No Messi, Ronaldo OR Neymar make the cut in UEFA’s Champions League Fantasy Football Team of the Season… with Chelsea and Man City both boasting four picks – while Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah leads the attack with Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe
- UEFA have revealed their Champions League Fantasy Football Team for the term
- European champions Chelsea and runners-up Man City have four players each
- Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was the highest-performing player overall
Newly-crowned European holders Chelsea have four players listed in the UEFA Champions League fantasy football team of the season.
The Blues are the toast of the continent following their 1-0 win over Manchester City during Saturday’s showpiece in Porto.
Edouard Mendy, Antonio Rudiger, captain Cesar Azpilicueta and Jorginho all started the final at the weekend and that quartet has subsequently made the cut.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta is one of four Chelsea players to make the UEFA Fantasy Football Champions League Team of the Season
Edouard Mendy (left) Antonio Rudiger were also included in the Fantasy Team of the Season
Midfielder Jorginho (right) is the fourth and final player to be included from Chelsea
The team is made up of the highest-scoring players this season in the official UEFA Champions League Fantasy game and the aforementioned four duly fit in this category.
Goalkeeper Mendy was the highest-performing player overall on 66 points, while Rudiger was the top-scoring defender on 63 points.
Centre back Rudiger forms part of a back four with Azpilicueta at left back and Manchester City right back Kyle Walker and centre back Ruben Dias.
Jorginho forms the base of the midfield three after earning 57 points. Either side of him are City duo Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden – meaning the beaten finalists also have four representatives. Foden is the highest-rated midfielder with 65 points.
Despite the goalkeeping, defence and midfield being a Chelsea and Manchester City duopoly neither club is represent in attack.
Phil Foden is the top-scoring midfielder and one of four Manchester City players in the XI
In the front three forward berths are Mohamed Salah, Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.
Liverpool star Salah is the highest-rated forward with 63 points, while Borussia Dortmund’s star striker Erling Haaland finished as this season’s top goalscorer with 10 goals in eight games.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Mbappe had another impressive campaign in Europe scoring eight goals and assisting three as the French giants reached the semi-finals.
With that front three in place it meant that perennial superstars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar all missed out.
Messi’s Barcelona were dumped out by PSG in the last 16, while Ronaldo’s Juventus were knocked out at the same stage by Porto. Meanwhile Neymar was edged out by his PSG team-mate Mbappe as well as Haaland and Salah.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah takes one of the front three berths in attack in the UEFA XI
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM OF THE SEASON
Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) – 66 points
Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – 62 points
Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea) – 63 points
Ruben Dias (Manchester City) – 60 points
Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) – 61 points
İlkay Gundogan (Man. City) – 58 points
Jorginho (Chelsea) – 57 points
Phil Foden (Manchester City) – 65 points
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 63 points
Erling Haaland (Dortmund) – 62 points
Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – 61 points