Champions League football continues! We pick out the UCL Fantasy best captain for Matchday 13. Using stats, form and fixture we can shortlist some of the best options for UCL Fantasy managers to give the armband ahead of the new round.
Highlighting the best captain for Matchday 13 can be detrimental to both rank and a manager’s total points at the end of the Matchday. Making sure we take in as much information we can adds to the probability of a successful captaincy matchday.
The best captain for Matchday 13
There is just one game in Matchday 13 meaning managers will have just one attempt to get captaincy right. Manchester City face Inter in the final round. The English side have been in relentless form towards the latter stages of the season, securing both the FA Cup and the Premier League.
Motivation will be extremely high for Manchester City as they go in search for their first ever Champions League win. The English Champions have also maintained one of the highest scoring averages in Europe this season, so focusing on their frontline for captaincy could be hugely beneficial.
The standout Manchester City attacker is without a doubt, Erling Haaland (€11.2m). The Norwegian racked up 36 goals and eight assists in his domestic league campaign whilst also bagging 12 goals and one assist in his 10 Champions League matches. One of the best examples of his explosiveness in any given game is the time he netted five goals in Matchday 8, collecting a massive 25 points.
Haaland is the best captaincy option for Matchday 13. No player is more reliable, more consistent or more explosive and the fact he is the focal point to the lethal Manchester City attack and takes their penalties cements that even more.
The best differential captains for Matchday 13
For those looking to gain rank it could be wise to back against Erling Haaland. The Norwegian is the best captaincy option for Matchday 13. However, he will also be the most captained. This means that there could be little to gain for Haaland captainers if he is successful.
Some of the best differential captaincy options are as follows:
- Kevin De Bruyne (€10.6m) – He has been one of the most creative players in Europe this season. The Belgian midfielder registered seven goals and 16 assists in the Premier League this season. De Bruyne has also racked up two goals and six assists in his current UCL campaign.
- Ilkay Gundogan (€8m) – The German international seems to be on a run of good form. An example of his recent output is the fact he amassed a huge six goals and two assists in his last six starts for Manchester City.
- Lautaro Martinez (€8.6m) – Backing against Manchester City could be huge and the best way to do that is via Inter’s star striker. In his last 10 matches in all competitions Martinez has managed an impressive nine goals and three assists.
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