UCL Fantasy Football: Popular Picks and Potential Differentials
Saturday 17 October 2020
UEFA.com looks to see who everyone is selection for Matchday 1, and which players are flying unbefitting the radar.
Ahead of Matchday 1 in this season’s UEFA Champions League, UEFA.com looks at some popular selections, as well as those who could caper a surprise.
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Manuel Neuer (€6.0m) vs Atlético (H)
After racking up 50 #UCLFantasy points in last season’s competition, it comes as no confound that Neuer is currently the paramount selected goalkeeper going into Matchday 1. The German stopper played a force role in Bayern’s tread to their sixth European Cup, tape six unsoiled sheets and 28 saved shots to play that he is calm among the extraordinary elite keepers in world football. The Bundesliga champions tribute Spanish giants Atlético to Munich on Matchday 1. Neuer only conceded one goal in Bayern’s three home union stage matches last season.
Selected by 31%
José Sá (€4.5m) vs Marseille (H)
Last season was one to remember for Portugese goalkeeper José Sá. The Olympiacos No1 kept an impressive 29 spotless sheets in all competitions for the Greek champions, who conceded rightful 16 goals all season in the Super League. He has already begun this season’s UEFA Champions League campaign with two unsoiled sheets as Olympiacos overcame Omonoia of Cyprus 2-0 on sum in the play-off round. Sá leave now look to bring his set into the league stage, with his facet at home to Marseille on Matchday 1.
Selected by 4%
Sergio Ramos (€6.5m) vs Shakhtar Donetsk (H)
For much years, Ramos has been among the most reliable #UCLfantasy point-scorers from security and this season looks jell to be no different. The Real Madrid head has started the season strongly as share of a defence that has kept three clean sheets in their orifice four Spanish Liga matches. Ramos provides not proper defensive stability but further a significant goal menace having scored twice in last season’s UEFA Champions League. #UCLfantasy managers who retain selected Ramos in their plane consign hoping that he can bind points from both ends of the pound on Matchday 1 with a home amusement censure Shakhtar.
Selected by 41%
Robin Gosens (€5.5m) vs Midtjylland (A)
Italian slant Atalanta burst on to the UEFA Champions League prospect on debut last year, defender Gosens establishing himself as an sharply valuable #UCLfantasy asset with 39 points over the pathway of the competition. Fielded primarily as an attacking wing-back by Gian Piero Gasperini, the German international was explainable for 48 completed circle recoveries over the course of the competition. Gosens besides made the most of his license to ramble forward, scoring his best ever UEFA Champions League goal on Matchday 6 at Shakhtar. This season he has already opened his report in Serie A with a goal in Atalantas 4-1 win at Lazio and could prove a valuable #UCLFantasy differential again as La Dea action to newcomers Midtjylland.
Selected by 5%
Ansu Fati (€8.0m) vs Ferencváros (H)
The 17-year-old has begun 2020/21 in scintillating form, giving Barcelona fans belief that a novel superstar could be in their midst. The La Masia developed maestro has started all three Spanish Liga matches so far this season for Ronald Koemans side, scoring three times, while he besides found the collar on his boon international inspire for Spain against Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League. Fati played 112 minutes in last seasons UEFA Champions League, scoring the vital goal in a 2-1 win at Inter on Matchday 6 to become the competitions youngest ever scorer. His entertainment circumstance so far this season suggests that he will feature supplementary prominently this year and with Hungarian aspect Ferencváros the visitors to the Camp Nou on Matchday 1, #UCLfantasy managers have moved in gigantic numbers to transact Fati into their respective squads.
Selected by 31%
Sadio Mané (€11.0m) vs Ajax (A)
A force measure of Liverpool’s well-oiled attacking machine, Mané consign be looking to revise on his two goals and two assists in last season’s UEFA Champions League campaign. The Senegalese doyenne scored 18 goals and registered ten assists in Liverpool’s Premier League-winning campaign in 2019/20 and already has three goals in his three band appearances so far this season. With a Matchday 1 journey to Ajax in the offing, Mané may well prove a intelligent differential for those #UCLfantasy managers looking to earn an early edge.
Selected by 2%
Robert Lewandowski (€12.0m) vs Atlético (H)
Last season’s cardinal scoring #UCLfantasy asset is unsurprisingly the main owned shameless heading into Matchday 1. The Bayern striker took his diversion to a entire novel level on the European stage in 2019/20, his number of 15 goals creation him the UEFA Champions Leagues finest scorer for the boon time. Overall, the Polish marksman accrued an incredible 104 #UCLfantasy points over the course of the campaign and it is no nonplus that so much managers are putting their faith in Lewandowski despite the defensive lineage of opening-day opponents Atlético.
Selected by 45%
Neymar (€11.5m) vs Manchester United (H)
The Brazilian immodest accumulated 36 #UCLFantasy points last season, with three goals and four assists, despite misplaced four of the six league games. Neymar leave be severe to provoke this year’s group stage with a clatter and a foregone hat-trick for Brazil during international duty cede have done no abuse to his confidence. Owned by under 10% of #UCLfantasy managers, Neymar represents an astute differential alternative as his element unfastened up censure Manchester United.
Selected by 7%