With the group stages almost nearing its end, it is time for UCL fantasy managers to start thinking about deploying their various UCL chips.
There are two chips that can be used in the UCL fantasy game and they are the wildcard chip and the limitless chip. These two chips are really crucial and if used properly, it can see you go up the leaderboard.
In this article, we’d be looking at both chips, the limitless chip and the wildcard chip and we’d be offering our opinion on when we think you should activate both chips.
What is the limitless chip in UCL fantasy
For those who are new to the game, the limitless chip in UCL fantasy, is a chip that gives you the chance to pick your dream squad for one matchday only.
Playing it allows you to make unlimited free transfers for that matchday with no budget restrictions. Once the matchday has finished, your squad will go back to how it was before you played your Limitless chip.
So basically with this chip you have the freedom to pick any player you want and basically create your dream team without any budget restrictions. So you can pick a team filled up with players that are 11 million.
One thing you want to keep in mind is that your team would eventually go back to the way it was before the limitless chip was activated.
How many times can you use the limitless chip
This chip can be used only once and can be played at any time except Matchday 1 and Matchday 7 (the round of 16). Once you’ve played it, it can’t be cancelled.
What if you’ve made transfers before activating your limitless chips?
If you’ve already made transfers ahead of a matchday and you then play Limitless, the transfers you’ve made previously will be cancelled, along with any points deductions.
What is the wildcard chip in UCL fantasy
The Wildcard gives you the chance to change your squad for upcoming matchdays. Playing it allows you to make free unlimited transfers, and any players you transfer in will stay in your squad once that matchday has finished.
The wildcard chip in UCL is the same as that in FPL. You can changes to your team not for just for a single gameweek, but it’d be extended to other gameweeks.
How many times can you use the wildcard chip?
This chip can be used only once and can be played at any time except Matchday 1 and Matchday 7 (the round of 16), when everyone gets unlimited transfers. Once you’ve played it, it can’t be cancelled.
What if you’ve made transfers before activating your wildcard chip?
If you’ve already made transfers ahead of a matchday and you then play your Wildcard, the transfers you’ve made previously will be cancelled, along with any points deductions.
UCL chip strategy: the best time to use your limitless chip
The best an ideal time to use your limitless chip, would be in a matchday when all the top teams have quite easy fixtures. This way you’d be able to go all in on the big hitters.
Remember that you can’t play the limitless chip after the group stages of the UCL, so it’d be great for you to go through the list of fixtures in the group stages and see how many top teams have easy games and then target the matchday where majority of the top team have not to hard fixtures.
One thing you want to keep in mind before playing the limitless chip is that you don’t want to activate it at a time when most of the bigger teams have already qualified for the round of 16.
Why it’d be a bad idea is because once these teams have secured a spot in the round of 16, they’d begin to rest their key players(players that you ideally want to bring into your team).
So matchday three and matchday four would be a good time to use the limitless chip. Remember to always check the fixtures before deciding on which time to play the chip.
UCL chip strategy: the best time to use your wildcard chip
Well, as UCL fantasy manager, there is really no ideal time to use the wildcard chip. Because this chip is meant to be used when your team is in disarray, there a lot of injuries and if your players just aren’t performing well.
But if you do have a really good team, then the best time to activate the wildcard would be in MD6. And the reason why this would be good, is because you can take out players from the big sides who might have already qualified; cause again those players are very likely to get rotated.
So in order for you not to have a team of just 6 players, it would be nice to use the wildcard to do a bit of clean up and then target teams that still have something to play for.
If your strategy does involve wildcarding in MD3, then you can check this article out: UCL MD3 wildcard tips: three matchday three wildcard teams to consider.
You can also check out this article for more UCL fantasy rules: UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football rules 2022/23.