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. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Looking at the Man City team and its obvious Pep wants a LB and a FW.

    Ederson
    Cancelo Stones Dias ?????
    KDB Rodri Gundogan
    Mahrez ????? Foden

    Steffen
    Walker Laporte Ake Mendy
    Bernardo Fernandinho Zinchenko
    Torres Jesus Sterling

    1. Giggs Boson
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I think Pep would rather a midfielder at LB, and a midfielder as a ST. He likes to congest the central midfield, with the wingers high and wide.

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Zinchenko and Cancelo and Mendy are good enough at LB for Pep. Cancelo and Zinch are his inverted WB that can sit in CDM, Mendy can provide width if he needs that.

      I think he doesnt want an established striker because that means he'll be forced to play a formation with a striker.

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I think a forward is surely the top priority. Kun going and Jesus just not good enough.

      If they got someone like Haaland or Kane, I think they would be happy to continue with Cancelo/Zinchenko/Mendy at LB. Laporte and Ake can play there too if needed.

  2. Vasshin
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Currently sitting 5th in my ML and 60 Points behind ML leader. All the 4 people ahead of me have Kane and they will all probably captain him. All of them also have Iheanacho as well.

    I have Vardy and Iheanacho, and I am thinking of making Vardy captain, so I might have any chance of decreasing the lead if Vardy scores and Kane doesn't. But is it a suicide mission for me by captaining Vardy and not having Kane?

    1. Wayne Enterprises
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Personally I wouldn’t but mainly because I’ve been trolled so much by Vardy. Could pay off but really risky I think

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      There’s always a chance but think it’s ambitious to equate Vardy with Kane - his current output (over the last 10 weeks or so) is in the range of Watkins not Kane.

      Odd goal plus assists around 4.5 average per match

  3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bruno to Raheem ‘The Dream’ Sterling?

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I think that's my move this week

      1. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Other option would be to Son

    2. Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not for me

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Aka "the nightmare to own"

    5. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      As someone who did that move for the Leeds game. I would advise against it.

    6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Raheem ”Three double digit hauls in 32 GWs” Sterling? No thanks

    7. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Every time I've owned him, I nearly deactivated my FPL account. So, I'd advise against it.

  4. Wayne Enterprises
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Thinking of this

    Cavani > Wood
    Lingard/Maddison > Bale

    Johnstone Mendy

    Trent Castagne Dias Aina Coufal

    Rashford Greenwood Jota

    Kane Nacho

    Any thoughts greatly appreciated? ☺️

    1. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Why wood? Feels like chasing points

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Some people like to get wood.

  5. WibblesTeam
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days 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'

  6. mdm
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Pick one to start:

    A. Dallas (bha)
    B. Rudiger (FUL)

    1. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Both?

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Both

    4. Street Friend
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Both

  7. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Vardy and Bruno out for Kane and Son? (-4)

    Martinez, Guaita
    TAA, Veltman, Konsa, Dallas, Castagne
    Bruno, Salah, Jota, Greenwood, Lingard
    Vydra, Vardy, Nacho

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      And cap Kane.

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah if i get him

    2. Street Friend
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Depends on what you want but the Spurs guys will be template and high ownership.

  8. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I’m wanting to get Dallas in for the run in, as I like the look of his form and Leeds’ fixtures. Would someone like Targett or Keane be a better shout given they have an extra game without a blank? Discounting Digne due to the extra cost.

    1. Street Friend
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Villa defence been wrote off a little and haven’t kept a clean sheet in ages.
      Keane- if fit is the sensible move.
      Dallas- I want straight after DGW

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Hope city get a beat down after their lucky win against spurs at the weekend

    1. KAALI_DAAL
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Lol lucky?

      • Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Ba-dum-tshhhh!

    2. Street Friend
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      2FT 0.1FT - what would you use the FT on? DGW & BGW in mind

      Mendy (Forster)
      Coady saiss Rudiger TAA (holding)
      Son Bruno lingard Salah (jota)
      Kane nacho (vydra)

      A) Holding & Coady to Holgate & Dier
      B) Coady to Dier
      C) coady to Holgate
      D) holding to Ward
      E) any other recommendations

      1. Street Friend
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Thoughts from anyone?

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Start one out of these:

      A) Shaw (LIV)
      B) Coufal (bur)
      C) Struijk (bha)

      Cheers!

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        B

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        C

      3. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        A

      4. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        B

    4. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Play?

      A Watkins (eve)
      B Jota (mun)

      1. Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        A

    5. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      City dominating PSG in their own ground. Long 3 hours for PSG

      1. KAALI_DAAL
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Lol really?

        • Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          As Neymar just made the defence look silly

        • mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Top notch analysis

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Hope PSG win the UCL outright. Only team left who play the game with a bit of flair and freedom. Like Pochettino too

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Jealous Pool fan spotted.

          1. son of city
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Saw him.

            • JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              By ‘left’ I mean in World Football. Liverpool don’t play with any flair

              1. Slouch87
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                And you're saying City don't ? Lol.

                1. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  City play a heavy possession style with players having to take up certain positions on the offence and defense. They play good football but there’s no flair or freedom

                  1. Slouch87
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    If you say so. Flair is relative in the eye of the beholder.

                    1. Scholes Out Forever
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      City plays a suffocating style. They'll pass you to death if they can

          2. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I like Pochettino. Neymar in the past has really annoyed me but even he seems to have changed this season and doesn’t roll around as much. As a neutral I wouldn’t mind any of them other than Madrid to win

              1. JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Just a stereotype around him that he doesn’t care which isn’t true at all. More competitive than 90% of players nowadays. People see the play-acting and write him off.

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    No doubt he is an amazing footballer but it is the play-acting that made me dislike him.

                    1. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Fair enough but doesn’t take away from him being the 3rd best player of this generation

              2. Slouch87
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Flair and freedom was in the Keegan Newcastle side that blew a title challenge.

            • Finding Timo
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Play lingard and bench Jota sound right?

                1. son of city
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Nope, play all.

                2. son of city
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    C'mon city.... We can beat this psg team or whatever it's called.

                  • Penang Sandman
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Swap KDB to Gundo's position and City will be better i think

                  • Milkman Bruno
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      City defending was awful for that corner. Why was Gundo marking Marquinhos?

                      1. JIMMY764
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Zonal marking. That kind of ball and run to the near post almost impossible to defend tbf.

                        1. Milkman Bruno
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Yeah the delivery was exceptional from ADM

                          • Penang Sandman
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Ruben dias shouldve cleared that it was front post's zone, got outwrestled by Paredes

                            1. JIMMY764
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              Lol if he was superman then yeah he ‘should’ve’. Ball was whipped in far too quick for him to battle parades and win the header. Just got to respect the delivery sometimes, very little you can do. Perfect goal.

                              1. Penang Sandman
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                If he didnt got outwrestled by Paredes, a normal leap should do. A perfect header is when you outjump your man, which Marquinho didnt

                                1. JIMMY764
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  Ok mate

                      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Neymar with a 8.5 rated dive

                        1. Echoes
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          A bit low by his standards

                          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                            • 11 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Seen better from him. Not enough rolls to warrant more

                      3. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Can't decide picking one out of these, could you help?
                        A. Foden
                        B. Bowen
                        C. M Pereira
                        D. Harrison

                      4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Bernado Silva false 9. Think pep went a little too far?

                      5. Earwicker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Don't know the plan here. Foden and Mahrez get the ball out wide, but nobody's running into the box.

                        1. Fintroy
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          They have been told at least 36 passes are needed before the ball goes in the box !

                          1. Earwicker
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            True

                      6. Mac90
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        As an MU fan, I would still like to see ManCity win this one. Would be nice parting gift for Aguero

                        1. Collie01
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          I hope PSG win CL this season. I like the fact that they didn't sign up to the super league.

                          1. lilmessipran
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            How noble of them? If their owner didn't own the rights for UCL they probably would have been the first ones in it

                        2. Fintroy
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          For aguero yes, but for probably massive no... his constant rotation will cost him and serves him right...

                          1. Fintroy
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Replace probably with PEP !!!!

                      7. Collie01
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        City really struggling. So slow on the ball and look shaky at the back.

                        1. Collie01
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Nobody getting into the box for City and they often end up passing back to the CB.

                          1. Fintroy
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Man city in passing the ball 30,000 times before doing anything shocker!!!!

                      8. Nightcrawler
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        What were seeing is a glimpse of foden at the euros

                        Typical england player nowhere to be seen against the best

                        1. Slouch87
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Don't go all bigotitstic Brosstan on us please.

                          1. Slouch87
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Spot the spelling error which is actually rather apt.

                        2. Scholes Out Forever
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Yeah nothing to do with PSG dominating the tempo of the game....

                          1. mynameisq
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            What do you think is gonna happen in England matches though?

                            1. Scholes Out Forever
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              Tempo is dictated by the team, a single player cant control the tempo of the game, unless youre a CM like Scholes Xavi or Pirlo

                              But he should've scored on that shot there tbf

                              1. mynameisq
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                I didn't say a single player could dictate the game, op said this will be England's foden and you responded his performance is because psg have dominated and controlled. My point is England get dominated and controlled by literally everyone, even Algeria and Iceland!

                                1. Scholes Out Forever
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  But the OP posted about Foden... Let's say England gets dominated by other teams, doesnt make Foden any better or worse of a player

                                  1. mynameisq
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                    Of course not, but most likely it IS the Foden we'll see for England. I hope he can do a gazza but realistically I don't rate Southgate at all

                                    Foden is class and will perform in plenty of big games but England is different than city

                              2. Slouch87
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                You've just contradicted yourself.

                          2. JONALDINHO
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Should’ve scored that

                            1. Tinkermania
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              Imagine if it was Sterling who missed that. Some people would have gone ballistic!

                          3. Nightcrawler
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            That finish had nothing to with the opposition

                      9. lilmessipran
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        City looking lacklustre..Kdb/Foden at false 9 just doesn't work against quality opposition.. doesn't have a messi to play in there

                      10. Mac90
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Honestly the EFL cup feels unnecessary
                        Why not merged Club World Cup with Champ league as well.

                        Time zone difference?

                        1. Scholes Out Forever
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Because the teams from like Asia or Concacaf would get dummied every game

                          1. Mac90
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            It would feel more prestigious tho. Give them a chance to prove themselves

                            1. Random Name
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              Do you have any clue at all about the african, asian or comnebol liberatodores? All the fans of football teams across those continents are perfectly happy with their champions league and they're some of the most prestigiously contested competitions in the world.

                              You clearly don't have a clue about any of those competitions to make a comment like that

                              1. Mac90
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                Im asian. And I would love to see teams from other continents just compete in Champ League. If they win it would mean so much to them.

                                1. Mac90
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  And why do you sound so salty. Lol. I would like my Asian team to have a chance to win it

                      11. Milkman Bruno
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Silva to be whipped off at HT surely

                          1. lilmessipran
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Him or Foden for Jesus would be my guess

                        • Lindelol
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Has someone ever seen city build the attack quickly?

                          1. Random Name
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Lescott to Aguerooooooooooo in 3 passes

                            1. Lindelol
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              Sorry I mean under PEP

                            2. lilmessipran
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              Wasn't it Kompany to kun, kun to balotelli then balotelli to kun?

                        • KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Still struggling to come to terms with Vardy (C) blank on Monday.

                          Need Kaptain to go big this week to make up for it

                          1. Lindelol
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            And luckily I forgot to change the captaincy from Nacho to Vardy 😀

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              Nice jam!