UCL Fantasy Matchday 5 tips from Kevin who finished 21st overall last season.
In this UCL Fantasy article, Kevin will review his Matchday 5 team, the possibility of using the Limitless Chip and his transfer plans.
Matchday 4 Team Review – UCL Fantasy
It was a Matchday of mixed results that had the potential to be a lot better if I had made the correct transfer decisions. I still think my transfers were sensible, however sometimes smart decisions don’t work out and I have to deal with my transfers moving forward.
Overall, I received a red arrow, falling from 14,619 to 19,057 and finished with 88 points for Matchday 4.
Both of my goalkeepers failed to deliver in decent matchups. I ended up on Gregor Kobel (€4.9m) and his one pointer.
My defensive line had mixed results with Cesar Azpilicueta (€5.5m) and Stefan de Vrij (€5.4) picking up clean sheets.
Real Madrid lost their clean sheet however Eder Militao (€5.5m) received 13 ball recoveries, finishing on 6 points.
Noussair Mazraoui (€4.9m) also lost his clean sheet and to make matters worse conceded the penalty to lose it. In UCL Fantasy you receive a -1 point for conceding a penalty meaning he finished on 2 points.
Midfield was a major disappoint. My two transfers Kai Havertz (€9.1m) and Noah Okafor (€5.2m) both blanked and were subbed out after Day 1. This meant I had to substitute in Edson Alvarez (€4.8m) who finished on 0 points after picking up a yellow card and subbed at half.
Mohammed Salah (€10.7m) had a rare blank but Arnaut Danjuma (€6.4m) picked up a late goal to finish on 8 points.
My forward line continued to be the stars of my team. Sebastien Haller (€9.1m) picked up a goal and finished on 6 points.
Karim Benzema (€10.2m) picked up 2 goals and the Player of the Match award, finishing on 13 points.
The brightest star of the Matchday was my captain Robert Lewandowski (€11.8m). He marked his 100th Champions League appearance with a hat trick to go along with an assist finishing on 18 points. He could have even had even more but missed a penalty at the end of the first half!
Limitless Chip Planning
In my previous article, UCL Fantasy Matchday 4 Team Reveal – Day 2, I discussed the possibility of playing the Limitless Chip in either Matchday 5 or 6. Unfortunately I am still undecided on if I will be playing it on Matchday 5.
My team was looking good heading into Matchday 5. Many of my players have positive fixtures and I was leaning towards not playing the Limitless Chip. However, injuries have hit my team and might force my hand.
Currently, Edson Alvarez (€4.8m) is out due to suspension and Arnaut Danjuma (€6.4m), Kai Havertz (€9.1m) and Joshua Kimmich (€6.7m) are all doubtful to play.
My issue with playing the Limitless Chip in Matchday 5 is that is doesn’t leave my team in a good spot for Matchday 6.
The benefit of playing the Limitless Chip in Matchday 6 is that Manchester City and Paris St. Germain play in the early games and managers can see their starting lineups. The downside is that teams that have already clinched a spot in the knockout phase will rest their main players.
***Limitless Chip Update***
It is looking like Stefan de Vrij (€5.4) will be out this week and Noah Okafor (€5.2m) is a doubt so I am about 90% sure I will be playing my Limitless Chip in Matchday 5.
I apologize for not going into each of my picks as injury updates have forced me into a late call, however below is what my current thoughts for my Limitless team.
Edouard Mendy (€6.2m) – Chelsea | Samir Handanovic (€5.7m) – Inter Milan
Alphonso Davies (€6.1m) – Bayern Munich | Trent Alexander-Arnold (€6.4m) – Liverpool | Davide Zappacosta (€4.3m) – Atalanta | Eder Militao (€5.5m) – Real Madrid | Noussair Mazraoui (€4.9m) – Ajax
Leroy Sane (€9.2m) – Bayern Munich | Mario Pasalic (€7.7m) – Atalanta | Mohamed Salah (€10.7m) – Liverpool | Christopher Nkunku (€8.1m) – Leipzig | Pedro Goncalves (€8.0m) – Sporting Lisbon
Robert Lewandowski (€11.8m) – Bayern Munich | Karim Benzema (€10.2m) – Real Madrid | Sebastien Haller (€9.1m) – Ajax
This team could still change however this provides a good framework for my thoughts on my Limitless team.
I will make sure to post my final decision and Limitless team to my Twitter account before the deadline.
Possible Transfers – UCL Fantasy Matchday 5
I am still undecided on playing my Limitless Chip however if I decide not too, I will have to fix some problems in my squad. With Joshua Kimmich (€6.7m) confirmed out and Kai Havertz (€9.1m) a doubt they will be my transfers.
In my opinion targeting Bayern Munich is a smart plan even with some of their players in COVID protocol. They play Dynamo Kyiv and I think they can win big.
- Joshua Kimmich (€6.7m) to Alphonso Davies (€6.1.m). This is a straight swap to a Bayern attacking defender who is playing in Matchday 5.
- Kai Havertz (€9.1m) to Leroy Sane (€9.2.m). I should have made the Sane transfer last week however I will be getting the top Midfielder in terms of points this week.
I will make sure to post my final substitutes to my Twitter account before the deadline.
More UCL Fantasy Content
I will be producing more UCL Fantasy content throughout the competition so keep an eye out for the articles and good luck!
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