Qualification for Round of 16 is now starting to take shape as we approach Match Day 5 in the UEFA Champions League and it’s time to sift through captain options for # UCLfantasy managers.
Here are four candidates for your checkout.
Choose your team for matchday 5
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1
Cristian Romero (€ 4.9 million) against Midtjylland (H)
It’s uncommon for a defender to be chosen as captain, but Romero’s numbers are too hard to ignore. Over his three appearances so far in the group stage, the Atalanta center-back has averaged more than nine # UCLfantasy points per game thanks to two clean sheets, an assist and a whopping 44 ball recoveries that, despite being outside of matchday third Sat is more than any other player in the UEFA Champions League this season. Romero’s 12-point win on Matchday 1’s win over Midtjylland was his biggest of the season so far and Atalanta now welcomes the scoreless Danish squad to Bergamo, with qualification still up for grabs in Group D.
Mohamed Salah (€ 11.6 million) against Ajax (H)
If we stay with Group D, the Anfield match between Liverpool and Ajax could have major consequences when it comes to qualifying for the sixteenth round and Jürgen Klopp is expected to name a strong side after their defeat to Atalanta last time. -out. That should be a fresh start for Salah, who is often at the forefront of # UCLfantasy executives’ leadership minds. The Egyptian has scored ten goals for the Reds in all competitions this season, including twice in the UEFA Champions League, and his armband credentials are undeniable when considering his penalties. If Romero doesn’t like you, Salah represents a more offensive and potentially more explosive captain choice.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Erling Braut Haaland (€ 11.0 million) vs Lazio (H)
It is a formality at this stage to include Haaland in our options, but there is simply no escaping the fact that he is as deadly as any other striker in Europe right now. The only player to have found the net on each of the first four days, Haaland leads the UEFA Champions League goals list with six goals and the Norwegian is now part of 44% of the # UCLfantasy teams. Dortmund’s only defeat of the campaign so far came for Lazio on Matchday 1, so the Bundesliga team will be out for revenge as they try to take first place in Group F, with Haaland certainly the safest captain choice en route to Matchday 5.
Bruno Fernandes (€ 9.5 million) vs Paris (H)
Group H is incredibly open with all four teams still with a chance of qualifying for the round of 16, but at the top of the stack is Manchester United and another win against Paris Saint-Germain on matchday 5 would be their passage to the knockout. books. rounds. If that has to be done, you can be sure that Fernandes will be involved in some way. The Portuguese star has been a revelation since joining the Premier League in January, registering 34 offensive results in 35 appearances for his club (21 goals, 13 assists). His 12-point hit on Matchday 4 – which could have been more had there not been a 59-minute substitute – was his highest point in the UEFA Champions League campaign to date and represents a tempting differential captain option for those in their -liva’s mini chase.