4 Vital Tips for Fantasy Champions League success

In this short article I would like to share some tips for Fantasy Champions League success. They are very simple and basic, but they were vital part of my strategy that helped me to finish 23rd in UCL Fantasy overall ranking in 2018/19, 216th in 2019/20 seasons and in top 494th in 2020/21 season. 

It helped me ranked 5th in the Hall of Fame of UCL Fantasy top managers, according to Official UCL Fantasy website (Source).

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Tips for UCL Fantasy success

1. Have two captaincy options for every Matchday

Captaincy is hugely important for success in Fantasy Champions League. That’s why you have to pick your captain carefully.

Because we are able to change our captaincy during matchday to a player who is yet to play, always have two great captaincy picks in your squad. One for Tuesday and one for Wednesday (if Tuesday’s captain blanks).

But remember, you will lose doubled points from your Tuesday captain when you decide to switch the armband to somebody else. That’s why you should do it only if the first captain does not score satisfying (I recommend 6) amount of points.  

2. Plan the captaincy ahead

Plan your captains ahead for upcoming matchdays (preferably for whole Champions League group stage) and have a plan how to get your captaincy picks in your team with free transfers (I recommend no hits).

Do not be afraid to switch around premium players based on fixture and based on which one is the best captain in the current matchday.  

3. Have balanced squad for Tuesday and Wednesday

Because of substitutions that we can make in our UCL Fantasy squads, it is highly rewarding to have balanced squad for Tuesday and Wednesday with half of your team playing on Tuesday and the other on Wednesday.

Try to avoid situation when you have just a few players for Tuesday and a lot of them for Wednesday. Because if all those Tuesday’s players in your fantasy team score, you will have a substitutions headache.

I recommend 8 players for Tuesday and 7 for Wednesday.  

4. Use your chips wisely (in group stage?)

On last tip I have for you is about chips. It is up to you when you use our wildcard and limitless wildcards.

In the group stage, we have only two transfers between matchday. In the elimination round we get bunch of transfers every round. So maybe saving your chips to the elimination round does not have to be so rewarding as using them in group stage.

But it is up to you and you should plan when you will be using your chips ahead and make it part of your strategy.    


New campaign of UCL Fantasy starts in a short notice. Hopefully my simple tips for success will help you to have a great season. Good luck to you all! 

Matej Šuľan

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