UEFA Champions League is well known for unexpected match results and the first two rounds of UCL have no difference. Manchester United has beaten last year’s runner-up Paris Saint Germain and last year’s semi-finalist, RB Leipzig, in back to back matches while playing UCL after one season gap. But most surprisingly all-time highest number of champions of this tournament Real Madrid have suffered a defeat and a draw in their first two matches and are now facing a threat of being knocked out of the tournament from the group stage. With the UEFA Champions League Match Day 3 knocking on the door, this is a very busy time for UCL fantasy managers to pick the best players possible from the available bunch of players playing in UCL this season and UCL Fantasy Matchday 3 Guide can help you very much to complete your side easily.
Now we have Matchday 3, where many teams, who has grabbed an easy win already earlier, will face a tougher opponent and vice-versa. It is important to change the team accordingly so that the team contains those important players to score better. Here is our exclusive UCL Fantasy Matchday 3 guide, where you will get all the information about it. We will be also providing you with all the necessary guidance throughout the entire season for making the best UCL Fantasy squad.
Jan Oblak (€6.0m) vs Lokomotiv Moskva
Despite having conceded six goals in his first two UEFA Champions League group stage matches this season, the Atlético custodian is still the third most highly-owned goalkeeper in #UCLfantasy. When you take into account Oblak’s domestic and international form it is easy to see why, as the Slovenian international has racked up four clean sheets in six Liga matches for his club this season and is yet to concede a goal for Slovenia this year’s UEFA Nations League. It seems only a matter of time before Oblak secures his first UEFA Champions League clean sheet of the season and a Matchday 3 trip to Lokomotiv Moskva could be the moment.
Edouard Mendy (€5.0m) vs Rennes
The Chelsea keeper has made a strong start to his career in London since joining in the summer from Matchday 3 opponents Rennes. Mendy has yet to concede a goal for the Blues in both the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League, having kept two clean sheets with six saved shots in Chelsea’s first two group stage fixtures, alongside three clean sheets in his first three Premier League starts for the club. The French stopper now faces a reunion with his former side and will be determined to remind his former employers of his talents
Joshua Kimmich (€6.5m) vs Salzburg
The joint most selected Fantasy defender did not disappoint on Matchday 2. Kimmich accrued his second ten-point haul in successive group stage games thanks to a goal in Bayern’s 1-2 win away at Lokomotiv Moskva. Kimmich also registered five completed ball recoveries for the second matchday running, meaning the versatile German has now recorded a goal, an assist, a clean sheet, and ten ball recoveries in his first two matches. Deployed as a central midfielder by Bayern head coach Hansi Flick, it is easy to see why Kimmich is such a popular Fantasy asset as he offers points potential from both a defensive and an attacking perspective. The holders travel to Salzburg on Matchday 3 and it would be no surprise to see Kimmich continue to rack up those Fantasy points in bulk.
Diego Carlos (€5.0m) vs Krasnodar
Sevilla has established itself as a strong defensive unit in this season’s UEFA Champions League, with the 2019/20 Europa League winners having not conceded a goal in their opening two group stage games against Chelsea and Rennes respectively. Key to such defensive stability has been center-back Diego Carlos, who has not only played every minute of each match but has also established himself as a worthwhile fantasy selection having accumulated 18 Fantasy points over the course of both matchdays thanks to two clean sheets and a massive 18 ball recoveries. Sevilla welcomes Krasnodar to Spain on Matchday 3 and Diego Carlos could prove a shrewd option for those managers searching for a differential defender.
Ansu Fati (€8.2m) vs Dynamo Kyiv
Despite starting Matchday 2 on the bench, wonderkid Ansu Fati still managed to make a huge impact on Barcelona as a substitute. The attacking midfielder came on to win his side a late penalty, which was converted by Lionel Messi to seal a 2-0 win away to Italian champions Juventus. Fati’s last European start for Barcelona came on Matchday 1, where he registered a goal, an assist, and 11 fantasy points in his side’s 5-1 win over Ferencváros at the Camp Nou. The Spanish international is expected to return to the starting line-up on Matchday 3 as the Catalan giants host Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv.
Marcus Rashford (€9.0m) vs İstanbul Başakşehir
The highest-scoring midfielder so far this season, it’s remarkable to think that Rashford on from the bench for Manchester United on Matchday 2. Facing German side Leipzig, the England international made quite an impact in his 27-minute cameo as a substitute, scoring a hat-trick and picking up a massive 16 Fantasy points. Rashford now has four goals in two UEFA Champions League games this season having also got the winner against Paris in the first round of fixtures. Rashford is currently the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League this season but is surprisingly owned by just 6% of fantasy managers at the time of writing. That only increases his appeal, however, with Rashford now offering potential differential value ahead of his side’s trip to İstanbul Başakşehir.
Erling Braut Haaland (€11.0m) vs Club Brugge
A second successive group stage goal for the Dortmund forward on Matchday 2 took his overall UEFA Champions League goal tally to 12 since his debut in the competition for Salzburg last season, the most any player has managed in their first ten UEFA Champions League appearances. Despite such an incredible record, Haaland will doubtless be hungry to step up a gear on Matchday 3 as Dortmund travel to Belgium to play Club Brugge in a match that could prove pivotal in Group F, boding well for his increasingly high ownership, with the Norwegian having already earned 12 fantasy points over the last two matchdays.
Marcus Thuram (€8.5m) vs Shakhtar Donetsk
German side Mönchengladbach has shown no fear in their opening two games, pushing Internazionale and Real Madrid to the limit and coming close to victory in both matches before ultimately securing 2-2 draws against both sides. Thuram won a penalty at Inter on Matchday 1 and scored both goals against Madrid on Matchday 2, helping the Frenchman rack up 16 fantasy points to sit third on this season’s points chart among forwards. The son of FIFA World Cup winner Lilian Thuram, Marcus is using this year’s UEFA Champions League to make a name for himself and could back up his great form with more goals in Mönchengladbach’s Matchday 3 fixture at Shakhtar Donetsk.
With two free transfers available, you can choose two of these eight players based on your current squad strength or weaknesses and players’ performances. Additionally, you can choose to use the free chips of Wildcard or Limitless to make more than two transfers, but also keep in mind you’ll be eligible to use a free chip only once. So think carefully before using one of them. Last but not the least, keep an eye on the Injury list and matchday squads to make sure none of your players are out of the squad for matchday 3.
Which players of UCL Fantasy Matchday 3 Guide are you thinking of featuring in your Starting lineup? Did you choose any from our UCL Fantasy Cheap Beast Guide? Let us know in the comments section below.