Champions League Fantasy Football: The Scout Team | UEFA Champions League
After three rounds of group matches, the image in #UCLfantasy, presented by Playstation, is becoming increasingly clearer with a number of players producing consistently high point totals throughout the season so far. The Scouts squad for Matchday 4 reflects this, while also looking to capitalize on attractive home games for a number of clubs this week.
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As always, there appear to be a number of options for clean sheets on Matchday 4 with Sporting CP, Real Madrid, Bayern, Villarreal, Chelsea and Juventus among the teams offering attractive home games. Manchester City have yet to get a shutout in Group A – unlike last season, when they had scored just one goal in their first eight UEFA Champions League games – but a visit to Club Brugge may represent little. -be their best luck yet, so Ederson (â¬ 6.0m) has the opportunity to add to his surprisingly low total of four #UCLfantasy points.
Tuesday’s selection is Seville’s Yassine Bounou (â¬ 5.0m), who kept his clean sheet for the first time in Group G on Matchday 3 at LOSC Lille and now faces a home rematch against the champions of France, who have scored only once in 270 minutes of action so far. Three clean sheets in his last four games in all competitions suggest Bounou could be in line for another decent run this week.
Sevilla’s defensive strength and LOSC’s struggles in front of goal mean the Spanish side are also represented among the five defenders in the form of Diego Carlos (â¬ 4.7m), who has collected 15 points so far and has scored two goals in his last three La Liga appearances. Sporting CP captain is another defender in great scoring form Sebastian Coates (â¬ 5.0m), who has scored four goals in his last three matches for the Portuguese champions, including two in a 4-1 win at BeÅiktaÅ on Matchday 3; the Uruguayan’s free-kick threat makes him impossible to ignore.
that of Chelsea Andreas Christensen (â¬ 5.4m) has tallied 26 points so far, the second-highest total among defenders, thanks to two clean sheets, a goal and a bumper from 21 recovered balls, with a goalless visit to MalmÃ¶ that earned him the inclusion. Bayern center-back Niklas SÃ¼le (â¬ 5.3m), whose home side are at Benfica, also capitalized on the ball recovery system, picking up seven of his 25 points via this route to add to his three clean sheets, while Ajax Noussair Mazraoui (â¬ 4.7 million) has collected six or more points in all three appearances so far before moving to a Borussia Dortmund side without key forward Erling Haaland.
In the midfield, the Scout have opted for players with a wealth of form, although budget constraints do not mean room for Mohamed Salah for Liverpool’s home game against AtlÃ©tico. Instead of Riyah Mahrez (â¬ 9.1m), who scored two goals on Matchday 3 while Manchester City scored five for Club Brugge, and Kingsley Coman (â¬ 8.4m), who has scored two goals in his last three games for Bayern MÃ¼nchen, are the big buys.
The three remaining midfielders are those of Salzburg Noah Okafor (â¬ 5.0m), which justified the confidence of the Scout on Matchday 3 with 15 points at home against Wolfsburg; its shape and price mean it’s a logical choice again. Arnaut Danjuma (â¬ 6.2m) has already scored five La Liga goals this season and was on target in Villarreal’s previous home game in Group F before the visit of Young Boys, whom they beat 4-1 in Switzerland last time, while Serhiy Sydorchuk (â¬ 5.7m) has collected five #UCLfantasy points in each of his last two games and, having scored twice in the Ukrainian Premier League this weekend, will likely be a key figure if Dynamo Kyiv is to gain the upper hand over Barcelona.
Two of the three forwards are impossible to ignore. Ajax SÃ©bastien Haller (â¬ 8.9 million) have so far six goals and seven or more points in each of their games before a trip to an exhausted Dortmund, while Bayern have scored four or more goals in six of their last nine games, and Robert Lewandowski (â¬ 11.7 million) has 19 goals in his 15 club appearances this summer, a powerful combination ahead of the rematch with Benfica.
VinÃcius JÃºnior (â¬ 8.1m) collected 13 points in Real Madrid’s 5-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Matchday 3 with two goals and an assist, and is also enjoying a productive La Liga campaign in front of goal. The Brazilian’s seven goals so far, including both in Saturday’s win at Elche, are already more than in his first two seasons combined in Spain, making him a tempting inclusion for the home game against the Ukrainian team.