HONG KONG champion Faheem Khan's absence could cost his team Rubicon the Premier League crown when they take on Fuji in a top-of-the-table clash at the Hong Kong Cricket Club today. Khan is having an extended holiday in his native Pakistan after taking part in the Pakistani Open and Dubai Open tournaments and a depleted Rubicon may struggle without their regular number one. Rubicon and Fuji are joint leaders with 52 points each going into this last round of the league competition and the winners of the match will pocket the $50,000 that goes with the championship trophy. 'Rubicon would have been the stronger team if they had their full line-up but with Faheem away, I think we now have a slight edge over them,' said Fuji captain Tony Choi Yuk-kwan. 'But it will be a very close match and likely to be decided by a countback.' HKCC club coach Rodney Bannister will lead Rubicon's challenge and hopes to capitalise on his home court advantage to upset Fuji's aspiring Pakistani professional Mohammad Sadiq. Rubicon seem to have the edge at number two as Richard Bolton has shown solid form in recent games and has the ability to beat John Choi Wing-yiu while number three Lai Tin-chu will rely on his fitness to stop Fuji's Yang Man-sum. Former Hong Kong champion Tony Choi should give Fuji the point against Kevin Ryan. Express News Two and Perrier meet in another crucial tie at the Hong Kong Squash Centre in which only the winner qualifies for the play-off round for the top four teams in the league proper.