FFS Cup

The latest FFS Cup fixtures and results

The second round of our FFS Cup took place in Double Gameweek 30+, with 256 managers whittled down to 128 following its completion.

We go again in Gameweek 31+ and, with Tuesday’s deadline hurtling into view, the quick turnaround means that this round-up will be briefer than normal.

All results from the second round can be viewed here
The full draw for the third round is available to view here

With Joe and reigning champion Philman bowing out, Wild Rover was the only previous one of our winners who made it through to round three.

He faces a tough task in Gameweek 31+, however, with Euroalien, currently ranked 827th in the world, standing in the way of a place in the last 64.

Two other managers in the third round of the FFS Cup are currently inside the top 1k, with rdamjam and Forza ranked at 43rd and 325th respectively.

They will face ChromeDome and FPLchewitt in round three.

There were some huge, triple-figure scores in Double Gameweek 30+, with TomTraubertsBlues and stamfordbridge both scoring 141.

HOW DO THE CUP COMPETITIONS WORK?

The FFS Cup is very similar to the Fantasy Premier League’s own cup game.

Entrants who qualify for the first round were randomly drawn against each other and the winner of the tie is whoever has the highest score from that Gameweek, minus points spent on transfers (like in the original game and in head-to-head scores).

In the event of a draw, the manager highest in the overall FPL rankings after the tie will progress.

WHAT IS THE GAMEWEEK SCHEDULE?

The FFS Cup competition will be played out according to the following proposed Gameweek schedule:

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-Final – Gameweek 35+
Semi-Finals – Gameweek 36+
Final and third-place play-off – Gameweek 37+

WHEN ARE THE FIXTURES RELEASED?

Where possible, the fixture list for each round will be published before each Gameweek deadline.

PRIZES

Overall Prizes
The prizes for the FFS Cup is as follows:

1st Place: £150 Amazon voucher
2nd Place: £100 Amazon voucher
3rd Place: £50 Amazon voucher

END-OF-SEASON LEAGUE

Unrelated to the FFS Cup, we’ve also launched a new Fantasy Premier League classic mini-league to mark the restart of the 2019/20 season, with scoring starting from Gameweek 30+.

Annual memberships are up for grabs for the top five managers in this new mini-league.

Head to the FPL site via this link and use the code ‘i3lxye’ to sign up. We’ll be closing the league to new entries after the Gameweek 31+ deadline passes at 17:00 BST on Tuesday.

We’re also raising money for the NHS in the process and full details are available here.

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534 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fibonacci
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    OUT: Mane + Hanley
    IN: Son + Doherty for a -4.

    Yeah or nay?

    PS: I have Salah and TAA. I am behind my mini-league rival by 1 point atm. I could still do the move for free after tonight's deadline.

    1. Wheato182
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wouldn't be putting Son in for a hit, that being said i wouldnt be shocked to see Mane benched in the next game so on that assumption i'd prob do it.

  2. Fishy
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Gone for free hit over wildcard any advice?
    Schmeichel 
    Aurier taa Doherty 
    Traore fernandea richarlison salah
    Rashford vardy jota
    Martinez lascelles Robinson saka

  3. ViperStripes
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Relatively template WC team, but setup for BB next week.

    Scared not having Sterling/Jesus/Salah - but within a couple of games those 2 teams won't having anything to play for.

    Pope/Martinez
    Taylor, TAA, Lascelles, Stevens, Doherty
    Richarlison, Mane, KDB, Saka, Fernandes
    DCL, Ings, Jiminez
    2.3m itb

    Any changes shouting at you?

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Very similar to mine also setup for WC next week. 2.3 ITB, you've got a high TV! What you saving it for? Only thing I'd maybe change is Stevens, tough fixtures.

      Here's mine (I don't have United players btw) :

      Pope/Martinez
      TAA / Doherty / Alonso / Fernandez / Taylor
      KDB / Mane / Son / Richarl / Saka
      Jimi / DCL / Ings

  4. Bruce Lee
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lots of people overlooking how much City will rotate with the coming fixtures (indluding KDB)

    1. ViperStripes
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It's why I've only got KDB on WC, but scared of not owning 3 attacking assets from City.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        You own 3 and 1 might play

        You own 3 players from a team that rotates left and you might get 2/3 players that play

        What's better, 1 City player or 2/3 players around the same price bracket?

        1. Pépé sur le P…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Someone's overlooking substitute appearances and autosubs.

          5 subs per game is to City's advantage, given their squad depth. They can wear teams down and then change half the team without affecting their quality as much as the other teams.

          Your comparison assumes they you will get no points if they don't play. But if a player doesn't play at all, you have an FPL bench which you need to compare the outcome with.

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Just as an example what would you rather have?

            KDB - plays 460 out of 720 minutes

            or

            Son - plays 640 out of 720 minutes

            1. Pépé sur le P…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Your comparison assumes they you will get no points if they don't play. But if a player doesn't play at all, you have an FPL bench which you need to compare the outcome with.

              1. Bruce Lee
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I have factored 20 min sub appearances in the case where I think KDB will be benched

                1. Bruce Lee
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  No reply? Sound

                  1. Pépé sur le P…
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Hahaha. Mic drop. You win because I have better things to do. Oh wait, I replied below. You can mic drop again in another 8 minutes as I do now have better things to do. Good luck without KDB 🙂

                2. Pépé sur le P…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Okay, so assuming both player get minutes in every game, as it seems you have, I would lean very slightly towards Son.

                  However, I would have thought that your example is too extreme. KDB is City's best player, and will likely be on the pitch for most of their remaining goals.

                  City look in form, albeit based on only 2 games played. And are, in any case, a better, more reliable, higher-scoring team than Spurs.

                  Spurs are managed by Mourinho, who historically doesn't tend to win games by lots of goals.

                  As mentioned, there may be a game or two that either player sits out entirely (would have thought that KDB would be more likely), which brings auto subs into play, and leaves the player ready to fire again the following GW.

                  The reverse is also relevant, players who are worn out from playing a lot of football, will likely perform less well.

                  There are lots of factors, and I fail to see the evidence that people are overlooking anything. Putting that aside, I still think KDB is a better option than Son, but what if you have both? Who are the other players that will outscore KDB, one of the best, most reliable players and FPL assets in the league?

                  1. Pépé sur le P…
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    No reply? Sound

                  2. Bruce Lee
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    With all due respect, this debate is non-sense and a waste of time.

                    The reason is, my friend, you say you would edge towards Son, then completely contradict yourself and say KDB is the better option.

                    My example was not extreme. It factored in KDB coming on for 20 minutes each game he was benched (by my best guess after looking at fixtures), and then factored in Son being subbed/missing minutes.

                    You should debate this with yourself because I don't know which side you are on, do you think Son is the better option or KDB? I'll let you think.

                    1. Pépé sur le P…
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Hahaha. I don't contradict myself. I said I would edge towards Son in your example, but that I think your example is extreme. My position is consistent.

                      I understand that you think your example is not extreme. But I disagree. Reminding that you factored in hypothetical subjective stuff isn't going to convince me otherwise.

                      1. Bruce Lee
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Okay, I understand where you're coming from.

                        Let's not argue with my example, because time will tell.

                        Let's revist this in the future?

                      2. Pépé sur le P…
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Sure. I wish you well Bruce!

                      3. Bruce Lee
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        All the best, see you soon x

                      4. Devo-McDuff
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        There's a very simple metric for this, who scores more points by from now until the end of the season? I contend it will be KDB and madness to go without. I have both mind.

    2. Wheato182
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Thats why i'm only having Kevin at the moment, might look at Foden as a 5th midfielder once liverpool are out of the way.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I had KDB in my draft and just took him out after looking at the schedule... lots of quick turn around games

        I can see this happening:

        Thu 25 Jun 20:15 31+ CHE (A) - Start
        Thu 2 Jul 20:15 32+ LIV (H) - Start
        Sun 5 Jul 19:00 33+ SOU (A) - Bench
        Wed 8 Jul 18:00 34+ NEW (H) - Start
        Sat 11 Jul 20:00 35+ BHA (A) - Bench
        Wed 15 Jul 20:00 36+ BOU (H) - Start
        Sat 18 Jul 15:00 37+ WAT (A) - Bench
        Sun 26 Jul 15:00 38+ NOR (H) - Start

    3. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Does owning a City player constitute 'overlooking' this fact?

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        If you knew you wouldn't have any/many

        1. Pépé sur le P…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          That's simply not true hahaha

          1. Pépé sur le P…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Even you can decide whether it means you should have 0 or 1 or 2. Because it's not the deciding factor, clearly.

    4. JamTart
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      True but at 8.5m Mahrez is very very tempting, especially after the Liverpool fixture.

  5. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Patricio, Stekelenburg
    TAA Doherty Lascelles Lowton Simpson
    Salah KDB Fernandes Son Saka
    Rahsford Jimenez Greenwood

    Any good this team ? Please make any suggestions.

  6. Bruce Lee
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A lot of times before I'd just not think for myself and use logic for my own team and just going with the herd

    Think it's time I use my brain more

  7. Zanainem
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Alright i like this team alot but tell me if u like or change something.

    De Gea * 3.9
    TAA * Lascelles * Aurier * Saiss * Holgate
    Mane * Bruyne * Son * Dendoncker * Fernandes
    Nketiah * Rashford * Jimenez

    0.0 in the bank. I dont like that but when Liverpool are champions and IF they change team i can have alot of € avalaible.

    thanks

  8. fatty100kg
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Bottomed.

      Wildcard team currently on:

      Lloris, Martinez
      VVD, TAA, Doherty, Aurier, Holgate
      KDB, Son, Pogba, Bruno, Cantwell
      DCL, Rashford, Jiminez

      What do you think:
      Doherty or Robertson?
      Lloris or Patricio?
      Aurier or Saiss?
      Pogba or Martial?

      1. jim0wheel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Doherty
        Patricio (would prefer DDG over either)
        Aurier
        Martial

        1. fatty100kg
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thanks!

      2. OneMan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Son & Ings

        Or

        Martial & Rashford ??

        1. OneMan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Just for this week as on FH.

        2. torshov_bulls
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Son and Ings.

        3. Devo-McDuff
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A

      3. Iggypop
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Patricio
        Aurier, saiss, taa
        Richarlison, salah, Bruno, kdb
        Rashford, jiminez, dcl

        Holgate, lascelles, guendouzi

        0.4 itb plan to change Richarlison to potentialy a 3 man United attacker like martial or pogba if they look good

      4. torshov_bulls
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        This team worth free hitting this week?:
        Leno-Hendo
        TAA-Doherty-Lacelles-Stevens-Lundstram
        Cantwell-Sterling-KDB-Grealish-Barnes
        Jota-Rashford-Ayew.

        Plan was to take a minus four to fix the squad following Bench Boost-double, but the injuries to Leno and Aguero have really messed things up. No WC left.
        Alternative is taking -4 and getting DDG and Rashford.

        1. OneMan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes. Do it.

      5. Hig1990
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Ok.. Moved from 3-4-3 with Rash up top to a 3-5-2 with Richarlson

        Thoughts? 0.4 ITB

        DDG
        Maguire, Aurier, Doherty
        Salah, Son, KDB, Bruno, Richarlson
        DCL, Jimmy,

        Martin, Lascelles, Nkeita, Robinson

      6. OneMan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Son & Ings

        Or

        Martial & Rashford ??

        On a free hit. So only for this week.

      7. jim0wheel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Son, Foster + Lascelles
        or
        Alli, De Gea + Ritchie
        ?

      8. ThierryD
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thoughts on this one for this gameweek? 1FT with 0.5 in the bank

        Pope
        TAA - Saiss - Lascelles
        Richarlison - Salah - Martial - B Fernandes (C) - KDB
        Jimenez - DCL

        Button - Jota - o'connel - Tanganga

      9. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        was it better to waste the FH or BB? I see many times prior to the DGW would have outscored the FH team!

      10. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This will be another game we regret watching? 😛