Fantasy football Champions League Tips: Gameweek 1

September 16, 2021

by xfcedi

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Eduard Bănulescu

The Champions League has returned with a bang and a set of strong surprises. In the second half of Gameweek 1, fans will expect the same kind of display. Here are our scouting tips for your fantasy football squad. Make sure to register it in FootballCoin ahead of the start of the first game.

Staying off the beaten track

The group stage in the Champions League offers us the great opportunity to watch great players that most football fans would otherwise not know about. Shakhtar Donetsk’s players may fall in this category. Although their performances in European competitions in recent years have been nothing short of remarkable, they are far from household names.

When they meet Moldavian champions Sheriff Tiraspol, Shakhtar’s host of, mostly, Ukrainian and Brazilian players will be expected to score well in fantasy football contests. Goalkeeper Andiy Pyatov is one to watch out for. So is Marlos, the scorer of a vital goal in a play-off match against AS Monaco. Striker Lassina Traore is another good option for your squad.

Tagliafico and Tadic, UCL veterans

Ajax Amsterdam has reached the UCL semi-final and UEL final in just recent years. Some of their best players, Matthijs De Ligt, Donny van der Beek, Frenkie de Jong, have been sold.

Still, there’s a great assortment of players that have become veterans of the competition. Nicolas Tagliafico and Dusan Tadic are worth keeping a close look on. Sebastian Haller is using the Ajax springboard to get his career back on track. And, Ryan Grevenberch is one of the most promising young talents in Europe.

Neymar, Mbappe, and Messi finally to play together?

Naturally, neutral fans and Parisian ones will be particularly interested in PSG’s travel to Club Brugge. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is likely to finally line up his incredible attacking trio of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Lionel Messi. Each will make a great addition to your fantasy football draft.

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