There are 5,477,800,513,891,200 possible ways to combine 7 (out of 116) English teams and 3 (out of 90) foreign teams. Which of these trillions of possible entries would have earned you the most points within the £900m budget?

Optimal Overall Selection

England Manchester City × 2 442
England Luton Town 180
England Norwich City 175
England Charlton Athletic 174
England Doncaster Rovers 171
England Portsmouth 167
England Solihull Moors 145
Scotland Rangers 166
Italy Atalanta 155
France Lille 133
Total 1908

Optimal May Selection

England Manchester City × 2 40
England Charlton Athletic 19
England Derby County 16
England Crystal Palace 14
England West Ham United 13
England Doncaster Rovers 12
England Tranmere Rovers 11
Spain Valencia 25
Italy Bologna 18
France Lille 16
Total 184