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FFS Cup

The latest FFS Cup fixtures and results

We’re down to the last 64 in our FFS Open Cup and FFS Members Cup after the latest rounds of both competitions played out in Blank Gameweek 29.

We’ll have a new name on the trophy in the two tournaments this season after our last remaining former champions bowed out.

For future reference, a shortcut to our FFS Cups page can now be found in the site’s top menu bar under ‘Community’.

FFS OPEN CUP

The results from the fourth round of our FFS Open Cup can be viewed here.

The draw for the fifth round of our FFS Open Cup can be viewed here.


Lokomotiv was the sole remaining past winner of our FFS Cup in the fourth round and he finally exited the competition in Gameweek 29, with Van der Faart running out a 45-38 victor.

There were a handful of excellent high Gameweek scores in the 80s in the weekend just gone, with DucksFly2gether‘s 89 the pick of the bunch.

He leapt 70,000 places and into the top 35k as a result of his well-played Free Hit, seeing off Fat Francs salad bar in the process.

Another manager to have a superb Gameweek, Jambot, progressed with the highest winning margin: he defeated ORIGINALPIRATEMATERIAL 86-34.

Criminal genius Jim Moriarty couldn’t mastermind his way into round five, with his applaudable Gameweek score of 71 falling one point short of opponent Zedz‘s.

The Fighting Cock faced Jonathan Ojao in a clash between the highest and lowest-ranked managers left in the competition and the former was glad of his lofty position, as his superior rank of 415th saw him through after a 45-all tie.

stonerrocks is next up for the high-flying rooster.

ZeleniMD dropped out of the top 1k but still made it through to the next round after a 50-44 win over MovesLikeAgger.

FFS MEMBERS CUP

The results from the third round of our FFS Members Cup can be viewed here.

The full draw for the fourth round of our FFS Members Cup can be viewed here.


As was the case with Lokomotiv in our other competition, the one former winner of our FFS Members Cup who was still standing in the round-of-128 was defeated.

Pep Pig‘s run came to an end with a 50-54 defeat to DYNAMO MIMOMI in round three.

Az‘s much-heralded/flukey (delete where appropriate) captaincy pick of Leandro Trossard saw him through by the tightest of margins: opponent tomkelly25 was the ‘unluckiest’ manager in the third round as his score of 72, which was over 10 higher than the winning average, fell one point short of the FPL BlackBox co-host’s.

Creetle top-scored in our Members Cup, with their Gameweek 29 haul of 86 lifting them into the top 100k for the first time this season and seeing off Rains of Castamere in the process.

Elsewhere, there was an upset of sorts as A.J., – who sits at 285th in the world – was edged out 54-52 by KevIRL.

A.J.’s exit means that Armaan.ag assumes the mantle of highest-ranked manager left in round four of our FFS Members Cup.

HOW DO THE CUP COMPETITIONS WORK?

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.

WHAT IS THE GAMEWEEK SCHEDULE?

FFS Open Cup

The FFS Open 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

FFS Members Cup

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

  • 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 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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183 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    I wanted to save my FT (I did Salah Son >> Lingard Bale on BGW29)..

    Areola (Martinez)
    Dias Cancelo Dallas Cresswell Tarkowski
    Bale Gundogan Lingard Raphinha Trossard
    Kane Watkins Bamford

    a lot itb

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Bale to Salah or Kevin

      1. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        who the other 2 you would bench (other than Tarkowski)?

        I could bench Bale

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Trossard and Watkins/Cancelo

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Keeping Bale on bench also makes sense

          Save FT

  2. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 6 days ago

    I finally did some decent transfers this week ( trossard , Lingard and laca)

    Bottom line Is go with gut instinct.

    Reading here and u tube just throw curveballs

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Trossard and Lingard were flavor of the week

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I didn't get Trossard, had no faith in Brighton attack based on past performance. What a beautiful opener he scored, class. Had Lookman, Lingard and Moura.

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

      Laca was a good shout for sure - saw plenty of folks talking up Lingz and Trossard (I had both too).

      Arsenal looked good with Laca up front. (except the first 30 mins)

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        DW I be back to my normal crap decisions this week lol just like the previous 28

        I still have Salah !

    4. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      i did a horrible Son and DCL to Auba and Watkins, was cowardly and unimaginative, got what it deserved to be fair.

  3. Knock Down Your Aerial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Going to grab Mendy when we get closer to deadline so I’ll have double Chels defence with Rudiger.

    Ship Martinez (got him at 4.5) or Forster? Im leaving towards Forster so Martinez will be on my bench until his DGW.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      If you dont have cash issue, having Martinez as backup is not a bad idea. Might even haul in 33 and 36 when Chelsea play West Ham and Arsenal respectively

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah all signs are to me rolling with Marti & Mendy together when I WC in 33.
        Plenty of value elsewhere.

      2. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I would keep Martinez too but if u have villa defenders and Grealish u might get caught out as can’t have more than 3 from same team

        Happened to me as I wanted Antonio but already had fodder wh goalie

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 months, 6 days ago

          But if that's your plan then it's a reasonable concern. Especially if you add Watkins to the mix.

          But I figure Marti is a back up because fixtures are rough - and so I'm unlikely to want even a cheap Villa defender since they'll have the same issues. Still leaves room for Grealish an/or Watkins.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I sold Ederson for Mendy and have Martinez too, for the most part they'll rotate well for the run-in

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

      GK Rotation can be frustrating enough with a pair of cheap GK. Guess the question is whether it being a pair of more "premium" GK just risks an increase in that

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I guess his plan will be to play Mendy every week except 33, 36 and DGW.

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

          Mendy has City in 35 which could be DGW - big bonus if that happens.

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

            Mendy clean sheet in a 0-0 with City would beat Martinez taking a battering at the hands of United and Everton. Maybe not likely, but likely enough to make holding him a risk. Especially as you aren't going to be keen to use one of those last 3-4 transfers of the season to downgrade him

      2. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        At least with GK , they won’t come on near end for 1pts

        They either play or not play

    4. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Thinking of getting Mendy for 30 BB. But chances of rest of my team all starting after IB are slim.

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

      Forster could if I'm calculating correctly have 2 DGWs if they make the cup final. One of those seems likely to involve Palace anyway. But Martinez makes more sense if you have cash - there's a distance between Villa and Southampton defences.

      (Did you get a Fulham CB in the end - hope you didn't listen to me if you did. Turned out that Andersen with few chances was the obvious pick 🙂 )

      1. Knock Down Your Aerial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I did mate and I did go for Tosin...

        The whole GW was a car crash so thats why I didn't hunt you down 🙂

        FH for 33, hoping it’ll boost me back up my minileagues.

        Thanks for all the replies lads, think I’ll shift Forster.

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

          I'll make it up to you by sharing my captain choices here on in so you can avoid them and not just my tips for central defenders 🙂

          I have a rather remarkable 41 base points from captain in ten game weeks including who knows how many DGWs since GW20. I have also even more remarkably risen comfortably in OR since then.

          1. Knock Down Your Aerial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Ha! Thanks mate, I’ll keep an eye out for you then closer to deadline.

            Hows the OR looking right now? Im just outside 100k.

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

              Wretched really

              Down around 500k - the captaincy thing has killed me. I could plausibly be up around the 150k mark or so with good to average captaincy results over the last ten.

              Pretty sure I've played it way more more smartly this year than last but no captain no party.

              1. Knock Down Your Aerial
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                The overthinking is probably the downfall for us all.

                Business end now, good luck my man. Oh and hit me up with your armband selections if you see me about 😉

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

    Get removing Gareth Bale ASAP if you brought him in before!

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      well no, you wait to see what the international break throws up.

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

        He will get no minutes from now on.

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

      he was never going to start newcastle anyway, Jose will not change the team that did so well against villa

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        It’s getting worse

        Pep
        Touchel
        Mourhinio

        Roulette, lol

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

          Add in Arteta who has been almost an unpredictable as Pep this season.

        2. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Needs to be done when games are so frequent.

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

      I wrote this in reference to Bale saying that he will be returning to Madrid in the summer. Expect very little to no minutes from now on.

  5. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Martinez
    Digne Shaw Dallas
    Fernandes KDB Gundogan Raphinha
    Kane Bamford Watkins

    Areola Lingard Stones Burn
    0ft 2.6m

    1ft will be Auba to Bruno.
    -4 to do Burn to Chelsea defender and bench boost? Not sure i'll have as strong a bench again (risk is that City players get rested though).

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

    Need to decide between Shaw Azpi or Reguillon. Davies out so Reguillon nailed, Shaw most attacking threat but worse defence and Azpi has the most fixture congestion. May go Reguillon as has a double coming. Thoughts?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      you say worst defence, but United have conceded 2 in their last 6 league games, including fixtures against city and west ham.

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

        they seem to do better defensively against the big teams as Ole parks the bus, still a good defence tho

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

      Shaw for me

      Second the opinion that red fixtures for United in defence tend actually to be fairly good ones in practice. He has so much more upside given attacking threat. Don't think it's any accident that he's ahead of all Chelsea defenders on points despite their cs run.

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

      Azpi I'm going. Better run in.

  7. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Sell any two:
    A. Digne
    B. Cancelo
    C. White

    Buy any two:
    1. Alonso
    2. Azpi
    3. Rudiger

    Martinez 3.9
    Cancelo Dias Digne White Struijk
    Salah Bruno Lingard Gundo Raphinha
    Kane Antonio Watkins

    2FT 2.2 itb. No WC

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

      chelsea have a game every 3 days for the next 3 weeks, so buy two of their defenders at your own risk.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        It's always at the individual mgrs risk 🙂 You reckon there'll be lots of def rotation over the good run of fixtures? Gw30-35 (WBA, cry, BHA, whu, FUL)

        Will you run with any Che def? I'm thinking Mendy+Azpi with bench coverage (still got BB to play)

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

          I already have Rudiger so Im sticking with him, but not gonna add another defender as there will be rotation of the back three. Also many other good options to go to. Would get Mendy too if was on WC.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Yes Mendy & Mart are a good pairing if funds allow. Who else are you thinking about for def? I'm keeping Stones & Shaw; Cancelo -> Azpi.

  8. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone got a rough GW31 wildcard team yet?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      No. Will see after 30 if any DGW announced. Holding Digne and DCL for now.

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I was looking to get dcl in for 31

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Loads around - see past comments

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

      Mendy Allison
      Reguilon, Rudiger, Azpi,Semedo, Tierney
      Gundo, Ward-Prose, Lingard, Bruno, Jota
      Antonio, Kane, Laca

  9. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Any thoughts here? Benching headache... (Gonna Wildcard in 31)

    Martinez
    Digne Rudiger Dallas
    Raphina Fernandes Gundogan Son
    Bamford Watkins Kane (C)

    Subs: Schmeichel, Aubameyang, Dias, Veltman

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Looks good. Dias for Watkins maybe. Nice grav.

  10. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Bale and Elmo -> Son and Azpi -8! Crazy?