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Champions League Fantasy Football 2020/21

Champions League Fantasy Football 2020/21

UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football 2020/21

Matchday 5

Hello everyone and welcome to UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football 2020/21. Matchday 6 is here already and it is the final round of Group Stage games as we continue to rush through this season’s Champions League. Many were caught out / digruntled / threatened to quit last week as rest & rotation bit hard. The more experienced / hardened CL players will know that this is par for the course later on in these group games as some teams have already qualified and some have already won their groups. All we can really say on that is that if you thought last week was bad you may want to reach for the valium this week… or that ‘limitless’ chip.

We have detailed below the teams who have qualified / won their groups. All that and the rest of things you need to know this week are in the following three points (but we have left the waffle on below about the rules and regs, just for reference) and we’ve added in an update on the Top 10 in our Regs League and Mito has kindly updated the Fixture Tracker once again:

1. The following teams have already qualified
As such you may want to check their potential line-ups as rest & rotation will almost certainly come into play for these final qualifying round:

Group A
Bayern Munich (won group A)

Group C
Man City (won group C)

Group D
Liverpool (won group D)

Group E
Chelsea (won group E)

Group F

Group G

So 8 teams have definitely already qualified and 4 have won their groups. The rest is still up for grabs. Save for a few teams who are out regardless but to detail those would be folly as you most likely don’t own their players and almost certainly won’t be looking to do so.

2. You have TWO free transfers this week

3. The deadline is 5.55pm (Tuesday 1st December).
Which means that you will / can see the line-ups for all of Lazio, Brugge, Zenit and Dortmund.

The Game Itself and the FF247 League Codes

You can access the game here – Fantasy Champions League

We have two leagues running;
Our official FF247 league code is 59C1WWYBVV08
This one is the usual open air league that all and sundry are welcome to join.

FF247 Regs League
The main one!

The purpose of this one is that it is for folk who are on the FF247 forum regularly. Please don’t try to join if you aren’t. Email us at if you feel like you are eligible for this (regular and recognisable contributor on the forum, etc).

Regs Top 10
Our updated league, as of the end of GW5:

As a bit of housekeeping; there have been a couple of people kicked out recently as we basically have no idea who you are. If this was you and you feel it was unjust then just reply in the comments below. Cue the sound of silence.

The Rules
As far as the rules go, you can access them here via – THIS LINK but let us give you a quick rundown of what they are.

The main crux of the game at this stage though is the subtle difference between ‘Match Days’ and ‘GW’s’. CL is split into a Tuesday and a Wednesday format within the same GW. For Captains as well as Manual Subs you treat Tuesday as phase 1 of the GW and Wednesday as phase 2. And you can make changes to both inbetween these. That’s what we meant in the intro by it being a bit hands on / interactive.

      The scoring itself is pretty much as per FPL. The only real differences that we would notice is that there are no bonus points and we will not get an assist if our player wins a penalty that is scored, but the player will get 2 points for winning said penalty no matter if it results in a goal or not. A player also gets a point for every 3 ‘ball revories’ too.
    • FORMAT
      The format is a bit like the World Cup fantasy. For those who aren’t familiar with this it basically means a tad more planning as you can sub players in before they have played to replace those that already have. A quick example would be to pick a Man United guy, let’s call him Paul, for arguments sake. And maybe a Liverpool guy, let’s call him Sadio. Given as Paul plays on Day 1 you can put him in your X1 and see how he does, whilst placing Sadio on your bench. If you like what you see from Paul then you can leave him in the team. If he has a stinker (likely) then you can simply activate manual subs and bring Sadio in to replace him for his later game. Simples, really. Don’t pick Paul no
      If you activate a manual sub then your right to auto subs (as per FPL) disappears. You have the option to do either. Manual subs is your best bet we feel as you control who comes in and you get 4 more shots at getting it right, basically.
      The Captain Armband works in much the same way as fantasy world cup and not FPL. You may change your captain after each match day (if he was not sent off) with a player from your squad whose team is yet to play.
      Before the game begins: UNLIMITED
      Matchday 1–6: 2 per matchday
      Between matchday 6 and round of 16 1st leg: Unlimited
      Before round of 16 2nd leg: 3 transfers
      Before quarter-final 1st leg: 5 transfers
      Before quarter-final 2nd leg: 3 transfers
      Before semi-final 1st leg: 5 transfers
      Before semi-final 2nd leg: 3 transfers
      Before final: 5 transfersSo basically it’s like FPL in terms of being able to carry 1 transfer over. However once we reach the knockout stage we will not have the option of carrying a free transfer with us: you don’t use it, you lose it.
    • Deadlines
      Deadlines are subject to change and will be at the time of kick-off of the first match of the matchday. So unlike FPL you do get to see the line-ups in advance and adjust accordingly. Just be aware that all 6 GW’s in the group stages now kick off with two early games so the deadline each time is 5.55pm UK time. Which also means you get to see the team sheets for four teams, not the full lot as in previous (and better!) seasons.

There are a couple;

You get 1 regular wildcard and you can play it anytime you like prior to the start of a round. It acts the same way it does in FPL.

Limitless Wildcard
This is a different type of wildcard here, one that many will find very appealing. It is very similar to the “Free Hit” chip we have in FPL. However, there is one major difference… “The Limitless Wildcard enables the user to create a team without any budget restrictions and affords them unlimited transfers for one matchday.” So for one matchday you can afford whatever team you like. You do still have to meet the criteria for players from one team and formations and all that, but there is no budget, so spend away. Once the matchday is over, just like the free hit chip, our teams revert back.

UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football Tracker

This tracker has placed each team in the place that oddsmakers are expecting them to finish in said group. While it won’t hold true in every group, this should at least give you a better idea of what players to target. Also, the teams on the left all play on the same exact days through the group stages. This of course means that the teams on the right do the same. For those of you who want to use your manual subs, this tracker should help you in picking out players from both days of a matchday (the equivalent of a gameweek) so you have cover for any players who don’t perform well.

UEFA Champions League Set-Piece Takers
All hail Mito who is clearly bored at the moment and has taken the time to research the following for us all:

So that’s the basics, in as much of a small nutshell as we could manage, without boring the pants off you. If you have any further questions or queries or if there are any clarifications you need then as always please feel to ask below.

Please feel free to post any RMT’s on the issue or indeed as ever, especially as we’ve slightly interrupted the FPL weekend for this, just carrying on talking about that!

Thanks for reading UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football 2020/21.

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  1. 1

    **UCL Fantasy**

    Thanks to Init for giving Fantasy Champions League a home once again this season and let the battle begin once again. Now, if I could just go one season without missing a deadline. dash

  2. 2
    Otieno says:

    First draft. Comments appreciated

    Click on image to enlarge:

    • 2.1

      @Otieno, I think Matip might not play, there seems to be some concern about him being able to make it for the Ajax game. The two Juve guys you have in your squad had to miss out because of Covid this past weekend, I don’t think they can play this Tuesday, but I am not sure on that one. I probably would not have Modric (and I am a Madrid fan) he started this past weekend and got pulled after 45 minutes, think the intention was that he play so other players start in UCL and I think that will be the case, don’t think he makes the XI. Don’t think Kun or Firmino would be in my squad but you play FPL and if you are feeling them, then I won’t say much on them.

  3. 3

    I’m spending some time this Sunday PM to scout it up and am looking forward to some CL fantasy action.

  4. 4
    Loud Atlas says:

    Thanks for the above, Mito! I’ve signed up for the first time – looking forward to it!

    Too many great players to choose from – I haven’t got Messi or Ronaldo shock . (I’ve gone for Lewandowski, Mpabbé and Luuk de Jong as my front 3)

    • 4.1

      Luuk de Jong is a very interesting choice, I really like Sevilla as a side think they finish in the top 4 in La Liga. Still….not sure on LDJ, but his group could work out great for him as Sevilla should be able to score some goals in their group.

      • Loud Atlas says:

        I’ve had another shuffle and found a similarly-priced player who seems to be a bit better (from my browsing of the web!): Gomez (Atalanta).

        Still tinkering. Trying to squeeze in Messi. Probably moving Mbappé.

  5. 5

    Thank you Init for the cut and paste and thankyou Mito for the tracker and set-piece list.

    That’s my squad sorted and my team set up for this week.

    Messi (C) on the first night for everyone then?

  6. 6
    MadHatter says:

    Any good?

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    • 6.1

      @Madhatter, think I read that Kounde is out for a bit because of Covid. Ramos is doubtful after coming off early this weekend after banging his knee. Not sure if we will get anything more concrete on Sergio before deadline. Rodrigues is cheap and may get some minutes, not sure he starts based on his minutes lately, but considering the price it is what it is. I am not sure on Atalanta players, not because I don’t like their attacking prowess, just don’t know who will get the minutes. Illicic is now back also to make it a little more difficult, but since Miranchuk hasn’t fully been integrated yet, my guess is Gomez is still safe for now, but something you might want to keep an eye on.

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