#UCLfantasy popular picks and potential differentials

As the business end of the group stage starts to approach, UEFA.com looks at the bankers and the hidden gems.

Barcelona's Luis Suárez is in excellent form
Barcelona's Luis Suárez is in excellent form ©Getty Images

We're now approaching the business end of the group stage and with several key fixtures ahead of us in matchday, UEFA.com picks out some high ownership and under-the-radar Fantasy options.

GOALKEEPERS

Popular pick
Alisson Becker (€5.5m) vs Crvena zvezda (A)
Liverpool kept their first clean sheet in this year's competition when they overcame Crvena zvezda at Anfield two weeks ago, and Jürgen Klopp will be counting on a repeat performance when the Reds travel to Belgrade on Tuesday. Alisson has made a total of seven saves across the first three matchdays, and will be seeking a second consecutive clean sheet in the competition.
Selected by: 19%

Potential differential
Iker Casillas (€5.5m) vs Lokomotiv Moskva (H)

We touted Casillas as a viable differential option prior to matchday three, and he did not disappoint as he made a penalty save in Porto's 1-3 win in Moscow, delivering eight points. Still largely overlooked, the Spanish veteran will be looking for another home clean sheet in the competition as his Porto side host point-less Lokomotiv Moskva on Tuesday.
Selected by: 3%

DEFENDERS

Popular pick
Jordi Alba (€6.5m) vs Internazionale (A)
Although Alba's hefty price tag may put off some Fantasy managers, the Barcelona left-back has registered two consecutive double-figure hauls to show that he is worth the investment. A goal, three assists and two clean sheets in the first three matchdays put Alba on 28 Fantasy points overall, and the only surprise is that he doesn't feature in even more teams.
Selected by: 16%

Potential differential
Benjamin Mendy (€6.0m) vs Shakhtar Donetsk (H)
Mendy made his first UEFA Champions League appearance of the season on matchday three and helped City to a clean sheet in Ukraine, but those who have followed the Premier League this season will know the Frenchman also offers considerable attacking threat on the left side. Appearing in only 5% of Fantasy squads, Mendy is a useful differential addition.
Selected by: 5%

MIDFIELDERS

Popular pick
Mohamed Salah (€11.0m) vs Crvena zvezda (A)
The Egyptian's ownership has surged lately thanks in large part to his 13-point haul against Crvena zvezda two weeks ago. Liverpool currently top the highly competitive Group C and will be determined to maintain control with another victory against the Serbian side, and with four goals in his last four appearances in all competitions for Jürgen Klopp's side, the in-form Salah is sure to play a key role once more.
Selected by: 21%

Potential differential
Jadon Sancho (€5.0m) vs Atlético (A)
Dortmund's trip to Atlético on Tuesday is no doubt a tough fixture at first glance, but taking into account their 4-0 demolition of the Spanish side on matchday three, and their assets become more appealing. If you're looking for a cheap route into the German side's midfield, Sancho could be your man. With a goal and an assist over the first three matchdays, the 18-year-old carries attacking threat and will allow funds to be invested elsewhere.
Selected by: 6%

FORWARDS

Popular pick
Kylian Mbappé (€10.0m) vs Napoli (H)
This is a crunch match in Group C and Paris will need all of their attacking assets to shine in Naples. Mbappé has delivered more often than not this season, and he is currently outscoring team-mates Edinson Cavani and Neymar in Paris' fearsome attack. His blistering form has not gone unnoticed, with the Frenchman currently hugely popular with Fantasy managers.
Selected by: 38%

Potential differential
Luis Suárez (€10.5m) vs Internazionale (A)
Barcelona may have been missing Lionel Messi lately – and could be once more on Tuesday – but that certainly hasn't derailed them as they have continued to pick up wins in all competitions. Suarez's recent form has been integral to that, the Uruguayan striker having scored five times in his last two games, including a stunning hat-trick against Real Madrid. His low ownership makes him a tempting differential as he heads to Milan brimming with confidence.
Selected by: 4%

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