The Limitless Wildcard is an integral part of Champions League fantasy football.
With only 13 Matchdays, using this chip at the optimal time is essential.
For those of you who don’t know, the Limitless Wildcard allows you to make unlimited transfers.
Unlike the traditional Wildcard, the Limitless has an unlimited budget and any transfers made will only apply for the Matchday you use it.
Following that Matchday, all transfers will revert back to what they were before using the chip.
With an unlimited budget at your disposal, it is easy to pick the best players. However, determining who the best players are isn’t as easy as it seems.
You’d think the best players are the most expensive and generally this is true. With a Limitless Wildcard though, you’re targeting just one Matchday which is why fixtures are so important.
Therefore, you need to target the most expensive/in-form players that have the best fixtures.
Luckily during the Champions League group stages, there are many instances where teams are heavy favourites over others. That is why it’s strongly advised to use your Limitless during the group stage.
If you’re looking for a more basic overview of UCL Fantasy, check out our how to play Champions League fantasy football guide.
When to Use Limitless Wildcard?
The best time to use your Champions League Limitless Wildcard chip is in MD2.
MD5 looks like the next best option, followed by MD3.
Some UCL Fantasy managers might be tempted by using it in MD6 but this isn’t something we’d advise.
Primarily this is because there is usually a lot of rotation in the final group stage games where some teams have already qualified or won the group.
Another alternative, which we’d strongly not recommend, is using your Limitless ‘booster’ in the knock-out stages. This is because the weakest teams in the Champions League will all but certainly be eliminated.
- AC Milan vs Dinamo Zagreb
- Chelsea vs Salzburg
- Liverpool vs Ajax
- Maccabi Haifa vs PSG
- Man City vs Dortmund
- Porto vs Club Brugge
- Real Madrid vs Leipzig
- Sporting vs Tottenham
- Viktoria Plzen vs Inter Milan
For a full list of each team’s chances of getting a clean sheet and all the most likely goalscorers, check out our Champions League cheat sheet. This page is updated ahead of every matchday.
While these fixtures aren’t spectacular, they do include the strongest teams at home against relatively weaker opposition.
Targeting PSG players against Maccabi Haifa is also appealing.
However, including even two of Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar could be problematic as they’re all forwards. That’s not to say doing so wouldn’t work out, though.
It would be wise to use your standard Wildcard in MD3 in this scenario. The fixtures between MD3 and MD4 are reversed so you can target the stronger teams who face the weaker ones.
Another upside to this is it allows you to create a team purely for MD1, but you would need to be committed to using your Limitless and Wildcard in MD2 and MD3, respectively, ahead of time.
- Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Leverkusen
- Dinamo Zagreb vs AC Milan
- Inter Milan vs Viktoria Plzen
- PSG vs Maccabi Haifa
- Sevilla vs Copenhagen
- Tottenham vs Sporting
Although MD5 is simply a reversal of the MD2 fixtures, it is clear that overall they are less appealing.
With MD2 probably being the most popular time to use your Limitless though, using it in MD5 instead could work as a differential of sorts.
You would be hoping that MD2 doesn’t provide too many returns for the best players, though.
Going for the MD5 Limitless strategy would still make MD3 the best time to Wildcard. Instead, you’d set your team up for both MD1 and MD2.
When to Use ‘Normal’ Wildcard?
MD3 is the best time to use your standard Wildcard chip, assuming you are going with the Limitless in MD2 or MD5 strategy.
The only other option is to Wildcard in MD2 on the assumption you use your Limitless in MD3 or MD4. As discussed above though, this seems less optimal.
While the Limitless variant attacks just one Matchday, the traditional Wildcard should be used to set up your team for a few Matchdays.
It’s important to note at the end of MD6, ahead of the knock-out stages, you get unlimited transfers anyway.
Read More: Champions League Fixture Difficulty Table
Another strategy is to save your traditional Wildcard for the knockout stages.
There are naturally less ‘easy’ fixtures to take advantage of but it does give you a get-out-of-jail-free card should it look like the bulk of your players are going to be eliminated.
This isn’t a strategy we agree with as there is greater upside to using it in the group stage where there is a greater quality gap between teams.