Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel has added a new feature to its UK football contests that allows users to make last-minute edits to their teams.

The new late swap feature is in place for this weekend’s round of Premier League matches and will be available for all one-day and weekend contests going forward.

It enables players to make changes to their team line-ups after the first matches have kicked off, as long as edits apply only to players selected in matches that are yet to begin.

Late swap is the first update to FanDuel’s UK-facing offering, which went live last month to coincide with the start of the 2016-17 Premier League season, its first launch outside North America.

Users select an 11-player team using a £100m budget, with FanDuel’s unique scoring system used to mark every player’s contribution to the game.

“The late swap feature is one that we were always planning to add to our contests, having listened to our users we realised that this was a high priority to them,” FanDuel director of international marketing Karol Corcoran said.

“When managers announce their lineups shortly before match starts, users can now swap out players in favour of others who are named in clubs’ starting 11, optimising their fantasy team’s opportunity to perform well and rack up points.”

“We’re delighted with the feedback we’ve received so far from users and as we move further into our first season, we expect to add other extras that will enhance users’ enjoyment of our fantasy contests and watching football,” he said.

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