Matchday 6 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) begins on Tuesday evening – which means it’s time for the official Fantasy game of the competition.
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Here, our in-house expert FPLReactions – ranked 570th in the world – takes a look at Matchday 6 and its most appealing assets.
Ajax are out and have failed to progress from the group stage. However, they play one of the worst teams in the ongoing Champions League campaign, Rangers. The Scottish team has only scored one goal in their five games played. For that reason, it may be worth investing in Remko Pasveer (4.9 million euros) for Tuesday’s goalkeeper.
Paired with Pasveer is Gregor Kobel (4.9 million euros). Dortmund face Copenhagen in Matchday 6. The Danish side are yet to score a single goal in their entire Champions League campaign. This could mean that buying into Dortmund’s defense is extremely beneficial.
Tottenham wing back Ivan Perisic (€6m) didn’t start his last Premier League match which increases his chances of starting Matchday 6 against Marseille. The Croatian has already provided six assists in all competitions. With good neutrality and attacking potential, Perisic could be a great inclusion.
Sporting play Frankfurt at home on Matchday 6. The Portuguese side will be looking for a positive result to try and top the group. Back Pedro Porro (€5.1 million) has created three assists in his domestic season so far. Matchday 1 was a good example of his potential, as Porro picked up 11 points for his shutout and assist.
Chelsea are a much better team at home and that’s where they play Dinamo Zagreb in the round. Wing back Ben Chilwell (€5.5m) did not start his team’s last domestic game, suggesting he could start matchday 6. With his attacking potential, Chilwell could be a huge asset for the round ahead.
Benfica have proven they can defend and they are also home to some of the best price tags in the game. They have some of the best overall form in Europe so doubling their defense could be very beneficial for managers. Both Alejandro Grimaldo (5.3 million euros) and Nicolas Otamendi (4.7 million euros) have found other ways to score even when the zero is not there.
Pedro Goncalves (€7.4m) scored four goals and created one assist in his previous UCL campaign. Taking penalties in a must-win game to try and top the group are further factors why Goncalves could be a good option for Matchday 6.
Mohammed Kudus (€5.4 million) has proven to be one of the best midfielders in the game. His minutes have been limited in recent games but team-mate Brian Brobbey (€5.3m) is rumored to have had a knock, which could suggest a start for Kudus. Ajax plays against a team with an average of more than three goals conceded per match. For these reasons, he could be a great inclusion.
Napoli remain unbeaten this season while winning their last 10 matches on the bounce. The Italian team scores an average of over three goals per game. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (5.8 million euros) face an unbeatable Liverpool in the upcoming round. The striker managed a goal and two assists in his last home game. In addition, the midfielder has also hit two back-to-back double-figure hauls in Champions League matches.
Leipzig’s improved form could mean investing in them is a fantastic idea. Even more so when we factor in the defensive fragility of their Matchday 6 opponents Shakhtar Donetsk. Penalty taker and in-form midfielder Christopher Nkunku (€9m) has scored seven goals in his last 10 games, including a goal against Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have a match against Celtic in the round. Vinicus Juniors (€10m) three goals and one assist in his five Champions League games means he is a player in form. The midfielder has blanked in just one of his matches so far.
Tottenham are playing in a game they need to get a result from to top the group. Although inconsistent of late, the English side have a focal point for their attack and a player who has been relentlessly consistent all season. Not just the striker Harry Kane (€10.5m) takes his team’s penalties, but he has also scored 10 goals and an assist in his 13 domestic league games played.
Club Brugge face Leverkusen in the early kick-off on Tuesday. This means managers can react to the lineup news within their Fantasy teams before the deadline. German opponents Leverkusen have conceded two or more goals in their last five consecutive matches in all competitions. One player who could benefit from it is Ferran Jutgla (5.9 million euros). He will fight to take his team to first in the group. Although he had a slight dip in form lately, Jutgla’s goal in his previous match in the domestic league could revive him.
PSG have proven to be one of the best attacking outfits among the top clubs in Europe this season. One of the main contributors to that success is Kylian Mbappe (11.2 million euros). The Frenchman has collected six goals and two assists in his current UCL campaign. Mbappe is the joint top scorer in Champions League Fantasy and against an average Juventus he has plenty of potential.
There are plenty of good captaincy options in Matchday 6 and players we’ve already discussed. For that reason, there isn’t a huge outstanding option to take the armband. One of the great options for captaincy is though Harry Kane. Another good option could be Sporting’s Pedro Goncalves. Both take their team’s penalties and play in a must-win match to try and top the group.
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