FFS Cup

Fantasy Football Scout Cups – The Winners

The time has come to reveal the victors in our two Fantasy Premier League cup competitions after weeks of intense competition concluded with Gameweek 26’s dramatic finals.

In the Fantasy Football Scout Cup, TH14 joins donnellyc, Gribude, Ninja_Fit_Saints, Wild Rover, Mark, A Manager Has No Name, Sleepysi and myself in getting his name on the cup after a nail-bitingly close final against Elvarus.

Our new champion, who is 10,830 in the overall rankings, edged past  35th-placed Elvarus by just one point, winning 49-48.

Neither made a transfer going into this tie, but it was TH14’s backing of Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez with the armband that proved pivotal, with the Chilean earning him 10 points after netting the rebound from his initial penalty miss against Huddersfield.

Elvarus opted to captain Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, who delivered a mere four-point return. This costly move wiped out the advantage he’d gained from fielding David De Gea, who was the only defensive player among the pair’s squads to deliver clean sheet points.

Congratulations to TH14, who receives a £150 Amazon voucher, while Elvarus’ efforts earn him a £100 Amazon voucher.

In the Fantasy Football Scout Cup third place play-off,  Ezdmanx recorded a comfortable 46-34 win over former FPL champion Tom Fenley and is handed a £50 Amazon voucher for his efforts.

The underdog also prevailed in the Members Cup, with 40,936-placed rrcmc defeating the 7,552-ranked graslauk 58-41.

Rrcmc joins Waltzingmatildas, Fuzzy Dunlop, Kippax Kickers Acquafresca, Trigg Ola Svanheld and Malaikat Jahad in the roll call of Members Cup winners and receives a £150 Amazon voucher.

Although both made transfers, neither of their moves affected the final outcome, with rrcmc swapping Spurs’ Son Heung-min for Everton winger Theo Walcott, who both blanked.

Meanwhile, graslauk, who wins a £100 Amazon voucher as runner-up, moved Walcott’s team-mate Dominic Calvert-Lewin out for Swansea City’s Jordan Ayew.

Even though the Everton striker found the net, it was events at Anfield that proved crucial, with rrcmc’s captain Mohamed Salah scoring a brace and delivering him 30 points.

Graslauk’s armband selection, Harry Kane, could only produce an eight-point return after scoring one penalty for Spurs, but missing another.

A goal from Jamie Vardy against Swansea and six saves from Burnley stopper Nick Pope in the draw with Man City saw Rrcmc comfortably over the finish line.

Gloria Kanchelskis receives a £50 Amazon voucher after winning the Members Cup third place play-off against Root 38-35.

Congratulations to the winners.

A second free to enter Fantasy Football Scout Cup will take launch very soon, with the Qualifying Round set for Gameweek 29. Stay tuned for details.

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471 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Z3US
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Real benching headache - could use some advice please!

    A) Shaq
    B) Ayew
    C) Ota

    Team:

    Ryan (Elliot)
    Azpi - Alonso - Ota - Jones (Ogbonna)
    Sterling - Salah - Martial - Shaq (Surman)
    Kane (C) - Firmino - Ayew

    Thanks!

    1. Z3US
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      eugh god this is not a worthy post to be at the top of the page

      1. The Wanton Trader
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        Seen worse mate, don’t worry.
        It’s a tough one, but I’d probably bench Ayew.

        1. Z3US
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 5 months ago

          Thanks - currently have it as Ota - but very unsure if thats wise

          1. The Wanton Trader
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 5 months ago

            It’s close.
            I just don’t reckon Ayew will get much against a tough Burnley team...

    2. Tomlette Greggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Ayew

    3. Gommy
      • 14 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      I'd have concerns with Martial not starting and earning you a 1 point cameo from the bench.

      If your mind is made up on that, it would have to be Ayew for me.

    4. Z3US
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Thanks all

      1. Z3US
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        Getting rid Martial next week - only brought him in last week for Hudds for Mahrez. Terrible transfer choice

  2. Jafooli
    • 12 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Kiko likely to see a price rise tonight?

    1. DGW blindness is for Kinnea…
      • 11 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Is it December 2017?

      1. Jafooli
        • 12 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        I’m asking for a friend.

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      no

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Points predictions:

    a) Kane (ARS)
    b) Salah (sot)

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Just captain Salah

    2. Sailboats
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      a)2
      b)2

  4. AdamJ91
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Anyone care to RMT please?

    Pickford - Elliot
    Alonso - Jones - Otamendi - Simpson - Dunk
    Salah - Son - Martial - Lingard - Sterling
    Kane - Wilson - J.Ayew

    1 FT; 0.6 ITB

    1. The Wanton Trader
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      GK/Defence is sound.
      Midfield could be improved.
      Forward line a bit weak.
      6/10...

      1. AdamJ91
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        Thanks for the opinion.

    2. A.T
      • 14 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Nice team but a bit too much value on the bench for my liking. I think only one of Lingard or Martial is needed at the moment. I’d decide which formation you want to play and upgrade / downgrade the players accordingly.

      1. AdamJ91
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        Thanks for the advice, I'll look into it in more detail & see what I can decide on.

  5. Scotty B
    • 12 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Mariappa best defender to get in priced under 4.3 particularly given that they have a guaranteed fixture in GW31?

    1. BobBradleysOpportunity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      against pool, if pool score 2 goals he's getting one point

      1. BobBradleysOpportunity
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        unless he gets attacking returns

  6. Rickie Lambert's Partn…
    • 10 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Was Jones dropped last match or rested?

    1. Awesom-o
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Illness.

      But expect rotation with Champions League and FA Cup now kicking in.

    2. Speédy
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Illness. He's their first CB,cant be dropped.

    3. Rickie Lambert's Partn…
      • 10 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      cheers!

  7. Saka White Rice
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    what do I do?

    2FT
    0.6 itb

    Courtois (Pereira)
    Otamendi Jones Gomez (Mee Ogbonna)
    Salah Sterling Hazard Choupo Lingard
    Kane Firmino (Quaner)

    1. Effe
      • 13 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Get Walcott

  8. raoulduke71
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Play Bauer or Mawson?

    Fabianski is my GK so have some swans coverage

    1. Speédy
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Bauer

  9. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Who to bench out of this lot?
    Deulofeu (whu)
    Walcott (CRY)
    Wilson (hud)
    Ramsey (tot)

    1. Speédy
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Ramsey.

    2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Why would you inflict such pain upon yourself? You have to make that decision every week

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        Ramsey?

        1. Boris Bodega
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 years, 5 months ago

          I'm thinking the same, thanks guys.

  10. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Looking for a defender 4.7 max, any good suggestions ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Daniels

    2. Speédy
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Fernandez,Bauer,Lowton(depending on Bardsley injury news).

    3. william prunier
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Baur

    4. Rostah
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Daniels or Bauer

    5. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Cheers all

  11. Speédy
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Stones replacement
    A)VVD
    B) Fernandez/Mawson
    C)Mee
    D)Save ft. Start Duffy

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      A

    2. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      B) Mawson

    3. Rostah
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      A

    4. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      A

  12. Where dahoud at
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    With 1ft what would you do with this lot????

    Pickford
    Alonso, vvd, jones
    de bruyne, erikson, kennedy, mane
    Aubameyang, ayew, lukaku

    Bench, elliot, martina, francis, cork

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Get Salah, get Kane, get rid of Lukaku. Any of those, and hits would be justified imo

  13. Thunder Warrior
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Martina still a good shout or Everton's defence is no-go?

    1. Speédy
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Baines will oust him from the team.

      1. Thunder Warrior
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        Yeah, but when?

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Wait and see what happens against palace before investing in Everton def IMO.

  14. Pacer.
    • 10 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Anyone know if there's an FPL draft app?

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      There is not. You can access the draft on the Birkdale app though by pressing the green draft button

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        Normal*

        1. Pacer.
          • 10 Years
          6 years, 5 months ago

          thanks, what is the birkdale app. I've tried searching but don't get results with that term

          1. Pacer.
            • 10 Years
            6 years, 5 months ago

            ah gotcha, autocorrect

      2. Pacer.
        • 10 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        On 'fantasy football manager'? The third-part app?

        Can't see this green button

  15. willl
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Had to think very carefully whether I had entered something without knowing reading this LOL.

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      HA this has made my day 😀

  16. LaCazettio
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Whats the ultimate WC team for the next few GWs?

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Have you pushed the button on your wild card yet?

    2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Holding it and waiting to use it at the very least after we know for sure how Blank Gameweek 31 will play out.

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        Is the ultimate wildcard strategy at this moment in time.

    3. Kings of Lyon ★
      • 13 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      TL;DR

      Please pick my team for me.

  17. Atwood
    • 14 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Thinking Alli > Walcott as I can't afford to do the same move with Lingard. Sound good?
    1FT, 0.9 in the bank.

    Pickford
    Jones - Otamendi - Mee
    Salah - Alli - Sterling - Shaqiri
    Kane - Firmino - Wilson

    Elliot - Dunk - Lingard - Ogbonna

    1. Kings of Lyon ★
      • 13 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Sounds good to me

      1. Atwood
        • 14 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        Thanks

    2. Top 210 Club
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Just get delafao

      1. Atwood
        • 14 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        Thinking he'll be my Lingard replacement next gameweek. Really fancy Walcott at home to Palace.

  18. AYLD28
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Anyone care to RMT please?

    Adrian - Elliot
    Jones - Otamendi - Mawson - Dunk - Dummett
    Salah - Hazard - Sterling - Shaqiri - Milojovic
    Kane - Aguero - Quaner

    1 FT; 0.4 ITB

    I do need more GW31 cover but carrying a transfer into next GW will help that. Adrian next on the chopping board..

  19. Our Tiny Windows
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    If anyone doesn’t feel it’s too much trouble, could you remind me what blanks are coming up? Much appreciated.

  20. Saka White Rice
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Any Leicester defender other than Maguire that will play every week?

    1. Kings of Lyon ★
      • 13 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Have you checked their recent minutes?

  21. Lone Wolf FPL
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Alonso, Otamendi, Ogbonna, Holgate, Mariappa

    Got 1FT and 1.5 ITB. Need Holgate replacement. (Front is good)

    A) VVD as nice fix and no blank
    B) Jones as can keep CS but hard fix and probably blank
    C) Simpson / Martina as cheap
    D) save and play first 3 defs

    1. Top 210 Club
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      D

    2. Viper
      • 14 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      I'd actually take a punt on Mawson if I was you. Good fixtures, capable of clean sheets. Also very attacking and threatening from corners

      1. Lone Wolf FPL
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        got Fabianski

        1. Viper
          • 14 Years
          6 years, 5 months ago

          In that case, save

          1. Viper
            • 14 Years
            6 years, 5 months ago

            Actually Bauer from Stoke could be the best bet

            1. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
              • 10 Years
              6 years, 5 months ago

              Bauer for me is one to bring in at GW31 time, bar this weekend they then have two away games where they tend to ship, followed by Man C.

      2. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
        • 10 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        I agree here, looking at him as a Bardsley replacement and then maybe at some point a 'good' GW31 defender (unless he gets a game which is even better).

        1. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
          • 10 Years
          6 years, 5 months ago

          Only question is he worth the 0.5 over Naughton/Fernandez

  22. blizzle
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Azpi and Choupo > VVD and Ramsey for free?

    1. william prunier
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      No

    2. Lone Wolf FPL
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      after that gw imo

    3. Top 210 Club
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Not yet, arsenal going to get wrecked next two fixtures.

      1. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
        • 10 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        Doubt they will at home to City - I wouldn't want a defender but Ramsey has every chance of points.

    4. Viper
      • 14 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      VvD & Ramsey - > Choupo & Azpi would be a better move this week 😉

      I wouldn't do it personally

    5. blizzle
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Thanks all. Will try something different.

  23. Bony N Clyne
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Hello All, was hoping someone could help with a benching headache I have. Play 2 out of:

    a) Ake (hud)
    b) Milivojevic (eve)
    c) jAyew (BUR)
    d) Ward (swa)

    1. Viper
      • 14 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      I'd B & C but A & D are decent options too

  24. rdamjan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Best cheap defender to bring in?

    A. Bauer (don`t like Stoke upcoming fixtures too much)
    B. Martina (sure Big Sam can turn this around, is he nailed?
    C. Daniels

    1. the snazzy viking
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      Don't like any of those options personally.

      assuming you want players for the blank, I'd go for one of Hegazi/Schindler/Francis/Robertson

      Coleman also a nice differential

  25. Pacer.
    • 10 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    In FPL draft does the 3 players from any team rule apply?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 15 Years
      6 years, 5 months ago

      No limits.

      1. Pacer.
        • 10 Years
        6 years, 5 months ago

        thanks

        can you give me any idea about whether this game is likely to continue for the forseable? We have been using TFF as the software to run the draft that we have been doing for 15 years but i'm thinking about talking to the guys about FPL draft as TFF's transfer anytime policy and just getting too much. But i wouldn't want to change if the game is likely to just disappear in the next year or two

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 15 Years
          6 years, 5 months ago

          No idea.

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  27. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    Finally happy with the team, need few more adjustments, save or use FT this week? 1M ITB

    Pope,Elliot
    Azpi,Otamendi,Maguire,Kiko,Rangel
    Salah,Shaq,Walcott,Sterling,Lingard
    Kane,Firmino,Wilson

  28. Fernando Torres
    • 12 Years
    6 years, 5 months ago

    What to do with the following 4 players ...

    A) Alonso
    B) Otamendi
    C) Alli
    D) Son