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Top 5 Underpriced Players to Sign in Champions League Fantasy

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Find the most undervalued players to add to your UCL Fantasy team.

If you’re looking to gain an edge in your Champions League Fantasy team this season, consider signing underpriced players who have the potential to make a big impact on the pitch.

In this article, we’ll highlight the best underpriced players to consider for your Champions League Fantasy side.

Galeno (Porto)

Galeno, the dynamic left-sided midfielder from Porto, is poised to make a significant impact this season. Having returned to Porto in 2022 after a successful stint at Braga, Galeno has become a key player for his team. He possesses the ability to cut inside from the flank, creating goal-scoring opportunities with his dribbling skills and precise shooting. In the Primeira Liga, he averaged 3.2 shots and 0.42 expected goals (xG) per 90 minutes, showcasing his attacking prowess.

Galeno’s impressive ball-carrying ability is a valuable asset for his team. He consistently advances the ball up the pitch, making him a constant threat in the final third. In the 2022-23 season, he led the league with 9.6 progressive carries per 90 minutes, with 42 of those carries resulting in a shot or a chance created.

Having gained valuable experience in the Champions League last season, Galeno is ready to shine on Europe’s biggest stage once again. Porto’s group, featuring Barcelona, Shakhtar Donetsk, and Royal Antwerp, offers them a genuine chance of reaching the knockout rounds. Galeno’s ability to influence games could be a game-changer for your fantasy team.

Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig)

RB Leipzig’s Xavi Simons, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, is a rising star who is making waves in the Bundesliga. Playing as a right-sided number 10, Simons has a multifaceted role that involves stretching play out wide, moving between the lines, and providing a goal threat. His versatility and tactical intelligence make him a valuable asset for Leipzig.

Simons has already made a significant impact in the Bundesliga, contributing with two goals and three assists in just three games. His performances indicate that he is adapting quickly to the demands of top-flight European football. Last season, he excelled in the Eredivisie with PSV, showcasing his technical ability and footballing intelligence.

With RB Leipzig looking strong and competitive in the Champions League this season, Simons is a player to keep an eye on. His ability to operate in various roles and influence games positively makes him an excellent choice for your fantasy team

Santiago Giménez (Feyenoord)

Mexican striker Santiago Giménez has enjoyed a meteoric rise since joining Feyenoord. After moving from Cruz Azul, Giménez adapted seamlessly to Dutch football, scoring 15 goals in 32 league games and helping Feyenoord secure their first domestic title in several years. His scoring prowess extends to the European stage, where he netted five goals in the Europa League last season.

In the Eredivisie this season, Giménez is once again among the top scorers, with five goals in four games. Feyenoord’s attacking prowess, averaging over 3.0 expected goals per game, is partially thanks to his contributions. His ability to take shots from advantageous positions and his impressive xG per shot of 0.23 make him a constant goal threat.

With Feyenoord competing in the same Champions League group as Lazio, Giménez has the opportunity to shine on the biggest stage in European football. His knack for finding the back of the net makes him a valuable asset for fantasy managers

Karim Konaté (Salzburg)

Karim Konaté, the 19-year-old Ivorian striker, has been a revelation since joining Salzburg. After scoring 15 goals in 18 games for Salzburg’s reserve team, FC Liefering, Konaté continued his impressive form in the Austrian Bundesliga, notching three goals in nine appearances. His remarkable shot conversion rate of 30% in the top flight highlights his clinical finishing ability.

Konaté’s performances have not gone unnoticed, and he has already made an impact in this season’s UEFA Youth League, scoring six goals in seven games. With Salzburg facing tough opponents like Internazionale, Benfica, and Real Sociedad in the Champions League, Konaté’s ability to find the back of the net could be crucial for his team’s success.

As a player who has created more big chances than any other in Europe’s top 10 leagues, Konaté is a player worth considering for your fantasy team

Elye Wahi (Lens)

France Under-21s talent Elye Wahi is a rising star who recently joined Lens, a team making its second-ever appearance in the UEFA Champions League. At just 21 years old, Wahi has already demonstrated his goal-scoring prowess, finishing as the top scorer under 21 in the top five European leagues last season with 19 goals.

Wahi’s remarkable non-penalty shot conversion rate of 29% was the highest among players with over 15 non-penalty goals in Europe’s top leagues. His ability to find good shooting opportunities is underscored by his xG per non-penalty shot average, which ranks among the best.

With Lens competing in the Champions League this season, Wahi has the opportunity to showcase his talent on the grand stage. His scoring ability and potential for more goals make him a valuable fantasy pick.