World chess champion on the verge of topping fantasy football table squib

Magnus Carlsen climbs to third spot of Fantasy Premier League but puts his success down to ‘luck’

Magnus Carlsen, the world’s best chess player for the last decade, is on the brink of reaching the top in another game – fantasy football.

The grandmaster is enjoying his best season ever in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game and after Saturday’s results he climbed to the third position in a table of more than 7 million players worldwide.

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