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The 2022-23 UEFA Champions League season kicks off this week, with 16 group stage matches taking place between September 6 and 7. Due to its glory and intense competitiveness, UEFA’s top-flight is known as the most famous. Cup competition in world football.
As a result, playing in the tournament is essentially the goal of every professional football player. Players frequently look for transfer deals that can give them the opportunity to realize such a dream.
Some of the players will participate in their respective new teams’ first-ever UEFA Champions League matches with the first round of fixtures this week.
5. Wesley Fofana (Chelsea)
The 21-year-old French defender is yet to feature in the UEFA Champions League. While he was a member of his teams Leicester City and Saint-Etienne, they were not given the chance to qualify for the competition.
For Fofana, this season at Chelsea, anything is possible. On Saturday, 3 September, he made his debut for the team, in a 2–1 win over West Ham United.
He could also start in defense for Thomas Tuchel’s club when they travel to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, September 6.
4. Fabio Carvalho (Liverpool)
Liverpool’s Fabio Carvalho is the young player in this year’s UEFA Champions League. This summer, Liverpool signed the 20-year-old forward from Fulham for a fee in the neighborhood of £5 million.
Carvalho has scored twice for the Reds in six Premier League games, giving him a respectable start to life at Anfield.
When Liverpool travel to Italian club Napoli on Wednesday, September 7, the Portuguese will be in action in UEFA’s top-tier league for the first time.
3. Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur)
With his new team Tottenham Hotspur, Brazilian striker Richarlison will be hoping to make his UEFA Champions League debut this year. The 25-year-old attacker joined the Lilywhites this summer after leaving Everton for an estimated £60million transfer fee.
After the 2019–20 football season, Spurs will return to the competition. Richarlison, on the other hand, is yet to feature in the tournament and could make his debut at home against Olympique de Marseille on Wednesday.
He has made five Premier League appearances for Antonio Conte’s side so far, contributing two assists.
2. Mark Cucurella (Chelsea)
Marc Cucurella, the Chelsea defender, is another high-profile summer addition who will be looking to make his UEFA Champions League debut. For a reported £63 million, the Blues have acquired the talented Spanish left-back from Brighton & Hove Albion of the Premier League.
Cucurella has made six Premier League appearances and two assists so far in his short spell at Chelsea.
Cuquera could feature for Tuchel’s side when the Blues take on Dinamo Dagreb on Tuesday. The Spaniard has only appeared in the Europa League with Getafe, so he is yet to get a feel for UEFA’s Champions League.
1. Rafinha (Barcelona)
Brazilian winger Rafinha, who played for Leeds United in the Premier League, made a sensational fantasy transfer to Barcelona this summer.
The 25-year-old winger’s services were bought by the Catalan club for £55 million.
Raphinha has made a respectable start to life at the Camp Nou, registering a goal and an assist in each of his first four La Liga games. With Barcelona, he will try to make his UEFA Champions League debut this year. On Wednesday, Viktoria Plzen will travel to the Camp Nou to play the Spanish side.
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