The UEFA Champions League for the 2021-22 season is knocking at the doors. This is the best time to make the UCL fantasy league team. SportzPoint takes you through the details of the top forwards you may choose to do well in the competition.
UCL Fantasy League: Top 10 forward picks:
10. Ansu Fati (€7.5m)
If you are looking to make your team stronger in the midfield and defensive positions, you may not have enough credits left to take in top forwards. That is when a player like Ansu Fati comes in. With just €7.5m credits the recent no.10 for Barcelona can do wonders. Moreover, with just a selection rate of 4%, it would be a pretty good gamble to put him in the team.
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9. Antoine Griezmann (€10m)
Antoine Griezmann has not been in the best of forms. Anyone who would pick him for €10m credits would do a gamble considering his recent form. However, things might not be the same as it was with FC Barcelona. Griezman has only a 1% selection rate and it will be a pretty good gamble to include a player with his calibre in the team. He will be facing Porto with Atletico Madrid in the opening fixture and the world might get to see the Antoine they saw in the 2018 World Cup.
8. Karim Benzema (€10m)
Karim Benzema has been one of the best goalscoring strikers in recent times. He has an immense contribution to Real Madrid’s goals. He would be an intelligent pick in the fantasy team as everyone would like to stick with the popular picks. Only 7% of the people have picked Benzema so far and if he shines it would be a great prediction.
7. Memphis Depay (€8.5m)
Memphis Depay could be one of the best value picks in the UCL Fantasy League. Coming in with just €8.5m credits and with only 20% selection, he seems to be the perfect value pick. He has been on the scoresheet for Barcelona and Netherlands very frequently but his opponents are now Bayern Munich which will be a very tough game to score in. However, a risky pick may win you more points than the obvious picks.
6. Romelo Lukaku (€10.5m)
Romelo Lukaku has been a goalscoring machine in the past two seasons. After ending a successful season with Inter he returned to Chelsea. With a decent credit of €10.5m, he would be a great pick since only 19% of the participants have selected him.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo (€11m)
Cristiano Ronaldo has been the talk of the town since he made a return to Manchester United. After so many transfer speculations with different clubs, the Portuguese decided to go back to his home. However, to leave out Mr UEFA Champions League from the fantasy team will not be a great idea. He also has the second-highest pick rate in the UCL fantasy league with 34% selection.
4. Lionel Messi (€11m)
After making a world-shaking transfer to Paris-Saint Germain from FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi had almost all the spotlights on him. He is already one of the most recognised players in the UCL and there’s hardly a doubt that he won’t be anyone’s team. Messi already has a pick rate of 32% and both with his goalscoring and creativity he is worth every penny.
3. Kylian Mbappe (€10.5m)
The French superstar might be on everyone’s shortlist and with just €10.5m credits he could be the ideal pick. However, within a tough group, people may have second thoughts about including him. On the other hand, with providers like Neymar, Messi and Di-Maria on either side it is hard to believe he might go on a goal drought.
2. Robert Lewandowski (€11.5m)
There is a reason he has the highest credits among all the forwards in the UCL fantasy league. It is one of the reasons that his pick rate is not that high because it may affect the balance of the team. However, he still has a pick rate of 16% and considering that his recent form, he is going to deliver hugely.
1. Erling Haaland (€11m)
Erling Braut Haaland is probably the most popular forward pick in the UCL fantasy league. However, his price is sky high at €11m and might be difficult to settle in players at other positions. Moreover, Haaland is the most picked player till now with a pick rate of 54% which will draw in very high competitions.