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.


Notes

  • 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.

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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1NeymarPSGVs Manchester City11.6M
2Kylian MbappéPSGVs Manchester City11.2M
3Karim BenzemaReal MadridVs Chelsea10.4M
4Timo WernerChelsea@Real Madrid10.6M




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Kevin De BruyneManchester CityVs Borussia Dortmund11.3MDortmund 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.
2Diogo JotaLiverpool@Real Madrid7.9MStart 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.
3Mohammed SalahLiverpool@Real Madrid11.7MSalah 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.
4Mason MountChelsea@Porto6.9MChelsea 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.
5Thomas MüllerBayern MunichVs PSG9.9MBest 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.
6Angel Di MariaPSG@Bayern Munich9MDi 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.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1João CanceloManchester CityVs Borussia Dortmund5.9MCity 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.
2Antonio RüdigerChelsea@Porto4.6MChelsea 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.
3John StonesManchester CityVs Borussia Dortmund5.1MFull 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.
4MarquinhosPSG@Bayern Munich5.9MNo Lewandowski makes PSG the clean sheet favourites here.
5Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool@Real Madrid6.7MAn 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.
6Joshua KimmichBayern MunichVs PSG6.6MBayern 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.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Ederson MoraesManchester City@Bourssia Dortmund6MCity have conceded just one goal in eight Champions League games this season while keeping seven clean sheets.
2Edouard MendyChelsea@Porto5.2MThe 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.
3Keylor NavasPSG@Bayern Munich5.5MLeads the tournament in saves if clean sheets cannot be relied on.
4Alisson BeckerLiverpool@Real Madrid5.9M
5Manuel NeuerBayern MunichVs PSG6M

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By Trevor Baretto

The creator of the website, he is proud of the fact that he was 35th at his peak in Bundesliga Fantasy last season despite tumbling to 119th in the last 4 weeks.