Telegraph Fantasy Football Europe 18/19: Most selected players for the Champions League knockout stage

Lionel Messi is in 26% of all teams.
Lionel Messi is in 26% of all teams. Credit: REUTERS/ALBERT GEA

The Champions League edition of Telegraph Fantasy Football returns tonight which means you have until 8pm to make as many free transfers as you would like. 

When the Manchester United v PSG and Roma v Porto matches kick-off, you'll then have 16 transfers to use throughout the remainder of the tournament.

Whether you've been involved since the start or you'd like to pick a team and play along during the knockouts, now is the time to start thinking about who you want to line-up in your team.

Below, we highlight the three most selected players in each position, and choose which we think could lead you to TFF Europe glory.

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Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) - 17%

Ederson Moraes (Manchester City) - 13%

Alisson (Liverpool) - 13%

Atletico Madrid's draw against Juventus - who have a certain Cristiano Ronaldo on their books - means Ederson Moraes gets the nod from the most popular goalkeepers.

Manchester City have been drawn against FC Schalke in the Round of 16 and should safely progress against the side currently 14th in the Bundesliga. 

Back Moraes to kick off the knockouts with back-to-back clean sheets.


Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) - 27%

Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) - 20%

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) - 17%

Bayern Munich and Liverpool have been drawn against each other in the last 16, so we'll assume both will concede goals and opt for Jordia Alba instead. At just £3.8m Alba represents a threat at both ends.

In his five Champions League appearances this season he's scored, produced three contributions and chipped in with two clean sheets. Only Leonardo Bonucci and Dortmund's pair of Guerreiro and Diallo have produced more TFF points so far.


Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 35%

Sadio Mane (Liverpool) - 29%

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) - 20%

Gareth Bale, who scored twice against Liverpool in last season's Champions League final, has already scored three times in this year's competition and set up three goals for his team mates too.

We'll back Bale to shine in the last 16 against Ajax ahead of Salah and Mane who have that tough tie against Bayern.


Kylian Mbappe (PSG) - 27%

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 26%

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 26%

Surprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo isn't in the top three most selected strikers, having only scored once in the Group Stage. 

Robert Lewandowski scored eight times and Mbappe is surely under the spotlight due to his encounter with Manchester United, so we'll stick with Lionel Messi depsite his price tag of £6.9m.

The Catalans have Lyon in the last 16 and Messi will surely add to his six goals so far in the competition.

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