Along with the upcoming return of the Barclays Premier League, the opportunity also arises for fans to join the Fantasy League Classic to test their skills as a virtual manager and compete for over £50,000 in prizes.
To enter, all you need is £10 for a Classic account, while the option is also available to upgrade to a Silver account for £15 and a Gold account for £20 for the chance to get your hands on more prizes.
As many of you are no doubt aware, the aim here is to pick a squad of 16 from every player available in Barclays Premier League with a modest budget of £75m, where points are awarded each game-week for each player’s actual performance in the Premier League.
Be wary with your selection however! If things start going bad you only have 25 transfers to last you for the entire season, with a maximum of 5 transfers per month.
Points are awarded to every player for goals scored (3 points) and assists (2 points), while defensive players also earn points for clean sheets (3 points) and appearances (1 point), but also lose points for each goal conceded (-1 point).
Although the big £10,000 prize is awarded to the overall highest points-scorer of the competition, prizes are also available for those placed up to 50th and also for tier competitions such as the Champions League, Europa League, Lower League and Sunday League along with general monthly and weekly prizes.
For a complete run-down on the ins-and-outs of the Fantasy Premier League Classic competition visit the official Game Guide which gives all the details on prizes, competitions, how to play and so on.
The Fantasy League provides great incentive for those who participate to keep up to date and immerse themselves in the world of football. I definitely know I have over recent seasons and will be this season for a chance at some wonderful prizes!