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Big matches are on the menu over the next two days as the UEFA Champions league returns. Tune into the live chat to discuss all the action as it happens!

Tammy Abraham - Chelsea FC - Champions League
Tammy Abraham leads the line for Chelsea against Ajax in UCL Matchday 3.
Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images

International breaks are cute...

Our favorite fantasy league assets depart to all corners of the world to play in tournament qualifiers or meaningless friendlies, leaving us twiddling our thumbs back home waiting.

We then spend the couple days before the weekend league fixtures sweating over whether our players and targets have returned fit and in any condition to play on the weekend. Throw in the specter of rotation around impending European fixtures and it is a virtual minefield for us fantasy league managers.

Sergio Aguero - Manchester City - Champions League
A rested Sergio Aguero should start against Atalanta in UCL Matchday 3.
Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Champions League football gives us a welcome respite from these shenanigans however.

As the premier tournament on offer, we can be assured that all teams will play their strongest teams available until maybe the final round of group stage. Less headache for us as we go about the process of revamping our teams ahead of the coming match day.

There are some tasty fixtures on offer this week as Europe’s best jostle for position in their respective groups.

Ajax welcome Chelsea to the Johan Cruijff Arena in a tie that pits two of Europe’s most fascinating young teams against each other. Frank Lampard’s men are on a solid run of form and will face one of the biggest tests of their season so far. Last year’s semifinalists Ajax should enter the tie as slight favorites, but the game promises open attacking football.

Antonio Conte - Inter Milan - Champions League
Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan desperately need a win to kickstart their campaign in UCL Matchday 3.
Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images

Inter Milan are in dire need of a result against visiting Borussia Dortmund to get their campaign back on track. Antonio Conte’s men could not hold onto their lead against Barcelona in match-day 2, so they find themselves with just one point to show so far. Anything but a win against the effervescent Germans will send the alarm bells ringing at the San Siro.

Elsewhere, I’ve got my eyes on this year’s surprise package, Red Bull Salzburg as they welcome Napoli to the Red Bull Arena. The Austrian champions are a fearless attacking force and will look to enhance their reputation against Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

With two wins from two, PSG win over Club Brugge can achieve a Champions League record by qualifying for the Group Phase after just three games. Manchester City, Barcelona and Bayern Munich can also put a foot in the Round of 16 door.

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Here is the full list of fixtures for UCL Matchday 3:

Tuesday 22nd October

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Wednesday 23rd October

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Which match(es) will you watch? Have you made changes to your team? Who’s your captain? Used any chips? Please join us in the comments as all of the exciting action unfolds!

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