With the new UEFA Champions League season knocking on the door, this is a very busy week for UCL fantasy managers to pick the best players possible from the available bunch of players playing in UCL this season and UCL Fantasy Cheap Beast Guide can help you very much to complete your side easily.
Since the number of players available is huge and you are given a budget of 100 million to build a 15 men squad (11 players in starting XI + 4 Substitutes), every manager has to be very careful about the players they pick. Although there are many players who have proved themselves previously in the Champions League, there are many new players as well who can add valuable points to your squad. And above all, there are many factors that determine the performance of the players as well the points you will gain from your overall squad in a particular Gameweek.
If you have missed the first article of our UCL fantasy guide, take a look at our UCL Fantasy Beginners Guide on how you may construct your initial squad effectively to be a top player in your mini-leagues in the coming Gameweek. We will be also providing you with all the necessary guidance throughout the entire season for making the best UCL Fantasy squad.
To construct your squad efficiently, it is important to keep the balance between all sorts of players. Sometimes it may happen that you are trying to keep many star players in your squad, and you are running out of funds to even complete your squad. Hence there is a need for some cheaper options of players to add in your squad who can provide a good amount of points. This selection is very crucial as they can make or break your squad based on different match days and different opponents. Here is our exclusive UCL Fantasy Cheap Beast Guide: a list of five players you can consider to keep in your squad for a low cost.
Duván Zapata (Forward) – Atalanta B.C.
Where all the top goal-scoring forwards cost around 11-12 million, if you go for three top-notch strikers in your squad in the range of 11 million you might be running out of money to add quality midfielders or defenders. Duván Zapata is a player who can provide a solution for this problem of yours, who comes with a relatively cheap price.
To include Zapata you have to spend only 9.5 million which is pretty cheaper than the other and he is totally worth the cost. Zapata is an important player of Atalanta‘s attacking force, who is often involved in goals – be it scoring or assisting. He has 1 goal and 2 assists so far in Serie A this season for Atalanta. While Atalanta will be facing Midtjylland on their opening fixture of UCL, Zapata is completely worth the money to keep in your squad to make some healthy points. So Zapata is a must to include in our UCL Fantasy Cheap Beast Guide.
Giovanni Reyna (Midfielder) – Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund‘s new young sensation Giovanni Reyna will be making his UCL appearance for the first time this season. There might be many people who can little hesitate to keep Reyna in their squad, because of his young age and lack of experience. However, Reyna has kick-started his debut season for Dortmund in Bundesliga with a bang and if he continues his form in Champions League, you will get a healthy boost in your point counts.
Reyna costs 6.5 million only, which is possibly the cheapest price you could pay to get a quality midfielder like him. So far Reyna has 1 goal and 4 assists in his name in 4 matches he played for Dortmund in Bundesliga. Judging from this gleeful statistics, you should definitely consider to keep Reyna in your squad.
Dani Olmo (Midfielder) – RB Leipzig
Dani Olmo is another young midfielder from a Bundesliga side to keep in your UCL fantasy squad for a relatively lesser price. The cost for Dani Olmo is just 6 million, which is a great bargain if you consider the quality of the player. Blessed with great skills, the youngster is the architect behind many goals of Leipzig.
With 4 assists in 4 matches in his name for Leipzig in Bundesliga, he is also a very good addition for your squad. RB Leipzig will be facing Istanbul Başakşehir on first match, who are a comparatively easy opponent for them, and Olmo can run riot with the ball on his feet. That is why Olmo is a must option in our UCL Fantasy Cheap Beast Guide.
José Sá (Goalkeeper) – Olympiacos
2019-20 was one season to remember for Portuguese goalkeeper José Sá. The Olympiacos shot-stopper kept an impressive 29 clean sheets in all competitions for the Greek champions, and conceded just 16 goals all season in the Super League. He has already begun this season’s UCL campaign with two clean sheets as Olympiacos overcame Omonoia of Cyprus 2-0 on aggregate in the play-off round. Sá will now look to take his form into the group stage, with his side at home to Marseille on Matchday 1. So a goalkeeper of this calibre is a must-have option in your squad, when you are getting him at the cost of 4.5m only. That’s why José Sá will be an integral part of our UCL Fantasy Cheap Beast Guide.
Robin Gosens (Defender) – Atalanta BC
Atalanta burst on to the UCL scene on debut last year, defender Robin Gosens establishing himself as a valuable UCL fantasy asset with 39 points over the course of the competition. deployed as an attacking wingback by Gasperini, the German was responsible for 48 completed ball recoveries over the course of the competition. Gosens also made the most of his license to roam forward, scoring his first-ever UCL goal on Matchday 6 at Shakhtar Donetsk. In 2020-21 season he has already started scoring in Serie A with a goal in Atalanta’s 4-1 win at Lazio and could prove a valuable fantasy differential again as La Dea travel to newcomers Midtjylland.
Which players among these are you thinking of featuring in your Starting lineup for the UCL fantasy 2020-21 season? Did you choose any from our UCL Fantasy Cheap Beast Guide? Let us know in the comments section below who is on your FPL Gameweek 5 Watchlist!