Best Midfielders to pick in UCL Fantasy Round of 16

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In this article, we will look at the best midfielders for your Fantasy Champions League team in Round of 16.

Budget midfielders for R16

Florentino (Benfica, 4.5m)

  • regular starter for Benfica
  • could recover few balls to score extra fantasy points
  • One of very few regularly starting 4.5m mids
  • A high points floor – should get 3-4 points in every match he starts (scored at least 3 points on each match in the group stage)
  • But do not expect more than 5 points from him. Everything above 4 points is a bonus.
  • excellent budget enabler

Jorginho (5.6m, Chelsea)

  • rotation risk a bit
  • but when he plays he is balls recovering magnet and MOTM candidate.
  • on penalties

Kvaratskheila (5.9m, Napoli)

  • Napoli are superb in attack this season
  • 7G + 7A in 15 appearances in Seria A
  • 2G + 3A in Champions League
  • you will need Napoli offensive coverage given their fixture in R16
  • Napoli with the most goals in Seria A this season, and also with the most goals in the Champions League group stage


Mid Priced Picks

  • Joao Mario (6.0m, Benfica) – great fixture, in-form, on penalties, plus he is able to recover few balls to score extra 1-2 points
  • Sow (6.1, Frankfurt) – very good at balls recovered
  • Edwards (7.1m, Sporting) – a key player for Sporting’s attack this Champions League campaign. Good fixture, good price, good form.
  • Bellingham (7.5m, Dortmund) – Dortmund’s best player in the Champions League. Top scoring player in UCL Fantasy, delivered at least 5 points on each matchday. MOTM candidate, can recover balls to score extra 1-2 points. Good fixture in MD6. No-brainer pick.

Premium Midfielders

  • Foden (8.4m, Manchester City) – rested in Premier League, great form in Premier League this season
  • Nkunku (9.0m, Leipzig) – differential midfield pick for MD6
  • Vinicius (10.0m, Real Madrid) – blanked just once this UCL season
  • De Bruyne (10.5m, Man City) – had his rest in MD5, should start in Matchday 6.
  • Salah (11.1m, Liverpool) – good form in the Champions League (despite poor form in Premier League), blanked just in MD1

Tips for picking the best midfielders for your UCL Fantasy team

When selecting a defender for your UCL Fantasy team you consider:

  • If you pick a premium midfielder, make sure he is also a good captaincy option.
  • If you pick cheap midfielders (less than 5.5 million), make sure they are good at balls recovered
  • Also, consider midfielders that are talismans for their teams as they could get awarded MOTM 
  • Form and fixtures are also important parts of your decision-making process
  • Consider probabilities when picking midfielders. Let bookies any time goalscorer odds to help you with that. You can find them here: Champions League Goalscoring Odds.
  • Make sure you have all playing midfielders and no non-starters in your team – you can sub off players when they blank for a player who is yet to play
  • Think about the structure of your midfield. It could be something like:
    • 10m (premium captaincy option)
    • 7m (talisman)
    • 7m (talisman)
    • 6m (differential with good fixture)
    • 5m (balls recovered hero)
Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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