Who should be my Champions League Fantasy Football captain for Matchday 7? | UEFA Champions League
With Matchday 7 taking place over four separate days, Fantasy managers have multiple opportunities to find a successful captain. Here’s a guide to who should be considered on each playday on #UCLfantasy, brought to you by Playstation.
Choose Your Fantasy Captain for Day 7
TUESDAY 15 FEBRUARY
João Cancelo (€6.5m) against Sporting CP (A)
Manchester City failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their six group games, but that didn’t stop marauding full-back Cancelo from racking up an impressive number of Fantasy points. The Portugal international registered two goals and three assists in his five appearances which helped him to 41 points when combined with his 33 ball recoveries and his player of the match performance against the Club Brugge on matchday three. Given Cancelo’s output, more attacking returns wouldn’t come as a surprise against Sporting CP on Matchday 7 and if Pep Guardiola’s men can tighten up at the back then Cancelo could be a great captain option during the first day.
Other options: Kevin De Bruyne (€10.9m), Lionel Messi (€11.3m), Kylian Mbappé (€10.9m)
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16
Robert Lewandowski (€12.0m) against Salzburg (A)
It’s a toss-up between Lewandowski and Leroy Sané for the main candidate for captaincy in Bayern’s ranks, but the former is chosen because of his incredible consistency in the UEFA Champions League. The Pole has added nine goals this year to his tally in the competition – which now stands at 82 – and has made an attacking contribution in every game of the group stage. With 22 goals, Bayern have beaten every other team in this season’s competition and those who put the armband on Lewandowski could have some great #UCLfantasy comebacks if the German champions continue in the same way against Salzburg in the round of 16 .
Other options: Leroy Sané (€9.4m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (€6.6m), Mohamed Salah (€10.9m)
TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY
Antonio Rüdiger (€5.9m) against LOSC (H)
Chelsea’s defensive record at Stamford Bridge in the UEFA Champions League has been impressive of late, with only one goal conceded in their last eight home matches. On Matchday 7, the defending champions welcome French champions LOSC Lille, who scored seven goals in the group stage, the fewest goals of any side qualifying. With that in mind, another clean sheet could well befall Rüdiger, who has conceded just once in his five Group H appearances. Add to that the German international’s lunging forward alongside his threatens a set-piece attack and you have all the ingredients for a high-impact captaincy option.
Other options: Arnaut Danjuma (€6.8m), Dušan Vlahović (€9.5m), Romelu Lukaku (€10.6m)
WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY
Sébastien Haller (€9.3m) against Benfica (A)
If #UCLfantasy managers need a final roll of the dice for a Matchday 7 captain, then Haller certainly represents a worthy candidate. The Ajax leader is enjoying a sensational second season for the Dutch champions and that has been particularly the case in the UEFA Champions League, with ten goals propelling the Ivory Coast to the top of the scoring charts. With Erik ten Hag’s men scoring a glut of goals in all competitions this season, Fantasy managers will be clamoring to fill their Matchday 7 squads with attacking assets from Ajax ahead of their Round of 16 first leg at Benfica , and Haller will be the primary option for many.
Other options: Cristiano Ronaldo (€11.4m), Bruno Fernandes (€10.9m), Dušan Tadić (€9.2m)
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