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UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football 2021/22

UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football 2021/22

UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football 2021/22

MD1 DEADLINE: TUESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 5:45pm UK

Hello everyone and welcome to UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football 2021/22.
At first glance this may be a difficult CL season to navigate as it appears that we have more quality forwards than you can shake a stick at and less quality choice in the midfield areas than, well… Arsenal.

If you haven’t played before than don’t worry or be overawed by the prospect of facing some of our CL veterans. After all it’s GW1 (MD1 in UCL… but we shall come on to that later) and we all have zero points. Funnily enough, the same as… Arsenal…

Not sure why we keep mentioning Arsenal as they aren’t even in it! And may never be again. At this rate they won’t even be in the PL next season.

To the main business at hand. What we will do here is;

1. Cover the basics.
2. Provide FF247 league details with codes and links.
3. Detail the fixtures along with deadlines.
4. Provide a full Fixture Tracker.
5. Look at Set-Piece Takers.

1. The basics
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.

    • SCORING
      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 recoveries’ too.This season they have however introduced 3 points for the ‘Player of the Match’. There is no indication as to how this is awarded other than that is done so by ‘UEFA’s technical observer’. Which presumably means that he or she will observe who is in their own fantasy team first and act accordingly.
    • 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:
    • MANUAL SUBS / AUTO SUBS
      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.
    • CAPTAIN
      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.
    • TRANSFERS
      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 transfers

      So 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.
    • CHIPS?
      There are a couple;

Wildcard
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.

The Game Itself
You can access the game here – Fantasy Champions League

2. The FF247 Leagues

    • Our Public FF247 league code is 39PEL2BF02
      This one is the usual open air league that all and sundry are welcome to join.
      Click here for the auto-join link.
  • FF247 Regs League – The main one!

The purpose of this one is that it is for folk who are on the FF247 forum regularly and taking part in the regular FF247 CL chat. Please don’t try to join if you aren’t. We will know, and we will boot you out.

To ease matters we have renewed and renamed an old league so a good few of you will find yourselves automatically entered into it if you were in it last season.

If not then….

Please email us on contact@fantasyfootball247.co.uk if you want the code for this one.

You must include your FF247 username and your CL team name in the email or we will simply ignore it.

3. MD1 Fixtures





4. 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.





5. 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 2021/22.


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275 Comments

  1. 13
    constantine says:

    Hey guys. Here’s my team. No preps from my end. Any clear misses? Cheers

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    • 13.1

      @Constantine, I get that Morey is 4.0, but he won’t play at all as he is out for months as I understand it. Think there is a couple of 4.0 options out there who might start or do start. I haven’t built my team yet so haven’t looked that closely into them, but off the top of my head I think Wober from Salzburg, Welinton from Beskitas and Roussillon from Wolfsburg have a chance or do start. The latter though didn’t start at the weekend because he had some kind of knock, but he did make the bench, think he could start vs Lille.
      In the case of Wober, we will see team sheets for Salzburg before the deadline.

      My only other concern is Lamela, he will play, not sure he starts. Don’t think he has started in any of the 3 Sevilla games although he has scored 3 goals already, so maybe he could be due a start. Not sure, just throwing the info out there, will let you decide on that. smile

      • constantine says:

        Hey Mito. Thanks a loy for the detailed reply mate.
        All the points you’ve mentioned, I think I’ll follow.
        Excited for this season. As stated earlier, will try not to miss the deadline. Was around 3rd or 4th last year and went out of top 10 after missing 3 straight DLs. Not to be repeated this time.
        Cheers my friend.

    • 13.2

      Constantine, you can get Moreno from Villareal for 4.0 or Carlos from Sevilla who is 4.5. Both will start.

  2. 14
    Potty Procky says:

    To all interested please join my League as requested by Inittowinit a seasoned champion of my previous UCL mayhem.
    Here is the code = 61TOYXKE07 and the league is named …
    “Potty people Only”
    Now grab yourselves a slot

  3. 15
    Elleffcee says:

    This is me so far.

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  4. 16
    FC Sanchez says:

    Hey lads. Some interesting/tough groupings this year so struggling to come up w/ a side. A challenge to decide betw/ the top strikers as well. wacko

    • 16.1

      Yeah, so many good strikers. Think the thing I found a little irritating was some of the forwards that they didn’t classify as mids. If you are going to classify Salah as a mid and also Torres and even Grealish, then why are people like Muller, and a whole host of wingers classed as forwards. They really stole a lot of options from us by piling so many as forwards.

  5. 17
    OddDane says:

    Thought I’d try the UCL this year.

    This is a first attempt, looks OK or? – I have no clue, so be gentle!

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  6. 18
    bees393 says:

    I give up…only have 5 players on 15th. Can’t find decent cheaper ones playing then.
    Any advice? Cheers all!

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