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UCL Fantasy: Best Players for MD2

After an eventful first match day, UCL Fantasy managers don’t have much time to prepare with just a week gap ahead of MD2.

Lots of managers will play their Limitless Wildcard chip this matchday.

Players picked in these will mainly be made up of the most likely goalscorers alongside defenders with the most chance of a clean sheet.

You can check out our Champions League most likely goalscorers and clean sheet page for a full list of those players.

If you’re undecided on whether to use a chip yourself, our Limitless Wildcard strategy guide will help.

This article will instead focus on transfers to set you up for the next few matchdays. It will also focus on picking hidden gems which will help with budget constraints.

Here are the best players to target for Champions League fantasy MD2.

Pau Lopez

  • Price: €4.5m
  • Picked by: 1%
  • Fixture: Frankfurt (H)

Pau Lopez has the highest chance of keeping a clean sheet in MD2 (36%) amongst goalkeepers who cost less than €5.0m.

After the loss against Tottenham, Marseille’s upcoming fixtures look better on paper. Their next fixture at home to Eintracht Frankfurt is certainly one to target.

Frankfurt lost 3-0 in their first game and only managed to hit the target twice.

Meanwhile, Marseille are currently second place in Ligue 1. They are undefeated at home and have only conceded 3 goals in 6 league games.

Lopez may be overlooked by fantasy managers due to an unsuccessful first match but he is one to consider up to MD6 and a great option if you are not planning a Limitless Wildcard for MD2.

Nuno Tavares

  • Price: €4.0m
  • Picked by: 5%
  • Fixture: Frankfurt (H)

As mentioned before, Marseille‘s next fixture offers clean sheet potential.

Additionally, Tavares‘ attacking potential concerning his price is enormous. He seems to have nailed down the place as the left wing-back and has scored 3 goals in 6 league games.

Even if he is not going to continue scoring at that rate, 0.32 xG + xA per 90 minutes are decent for the € 4.0m he sets you back.

Nuno Mendes

  • Price: €5.0m
  • Picked by: 8%
  • Fixture: Maccabi Haifa (a)

Nuno Mendes has assisted twice and scored once in 7 league games and nailed down the left wing-back position in a strong PSG team.

He gathered an expected goal involvement rate of 0.39 per 90 minutes which is close to the numbers of Hakimi (0.43 xGI) while costing €1.0m less.

PSG have a 56% chance of keeping a clean sheet against Maccabi Haifa who only hit the target twice against Benfica.

His runs often get ignored by the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar but could be a cheap way to get a PSG player on your team.

Joao Cancelo

  • Price: €6.5m
  • Picked by: 47%
  • Fixture: Dortmund (H)

Man City’s only remaining unappealing Champions League fixture is Dortmund away.

Combine that with Man City always being towards the top of clean sheet likeliness then it would make sense to get one of their defenders.

FPL managers will know nobody beats Joao Cancelo in the City defence. He’s as likely of a starter as anyone else and offers ample attacking threat.

The Portuguese right-back has been operating a little deeper this season, at least in the Premier League, but does have an assist to his name.

That’s in addition to two assists in MD1 of the Champions League.

Whether you’re looking for just MD2 or the remainder of the group stage, Cancelo should be at the top of your shopping list.

Jamal Musiala

  • Price: €7.0m
  • Picked by: 4%
  • Fixture: Barcelona (H)

Bayern drew their third consecutive game in Bundesliga and are up against a rejuvenated Barcelona team. Therefore, we can expect fewer UCL Fantasy managers to own Bayern players.

This could be an opportunity for risk-seeking managers as Bayern tend to score against Barcelona. During their last 4 meetings, Bayern scored at least 3 goals.

Due to Kingsley Coman injuring himself in training and Serge Gnabry being out of form, Musiala is expected to start after recovering from a small injury.

He scored again last weekend, continuing his streak of one goal involvement per game.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

  • Price: €5.5m
  • Picked by: 7%
  • Fixture: Rangers (a)

Napoli started their season strongly and have not lost once in 7 matches.

After comfortably beating Liverpool in MD1, their attacking assets should be under consideration going forward.

Napoli face Rangers who started strong in the Scottish Premiership but struggle against tougher opponents.

This can be seen in their games against Celtic and Ajax, where they conceded 4 goals in each game.

Kvaratskhelia stands out due to his cheap price and good form.

He managed four goals and one assist in 6 league games and got an assist against Liverpool as well.

Due to an expected goal involvement rate of 0.74 per game, there is a good possibility that he can keep up his numbers in their next group games.


  • Price: €10.0m
  • Picked by: 14%
  • Fixture: Maccabi Haifa (a)

PSG have scored 30 goals in their 8 matches this season, equaling 3.75 goals per match.

They face Maccabi Haifa who are not used to defending attackers of the caliber of the PSG trio.

They conceded two goals in their first game against Benfica and would probably be happy if they could restrict PSG to two goals as well.

Although he is the cheapest of the front three, Neymar has had the most returns so far. He managed to get 8 goals and 6 assists in 7 games which results in an impressive number of 2 returns per game.

As he is matching Kylian Mbappe’s expected stats and is currently the preferred penalty taker, picking him over Mbappe is more than a reasonable decision.

As PSG against Maccabe Haifa is the stand-out fixture in MD2, picking both Neymar and Mbappe is a valid strategy.

The same applies to Messi, too. If you’re on a Limitless then you should really be picking three PSG assets.

Erling Haaland

  • Price: €11.0m
  • Picked by: 57%
  • Fixture: Dortmund (H)

Man City have not lost a game yet this season and have scored 20 goals in 6 Premier League games.

Haaland is their focal point in attack and will be highly motivated to score against his former club.

He has scored an astounding 10 goals in 6 league games and scored twice against Sevilla in MD1.

Read More: Champions League Fixture Difficulty Table

Even though Dortmund were able to keep a clean sheet in their first game, Haaland is a great captaincy shout for Wednesday.

He has a 67% chance of scoring (assuming he starts). Due to the Premier League postponements, there is little reason why he wouldn’t.