Champions League Fantasy Football: what the numbers say | UEFA Champions League

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Predicting which fantasy players will play on a given match day is a difficult task. By calculating the numbers, a projected point total for each player has been calculated based on the player’s historical performance in the UEFA Champions League. Goals, assists, clean sheets and odds of playing are the main parameters used in our projections.

The best players projected for each position for Matchday 2 are shown below. As always, check out the latest team news and possible trainings before making your final choice.


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GOALKEEPERS

Player Price club Adversaries Far from home match day Projected points
Neuer manual € 6.0m Bayern Dynamo Kiev Home Wednesday 6.3
Castles of Koen € 5.0m Wolfsburg Seville Home Wednesday 6.1
Edouard Mendy € 6.0m Chelsea Juventus A way Wednesday 6.1
Jan Oblak 6.5 M € Atlético AC Milan A way Tuesday 6.1
Thibaut Courtois € 6.0m real Madrid Sheriff Home Tuesday 6.1

Great stops of the 1st day

As of this writing, Bayern have kept four clean goals in their last five games in all competitions – including their 3-0 Barcelona win on Matchday 1 – so Neuer manual is the strongest #UCLfantasy goalie for Matchday 2, according to projections.

Edouard Mendy helped Chelsea keep their clean sheet against Zenit and are expected to line up on Matchday 2 provided he recovers from a rib injury, while budget-conscious might consider Wolfsburg’s. Castles of Koen. The German side – who face Sevilla – currently have the best joint defensive record in the Bundesliga and kept Group G opponents LOSC Lille at bay in their opener.

DEFENDERS

Player Price club Adversaries Far from home match day Projected points
Joshua Kimmich 6.5 M € Bayern Dynamo Kiev Home Wednesday 7.3
Dayot Upamecano € 5.5 million Bayern Dynamo Kiev Home Wednesday 7.0
Trent Alexander-Arnold 6.5 M € Liverpool Port A way Tuesday 6.9
Antonio rudiger € 5.5 million Chelsea Juventus A way Wednesday 6.7
Thomas Meunier € 5.0m Dortmund Sports CP Home Tuesday 6.5
Raphael Guerreiro € 6.0m Dortmund Sports CP Home Tuesday 6.5
Robin gosens € 5.5 million Atalanta Young boys Home Wednesday 6.4
Noussair Mazraoui 4.5 M € Ajax Besiktaş Home Tuesday 6.4
Achraf Hakimi 6.5 M € Paris City of man Home Tuesday 6.4
Cesar Azpilicueta € 5.0m Chelsea Juventus A way Wednesday 6.3

In the area: Ajax analysis

In the area: Ajax analysis

Joshua Kimmich recorded a modest five #UCLfantasy points on Matchday 1 but, with the algorithm taking into account past European performances as well as domestic form, the Bayern man should perform even better against Dynamo Kyiv. Kimmich has scored twice in a recent Bundesliga game, illustrating his considerable attacking threat, and the owners will be counting on him to translate that form into the UEFA Champions League.

Bundesliga team Dortmund have two attractive #UCLfantasy defensive assets in Thomas Meunier and Raphael Guerreiro, both having made offensive contributions against Union Berlin in the league game following Matchday 1’s victory in BeÅŸiktaÅŸ.

Parisian side Achraf Hakimi is another option famous for his attacking potential and has recorded three goals and two assists in all competitions for his new club this season, including a brace against Metz on September 22. At 2.0 million euros cheaper, however, compatriot Noussair Mazraoui could be the one to choose. After providing an assist on Matchday 1, the full-back has scored in successive Eredivisie games and could offer further returns in an attacking Ajax side.

MIDFIELDER

Player Price club Adversaries Far from home match day Projected points
Jude bellingham € 7.0 M Dortmund Sports CP Home Tuesday 8.2
Mohamed salah € 10.5m Liverpool Port A way Tuesday 7.3
Serge Gnabry € 10.0m Bayern Dynamo Kiev Home Wednesday 7.1
Bruno Fernandes € 10.5m Male Utd Villarreal Home Wednesday 7.1
Christophe Nkunku 7.5 million euros Leipzig Club Brugge Home Tuesday 7.1
Jorginho € 6.0m Chelsea Juventus A way Wednesday 6.7
Marco reus € 8.0m Dortmung Sports CP Home Tuesday 6.6
Sadio Mané € 10.0m Liverpool Port A way Tuesday 6.5
Kevin De Bruyne € 11.0m City of man Paris A way Tuesday 6.4
Marco asensio 7.5 million euros real Madrid Sheriff Home Tuesday 6.3

Assists of the week: Day 1

Assists of the week: Day 1

Jude bellingham played a leading role for Dortmund on Matchday 1, a goal and an assist that saw him be named player of the match to earn three more #UCLfantasy points. The Englishman is therefore at the top of the screenings for Matchday 2, although the highest-ranked midfielder so far has been Christopher Nkunku, who on Matchday 1 became the first Leipzig player to score a hat-trick in UEFA Champions League, although he was also only the fourth. player in the history of the competition to score three goals in a losing cause.

#UCLfantasy’s three most expensive midfielders – all Premier League players – are featured in the showings. Mohamed salah, Bruno Fernandes and Kevin De Bruyne each gained five slightly disappointing points last time around, but their consistency keeps them in the count for day two. The owners of the cheapest midfielder on this list, Jorginho, are hopeful that a penalty will come to Chelsea at Juventus.

FORWARD

Player Price club Adversaries Far from home match day Projected points
Robert lewandowski € 11.5m Bayern Dynamo Kiev Home Wednesday 8.7
Erling Haaland € 11.0m Dortmund Sports CP Home Tuesday 8.6
Cristiano Ronaldo € 11.0m Male Utd Villarreal Home Wednesday 7.9
Sebastien haller 8.5 M € Ajax Besiktaş Home Tuesday 7.8
Karim Benzema € 10.0m real Madrid Sheriff Home Tuesday 7.6
Kylian Mbappé € 10.5m Paris City of man Home Tuesday 7.5
Lautaro Martinez € 10.0m Inter Shakhtar Donetsk A way Tuesday 7.4
Dušan Tadić 8.5 M € Ajax Besiktaş Home Tuesday 7.2
Duvan Zapata 9.5 million euros Atalanta Young boys Home Wednesday 7.1
Karim adeyemi € 7.0 M Salzburg LOSC Lille Home Wednesday 7.0

In the area: Chelsea analysis

In the area: Chelsea analysis

Much of it is a list of familiar faces when it comes to the best projected forwards, with many top European forwards finding their way to the net in their respective clubs’ opening games. Robert lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Cristiano Ronaldo are already operational and have home games on day two.

Sebastien haller is a new name on the list after his sensational performance against Sporting CP which earned the Ajax forward a record 21 points. Teammate Dušan Tadić, meanwhile, will be looking to take off in the competition after being recently among the Eredivisie goals.

Karim adeyemi has had an eventful first day after suffering three penalties in Salzburg’s 1-1 draw against Sevilla. Although he missed the kick he shot himself, his overall performance earned him the Player of the Match award and he represents excellent value ahead of the Austrian squad’s encounter against LOSC Lille in of the second day.


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