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Champions League

The best UEFA Champions League Fantasy players and captains from PSG v City

One semi-final leg down, three to go.

Chelsea drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in Spain last night, leaving the tie delicately poised for next Wednesday’s rematch in west London.

As for this evening, Manchester City continue their push for a domestic and European treble as they take on Paris Saint-Germain in France.

And there are potential substitutions and captaincy changes to be made in UEFA Champions League Fantasy ahead of tonight’s kick-off, which we’ll discuss below.

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Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea

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As expected, this was a low-scoring affair. Chelsea could’ve scored four in the first 25 minutes if Christian Pulisic had weighted a few passes better and Timo Werner had his shooting boots on. Pulisic was the Chelsea goalscorer with a composed finish after a brilliant ball over the top from Antonio Rüdiger, with the American doing enough to secure his place in the line-up next week and causing Real trouble all evening.

At the back, Cesar Azpilicueta started at right wing-back but was kept relatively quiet, while Ben Chilwell looked good on the left-hand side but couldn’t quite capitalise on a positive showing. As in the first leg against Porto, Jorginho had a quiet night, recovering the ball just twice. 

Karim Benzema provided Real’s only real spark as they looked uncomfortable in an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation for a lot of the game. The Frenchman saw a brilliant shot go just wide of the top corner early on and showed incredible composure for his finish from a set play. 

PSG vs Manchester City

This should – on paper – be a great game. PSG and Manchester City are both brilliant attacking sides, although both have a knack for crumbling offensively under pressure. However, both Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino have experience of this stage in the competition and will know how to set their teams up.

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are PSG’s biggest weapons and best UCL Fantasy options. Mbappe has five goals in his last three league games and is thriving as a central striker under Pochettino. Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund exposed a few weak points in City’s defence in the first leg and Mbappe will be keen to go out and exploit those. 

However, throughout his career, Pochettino has only beaten Guardiola on three occasions in 18 meetings.

Phil Foden has scored in his last three Champions League matches and is quickly emerging as a goalscoring talisman in Guardiola’s new striker-less system. Him, Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez are all great captaincy options ahead of this game, as PSG’s defence is average at the best of times and they are missing key centre-back Marquinhos. De Bruyne’s additional set-piece threat marks him out as City’s best option for the armband from this tie.

Suspended on the domestic front, John Stones will start in Paris and has shown a consistent goalscoring knack from set plays. City are the joint-highest scorers from dead-ball situations in the Premier League this season and this is the sort of game that we’re likely to see set-piece goals from. He’s a better option than Joao Cancelo, given that the Portuguese only poses a threat from open play and may be stuck defending against Neymar for the bulk of the evening. 

Still, Manchester City’s defence has been average of late and Mbappe is the best player to exploit their weaknesses. Despite City being favourites, Mbappe still may be the best captaincy choice for this game. 

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230 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    New Community Article

    Greyhead has taken a look at Magnus Carlsen and how his planning works

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/04/28/learning-from-the-great-and-the-good-19-20-magnus-special/

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Need to burn a FT...

    A. Wilson -> Wood
    B. Forster -> Johnstone
    C. Coady -> Alioski

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A looks good.

      Got Dallas already? And who is your main keeper?

    2. Wayne Enterprises
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A I’d say

  3. Pabster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Would you guys BB this gw with this lot? Have 1 free transfer but would prefer not to use it, though maybe for a keeper? Only have .5 ITB so Forster->Johnstone most likely.

    (I have TC and FH remaining, as well)

    Mendy (Forster)
    Trent Rudiger Shaw Holding Coady
    Salah Son Jota Lingard Greenwood
    Iheanacho Kane Watkins

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Have a similar dilemma above. Need a backup GK but Johnstone is the only one I can afford

    2. Gasa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Yes! When, if not now?

  4. WibblesTeam
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Which option would you prefer for GW35 onwards

    A: TAA and a Palace defender (Palace guy benched after 36)
    B: Holgate and any defender other than TAA (Recommend?)

    Or

    C: TAA + Holgate, but get a cheaper midfielder instead of Son?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Don’t let the DGW cloud your judgment, everton and palace defences are pure rubbish. Better off with someone like Alioski Ayling or Veltman

      1. WibblesTeam
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Good point but will already own Dallas and Dunk, so wouldnt like to pick any of those 3. Maybe one of the Burnley defenders? Basically need any cheap defender that doesnt play for Leeds/Brighton and has good fixtures on 35 and 36

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Oh that’s tough then, maybe go Ward then if he’s a 5th defender

          1. WibblesTeam
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Yep, thats what I was thinking, I have a bench boost to use on 35 and then need somebody who plays 36 to cover blanks, then I can just bench him on 37 and 38. Little bit worried he could be dropped for Clyne though

  5. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Hold on to 2 FT’s or

    A) Jota to Moura
    B) jota to Saka
    C) other

    Martinez
    Holding, Reguilon, TAA
    Bruno, Gund, Salah, Lingard
    Kane, Wood, Nacho

    Forster, Jota*, Targett, Coady,

    2 FT 0.4 ITB

    TIA

    1. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Jota > Maddison?

      1. Gasa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        I wouldn't

  6. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Play Holding (new) or Coady (wba)?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Holding

  7. RamaLangaDingDong
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    MANC fans - what chance do you think we have of seeing Aguero get minutes between now and the end of the season

    - I can picture a GW38 cameo and mega-haul as a send-off just like when David Silva left the club...

    - probability % or, is he perma-crocked...?

    Might do a GW38 Kane switch-out if I genuinely thought Aguero would play...

  8. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    How likely is the dgw 35 and when is it confirmed?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      The only thing we know for sure is that Everton, Villa, Southampton and Palace will have a DGW at some point this season. Ben Crellin who most on here seems to follow for DGW predictions reckons there is a 70% chance it will be in GW35, as well as doubles for Leicester, Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal.

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 9 hours ago

        Thanks, a bit late. Used Crellin's file for this bit could not find the percentage (70) by myself. So thanks for that mate 🙂

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 9 hours ago

          Beware. That 70% number is entirely arbitrary and pretty dubious. Anyone banking on his projection is running a considerable risk of disappointment.

  9. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    After this GW, folk will start asking whether Lingard needs to be sold 😉

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      *unless he gets another double digit haul

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        he won't

  10. Manani
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    has Forster lost his place?

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I think so

    2. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Arlene, yep!

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Yes, she's been DUP-ed

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      No, he just went to Gloucester.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        In the pouring rain.

  11. Ben White saved my life
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    RIP Michael Collins, his like are an inspiration.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I had to look that up the two who went down to the moon are much more famous.

  12. lufcMOT
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    mendy
    shaw coady veltman
    mount bruno salah lingard
    DCL Kane Nacho

    meslier/konsa/coufal/raphinha
    2 free transfers 0 in the bank.
    Coady to coleman?

    1. Gasa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I would, Wolves are terrible, plus there's a double GW for Everton.

    2. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Play Meslier

  13. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    234k to 26k in 10 gameweeks. Going for that respectable finish slow and steady.

    1. son of city
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Keep it up.

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      So ur ahad of me of currently

      10 GWs ago i was 12k lol

    3. Captain Scarlet
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Good going, man! I’ve managed 235k to 3,999(!) so far in the same period. I was losing a head to head 14-5 at one stage and am now losing 17-16.

      What did you change, if anything, tactics-wise?

  14. Gasa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Any suggestions for the cup matchup?

    Me

    Sanchez
    Semedo, Coufal, Alex-Arnold
    Fernandes, Salah, Lingard, Jota, Sigurdson
    Vardy, Iheanacho

    Watkins, Keane, Holding, P-F

    1FT. 0.4 ITB

    My opponent

    Martinez, Areola
    Azpilicueta, Dias, Alex-Arnold, Dawson, Shaw
    Fernandes, Lingard, Trossard, Jota, Greenwood
    Kane, Iheanacho, Werner

    1 FT

  15. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    What's your prediction for PSG - Manchester City?

    1. son of city
      5 months, 1 day ago

      City to win 2-0.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      2-1 PSG

    3. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      City 2-1

    4. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      0-0

    5. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      2 2

    6. gringo1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Manchester City: 3
      Ederson Pen. 3'
      Foden (2) 88' 98'
      Paris SG: 0

  16. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    So, Vardy+Gundog >> Kane(C)+Raphinha then?

    Mendy
    TAA. Shaw. Rudiger
    Salah. Bruno. Gundog. Lingard
    Vardy. DCL. Iheanacho
    (Forster, Jota, Coady, Holding)

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Just Vardy to Kane maybe

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Not possible. 0.3 short. Need to raise 0.3

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      i'd be tempted to just do Bruno to Son(c)

  17. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Is Aguero out of favor or lacks fitness?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Both

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Age has caught up

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 1 day ago

        This is sad isnt it? You expect Aguero to win big matches.

  18. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Did Kane-> Vardy last week for a hit. Would you reverse the transfer and do Kane(c)?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I am above. Need 2FTs though

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Leicester usually does well against Southampton. Remember the 9-0 win? Think Vardy can match Kane this GW. It looks like a sideways move. Especially with Vardy DGW coming up.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Vardy usually does well in away matches too. Don't think we will see the freak show of last season though.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        The cup semi final was a bit more recent perhaps 😉

    3. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      And get another fail? Someone is trying to tell you something. The team did not help him in the final but Kane was lethargic and not fully fit. On top of this Vardy probably has a double and plays Soton next game. Enough reasons not to do it?

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Actually, I am looking to FH in the double GW. But you sure made some valid points there sire.

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          That is a bit different but still not enough for me. Do you believe in fate?

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            I sure do. 🙂

            1. CAVEAT KING
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Well I have the exact same choice. My worst season since starting (200k) and I think it is partly caused by chasing big hitters all over the place.

              1. Rolls-Royce
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                Indeed this season has been punishing if you start to deviate from the template.

    4. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Yep

  19. WibblesTeam
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Martinez - Forster
    Shaw Rudiger Dunk Dallas Ward
    Bruno Salah Maddison Lingard Jota
    Kane Iheanacho Bamford

    Does this sound good as a Bench Boost for GW35? I know Forster has been dropped.

  20. Finding Timo
    5 months, 1 day ago

    I have been trying to get news on raphinha —anyone heard any please?

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      It will be the first news on this site mate.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        First news would be doubles imo

        1. Finding Timo
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Yeh waiting for both !!

        2. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          My bad sorry. 2nd news then! (smile)

  21. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Do we think Cancelo starts against CPL? I am owner and don't know what to do with him

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      He started tonight so I am not sure

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      At this point u shd have no city players in ur team

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        But I do have

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Keep him if you've 3 starting defenders.

  22. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Excellent city team. Best attack they can put out no weak links

  23. arkom
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Digne / TAA / Dunk / Requilon / Phillips
    Salah / Lingard / Bruno / Greenwood / Rapinha
    Watkins / Nacho / Vardy

    1 FT
    0,1£ ITB

    A) Bruno & Vardy --> Son & Kane
    B) Other?

  24. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Can someone post the lineup? Ta

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Bernardo, Foden.

  25. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Salah or Bruno on WC?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Salah or neither.

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Bruno. DGW coming up and youll want to captain him.

      1. AC Yew
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Could always switch to Salah after the DGW.

  26. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Crazy to punt on Sterling this gw?

    Need a differential

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      How about Bale? All of his 6 goals this season have come in home matches.

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Why didn't he start Carabao final?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Doesn't do the tracking back stuff. Expecting him to start easy home fixtures, which is what you would want as a buyer.

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            At this stage now I think they should let the clutch off him and let Son and Kane too run riot. The mids and defenders can do the defending. I understand the tracking back stuff but when a player offers such threat I think tracking back blunts his effectiveness.

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      No

  27. WibblesTeam
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Martinez - Forster
    Shaw Rudiger Dunk Dallas Ward
    Bruno Salah Maddison Lingard Jota
    Kane Iheanacho Bamford

    Does this sound good as a Bench Boost for GW35? I know Forster has been dropped

  28. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Martinez (Steer)
    Shaw Rudiger TAA (Saiss Holding) Salah Bruno Maddison Lingard (Jota)
    Wood Nacho Kane (c)

    A Holding to Dallas
    B Jota to Greenwood
    C jota to Raphina

  29. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    stuck here, play one and who then would be 1st on bench

    A) fofana
    B) Jota
    C) Holding
    D) Trossard