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FFS Cup

The latest FFS Cup fixtures and results

We’re back with another round-up of our two Fantasy Football Scout cup competitions, both of which have now reached the semi-final stage.

The super-quick turnaround between the end of Gameweek 32 and the deadline for Gameweek 33, coupled with the usual snail-paced Fantasy Premier League refresh after Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion, meant that we were unable to bring you our usual article round-up last week.

But the quarter-finals of the FFS Open Cup and FFS Members Cup both played out as scheduled in Gameweek 33, with the latest fixtures and results featured in our regular summary below.

FFS OPEN CUP

QUARTER-FINAL RESULTS
ScoreRankScoreRank
Genovoze5746258vswhitty5764796
FPL Bielsa5926107vsZedz4414549
RobinHuth6210968vsMince n Tatties6620947
ronaldez49611048vsJambo175532351
SEMI-FINAL DRAW
RankRank
FPL Bielsa26107vsGenovoze46258
Mince n Tatties20947vsJambo1732351

Our two highest-ranking managers in the quarter-finals both bowed out, with RobinHuth defeated 62-66 by Mince n Tatties and Zedz succumbing to a 44-59 loss at the hands of FPL Bielsa.

RobinHuth actually matched their opponents’ Gameweek 33 score of 66 and climbed to just outside the top 10,000 but a minus-four hit to recruit the misfiring Diogo Jota and Mason Greenwood proved costly, with Mince n Tatties prevailing.

FPL Bielsa will next play Genovoze, who squeaked through the quarter-finals after a 57-all tie with a Wildcarding whitty; a superior overall rank enough to settle the contest.

ronaldez, sitting outside the top 600k, was by some distance the lowest-ranked manager in the last eight but bowed out after losing 55-49 to Jambo17.

All four of our fairly evenly matched semi-finalists are ranked between 20,000 and 50,000, with only Mince n Tatties retaining any chips (the Bench Boost).

FFS MEMBERS CUP

QUARTER-FINAL RESULTS
ScoreRankScoreRank
Ccgway5583987vsSUNFLOWER5610909
Rossaldinho5629201vsFPLMAD4886894
vinny144127226vsEUG8424109
Mohd Rodzi684823vsPumped Up Kicks62744
SEMI-FINAL DRAW
RankRank
SUNFLOWER10909vsEUG24109
Rossaldinho29201vsMohd Rodzi4823

The standard is even higher in the FFS Members Cup, with the four remaining managers all sitting nicely within the top 30k.

The pick of the quarter-finals saw Mohd Rodzi, who is now inside the top 5,000, defeat 744th-place Pumped Up Kicks.

A Kelechi Iheanacho captaincy sealed it for Mohd Rodzi, whose Gameweek 33 score of 68 was enough for an 11th green arrow in a row.

SUNFLOWER – who still has a Wildcard intact – edged out Ccgway by just one point, with the losing quarter-finalist left cursing their decision to bench a hauling Chris Wood.

EUG did profit from the Burnley striker’s 20-point bonanza, however, en route to a comprehensive 84-41 victory over vinny14.

Rossaldinho saw off FPLMAD 56-48 in our other quarter-final.


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 competitions are as follows:

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

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61 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Fairly boring one but; Which combo is best for 35+36? Will BB35.

    Coady(BHA, tot)
    Saka(WBA+che, blank)

    Llorente(TOT, bur)
    Gundog(CHE, new)

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Llorente could also be Alioski

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Llorente Saka not possible? I’d go A otherwise

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        No. It’s either Coady >> Llorente/Alioski or Gundog >> Saka?

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Any advice?

    Martinez, Pope
    TAA, Coufal, Rudiger, Dunk, Stones*
    Salah, Saka, Lingard, Bruno, Jota
    Lacazette, Kane, Ihenacho

    1FT, 0.0 ITB

  3. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Some help here, lads?

    Meslier / Forster
    TAA / Dias / Coufal / Rüdiger /  Holding
    Salah / Bruno / Greenwood / Gündogan / Lingard
    Kane / Wood /  Iheanacho

    A. Greenwood to Son
    B. Gündogan to Maddison/Mount
    C. Dias to Coleman, Gündogan to Son (- 4)

    Leaning towards A, Gündo bench and Wood plays.

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      A looks the best to me.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Appreciate it, sir!

  4. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Replacement for Raphina up to 5.7m? I'm thinking Pereira

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Pereira is a good move.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Saka

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Asked this earlier..got some replies but looking for more please

    A) Kane x 2 (-4)

    B) Salah and Son

    Who gets more this week?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      B

    3. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      B

  6. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Are any of the semi-finalists non-lurkers?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Fpl bielsa

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Rossaldinho in the 2nd one

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Cool - good luck to them 🙂

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Yep, Mince N Tasties is around a bit, he also makes up part of our Eliteserien community here that's about to kick off

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/profiles/mince-n-tatties/

      SUNFLOWER is also Eliteserien / Allsvenskan I believe - Scandanavian practice works clearly.

      Rossaldinho I recognise but I can't think from where... possibly an old poster?

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Nice - cheers. A few then this year. I thought Mince n Tatties sounded familiar.

      2. SUNFLOWER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

      3. SUNFLOWER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Sorry, not sure why the first post didn't appear. Can't believe I've actually made it to a semi-final. Very lucky with the Wood benching. EUG's team looks really strong, but you never know!

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Good luck!

    3. FPL Bielsa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Not been posting as much this year tend to listen to the various podcasts more than chatting these days.

      Looking forward to my first major semi final

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Do like the look of your team, could be on for a good finish there. Kane and Lingard could definitely decide this cup tie for you. Good luck 🙂

        1. FPL Bielsa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Thanks Son is a concern but I’m not getting him in this week. Had a good run in cups this year for some reason, got through around 15 ties in the FPL cup, it’s all about a bit of luck on the week and by semi finals generally up against decent managers.

  7. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    T, 0m in bank and bench boost to play (probably in 35) Any idea what to do with this?

    Martinez (Forster)
    TAA Coufal Holding (Shaw Ward)
    Salah Son Jota Bruno Lingard
    Kane Nacho (Vydra)

    Thinking Jota to Siggy to prepare for dgw 35 and don't want to burn a transfer.

    Thoughts??

  8. sneif4
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Who to bench this week:
    A) Watkins
    B) Greenwood
    C) Jota

    1) Holding
    2) Coady

    1. sneif4
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Sorry, one from the top, one from the bottom

    2. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      C2

  9. richarlison2348
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 29 days ago

    No chips, 1m itb.
    Leno Forster
    Azpilicueta Rudiger TAA Coady Fofana
    Maddison Salah Son Lingard Jota
    Vydra Iheanacho Kane

    Azpilicueta to Digne for double
    Roll in 35
    Get rid of two LEI and CHE players for 36 blank
    Thoughts? Thanks all

  10. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Time to bring in Che Adams now??

    Ings out for the season apparently

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Adams was sh*t when Ings wasnt playing before. What makes you think anythings going to change this time? Adams plays better when Ings plays

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Didn’t take note of this last time, well there goes that idea...

  11. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    How long is Phillips out? Is it worth to do Phillips out to get Struijk in on an FT?

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Nah Phillips wasnt far off last week, probably comes back this week (bench him), then has a fantastic run of fixtures.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Phillips wasn’t even in training this week so no he’s not going to be back this week at all

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Oh really. Well I wouldnt say he's 100% out, lets remember Jota wasnt pictured in training last week and played. Phillips was pictured in training the week before so it's odd he's missed out, or could be precautionary. Doesn't sound too great though agreed

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Yeah agreed but still not worth a transfer out imo. Should be back soon hopefully

  12. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    I keep reading stuff on social media about blanks and doubles in GW35 and GW36.

    Has anything actually been announced yet or is this still all educated guesswork ?

    1. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Educated guesswork. I'm not confident of a DGW35 at this point

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      The master says it’s a 70% chance of happening

    3. moz_1983
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Ben Crellin's twitter page is best place for checking these out. More than a good chance of a DGW in 35, blank 36.

      1. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Yep agreed and nothing on there but just lots of chatter about transfers this week from other so called experts on blanks and doubles.

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      The only thing we know for sure is that Everton, Villa, Southampton and Palace will have a DGW at some point this season. Ben Crellin who most on here seems to follow for DGW predictions reckons there is a 70% chance it will be in GW35, as well as doubles for Leicester, Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal.

      Other possible schedules are

      Every team apart from AVL, EVE, CRY, SOU, MUN, LEI, CHE, ARS Blanks in GW36 and every team apart from MUN, LEI, CHE, ARS Doubles in GW37

      AVL, EVE, CRY, SOU Double in GW36 and no Blank GWs

      AVL, EVE, CRY, SOU Double in GW37 and no Blank GWs

      Another option would be everybody doubling in GW38 if the GW deadlines remain as they are, and fixtures are moved forward a week.

      Basically, it's a big unknown. The chance of a big DGW35 are less than 50/50 IMO.

      1. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Yes I get the 70% chance, it just seems to be spoken like as if it’s already a done deal that we are having these fixture changes.

        “I’m looking at bringing in XXXX for XXXX to cover the GW36 blanks. Do we think he’ll play/keeps his place?” Etc etc

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          I'd say it's 50/50 at best - Ben Crellin has no more insight than anyone else who follows these sort of things.

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Really..

            Is that why he has 50k followers on twitter.. Guess we don't need him, we can all spend our time looking through dates and past events to make our own educated guesses.. or maybe we don't because Crellin already has for us.

            1. A.J.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              I'm not going to criticize BC because generally he does a good job forecasting these things, but he's not immune to getting it wrong.

              Off the top of my head he said 60% Southampton would double in GW26, only changing his mind once José gave the game away at a press conference that it was Fulham against Spurs and not Southampton.

              He also called 60% the Villa v Everton fixture tbp in GW28/30. Yet to be arranged.

              Use his info as a guide and not as gospel.

            2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Yes, really - fixtures were rearranged and educatedly guessed at before Ben Crellin existed. He presents information very well and I can see why he is popular on a platform like Twitter.

  13. joeymanuel
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Bruno to Kane now or wait until after DGW35?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Has Kane been reclassified as a mid ?

      1. joeymanuel
        4 months, 29 days ago

        lol. upgrade vydra to kane and downgrade bruno to pereira/harrison/ASM

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          lol. You need to state all the transfers you are making for us to access its viability. Kane and Pereira looks good, but you might regret only having 1 FT if a DGW35 is announced, If you've got Son I'd captain him and save FT with that in mind.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Never

    3. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Any other way to get Kane in?

      1. joeymanuel
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Straight swap with Vardy

  14. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Pleasing a Greenwood owner to see Cavani starting tonight and no Greenwood. Decent chance Greenwood starts against Liverpool now.

  15. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Where was this haul against Leeds Bruno FFS!

  16. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Vardy to Kane and downgrade Jota?