Start playing Dream Team this week to compete in our Second Shot Competition – £5,000 prize money up for grabs!

Fancy playing Dream Team this season but haven’t yet registered?

Now’s your chance!

Rather than waiting until the start of the 2024/25 campaign to immerse yourself in our compelling fantasy football game, you can sign-up to play for free this week and immediately compete against all other managers in our Second Shot Competition.

And did we mention there’s £5,000 in prize money up for grabs?


Don't wait until summer, play Dream Team now!


Don’t wait until summer, play Dream Team now!

Our Second Shot Competition allows new gaffers to compete against existing ones on a level playing field throughout the second half of the season.

Scoring starts with Friday night’s game between Burnley and Luton (enter before the 6:45pm deadline) and the first Gameweek of the Second Shot Competition will last until January 25th to account for the Premier League’s partial winter break.

To clarify, the Second Shot Competition will only take into account points scored between Friday 12th January and the end of the season – think of it as a clean slate.

Perhaps you’ve heard about Dream Team’s improved scoring system, transfer process, and the addition of game-changing Boosters that have transformed the game for the better?

If so now is the perfect time to get involved as the Second Shot Competition will give you a fair, competitive framework to measure yourself against rivals old and new – not to mention the £5,000 prize pot.

Kevin De Bruyne is starting his season at the halfway stage - you can too!


Kevin De Bruyne is starting his season at the halfway stage – you can too!Credit: Getty

Dream Team is a joy to play this season, but don’t just take our word for it, here are some quotes from some notable gaffers…

“It’s a different game this season. I think it’s pretty much Dream Team, Telegraph, Sky, FPL… all the best bits from fantasy games in one… with a massive cash prize on the end of it!” – Tony, host of the Dream Team Tonic podcast

“It’s the most I’ve enjoyed a fantasy football game in a long time – maybe ever. Two transfers a week is brilliant, it keeps you really engaged. The scoring system is fantastic, it rewards good fantasy play.” – Fergi, Dream Team winner 2020/21

New to Dream Team? Here’s how it works…

Team Selection

You will have an initial budget of £50million to select your team of eleven players from the vast pool of talent provided by the 20 Premier League clubs.

You have the choice of seven formations:

  • 4-4-2
  • 4-3-3
  • 4-5-1
  • 3-4-3
  • 3-5-2
  • 5-4-1
  • 5-3-2

There is no limit to the number of players you can select from any one club so if you want to pick Sheffield United’s entire starting line-up then crack on (but don’t expect many points).

The most-expensive player right now? Erling Haaland (£7.9m) of course.

Scoring System

Dream Team features an improved scoring system this season, one that recognises individual performance levels in more detail than ever before.

All Players

  • Goal +5 points
  • Assist +2 points
  • Appearance (0-59 minutes) +1 point
  • Appearance (60+ minutes) +1 point
  • Shot on target +1 point
  • Big chance created +1 point
  • Successful tackles +1 point per two
  • Yellow card -1 point
  • Red card -3 points
  • Penalty miss -3 points
  • Own goal -2 points

Goalkeepers & Defenders Only

  • Clean sheet (minimum 60 minutes played) +5 points
  • Each goal conceded over one goal -1 point

Goalkeepers Only

  • Saves +1 point per two
  • Penalty save +3 points

There are also additional bonus points on offer – click for here for more information.

Players score points in the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.

Bukayo Saka is currently Dream Team's best midfielder


Bukayo Saka is currently Dream Team’s best midfielderCredit: Getty


Transfers allow you to swap under-performing players for replacements in sparkling form – that’s the idea at least.

This season, you will have the opportunity to make two transfers per Gameweek.

If you choose not to make any transfers in a given Gameweek then one of them will carry over, meaning you’ll have three available the following Gameweek.

It’s possible to carry over again but four is the maximum number of transfers you’ll have available at any one time.

Hypothetically, if you were to only use one of your two weekly transfers then you would have two available again the following Gameweek – transfers only carry over if you don’t use any at all

All players will be locked out one hour before the first fixture of the Gameweek kicks off so make sure you’ve settled on your strategy in advance.


Each Gameweek you will be invited to select one of your players as captain – the chosen player will receive DOUBLE points for the duration of the Gameweek.

If you forget to set your captain then the armband will default to your most recently-selected captain and they will score double points.


Now for the most exciting new feature in the world of Dream Team.

You have three Boosters at your disposal which, if used wisely, will provide a lorry-load of points in one fell swoop.

Each Booster can only be played once per season and only applies for the duration of the given Gameweek.

  • PARK THE BUS: All defenders score double points
  • 12TH MAN: Select a 12th player to score points for your team
  • MAXIMUM CAPTAIN: Whichever player earns the most points will automatically be selected as captain
Trent Alexander-Arnold leads the way among defenders


Trent Alexander-Arnold leads the way among defendersCredit: Reuters

Variable Pricing

Player prices will change as the season continues to align with each individual’s form.

Without over-complicating it, if a player performs well his price will increase but if he finds points hard to come by then his value will decrease.

Once you’re up and running, you may notice your XI will have a total value in excess of the initial £50million limit – that’s all part of the game – successful gaffers know how to work Dream Team’s stock market to their advantage.

Prize Money

Here’s how the cash will be dished out once the Second Shot Competition concludes at the end of the season.

  • 1st: £2,000
  • 2nd: £1,000
  • 3rd: £1,000
  • 4th: £500
  • 5th: £500

Get involved now!


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