Best Midfielders to pick in UCL Fantasy Matchday 12: Semifinals

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In this article, we will look at the best midfielders for your Fantasy Champions League team in Matchday 12 – Semifinals 2nd Leg.

Budget midfielders for Matchday 12 – Semifinals 2nd leg

Rodri (6.1m, Manchester City)

  • good at balls recovered, second for balls recovered (54) among remaining players
  • can recover stable points output (3-5 points per match) despite lower price
  • On average 5.5 balls recovered per game
  • can get you occasional goal from time to time
  • a differential with 9 % of managers owning him
  • sometimes, in-form attacking 6 – 7m midfielders cannot deliver points for goals and assists, so it is worth considering a balls recovering hero instead of them, to make sure you will get at least some points from your cheap mids

Mid Priced Picks for Matchday 12 – Semifinals 2nd leg

Tony Kroos (6.6m, Real Madrid)

  • good at balls recovered
  • second for balls recovered among midfielders

Barella (6.9m, Inter)

  • back to back goals in Quarterfinals
  • cheap option
  • but do not have high expectations from him – fantasy points are usually spread around among Inter players

Valverde (7m, Real Madrid)

  • somehow regular points output this season
  • not as explosive as Vinicius or Rodrygo, but can deliver points on regular basis

Gundogan (8m, Manchester City)

  • cheap route into Manchester City midfield
  • the man in form among Manchester City midfielders
  • 4G + 2A in last 3 matches

Rodrygo (8m, Real Madrid)

  • can be explosive
  • solid form lately and he has been regularly starting for Real Madrid
  • 5G +1A in last 6 appearances
  • has some injury issues, monitor the news around him

Premium Midfielders for Matchday 12 – Semifinals 2nd leg

Mahrez (9.9m, Manchester City)

  • back in Manchester City starting lineup lately, but still not 100 % to start
  • in solid form in the last matches
  • 3G + 5A in the last 6 appearances

Vinicius (10.4m, Real Madrid)

  • blanked just once this UCL season, top scoring player in the game
  • a key man for Real Madrid in the Champions League Group Stage
  • in amazing form this season
  • there could be goals at both ends in their clash against Manchester City

De Bruyne (10.5m, Man City)

  • the creator, the key man for Manchester City midfield
  • however, his good performances does not always transform into fantasy points
  • find lost form, 7G+10A in his last 15 appearances for Manchester City and Belgium
  • a safe route into the Manchester City attack
  • can deliver points in important matches

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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