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.

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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Baines & Coutinho -> Valencia & Eriksen looking more and more likely.

    1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Good moves

    2. AYSO All Stars
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Good moves.

      Doing Coutinho to Eriksen this GW, and Coleman to Valencia sometime very soon.

    3. Zlat-man
      8 months, 7 days ago

      What about Cout > Hazard?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Holding money for Alexis.

  2. MaRooney 5
    8 months, 7 days ago

    sone against:

    Sterlo ➡ Alli before price changes?

    Have 2 FT

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Not for me. Knowing Alli is fit > 0.1m.

      1. MaRooney 5
        8 months, 7 days ago

        well, actually, 0.2m
        Sterlo will eventualy fall

    2. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah think Alli outscores Sterling in the long run

    3. AYSO All Stars
      8 months, 7 days ago

      So much can happen over the next two weeks.

      I'd wait

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      No unless .1 rise means cannot afford but if so you could just get Eriksen

    5. MaRooney 5
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers!

  3. pundit of punts
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Plan for the gw is Barnes + King ➡ All + Vertonghen giving me.

    Foster Jakupovic
    Alonso Valencia Vertonghen Amat Lenihan
    Sanchez Mane Alli Sigurdsson Carrick
    Aguero Lukaku Defoe

    3m in the bank.

    Thoughts?

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      How does Barnes become Vert?

      1. pundit of punts
        8 months, 7 days ago

        *Baines

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 7 days ago

      You might still be short a defender.

      1. pundit of punts
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Why?

        Alonso Valentin Vertonghen look good.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Valentine's Day might get a rest after his plane flight.

          1. pundit of punts
            8 months, 7 days ago

            😀

            Nah....He is fit and Jose loves him and he rarely rotates.

            I'm confident. Different case if he gets an injury.

    3. pundit of punts
      8 months, 7 days ago

      *Lanzini instead of Sanchez

      Sanchez comes in next week for Lanzini with a Alonso ➡ Boro def downgrade.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Not wanting Alonso for the double?

        1. pundit of punts
          8 months, 7 days ago

          WC FTW

    4. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Why take out an in form King when you own Amat, Lenihan and Carrick?

      1. pundit of punts
        8 months, 7 days ago

        They are folders.

        Never needed them except 1 week when Phillips missed out.

        No point pumping cash into them with dgw 34 assets to be acquired soon.

        1. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Wouldn't swapping them out for DGW cheapies like Boro etc be best to use your transfers on then?

          1. pundit of punts
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Played with the dgw 34 team.

            Need those fodders for the team I want for 34.
            Have 0m in the bankfor that team.

        2. pundit of punts
          8 months, 7 days ago

          *fodders

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Looks good! Baines was a pain to own 🙁

      1. pundit of punts
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Indeed he was. 🙁

        Cheers.

    6. Fred51 - Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I only camera four the hilarious potatoes.

      1. pundit of punts
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Wut?!?!

      2. Lawrø - KenYaYa ⭐
        8 months, 7 days ago

        ^I'll have what he's having

      3. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Spud input

    7. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I would be more tempted to upgrade one of the non playing defenders Amat/Lenihan

      1. pundit of punts
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Like I said above need cash for dgw34.

        WC to fix them soon anyways.

  4. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    A lot could change in regards to the exact player I will want but a GW37 BB can have a decent team with 15 double gameweekers.

    I can afford the following team. My current SV is 105.4m

    Cech / Pickford
    Koscielny / Valencia / Alonso / Kone / Yoshida
    Sanchez / Sterling / Sane / Ali / Pedro
    Kane / Gabbiadini / Defoe

    1. chapelle
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Pickford kone yoshida gabbi bench then. Doesnt scream points tbh.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Four players with two fixtures always have the potential for points. Ala Stoke last DGW.

        Makes sense to get DGW bench rather than a SGW bench as either way they need to be cheap.

    2. Rhinos
      8 months, 7 days ago

      this proves my point, i fancy my 34 bench to oudo your 37 one plus you dont have kun, hes essential if jesus not back

      1. chapelle
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Are you planning 15dgwers in 34?

      2. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        IF* he's not back? Could be very dubious. Also I think last DGW proved he's not essential. Could pick though however.

        I don't get the GW34 theory. You can't count your bench fodder as your DGWers unless you are having 15 as everyone will have those DGWers in their starting 11 without a BB.

        1. Rhinos
          8 months, 7 days ago

          yes but who will they be losing to play them thats the key

      3. Eddie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        What's your proposed 34 bench?

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

        Man City, Chelsea & Arsenal have good GW37 fixtures, throw in a few Spurs & the odd Man U, Soton etc. and you have a pretty good 12+ players as a basis of DGWers.

        DGW34 simple doesn't have the flexibility of fixtures to pick from to give 12+ good DGW players, and you are stuck with some dodgy players you wouldn't ordinarily pick

        1. Rhinos
          8 months, 7 days ago

          try affording 15 players from those 5 teams, aint happening

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

            Not proposing 15 DGW players though, but 12 or so is very possible.

            There is no way would I want a team with too many Man U, Boro & Palace from a GW33 WC going forward for 6 games

  5. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Highly recommend Andy's Let's Talk FPL stream tonight. It got truncated due to technical issues, but it explains today's DGW announcement so clearly.

    1. Rhinos
      8 months, 7 days ago

      he could literally soil himself on air and you'd still give it the thumbs up

      1. chapelle
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Tbf hes spot on most of the time. Probably one of my favourite posters.

        1. Rhinos
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Andy? I agree but thats not my point

          1. chapelle
            8 months, 7 days ago

            No fpl virgin. He stimulates discussion and is very honest and articulate in his reasoning.

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

              Wow. Thank you, Chapelle 🙂

      2. potatoBoyde
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        To be honest Id like to see that too

        1. Sharpe Shuffle
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Scatcast?

      3. Cheese
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        SO true

        1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
          8 months, 7 days ago

          There is a bottom joke in here somewhere

      4. Lawrø - KenYaYa ⭐
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Tbf we'd all give that a thumbs up

        1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Boxers-Y fronts for a hit?

      5. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        lol

  6. Rhinos
    8 months, 7 days ago

    The consensus seems to be that bench boost is best used in gw37 because thats the bumper dgw but need to remember that bb is purely about what score your bench gets.
    By using it in 34 you could have a bench of Valdes Chambers Friend/PVA Zaha/Ramirez. Imagine if mid get 2 clean sheets, now that would be a huge score and wouldnt affect the quality of your first xi.
    Using it in 37 is going to be hard, the only dgw teams with cheap players have awful fixtures. Could be better to have a cheap bench and use the funds for a better first xi

    1. Tony Hibbert
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I've been giving it major thought to using it in GW34.

    2. Cars and Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Do you want your bench filled with those players for the remainder of the season though?

      1. Rhinos
        8 months, 7 days ago

        wc pal, its the future

        1. Cars and Mané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 7 days ago

          So using all your transfers between now and then to bring those players in?

          1. Rhinos
            8 months, 7 days ago

            yep, my team is where i want it to be so ive no issue with that, may be different for others

            1. Cars and Mané
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Reply fail. Below

      2. Sharpe Shuffle
        8 months, 7 days ago

        This is the point I think. Only one GW following 37 is a major reason to do it then. Also, any extra cash spent on bench players will only have one week sitting there unused instead of 4

        1. Cars and Mané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Fair play. Doubt many are in that position, hence it can't be consensus. Good luck to you though.

          1. Rhinos
            8 months, 7 days ago

            looking at the scores posted this week id say plenty are

            1. Cars and Mané
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 months, 7 days ago

              I dunno. I scored pretty well this week, but Antonio is injured, I want Sanchez, and a Spurs defender, and if I had a spare transfer I'd want Valencia. Just feels like getting boro players for 34 isn't as good as those moves would be.

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

          Actually GW36 has an unused expensive bench too, but personally I would be ok taking a couple of hits with the free transfer from the GW36 WC team to shuffle things a bit going into both DGW37 and GW38.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      You're really trying to convince yourself tonight!

    4. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      See above. I think it's a fairly decent team and has 15 DGWers..

    5. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      It's not purely about what you bench scores. You can't class double gameweekers as your "bench" when everyone will have those players in their starting team anyway.

      The maximum DGWers over 34 & 37 you can have using a GW34BB is 20. The maximum over the same gameweek but using BB in 37 is 24.

      Your theory is flawed and incorrect. Sorry.

      1. Rhinos
        8 months, 7 days ago

        the point is you can get 4 extra dgwers in 34 without affecting the quality of your 1st xi, I dont think thats possible in gw37

        1. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 7 days ago

          With a WC it's easy to get a DGW bench of players such as Pickford, Yoshida etc that are cheap Akihito damaging the starting 11.

          With only 5 free transfers until GW34 filling a bench with Boro/Palace (4 transfers to most) and then also getting triple Man Utd which most will want isn't feasible. And that's without accounting for transfers between now and then on players such as Spurs etc with good fixtures that most will want.

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Without *

            How this changes to 'Akihito' I don't know.

            1. Rhinos
              8 months, 7 days ago

              but i fancy my 34 bench to outscore your 37 one, and its all for free, means i wont have triple man u but thats fine by me, dont fancy their defence, mids will be rotation central, Ibra coming in anyway

          2. fedolefan
            8 months, 7 days ago

            One thing to consider, with so many teams in DGW 37, your bench is likely going to be defenders and keepers from teams playing your big hitters. It could work, like with Stoke, but then the rest of your team will have suffered.

        2. Jayv807
          8 months, 7 days ago

          I think I get what you are saying. People should have a play with their team and see what the best is that they could field for the GW37 DGW. If their plan is to spread out funds using mid priced players like Pedro, Sterling, Sane, Defoe, Gabbi Deeney etc, they could likely field an overall strong starting 15 in DGW37 at the expense of a few big hitters, but then would likely not have any real cheap bench fodder playing. For this strategy, they are better off saving BB for DGW37.

          If you are planning on maximising heavy hitters/expensive players in DGW37, you are likely to have some rubbish cheapos in your team. Watford and Sun players will likely be needed and they have horrible fixtures. In this case as an alternative, for DGW34 you could potentially elect to fill your bench with MID, CRY players and have players like Valencia and Ibra in your usual starting squad and use your bench boost. That way you are not sacrificing your good single game week players and have 4 bench players who have a DGW. I.e you would have around 6 or 7 DGW players for GW34, which in my opinion is enough. For DGW37, you can focus on your starting 11 only and have likely be able to afford more of the heavy hitters.

          1. Rhinos
            8 months, 7 days ago

            yes, i had intentded to go for your first option but my point is i dont think thats doable now given the fixtures becuase there isnt anyone cheap who id really want

            1. Jayv807
              8 months, 7 days ago

              I agree, I may go with BB for DGW34 and then load up on as many heavy hitters as I can for my starting 11 for DGW37 where there are some better matchups for the top clubs.

    6. Sharpe Shuffle
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Since defenders (inc keeper) are 3 of the 4 bench boost players, it really comes down to how much faith you have in Middlesbrough to keep CS against not-great opposition

      1. Rhinos
        8 months, 7 days ago

        not a huge amount but more than i do the likes of yoshida and Kone in 37

      2. Jayv807
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Messed with my team, I could field the team below for DGW34 and use my bench boost

        this would allow me to get some benefit of the DGW fixtures, without sacrificing the core of my team.

        Valdes/Pickford
        Alonso, Valencia, Vertonghen, Jones, Chambers (or any other starting/healthy Boro defender)
        Sanchez, Alli, Mane, Siggy, Zaha
        Ibra, Lukaku, Benteke

        Then I would field the following 11 for DGW37. Which is mostly quality players from the top clubs.

        Caballero (Pickford)
        Alonso, Valencia, Vertonghen, (Yoshi, 3.9)
        Sanchez, Alli, Hazard, Sterling, (Carroll)
        Ibra, Kane, Gabbi

        obviously form/injuries will play a part, but just trying to put something out as an example.

  7. fedolefan
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What changes here folks? I know I got no Chelsea and useless Coutinho, but I can easily field a XI with decent enough fixtures. Fairly clueless on what to do and whom to bench.

    1FT 3.9m itb.

    Robles
    Bailly Valencia Walker Mawson
    Antonio Alli Siggy
    Defoe Lukaku Carroll

    Pickford Coutinho Barkley Robertson

    1. Cars and Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Antonio is injured, so you'll probably need to replace him.

      1. fedolefan
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Is he? He's fit i think. International week injury.

      2. Cars and Mané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        West Ham have said he's out for a month.

        1. fedolefan
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Can't find anything honestly. Just think they're bs-ing. That'll change things.

          1. Cars and Mané
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Your call. Obviously wait until the pressers anyway.

            1. fedolefan
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Yeah, he's a decent mid in a team that has to score 3-4 goals per game. Bit of an annoying lottery with their mids though and I always thought they were a poor man's Liverpool midfield lottery, but I kinda enjoy owning him given how many shots he takes.

        2. Jallegre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Bilic says he hopes to have him back right after the international break (BBC)

      3. Jallegre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Antonio's injury is suppose to be minimal - never know with hammies though

        1. fedolefan
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Barkley is an ok replacement, though, no? But I'm just thinking I'll get Sanchez.

    2. Jallegre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Like this team... Bailey to Fabio or some week 34 defender IMO

      1. potatoBoyde
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Not fabio. He's a stand in.

        1. fedolefan
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Chambers will probably come in for Robertson or Valdes for Robles in GW34.

          1. potatoBoyde
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Yes. Fingers crossed for Chambers

        2. Jallegre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Fabio is nailed on ... but I was just throwing it out there...

          1. potatoBoyde
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 7 days ago

            He's not sorry.
            When all are fit its
            Barra chambers gibson friend

    3. Sharpe Shuffle
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I would wait to see if Hazard is fit, and if so, spend your spare cash on him maybe. Or Sanchez

      1. fedolefan
        8 months, 7 days ago

        If Hazard isn't fit, I'm not getting any Chelsea. Costa is good but filthy expensive and I don't want to be stuck with him. Sanchez is coming in GW31.

      2. fedolefan
        8 months, 7 days ago

        You know what, I might as well just do Coutinho to Sanchez for free. No point hanging around.

        1. Sharpe Shuffle
          8 months, 7 days ago

          See how that Sanchez ankle injury turns out first. No rush

          1. fedolefan
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah, ever since Carroll burned me in GW2 (got him in after the pressers and he got injured), I kinda wait for Friday every time. In fact, I've really grown to like being priced out of moves as opposed to making hasty moves. Last move I made for prices was back in GW13 i think, Lukaku & Fuchs to Kane & Nyom because I had extra cash, and Nyom was a colossal waste of a transfer who hung around till GW27. I just evaluate calmly on Fridays. Ok, ramble over.

            1. Sharpe Shuffle
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Sensible. I stopped chasing value around the midpoint of the season. At this stage, the risk/reward just isn't favourable. Not much you can do with an extra 0.1 for 9 weeks

    4. ANISH_T28
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Id start Pickford over Robles.

      Maybe Coutinho to Pedro

      1. fedolefan
        8 months, 7 days ago

        See above regarding Pedro. Robles because the defense is better. Good suggestions though. Thanks.

  8. Jallegre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What do you think Lads and Lasses?
    (A) Antonio (WHam) to Ali tonight for a hit?
    I am craving an in form Mid with Mane Siggy King TCarroll as my other mids.
    (B) or Kun to Deeney and TCarroll to Ali for two hits
    I know I know... wait until after International Break... feeling a bit impatient

    1. Cars and Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Wait...

      1. Jallegre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Ahhhhhh...ok ... cheers mate

    2. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Good things come to those who wait (apparently)

  9. Cheese
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    I think cups are overrated anyway

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Stick to the boards 😉

    2. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      You've never had DD cups then?

      1. Cheese
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Did you get my email the other day Optimus?

        1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Was it about tits?

          1. Cheese
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Yes the culling of the tit population

            1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
              8 months, 7 days ago

              😀

  10. ANISH_T28
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Any early thoughts or transfer Suggestions. Willing to take hits up to -8

    Pickford | Valdes
    Alonso Valencia Coleman | Amat Evans
    Hazard Sterling Mane King Sanchez
    Lukaku Carroll | Anichebe

    1 FT 0.7m ITB

    1. liiusions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      -8?! I'd save with that team if no injuries, maybe Sterling->Spurs if you can afford

    2. fedolefan
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Save or you can do Coleman to Walker/Rose (if fit) if you want someone from Spurs.

  11. Jigger and Pony
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Can we please move on from this article?

    1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Sure come back tomorrow and there will be a new one 😉

  12. Sharpe Shuffle
    8 months, 7 days ago

    These injuries in Middlesbrough's defence are a bit of a pain.

    Chambers will be straight back in for Bernardo when fit. Will Friend come back in for Barragan when fit?

    Do we reckon Fabio is nailed on regardless of Friend's fitness?

    1. Jigger and Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Valdes best bet

    2. Jallegre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yes... thought Fabio was nailed on... he pushes forward nicely

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Chambers then Valdes for me.

    4. potatoBoyde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      When all fit..
      Barra chambers gibson friend

      Fabio is a utility player (a good one) He's litterally played all along the back line these last 5 or 6 weeks

      1. Sharpe Shuffle
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks for the comment. Will be listening out for news on Chambers in the presser

        1. potatoBoyde
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Local press seem to think he'll be back for the Hull game

          Friend is back in training

          1. Sharpe Shuffle
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Good news. He'll be benched for 30 anyway so I might take the chance and bring him in on WC this week. Cheers

    5. Sharpe Shuffle
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Valdes is a good shout but I'm pretty happy with Pickford/Grant combo. Got Grant at 4m and even though they don't have a DGW, he has good enough fixtures to keep.

  13. Spiders in Diapers
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Wc36 Bb37 is tricky..see myself still holding on to both coleman/lukaku and getting Jking as an enabler with those fixtures..

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Fantastic news

      1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Arachnophobia at its finest

  14. Bertrand at the double
    Rossamous
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Is anyone here considering a punt on Bertrand? Yoshida the value pick but with no Ibra or Kane, money can be splashed elsewhere

    1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ibra will be back next week though

      1. Rossamous
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Good point. And with Gabbi/Llorente not looking great as third strikers atm, could use the funds to wait and upgrade to Ibra. That could be the smart move

        1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Deeney could be a short term solution for Llorente/Gabbi, very underrated on here and quietly going about his business

          1. Rossamous
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers. Will consider

          2. Gilles - Kenyaya
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Llorente or Gabbi to Deeney a bit sideways for me. 3 players with good fixtures (less true for Gabbi but he has doubles coming) and form could be patchy for all of them.

    2. Sharpe Shuffle
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I would have Bertrand in a heartbeat in the old VVD/Fonte days but he's a bit too expensive for me now that CS are harder to come by. Yoshida for me. I don't mind benching him most weeks for that price and just wheel him out for the DGWs.

      1. Rossamous
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah but they have the ball winning machine Romeau to shield the back four. They could keep a couple CS

        1. Sharpe Shuffle
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Hope so but they did concede 3 to Watford and 3 to West Ham with Romeu and no VVD.

          I wonder will they start playing the new guy Caceres soon? He is scaring me off from getting Stephens but who knows maybe he will take Yoshida's place instead?

      2. Gilles - Kenyaya
        8 months, 6 days ago

        It depends if / when you are playing your WC.
        If you have spare cash and the WC to play just after, it's best to go for Bertrand than Yoshida...

    3. fedolefan
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I would not want to own Yoshida. Him or Stephens can drop out of the XI without any notice. Cedric if you want value, else spend on Bertrand.

      1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I don't see any issue with Yoshida, looks pretty nailed now and can pop up with the odd goal, a good cheap enabler imo

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Valencia just 0.4m more means hes a no-go for me.

      1. Rossamous
        8 months, 7 days ago

        You could have both if your midfield and forwards look set and have more FTs to burn

      2. Gilles - Kenyaya
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Good point.

    5. The Hindu Monkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      swapped Holebas for him before price changes

      holding off everything else but he's in my team now until end of season barring injury

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

        Transfer on defender with good fixtures this early to avoid 0.1 loss? El stupido!

        1. Tinzelbat
          8 months, 6 days ago

          El stupido? I have already brought him in I'm rank 537 what's your RANK?

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

      Think Yoshi is going
      To do for me, rather have the cash for Walker, Alonso, Valencia as a back 3

    7. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I'll look to bring him in on wildcard probably but not before then

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

      100% in my WC team!

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

      I'm looking at Cedric or Bertrand depending on if I need that extra cash for the raft of expensive players with good fixtrures and or DGW's i.e. Sanchez, Ibra, Aguero if form improves, Lukaku is getting expensive, Costa. Alonso, Coleman/Baines, Valencia, Kane, Alli, Eriksen etc

    10. Tinzelbat
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Already got bertrand in yesterday incase of price rise still got cash itb for ibra kane sanchez who ever I think I need

  15. Tansey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    No glaringly obvious captaincy choices for the next GW, it seems to me. What's everyone's early thoughts on where their armband is going?

    1. Rossamous
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Siggy

      1. Tansey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Always see him as capable of getting his mandatory assist but not too much else... not sure if he's a captaincy kind of player

        1. Rossamous
          8 months, 7 days ago

          I don't feel too inspired either. Just don't know who to put it on between Siggy, King, Sanchez, Mane, Alli, Llorente, Vardy, Lukaku. Maybe I'll just put it on Alonso lol

          1. raheem sterlings kids
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Keep wanting to captain Alonso but chicken out and VC him instead.

    2. Cars and Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Costa most likely.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Kun 🙂

    4. The Hindu Monkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Chelsea

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

      Chelsea aren't glaringly obvious?

      1. MMN
        8 months, 6 days ago

        3 CSs in a row for Palace since Sakho came in, they have really improved defensively.

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

      Whe their is no obvious captain that's the week to have a punt on an outside bet.

  16. pundit of punts
    8 months, 7 days ago

    DGW 34.

    how many dgwers are you thinking of getting?

    I'm on 6 currently. Can get that for -4.

    1. lordkippe
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ibra, Valencia, Valdes. Thats enough for me

    2. Cars and Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I'm probably going to wildcard before 34.

      Reckon I'll have three max. Probably only two.

      1. pundit of punts
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Keep WC for 37.

        It'll be tough to fit in the big hitters.

    3. Sharpe Shuffle
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ibra, Valencia and a Middlesbrough D (maybe Chambers).

      I have an irrational hatred of Palace so none of their players are allowed in my team.

      Who are your 6?

      1. pundit of punts
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Thinking Ibra, Valencia, DDG, Benteke, Zaha, Boro Def currently.

        May get Negredo/Gestede instead of tekkers.

        1. Sharpe Shuffle
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Good luck! I like the double United defence.

          WC 35 or 36 then?

          1. pundit of punts
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Aye. WC gw 36.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Valencia & Ibra for sure. Probably Valdes or Chambers if he's fit and maybe Zaha or Tekkers.

      1. pundit of punts
        8 months, 7 days ago

        PVA also intriguing me.

        Will only have to rely on attacking returns though as CS looks unlikely for palace in that dgw. Not worth another hit for Vert I guess.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Ye PVA is enticing but as you say he'll need to score to return what will most likely be a hit.

    5. Ruth_NZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      5 or 6 I expect. Not interested in Palace at all.

      1. Lawrø - KenYaYa ⭐
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Nice GW Ruth... You're in some form. Top 1k beckons

      2. Gilles - Kenyaya
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Same : 5 or 6 with 2 United and 3 Boro most likely.

    6. Lawrø - KenYaYa ⭐
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Three, four at a push.

    7. The Hindu Monkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      think I'll get 6 as well

      all depends on if saints arsenal is 35 or 36

      if it's 36, I plan to wildcard 35

      if not, I'll probably wildcard into 34

    8. Black Panther
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Looking to have 4/5. Valdes, Valencia, Zaha, Ibra, currently have de Roon 5th mid but not sure if I want to play him over a good single GW player.

  17. Pukka - Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Hey all, early thoughts on this? 0FT, 0.7m.

    Pickford (Heaton)
    Coleman Baines Holebas (Pieters McAuley)
    Sanchez Eriksen Mane Siggy (Phillips)
    Costa Lukaku Carroll

    Easy one is Baines > Valencia.

    Any other ideas?

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yes do that, as a start. I think defence still needs some work then. But if that is a -4 probably just leave it there for now

      1. Pukka - Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Ah oops, I mean 1FT. That would be free.

  18. Tibbs
    8 months, 7 days ago

    People with TC still available, what's the general consensus on when to use it,wait for further games to be rescheduled?

    TC-tbc
    WC-36
    BB-37?

    1. lordkippe
      8 months, 7 days ago

      use it in sanchez dgw, probably 35/36.

    2. pundit of punts
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Those with TC and BB have 2 options for TC.

      Ibra in gw 34 or Sanchez in gw 35/36.

      I'd give it to Sanchez.

      1. fedolefan
        8 months, 7 days ago

        And GW 37? There is a proper case to TC in 37 with those great fixtures/split captaincy polls and roll the dice with the 4 DGW bench boosters against 4 SGW bench boosters. They are on your bench, they are playing big hitters in your team, how much do you expect them to score while your big hitters also score well?

    3. Ruth_NZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I don't know what the consensus is and I don't much care. I will TC in GW37.

      1. Gilles - Kenyaya
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I saw somebody already posting here some probable fixtures for gw37.
        What are the dgws again ?

      2. MMN
        8 months, 6 days ago

        and BB?

  19. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Looking for a friend. 36 y/o male with one free transfer. Will travel

    Heaton/Pickford
    Alonso Valencia Baines Pieters Amat
    Mane Firmino Siggy Lanzini Fletcher
    Costa Lukaku Llorente

    5.1m in the bank

    Thoughts at the moment are:

    A) Baines > Walker
    B) Llorente > Vardy (but I do like Swansea's fixture)
    C) Midfielder > Sanchez/Hazard - Haz maybe not now because of the injury news.
    D) Save
    E) Something else

    1. liiusions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Baines->Rose if fit, if not Walker

  20. liiusions
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Jaku
    Valencia Alonso Naughton
    Sanchez* Mane Eriksen Siggy Coutinho
    Lukaku Carroll
    (Mannone, Baines, Barnes, Brunt)
    1FT 3.0ITB

    Any ideas on what to do? Obvious transfer seems to be Sanchez/Coutinho->Alli depending on injury news

    1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Cout-Alli for me

    2. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Other option Brunt-Valencia

      1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Sorry ignore just seen you have Valencia

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Cout > Alli looks good. Sanchez will be fine.

    4. wulfranian
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Brunt>Walker?

    5. pundit of punts
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Brunt ➡ Spurs def

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

      Cheers all, may get Rose in for a hit if he's fit

  21. wulfranian
    8 months, 7 days ago

    As an owner of Eriksen,Mane and Coutinho my first thought is that
    Coutinho->Alli(-4) its worth but my second thought is that in gw31 i prefer to have Coutinho(BOU) than Alli(swa),so propably i will keep Coutinho.Any thoughts?

    1. Jallegre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Get Alli...

  22. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    I'll tell you what, Boro have a cracking run of fixtures right up to DGW 34, and with a change in the manager....
    swa hul BUR ARS (34) bou SUN
    5 out of 6 against bottom half teams...
    Now might be the time to move on a defender to maximize potential

    1. Rhinos
      8 months, 7 days ago

      yep could well be

    2. pundit of punts
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Getting 1 in next gw.

      May even double up with Valdes in the dgw if I don't go for DOG.

    3. Gnu - Bolivia Giroud :- Met…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yep, I was hoping we might have seen some clues in possible change of personal or formation on Sunday but no clue as yet so it's a bit of watch & see.

    4. fedolefan
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Don't. Almost better to regret not getting those points than getting them in and seeing 1 pointers every week.

    5. speedyboyzzzz-BALEGIUM
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Chambers+Valdez for me

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

      I honestly don't see a CS in any of those except Burnley. Maybe Sunderland. Will get Valdes for the DGW but no one before that.

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

        Not to mention, who are you benching to play a Boro defender? Most teams should be looking to have CHE, TOT and MUN as their back 3.

  23. Jallegre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Shame on me... the deadline was approaching and I had to do it... could not hold back...

  24. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Price Changes - 21st March 2017

    🔼 J.King, Mata, Eriksen

    🔽 Iwobi, Pogba

    1. liiusions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Alli survives 😀 Was Eriksen even close?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        8 months, 7 days ago

        80.6

    2. AA33 - CW Organiser and Tea…
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers TM!
      Alli was at 101, Eriksen at 80

    3. Jallegre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      2 up... cheers TM

    4. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Wow.. Strange change.

  25. pundit of punts
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Juan Mata for the DGW anyone?

    Could well be a very good differential.

    But will he start vs City away? The rotation threat is always there.

    I for one will be tempted to bring him in for Siggy.

    1. liiusions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Only Ibra for United attackers for me, too much rotation risk

  26. ANISH_T28
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Is Coleman staying in our teams long term, or are we looking to replace soon

    1. liiusions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Back 3 of Alonso Valencia Walker/Rose has no room for Coleman

      1. ANISH_T28
        8 months, 7 days ago

        That's a nice back 3 I'm looking at Rose if he is going to be fit, currently cheaper than Coleman and looking like dropping further

    2. Pierce34
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Long term for me - I'll only replace when I wildcard for DGW37.

      1. Pierce34
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Incidentally, he's been by far my best defender with 6 points per game for the games I've owned him. He's ahead of players like Kane, Alonso, Hazard, Sigurdsson, Alli and Mane in terms of ppg.

    3. Page 302 - Emre Canada
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I play a back four of Alonso, Walker, Coleman, Valencia. Keeping all of them until my GW36 WC.

  27. Pierce34
    8 months, 7 days ago

    So how many DGW 34 players is everyone getting? At the moment I have none from these teams, and to be honest I can't see myself getting more than 2 United and 1 each from Palace and Boro.

    1. liiusions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Valencia Ibra DDG and either Zaha or a Boro defender

    2. Polo
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Valdes, Valencia and Ibra and that's it.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        this

  28. ANISH_T28
    8 months, 7 days ago

    How good is Conte with talking about injuries in his press conference talk of hazard being out for 10-15 days and potentially missing palace clash

  29. Wally banter
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What is the f,g,h,i tab about in the spread sheet of FFS CUP?

    1. Wally banter
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Like is that supposed to be our opponents?

  30. Wally banter
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Not expecting a good run in ffs cup,still a match against mark/tm in the second round and a victory over them will do it for me 😀

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

      Already out. 🙁

      1. Wally banter
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Ouchh!
        :/
        hopefully 96 could make the cut..worried about the safety score already reaching 79ish

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

          You are safe. Good luck in the Cup 🙂