UCL Fantasy Matchday 11 best Wednesday captain
We take a look at the Matchday 11 best Wednesday captain for Champions League Fantasy managers. With a focus on the Wednesday match between AC Milan and Inter, we also pick out some differential captaincy options to help you gain rank.
Some of the best captaincy options failed to return on Tuesday. Those players include Manchester City’s Erling Haaland (€11.2m) and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema (€10.9m). This means taking a look at the best Wednesday captain will be vital in trying to secure a captaincy return.
The best Wednesday captain
After a seismic clash between Real Madrid and Manchester City ended in a 1-1 draw, managers have another huge game to look forward to. AC Milan v Inter face-off on the Wednesday night meaning managers who failed to secure a captaincy return in the first game have one more shot at success.
It could be difficult to decide between backing AC Milan or Inter as both have shown huge inconsistencies all season. When looking at their last five head-to-heads, Inter have come out on top winning three of the last five matches.
Inter have also sustained better recent form. Since their last Champions League game they have won all five of their games, keeping four clean sheets and scoring 15 goals, averaging three goals scored per game.
The best Wednesday captain is Lautaro Martinez (€8.5m). The striker has been in fine form since his 12-point return in UCL Fantasy Matchday 10. In fact, in the five games he has featured in since that game he has scored an impressive five goals and two assists.
Interestingly, in the last five head-to-heads between AC Milan and Inter, Lautaro Martinez has also bagged four goals. Martinez plays for an in-form and free-scoring side whilst also sustaining a great run of form. Because of this, he is the player with the most potential on Wednesday.
Differential captaincy options
Inter’s tactical set-up gives their wing-backs the freedom to advance forward and get into some of the most dangerous areas of the pitch. This increases their chances of picking up a goal contribution. Combined with the possibility of the clean sheet, the Inter wing-backs have massive potential going into any given game.
The standout option is Federico Dimarco (€4.7m). The Italian has been in an exciting patch of form, especially from an attacking point of view. In fact, Dimarco has managed two goals and two assists in his last six matches, highlighting his attacking potential.
Another great option is Inter’s opposite wing-back Denzel Dumfries (€5.3m) who seems to have solidified his first team minutes. The Dutchman has shown incredible attacking threat over the last several years, picking up goal contributions in every international tournament he has played for his country.
Some could even consider Nicolo Barella (€6.9m). The Italian midfielder has netted in both of his last two Champions League matches, claiming an eight-point return in both. For managers who are backing AC Milan and want to go even more differential, defender Theo Hernandez (€5.9m) could be the play. The Frenchman has accumulated five returns in his last six UCL matches whilst also finding the net in his most recent league game with a stunning solo goal.
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