The first-round draw for the 2020/21 FFS Cup

Qualifying for our open-to-all Fantasy Premier League cup competition took place in Gameweek 25.

Fantasy managers who registered their teams and scored more than 69 points (after hits) qualified for round one automatically, while those who scored exactly that only progressed if their overall rank was 237,328th or better.

Ten of our former winners also submitted entry forms and were handed a bye to the first round. They were: Wild Rover, Leon Harris, A Manager Has No Name, 2EyedTurk, donnellyc, TH14, MCH, LokomotivPhilman and reigning champion Powell.

A total of £300-worth of prizes are on offer as usual in this tournament, with a full breakdown towards the bottom of this article.

And a reminder that Premium Members can still enter our FFS Members Cup up until Saturday’s next FPL deadline, with qualifying set to take place in Gameweek 26.


The full draw for the first round can be viewed here.

Our former champions were all kept apart in the draw for the first round.

Powell begins his defence with a tie against shliger, while Philman – currently nicely positioned in the top 10k – takes on Laser314.

The other ties involving our ex-winners are Hasselbaink Forever v Wild Rover, lugacun v Lokomotiv, donnellyc v Fred54, Mayanyi v TH14, Leon Harris v Haggis, A Manager Has No Name v FPLBuff, ST United v MCH and LUGGY10 v 2EyedTurk.

Six of our qualifiers currently sit in the top 1k.

The highest-ranked of them all, The Fighting Cock, is in 273rd position. As luck would have it, he takes on the lowest-ranked manager in our cup, Ahmed Eid, who is not far off the five-million mark.

Elsewhere among our high achievers, A.J. (563rd) will play donnhaus, DAZZ (744th) has to get past Ibra-gum, and Who are all lukakus (674th) squares off against Merha.

Alaa Khaled Mokhtar (303rd) v PigPen59 and dilbert (881st) v panarvanitidis are the other ties involving managers in the top 1,000.

Dhara was our highest-scoring manager of Gameweek 25, with a massive 122-pointer seeing him to a Gameweek rank of 98th. They take on Hakchak in round one.

At the other end of the scale, DucksFly2gether squeaked through as the 1,024th and final qualifier. They face S26_nur in Gameweek 26.


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

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


The FFS Cup competition will be played out according to the following proposed Gameweek schedule:

  • 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


Where possible, the fixture list for each round will be published before each Gameweek deadline.


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

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116 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stewarts11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 25 days ago

    GK Martinez
    DEF Dias
    DEF Pereira
    DEF Digne
    MID Fernandes
    MID Gundo
    MID Barnes
    ST Kane
    ST DCL
    ST Watkins

    Using my free hit today looking at this team any changes?
    Could do Dias to Stones and then KDB to Salah?
    Whats eveyones thoughts

    1. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      This looks funny

    2. Hiddenpaw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      How much do you have in the bank/on the bench. If free hitting I would be tempted by Vardy and maybe even a punt on Bale this week.

    3. Gc58926
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 25 days ago

      who captain ?

  2. ElChapo
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    ah let's check out my opponent in the cup...

    3 top 10k finishes, only 3 6 figure finishes in 12 seasons.

    RIP me.

  3. Akey678
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago


    Bench boost this team or wildcard? (Worried about not owning Kane, Digne and Barnes)

    Rudiger Stones Pereria Ward
    Fernandes Salah Sterling Gundo
    Watkins DCL

    Pope Bamford Raphina Dallas


    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      bb, not worth a w/c for 3 players, depends on number of trans you have, if you will take hits to change team

  4. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    thoughts? coufal to -4
    A shaw,chel palace city w ham next 4
    B keane sou w brom chel burn next 4
    C other up to 5.1

  5. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Would you still get Barnes now, since Maddison is a serious doubt?

  6. WolfTheJack
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Thanks yeah I did wonder. Might take a shot at him though as I’m chasing!

  7. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Would you hit out Shaw to get Kane?

    A) Dallas and Kane (TC)
    B) Shaw and Bamford - Bruno (Tc)