FFS Cup

The FFS Cup final is all set for Gameweek 37

Our second FFS Cup competition of the season reaches its climax this weekend.

Our final will be a battle between two managers who lurk just outside the top 1,000 in Fantasy Premier League.

Rotation’s Alter Ego and LOKOMOTIV both prevailed in their respective semi-finals to set up a showdown between the pair in Gameweek 37.

Losing semi-finalists Skogen89 and Ibra-gum will now contest the third-place play-off this weekend.

Rotation’s Alter Ego broke the 100-point barrier for the second Gameweek in a row and for the third time in five Gameweeks.

He was one of three semi-finalists – including opponent Skogen89 – to use the Triple Captain chip on Sadio Mane, who returned 13 points in Liverpool’s 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield Town on Friday.

Skogen89 was unfortunate to be eliminated as his score of 87 would have been enough to win the other semi-final.

LOKOMOTIV ran out the winner in that last-four encounter, with opponent Ibra-gum the only manager not to have their Triple Captain chip intact and indeed handing the armband to Son Heung-min, who blanked against West Ham.

The semi-final results were as follows:

NameScoreRankNameScoreRank
Skogen898719320vsRotation’s Alter Ego1031280
Ibra-gum61147195vsLOKOMOTIV841859

As of the Gameweek 36 deadline, LOKOMOTIV and Rotation’s Alter Ego shared only six players: Hugo Lloris, Son Heung-min, Sadio Mane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Raul Jimenez.

There is plenty of overlap in terms of team representation, though: LOKOMOTIV owns Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mathew Ryan, Yan Valery, Matt Doherty, Maya Yoshida and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg where Rotation’s Alter Ego has Andrew Robertson, Shane Duffy, Jan Bednarek, Willy Boly, Angus Gunn and Nathan Redmond.

Rotation’s Alter Ego’s main “differentials” are Wilfried Zaha, Diogo Jota and Aymeric Laporte, with LOKOMOTIV owning Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Sead Kolasinac.

Neither manager has made any transfers yet (at the time of writing), nor do they have any chips remaining.

Ibra-gum and Skogen89 shared nine players in Gameweek 36 and again, neither manager has any chips remaining heading into their third-place play-off.


Fantasy Football Scout Cup Round Dates
Qualifying – Gameweek 28

Round 1 – Gameweek 29
Round 2 – Gameweek 30
Round 3 – Gameweek 31
Round 4 – Gameweek 32
Round 5 – Gameweek 33
Round 6 – Gameweek 34

Quarter-finals – Gameweek 35
Semi-finals – Gameweek 36
Final and third-place play-off – Gameweek 37


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  1. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hey guys,

    Can’t find a clear cut way to use my FT these week - help appreciated!

    A) hold
    B) Son -> Pogba (feels iffy)
    C) Get Shaw in somehow
    D) JWP -> 4.0 to raise funds

    Ryan
    Robbo TAA Doherty
    Mane Son Sterling Jota
    Aguero Vardy Jimenez

    (Foster - JWP Valery Duffy) 0itb!

    1. Steiger
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Save

        1. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Thanks for the input!

      • JHATM FC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Good team

        1. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Cheers mate. I guess it just feels a little defensive to not make a transfer approaching the very end of the season, but no need to make one just to make one!

    2. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Play who out of these:

      1. Deulofeu (che)
      2. Yoshida (whu)
      3. Valery (whu)

      Thanks

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Hmm. Uncertain about yoshida’s status atm. Maybe play him and Deo and have Val 1st sub

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        1

    3. Oggle22
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      8points a head in mini league rival has Rashford I have Son and Llorente and 2ft do I bring in Rashford or gamble?

      Cheers

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Wait for news on rash’s injury first

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        8 points is too small a lead to be blocking IMO. Bring in Rashford if it's the best move you can make.

    4. Blanka
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Can bring Pogba in for a - 4, at the expense of Robbo? Worth it?

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That sounds too risky for my taste. If robbo gets one clean sheet you’re effed

        1. Blanka
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Kolasinac would play instead of Robbo tho, providing he's picked. Good chance against Brighton.

      2. JHATM FC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I wouldn't

      3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No

    5. Srv210
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      gunn ,foster
      TAA, VVD, Doherty ,Duffy, Valery
      Sterling,Mane,Son,Moura, Hojberg
      Vardy, Aguero, Jimenez

      1FT, 0 ITB

      any ideas what to do here??
      thinking of getting Pogba and Hazard but will have to give up two of Moura,Son ,Vardy for a hit

      just keep it or do transfers?

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Haha, same situation as I’m in (see top)!

        Sounds sensible, would have to be for Moura and Son in that case. Spurs’ form is worrying, plus they always play bad (so far) after UCL midweek

    6. Blanka
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Salah and Deulofeu >> Haz and Bilva

      Or

      Deulofeu and Robbo >> Pogba and Peltier

      Or just save a transfer and go without?!

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        i like A, its ballsy

    7. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ryan
      Kola Taa Doherty
      Sterling(c) Salah Eriksen Son
      Firmino Jimenez Long

      Suns:Foster, Deulofeu, Valery, Duffy

      1Ft

      Gtg?

    8. Miguel Sanchez
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Chasing a rival who is 21 points ahead and will possibly captain (TC) Aguero this GW who I don't have. They also have Sterling but won't have Hazard, Pogba or Salah who I have. Should I:

      A) Captain Sterling (LEI) and let my differentials try and close the gap

      B) Captain Hazard (WAT) and hope he can individually smash the gap.

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I am going with B, but i am chasing 38 points so its my best bet. at 21 i would maybe just TC sterling this week

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I have no TC left but think maybe captain Sterling and hope I have a good enough team to close up the gap elsewhere

      2. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A) for me

        Regarding B) .. Che playing in Germany tonight is not ideal

    9. Cruz88
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Play Wilson or Miliv? Both inconsistent (Mili mostly reliant on pens) but does seem like as good a time as any for Bou to play Spurs away

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Wilson for me.

    10. Fantasydreamer
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Should I bring in sterling and redmond for mane and son on a -4 to block a 30 point lead in my ML? (He is likely to captain salah or sterling this week - I have salah)

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah - a bit d***ish but I would

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I don’t see how.
          It’s a tactical game. Do what you have to to get to or stay at the top.
          I’ve been dancing between differentials to my ML leader the past 6 weeks to close a gap.
          I would fully expect him to try to protect his lead.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yeah - i know. Just memories of my best mate wildcarding to pretty much my exact team when he was ahead of me with a few weeks to go. Still managed to pip him in the end.

            Admittedly, if I do turnaround a 21 point lead this week my 38 moves will be blocking moves.

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I’m 2 points behind now after chasing a 110 point deficit but he has his bench boost left. So it’s still tricky.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Great effort there!

    11. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Thinking about Mane,Lacazette > Hazard(c),Zaha -4

      Leaving enough to upgrade Hazard > Sterling for 38. Hazard would be a big differential for me in ML.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Nice move - Hazard is a great differential captain this GW. Let's see how many minutes he gets tonight as I suspect he starts in Frankfurt.

    12. Bubbles1985
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Rashford why did you have to get injured!!!??? 🙁

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Might be a blessing in disguise anyway. He hasn’t been great lately.

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Not for my final 2 GWs strategy! Haha

      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        can still be fit

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          You beauty!

          Is that reliable?

          1. Amsterhammer
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            It's been reported elsewhere also.

          2. Brimble82
              1 month, 26 days ago

              It’s factual that he was in training right? Not sure if much else, but does seem like he’s in the running.
              I’m awaiting the presser later today (? or tomorrow)

      3. chelseabrad
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Leno (Ryan)
        Robbo Trippier Doherty (Valery Duffy)
        Sterling Eriksen Son Jota (Camarasa)
        Bobby Jimenez Murray

        2FT and 1.5 ITB;

        Chasing a 30-point gap in my ML so have to go ballsy, thinking triple up on Utd for Hud & Car? How does Trippier, Son & Murray to Shaw, Pogba & Rashford sound?

        1. pingissimus
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Good bet imo

        2. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          a) Son + Mane
          b) Haz + Son
          c) Haz + Mane

          1. RustyBz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            C hands down for me. Spurs look pretty comfortable for top 4 now, can see Son doing 60 mins or less.

          2. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Im on A but could well end up on B after transfers.

            I’d go C if I didn’t have Salah and stick on A if my only Liverpool attacker was Mane.
            Lol

            1. Annie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              that's so confusing! No idea what separates your C and A decision!

              1. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Yeh when I read it back thought it was confusing. :0)
                I’m holding Salah,Mane,Son.

                I want Hazard and am willing to let Mane go as I have Salah as Liverpool Attack.

          3. pingissimus
              1 month, 26 days ago

              C

              Son out for me. Spurs have scored 10 in their last 10 and that includes 4 against Huddersfield.

          4. HollywoodXI
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I’m not a Liverpool fan but I thought they were really unlucky to lose 3-0 last night. Better finishing from Mane / Salah and Barca were in trouble. Barca looked one dimensional, a shadow of their former greatness.

            1. RustyBz
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              A little bit strong on your Barca comments - Camp Nou is an absolute fortress for them, Messi is the best player of all time, Suarez & Alba are deadly going forwards and they have a much stronger defence than before.

              3-0 is unlucky but at the same time you need to take your chances at this level and if Mané and Salah do that its 3-2 and Liverpool are favourites.

              1. HollywoodXI
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Compared to Barca from a couple of years ago they are nowhere near as good. They’ve never replaced Xavi and Iniesta in midfield, they made the team tick and allowed Messi to be even more awesome. The only thing missing from Liverpool’s performance last night was clinical finishing.

            2. lilmessipran
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Yea ..should have been 5-0 instead

              1. HollywoodXI
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                You don’t think Liverpool played well and should’ve scored?

            3. Amsterhammer
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Not a Liverpool fan, but they were unlucky. I thought Pique on Mane early on was a penalty, which could have been a game changer.

          5. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Got 2 FT to use?

            Son > Pogba?

            Duffy > Shaw?

            Anything better, Deulofeu & Duffy > Redmond & Shaw?

            Lloris
            Laporte - Trent - Doherty
            Salah - Sterling - Son - Jota
            Aguero - Jimenez - Wilson

            Foster - Deulofeu - Duffy - Valery

            .2 bank

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Just Duffy > Shaw.
              Save the other then use 2 FT in 38. Maybe taking a Wolves player out.

          6. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Ryan and Foster have a 11% chance of a CS. Which I can take.. but 5 defenders over 40% chance of a CS is painful when your goalkeepers are that bad.

            Laporte TAA Doherty Matip and Kola

            Gonna be a tough job to pick the correct 3!

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              2 of them might get benched anyway 😮

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Yeah probably actually. I guess I go for nailedness with some decent cover.

                I feel a Digne Boxing Day style benching burning me 😉

          7. RustyBz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Morning. Which one friends?

            A) Eriksen -> Pogba
            A) Firmino + Eriksen -> Aguero + Jota (-4)

            1. Amey
                1 month, 26 days ago

                A
                😛

            2. Ribus
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Salah -> Sterling..anyone in the same boat?

              1. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Sticking with Salah and looking at ways to have both.

            3. wilsonathletic10
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Team for this week:

                Lloris (Foster)
                TAA-Laporte-Wan-Bissaka (Valery) (Dunk)
                Sterling-Jota-Son-Mane (JWP)
                Jimmy-Aguero-Bobby

                Any obvious changes you could see? Have TC to play at this stage and it's on Kun.

                2 FT and zero in the bank.

                Was looking at Son to Hazard and Bobby to Zaha. Siggy worth considering here as a differential pick?

              • The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Who scores more over the final 2 weeks?

                A) Salah and Mane
                B) Sterling and Hazard

                1. Amey
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    B

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Would you make that move?
                      From A to B for -4.

                      1. Amey
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          Yes, i would.

                  • Amey
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      So, how's this team for -4 ??
                      Lloris
                      Robbo Taa Doherty
                      Hazard © Raz Pogba Jota
                      Aguero Jimenez Zaha

                      Foster Deulofeu Yoshida Valery

                      (Planned transfers are
                      Mane Son >> Hazard Pogba (-4) )
                      Thank you !!

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Very nice.
                        Do you think Liverpool are going to buckle under the pressure ?

                        1. Amey
                            1 month, 26 days ago

                            Ha ha
                            Not sure about that.
                            But I think they won't blaze past any of Newcastle & Wolves. Keeping defensive double up as CS more likely.

                            Cheers mate

                        2. The 12th Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          I’m not confident with Pogba myself but the chances are that he returns in those two fixtures.
                          Like the Zaha pick.

                          1. Amey
                              1 month, 26 days ago

                              Thank you 🙂

                          2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 26 days ago

                            Didn't you just get Mane 🙂
                            He hauls and leaves.

                            1. The 12th Man
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 26 days ago

                              I’ve just brought him in as well. Does a job then goes.
                              I’d keep him if my ML leader didn’t have him.

                            2. Amey
                                1 month, 26 days ago

                                Last gw 😀
                                He served his purpose !

                                1. pingissimus
                                    1 month, 26 days ago

                                    I’d switch out of double Liverpool defence and switch to Shaw and not Pogba.

                                    Shaw has an equal chance of attacking assists as the Pool pair and great cs odds too. Cool differential pick and you retain return odds without double defence risk

                                    You’ve got caught by switching out of Mane once already iirc!

                            3. Legend of Rosický
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 26 days ago

                              Still can't decide between Aguero vs Hazard this week for the TC chip? what is everyone else doing?

                              1. ItOnlyTook9Years
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 26 days ago

                                Still fondly remembering TC Salah from last week 😉

                                1. aleksios
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 26 days ago

                                  If i had Haz, i would TC him.

                            4. ItOnlyTook9Years
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 26 days ago

                              Random thought, what is the intention of bonus points in FPL?

                              They generally just exaggerate the difference between the point scorers in any given match. So why don't they just increase points for goals/assists/clean sheets?

                              1. Legend of Rosický
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 26 days ago

                                You already get points for all of those things. Bonus points use a range of statistics like key chances created, open play crosses, successful tackles, CBI, pass completion rate etc. So that you can get points from these stats in addition to the points you already receive.

                              2. pingissimus
                                  1 month, 26 days ago

                                  To reward AWB

                                • Legend of Rosický
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 26 days ago

                                  They don't just exaggerate the difference between point scorers in any given match based on goals and assists. For eg, a Mo salah goal is likely to get you 7 points, (8 with CS). and a Hazard goal is likely to get you 10 points (11 with CS) because it takes into account the overall contribution as well.

                                  1. ItOnlyTook9Years
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 26 days ago

                                    Obviously there are exceptions, but if they need a different way of scoring, goals and assists shouldn't count towards baps.

                                    It is very rare for an otherwise non-point scorer to get any bonus

                              3. aleksios
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 26 days ago

                                Best duo to bring in?

                                a) PVA+Bilva
                                b) Shaw+Pogba

                                Thanks.

                              4. Adams05
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                1) Siggy or Bilva for rest of season and why?

                                2) Worth to remove Eriksen to Pogba for an -4 hit?

                              5. Annie
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Currently sitting about 4 points outside top 10k.
                                I have one differential, Bilva, is it worth Mane or Son to Haz or should I play safe this week and save FT for final week?