FFS Cup

The winner of our latest FFS Cup competition revealed

The latest edition of our FFS Cup came to a conclusion in midweek, with Powell coming out on top after an 81-72 win over Manisaspor.

The pair shared seven of their starting XI going into Gameweek 37+: Nick Pope (£5.1m), James Tarkowski (£5.5m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m), Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m), Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m), Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) and Danny Ings (£7.6m).

Powell’s differentials were Erik Pieters (£4.3m), Christian Pulisic (£7.4m), Raheem Sterling (£11.9m) and Mason Greenwood (£4.8m), with Manisaspor’s unique picks being Matt Doherty (£6.5m), Raul Jimenez (£8.1m), Anthony Martial (£8.5m) and Phil Foden (£5.5m).

All eight of these players delivered at least one attacking return for their owners but Sterling’s 17-point haul was perhaps the key variable.

The pair opted for different captaincy picks, too: Powell backed Rashford, with his opponent plumping for Martial.

Powell took a hit ahead of Saturday’s deadline, too, bringing in Pieters and Tarkowski for an inspired triple-up on the Burnley defence.

Even that minus four deduction and a captaincy failure didn’t make a difference, with Pulisic’s nine-point haul in the final Gameweek 37+ fixture at Anfield rubber-stamping our winner’s victory.

Powell’s strong Gameweek was enough to lift him up to 343rd in the world, his highest rank of the season.

Manisaspor is tantalisingly close to a top 1k finish, meanwhile, sitting in 1,340th place.

In our third-place play-off, Sharpey defeated Joax2 69-63.

Once again, the pair shared seven of their starting XI and both managers joined Manisaspor in handing the armband to Martial.

The benching of Romain Saiss (£4.8m) left Joax2 without a third playing FPL defender, which proved crucial as Sharpey triumphed by the six points that Willy Boly (£4.9m) brought him against Crystal Palace.

Hauls for Alexander-Arnold and Greenwood on Wednesday also saw Sharpey home, who triumphed despite taking an eight-point hit going into Gameweek 37+.


PRIZES

Congratulations to all our winners, with the full prize breakdown below.

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

Our winners should get in touch with us via community@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk to claim their prize.

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1,167 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Am I over thinking this and the A answer is A?

    Martinez
    Bardsley, Pieters, [x]
    Sterling, DSilva, Salah, [x], [x]
    [x], [x]

    A) Aurier, Mahrez, Fernandes, Kane, Ings
    B) Aurier, KDB, Fernandes, Kane, Wood
    C) TAA, KDB, Fernandes, Wood/Greenwood, Ings
    D) TAA, KDB, Soucek, Kane, Ings
    E) TAA, Mahrez, Antonio, Kane, Ings
    F) TAA, KDB, Antonio, Kane, Greenwood

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I like A

    2. Spartac Mac
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah A) looks the best to me.

      Lots of players in there on good form / playing teams on a poor run (Aurier / Mahrez).

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      martial over bruno imo but the answer is defo A

    4. toerag
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      yeah its A

    5. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      E or F

    6. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A or E

    7. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks all.

      I think A is the best for expected points. Not having TAA and KDB scares me though.

      I’m actually tempted by D. Is Soucek that bad a pick?

    8. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      C downwards, TAA a must.. So definitely E

  2. MysticMac17
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Team currently:
    Lloris
    TAA Aurier Alonso
    Salah Mane Martial Bruno Pulisic
    Ings Greenwood

    Subs: Diop, Basham Nketiah,

    Thinking of doing:
    Martial, Bruno, Mane OUT
    Mahrez, Dilva, Sterling IN for a -4.

    Thoughts?

  3. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who's actually going triple Burnley, in whatever way, shape or manner?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I’m double defence and not impossible I get Wood too

    2. b91jh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Rationally they have the highest chance to grab a CS, but just feel weird to go all-in on their defense.

    3. toerag
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      got pope tark and bards atm, may swap bards for aurier tho. see below lol

    4. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'm getting triple defense. First time i ever heard a striker for a team in post match talk about the importance of their gk getting the golden glove in the final game!!

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        This

  4. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this lot?

    McCarthy (Henderson)
    TAA-Doherty-O'Connell (Lamptey-Taylor)
    Salah-Bruno-KDB-Pulisic-Foden
    Jesus-Rashford (Greenwood)

    2FT 0.3 ITB

    A) Foden, Doherty to DSilva, Pieters
    B) Bruno, Jesus to DSilva, Kane
    C) Bruno, Foden, Doherty to Sterling, Pieters and 4.3 fodder -4
    D) Bruno, Rashford, Jesus to Sterling, Kane, Nketiah -4

  5. toerag
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    would i be safe doing aurier rather than triple burnley??

    1. b91jh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      More safer to go triple Burnley plus Aurier.

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes spread the risk plus aurier has attacking potential

    3. The Strokes
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It depends how much risk you are willing to take triple would mean all or nothing.
      I would rather go Aurier

    4. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Imagine though... an OG for the clarets. Weekend ruined.

    5. toerag
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      arrrgh

  6. The Strokes
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pope (Bha)
    Mendy (Nor) – Digne (Bou) – Aurier (Cry) – One of my Bench
    Salah (New) – D Silva (Nor) – Martial (Lei) – Bruno (Lei)
    Jesus (Nor) – Ings (Shu)

    3.9 – Saka (Wat) – Jimmy (Che) – Wan Bi (Lei) – Doherty (Che)
    2 ITB & 1FT

    A. Play Saka or Jimmy or Wan Bi and which one?
    B. Doh & Jimmy => Pieters & Kane and play Kane and Pieters 1st sub for (-4)
    C. Salah & Jesus => Sterling & Kane (-4)
    D. Bruno & Jimmy => Pulisic & Kane (-4)
    E. Doherty => TAA

  7. Spartac Mac
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I've read to good discussion about Fernandes in the Hot Topic, but to get some more thoughts from the Friday evening lot.

    - He's averaged 8.5ppg since the restart
    - United have scored 2.5 goals per game

    However

    - Leicester conceded 1.25 goals per game since the restart, but 0 at home.
    - They also have had 6 days recovery time versus Man U's 3.
    - City are playing Norwich, with City mids the likely alternative.

    I'm very much in two minds, how are people deciding what to do?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It’s a nightmare decision - I’ve no idea.

      If defending keep/ get one of Bruno/Martial. If chasing go without any United

      ... or toss a coin!

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Leicester are missing key players, Vardy is now supplying rather than receiving.
      See United over running them.
      Which three City players start?

  8. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    On a FH which option looks better

    A Robbo + Martial ( double Bur defense)
    B long + Auba (triple Burnley defense)

    1. The Strokes
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

  9. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who scores more?

    A. Aurier
    B. Walker
    C. Tierney

    1. The Strokes
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B if he plays otherwise A

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Walker if he starts

  10. sergioaguero67
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Cresswell fitness status?
    Please help

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Jesus to bless all his owners on Sunday.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Pending early team news lol

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not sure he starts..

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        He will be out for Kane if that is the case

  12. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Whos going with both Kane and Son?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Just Harold

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Have both

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Anything glaring for a hit?
    Bench order correct?

    Ederson
    Digne, Taylor, Boly,
    Salah, D Silva, Fernandes, C Sterling, Martial,
    Ings, Kane

    Button, Greenwood, Stevens, Lamptey

    1.7

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nope

      Good to go probs. I’ve done Bruno to Son for a hit. But that could easily backfire

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers - bottled C Raheem this week after 42, 2, #### dropped 10k!

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Ouch - missing on Raz has been a killer for me

          GL mate

  14. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Piers Morgan just uploaded a picture of him and Sterlo from St Tropez

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Surprised he’s is already partying with 3 days to go

        1. Tinkermania
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Link please?

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Sorry I have no idea how to send a link from Instagram app. If you have it, just go to piers Morgan page

    2. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Just brought him intending to (c) him 🙁

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Is it a current photo though?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Looks like it is.

        Don’t think it’s an issue though

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          True, if I earned £350k a week I would either be working or holidaying 🙂

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Definitely isn’t a picture taken from today imo

            1. DAZZ
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              It is. The whole man city squad were given 2 days off. Laporte, Mendy have also been spotted on a beach.

            2. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              It is from today

            3. waterboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              It might just be today. See this link
              https://www.legion-media.ru/search/en/1/0x7B22736561726368626172223A2272616865656D20737465726C696E67222C226D61696E63617465676F7279223A22656469746F7269616C222C226F726465726279223A2231227D
              Pictures dated today in St Tropez and match against Watford dated 21st.
              Bill Hooks. I just 4 pointed him in.

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Pep gave them 2 days off

    5. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Daily Mail, so it must be true, says Mendy and Sterling both likely to be rested

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Sterling clearly will start

  15. Cojiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Final decision on FH. Have double Burnley defence (plus options mentioned below), triple city, Kane, Salah, Antonio- you know, the template. Which do you prefer?

    A) VVD, Mahrez and Ings
    B) Bardsley, Martial, Jesus

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A for me

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A - best option. May want to consider DSilva. Mahrez good if plays

      1. Cojiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Dilva already in

    4. Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks all

  16. Ashleyajolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I am six points behind 1st place with a triple captain chip and he has used all his chips!! I already swapped Fernandes to Sterling.

    My team;
    Martinez
    Tarkowski, Taylor (inj), Lundstram, Willian, pulisic, Sterling, foden KDB, rashford & Ings.

    Bench: De Gea, Doherty, Saiss, Jiménez.

    Vs

    Ederson, button, Doherty, aziplicuetta, Egan Tarkowski, Kidman, Fernandes, KDB Foden, Martial, Saka, Greenwood, Aubameyang, Vardy.

    A) do nothing
    B) transfer Saiss out for burnley defender 4pt hit.
    C) 8pt hit Doherty/Rashford out Kane/burnley defender in.

  17. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I think I'm addicted to hits lol, took a hit every week last 3 weeks, 6 since restart.

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I have never had 2 transfers...

  18. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Dont mean to get alarm bells ringing but... sterling is in Ibiza...

    https://mobile.twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/1286330814058434560

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      St Tropez*

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Literally on the beach.

    3. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It's two hours away.

    4. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      ...

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Repost fail - St tropez is in south of France 😉

  19. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A) Tark+Aurier+Pieters+Laca/Rash
    B) Long+Bardsley+Pieters+Auba

  20. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Sterling and Piers Morgan in St Tropez

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CC_abttn3XZ/?igshid=19unpomthbfe

  21. ankj70
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    pope
    Doherty Saiss TAA
    Salah KDB dilva martial Bruno
    Kane greenwood

    To fund Bruno > sterling:

    1) Salah -> Pulisic? (Keeps TAA and Martial)
    2) TAA -> mings (Keeps salah and Martial)
    3) Martial -> Trezeguet (Keeps salah & TAA)

  22. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Foden to (upto 9.2)
    1. Mahrez
    2. Dilva
    3. anyone else

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      1

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      1

  23. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A. Doherty to VVD
    B. Vardy to Ings
    C. Doherty & Vardy to Kane & Aurier (-4)
    D. Foden & Vardy to Dilva & Ings (-4)

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      D

  24. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    -8 on Wan-B or just go with the flow??

  25. OleGGMU
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Players with Martial+ Bruno + Greenwood
    Will you be playing all 3?
    currently playing Martial+Bruno but strongly considering playing Bruno+Green instead for higher Baps potential should either score. Martial seems to not be liked by the baps team, attacking returns havent always given him baps and generally seems to get low baps ratings in games unless he gets more than 1 attacking return.

    Thoughts lads?

  26. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this squad?
    Vardy, Pulisic, Bruno out for a hit. I lead ML by 31; rival has FH.

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier
    Salah, Dilva, Sterling(TC), KDB
    Wood, Jimenez, Greenwood

    (Martin; Saiss, Douglas Luiz, Holgate)

    1. pettdogg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Im in the same position as you leading by 35 points rival has free hit nail biting stuff. I cant see past kane this week thinking of taking a hit myself to get him in to captain.

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        He's definitely an option. But, in this setup, my fourth mid would be ~6.5. Not ideal. I'm just trying to present my thoughts in a different manner here, rather than showing off 6+ different options.

  27. simong1
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which team is strongest?

    A)

    Martinez
    Aurier Long Robbo
    Silva Sterling Mahrez Martial Salah
    Kane Ings

    B)

    Martinez
    Aurier Long Pieters
    Silva Sterling Mahrez Salah
    Kane Auba Ings

    C)

    Martinez
    Bardsley Long Pieters
    Silva Sterling Mahrez Martial Salah
    Kane Auba

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Still A

    2. pettdogg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B looks strong to me

    3. OleGGMU
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B, Burnley ( fingers crossed) get the CS, Auba+Ings should they score with definitely get baps compared to the Baps hated Martial whom needs hauls (more than 1 Atk return) it seems to get recognized

  28. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Final FH side - thoughts?

    Martinez
    TAA, Aurier, Pieters
    Salah, Sterling(c), KDB, Dilva(vc), Pulisic
    Kane, Greenwood

    Subs: Martin, Nketiah, Branthwaite, Williams

    1. toerag
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      v good

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not sure I’d have Greenwood on FH. I’m also a Martínez sceptic fwiw.

      Feels as if those two budget options are facilitating Mo and KdB. Both are of course more than decent calls - checks points tallies - but neither is lighting up the form table.

    3. Strchld
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Looks good for me.
      Only difference between mine is:
      I have Son and Long over yours Pulisic and Aurier

  29. Stryder05
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    60 pts ahead in ML, thoughts on Rashford & Bruno > Kane & Antonio (-4)?

    Got enough City cover already.

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Dangerous but could work well

    2. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I wouldn't.

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I would

  30. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Benching dilemma from hell. Neither Leicester's nor Chelsea's defense is great, but I don't really see anyone else to bench other than one of Jimi or Martial and I'm inclined to bench Jimi just because of the extra point for MFs' goals. Or maybe Vardy? Thoughts?

    Pope (McCarthy)
    TAA - Tarkowski - Doherty (Fernandez, Saiss)
    Bruno - DSilva - KdB - Pulisic - Martial
    Vardy - Greenwood (Jimi)

    0 FT, 0 ITB. 39 points down on my ML leader and 180K overall rating. Wouldn't be averse to hits if worth it.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I’d play Jim over Greenwood personally. Rather like Vardy who may be really quite differential given form and position in Golden Boot. It’s not as if United look great at the back

      Jim Vardy feels bizarrely off template