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. E25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Free hit team:
    A) Pulisic
    B) Antonio
    C) Other mid up to 7.5m

    Otherwise G2G?

    Martinez
    Pieters Long Bardsley
    Mane Mahrez Dilva Sterling Puli/Antonio
    Kane Auba

    Martin Connolly Branthwaite Lamptey
    0.2ITB

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      A

    2. Benteke Fried Chicken
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      A) can’t trust Antonio minutes/integrity since they are safe. Might get an early rest on place of some of those players they have sat on bench like Haller/Lanzini/Yarmalenko/Felipe Anderson.

      1. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers. That's def a risk!

    3. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      B

    4. toerag
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      a

    5. AiAiCaptain
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      B for me

      1. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Seems pretty split... a bit like my mind is on this one!

    6. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      B all the way. Antonio won't be rested. Anderson and Yarmolenko probably leaving West Ham this summer. He is their star player. Moyes said the goal is to reach 40 pts. They will do their best to thrash Villa. Last match day is always fun in PL. Nothing to lose. Wolves will be tight at the back and Chelsea has VERY BIG problems against teams who play like this. I doubt they will score a goal on Sunday.

      1. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        This is the kind of advice I wanted - somewhat reckless - exactly what I need to do to save my season (or crash and burn). Cheers

  2. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    OR 76k, first in my ML with my rival 52 points behind.
    BB for GW38

    What to do?:

    A) Take -4 and go fora better OR rank assuring my place in ML

    B) Take -12 and enjoy the party

    1. toerag
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      get a big score and say"look at meee"

    2. Mr. Funny Name
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      I was 45 ahead in my work mini league 2 years ago going into final day, took hits for fun and ended up losing by a point. Don’t take any risks lol

    3. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      52 and you have BB? That's about as safe as you can get... assuming rival doesnt have any chips!?
      Still, I would try and go for rank and not take a -12

  3. Pad Randa
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Lost on last:

    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. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Vardy + Jimi -> Kane (c) and someone.

      1. Pad Randa
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Are CP really that bad? That'd be a -8 and a removal of captaincy from KdB home to Norwich (which I could see being something like Chelsea-Wigan all these years back).

        1. E25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          CP have some of the worst defensive stats since restart and have injuries everywhere.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Why would you not bench Greenwood?

      1. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        This

      2. Pad Randa
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Also a good point.

    3. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Very similar front 8 and I'm benching Greenwood. Jimi is pivotal for Wolves goals and Chelsea defence is a joke.

      1. Davemc23
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Jimi on pens too

    4. Benteke Fried Chicken
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      I’m benching Jimi. Will be painful but usually when he performs it’s like a 7-9 pointer max. Won’t be too painful. Could be a cagey affair and the odd goal wins it.

  4. AiAiCaptain
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    A) TAA + Mahrez
    or
    B) Aurier + KDB?

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      A

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      A

    3. toerag
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      hmmm A

    4. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      A

    5. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      a

  5. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Please help what should I do!
    2.0 ITB and 1FT

    McCarthy Allison
    Trent Doherty C.Taylor Lascelles Justin
    Sterling Foden Tony Bruno Salah
    Ings Greenwood Wood.

    1. screamer73
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno or Martial to Dilva?

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Dohery to Tarko

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      bruno to dilva

  6. Amey
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Do we need bench on FH ??
    Can afford something i like but trash bench

    1. screamer73
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Good to keep one confirmed starter (ideally defender), in case one of your players don't make it. Rest can be fodder. Can you help out below?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks mate
        What would you choose ?

        Pope Peiters (Good bench)
        OR
        McCarthy Aurier (Trash bench)

        1. screamer73
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          A if Pope Aurier not possible.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Pope Aurier isn't possible sadly

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Martinez Aurier an option?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            It is

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Bench will look good too all of a sudden 😀

  7. screamer73
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Guys, need help. Which one?
    A Ings
    B Kane (-4)

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      You need a brace from Kane to make hit worthwhile so I would stay with Ings

    2. AiAiCaptain
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Probably Kane (-4), but I prefer both

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Ings for sure !

    4. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Kane could score 4 more than Ings. But I think a -EV play in the long run. A.

    5. screamer73
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks guys!

    6. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      a

    7. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Tottenham have won 1-0 the last 3 PL games away against Palace..dont see why everyone fancy Kane tbh at least not for -4..

  8. toerag
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    final FH - for tonight , going to work soon

    Pope
    TAA, Aurier, Tarkowski,
    Salah, Sterling(c), Dilva, Pulisic Martial
    Kane, Greenwood

    subs: Ayew, Branthwaite, williams

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      I like it!

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Downgrade Ayew and Tarkowski

    3. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Too much cash in defense and on bench for me.

  9. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Which do you prefer between A and B?

    A Bruno and D Silva or
    B Martial and Mahrez

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Mahrez and DSilva

      1. Kuzser
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        This. from your options A

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Not one of the options I gave. Already have 2 City

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          A. Martial away stats are not that impressive, even since restart.

    2. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Martial and Silva is best option imho

      1. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Martial has lately been better than Bruno, so why would you pick tired Bruno over him now?

  10. Mr. Funny Name
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    A or B folks;

    A) Martial -> Sterling (c)
    B) Guendouzi -> Dilva (c) (and bench Greenwood)

    1. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      A is tempting

    2. AiAiCaptain
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      A if you are defending, B if you are chasing

  11. Kuzser
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Chasing 20 pts. ML leader's key differentials are Salah and Auba.

    What shall I do with 2ft here guys?
    1) Vardy KdB Taa -> Kane/Auba Sterling Pieters for -4
    2) Vardy KdB -> Wood/Ings Sterling
    3) Vardy Willian Doherty -> Wood Sterling Pieters for -4
    4) Vardy Willian -> Kane/Auba Dilva
    5) Vardy Willian KdB-> Ings Mane Dilva for -4

    McCarthy
    TAA - Doherty - Baldock
    KdB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Martial - Willian
    Jimenez - Vardy

    Subs: Greenwood Lascelles Lund. Krul

    1. Davemc23
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      4

  12. simong1
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Which team is strongest on FH?

    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. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      C

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      A

    3. AiAiCaptain
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      A is my team, except I have TAA and double Burnley in defence

  13. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Are either worthwhile moves?

    Doherty > TAA (- 4)
    OR
    Sais > Burnley def (- 4)

    6 points behind in ML

  14. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Is there a Scoutcast this week?

    1. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Or has there already been one

  15. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Auba > Wood

    ''Arsenal striker Aubameyang WANTS Barcelona move
    Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang WANTS to join Barcelona this summer.
    Mundo Deportivo says Aubameyang plans to reject a £250,000-a-week contract extension and ask to be allowed to join Barcelona should they come calling.''

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      And why wouldn't he? Sure, Arsenal are going in the right direction under Arteta, but Auba is too good for a mid-table team.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Not that he'd go to City, but imagine the number of goals he would get there

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Or at Pool
          Or at United
          😮

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 3 days ago

            The fact that u put united there with city and pool....

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              Makes them 3rd team ..
              Looks at table 😮

        2. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Imagine the same City, but with Auba instead of Jesus....

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Bloodbath every GW

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      They know it all the time tbh.

  16. MarcusAurelius
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Shall I use my FT transfer or keep team as it is? I can’t see any obvious transfers.... leading my ML by 16 points and guy below me has BB. Any suggestions? Would be willing to take a -4 if needs be.

    1FT - 0.3 in the bank

    Martinez
    Doherty Egan Laporte
    KDB Bruno Martial Salah Sterling
    Ings Greenwood

    Martin Connolly Targett Lascelles

    1. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Martial > Dilva

      1. MarcusAurelius
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        I thought of that bit already have 3 city. Would have to lose Laporte and that makes it a -4

        1. MarcusAurelius
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          But

  17. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    A) Salah ----> Sterling

    B) Bruno -----> Mahrez

    C) Bruno and KDB -------> Sterling and Richarlison (-4)

    Already have dilva..

  18. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Do you think that Villa will take a point on Sunday?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Sure, means Watford have to win. 1-1

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers.

  19. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Cheers guys, need your opinion. Trailing my rival with 17pts and he has TC available. How is this for a FH team? Trying to go not to maverick, but with enough differentials to cover that 17pts and most certainly sterling TC

    Pope
    Trent*/Digne*/Pieters
    Salah*/Sterling(c)/Mahrez*/Dilva*/Martial*
    Kane*/Greenwood*

    Martin/Nketiah/Brantweith/3.9

    * - differentials

  20. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Nothing to play for apart from minor league place.....3.6mitb.

    A....kdb to sterling

    B...foden and jiminez to sterling and fodder (352) - 4

    C.....kdb jiminez and maguire to sterling kane and bwilliams - 8

    Hendo Mccarthy
    Taa maguire boly stephens soy
    Kdb foden pulisic bruno martial
    Jesus jiminez wood

    Thanks

  21. jbasma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Who to get in?
    A)Fernandes
    B) Martial
    C) Silva

    1. Kno
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      silva out of that lot.

    2. Strchld
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Easy Dilva

    3. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Easy C

  22. Dele
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Do these transfers look good...

    Doherty, Bruno, Jesus >>> Tarkowski, Mahrez, Kane for a hit?

    Yay or nay?

  23. Doctor Evil
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Is Son Captain a bad choice?

    None of the 3 teams above me In my money mini league have him so big differential if he goes off no?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Could work nicely - a very decent Hail Mary call imo

    2. jbasma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Big differensial, but bit of a gamble. Spurs and Mourinho would be happy winning 1-0

  24. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Mods, can we have a dedicated FH RMT hot topic?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      It's too late to restore order now

  25. arkom
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Ederson
    TAA / Bardsley / Doherty
    KDB / Salah / Bruno / Pulisic
    Greenwood / Rashford / Jimenez

    Foden / Saiss / Taylor

    2 FT
    0,3£ ITB

    Any ideas for transfers?

  26. Kno
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    This feels a bit templaty with a couple of punts. Is it insane to not go three city? It kinda feels like it

    Martinez
    Aurier Alderweid Pieters (trash trash)
    Raz Dilva Martial Antonio Salah
    Kane Auba (nketiah)

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Well, Norwich kept free-scoring Chelsea down to one so maybe a couple of good City is enough, nice side.

  27. barton fc
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Wanna captain sterling, already own ederson, KDB and jesus. Best way to get him in?

    A) Salah + jesus > sterling +kane
    B) Fernandes + jesus > sterling + ings
    C) Fernandes + KDB > sterling + Antonio

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      C and pray.

      1. barton fc
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        C looks the best to me but with kevin so highly owned seams risky

    2. jbasma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      A

    3. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      B

  28. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Is this crazy or not? Would you do it?
    KDB+Bruno—>DSilva+Salah, -4
    Thanks.

  29. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Looking at differentials is Rich a live contender? He’s got a decently high ceiling, low ownership and a prime fixture. Scored last time out too.

    1. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Everton have nothing to play for...

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        So

        Palace Bournemouth finished 5-3 last season both were midtable safe

        Teams with something to play for can tighten up. Liverpool on the beach made it a 5-3 last night too

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      I think he is one of the best options for a ‘super differential’

  30. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Cleansheet odds somewhere? Where can I find them?