UCL Fantasy MW1 Review
UCL Fantasy Goal reviews MW1 of the UCL Fantasy.
The dust is starting to settle on the first match day or round of matches in the 2020/21 Champions League.
There were shocks and thrills all the way through, we are going to pick through the carnage that was and try to make sense of it all from a fantasy perspective.
ATTACK FROM DEFENCE
Much like in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game, attacking defenders are coveted commodities.
There are the obvious go to’s of the Liverpool pair, Andy Robertson (LIV) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV).
In the Manchester United vs. PSG game, Alex Telles (MNU)showed why Porto were so reluctant to let him go, by causing PSG to be caught out many a time out wide.
Luis Felipe (LAZ) announced himself to the Fantasy Community in Lazio’s 3-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund.
A cheaper gem in defence might possibly be found from Lokomotiv Moscow in the form of: Dmitri Zhivoglyadov (LMO), who assisted a goal in their game against RB Salzburg.
Also in the thriller of the game between Real Madrid and Shakthar Donetsk, Viktor Korniienko (SHK) got on the assist sheet as Shakthar pulled off a shocking win.
The Player-of-the-week award must go to Leipzig defender Angelino (LEI), who scored twice in their win over Istanbul Basaksehir AND kept a clean sheet. His return of 19pts is the most in MW1. The ex-Man City player visits Old Trafford next.
It might be a good idea to look around and try to find those cheaper alternatives for MW2, MW3?
CRAZY LIKE FPL
Other than the high-scoring Shakthar win at Madrid, there were other games as well with plenty of goals as well – following the trend of what we are seeing in the Premier League.
FC Barcelona’s 5-1 demolition of Ferencvarosi came as no surprise to many, especially those who had Lionel Messi (BAR) in their starting lineups.
Lazio also, made a splash back in the Champions League with a ‘out of the blue’ 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. Shocking!
Just to name two games that saw 2-2 thrillers – RB Salzburg vs. Lokomotiv Moscow and Inter Milan vs. Borussia Monchengladbach.
This is definitely showing parallel’s to Fantasy Premier League, where high scores in almost every game is becoming a must. The Fantasy options are tough to pick from e.g. Robert Lewandowski (BAY) basically blanking for Bayern against Atletico.
Also, the away teams fancy their chances against the home sides and are not afraid to take the game to their respective opponents.
Take a moment this weekend to check over your team and decide does it need one or two tweaks or wholesale changes. If you were smart, you would’ve set your team up for the first two weeks and be ready to wildcard in MD3.
Look at some cheap differential options and be ready to make changes if needed. If you are still trying to figure this game out, check our piece on UCL Fantasy Strategy!
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