Gameweek 26 marked the climax of both of our Fantasy Football Scout cup competitions.
We were guaranteed first-time winners in both cups and there were upsets of sorts in the two finals, with the Fantasy managers with the lower overall ranks triumphing.
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Man-Chest-Heir F.C came into Gameweek 26 ranked 124,414th in the world and despite suffering a small red arrow, still had enough to overcome Get It Inter Ya, who sat just inside the top 1,000 ahead of Saturday’s deadline (981st).
The two finalists ended up calling on two automatic substitutions due to injury, illness and/or rotation, with Marcus Rashford‘s (£7.8m) no-show at Craven Cottage affecting both managers.
Get It Inter Ya drafted in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) to their squad, along with Diogo Jota (£6.0m), but saw the Gabonese forward fail to feature for Arsenal on Saturday due to illness.
The high-ranking finalist also benched Leroy Sane (£9.5m), who Man-Chest-Heir F.C kept hold of and started in Gameweek 26 – only for the German winger to remain an unused substitute in Manchester City’s 6-0 win over Chelsea.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.6m), Paul Pogba (£8.8m), Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) and Raúl Jiménez (£6.8m) were the four playing assets that the two managers shared.
The pair had a similar spread of points in midfield and attack, though the collective haul of Neil Etheridge (£4.7m), Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) and Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m) effectively secured the victory for Man-Chest-Heir F.C.
FFS Members Cup
The latter manager came into this weekend ranked an impressive 99th in the world, with his opponent sitting in 59,782nd position.
Both managers took hits in Gameweek 26, with Jay # taking a minus eight to ditch Sane, Richarlison (£6.6m) and Aubameyang in favour of Pogba, Son Heung-min (£8.9m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m).
Jambo17 shipped out Troy Deeney (£5.9m) and – crucially – Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) in order to buy Son and Jimenez.
Jay # kept hold of Sterling for his 18-point return against Maurizio Sarri’s side, while Jambo17 banked 17 points for Sergio Aguero‘s (£11.5m) hat-trick.
The two managers both benefitted from the points scored by Pogba, Salah, Son, Jimenez and Matt Doherty (£5.4m), with the returns of Lacazette, Robertson and Etheridge effectively handing Jay # his winning margin.
A very well done to both our winners and commiserations to our two losing finalists after such a great run.
The FFS Cup will return for the closing months of the campaign, with details to be announced soon.