UCL Fantasy Soccer: Goalkeeper | UEFA Champions League
With two English teams battling for European supremacy, choices regarding # UCLfantasy options will be narrowed, but UEFA.com is on hand to investigate the remaining goalkeepers.
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Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid’s semi-finals outcomes mean fantasy managers will have to find replacements for the final in Keylor Navas (48 points) and Thibaut Courtois (40), despite the fact that the two remaining are the top scorers in the game this season.
Manchester City’s top goalkeeper Ederson (€ 6.0m) will be in goal for Josep Guardiola’s side on Matchday 13 when they make their first appearance in a UEFA Champions League final. The Brazilian has played seven clean sheets in eleven of City’s twelve European games this season. He achieved his highest # UCLfantasy score on matchday 7 when he scored seven points in a 2-0 win over Mönchengladbach.
Out of his total score of 52 # UCLfantasy points, 28 were scored by conceding, while only two were scored by Ederson’s 16 shot saves. Of the remaining two goalkeepers, Ederson is the stopper in lesser possession. For the # UCLfantasy managers looking to add players to their squad who can see them scoop up points against their rivals in the mini-league, the Manchester City man could prove to be a tempting option on Matchday 13.
For Chelsea, goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (5.5 million euros) will stand between the sticks in the final. When examining the former Rennes stopper’s stats, it’s no surprise that he is currently a higher value #UCLfantasy asset than Ederson. Mendy has eight more Fantasy Points that have accumulated 60 points compared to the Brazilian’s 52 points, which were also played on 11 of 12 match days this season.
Chelsea have been solid defensively this season in the UEFA Champions League, and Mendy has played a big part in that with eight goals conceded and 31 saves. After scoring twice in all six knockout games this season, Manchester City’s impressive attack will likely give the Senegalese international a chance to improve his record and open up a potential opportunity for points on Matchday 13. Since Thomas Tuchel arrived in London, Chelsea have conceded 18 goals in all competitions, of which Mendy was responsible for 13. With only two goalkeepers to choose from in the final, it’s no surprise that Mendy is the #UCLfantasy most obsessed asset in his position.