Atletico vs Arsenal: How to pick the winning Fantasy XI?
The last match saw the two sides play out a 1-1 draw at the Emirates with Antoine Griezmann scoring late to deny Arsenal. The 2nd leg of the Europa League semi-final encounter promises plenty of action with both sides eyeing the spot in the final. Atletico go in as favorites, but will Arsenal spring a surprise? Who will you pick in your Fantasy XI?
We go ahead with a 4-3-3 formation
Keeping the teams in mind, we are going ahead with a 4-3-3 formation. We expect a key battle in midfield, especially with Atletico sitting deep and going hard on the counter. Expect goals in this crunch tie.
Oblak as the custodian and four top defenders
Goalkeeper Jan Oblak was crucial for Atletico in the first leg and keeps his place in the side. In front of him lies the Atletico pair of Diego Godin and Jose Giminez, who are expected to bring a lot with their experience into the tie. Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin is in good form besides the talented Lucas Hernandez of Atletico at left-back.
Saul leads the three-man midfield charge
Spaniard Saul Niguez has given Atletico the solidity required in midfield and is a clever entity who hardly sets a foot wrong. He is a definite choice and also the side's vice-captain. Aaron Ramsey comes in on the right side of the midfield and is Arsenal's strength in linking up play. Mesut Ozil comes in on the left side and will be key asset.
Griezmann the captain in three-man attack
Antoine Griezmann's goal gives Atletico the breathing space going into this tie. The Frenchman is a class act and is our choice as skipper. He will play from the right side of attack. Arsenal's in-form goal-scoring hero Alexandre Lacazette gets the nod as the striker. Industrious Danny Welbeck has been a value Dream XI option over time and keeps his place on the left.