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UCL Fantasy expert first drafts

The Champions League is edging closer and closer. We bring in some of the best managers in the world as they talk us through their UCL Fantasy expert first drafts. They share their drafts and explain their general thoughts surrounding their squads.

Taking a look through some UCL Fantasy expert first drafts can be massively beneficial for new or experienced managers. With days before the start of the game our experts could help clarify decisions in your own first teams.

@FPL_Crisk

Notes

  • In this first draft I started by picking all the premium/mid priced player I wanted the most. I then figured out a way to build a team around that core.
  • With Limitless to play in MD2 in mind, Barcelona, Bayern, Arsenal and City players look like must haves to me. While I am undecided on Saka, I am pretty sure that Kane, Lewandowski, Kounde and Foden are locked in my team.
  • As far as budget picks are concerned, Thuram looks unbelievable out of position for 6.5m only. With no outstanding 4.5m options in midfield, Reijnders looks good value despite a tough group. He often finds himself in great shooting positions and gets occasional tackles and blocks.
  • I had to drop Haaland to Alvarez for budget reasons, but I’m really scared to go without him, so my final team a week from today could look a bit different in structure if I go back to him.

@Big4FPL

Notes

  • Teams such as Man City, Leipzig and Napoli have great MD1/3 so initial plan is to back those and LL MD2 (subject to change).
  • Thuram, Olmo and Simons stand out as budget picks who could get strong attacking returns but I’m not ruling out ball recovery monsters at similar prices in Rodri/Casemiro.
  • Haaland and Lewa are pretty much locks for me, though Osimhen could also be Kane/Lautaro/Openda before the deadline.
  • Defence is fairly premium with combination of attacking threat and ball recoveries. Davies and Dias are also players I’m considering.
  • Captain choices likely Haaland and Osimhen as it stands.

@FplToni

Notes

  • I’m not 100% sure but as it stands I’ll use MD1 like a free hit and use a chip in MD2.
  • One player that was in my draft from day 1 was Olmo but he got injured while playing for Spain so I will wait for more news about him.
  • Man City players could also be swapped for other Man City players if those above don’t start, they can easily score 4/5 goals.

@FplRossoneri

Notes

  • Firstly, I am super excited that UCL Fantasy is back and we can all tinker around with different teams and after some tinkering here is my 1st draft.
  • I am considering MD1 more like a free hit as I plan to use one of my chips in MD2 so my draft and eventual team would be focusing on the best team possible just for MD1. With that in mind I have three Man City, two Barcelona, two Leipzig and two Porto.
  • The rest of my team kind of picks itself. Jude Bellingham is under-priced by a fair margin and given his initial form this season at just 7.5 Million, he should be in everyone’s team.
  • I really like Kane’s fixture at home vs Man United and Di Lorenzo has a great MD1 fixture too away to Braga.
  • Lastly Thuram is another player who plays OOP striker in a very good Inter team.

@uclfantasypod

  • Dan looks to have gone for the double up with some teams.
  • The double-ups Dan has opted for include teams like Napoli, Barcelona, Manchester City, Inter and Bayern.
  • Dan has also selected budget friendly picks like Thuram of Inter and Simons of Leipzig.

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