Real Madrid to chase first ever win at Borussia Dortmund - but which fantasy football assets worth owning for the Group Stages
Posted by FFPundits
1:28pm Sep 26 2017
Players from Real Madrid, Manchester City, Napoli and Liverpool feature in Tuesday’s Champions League fantasy football picks.
That’s right folks – UEFA Champions League fantasy football is back this week, with 8 fixtures on both Tuesday and Wednesday to pick our team players from.
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With plenty of big fixtures on offer tonight, there’s also stacks of fantasy points up for grabs, so here’s @FFPundits_Drew with his top fantasy football picks for Tuesday’s Champions League fixtures.
Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City (£8.0m)
With the Brazilian rested at the weekend vs Crystal Palace, Gabriel Jesus will play a key part at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night.
I expect Pep Guadiola to rotate the pack again, bringing in Jesus along with Bernardo Silva, at the expense of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane who both started in the League Cup and the Premier League.
Having already recorded 5 goals in 6 games this season, including 1 the Champions League, Jesus is a bargain in this season’s Fantasy UCL, priced at only 8m and one to watch this week.
Dries Mertens – Napoli (£10.0m)
Despite losing their first Champions League match of the season away to Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli have won all 6 of their Serie A games so far this season. They are taking on Feyenoord on Tuesday and are in great form.
Dries Mertens has been key to that recent league success, having scored 6 goals and provided 1 assist already this season.
Having been rested in the defeat to Shakhtar after international duty, Mertens will now return to the starting 11, in a game Maurizio Sarri will consider a must win if his team are to stand a chance of progressing past the group stages.
Sadio Mané – Liverpool (£9.0m)
Having already scored 3 goals in 4 Premier League games this season, Sadio Mane’s link up play with Mohamad Salah and Roberto Firmino is invaluable to Liverpool’s free flowing, attacking football.
Hosts Spartak Moscow have only won 3 of their 11 domestic league games this season and could only manage a draw with Maridor during the first round of group matches.
Spartak will be hoping they can use their home advantage; however, Mane will be fresh and relishing the opportunity to return to the starting 11 for the first time since his red card dismissal vs Manchester City in the Premier League.
Harry Kane – Spurs (£10.0m)
With August a distant memory, the goals have returned for Kane. 6 in total this month, including 2 in the Champions League vs Dortmund.
On Tuesday, Tottenham Hotspur travel to APOEL Nicosia who were beaten 3-0 by Real Madrid and are firm favourites to finish bottom of a tough group.
With 45 shots in 7 games this season and a 50% shot accurately, Kane could a valuable asset again this week.
Christiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid (£12.0m)
Real Madrid are not playing the football we come to expect from them – Ronaldo hasn’t scored in La Liga this season – now they have a tough away fixture vs Borussia Dortmund, where they’ve yet to win.
Does this suggest the Portuguese forward is one avoid this week?
This is Christiano Ronaldo we are talking about – four Ballon d’Or awards and the Champions League all-time top goal scorer.
If this isn’t enough for you to keep faith with him maybe his 2 goals vs APOEL Nicosia a fortnight ago will be.
Ignore him at your peril.
Had a slow start and fancy a differential? Let’s see if either of these shrewd moves can tempt you;
Jose Callejon – Napoli (£8.5m)
Part of the inform Napoli sidew tih Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon has scored in all of their last four Serie A games. With 0% ownership – he is as bigger differential as they come!
Son Heung-Min – Spurs (£8.0m)
With Dele Alli serving the 2nd of his 3 game ban in Europe, Son Heung-Min is almost guaranteed to start for Tottenham Hotspur vs APOEL.
After scoring already in the Champions League this season and a regular goal threat, his 3% ownership could mean he is an option to gain an advantage over your rivals.
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