10Joao FelixAtletico MadridVs Chelsea9M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1AngeliñoRB LeipzigVs Liverpool5.4MThere is potential points for Angeliño on both ends of the pitch against a struggling Liverpool.
2João CanceloManchester City@Borussia M'gladbach5.8MThe 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.
3Cristian RomeroAtalantaVs Real Madrid5.1MDoesn't matter how many he concedes as long as he keeps churning out bonus for ball recoveries.
4Joshua KimmichBayern Munich@Lazio6.6MTechnically a midfielder listed as a defender but is still worth it because of his set-pieces and high involvement in the Bayern attack.
5DaniloJuventus@Porto5MAlmost 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.
6Diego CarlosSevillaVs Borussia Dortmund5.1MNot as cheap as Koundé but is more consistent with bonus.
7MarquinhosPSG@Barcelona5.8M
8Stefan SavićAtlético MadridVs Chelsea4.6MThese are two strong defensive teams playing each other so either could keep a clean sheet.
9Mats HummelsBorussia Dortmund@Sevilla5.2MMakes the list solely based on his ball recovery abilities.
10Antonio RüdigerChelsea@Atlético Madrid4.4M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Ederson MoraesManchester City@Bourssia M'gladbach6MFew 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.
2Wojciech SzczęsnyJuventus@Porto5.5M
3Péter GulácsiRB LeipzigVs Liverpool5.5M
4Jan OblakAtlético MadridVs Chelsea5.9M
5Yassine BounouSevillaVs Borussia Dortmund5MSevilla 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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