UCL MD-1 Pre-Deadline and Live Chat

If you haven’t been paying attention until now, now is your last chance to get in on this year’s UCL Fantasy bandwagon, as the first deadline is just hours away. Thankfully, the NMA team has been busy making your life easier, so be sure to check out our other articles that give insight into week one, give you tips on how to approach the game, and get you started. invite you to play with us in the NMA league – there are already thousands of other players but there is still time to join us!

In this article, we’ll go over injured or suspended players to help you avoid pitfalls and pitfalls with your team selection. We can’t take manager roulette into account though (here we’re specifically looking at the bald cheat that coaches a certain Manchester team)!

As usual, this day is split in two, with half the teams playing on Tuesday and the other half on Wednesday. Each day has two first games where we will know the confirmed rosters before the transfer/substitution buzzers, allowing us to make last minute adjustments to our squads based on the confirmed rosters.

The new team is current at the time of writing. Updates will be edited in the article or posted in the comments thread below, so check back frequently to keep up to date with the latest news (and confirmed lineups!

tuesday september 6

First matches (kick off 5.45pm BST)


Dinamo Zagreb v Chelsea

Dinamo Zagreb

Not available: None

Doubts: Boško Šutalo (calf/ankle), Luka Menalo (thigh)


Unavailable: Ngolo Kanté (hamstrings), Thiago Silva (Rest)

Uncertain: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (jaw), Denis Zakaria (Undetermined)


Dortmund v Copenhagen


Unavailable: Mahmoud Dahoud (dislocated shoulder), Mateu Morey (meniscus), Sébastien Haller (illness), Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (thigh)

Uncertain: Karim Adeyemi (Foot), Raphael Guerreiro (illness), Donyell Malen (muscle)


Unavailable: Grabara (facial fracture)

Uncertain: Bardghji (undisclosed), Boilesen (undisclosed)


Later games (kick off 8:00 p.m. BST)

Red Bull Salzburg vs. AC Milan

Red Bull Salzburg

Unavailable: Mamady Diambou (ankle), Ignace Van der Brempt (ligament), Samson Tijani (leg), Kamil Piatkowski (thigh), Sekou Koita (ankle)

Doubtful: Luka Sucic (groin)

AC Milan

Unavailable: Alessandro Florenzi (muscle), Rade Krunic (thigh), Ante Rebic (back), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (knee)

Doubtful: None


Celtic v real Madrid


Unavailable: Ideguchi (leg)

Doubts: Kyogo Furuhashi (shoulder), Starfelt (knee)

real Madrid

Unavailable: Odriozola (Veal), Vallejo (Unspecified)

Doubtful: None


RB Leipzig v Shakhtar Donetsk

RB Leipzig

Unavailable: Dani Olmo (ligament), Lukas Klostermann (ankle), Yussuf Poulsen (groin)

Doubtful: None

Shakhtar Donetsk

Unavailable: Korniyenko (Knee)

Doubtful: None


Sevilla against Manchester City


Unavailable: Jesus Manuel Corona (ligament)

Doubtful: Marcão (hamstrings)

Manchester City

Unavailable: Aymeric Laporte (ligament)

Doubts: Kalvin Phillips (shoulder), Kyle Walker (unspecified)


Benfica v Maccabi Haifa


Unavailable: Lucas Veríssimo (knee), João Victor (ankle), Morato (ankle) Draxler (knee/match fitness)

Doubtful: None

Maccabi Haifa

Unavailable: Raz Meir (hip), Jaber (leg)

Doubtful: None


Paris Saint Germain against Juventus

Paris Saint Germain

Not available: None

Uncertain: Vitinha (knee)


Unavailable: Marley Ake (leg), Federico Chiesa (knee), Wojciech Szczęsny (ankle), Di María (calf), Paul Pogba (knee), Correla (shoulder)

Doubtful: Alex Sandro (Knee)


Wednesday, September 7

First matches (kick off 5.45pm BST)

Ajax v Rangers


Unavailable: Mohamed Ihattaren (Muscle)

Uncertain: Owen Wijndal


Unavailable: Soultar (unknown), Lawrence (knee), Hagi (knee)

Doubts: Ben Davies (unknown), Roofe (unknown), Helander (foot)


Frankfurt v Sporting CP


Unavailable: Pelligrini (Muscle), Rode (hip), A. Touré (hamstrings)

Doubtful: none

sports CP

Unavailable: none

Doubtful: none


Later games (kick off 8:00 p.m. BST)

Napoli against liverpool


Unavailable: Diego Demme (Foot)

Uncertain: H. Lozano (Head trauma), Victor Osimhen (Muscle)


Unavailable: Thiago Alcantara (hamstrings), Jordan Henderson (hamstrings), Ibrahima Konate (knee), Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstrings), Naby Keïta (muscle), Calvin Ramsay (back)

Uncertain: Fabio Carvalho (Dead leg), Caoimhin Kelleher (Undetermined)


Atlético Madrid against Porto


Unavailable: Felipe Monteiro (suspended), Savić (muscle), Reguilón (groin)

Doubts: Jan Oblak (thigh), Thomas Lemar (hitting), Matheus Cunha (hamstrings)


Unavailable: none

Doubtful: Marko Grujić (muscle)


Club Brugge vs Leverkusen

Club Brugge

Unavailable: Tajon Buchanan (muscle), Noa Lang (ankle), Rits (knee)

Doubtful: none


Unavailable: Florian Wirtz (knee), Karim Bellarabi (meniscus), Amine Adli (clavicle), Andrey Lunev (thigh)

Doubtful: none


Barcelona v Viktoria Plzen


Not available: None

Doubts: Eric Garcia (Aine), Araujo (Muscle), Marcos Alonso (personal)

Viktoria Pilsen

Not available: None

Doubtful: None


InterMilan v Bayern Munich


Unavailable: Romelu Lukaku (thigh), Dalbert (knee)

Doubtful: None

Bayern Munich

Unavailable: Bouna Sarr (Patellar Tendon)

Uncertain: Mathys Tel (capsular tear), Chuopo-Moting (groin)


Tottenham against Marseilles


Not available: None

Uncertain: Lucas Moura (unspecified), Bryan Gil (unspecified)


Unavailable: Alexis Sánchez (suspended)

Uncertain: Dimitri Payet (calf), Bamba Dieng (muscle), Samuel Gigot (thigh)


For more in-depth preparation ahead of the transfer deadline, be sure to read DTuron’s guide to UCL fantasy strategy, written by last season’s global winner, as well as the MD-1 Fantasy Preview and Player Picks article. from MiQ. Also see Assess my PPQ team.

So join me, DTuron and thousands of others in the NMA’s UCL Mini-League, and be sure to follow www.nevermanagealone.com for full and ongoing coverage of the Fantasy Champions League (as well as the EPL and the World Cup!).