FFS Cup

The Scout Cups Reminder

With 13 days remaining until domestic action resumes, we thought we’d remind you of the two Fantasy Football Scout cups that are still open to enter.

As mentioned last week, we have launched our 14th open-to-all tournament, along with a tenth Members competition.

We are offering up £350 in Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk vouchers for the final top three managers in both tournaments.

Non-members can sign up to the open tournament here.

Our members can sign up to both tournaments, via entry forms here and here.

Timetable

The qualifying round for both Cups was Gameweek 29, with the first round running in Gameweek 30.

It’s not too late to get involved, though, if you haven’t done so already.

Fantasy managers can enter their teams from now right up to 10.30am on Monday March 27 – ie, a week today – when we’ll stop entry and make the first round draws shortly after.

The first round will consist of 512 teams and, as usual, all the previous winners who enter will gain a bye into the first round draw, where they will join the top scorers from Gameweek 29.

Previous winners must enter with the same usernames to gain their bye.

Both these cup competitions will be played out according to the following Gameweek schedule:

FFS Cups Round Dates
Qualifying – Gameweek 29
Round 1 – 512 teams – Gameweek 30
Round 2 – 256 teams – Gameweek 31
Round 3 – 128 teams – Gameweek 32
Round 4 – 64 teams – Gameweek 33
Round 5 – 32 teams – Gameweek 34
Round 6 – 16 teams – Gameweek 35
Quarter-Final – 8 teams – Gameweek 36
Semi-Finals – 4 teams – Gameweek 37
Final and third place play-off – 2 teams – Gameweek 38

When are the fixtures released?
The fixture list for each round will be published a day or two before each Gameweek deadline. The first round draw will be made and published shortly after March 27.

Prizes

Overall prizes

1st Place: £200 Amazon voucher
2nd Place: £100 Voucher
3rd Place: £50 Voucher

Entry Details

After entering the cups via the links above, you will be sent a confirmation email to verify your entry.

You’ll also be asked to confirm your FPL team id at the point of entry – please be sure to click the link to verify that your team is correct before confirming. If you FPL team is incorrectly entered, we cannot amend this at a later date.

Your FPL Id is your unique Id for your FPL team. This is found via your Gameweek History page – the link to which is found in the right hand menu under your FPL team strip. When you visit your Gameweek History you will see a number in the URL (as opposed to the XXX below).

https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/entry/XXX/history

Place this 1-7 digit number or your Gameweek History URL in the FPL id field on the entry form.

You entry is only confirmed once you have confirmed your FPL team Id as part of the process.

To check that you’re entered correctly, please scan the list of current entries.

We ask you to supply a FFScout username so we can feature you, as a member of our community, in any articles associated with the tournament. Ideally, you will already have a username with us but this is not essential to enter. You must, however, supply a username for the purpose of the tournament so you can be identified in articles.

You must not change this username throughout the course of the tournament. Should you do so without permission, or should you enter multiple teams or if your FFS account comes under moderation for any reason, we reserve the right to remove you from a tournament.

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  1. Rains of Castamere
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone keeping SGW players in DGW37?

    Lukaku (WAT)?

    1. FplApprentice
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Lukaku Coleman Siggy maybe King

    2. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Bit early to say

    3. Holmes
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Long way to go... Havent checked the fixtures. Form can also change.

      Its likely to be Jakupovic, Coleman, Luka and maybe few more

    4. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Be more than him mate.

    5. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      lol that's 2 months away

    6. Pep says
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Lukaku Coleman Siggy King

    7. Sess!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Going to get 15dgw players if I can tbh.

    8. Pazdannavaro
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Keeping 2 dgw. King, Roberston as 5th mid and 5th def and maybe Lukaku, if Costa, Defoe and Aguero cant be done.

      1. Pazdannavaro
        8 months, 3 days ago

        *meant sgw players

    9. This! Is! ..... Spartans?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Do we know the double gameweek teams for GW37 yet?

      1. The Head-Ake
        7 months, 28 days ago

        Arsenal, Soton and I forgot the rest, prolly Chelsea/

  2. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Pickford / Foster
    Alonso / Coleman / Brunt* / F.Mori* / Pieters
    Mane / Eriksen / Coutinho* / Siggy / Grosicki
    Aguero / Lukaku / Carroll

    2FT 0.4 ITB

    Currently planning on doing F.Mori > Valencia

    Who to downgrade Coutinho to? Max 7.5

    A) Pedro
    B) Lanzini
    C) Ayew
    D) Redmond
    E) De Roon & bank the cash

    I'm happy playing the rest of my front 7 this week so would a move to a cheapie mid player be wise?

  3. Chris_White
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Walker or Alonso?

    Big decision...

    1. FplApprentice
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      If I had to choose one it would be Alonso simply because Chelsea have a massive lead in the PL they can afford to sit back and grind out results and play safe where as spurs have to really go for it in every game possibly leaving them vulnerable for counter attacks - just an opinion there really isn't much to split them

      1. Chris_White
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Fair points. Walker more likely to deliver attacking returns by that logic..

    2. Phil Dagger ⭐
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Need both imo

      1. Chris_White
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I know. Ideally like both plus Valencia, but can't afford it atm.

        1. Phil Dagger ⭐
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Chelsea have some mixed fixtures upcoming. Spurs fixtures looks good so probably Walker first by that logic although Alonso can do damage against anybody

          1. Chris_White
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Yep, exactly. Will probably go for Walker as a differential.

    3. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Alonso is the massive risk for non-owners, could have got a monster @STO, get him 1st if you've got Valencia already in position.

      1. Chris_White
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers, got Valencia last week so

    4. Athletico Timbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Alonso

  4. joersherman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 6 days ago

    A) Baines > Valencia
    B) Baines & Daniels/Brunt > Walker & Jones (-4)
    C) Ship Markovic?

    Current team:
    Jaku Grant
    Alonso Coleman Baines Daniels Brunt
    Sanchez Mane Siggy Markovic Clayton
    Kun Kaku Llorente

    1. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      a

      1. joersherman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers

  5. April Fool Scheduling for Man Utd
    makaveli123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 6 days ago

    There have been some discussions on Man United players, DGWs and rotation of the squad.
    April will be a busy month for the club, fighting for a CL spot in two competitions. Out of the top 6 in the league, they have the least favourable fixtures, and with games in Europe, they will se some rotation.

    Fixture list April:
    01.04: MU v WBA
    04.04: MU vs EVE
    09.04: SUN vs MU
    13.04: Anderlecht vs MU (EL)
    16.04: MU vs CHE
    20.04: MU vs Anderlecht (EL)
    23.04: BUR vs MU
    27.04: MAC vs MU
    30.04: MU vs SWA

    I am no expert, but I think it’s safe to assume that even the immortals (Ibra & Valencia) will see some of the games from the bench. I expect Mourinho to field a strong XI away to Anderlecht (they are not that bad, currently no. 1 in their domestic league) and he will also need his best players against Chelsea and Man City.
    Could this mean that Valencia and/or Ibra are rested (=benched) against Burnley in the DGW?

    DDG, Valencia and Ibra are the only stand out picks in my opinion. Too much risk-vs-reward in the defense (Bailly, Smalling, Rojo, Jones, Young, Darmian..), but Mhki and Mata could be interesting as differentials/punts.
    Any thoughts? I would love some input.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Useful stuff, cheers Makaveli.....

      Geez....is that just April 😮

      That's a game every four days for four weeks.......

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I gotta agree with all you say.....still think Valencia worth getting in now.....usually have two def subs to cover in case of a now show.

        If going down the Ibra route, which I still think will be fruitful, then make sure 5th mid/3rd fwd is decent. I currently have Capoue. He is not decent.

        Other than that, I don't think I'll take much more risk.

        1. TooDifficuIt
          8 months, 6 days ago

          i think he meant that valencia maybe play only one game in the dgw so the cover will not help you in this case as he will play the next one

    2. claretdownunder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Just posted similar concerns below - already have two players but now reluctant to invest anymore

    3. Phil Dagger ⭐
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Nice post. Should be Hulked. I Think Ibra Valencia and DDG are the only ones you can trust and all others prone to rotation . Have to see how Mourinho rotates his squad in PL but its risky getting anyone elsea apart from them 3

      1. Phil Dagger ⭐
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Hulked now 🙂

    4. Athletico Timbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Good post. I'd guess Ibra will be safe but I'd be concerned about bringing a mid in looking at that.

      1. makaveli123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers. Yeah, the midfield is almost like a minefield. Mata could be gold, but his minutes are far to inconsistent.

        1. Athletico Timbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          8 months, 6 days ago

          The fixtures aren't good enough for the risk imo. I'll probably avoid.

    5. Jonty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I guess a good way of looking at it are the players that do at least come on even if they don't start.

      If anyone has any stats on number of sub appearances that may be useful. I'd take a player that started and played 30 in the next match potentially.

      1. makaveli123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Good point. Even if Ibra is benched in one game, he is so influential that a 20 min cameo could result in a goal or an assist..

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Mata would nicely fall in to that category, especially if Pogba is crocked

    6. The Rumour Mill
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Good post, that is some fixture congestion! Agree with the 3 you mention as picks, with all the other players currently looking too risky. Man U have such a large squad they are a rotation nightmare at the best of times, let alone with this many fixtures.

      I'm not even convinced Ibra is essential, he's been in my team for 2 seperate spells this season, and despite producing on occasion, for his price i'm still not entirely convinced he is good value. The team as a whole just don't seem set up to score many goals, whereas they do seem quite well set up to stop opponents scoring. Thats why I'm considering investing in only DDG (already own Valencia).

    7. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      That is a lot of games.

      Only nailed player is likely to be DeGea.

      I reckon you might get more minutes out of top front line SGW players than Man U doubles in GW34, which would cause unprecedented 'scenes' and uproar from those that play their WC in GW33 for a DGW34 BB?

    8. wulfranian
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Of course there is a chance for rotation and i think it will happen as you wrote against Burnley

    9. getfunky
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah that's a horror schedule, even Valencia will be rested during that period. Tbh it wouldn't surprise me at all if Walker & Coleman both outscored him from now until the end of the season despite playing one & two games less respectively.

      1. makaveli123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I agree.

    10. Kings of Lyon ★
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      So youre saying I shouldnt get Lingard?

      1. makaveli123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        No, his dabs will score you a lot of points.

    11. AA33 - CW Organiser and Tea…
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I think Ibrahimovic, De Gea and Valencia are nailed.

      Ibrahimovic will get plenty of rest in these suspensions.

      De Gea is a GK, so no need for explaining.

      Valencia is a machine imo. Even in the 90th minute against Boro, he was running and chasing the ball leading him to a goal.

      As Mourinho has been using the 3-4-3 formation lately with three CBs, I think CBs are also worth a punt. Only one of Jones, Bailly, Rojo and Smalling will get benched in that formation. We can keep a close eye as to which CBs is starting the most games till the DGWs.

      Mkhitaryan got a rest against Boro so he is also worth considering.

    12. TheOx95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Anyone know if De Gea has been rested at all this season in either Europa League or PL?

      1. joeydordon
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Romero played rostov

      2. makaveli123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Romero is a cup keeper. De Gea is nailed in the prem.

    13. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Rotation isn't the only threat to minutes either. Anyone who plays this number of games is going to be more prone to injury. It really could be a lottery but the likes of Ibra and Valencia are probably still worth the risk due to the potential upside.

    14. Gnu - Bolivia Giroud :- Met…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Great post, interesting reading.

  6. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Might be about to WC.....anyone else?

    1. Holmes
      8 months, 6 days ago

      If chopping list has more than 6 players, go for it

    2. FplApprentice
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Did last week and very happy with my team going forward

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Care to share? 😉

        1. FplApprentice
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Pickford Robles
          Coleman Alonso Valencia Mawson Fabio
          Sanchez Alli King Siggy Pedro
          Lukaku Gabbiadini Vardy
          1.6 in the bank to swap Vardy to ibra 34

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      nah

    4. Sergeant Garcia
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Considering it...

    5. Paul
      8 months, 6 days ago

      nah you go ahead... I will copy yours later 😉

    6. Pirlø's Pen (C)…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Activated

    7. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Go for it !

    8. KREAM OF THE KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Already active

  7. Sergeant Garcia
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Which transfer should be my next move?

    A) Aguero --> Vardy
    B) Coutinho --> Mata (still got Mane)

    1. Phil Dagger ⭐
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Vardy one

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      A)

    3. LukeCorner1
      8 months, 6 days ago

      A out of the two indefinitely.

  8. Weasel51
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Pickford (Heaton)
    Alonso Coleman Pieters (Evans Holgate)
    Sterling Sanchez Siggy Mane (Leko)
    Carroll Llorente Lukaku

    What to do with this lot lads??

  9. claretdownunder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on UTD playing a game every three to four days in April

    Will we see lots of rotation - and in which matches?

    1. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I look at PL rotation only and see certain patterns during tight patches. Not much.

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Good post on this just above yours.....deserves a sticky to get a discussion going...

  10. sslad1
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Will Rose return this season? Do we have an expected date?

    1. Athletico Timbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Possibly in a couple of games was last i heard.

    2. Phil Dagger ⭐
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Reports says poch expects rose to return to training next week probably light training atm though

      1. sslad1
        8 months, 6 days ago

        thanks

  11. joersherman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Losing bucket loads on Markovic...a punt gone wrong! Worth doing Kun & Markovic > Vardy/Costa & Alli for -4?

    1. Sergeant Garcia
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I did smth similar with Grosicki... I'd go for it!

    2. Unbowed Unbent N'Golo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I share your pain, hoping he can hold off this next drop for a bit longer! Good transfers

  12. Pringle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 6 days ago

    What would be you priority?

    A. Foster --> DDG
    B. Coleman --> Walker
    C. Carroll --> Vardy (C)
    D. None of them worth it. So save transfer.

    1. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      A depending on your other keeper

      1. Pringle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Jakupovic

        1. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 6 days ago

          In that case C or D

    2. ILOVEBAPS (Big ones)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      A

  13. Athletic Nasherbo
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Coutinho to Alli
    Baines to Valencia

    When it gets closer to GW30 pull the trigger?

    1. Phil Dagger ⭐
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  14. Kuqi Monster
    8 months, 6 days ago

    shaw to start for united?

    1. Phil Dagger ⭐
      8 months, 6 days ago

      You mean start on bench ? Yes

  15. Phil Dagger ⭐
    8 months, 6 days ago

    A) Sanchez + Llorente + Costa© + 4
    B) Alli + Vardy© + Costa or Costa © in this too

    1. VFORVANDETA
      8 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. Holmes
      8 months, 6 days ago

      A

  16. VFORVANDETA
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Play?

    a)Coleman (Liv)
    b)Yoshida (Bou)

    1. Athletico Timbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Coleman

    2. Phil Dagger ⭐
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Coleman

    3. VFORVANDETA
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks.Coleman it is.

  17. dhamphiir
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Which combo is better ?
    A. Lloris + Valencia
    B. De Gea + Walker

    1. Athletico Timbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. Phil Dagger ⭐
      8 months, 6 days ago

      A

  18. Egyptian Giza
    8 months, 6 days ago

    I thought I'd put a watermelon in my belly (Arabic idiom meaning relieved) when I got 77 points this GW. But when I checked the amount of people entering the cup & all them high points. I am not so confident I will be able to qualify anymore, what do you guys reckon will be the safety score?

    1. Holmes
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Around 80

  19. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Just seen the Man City v Liverpool match. Incredible effort from both teams. Could have been 5-5.
    The Firmino early celebration has me in stitches.

    1. Johqvist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      He didn't celebrate though. He saw that he missed before he made the slide in grief.

  20. IL LUCE
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Amat + Phillips to Valencia + De Roon worth a -4 ?

    Have exact funds.

    Team:

    Heaton - Robinson
    Alonso - Coleman - Davies - Ake - Amat
    Mane - Sane - Eriksen - Siggy - Phillips
    Kun - Lukaku - Llorente

    1 FT 0.8 ITB

    Thanks!

  21. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Hello guys. If Antonio is out after international break, who would get to replace him from this lot (also doing Brunt -> Valencia the most probably):

    Heaton
    Brunt, Baines, Alonso
    Sigurdsson, Mane, Antonio, Alli
    Lukaku, Aguero, Llorente

    subs: Foster --- Robertson, Clayton, Holgate --- 1 FT, 4.6 ITB

    A) Eriksen
    B) Mahrez
    C) Lanzini
    D) Redmond
    E) Someone else, who?

    1. Judders
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Tadic

  22. Egyptian Giza
    8 months, 6 days ago

    So based on the safe score is about 78 points now, can you guys make another cup for sore losers like myself? (before Sunday I had 72 points and had 3 players (Sterling Mane & Coutinho LOLL)

  23. Skloppy Kops
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Can someone clarify to me why people are rushing for Soton players?
    Am I missing anything? Is there any DGW scheduled?

    1. Holmes
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Good fixtures and double in GW35.

      Man Utd, MID and Palace will have a double in GW34

      1. Skloppy Kops
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Ohh. cheers!
        Is the DGW35 confirmed?

        1. Paul
          8 months, 6 days ago

          not confirmed yet but most likely i think

    2. bojack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 4 days ago

      11 games left and they're a decent side. One player is probably enough like.

      1. The Head-Ake
        7 months, 28 days ago

        Double in GW37 actually