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 Crewe Alexandra × 2 262
England Oxford United 126
England Northampton Town 121
England Peterborough United 120
England Coventry City 117
England Brentford 116
England Cheltenham Town 107
Scotland Celtic 160
Spain Real Sociedad 130
Italy Lazio 123
Total 1382

Optimal March Selection

England Notts County × 2 46
England Manchester United 13
England Leicester City 11
England Barnet 11
England Tranmere Rovers 10
England Newcastle United 10
England Sheffield United 9
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 15
Spain Athletic Bilbao 12
Scotland Motherwell 9
Total 146