#UCLfantasy Captain Marvel: matchday six

With one last round of group games to go, will you stick with a tried-and-tested candidate as captain?

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is a strong captaincy contender
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is a strong captaincy contender ©AFP/Getty Images

With several sides having already secured their passage to the round of 16, rotation is a factor to consider as we head into matchday six. However, there is still plenty to play for as we consider the best captaincy options.

TUESDAY

Mohamed Salah (€11.0m) vs Napoli (H)

Tuesday's decisive Group C contest is set up to be a classic Anfield European night, and such occasions call for big players. Salah – who struck a hat-trick for the Reds on Saturday – could well be the man to step up in a game which promises goals. The Egyptian also scored twice in his last home outing in the competition and will be the focal point of Jürgen Klopp's attack.

Mauro Icardi (€10.0m) vs PSV (H)

Internazionale have it all to play for in Group B and, with qualification rivals Tottenham travelling to Barcelona, they know a positive result against PSV could mean progress. Step forward Icardi, who has 11 goals in all competitions this season and was on the scoreseheet in the reverse fixture against PSV on matchday two. The Dutch side have only pride to play for, so Icardi will be licking his lips at the opportunity to add to his three goals in this season's competition.

Kylian Mbappé (€10.0m) vs Crvena zvezda (A)

The permutations in Group C are complicated to say the least, but it's safe to assume that Paris will be going all out for victory on their visit to Belgrade. Crvena zvezda have proven to be stern opposition on home soil, but Paris certainly have the firepower to cause them problems. Mbappé has scored eight of his 12 goals in this competition away from home and is a leading candidate for the Fantasy armband.

WEDNESDAY

Cristiano Ronaldo (€11.9m) vs Young Boys (A)

Although Juventus are already guaranteed a place in the round of 16, they have not yet secured top spot in their group and will look to tick that box when they travel to winless Young Boys. Ronaldo has produced attacking returns in his last two UEFA Champions League matches and – just in case you needed reminding – is the all-time top scorer in the competition.

Riyad Mahrez (€8.6m) vs Hoffenheim (H)

With such a wealth of talent at their disposal, predicting the Manchester City line-up is a near-impossible task, but one player Josep Guardiola has relied upon in the UEFA Champions League recently is summer signing Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian winger has started the last three matches in the competition, contributing one goal and four assists during that time. With City looking to confirm top spot in Group F against bottom side Hoffenheim, the 2%-owned Mahrez is an intriguing differential option.

Robert Lewandowski (€11.1m) vs Ajax (A)

When in doubt, why not just go for the top-scoring Fantasy player in the competition? With six goals in his five group stage matches so far – including strikes in both away trips – Lewandowski is hot property among Fantasy managers and features in 20% of all teams. The winner of Bayern's visit to Ajax will top Group E so a high-octane affair surely lies in store, and with such a stellar scoring record in Europe, the Pole is an excellent captaincy choice.

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