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Win a share of €100k with FanTeam’s UEFA Champions League Fantasy game

The UEFA Champions League group stages kick off this week, with rotation issues aplenty to worry Fantasy Premier League managers for the next few months.

But if you can’t beat them, join them. Or maybe join FanTeam‘s €100,000 Champions League Event – the world’s largest Champions League Fantasy tournament.

After all, why worry about Mohamed Salah’s midweek minutes when they could be helping you to the €20,000 first prize on offer?

And even if you don’t hit the Euro ground running, pay-outs extend all the way through the top 600, with weekly prizes to sweeten the deal as well.

FanTeam are handing out €500 to each Gameweek’s best manager and a massive €1,000 is up for grabs for the highest Gameweek score of the competition.

At the moment, there’s also an Overlay, which means that since the contest is not full yet, FanTeam will still pay out €100,000 anyway – so the expected value of the entry is way higher than the entry price of €25.

The rules of the game are virtually identical to FPL, with one or two scoring tweaks here and there, which you can learn about here.

But time is most definitely on your side when it comes to picking your team as the Gameweek deadline is just ten seconds before kick-off.

Just like with FPL, you can’t have all the big names, however. And because FanTeam‘s contest is starting well after all of Europe’s big leagues are up and running, you’ll be hard-pressed to find the surprise (and cheap) packages that have made the FPL season such a tricky one so far.

As an example, Chelsea wunderkind Mason Mount remains an FPL bargain at £6.5m. But in the FanTeam game, he’s the side’s most expensive midfielder at 8.0m. That makes picking your team a real test of your Fantasy skill.

The good thing is that, as with FPL, there is a colour-coded flag system to help us make our decisions.

Players are grouped into three different categories (see below) and you’ll be able to see, for example, that the injured Lionel Messi is currently red-flagged.

Here’s my initial effort at a starting XI, within budget and with a mix of big names, familiar faces and outright Euro punts playing in a 3-4-3 formation.

GOALKEEPER

Anthony Lopes (5.0m) – Lyon should have enough to emerge from Group G and they’ll kick off with a home match against Zenit Saint-Petersburg. Russian sides are notoriously bad travellers, so Lopes looks fairly well-placed to start the campaign with a decent return.

DEFENDERS

Virgil van Dijk (6.5m) – The centre-half is 0.5m cheaper than both Liverpool full-backs, but with none of the rotation risk. Napoli away will almost certainly be the toughest test of their Group E campaign, but it seems inconceivable that Liverpool won’t be in for the long haul in Europe again this season.

Robin Gosens (5.0m) – Atalanta will make their first-ever group stage appearance on Wednesday when they travel to face Dinamo Zagreb. The Italians prefer attack to defence, so their German left-back Gosens could feature at both ends of the pitch. He’s already scored this season and produced three goals and two assists in Serie A last term.

Progression in Group C is certainly not beyond Atalanta – Man City are vulnerable at the back without Aymeric Laporte, while Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk are beatable, particularly on their travels.

Sergino Dest (4.5m) – The cheap and cheerful Ajax right-back was benched at the weekend, which suggests he’ll start at home to Lille. Last year’s semi-finalists are in a group, including Chelsea and Valencia, that they will view with little fear.

MIDFIELDERS

Takumi Minamino (7.0m) – A Red Bull Salzburg midfielder with a serious eye for goal – Minamino has already got four (and as many assists) from just six appearances in all competitions this season. And he managed four goals and two assists in a ten-game Europa League campaign last year. Yes, Group E includes Liverpool and Napoli, but there’s also Genk to play and the Austrians will be a handful at home.

Lorenzo Insigne (8.5m) – The Napoli midfielder has started this season in sparkling form, with two goals and two assists from the first three games of the Serie A season. He has previous in the Champions League as well, scoring three goals in last season’s group stages, against Liverpool and home and away against PSG.

Memphis Depay (8.0m) – Group C, as mentioned above, looks favourable for Lyon, and Depay has made a strong start to the season, with four goals and an assist in four Ligue 1 games. He produced 12 goals and 16 assists in 47 matches in all competitions last term, and set-piece duties add to his appeal.

Kevin De Bruyne (10.0m) – Okay, so Manchester City couldn’t beat Norwich, but they will surely make amends in Group C, even if a trip to Donetsk first up is probably the toughest match they’ll have. De Bruyne didn’t start at Carrow Road, which suggests Pep Guardiola views him as a European essential, and the Belgian maestro looks primed for a big season in 2019/20.

FORWARDS

Cristiano Ronaldo (11.5m) – His Champions League record is so well documented, I’ll leave you to look it up if your jaw hasn’t dropped already. Juventus have a nasty trip to Atletico Madrid first up in Group D, but be prepared to hold on to your jaw one more time when you see Ronaldo’s record against them – 33 appearances, 25 goals and eight assists.
Ronaldo is Euro royalty and well worth the premium price.

Romelu Lukaku (9.0m) – The Belgian has made a promising start to his Italian job, and Inter’s home tie against Group F minnows Slavia Prague looks like a great opportunity to confirm the (perhaps unfair) notion that he’s a flat track bully.

Inter are riding high in Serie A with three wins from three under Antonio Conte, and although much sterner games await in the group, Lukaku can always be sold on when the going gets tougher.

Yussuf Poulsen (7.5m) – Fielding three premium strikers looks virtually impossible without compromising the balance of your side in the FanTeam game, so RB Leipzig forward Poulsen is my penny-pinching punt. He has a goal and three assists from four Bundesliga games this season and scored 15 goals in 31 appearances last term.


FanTeam‘s €100,000 Champions League Event will run for the six rounds of the tournament’s group stages, with €500 going to each Gameweek’s best manager and a massive €1,000 up for grabs for the highest Gameweek score of the competition.

All that for an entry fee of just €25, with a maximum of 20 teams allowed per user.

To sign up, click here.

While you’re there, you can also check out the finer details of the contest, including the complete scoring breakdown and the full prize fund on offer.

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359 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Got 2 fts and nothing to do tbh..
    Pope 4.0
    TAA Digne Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
    Sterling Salah KDB Mount Cantwell
    Pukki Barnes Haller
    0.3 in the bank
    2 fts
    Do I just burn a transfer.. Or do something drastic like son and greenwood in for haller and mount OR Tammy in for Haller(swap haller back in for barnes next week with a Digne downgrade)

    1. Golden Delicious
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Exactly the same position. Thinking just burn it as I really can't see what else to do.

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        May just do Stek to button for kicks sake lol

    2. Astonvanilla
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Burn

    3. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Salah ➡ Mane to start generating funds for Auba.

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I can't live without Salah, Sterling and kdb unfortunately 🙂

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      It depends on whether you believe Barnes was a reasonable choice really. Looks very much like a misstep to me.

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        If I could upgrade him I would. Just 0.3 in the bank though

      2. ameisin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I think Barnes will be ok for the next few weeks, despite last 2 GWs.

        I'm hoping to hold onto him until around GW13 when I'll be aiming to WC.

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      nice works

  2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    First time Playing CL fantasy, couple of questions:

    1) are the captaincy rules similar to world cup fantasy? which means you can stick or twist from Tuesdays captain to select another one on wednesday?

    2) Is there an FFS league?

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Thanks in advance 🙂

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      1. yes and can swap your bench aswell
      2. no idea..

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cheers

  3. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which one of these ?

    A) Mane and Wilson
    B) Sterling and Abraham

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm going no Liverpool attack for now then , I can easily get one in for Sterling when the fixtures change.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B by a mile

    4. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

  4. Jimmy Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A) (-4)
    Van Dijk > Aurier
    Perez > Dendoncker
    Greenwood > C.Wilson

    B)
    Perez > Dendoncker
    Greenwood > Barnes

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Haller expected points gusy? I'll take 5p at this point

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      2 points

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      9

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      How has you week gone ? What is your OR atm?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Feel like I've said thatt one time too many already.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          🙂

    4. Jafoole_88
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      how's your boy, Wesley working for you?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Dropped him a long time ago.

  6. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    So let's turn to UCL fantasy.

    Have you found any bargains yet?

    4.0 Benfica's keeper and Atletico's left back Lodi for 4.0 are mine.

    1. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Atalanta's CB Toloi is also 4

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      what does your team look like?

      1. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Hradecky Vladowhatever
        Godin Hernandez Sule Tagliafico Toloi
        Mahrez Moura Bellarabi Vanaken Gomez
        Lewa Lukaku Tadic

  7. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I have two free transfers and dont see any point in just a single transfer to my current team. Could the Tottenham defence and Aurier be worth a try with Lundstram as backup - this will make Abraham joining the team? Other suggestions?

    Robertson + Greenwood -> Aurier + Abraham

    Heaton
    TAA, Digne, Robertson
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell
    Wilson, Pukki, Greenwood

    4.0, Hayden, Lundstram, Rico, 0.9 million in the bank

  8. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Anyone else choose their players based on the pleasure of watching their games ?

    I bought in lanzini just to catch some Monday night football

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I kept McGinn for the same reason...

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      West ham look pretty decent, look forward to watching them tonight, could be a cracker.. I have haller.. think there will be goals.. I’m going 2-2

    3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No

    4. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Maybe you have to transfer in some Bou or Soton so you can catch Friday night football

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Crossed my mind tbh..

      2. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Rico it is then

      3. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Haha I dint realise this. May start Rico ahead of lund/soyuncu just for an extra game to watch since there's nothing between them lol

    5. 12steps
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Im considering Son for the early game next Saturday (and 'cause he's good)

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    McGinn double-digits and this will turn into a good GW. 🙂

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If McGinn has a good game I will be saving my wc and going Kane and Ceballos to Aubameyang and Him.

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I swapped McGinn to mount which I think was the right idea managed to scrape in his returns aswell

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Got Mount

  10. Saiz does not matter
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Dropping like a stone in ML.. Wlidcard team set up is currently:

      Pope Button
      Lundstrom Soyuncu Digne Rico Hanley
      Son Sterling Salah KDB Mount
      Abraham Pukki Greenwood

      Thinking of either:
      A keep as is
      B Salah & Lundstrom to Mane & Aurier
      C Lundstrom, Salah & Greenwood to Vertonghen, Cantwell & Aubameyang
      D something else!

    • Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      And looks like there is another game tonight. Oh my.

      Wesley and Hailer could kill our ranking and make it free fall. Uh

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Was looking at some Haller and Wesley highlights and they looked like the same player.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          haller movement in the box much better i think. wesley more of a hold up guy bringing others into play

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Our?

    • Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      So I can try guage interest, how many people are playing UCL Fantasy?

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I did last year and will probably scrape another squad together

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I just made my team

      3. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I am.

    • Dribbles
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Please help someone.

        Who scores next 6 gw?

        a) Pepe
        b) Jorginho

        Thanks in advance!

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          b

        2. 12steps
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          A

      • Tmel
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        KDB or Son?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Son

      • NorwichCityLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Which one long term?

        A)Richarlison

        B)Son

        1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Is this a real question?

          1. NorwichCityLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            No fake

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Ah then it makes sense

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Son by a mile

        3. 12steps
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          B

      • 12steps
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Any input appreciated!

        Pope Button
        TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko Lundstram
        Salah Sterling Mount Lanzini Dend.
        Callum Wilson Pukki Greenwood

        2FT 1,5 ITB

        Too many premiums to consider:
        a) VVD + Lanzini --> Mings(any 4,5) + KDB
        b) VVD + Lanzini --> Mings(any 4,5) + Son
        c) VVD + Wilson --> Mings(any 4,5) + Auba
        d) Other?

        Cheers!

      • HD7
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Is Aurier nailed mates?

        1. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Will be for next 3 weeks I reckon.