Uefa Champions League Fantasy football – top 5 picks for matchday 4

Uefa Champions League Fantasy football – top 5 picks for matchday 4

Matchday 4 in the UCL should still make for some safe fantasy football bets with most teams fielding their strongest line-ups.

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With teams still fighting for top spot in their respective groups, squad rotation will be at a minimum.

The chart has already served up some surprises with 2 Roma players doing particularly well in Dzeko and Under.

We’ve narrowed down 5 top picks based on player ability, opponent strength and team form.

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Aguero ranks very highly for all 3 criteria mentioned above.

Firstly, he’s been integral to City’s fantastic start to the season, scoring goals for fun in the domestic league.

They face a Shakhtar Donetsk side at the Etihad after dismissing them 3-0 away from home.

Last but not least, City are expected to dismantle the Shakhtar defence as they’ve been on an amazing run of form.

He should also be a certain starter based on his own great form and the struggles of Gabriel Jesus.

Memphis Depay (Lyon)

Depay represents great value as a forward at only €8.5 and has a great chance of either scoring or assisting, considering the opponent.

Lyon face Hoffenheim at home and the reverse fixture served up a 6 goal thriller with both teams scoring 3.

The Dutch winger has been rejuvenated following his failed stint at Manchester United and should test the Hoffenheim defence in what should be an open, expansive contest.

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Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

The Egyptian king racked up an impressive 13 point return the last match day against Crvena Zvezda.

Considering Liverpool face the same opponents (albeit away), chances are that Salah will feature prominently.

Coach Jurgen Klopp doesn’t have much option of resting Salah, with Xherdan Shaqiri not selected to avoid political unrest.

The Serbs have already conceded 10 from 3 games thus far and could easily be breached again by the Liverpool frontline.

Cengiz Under (Roma)

Under is available for a modest €7 – a real steal for someone topping the midfield charts.

With Roma taking on CSKA Moskow, it could be another chance for the midfield maestro to excel.

The Russians should look to attack to keep their faint hopes of qualification alive and could be picked off by the Italians on the counter.

Harry Kane (Tottenham)

The Englishman doesn’t come cheap at €11 but very few of Europe’s elite strikers do.

Kane is renowned for his admirable work-rate but more especially his phenomenal goal return.

Having earned the golden boot at this year’s World Cup, Kane will be looking for an equally impressive Champions League campaign and this doesn’t bode well for opposition defences.

Tottenham’s opponents are PSV Eindhoven and the Dutch outfit are arguably the weakest team in their group.

With Spurs desperate for a win, Kane should receive plenty of chances to score.

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