Fancy your chances as a manager? Join our Fantasy Premier League competition

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More than 40,000 New Zealand fans entered the biggest football competition in the world last year — and it’s time to pit your wits against them again.

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) attracted 11.4 million players from around the world for the last English Premier League season and at least as many are expected to enter for the new season beginning on August 12.

FPL is a free-to-enter online game in which you pick 15 players, within a budget of £100 million, and then manage your team week-to-week.

You get to decide your starting line-up, your captain and can make transfers. Points are gained by your team when your players score, claim clean sheets or assists — and they drop points when they concede goals or pick up cautions.

It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s a great way to follow the EPL each week.

Enter our Friends of Football mini-league

Within the overall FPL game, groups can set up their own mini-leagues.

Friends of Football has set up two competitions, especially for New Zealand-based fans.

Once you’ve set up your FPL account – click here to do that – you can then join our two competitions through the following links:

Click here to join our Friends of Football NZ mini-league >>>>

(Or you can manually enter the code u6y7fa at the FPL site under the ‘your leagues’ section)

Click here to join our Friends of Football NZ head-to-head league >>>>

(Or you can manually enter the code fy7fmb at the FPL site under the ‘your leagues’ section)

In our head-to-head league, you’ll be drawn against another entrant each week, with the best-performing earning three points for the win.

Who won last season’s Friends of Football mini-league?

Aucklander Shannon Thomas claimed Friends of Football’s mini-league crown for last season.

Thomas finished 34 points clear of his nearest rival to top the Friends of Football rankings.

Thomas, the principal of Coerver Coaching New Zealand, achieved an overall rank of 18,355 from the 11,447,257 FPL players worldwide.

Who else finished in our top 10?

READ MORE: Bragging rights sorted for another Fantasy Premier League season >>>>

How to play FPL – a beginner’s guide

Click here to learn all about FPL, the world’s biggest football game >>>>

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