Champions League football is back! We pick out the UCL Fantasy Matchday 8 Tuesday/Wednesday best captain with some differential options. 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 Matchday 8 Tuesday/Wednesday best captain 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 Tuesday captain
Manchester City have been on a great run and that can be reflected in the fact they picked up seven wins from their last 10 matches in all competitions. In that same period they also netted 19 goals averaging 1.9 goals per game.
Leipzig lay ahead for Manchester City. The German side have shown strong form this season however they have also kept just two clean sheets in their last five games. This indicates there is potential for Manchester City goals.
The standout captaincy option on Tuesday is without a doubt Erling Haaland (€11m). The Norwegian has racked up a whopping 28 goals and five assists in 26 league matches this season. It is even more impressive putting up those numbers in what is argued to be the toughest league in world football.
Other great options include Inter striker Lautaro Martinez (€8.5m). He faces a game against Porto and is also in great form this season hitting 14 goals and three assists in 26 domestic league matches. Some could back the striker playing against Inter, Mehdi Taremi (€7.9m). The Iranian has notched up 13 goals and six assists in the Portuguese league this season.
The best Wednesday captain
Napoli come into their Matchday 8 game against Frankfurt in very strong form. The Italian side have won eight of their last 10 matches in all competitions, losing just two. In the same period Napoli also managed to bank 20 goals, averaging two goals per game.
Their opponents Frankfurt are struggling to maintain a positive run of results as of late. In fact they have won just one of their last six matches. In addition Frankfurt have also failed to keep more than one clean sheet in the same period, conceding two or more goals in four of the same six games.
The standout captain is Kvicha Kvaratskhelia (€5.9m). The 22-year-old could look to extend his 11 goals and nine assists this season. His recent form is also strong. Kvaratskhelia has managed an impressive five goals and five assists in his last 10 matches in all competitions. Not only is he in form but he also takes his teams penalties which gives him an additional route to points.
Another good captaincy option and the second half of Napoli’s deadly duo is Victor Osimhen (€7.9m). The Nigerian has also had a very good domestic campaign. He has totalled a whopping 19 goals and four assists this season. Similar to his teammate Osimhen also has a great recent run. He has collected eight goals and one assists in his last 10 matches in all competitions.
Some could also consider Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema (€10.7m) who takes his teams penalties and has hit 11 goals and three assists domestically. Others should also consider midfielder Vincius Junior (€10.1m) who has also had a fantastic campaign hitting eight goals and four assists in his 24 league matches.
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