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UCL Fantasy: Best Wildcard + Limitless teams for Matchday 5

The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League (UCL) continues on Tuesday – which means it’s also time for the competition’s official Fantasy game to resume. With plenty of UCL Fantasy articles coming throughout the season, our in-house expert FPL Reactions picks out the most appealing assets for those activating a chip in Matchday 5.

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The Wildcard is exactly the same as its FPL namesake, where unlimited squad surgery can occur at no cost. Whereas Limitless is a one-week chip like Free Hit but, this time, without any budget restrictions.

These team selections were originally featured on our sister site, Fantasy Football Community, where there is lots of UCL Fantasy content every Matchday, from budget picks to differentials.

UCL FANTASY MATCHDAY 5: BEST WILDCARD TEAM

UCL Fantasy Matchday 5

GOALKEEPERS

  • Dmytro Riznyk (€4.0m) – The lack of clean sheets during the group stage is a concern. However, it also indicates that we should spend as little as possible on goalkeepers. Riznyk kept a clean sheet for Shakhtar Donetsk against Barcelona in the previous game. The Ukrainians play in Tuesday’s early kick-off, so we can see their line-up before the deadline and swap Riznyk out on Wednesday if he fails to return. It’s Antwerp next, with Matchday 6 against Porto.
  • Yann Sommer (€4.5m) – Finding a safe way into the strong Inter backline could be key due to how much they rotate their team. But Sommer is very likely to start the next two matches as they chase Real Sociedad for to spot. Before these two face off, Inter travel to Benfica.

DEFENDERS

  • Jules Kounde (€5.0m) – Barcelona bagged two clean sheets in their opening pair of games and their next two are the reverse fixtures. So opportunities are there for the Catalan side’s defence and one of the cheapest, most reliable routes into it is Kounde.
  • Aihen Munoz (€4.7m) – Real Sociedad have been very impressive this campaign. They’re joint-top of Group D with two clean sheets from four matches. Up next is a poor Salzburg and then a rotation-rife Inter in Matchday 6. Left-back Munoz managed an assist in his most recent match – securing a third return on the bounce. He also made 23 ball recoveries in those three.
  • William Saliba (€5.5m) – Arsenal have kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League so far. This can continue versus Lens and PSV and one player avoiding rotation at the back is Saliba. He also netted in a recent league match.
  • Denzel Dumfries (€5.5m) – Guessing Inter’s line-up is frustrating but they have one of the most effective attacking defenders in Europe. In fact, the Dutchman has amassed a huge nine attacking returns over this campaign. He has the potential to bag a clean sheet and goal contribution in any given game.
  • Giovanni Di Lorenzo (€5.5m) – Napoli look much better with the return of star forward Victor Osimhen and key defenders from injury. They face a Real Madrid side who have lost both Vinicius Junior and Jude Bellingham, preceding a Matchday 6 meeting with Braga.

MIDFIELDERS

  • Calvin Stengs (€6.2m) – Feyenoord are locked in a tight battle for qualification, meaning their best players will start for the final two matches. They have a home match against Atletico and then a clash with rock-bottom Celtic. Playing just behind the striker for the Rotterdam side, Stengs has managed an impressive seven goals and eight assists for club and country this season.
  • Wilfried Zaha (€7.5m) – Also in a tight group is Galatasaray. The Turkish side needs results from both of their next matches to guarantee qualification. They also come up against two poor defences in Manchester United and Copenhagen. So Zaha could be a fantastic option, knowing he has bagged four goals and one assist in his last four matches.
  • Bukayo Saka (€9.6m) – There are multiple factors backing Saka. For example, his penalty-taking duties and home fixture, where he has already managed two double-digit hauls in two matches. One of the most consistent players in Europe right now, it would be unwise to go without him.
  • Leroy Sane (€9.1m) – Sane hasn’t exactly pulled up trees during this group stage but leaving him out could be extremely risky considering he plays for Bayern, who are maintaining three or more goals scored per game. He’s one of the most effective midfielders in Europe, collecting eight goals and six assists in just 12 Bundesliga matches.
  • Ander Barrenetxea (€4.5m) – The enabler for this very expensive team. We have already seen how good Real Sociedad are, making them fully worth some investment. UCL Fantasy has provided us with a gem in Barrenetxea. He has started every group game from the wing, grabbing a return in both of the last two.

FORWARDS

  • Harry Kane (€10.0m) – Bayern have scored between two and four goals throughout their quartet of UCL matches. The main reason for them having Europe’s best scoring average per game is none other than Kane. England’s captain has already racked up a jaw-dropping 18 goals in the Bundesliga, plus two attacking returns in three of his four Champions League matches. Kane could be a very could captaincy option.
  • Erling Haaland (€11.5m) – Similarly, Manchester City are very efficiently finding the net, with one player spearheading their lethal attack. Haaland comes into this with back-to-back double-digit hauls in UCL, alongside six goals and two assists from his last five league matches. Another very good armband option.
  • Alvaro Morata (€7.8m) – Atletico Madrid have been an exciting watch this season. With an average of over 2.5 goals per game, investing in their frontline makes sense. One half of it is Morata, who has banked seven goals in 12 league matches and five from the last three Champions League outings.

UCL FANTASY MATCHDAY 5: BEST LIMITLESS TEAM

UCL Fantasy Matchday 5

GOALKEEPERS

  • Ivan Provedel (€5.0m) – Lazio have a great-looking home match versus Celtic. Interestingly, the Italians have managed three clean sheets in their last four and all came at home. So Provedel has solid shut-out potential against the last-placed Scots.
  • David Raya (€5.0m) – Just in case Provedel fails to return, Raya plays on Wednesday. Both Arsenal’s UCL clean sheets have come at home.

DEFENDERS

  • Achraf Hakimi (€6.1m) – Another strong home record belongs to PSG. Hakimi is level with Denzel Dumfries for having the most attacking returns amongst European defenders this season (nine) and upcoming opponents Newcastle United are yet to score away from home in this competition.
  • Joao Cancelo (€6.0m) – As well as hoping to repeat Matchday 2’s clean sheet versus Porto, Cancelo is Barcelona’ most successful defender for goal contributions this season (five).
  • William Saliba (€5.5m) – Arsenal are at home to Lens, a side without a goal in any of their last three away matches.
  • Denzel Dumfries (€5.5m) – As mentioned earlier, Dumfries is one of Europe’s most dangerous defenders when it comes to offensive play. Not only that, Inter face Benfica – goalless in three of four Champions League matches.
  • Giovanni Di Lorenzo (€5.5m) – Already on seven goal contributions.

MIDFIELDERS

  • Calvin Stengs (€6.2m) – Feyenoord have netted at least twice in three of their four UCL matches. 18 of Stengs’ 21 UCL Fantasy points have come at home, with the added bonus of playing on Tuesday and balancing the squad.
  • Bukayo Saka (€9.6m) – Arsenal have scored six goals in their first two home matches.
  • Bruno Fernandes (€9.5m) – Manchester United aren’t the most convincing side but they face a Galatasaray side who have conceded at least two goals in each match so far. On penalties and in great recent form, Fernandes could do well in UCL Fantasy Matchday 5.
  • Leroy Sane (€9.1m) – Owning Bayern’s attack feels like a must and Sane’s productive season is a great way in.
  • Marcus Thuram (€6.5m) – As Inter are competing for the top spot, there’s a chance that Thuram starts up front, out of position. This season, he’s on six goals and five assists for club and country.

FORWARDS

  • Kylian Mbappe (€11.5m) – PSG have scored at least twice in both UCL home matches. They play defensively-depleted Newcastle next, giving Mbappe massive potential going into Tuesday’s game. This penalty-taker has collected 16 goals and two assists during 16 domestic and Champions League games.
  • Erling Haaland (€11.5m) – The current champions have netted three times in all four group games. Haaland is another individual on penalties, also reaching nine goals and two assists in his last six club appearances.
  • Harry Kane (€10.0m) – Not only are Bayern lethal, they’re about to face Copenhagen’s poor defence.

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164 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Letsgo!
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Keep or sell son?
    Also will u sell dcl for joao pedro? Really think is time for him to start for brighton

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Keep and no

  2. ball c
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Bowen to Mbuemo?

    Bowen price set to drop tonight.

    2 FTs.
    0m itb.

    Areola
    Livramento - Tsimikas - Porro
    Salah - Son - Saka - Bowen - Gordon
    Haaland - Watkins

    Turner - Cash - Taylor - Archer

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

    2. RICICLE
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I would, I did last night actually as part of a 3 transfers move for a hit. However I only bought Bowen at 7.5 so had to cash in on the small profit as had exact funds.

      If can afford to wait on news, then it may make sense to wait, but Mbuemo much bette prospect over these upcoming games imo

      1. Bluetiger1
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        This

    3. SpaceCadet
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

  3. sirmorbach
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Is it worth waiting on Bowen news given that I can afford it?

    By the way, thoughts appreciated:

    Leno
    Trippier, Cash, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, Bowen, Mbeumo, Douglas Luiz
    Haaaland, Álvarez,

    Areola, Archer, Branthwaite, Taylor

    A. Mitchell to Saliba
    B. Álvarez to Watkins/Isak
    C. Luiz to Gordon
    D. Bowen to Saka
    E. Something else

  4. GoonerSteve
    • 14 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone else going for Zinchenko this week? 19 pts in 2 games and 5th highest defender overall despite limited minutes, he could be a great shout I feel but slight rotation worry.

    1. RICICLE
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      He’d be bang in my team if he was nailed

      1. GoonerSteve
        • 14 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I've gone for him anyway. I've got Gabriel also and Lascelles as 4th defender so can rotate where necessary. His ceiling when he starts looks pretty high to me. Might catch some big returns in exchange for a few 1pters.

        1. GoonerSteve
          • 14 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Although I was going to get him in for Cash last week which cost me 9pts, so a fair bit of rage transfer involved also.

    2. Snake Juice
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      There'll be lots of White-Tomiyasu combos over the festive period.

      1. GoonerSteve
        • 14 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        True

        1. Snake Juice
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Great option though. BAPS monster too.

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    .3 m in bank and 2 free transfers -what would you do here?

    Nketiah needs to go and Cash a risk albeit v bou so thinking Nketiah Cash to Semenyo Saliba- yes or do you see better move/s?

    Yes or is there better move.

    Areola
    Cash Gabriel Taylor
    Salah Saka Son Mbeumo Palmer
    Haaland Watkins

    Strakosha Nketiah Livramento Guehi

    1. lugs
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Tsimikas & Cunha

  6. Bluetiger1
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Form / Future playing time & Fixtures - who do you feel possible the better option from now until possible end of January?

    a. Dalot (Man United)

    b. Zinchenko

    1. GoonerSteve
      • 14 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Zinchenko for me and its not particularly close.

  7. Letsgo!
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Son to mbeumo or gordon?

    1. Snake Juice
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Do you need the cash? I'd feel terrible downgrading Son to either of those.

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No, keep him.

    3. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      The only move worth losing Son is to get Salah. Every other move ain't worth it imo.

  8. GW13 Rough with the Smooth
    RedLightning
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 13 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Rough with the Smooth, Gameweek 13.

    How did your Gameweek go?

    You can share your tales of joy and woe here.

    1. SirMattBugsby
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rough: Sold Saka and Mitoma for Bowen and Eze. Captained Son.

      Smooth: Douglas Luiz's 7 points off the bench for Bowen. I'll take it!

    2. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rough: another sh*te GW
      Smooth: didn't get hit by a bus

    3. lugs
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rough
      Son(c), Ait Nouri in for Digne my only transfer, who i need an attacking return or cs from to stay in the cup, which i got none of after he went off injured after 18 mins

      Smooth
      50pts and a small green arrow, so not too bad overall

    4. Scalper
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rough: captained son, owned James, 34 pts

      Smooth: my scalp

    5. The Big Fella
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rough: rolled FT and kept Cash instead of bringing in Saliba
      Smooth: Another great overall GW and jumped 400k+ places

    6. SpaceCadet
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rough - played cash over baldock

    7. 2999 - Lady of Legend
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Smooth: Onana and Douglas Luiz the heroes this week, Arsenal go top while Spurs lose 🙂

      Rough: Everything else, team is rubbish, rank drop to 2.8m 🙁

    8. g40steve
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rough, played Mitchell & Palmer benched Lascelles & Gordon, Son C

      Smooth, Cash to Saliba

    9. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rough:
      Trossard disallowed goal
      Watkins disallowed goal
      Son disallowed 2 goals

      Smooth:
      Captained highest scoring player, Haaland

    10. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      47 points, should have been a haul. Small green arrow. Exactly the reason I've dropped from 1.6m to 5.5m in five weeks!

      Rough - Son(c) having the ball in the net twice ruled out. Plus the early assist that hit the post. Then to rub it in Bruno getting a pen and giving it away!

      Smooth - Points from elsewhere though Gabriel, Saka, Bruno assist, Haaland, Watkins.

      Really should have been an 80 pointer to set me off. Just nothing has gone right this season ever since the whole Gabriel/Saliba thing at the start.

    11. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rough: Bought Eze and RJames, benched Trent.
      Smooth: Bowen didn’t feature, Trent pts off the bench.

    12. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rough: went early for Bowen

      Smooth: got DLuiz pts from the bench

  9. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Price changes 28 November

    Riser: Semenyo (4.6)

    Fallers: March (6.1), Fredericks (4.3), Ogbonna (4.3), Gusto (4.1)

    1. Evil Greg
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Cheers fella. Hopefully a good few weeks coming up.

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Wouldn’t say no to some festive green arrows 🙂

    2. NotReadyForPrimeTime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rainy, just saw your message from prior day -- thanks, I joined the lU.S. league you suggested -- 68sj7f!

      As for today, no profit, no loss... -- Bill

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        😎

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Marching on together, they strode, spirits lifted, hearts beating in unity, embracing life's journey con Gusto.

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        James banned and Gusto falls, eh?

      2. NotReadyForPrimeTime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        And now con menos Gusto?

  10. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Did Bowen > mbeumo with 1 ft, tempted to sell cash with the 2nd ft for zinchenko. Save ft or sell?

    areola
    cash gabriel tsimikas
    salah son saka mbeumo palmer
    haaland watkins

    strakosha archer baldock guehi

    1. RICICLE
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I’d sell Cash, but maybe I’m biased as I removed him last night along with Bowen and Diaby. He just offers nothing now in my opinion, lots of promise but never gonna deliver like he did around the start.

      1. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yea and seems to get subbed pretty early too. Would you double up on ars defence with zinchenko?

    2. Scalper
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Hold 1 more gw. Playing bou

      1. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        That’s the dilemma. Would have been an easy sell if he had a tougher fixture

    3. Snake Juice
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Hold for 1 more GW

  11. Walter White (WW)
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Gibbs-White any good? Set pieces & pens. Content creators might say Palmer tho.

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Great differential. Nice fixtures and quality player.