The penultimate days of the group stage in 2021/22’s UCL are almost here. Some teams have already made through to the knockouts, while some might know their fate in the upcoming gameweek or two. The fantasy managers now have to analyze the most vital fixtures which might see the assets performing their best, so as to benefit their fantasy squads. Sometimes, more than popular choices, it is the differential choices that are sought after by the fantasy managers and we are here to help them choose from the variety of differentials available. In this edition of the UCL fantasy 2021/22 matchday 5 differentials guide, we would be discussing 5 differential options, managers may choose to boost up their ranks ahead of others.
UCL Fantasy 2021/22 Matchday 5 Differentials
Here is an exclusive list from GamingonPhone of 5 UCL Fantasy Differentials, who may help managers to boost up their rank for Matchday 5. These players are selected keeping eye on every aspect of the tournament.
1. Duván Zapata (Forward) – 9.7 million
The Atalanta forward has till now earned 23 fantasy points in 4 games. With a mere1% ownership and Young Boys as the next opponent, it is absolutely necessary for him to show the spark needed. Atalanta must earn those vital 3 points in Switzerland to keep any hopes of RO16 qualification alive.
The €9.7m forward, who already has 4 attacking returns in the group stage so far, and is expected to prove his worth in this fixture. Zapata, with his 0.96 xG90 and 0.23 xA90, has 15 attacking returns across Serie A and Europe. This should be convincing enough for fantasy managers to keep him under their respective radars.
2. Dušan Tadić (Forward) – 8.9 million
The Serbian international had a superb International break having ensured World Cup qualification for his nation. His club Ajax too is in a flying form and is undefeated in the group stage so far. He has 5 goals and 9 assists so far in his Eredivise season besides collecting 22 fantasy points till now in UCL.
Ajax plays Besiktas this week, and with the form, Ajax’s forward Haller is in, fantasy managers can expect quite a few assists coming up from the €8.9m FWD Tadic. Since Haller and Antony are owned by plenty of managers, it is time Tadic is recognized as a fantasy asset hence.
3. Serge Gnabry (Midfielder) – 10.2 million
The Bayern München winger is in the team of only 1% fantasy managers. The €10.2m MID would face Dynamo Kyiv in an away fixture, against whom he bagged 9 fantasy points in the home fixture. Bayern, who have made their qualification to knockouts guaranteed, but not necessarily the top spot in the group, would want to win over Dynamo by a big margin to ensure the top spot in Group E.
With Bayern’s main attackers Sane and Lewandowski all under huge ownerships, Gnabry is still owned by 1% of managers, which makes him a suitable differential choice for this week. Serge Gnabry now stands on 25 fantasy points, besides, he has 8 goals and 4 assists in 19 games across all competitions for his club.
4. Sadio Mané (Midfielder) – 10.2 million
Liverpool has not only just qualified to the RO16, but they also made sure they qualify as group leaders by keeping their winning streak intact in Group B. This week they face Porto at Anfield, an opponent they beat 5-1 away from home in the 1st leg. Though Mo Salah has been Liverpool’s main man upfront, his wing-forward partner Sadio Mané isn’t far behind from his usual class.
Mané has scored in his last 5 Anfield appearances across all competitions including one against Arsenal last Saturday. The €10.2m Senegalese MID has thus far collected 16 fantasy points, half of which came against Porto in the previous leg. Clearly, with 1% ownership, Sadio Mané can also prove to be that vital differential asset.
5. Ben Chilwell (Defender) – 5.5 million
The English left-back is in a sensational form currently. The PL table toppers’ left-back is now Tuchel’s first choice and he does deliver when necessary. Only 1% of managers own Chilwell, which might sound a bit strange to FPL fans who are familiar with his returns in the domestic league. Chelsea currently is not sure of qualification, and with the Juventus match-up ahead, a win against them would guarantee Chelsea’s qualification to RO16.
Hence, this week’s UCL game would be quite vital for them, and Chilwell won’t have a more important game to start in. Both him and his wingback partner Reece James, who hasn’t featured much in UCL games, are now in very good form. Hence, fantasy managers can anticipate decent returns from the left wingback, who is owned by a very few percentages of fantasy managers.
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