A FANTASY football player from Blackburn has hit top spot in the official Premier League game - ahead of 4.4million others.

Arsenal fan Uwais Ahmed has Romelu Lukaku to thank after the Everton forward scored twice and assisted Enner Valencia's second half strike in a 4-0 win over Hull City.

A goal from Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli and clean sheets for Crystal Palace, Everton and Chelsea also helped lift 'Fahad's XI' to the top of the pile.


Uwais, who manages Abu Hanifah Football Club's youth side in Blackburn, named his fantasy team after his son.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: "It's quite an achievement and I have been playing the game since 2008.

"In the past the highest I have ever finished is around the 5,500 mark so to hit top spot is brilliant."

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"I have always been interested in football, planning and strategy and it makes the weekend football fixtures a little more interesting to be honest."

"I enjoy the game like many players and it was great to be sitting top of the pile this weekend."

"Given the level of competition and how long there is left to the season it is more realistic to target a top 40 finish."

Uwais has kept his back four more or less the same throughout the season.

"Alonso and Coleman have done well for me and some of the more underrated players have done good too."

Let's hope his luck continues until May!