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.

FPL Lessons Learned From Gameweek 37+

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99. A FREE trial is now available during December.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,167 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gomez123
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy & Bruno to Kane & D Silva for free??
    would give me this
    Martinez
    TAA Aurier Egan
    Salah KDB Mahrez Martial D Silva
    Kane & Greenwood

    1. Benteke Fried Chicken
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Yes and captain Dilva

      1. gomez123
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        thanks will do it i think

    2. Davemc23
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Fo sho

  2. Benteke Fried Chicken
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    For free, if you could have only 1 out of mahrez and Antonio Who would you pick?!

    Selling Bruno.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Mahrez

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Both good picks but Mahrez all things considered

  3. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    After this tight schedule, next season between gws is going to feel like forever..

  4. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Is this mad to take a -12. Not really playing for anything (solid 3rd in ML):

    TAA + Doherty + Soucek + Jimenez
    to
    Bardsley + fodder + D.Silva + Kane (triple Bur def!)

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Whenever i take a mad hit, i look at outgoing players & incoming players & decide if incoming players are explosive enough to repay hit in one GW.

      I see Taa haul
      I see Dilva Kane haul

      If you're going to © anyone of later , go for it

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      I took a -12 hit last GW and got 109 points. Hits can pay off sometimes.

  5. TheZhar
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 26 days ago

    On a FH trying to make up 25 points with differentials on a mini league rival (team below).

    My proposed team:

    Pope
    Aurier - Pieters - Walker
    Dilva (C) - Son - Sterling - Richarlison - Pulisic
    Kane - Auba
    (Greenwood, B. Williams, N. Williams)

    Rival team:
    Pope
    AWB - TAA - Pieters
    Salah - KDB - Fernandes - Mahrez
    Greenwood - Ings - Jimenez

    Thoughts?

    1. Davemc23
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      I'm not a fan of walker so I would probably downgrade him richarlison to Antonio and do walker > TAA. Also, Sterling captain?

  6. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Which option scores more:
    A)Vardy VVD
    B)Kane AWB

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Don’t think the defence is relevant - I’d go Kane over Vardy but still expect Vardy to score

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      B

  7. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Help guys

    Would you rather have

    A Bruno & Vardy +4
    B D Silva & Kane

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      B

  8. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Thinking of shifting Woods to Ings for -4 ?

    Ings will be going flat out to score against SHU who have nothing to play for whereas Burnley will be concentrating on not conceding

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      SU are pretty solid right now - also don’t have the feel of a team that is going to let their hair down or have a game plan if they did

      I’d hold

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      I don't agree with pingi. Think Ings will haul

  9. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Bring on Sunday already...

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      I'm giving Mahrez last chance of redemption

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        It's tricky between him and Dilva

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          I'm going for both now alongside raz

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            One of the big names benchings will make things easier.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              If anyone it'll be Jesus IMO
              Played full game

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Perhaps I do go for the Mahrez option too then 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          He has failed me so many times. I'm giving him another go 😀

  10. Amey
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Simple A Or B
    No matter what other players in my team.

    A. Pope Pieters
    B. Martinez Aurier

    Currently leaning towards B. Leaves me with no Burnley Defense

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      B

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks mate

    2. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Nothing more annoying than Pope getting a CS and missing out on a Burnley CS

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        I'm used to it tbh 😀
        A for you then

        Thanks

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      A

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Burnley solidity better than Aurier attacking potential ?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Pieters is OOP too. No?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            No more mate with Taylor injury he's lb

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      B has the bigger upside I guess with Aurier.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        That's what i feel too.
        Palace leaked both goals from right flank vs Wolves

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Yep that’s it

          Not especially confident of Martínez mind.

          How you setting up? Going for it in midfield? A place for a differential there?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Martinez
            Taa Robbo Aurier
            Martial Dilva Mahrez Son Raz©
            Auba Ings

            Branthwaite Williams

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              🙂

              Like it a lot. Auba’s stock seens through the floor right now on here. Prefer Kane but it’s 50:50 really

              Punting I’d go Rich over Martial. Don’t see Leicester capitulating but Bournemouth easily could

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Sonny Aurier gives enough spurs tbh
                Auba haul isn't out of question right ??

                Bournemouth will beat Everton to nil IMO bro.

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Auba haul is very much on the cards.

                  First goal in Villa Bournemouth Watford games could lead to a landslide as they chase the games.

                  Just have the feeling Deeney will get the first one in that match though 🙂

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Martinez in my team 😀
                    Couldn't write better script
                    Actually i can see him missing pen
                    He's stupid
                    Always hit them hard center

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      A is Safe. B is more fun / risky

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Thank you sir !
        I'm leaning towards B.
        Will have to hope seagulls turning up vs Burnley

    6. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      B

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks mate
        Regarding your oost below, can see Robbo outscoring Antonio

    7. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      B Seig Heil!

  11. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Hello guys, need some help here which option should I choose ?
    A) Saiss to Pieters
    B) Pulisic to D. Silva
    C) Jesus to Ings
    D) something else?

    Martinez/Button
    VVD/Lascelles/Digne/Saiss/Simpson
    Salah /Kdb/Fernandes/Guendouzi/Pulisic
    Greenwood /Rashford/Jesus
    1ft 0.7 itb

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      B

    2. ZAWAd25
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      A or B

      1. Davemc23
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Bruno > Dilva and Rashy > Kane

  12. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Top of my ML by only 11 points and runner up is using FH. I need y’all help to secure that spot.
    1FT , 0 itb
    Pope
    TAA Saiss Maguire
    Sterling (C) KDB Mane Bruno
    Ings Jesus Greenwood

    (Button Lascelles Guendouzi 3.9)

    A) Saiss > Burnley def
    B) Take a hit to bring in Kane/Dilva
    C) other suggestions?

  13. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Martinez
    Digne • Pieters • Lamptey
    Mo • Raz(TC) • KDB • Bruno • Dilva
    Rashford • Greenwood
    (3.9 / Jimmy / Lascelles / 3.9)

    Was only 1 off top 1k yesterday but now I’m 22 pts behind. Can I scrape it?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      No

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Oof. If I had captained Sterling I would’ve but I went safe with Bruno. Pisses me off so much

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Difficult with loads of FH chips being played, but not impossible. I have been stuck at around 5K rank for past 3 GWs, I'll take a top 5K finish.

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            TC is more advantageous than FH in his situation. He already has a good team. If things go his way, it's possible.

            1. Davemc23
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              If TC works out you easily could. I would play Jimi over Greenwood though

  14. simong1
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    A or B?

    A) TAA and double BUR defence
    B) Robbo, Aurier and 1 BUR defender

    1. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 26 days ago

      If you have pope in net. Maybe B? But if not i would go A. TAA is always a threat for big points.

      1. simong1
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Have Martinez in net. Only thing is my ML rival has TAA so worth going Robbo to counteract him?

        1. Apwilkin
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 26 days ago

          If you are chasing. It might be worth it.

  15. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    BB in GW38 with 1 FT + 0.7 ITB and 2 City players.

    Pope - Henderson
    TAA - Robbo - Doherty - Garcia - Pieters
    Salah - KDB - Fernandes - Martial - Saka
    Vardy - Ings - Greenwood

    Considering 3rd player from City and here are options.

    A) Vardy -> Jesus ... straightforward move, but I'm doubt if he will return points (not even sure if he will start)

    B) Salah + Vardy -> Sterling + Kane (or Auba) .. -4 is required, but it looks like two explosive are added into the BB squad.

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      I'm starting to seriously consider bringing Vardy in on my FH fwiw...

      LEI-UTD might be more goalfest than cagey draw since that suits both teams more.

  16. Apwilkin
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Very tight race in my league for number 1. Ive got a very small 3 pt lead heading into final GW, so am feeling pretty reluctant to take any hits (-4 tops).

    0.6mill in the bank, 1 FT
    Pope
    TAA-Doherty-Egan
    Martial-Pulisic-KDB-Salah
    Rash-Vardy-Greenwood

    Martin-Aurier-Holgate-Guendozi

    I think my main target would be Dilva. Maybe Kane? Ive had zero luck with spurs this season so not really sold on Kane. I wouldn’t be shocked if they blanked this last week. Any thoughts?

  17. QUEN
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Yay or nay

    Doherty rashford foden > sterling wood/dcl and pieters -4. Would love D Silva for Mahrez but that’s a -8 then

    Will TC sterling

    Martinez
    Doherty Trent aurier
    Mane fernandes kdb Mahrez foden
    Giroud rashford

  18. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Are these moves worth a -4?

    ASM & KDB > Son & Sterling

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Definitely.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Have Sterling but considering Son for free.

      I'd say yes and cap Sterling.

  19. AD2110
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    This is driving me crazy....who do I ship out to get Sterling on a free hit? 0 ITB

    A) KDB + Bruno —> Sterling + Antonio
    B) Bruno + Ings —> Sterling + Nketiah (play Greenwood)

    Martinez, (Martin)
    TAA, Aurier, Pieters, (Bardsley, Lamptey)
    Salah, KDB, D.Silva, Son, Bruno
    Auba, Ings, (Greenwood)

    Any other suggestions appreciated!

    1. Davemc23
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      A

  20. Albert_Luque
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    On FH

    A: Mahrez and Antonio
    B: Martial and Pulisic

    1. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 26 days ago

      B

    2. Sailboats
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      B

      1. Davemc23
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        A

  21. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    I lead ML by 31. Comes down to my TC vs. rival's FH.

    1) Vardy, Bruno > Kane, Dilva (TC Kane)

    2) Vardy, Doherty > Kane, Pieters (TC Kane)

    3) City x3: Vardy, Pulisic, Bruno > Wood, Dilva, Sterling (-4 - TC Raz)

    In squad already: Greenwood, Jimenez, KDB, Salah, Saiss

  22. joker14
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Posing to anyone who watched the Spurs vs Leicester match, was Leicester's defence that bad?
      Noticed that they conceded all 3 goals from their right, therefore considering to keep Rashford instead of getting Jesus.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Norwich not going to know which way mate.

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        I’m keeping Bruno and Trashford, Lei looking vulnerable

      3. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Their defence was really terrible, could have conceded even more, they had no pace at all. But United attack was also quite bad so difficult decision.

        1. Davemc23
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          I agree. Pace was a huge issue but they made the mistake of playing a high line. Doubt they will do that again. I can see them keeping it tight, sitting deep and hoping to hit united on the break

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Yeah it could be. I think it will depend on whether United scores a goal in the 1st half.

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Martial captain more or less ruined my season. Top 100k a pipe dream at this point ... Season over..

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        at least you didn't captain Bruno!

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        How many points off are you now?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          no idea... 60k people in the way

    • melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      What to do this week? I have 1FT and 0.2 ITB , No FH

      Martinez, (Martin)
      TAA, Doherty, Tark, (J.Robinson, Ngakia)
      Mane, KDB, Bruno, Martial, (Guendouzi)
      Vardy, Jimi, Greenwood

      Thanks

      1. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Bruno to D.Silva and Vardy to Kane if you can afford

        1. Davemc23
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Agree

    • waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      If chasing
      A) kdb and antonio
      B) mane and foden

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Why are these 2 only options ??

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Think I'm set on the rest :
          Martinez
          TAA Dawson pieters
          Salah sterling dilva
          Kane greenwood

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            KDB Robbo

    • ZAWAd25
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      1FT , 0 itb
      Pope
      TAA Saiss Maguire
      Sterling (C) KDB Mane Bruno
      Ings Jesus Greenwood

      (Button Lascelles Guendouzi 3.9)

      A) Saiss > Burnley def
      B) Take a hit to bring in Kane/Dilva
      C) other suggestions?

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        a

    • jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Which one?

      A) Vardy to Jesus
      B) Willian to DSilva
      C) both for -4pts
      D) Sarr, Willian + Vardy to Sterling DSilva + 4.4m forward -8pts

      Currently on C but unsure... thoughts?

      Cheers guys

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      So I guess not having Sterlo is a huge differential.

      Got KDB Mahrez already. Since I don’t wanna take a hit, thinking Willian ➡ Dilva

      1. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Depending on line ups, could have covered yourself with those 3

    • Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Vardy/ KdB -> Kane/ sterling for free? Yay or nay

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Selling could massively backfire

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          KDB*

      2. Davemc23
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        It's a yes from me

    • Ian Davis
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Best sub 6.0 striker for this weekend? Currently on Jay Rodriguez

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        greenwood

        1. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          This, depending on other Utd assets