There are 5,147,243,586,328,800 possible ways to combine 7 (out of 115) 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 Barrow × 2 142
England Peterborough United 62
England Oxford United 61
England Northampton Town 58
England Leicester City 56
England Hartlepool United 55
England Crewe Alexandra 54
Scotland Rangers 65
Italy Internazionale 61
Italy Cagliari 57
Total 671

Optimal December Selection

England Leicester City × 2 20
England Tranmere Rovers 8
England Manchester United 8
England Northampton Town 6
England Gillingham 6
England Brighton & Hove Albion 5
England Southampton 5
Scotland Celtic 12
Scotland Rangers 11
France Bordeaux 9
Total 90