Champions League

The best players to own and captain for UEFA Champions League Fantasy Matchday 5

UEFA Champions League Matchday 5 (MD5) gives us the reverse fixtures from Matchday 2 (MD2). Here’s a run-through of what you need to know for your UCL Fantasy captains and the player picks ahead of MD4. There are some incredible prizes on offer in this free-to-play Fantasy game even for late entrants, from Champions League final tickets to Playstation 5s and replica shirts.

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TEAMS TO BACK

ATALANTA

Atalanta are unbeaten in their last six competitive games and Gian Piero Gasperini’s side visit Young Boys knowing that a win should put them in a good position to secure qualification to the knockout stages on Matchday 6 (MD6). Despite injuries to first choice wing-backs Hans Hateboer (5.0m) and Robin Gosens (5.5m), Atalanta are fresh from a 5-2 win over Spezia and should have too much for David Wagner’s side.

ZENIT ST. PETERSBURG

Zenit are top of the Russian Premier League and beat Malmo 4-0 on MD2. They’ll be keen to secure a spot in the Europa League knockouts and should have every chance of doing so. Veteran striker Artem Dzyuba (8.0m) got a hat-trick and an assist in a 5-1 win over Nizhny Novgorod on Friday and has scored in seven of his last eight league appearances. Zenit have been particularly free scoring of late, netting 16 times in their last four league games, including a 7-1 win over Spartak Moscow.

LIVERPOOL

Liverpool have been steamrolling their UCL group, winning all four games and scoring 13. They’re also the highest scorers in the Premier League, averaging nearly three goals per game. Mohamed Salah (10.7m) and Sadio Mane (10.2m) have been in brilliant form and Liverpool beat Porto 5-1 in the reverse fixture of MD2.

AJAX

The third highest-scoring team in this season’s UCL with the joint-best defence, Eric ten Haag’s Ajax are setting Europe alight. Sebastian Haller (9.1m) has seven goals from his four UCL games and Besiktas have been terrible in Group C, conceding 12 goals and not picking up any points. This could be another rout for an Ajax side playing brilliant football.

REAL MADRID

Top of La Liga and the highest scoring team by nine goals, Real are in top form under Carlo Ancelotti. They’ll be keen to avenge Sheriff’s shock win at the Bernabeu, with Karim Benzema (10.2) and Vinicius Junior (8.3m) coming into this game as the two highest scorers in La Liga, with ten and eight goals respectively.

CAPTAINCY

TUESDAY 23 NOVEMBER

Captain Sensible: Robert Lewandowski (11.8m)

Lewandowski is averaging two goals per game in this season’s UCL, with eight from four appearances. He visits a Dynamo Kyiv side who Bayern beat 5-0 in the reverse leg and who sit bottom of their group – goalless and with just one point. The Polish striker has scored 14 times from 12 Bundesliga games, including one – which should’ve been two – against Augsburg on Friday. Although Bayern are missing some key players like Joshua Kimmich, Lewandowski is still the best captaincy option tonight.

Captain Differential (less than 10% owned): Reece James (5.4m)

James has three goals and two assists in his last four league games from right wing-back, alongside Chelsea’s three clean sheets in that period. Thomas Tuchel will see this game as a must-win following Juventus’ win in the reverse fixture and will likely play his full-strength side. James has been in unbelievable domestic form and will look to carry this into Europe.

WEDNESDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Captain Sensible: Mohamed Salah (10.7m)

Salah’s goalscoring has slowed down slightly since the start of the season but he’s still Mo Salah and Liverpool are in great goalscoring form. They have four wins from four in this season’s UCL and beat this Porto side 5-1 on MD2.

Captain Differential (less than 10% owned): Dusan Tadic (8.9m)

Ajax have been a revelation this season and Tadic, along with Haller, has been at the heart of that. He’s got five goals and ten assists in the league and free-scoring Ajax face a Besiktas side with the joint-second worst defensive record in the competition. Whilst Haller is the best pick from Ajax, Tadic is an explosive option who is always involved for ten Haag’s side.

SPOT THE DIFFERENTIAL

A selection of five players with less than 5% ownership to give your team a boost up the rankings.

  • Duvan Zapata (9.7m, 1%): Eight goals and four assists from 11 Serie A appearances, plus a goal and an assist as he bullied United’s defence on Matchday 4 (MD4) shows exactly what Zapata is capable of. It’s staggering that the Colombian is only 1% owned ahead of a visit to Young Boys.
  • Bas Dost (6.4m, 0%): Club Brugge haven’t been in great form domestically but Leipzig’s have been particularly dire on the road. Dost has four goals in his last three league starts for the Belgians, whilst this Leipzig defence have conceded the most goals in this season’s competition. With 0% ownership, Dost is a great one-week punt.
  • Sadio Mane (10.2m, 1%): Mane scored against Porto on MD2 and registered a goal and an assist in the 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal on Saturday. He’s now got seven league goals and two from three UCL starts, despite only playing a combined 202 minutes. Although expensive, this is a prime fixture for Mane and he’s a great differential option to Salah.
  • Lukas Nmecha (5.1m, 1%): The cheapest starting forward in the game, Nmecha has now scored in every league game of Florian Kohfeldt’s short time in charge of Wolfsburg. Sevilla have been poor in this season’s UCL so far and sit bottom of Group G, so Nmecha provides a great budget differential as Wolfsburg look to fire their way into the last 16.
  • Yaroslav Rakits’kyy (4.9m, 1%): An imposing, ball-playing defender, Rakits’kyy assisted twice in the reverse fixture against Malmo on MD2 as Zenit won 4-0. They will fancy their chances at another clean sheet and Rakits’kyy should get plenty of chances to repeat his 13 point haul from before.

186 Comments Post a Comment
  1. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Jota spotted in training

  2. DagheMunegu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Is this WC any good?

    Ramsdale Gunnarson
    TAA Cancelo James Chilwell Livra
    Salah Foden Jota Gallagher ESR
    Kane Dennis Davis

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Very.

      I’ve concerns over Kane’s prem scoring form, but I seem to be alone in that.

      1. DagheMunegu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        I will replace Kane by Ronaldo later

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          To be fair premium strikers are not great just now.

  3. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Sanchez
    TAA James Cancelo Semedo
    Salah Jota Foden
    Kane Antonio Toney

    (4.0 Sissoko Brownhill Livra)
    1 FT & 0.2m

    A) Semedo ➡️ Regulion
    B) Antonio & Semedo ➡️ Benteke & Chilwell -4

    Thoughts?

  4. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    ok UCL WC complete and locked.

    Pasveer, Kohn
    Marzaoui, Nianzoi, Azpilacueta, Meunier, Zappacosta
    Nkunku, Sane, Bellingham, Danjuma, Claudinho
    Lewandowski, Zapata, Haller

    good luck all!

    1. Milkman Bruno
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Good luck Jimmy

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Do we see Chelsea getting a clean sheet this weekend? (vs Man U)

      Or do we not care, as the defenders all seem to think they are TAA?

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Anyone?

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Will Ronaldo take the one big chance he gets?

        Don't really care, they aren't going anyway any time soon and certainly won't be on my bench.

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          Cheers mate. I’m thinking of playing 3!

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Wouldn't be against it if I had 3. Would need to be a good 1st sub to bench Rudiger.

            1. griffzinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 days, 19 hours ago

              Playing Chilly and James, with Rudiger on bench. United will not attack at all for fear of another drubbbing. Bailly/Lindleof CB too. The more I type the more I'm tempted to play Rudiger 🙂

      3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Yes and yes

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          Hope so!

      4. Whatever100
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        They might, they might not. United for sure will get a few chances but, as with any game, no one knows whether the chances will be taken. A lot of luck involved with teams keeping clean sheets as usually just means the opposition happened to miss their chances on the day.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      This is the best United have played in months.

    4. tangtastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Utd keeping it to 0-0 so far

    5. Thomas M.
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Is either:
      1. Dias + Foden -> TAA + Jota / anyone under 7.5
      2. Rudiger + Foden -> TAA + Bilva / anyone under 7.3

      worth a -4?

      😀

    6. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Man U haven't conceded yet, that is an improvement.

    7. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      (C) Lewa already

      1. Milkman Bruno
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          No assist it seems? Watching the United game so didn’t see it?

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Watching the Man U comedy too. I saw the update as a Google notification

            I dunno 😀

      2. Milkman Bruno
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          Lewangoalski. What a man

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Was useless until he started eating his dinners backwards!

          2. Milkman Bruno
              8 days, 19 hours ago

              Still only 1 goal Robert?

          3. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Not watching the game but is Ronaldo playing wide-left? Live text I'm reading suggesting he is

            1. Milkman Bruno
                8 days, 19 hours ago

                Yeah he has been the last few minutes with Martial in the 9

              • G B
                • 10 Years
                8 days, 19 hours ago

                Seems like a 442 out of possession, with Ronaldo and Martial up front, and Fred LM.

                Not really seen what shape they are like in possession because United haven't really had the ball yet...

              • GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                8 days, 19 hours ago

                Try Livescore app if you wanna watch it. A few ads but a good job.

            2. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 19 hours ago

              Yeah, Carrick is just a continuation of Ole times

              VC back on Reece

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 12 Years
                8 days, 19 hours ago

                You'd captain if that's the case.

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 19 hours ago

                  I'm searching for good vice captains until AFCON

                  It's a nice conversation to have: who's the best VC for this GW?

                  Captaincy isn't an argument for me until his stats drop considerably

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 12 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Not important unless Salah is out. Tbh, haven't even given it or my transfers a thought with all the midweek trouble.

                    1. Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Oh, I understand

                      It's just fun for me, since the captaincy conversation is dead

                      Something to mull over without any big consequences

              2. Milkman Bruno
                  8 days, 19 hours ago

                  To be fair Ole was sacked Sunday and it’s Tuesday now. Not sure how different you expected it to be.

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Reaction from players, etc

                    Especially if the players themselves sacked him by downing tools

                    Doesn't look like that's the case. They still do not press, and Carrick was there in Ole times (right?), so he's unlikely to get them pressing out of the blue between now and the weekend anyway

                    1. Milkman Bruno
                        8 days, 19 hours ago

                        Yeah, I agree. At least he is giving Donny and Jason starts so people can’t complain about that

                        1. Ze_Austin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          Diallo's finally on the bench too

                          Looks like a team/tactics problem, not a personnel one

                          Let's see how it goes. I really want Man U to improve before GW16

                          1. Milkman Bruno
                              8 days, 19 hours ago

                              Yeah that is the problem, no system. No clear identity of how they want to play.

                  2. BrutalLogiC
                    • 6 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Kane ain't going up in price tonight is he?

                    1. Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Being prices out of Kane might be the best thing to happen to you this season

                      1. Ze_Austin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        8 days, 19 hours ago

                        *priced, sorry

                  3. Milkman Bruno
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Sancho the only player playing direct and going forward

                      1. Milkman Bruno
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          Before that we had a free kick there just inside there half and went straight back to our keeper with it

                      2. Ze_Austin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        8 days, 19 hours ago

                        I wonder when last Ronaldo scored a free kick

                        1. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          vs DDG at the Russia WC?

                      3. Milkman Bruno
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          Fred injured. Carrick deer in the headlights looking around him to the others to see what does he do

                          1. Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            8 days, 19 hours ago

                            Can he bring himself on?

                          2. Ze_Austin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            8 days, 19 hours ago

                            Wow. It could actually get worse

                            My goodness

                        • Naby K8a
                          • 5 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          Ronaldo’s free kicks are so dangerous

                          At setting up counter attacks for the opposition

                        • Milkman Bruno
                            8 days, 18 hours ago

                            Wan Bissaka has been very poor