UCL Fantasy is down to its final eight teams and last year’s finalists PSG who play Bayern Munich in a rematch of last year’s final and this year’s favourites Manchester City who play out of form Borussia Dortmund top our player rankings for the 1st leg of the quarter-finals.
- Players such as Neymar, Haaland and Cancelo are a booking away from suspension. You can find all the players on suspension watch and predicted lineups here.
- The rankings for this week are shorter due to the lack of games and a smaller pool of players to chose from.
|1||Neymar||PSG||@Bayern Munich||11.6M||Neymar is the third highest scoring forward in UCL fantasy despite starting in just four games. He is a ceiling play this week and will be highly motivated in a revenge game against last year's finalists.|
|2||Kylian Mbappé||PSG||@Bayern Munich||11M||Bayern haven't kept a clean sheet in their last six UCL games with Alaba as a center-back and Mbappé is sure to cause him trouble with his pace and dribbling like he did against Barcelona. Moise Kean is also worth a shout as a budget entry into the PSG attack at 6M.|
|3||Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||Vs Liverpool||10.4M||Benzema is the most in-form player on this list with a goal in each of his last eight games for Real Madrid (11 in total).
Fun Fact: He also has a goal in each of the three games he has played against Liverpool.
|4||Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund||@Manchester City||11.1M||Haaland might be on a four-game goal drought for club and NT but the top goal-scorer in UCL this season (10) has a record of scoring against every team he has played against in the tournament and is a certified big game player. He will look to put in a big performance for a team that he might play for in the future.|
|5||Olivier Giroud||Chelsea||@Porto||7.7M||Timo Werner hasn't scored in his last eight games so Tuchel will have to rely on Giroud to lead the attack again. The French target man has the most goals in UCL this season after Haaland with six and could be a good differential in a game where Chelsea are heavy favourites.|
|6||Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting||Bayern Munich||Vs PSG||6.6M||Choupo-Moting has big shoes to fill in the absence of Lewandowski and could play both the games against PSG. He has the ability and could possibly get a goal or two for himself against his old club.|
|1||Kevin De Bruyne||Manchester City||Vs Borussia Dortmund||11.3M||Dortmund have been in a downwards spiral ever since Favre left and City should quick work of them with the form they are in. There is no dearth of options from the Manchester City midfield but KDB stands out because he will play OOP as a striker and is mostly immune from the Pep roulette.|
|2||Diogo Jota||Liverpool||@Real Madrid||7.9M||Start or bench him it doesn't matter, he just can't stop scoring! Jota has scored in each of his last three games after returning from injury and is averaging goals at an incredible rate of every 106 minutes this season. Jota is a ceiling play but another alternative from the same fixture is Casemiro with his ball-recovery abilities.|
|3||Mohammed Salah||Liverpool||@Real Madrid||11.7M||Salah looks like a man on a mission right now with the intense training to prepare him for this game and Although his nemesis Ramos will miss the game, the highest scoring midfielder in fantasy will lead the Liverpool attack in their final chance at winning silverware this season.|
|4||Mason Mount||Chelsea||@Porto||6.9M||Chelsea will heavily rely on wonderkid Mason Mount for creativity against Porto as he leads the team in domestic goals, shots and key passes this season. A worthy differential in a week where they are hard to find.|
|5||Thomas Müller||Bayern Munich||Vs PSG||9.9M||Best when paired with Lewandowski but Müller is a brilliant player on his own and will take over the spot kick duties from him. The defending champs face a daunting task away to PSG however.|
|6||Angel Di Maria||PSG||@Bayern Munich||9M||Di Maria is always active for PSG in attack but has failed to score or assist against his boogie team - Bayern Munich in six games. FCB's defensive woes this season might change that.|
|1||João Cancelo||Manchester City||Vs Borussia Dortmund||5.9M||City haven't conceded in their last four games across all competitions and unless Haaland turns his form around, the sky-blues could possibly keep clean sheets in both games.|
|2||Antonio Rüdiger||Chelsea||@Porto||4.6M||Chelsea might've conceded five goals in their last game but that doesn't take anything away from how good Chelsea have been in defense recently.|
|3||John Stones||Manchester City||Vs Borussia Dortmund||5.1M||Full rested like Cancelo heading into this game and offers goal-threats from headers that Dortmund struggle against. Rúben Dias is a more rotation proof option if you have cash to burn.|
|4||Marquinhos||PSG||@Bayern Munich||5.9M||No Lewandowski makes PSG the clean sheet favourites here.|
|5||Trent Alexander-Arnold||Liverpool||@Real Madrid||6.7M||An outside chance for a clean sheet but Liverpool seem to have finally settled with the center back partnership of Phillips-Kabak in defense and TAA is slowly turning his season around to previous season levels where he had four goals and 13 assists as a wing-back.|
|6||Joshua Kimmich||Bayern Munich||Vs PSG||6.6M||Bayern have slightly improved defensively keeping a clean sheet in their last two games but it is highly unlikely that they do so against PSG. Kimmich is still a good shout for ball recoveries since he plays OOP in midfield and possible goal-involvements off his set-pieces.|
|1||Ederson Moraes||Manchester City||@Bourssia Dortmund||6M||City have conceded just one goal in eight Champions League games this season while keeping seven clean sheets.|
|2||Edouard Mendy||Chelsea||@Porto||5.2M||The highest scoring keeper in fantasy is the best option for the second keeper if Ederson does concede. Absence of Sérgio Oliveira for Porto boosts Mendy's clean sheet odds even more.|
|3||Keylor Navas||PSG||@Bayern Munich||5.5M||Leads the tournament in saves if clean sheets cannot be relied on.|
|4||Alisson Becker||Liverpool||@Real Madrid||5.9M|
|5||Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich||Vs PSG||6M|
You can find additional UCL Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.