Champions League

UCL Fantasy: Tuesday review, Wednesday preview and tips for substitutes and captaincy

The UEFA Champions League Fantasy game allows managers to change their starting XIs and captains – with certain restrictions – following the culmination of the Tuesday matches and before the start of Wednesday’s games.

In this article, we’ll recap last night’s fixtures and summarise the captaincy and substitution options available to UCL Fantasy bosses before this evening’s 17:55 GMT deadline.

The three players we backed for captaincy in yesterday’s article scored five goals between them.

Tuesday’s fixtures saw Chelsea, Sevilla, Barcelona and Juventus through to the knockout stage of the competition and tonight could see Manchester City and Bayern Munich join them. 

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Last Night’s Review

Starting in the early kick-offs, Sevilla and Chelsea both won their games on the road but more importantly, both conceded.

Edouard Mendy (€5.2m) shipped his first goal for Chelsea in the Champions League and Timo Werner (€10.6m) continued his poor form in front of goal, although he did set up Oliver Giroud’s (€7.3m) winning strike.

For Sevilla, former Barcelona starlet Munir El-Haddadi (€7m) scored his third goal off the bench in the double-header against Krasnodar and may have done enough to earn himself a starting berth in future games for the Andalusian side.

In the 8pm kick-offs, Manchester United’s 4-1 win saw them keep their place at the top of their tough Group H, with Bruno Fernandes (€9.5m) taking the headlines with his stunning brace. United assets are perhaps not the best for future investment, as they now set up to face two top-class sides in need of a win and could have a dead rubber in the final round of matches.

In the other game in their group, PSG continued their poor form in front of goal in Europe as only a Neymar penalty saw them beat an injury-ravaged RB Leipzig side. 

In Group G, a second-string Barcelona team led by Martin Braithwaite (€5.8m) hammered a COVID-riddled Dynamo Kyiv side to stay three points clear at the top of their group. Expect Braithwaite to start again in Hungary next week and potentially find himself on the scoresheet once again.

A star-studded but poor Juventus team scraped past Ferencvaros, as Cristiano Ronaldo (€12m) was once again limited to just six points. Andrea Pirlo can’t seem to get his side ticking just yet but Alvaro Morata (€9m) has been their star man in this competition from start to finish.

In Group E, Erling Haaland (€11m) and Ciro Immobile (€10.5m) both scored braces at home to once again live up to their price tags. Haaland has six goals in his first four games in the Champions League this season and with Lazio and Zenit still to come, will likely add to his tally. Dortmund’s defence made it three Champions League clean sheets in a row, with full-backs Raphael Guerreiro (€6m) and Thomas Meunier (€5m) threatening as always.

Substitutions and Captaincy

As always, four points or less is definitely worth the risk with substitutions.

Wilmar Barrios (€4.5m) is in 45% of teams and having conceded a penalty and picked up a yellow card, received just one point last night – so he is an obvious candidate to make way.

Liverpool, Ajax and Bayern players sat on your bench have to take priority with their plum home fixtures. But be wary of rotation all round, especially from Manchester City and Liverpool, with news potentially filtering in throughout the day. Kevin De Bruyne (€11.5m) and Kyle Walker have not travelled with the City squad, but Alassane Plea (€8.2m) and Antony (€5.9m) have both been declared fit for their respective games. 

Onto changing captaincy.

With Robert Lewandowski (€12m) facing a plum home fixture, sticking with players on six points or less will likely be punished. A returning Mohamed Salah (€11.5m) and in-form Joao Felix (€9m) both also have great fixtures and seem ready to put up big scores.

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  1. GW10 Fixtures and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    GW10 fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/vpzujf
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    GW9 clean sheet results:
    MNU: 49% ✅
    CHE: 41% ✅
    WOL: 35% ❌
    BUR: 34% ✅
    CRY: 34% ❌
    EVE: 33% ❌
    WHU: 33% ✅
    MCI: 31% ❌
    AVL: 29% ❌
    LIV: 29% ✅
    ARS: 28% ✅
    SHU: 28% ❌
    SOU: 28% ❌
    BHA: 22% ❌
    LEE: 21% ✅
    FUL: 19% ❌
    LEI: 18% ❌
    TOT: 17% ✅
    NEW: 14% ❌
    WBA: 12% ❌

    GW10 clean sheet odds:
    MCI: 55%
    LEI: 42%
    ARS: 39%
    CRY: 36%
    LIV: 36%
    MNU: 33%
    WBA: 33%
    CHE: 31%
    SHU: 31%
    EVE: 30%
    NEW: 28%
    WHU: 27%
    WOL: 26%
    AVL: 22%
    SOU: 21%
    TOT: 21%
    LEE: 18%
    FUL: 16%
    BHA: 15%
    BUR: 9%
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    Clean sheet totals:
    Aston Villa: 4
    Chelsea: 4
    Southampton: 4
    West Ham: 4
    Wolves: 4
    Arsenal: 3
    Burnley: 3
    Leeds: 3
    Leicester City: 3
    Tottenham: 3
    Brighton: 2
    Liverpool: 2
    Manchester City: 2
    Manchester United: 2
    Crystal Palace: 1
    Everton: 1
    Fulham: 1
    Newcastle: 1
    West Bromwich: 1
    Sheffield United: 0

    Top 2 in the clean sheet odds again came through last week and personally I had a good week too even though I took a -8 still ended up with 77 (-8)= 69 🙂

    Hope you all have a good week too, catch you all next week...

    G

    1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Thanks G-Whizz, always love those

      1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Actually I check it every gw to get an idea of how my defense ranks for the gw hehe

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Thxxxx

    3. Alberto Tomba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nick Pope Versus The World

    4. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      cheers

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Last time I'm Going to ask

    A. Zaha > KDB (C)
    B. Kane > Vardy (C) and Zaha > Salah .... -4

    Current team

    Mendy
    semado, cress, konsa
    son, bruno, jack, Zaha
    kane, dcl, bam

    1. AD2110
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

    2. Must.Go.Faster.
        1 month, 28 days ago

        B

      • Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Good, last time I'm going to ignore you. 😀

        B is best by the way.

        1. Must.Go.Faster.
            1 month, 28 days ago

            B is like a bike with nitro to help Z get away from C.

            It’s a sprint after all; not a marathon.

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Easy A

        3. Carefree Crew
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Does £ come into it if Zaha falls & Salah rises? Will you be priced out?
          I think Vardy is the better Captain option v Fulham considering City form & Burnley better defensively.

          Minus 4 & getting Salah over KDB with Vardy a Captain option for the next 4GWs might tempt me personally. Not checked Vardy ownership but KDB is under 20% owned so depends if shield or sword is your strategy.

        4. JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          A

      • AlpoShearer
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Any early thougthts? 1 FT and 3,8 ITB

        Martinez
        Cancelo-Chilwell-Justin
        Foden-Bruno-Son-James-Grealish
        DCL-Kane

        Steer Brewster-Michell-Lamptey

        A. Kane to Vardy
        B. James to KDB
        C. Kane and James to Bamford and Salah -4
        D. Foden to ?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          B

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 28 days ago

            in fact no, not with his fixtures, A if any, Foden to jot?

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          A

      • Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        McCarthy Forster
        Bellerin Coufal Zouma Dallas Kilman
        Bruno Salah Grealish Zaha Soucek
        DCL Kane Wilson

        A) Kane>Vardy
        B) Zaha>Jota
        C) Use 1Ft & £1.3 elsewhere

      • Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        3 days of mourning in Argentina for Diego.

        Probably similar in Scotland....

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Statue to be erected in his honor in O'Connell Street Dublin surely?

      • The Cabinet of Dr Marvin
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Anyone who hasn't seen the Maradona film yet, it's a really good watch. Made by the same guy who made Senna.

      • The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        KdB just rested or some injury issue?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          rested

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Rested.

      • KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Is it worth holding on for the WC until Christmas?
        Do we expect any DGWS/Blanks before gw16?
        Like many, my team is not looking very good for the next gws (no Zaha, Wilson, City or Utd assets and defense is looking weak) so I'm wondering if it'd be really worth the wait.

        That's my current team, 0 FT:
        Mccarthy - Steer
        Chilwell - kilman - justin - feurgeson - Lewis
        Salah - Son - Grealish - Soucek - Anguissa(4.5 fodder)
        DCL - Vardy - Werner

      • Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I made a rookie mistake and got Cancelo in too early

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Whats wrong with cancelo?

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Not nailed

          2. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            More the concern he may not play this weekend based on tonight's lineup

            1. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Hell play the weekend imo

        2. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          he has a good run, will get you points, at this price it's a very good buy

        3. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Decent bench will do the job

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Hopefully cancelo withdrawn early tonight

        4. NateDogsCats
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Unless Zinchenko is ready he'll surely play, Mendy has been made of glass the past 2 seasons so I can't see any chance of Pep chancing him from the start twice just a few days apart

        5. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          2.2 ITB.
          Any suggestions appreciated. Need a defender and Salah back but how? (Not getting rid of Bruno)

          Martinez Foster
          Chillwell Saiss Mitchell Targett Lamptey
          Son Burke Bowen Bruno Grealish
          Kane DCL Vardy.

          Thanks.!

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Kane + Son + Mitchell to Bamford + Salah + Cancelo for -8

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Saiss instead of Mitchell

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Spur attacker, lose Saiss.

            1. Tony Martial
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Thanks both.

              No way in hell I’m getting rid of both though.. Kane,Saiss,and Saiss ➡️ Salah Bamford Cancelo and .5 Itb -8 tho

              1. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Bowen instead of one of them saiss ffs

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Bowen due.

        6. Meinhoff
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ole ole ole Diego Diego

          RIP to the greatest ever.

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            This

        7. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Diego looked around. It wasn't what he was expecting. For one, the stadium was eerily quiet, and the man in black, with the whistle, was decidedly...bony.
          "Am I....?"
          "SI", said Death.
          "It's not what I was expecting"
          "I THOUGHT YOU LIKED SURPRISES"
          "Er...is that a...sword, you're carrying? I thought you had a...scythe?"
          "THE SWORD IS ONLY FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. ALTHOUGH I HAVE HAD TO CARRY IT AROUND MORE OFTEN THIS YEAR."
          "So...what happens next?"
          "LET'S GO FIND OUT TOGETHER, SHALL WE?"
          Death extended his clickety digits. and Diego clasped the hand of Death.
          And Death, well, Death held the hand of God.

          (Apologies to Sir Terry Pratchett)

        8. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Pep not playing his best player atm, Torres. I don't get it.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Same reason he's not playing KDB?

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              But KDB didn't play and Torres is super young and fit and he wants to play and to get minutes. I don't get it, personally.

              1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                *but KDB didn't travel

        9. Jullepuu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Saiss to Dias with this team?

          Martinez Steer
          Saiss Coufal Chilwell Taylor Ferguson
          Salah Rashford Ziyech Son Podence
          Jimenez DCL Watkins

        10. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Sure it's been asked 100 times but KDB just being rested tonight, nothing more concerning?

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Rested

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              TY, panic over

        11. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Kane, Harrison > Jesus, Torres?

        12. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          The hand of god finally touches Diego

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            ...and tells him they have just brought in VAR in football heaven...

        13. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          And there goes Cancelo nailed on story.

        14. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Torres or KDB who to bring first? I think Torres could be a revelation this year, combo of 10+ goals and close to 10 assists for the season won't surprise me.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Who scores more vs Burnley? Who do you sell for each?

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I have a tough decision to decide who will score more. I am getting both for Fulham that's for sure.

              Rashford/Son goes for them.

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Torres will probably starting 1 or 2 games in every 3 when all mids & forwards are fit

        15. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Kevin De Bruyne makes rotation request at Man City amid exhausting schedule

          https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-news-de-bruyne-19329765

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            oh my, i might go salah directly than. this makes me think is he a good captaincy bet against fulham, since he might not play ?

        16. fridge
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Is Zaha confirmed out? Got so many issues in my team that I'm hoping (with little faith) he may play?

          1. teneighty
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Cheers!

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Welcome.

        17. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Hope aguero gets some minutes so it can be clear that he starts for the weekend

        18. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Martinez Fodder
          Cancelo Justin Lascelles
          KdB Bruno Ziyech Grealish
          Vardy Richarlison Watkins
          Soucek Lamptey Taylor

          1 FT, 2.1 ITB

          How to get Salah in?