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

    Does anyone think lacazette will start this week?

    1. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Why not? Should start

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

        had an absolute stinker last time out and got dragged +auba back

    2. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I am stuck with him and no bench. I don't think he will play.

    3. Miro
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Don't think he starts this week

  2. Visionaries
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on this 1st WC draft. I like it, not sure whether to activate yet though.

    Areola
    James, Lowton, Cancelo, Wan B
    Gundog, Rash, Sterling, Bruno
    Rich, Werner

    Martinez, Bamford, Strujik, Lookman
    1.5 ITB

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Do you have to go this week? Team has "powers of mind and strength, skill and speed, powers to accomplish the greatest of deeds", but I'd be reluctant to pull the trigger until we know for sure what is happening.

      Spurs plan?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Werner though

      1. Visionaries
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah, 1 or 2 week punt. Want a Chelsea attacker.
        Have 1.5 to upgrade

  3. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Son does well against City, I'm keeping him for the moment

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

      If Spurs score it will be him. These games suit him.

  4. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Martinez
    Cancelo Dias Lowton Cresswell
    Salah Bruno Grealish Gündo
    DCL Antonio

    (Steer Bamford Son Mitchell)

    I've decided I will take a -8 hit to Bench Boost either this week or next week before I use my WC for GW26.
    Which option looks better?

    A) BB24
    - DCL, Steer & Mitchell ➡️ Pope, Mee & Watkins -8 this week
    - Son & Antonio ➡️ Ings & Raphinha -4 in GW25

    B) BB25
    - DCL ➡️ Ings this week
    - Son, Steer & Mitchell ➡️ Raphinha, Dallas & McCarthy -8 in GW25

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

      Why not WC now or next week and BB gwk 26?!

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

        And save -8!

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

      Don't force it. Can always play later. I don't like any of the options tbh Karan

  5. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    As if I'm thinking of going back to Phil Foden. Soucek out and roll the other FT.

  6. Kuzser
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Will appreciate your thoughts guys on what to do with 2ft and 2.6itb? Scared of going Gundo-less.
    1) Barnes Coufal -> Rash Taylor/lowton. Keep current 3 City assets
    2) #1 and Sterling -> Gundo for -4 for security of starts
    3) Barnes Cancelo/Stones -> Gundo Mee. Double up on City attack and get Bur def
    4) Sterling Barnes Johnstone -> Gundo Rash Pope for -4
    5) Dcl Johnstone -> Cavani Pope, bench Barnes

    Team is:
    Martinez
    Stones - Coufal - Cancelo
    Son - Bruno - Sterling - Barnes - Raphinha
    Laca - Antonio

    Johnstone, Justin, Dallas, Dcl

  7. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Anyone else going to try get a good bench boost this week then WC out of it next week focusing on the starting 11. Can get 5 players from Leeds / Southampton and 11 DGW’s for 26 aswell as TC Kane. Triple Villa, Spurs and Leeds for 29 too

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I am trying,2 FT and so many injury doubts

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I might BB this week but depends on news on DCL and Antonio

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        both don't play for a couple of days so maybe no update before deadline

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Too risky then.

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

      Probably would but have 2 duds and too many yellow flags. Think WC25 and BB26 for me

  8. Amey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    FFS Cup .. Nostalgia ...
    Bloody Mariappa !!

  9. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    If DCL fit would you BB following?

    Ramsdale (whu)
    Taylor (double, maybe not fit)
    Holding (lee)
    Soucek (SHU)

    1. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No, Taylor not likely to play

  10. Gharvey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    My hunch for what it’s worth:

    DCL plays one game
    Dias plays both games
    Pope plays both games
    Sterling plays about 100 mins over two games
    Antonio misses out
    Justin plays

  11. Rbyrne95
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Have my base WC team made and played. It's in prep for DGW 26. Stuck with final three combinations tbh and want Kane in DGW 26

    A) Stones, Grealish, Adams?
    B) Stones, Raphina, Cavani/Ings
    C) Cancelo/Dias, Raphina and Cavani/Watkins/Adams?

    So much possibilities man. Already got 2x city midfield; Shaw/Fernandes and Dallas from respective clubs

  12. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is Pieters nailed?

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

      No

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Not when Taylor comes back, and Taylor's back soon.

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

      Only till Touch and go Taylor is back

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

        Touch and go Taylor is a really unfortunate nickname

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

          His name can't be added with extra Y unfortunately for Sean ...
          He likes his Popey,Woody,Barnsey etc 😀

  13. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Cheers for organising - GL to all non-lurkers! 😀

  14. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    bench 1

    son
    barnes
    antonio

  15. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Lads, I'd love to hear your much needed thoughts here. With the current injury crises, do I have to use my FT or can I afford to risk with this lot:

    Pope
    Dias*, Stones, Digne*, Cresswell
    Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gündogan
    DCL*, Antonio*

    Martinez, Watkins, Soucek, Dallas

    1. Wicked Weapon
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I think the general advice is that if you're chasing, then no point in risking and playing injured players.

    2. MCM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Just had a trip down memory lane on the old Wayback machine to look at previous versions of the FPL website. Have to say the layout between 2012-2014 was my favourite. But 2010/11 layout feels very nostalgic. FFS way back in 2010 also brings back nostalgic feelings!

    3. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Which of these three look better you? (WC team)

      A) Areola/Stones/Shaw/Ings
      B) Areola/Cancelo/AWB/Watkins
      C) Pope/Cancelo/Shaw/Watkins

      1. Il Capitano
          2 months, 2 days ago

          C

      2. Wicked Weapon
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Martinez, Johnstone
          Robbo, Cancelo, Coufal, Stones, Justin*
          Gundogan, Bruno, Salah, Saka, Soucek
          Bamford, DCL*, Wilson*

          2FTs and 4.8 ITB

          I will of course wait for pressers to make my final moves, but any suggestions in the meanwhile ?

          1. Migs1906
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I have a very similar team. Looking to ship out Wilson as the priority. Question is: Kane, Watkins, Ings, or even a more punty Werner.
              Kane will have to replace to DCL for me for cash reasons, so will leave it a week, hoping DCL will play.
              Watkins has decent fixtures, decent form and is due some DGWs.
              Ings, im expecting southampton to improve with the return of their injured players, DGW coming up and decent fixtures, but would stop me being able to bring in Kane next week.
              Werner, a bit more of a punt on an improving Chelsea, fixtures a bit of a mixed bag. I think a bit too risky at this stage.

              So will likely do Wilson to Watkins and look to bring in Kane next week. With your team and ITB I would be considering Saka/Soucek to Son, particularly given Ars and Whu's upcoming fixtures. Another option is Robbo to Dallas for the upcoming Leeds DGW which would also release some funds to bring in Kane.

              1. Wicked Weapon
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Thanks for the detailed response mate!

                  I certainly prefer Wilson to either Kane/Watkins, maybe even Ings but not Werner.

                  Currently I am also thinking of the same moves you suggested, either Soucek > Son or Robbo > Dallas/Shaw.

            • DK_13
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Will WC and have absolutely no bench cover(dead bench)

              A) play laca

              B)laca to richalison (-4)

              1. M00N
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                You think Laca starts and plays more than 60 mins? I've got him and like the Leeds fixture, but worried about him not starting given he was subbed early and Auba is back. Not sure if its worth a -4 though.

                1. DK_13
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Not really. That's why it's so hard. Laca 0 and rich 2 appearances is break even.
                  But if laca plays I expect him to get something against leeds

            • winchester
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Good day lads! have 1 ft and 2.3m itb. wc bb tc available

                pope
                dias cancelo coufal dallas
                bruno salah gundo son
                antonio bamford

                martinez adams soucek taylor

                save ft? is taylor fit or should i do i.e. taylor -> mee? or any other moves? cheers.

              • Aster
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  De Gea

                  Dias-Cancelo-Shaw- Mee (Dallas9)

                  Sterling-Saka-Soucek-Bruno (Son)

                  Dcl-Antonio (Bamford)

                  1 ft

                  A) Bench Dias, play Son, replace DCL with Bamford

                  B) Sell DCL, buy Cavani, play Antonio, Cavani and Son

                  C) Sell DCL, buy Cavani, play Antonio, Cavani and Bamford (bench Son)

                  What do you think?

                • Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  This place is going to melt down at just after 1:30pm GMT!

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    are we getting extra WC?

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      I really don't fancy a WC situation - too much of a headache to start again!

                      Just a tiny bit of clarity re. Dias, Antonio and DCL - that's all 😀

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

                    Happens even when Justin gets 3 BPS tbh !

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      True!

                      I've never even owned the guy!

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

                        same

                    2. Wicked Weapon
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Also when either of Soucek or Bamford haul

                      • hullcityfan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Or when Grealish goes 10 minutes without scoring/assisting

                  3. DV8R
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Is it worth using bench boost this GW with the following:

                    Mccarthy, Son, Coufal, Dallas

                    Or save for GW26?

                    1. Tsparkes10
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      I think I would mate

                  4. Tshelby
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    I'm stuck for this weekend.. Don't know what to do..
                    Maybe this?

                    GW24: Stones/Dias, Soucek, Alioski -> Mee, Gundogan, Dallas (-4)
                    GW25: Sterling -> Son (to been see next week)

                    1. Tsparkes10
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Hmmm looks decent but not too sure tbh

                      1. Tshelby
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Yeah I know.. I could play it safe and just do Coufal to Mee or something but don't know if I really want that..

                  5. Tsparkes10
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    No idea what to do? Tempted by sterling , gundo and ings? 2FT 0.1itb

                    Martinez
                    Mee Dias Stones
                    Son Bruno Greal Salah
                    Bamford DCL Antonio
                    (Johnstone, Raph, Dallas, Justin)

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Salah to Sterling and save other FT

                      1. Tshelby
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        +1

                    2. M00N
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Need to know how DCL and Antonio are really. DCL to Ings looks good if he's out, not sure who you would sacrifice for Sterling or Gundo, Salah?

                      1. Tsparkes10
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Thinking Salah, DCL to Sterling, Ings tbh

                  6. Jack Burton
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Just a quick one Coufal to Lowton then Anguissa to Sterling for a minus 4 means I can keep Son or just do Son to sterling for free going to WC next week thanks in advance

                    1. Tsparkes10
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Coufal, Anguissa to Lowton, Sterling (-4) are great moves

                      1. Jack Burton
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Yeah tempting mate thanks and good luck

                    2. Chrisitis
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Coufal > Lowton -4?
                      What can you possibly earn?

                      1. Jack Burton
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        I'm 0.1 short of Anguissa to Sterling only way really of getting Sterling otherwise is Son to Sterling for free

                      2. Jack Burton
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        I get to keep son

                  7. KEVIN DE CLAUS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    So anybody know when Ancelotti will give us the death message of DCL?

                    1. Zladan
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      1:30

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

                    How does this sound if WCing next GW?

                    Stones Salah DCL > Mee Sterling Cavani -4

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

                      Looks good - can you go Tark over Mee?

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

                        Yes i can. Deffo thinking that, he is due.

                  9. the dom 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    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.

                  10. 2EyedTurk
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Always nice to see my name up in (sort of) lights!!