Champions League

The best UEFA Champions League Fantasy players and captains from Chelsea v Real

Just two games remain in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League but there is still plenty to play for in the tournament’s official Fantasy game.

Manchester City’s dominant 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain saw them secure a place in this year’s final on Tuesday night.

And this evening, Chelsea host Real Madrid to decide who takes the other spot after a 1-1 first-leg draw.

UCL Fantasy managers can still make the usual substitutions and captaincy changes ahead of Wednesday’s match in west London, which we’ll preview below.

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Chelsea v Real Madrid (agg: 1-1)

This is an incredibly hard game to call. Like in the first leg last week, it will likely be determined by whose defence is the most resilient. The only goal Real have conceded in their last seven games came against Chelsea and they now have captain Sergio Ramos back fit and in their starting XI. Real haven’t lost a game since the end of January, either, and haven’t conceded more than once in a game since then. 

However, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea might be the side to overturn Real’s unbeaten record. The German has never lost to a Real side in his Champions League career, making him the only manager to have played Real five or more times and not experience defeat. Under his leadership, Chelsea have kept a remarkable 17 clean sheets in 23 games. These are two sides who don’t concede goals. 

So, what does this mean for our substitutions and captaincy ahead of this last semi-final match?

Chelsea looked the better side in the first leg and could’ve massively extended their early lead but Real are a resilient outfit with experience winning games like this. Ramos’ role as a penalty-taking defender may well make him the best captaincy choice from this game. This is the sort of tie that could be decided by a singular set piece and Ramos’ big-game experience and threat from all dead-ball situations makes him a strong option now he’s back in the Real team. 

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For Chelsea, Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz all come into this game in great form. Chilwell has the advantage of possible points at both ends of the pitch but Havertz has shown that he’s capable of scoring big in individual fixtures. Mount is more consistent, but less explosive, which might not be what we’re looking for at this stage of the competition. 

Elsewhere, Jorginho looks a better pick than his Madridista counterpart Casemiro. He is Chelsea’s primary penalty taker and great for balls recovered. If you have him, make sure he’s in your starting XI for this evening. 

In terms of overall consistency, Karim Benzema is probably the best option for this match. Benzema is Real’s top scorer in all competitions by a long way and has incredible Champions League heritage. His first-leg goal proved his ability to pull something out of nothing and he is the most likely player of any to find his way onto the scoresheet. Despite the strength of Chelsea’s defence, the Frenchman is Real’s best option of breaking the deadlock. 

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178 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    So Pool have Soton and United in DGW and United with a triple GW? Holy

  2. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Would you bench one of Son or Kane to bring in DCL?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Son

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Strikes me as a Son game - Leeds attack and Son on the counter

  3. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    TRIPS BAAAAAABY!!

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Aside from Maguire and the goalkeeper, who will play all 3 though

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        The gk is far from certain.

      2. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Shaw, Greenwood and Bruno for me

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Shaw won’t play all 3 with his injury record and Europa league final coming up with 2nd place almost secure

  4. MMN
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Rotation Rotation Rotation ...

  5. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Salah and Bruno best captaincy shouts now. Bruno surely won’t play all 3 games in 5 days

  6. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I assume Shaw would not start all three of it but Maguire has a good chance, right?

    1. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      He’ll get two though now for sure

  7. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Maguire ESSENTIAL

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bruno will break the record captain %

  9. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    https://www.premierleague.com/news/2128958

    In case people are doubting

  10. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Who's most nailed in Utd def?

    1. Cancelo Culture
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Has to be Maguire surely.

    2. Manani
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      maguire

  11. Manani
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    think Greenwood likely to get minutes in all 3?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Possibly

  12. Snake Juice
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Wild.

  13. DBossman_2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Well, Bruno will have 250% EO now….

  14. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Who is most likely to play 3 though.

    Fred? Lol.

  15. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    MAGUIRE (C)

  16. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    United TGW followed by a blank in GW36, that's great news for those of us who are using FH in GW36.

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wish I had that chip now!

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      My decision to play FH in GW33 seems even worse now

  17. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    RIP mentions of anything other than the ideal Man Utd triple up for this week!

    I only have Bruno so, to get the funds to bring in others, might have to be Son to Greenwood and then upgrade one of the defenders to Shaw or Maguire.

    Shaw clearly has the upside but Maguire might play all three...

    Let it begin!

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      United still blank in GW36, so be careful how many you bring in for a TGW35 when nobody is likely to start 3 times.

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        True. Once the initial excitement of a triple wears off, that is a big thing to consider. FH looks golden this week - amazed so many still have one.

  18. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    How many of the three games is Greenwood likely to start? I don't have Bruno and am hesitant to bring him in. Thanks guys.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      God knows. Got to see who survives tomorrow first

  19. MMN
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Rashford or Greenwood. That's the question ...

  20. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Son to
    A. Greenwood or
    B. Rashford?

    1. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Greenwood

  21. Would Ed Woodward
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    This is what I'll probably go with, no hits, start A) Dunk or B) Lingard as my SGWer?

    Schmeichel
    TAA Shaw Rudiger
    Salah Bruno(TC) Greenwood Jota Lingard
    Vardy Nacho

    Forster Dunk Wilson Masuaku

  22. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    United play on Thursday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

    Is this NBA?

  23. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Now I'm considering Cavani

    1. MMN
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What puts me off him and Jota is that they weren't in the starting line-ups that were posted before the game was cancelled.

  24. DRAXLER1105
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Recommend some good content,tipsters for ucl fantasy please. Thanks

  25. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Areola (Sanchez)
    Pereira Castagne Cancelo (El Mohamady Burn)
    Salah Fernandes Jota Gundogan (Smith-Rowe)
    Kane DCL Iheanacho

    Thoughts on El Mo, Burn, and Gundo > Lindelof, Shaw, and El Ghazi -4 ?

    I would bench boost this week after making the moves

    Would leave me with 7 players (before transfers) next week