We overview the UCL Fantasy quarter final draw. Taking a look at the which teams have drawn who, what that could mean for our fantasy teams and the potential path that every team could take right up until the Champions League Final.
Overviewing the UCL Fantasy quarter final draw will be of upmost importance for the latter stages of the competition. Fantasy players will need to know the upcoming fixtures, the paths they will take depending on results and who the favourites are for Matchday 9.
Real Madrid v Chelsea
One of the ties come between Real Madrid and Chelsea. Real Madrid are favourites coming into the game but Chelsea’s increasing form and key players returning from injury could balance the odds. Key assets from Real Madrid include striker Karim Benzema (€10.7m) and midfielder Vinicius Junior (€10.1m).
Chelsea’s key assets include their wingbacks whom could be considered some of the best in Europe. They include Ben Chilwell (£5.4m) and Reece James (€6.2m). It could be an interesting debate as to whether managers stick with the Chelsea defenders.
Manchester City v Bayern
English heavy weights Manchester City face German giants Bayern in the quarter finals. Both teams sit near the top of their domestic leagues. This is a seismic clash and many within the community will be unsure of who to back.
Many could be looking to avoid defensive assets from both sides but back attacking assets. Those assets include the likes of Manchester City striker Erling Haaland (€11m) and Bayern midfielders Kingsley Coman (€8.1m), Leroy Sane (€9.3m) and Sadio Mane (€10.7m).
Benfica v Inter
This could be an interesting clash. Benfica have shown strength both defensively and offensively this campaign whilst Inter have looked less convincing but know how to win games. The form favourite in this tie is Benfica but Inter could pose a stubborn opponent.
Many will be already stocked up on the Benfica defensive assets like goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos (€5m), Alejandro Grimaldo (€5.4m), Alexander Bah (€4.7m) and midfielder Joao Mario (€6.4m). Some could own Nicolas Otamendi (€4.9m) who will miss the first leg due to suspension.
AC Milan v Napoli
Both teams play their football in Serie A so this is a massive clash for the Italian sides. Napoli have thrashed their way through to the quarter finals scoring plenty of goals and keeping plenty of clean sheets. AC Milan have looked much less convincing so Napoli will go into the tie as favourites.
Most will go into the next round stocked with Napoli assets. Those assets include goalkeeper Alex Meret (€5m), defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo (€5.2m), midfielder Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (€5.9m) and striker Victor Osimhen (€7.9m).
Paths the teams could take
- Chelsea/Real Madrid v Man City/Bayern
- Benfica/Inter v AC Milan/Napoli
Who has the easiest path?
Benfica/Inter/Ac Milan and Napoli have the easiest path so it could be wise back them more so than Chelsea/Real Madrid/Manchester City and Bayern.
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