'I don't like Chelsea, but Lampard got me the most points'

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 31 May, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 31 May, 2009, 12:00am

The rules of the English Premier League's 'Official Fantasy Premier League' sound so simple.

Each team is given an initial, fictional budget of GBP100 million (HK$1.25 billion), from which they must choose a squad of 15 players, made up of two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards.

No more than three players can be selected from a single team and officials from the website decide how much each player is 'worth'.

Once the games start those officials also decide how many points players receive, based on how they perform. The more assists, goals, and clean sheets, the more points you can expect.

You are allowed one 'free'' transfer each week - any more will bring a deduction of four points.

Simple? Maybe. But, as Hong Kong's champ Kenneth Tang Kin-wai says, you have to keep your wits about you.

'You have to forget about your favourite team,' he says. 'Frank Lampard got me the most points this season and I don't even like Chelsea.'