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FFS Cup

Prizes on offer as the 2020/21 FFS Cups open for entry

Our Fantasy Premier League cup competitions for the 2020/21 campaign are now open for entry and £300 in prizes are on offer in both tournaments.

We are launching our latest open-to-all tournament, along with a separate competition for Premium Members only.

START YOUR FREE, SEVEN-DAY PREMIUM MEMBERS TRIAL HERE

Sign-up for the open cup competition can be found here.

Premium Members can sign up to both tournaments, via the entry forms here and here.

The roll call of former FFS Open Cup winners looks like this: donnellycJontyGribudeGoonerdaveNinja_Fit_Saintssleeping masterMchWild RoverTdubb05 , CMIFLFCMarkLeon HarrisA Manager Has No NameSleepysiTH142EyedTurkMan-Chest-Heir, LOKOMOTIV, Philman and Powell.

As former winners, those listed will gain a bye to the first round of the tournament should they enter with the same username.

In our FFS Members Cup, our list of winners is as follows: WaltzingmatildasFuzzy DunlopKippax Kickers AcquafrescaTrigg Ola SvanheldMalaikat JahadrrcmcJay # and Pep Pig.

Again, those listed above will gain a bye to the first round proper of the Members Cup should they enter with the username listed.

If you’re new to our cup competitions, read on for an FAQ, offering all the details.

HOW DO THE CUP COMPETITIONS WORK?

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

Entrants who qualify for the first round will be 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 tie, the manager highest in the overall FPL rankings after the tie will progress.

WHEN DO THEY START?

The qualifying round for the Fantasy Football Scout Cup will take place in Gameweek 25, with the first round proper running in Gameweek 26.

The qualifying round for the Members Cup will take place a week later in Gameweek 26, with the first round running in Gameweek 27.

Fantasy managers can enter their teams in the Open Cup until 18:30 on Friday 19 February, while applications for the Members Cup are being accepted until 11:00 on Saturday 27 February.

Previous winners must enter with the same usernames listed above to gain their bye.

Entrants must have registered their teams in Fantasy Premier League ahead of Gameweek 1.

HOW DO I ENTER?

Enter the free-to-all FFS Open Cup via the entry form here.

Enter the FFS Members Cup via the entry form here. This form is only visible to Premium Members and you will need to log into the Premium Members’ Area to view the form.

You will be sent a confirmation email to verify your entry and you’ll be asked to confirm your FPL team ID at the point of entry. Your entry is only completed once you have confirmed your FPL team ID as part of the process. If your FPL team is incorrectly entered, we cannot amend this at a later date.

To check that you’re entered correctly, please scan the list of entries.

The open-to-all FFS Open Cup list is here.

The FFS Members Cup list is here.

HOW DO I FIND MY FPL TEAM ID?

Your FPL ID is your unique ID for your FPL team. This is found via your Gameweek History page – the link to which is found in the right-hand menu under your FPL team strip. When you visit your Gameweek History you will see a number in the URL (as opposed to the XXX below).

https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/XXX/history

Place this 1-7 digit number, or your Gameweek History URL, in the FPL ID field on the entry form.

WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF I’VE QUALIFIED?

Results from the Fantasy Football Scout Cup qualifying round will be published shortly after Gameweek 25 ends and then weekly, after the completion of each Gameweek, from that point on.

Results from the Members Cup qualifying round will be published shortly after Gameweek 26 ends and then weekly, after the completion of each Gameweek, from that point on.

WHAT IS THE GAMEWEEK SCHEDULE?

Both these cup competitions will be played out according to the following proposed Gameweek schedule, though this could be subject to change.

Fantasy Football Scout Open Cup Round Dates
  • Qualifying – Gameweek 25
  • Round 1 – Gameweek 26
  • Round 2 – Gameweek 27
  • Round 3 – Gameweek 28
  • Round 4 – Gameweek 29
  • Round 5 – Gameweek 30
  • Round 6 – Gameweek 31
  • Round 7 – Gameweek 32
  • Quarter-Final – Gameweek 33
  • Semi-Finals – Gameweek 34
  • Final and third place play-off – Gameweek 35
Fantasy Football Scout Members Cup Round Dates
  • Qualifying – Gameweek 26
  • Round 1 – Gameweek 27
  • Round 2 – Gameweek 28
  • Round 3 – Gameweek 29
  • Round 4 – Gameweek 30
  • Round 5 – Gameweek 31
  • Round 6 – Gameweek 32
  • Quarter-Final – Gameweek 33
  • Semi-Finals – Gameweek 34
  • Final and third-place play-off – Gameweek 35

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 both cups are as follows:

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

DO I HAVE TO ENTER IF I’M A PREVIOUS WINNER?

Yes, because your FPL team ID will have changed so we will need to record your entry again. As a previous winner, you will be given a bye to the first round proper.

DO I NEED TO BE REGISTERED WITH FANTASY FOOTBALL SCOUT?

We ask you to supply a Fantasy Football Scout username so we can feature you, as a member of our community, in any articles associated with the tournament.

Ideally, you will already have a username with us, but this is not essential to enter.

You must, however, supply a username for the purpose of the tournament so you can be identified in articles.

You must not change this username throughout the course of the tournament. Should you do so without permission, should you enter multiple teams, or if your FFS account comes under moderation for any reason, we reserve the right to remove you from a tournament at any stage.


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280 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    If Antonio and DCL are out, which are the are best 2 strikers to accompany Bamford this week?

    Ings & Kane coming in soon.

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Watkins and Cavani?

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Who are alternatives to DCL? Anyone considering Rich, King or Sigurdson

    1. M00N
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I'm honestly not really bothered about this Everton double, I'd rather go with Cavani, Rashford, or Ings if you're not WC'ing.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Ings

    3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I think Siggy is an interesting one, but doubt would be if he plays both.

    4. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I might get in Richarlison. His returns don't look good but he's been injured then returned with 4 cbs and will probably play up front over King

  3. M00N
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    I some how have Aina my team anyone know why he missed the last game, is it just down to them changing to a back 4? Is he likely to miss the next 2?

    Thinking of BB but need to know if he's worth keeping.

  4. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    bottomed sorry 🙁

    Is it worth getting Stirling in for Son this week to only get Son back again next GW?

    as i would be also doing a - 4 to get Dallas is for Mitchell too.

    1. M00N
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Everyone will be getting Dallas next week so I wouldn't get rid for a -4

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Sorry that was meant to say I will be doing Mitchell > Dallas for a - 4 next GW for Leeds DGW

        1. M00N
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          I'd probably make the switch, but Id keep Sterling for the 2 games and bring Dallas in for free.

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 17 days ago

            then bring Son in for GW26, sounds fair to me but not having Spurs cover is the risk i need to take i suppose ?

            1. M00N
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 17 days ago

              Yeah West Ham away isn't an easy fixture and it saves you 4 points.

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 17 days ago

                thanks for the advise Moon, GL mate

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Any news on Digne, DCL and Antonio?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      DCL out Sunday, back for City (likely). Digne sounds fine.

      1. CrouchDown
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        How does Digne sound fine?

  6. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Im planning salah, son to sterling(c) and rashford for a -8

  7. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    A) Cresswell (SHU h)
    B) Mee (CRY a, FUL h)

    For GW 24 consideration only (will be benched then shipped)

    1. Shipstontrev
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      B because he has 2 games.

    2. Rog.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah easily B

  8. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Salah, DCL to Sterling, Ings/Cavani?

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Yes and Cavani. Good moves

    2. Rog.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I’d do Ings ahead of next game week

  9. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    How likely are DCL, Dias and Antonio to play?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      DCL 20%
      Dias 80%
      Antonio 60%

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Digne?

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          you've asked like what he said is based on anything scientific.

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 17 days ago

            5%

      2. Shipstontrev
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Are you Ben Crayons in disguise?

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      just wait until press conferences

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      0.5%
      70%
      80%

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      DCL out Sunday, back for City (likely).

  10. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    If wildcarding in 26 would these be mad for a -4?. measn triply city & Burnley
    Stones > Pieters
    Soucek > Sterling
    DCL > Vdyra (Wood looks like hes out)

    Means have for this week:
    Pope
    Pieters / Cancelo / Maguire
    Salah / Son / Sterling (C) / Gundogan / Fernandes
    Vydra / Antonio

    McCarthy / Bamford / Targett / Dallas

    1. Shipstontrev
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Surely there is someone better than Vydra?

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        literally just from a price point. have exact money to do that and would be going for him in the hope that got maybe 100 mins over the double

        1. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          100 mins or 180 mins you would be lucky to get an attacking return

    2. Il Capitano
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Taylor looming for Pieters, Vydra is not an option

    3. gogs67
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Triple Burnley. Say that out loud to yourself!!

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        ha ha yep fair enough. was all to basically try and get sterling without losing Son!

        enough said!

        1. gogs67
          7 months, 17 days ago

          Maguire to Shaw would free up funds, but you are going to have to compromise. Agree that Son is a keeper.
          It's just BURNLEY lol. I'm seeing so many folk chopping their team up for this double GW and I think it may end in tears. Fair play if i'm wrong, I'll just drop down the OR!

    4. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      a -4 that includes Stones and Soucek out and Pieters and Vydra in

      Just take a minute to let that sink in

      If WC 26 then surely dont take the hit, Son out instead of Soucek (play him v SHU and then bnch him next week for Leeds lads). West Ham next week isnt great for Son either

      Also don't get Pieters as Taylor is "touch and go"

  11. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Guys you may be fed up with these questions, anyway seeking your suggestions.

    I have wc bb tc left. Would like to bb in 26 without using wc.

    Current squad.

    Martinez 4.0
    Digne dias cancelo kwp dallas
    Salah bruno son grealish gundo
    Dcl Antonio Bamford

    0.7itb 2ft.

    Plan is:

    Dcl 4.0 to Watkins pope free.

    Save next week and do antonio dallas pope to dcl/ings Rudiger 4.5 goal keeper for -4 in 26

    which will give me 14 dgw players plus Bamford.

    And then I can bring in 3 bgw players for 29 leaving me with 8 players which will be enough I guess. And then wc if needed the next week.

    How about this plan guys?TIA.

  12. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Im a real movie fan. I consider myself rather 'smart'. I enjoy movies like Inception, deeper meaning and kind of special.

    But the 2h30 watching Tenet just now really gave me a headache.

    Read many great reviews,
    but I found it very confusing, loud, not many likable characters and just too fast and unbelievable for my liking...

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Reviews I read were not kind so gave it a miss.
      Not a thumbs up then?

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Not for me it isnt, and I have a very broad liking for movies.

        It maybe is a smart, creative story. But if you cant follow or the story isnt compelling, it isnt a good movie imo.

        Way too unclear from the get go. After 30 min I was... Wth ? And after 2h30 it wasnt much better 😀

    2. Ram sey Coq uel in
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Am I missing something here, I thought this was a football forum , not a forum for reviews about films you’ve seen

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I agree. And not as clever as it thought it was. Thought Dark (first two series) did the whole time travel paradox thing a lot better

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I know the IMDB forums are closed, but come on fella

  13. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Another benching dilemma...

    Pick one to PLAY

    Son - mci
    Watkins - bha
    Bamford - ars

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      A

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Play Bambam

    3. fpl_tp95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Bamford

    4. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Same boat and I have Watkins on bench but it’s out of him and bammers

    5. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks all...

  14. fpl_tp95
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on Salah? I want rid to make funds for Kane in a couple weeks.

    Salah to Raphina and Johnstone to Pope this week. Followed by Antonio to Kane/maybe ings for 1 week.

    Good move? Silly to sell Salah?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Not silly, he and Liverpool have been mostly bobbins for weeks.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Been there done that, the West Ham away game was torture....

      Unless his EO massively drops he’s staying for me.

    3. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Keeping + happily reading lots of people getting rid

    4. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Not silly but a real tough move for me, if I do Salah to Sterling I can get Kane for free, if i do Soucek to Sterling then getting Kane gets very difficult without major surgery

      regrettably I suspect I will lose Salah and either get him back for Fulham if the nailed on cap option or on WC in gw30

      if you won't captain Salah and he isn't a big captaincy option, I think its ok to lose him for a few weeks

  15. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    I know it's a forum to discuss football but why ask about a player's injury or likelihood to play when we are hours away from hearing from the players actual manager

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Not everyone has nothing to do but to know times of press conferences so they come on here and quickly ask....

  16. The King
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Does anyone know when the Man city and Everton press conferences will be?

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Sometime before they kick off

      1. The King
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Thought it was usually on a Friday

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          That’s before kickoff isn’t it....Half 1 today I think they are

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      1.30 ba, you should have news around 2pm

  17. Babelcopter
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    So is this the safest way to go?

    GW 25 WC
    GW 26 BB
    GW 29 FH

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Hahah dammit

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Especially if DCL is out (and Antonio isn’t), I’m not really sure what to do here... 2FT 4.5 ITB. Largely happy with the team. Would consider Cavani if Antonio is out I suppose...

    Areola
    Cancelo Stones Digne* Mee
    Salah Bruno Son Gundogan(c)
    Antonio* Bamford
    ——————————————
    Martinez Watkins Soucek Dallas

    🙂 thanks

  19. edison
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    cut-off point for the 1st rd of the cup?