87
FFS Cup

The latest FFS Cup fixtures and results

We’ve reached the final of both our FFS Open Cup and FFS Members Cup, with £300-worth of prizes up for grabs in each.

The semi-finals of both competitions played out in a low-scoring Gameweek 34, with the postponement of Manchester United v Liverpool having ramifications for the eight managers involved.

As well as the two finals, Double Gameweek 35 will see third-place play-offs contested by our four losing semi-finalists.

FFS OPEN CUP

SEMI-FINAL RESULTS
ScoreRankScoreRank
FPL Bielsa2835890vsGenovoze3650793
Mince n Tatties5314344vsJambo173140585

Genovoze was the hardest hit of our four FFS Open Cup semi-finalists and was only able to field six players in a decimated Gameweek 34.

It was still enough to prevail against FPL Bielsa, however, despite the two-man disadvantage in starters.

Clean sheets for Edouard Mendy and Joel Veltman ultimately proved decisive in helping Genoveze to a 36-28 victory, with attacking returns for Son Heung-min and Kelechi Iheanacho enjoyed by both managers.

The in-form Mince n Tatties was a more comfortable winner in our other semi-final.

His Brighton double-up of Veltman and Lewis Dunk came off the bench for a pair of uninvolved Chelsea defenders but even without those two auto-substitutes, he would still have seen off Jambo17 thanks to returns from Mendy and Ollie Watkins.

Mince n Tatties is now up to 14,344th in the world and will be favourite in the final, not just because of his superior rank: he is the only finalist with a chip remaining and the fact that it is a Bench Boost suggests that it will probably be deployed in the last sizeable Double Gameweek of the campaign.


FFS MEMBERS CUP

SEMI-FINAL RESULTS
ScoreRankScoreRank
SUNFLOWER3612387vsEUG3924786
Rossaldinho3236032vsMohd Rodzi326403

All four of our FFS Members Cup semi-finalists scored less than 40 points in Gameweek 34.

SUNFLOWER managed to get nine players out despite the litany of no-shows and the postponement at Old Trafford, with none of the other managers in the last four able to match that.

His Gameweek score of 36 would also have been enough to win the other semi-final but he had the misfortune of encountering EUG, who triumphed by a three-point margin.

Both managers enjoyed Son and Iheanacho’s returns plus a ‘seven-pointer’ at the back, so it was effectively Chris Wood‘s goal in the final match of Gameweek 34 that settled the tie in EUG’s favour.

The tie between Rossaldinho and Mohd Rodzi ended in a 32-all draw, with the latter progressing because of their superior overall rank.

The clash was on a knife-edge until Monday’s match at the Hawthorns and had Rui Patricio kept a clean sheet or even managed just one more save in the Black Country derby, then Rossaldinho would have made it through.



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

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships and monthly subscriptions are now available.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

87 Comments Post a Comment
  1. rjcv177
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Good morning all.

    Priority for dgw35?
    A) digne
    B) zaha
    C) dcl

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      C > A > B imho

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      A or C, I’m going for both

    3. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      A, C, B

  2. Daghe Munegu
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Vardy Rudiger Vydra to DCL Digne Watkins -4 ?

    Yes or no ?

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Yes from me

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      That's a strong move, definitely yes

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I like

    4. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      You're losing 2 DGW players for 2 DGW players
      I guess the week after comes into play however.
      On the fence here.

  3. Il Capitano
    4 months, 20 days ago

    2FT - 1m ITB

    Martinez* Fabri
    Digne* Azpi* Targett* TAA Cresswell
    Bruno* ESR* Son Lingard Jota
    Iheanacho* Kane Bamford

    Drawing up a plan of action for the different Liverpool DGW placements.

    If Liverpool double in 35: Son + Cresswell + Azpi > Salah + Shaw + Mitchell (-4)

    If Liverpool double in 36: Cresswell/Azpi > Shaw (bring Salah in for Bruno in 36)

    These seem like reasonable moves?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Good plan

  4. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Hello all 🙂

    Best option for the DGW (if 2, which def):

    1. Castagne Watkins
    2. (Ward / Christensen / Coleman) DCL

    Cheers

    1. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      1

  5. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Play either

    A) Mendy
    B) Forster

    There is a good chance that Kepa comes in for the Arsenal game, so leaning towards B

    1. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      A

  6. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Delighted to be in the final!
    Big week ahead with big decisions to make!
    Good luck to Genovoze - all the best!

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Some run you're having, especially having previously been knocked out in Rd2 😀

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Haha - yes image if I hadn’t got in touch to point out the admin error - Cheers Neale!

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Ull be using ur chip for the final?

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        I’m in the quarter finals of last man standing as well - will need to have a think what my priorities are... haha!

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          The one that pays £££ I imagine 😉

    3. PaladinVargas
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Best of luck in the final.

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers matey

    4. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Good luck mate, it's an elite group you would be joining 😉

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers Sir - heady heights and heroes to follow...
        And it's no, nay, never...

    5. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Som string of green arrows you got there. Interestingly, you don't have TAA either - I thought I was the only one. But then I got no Brighton defenders either ... 🙁

    6. jambo17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Congrats! You had me well beaten. Good luck in the final

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers mate
        When I saw Jota was benched and Salah was starting - I still had the fear Trent had a hat-trick in him - hopefully you get third place and a wee bit of the wonga - all the best!

    7. Genovoze
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Good luck, mate!
      It's a nice feeling no doubt about it.

  7. boombaba
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Joel Ward nailed?

  8. Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    https://twitter.com/BenMabley/status/1389894499975921666

    Might mean something, might mean nowt. Liv v WBA makes sense, the rest not so much.

  9. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    When the hell do we get Pool DGW news?

  10. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Thoughts on this? Don't really want to get rid of Son but need to if I want TAA. Closest challenger has JWP so he covers me in the short term until Raphinha is fit.

    Son & Phillips > JWP & TAA

    Martinez
    Coufal Digne Phillips (Dunk Rudiger)
    Salah Jota Bruno Lingard Son
    Kane Iheanacho (Vydra)

    1. gonzalocampos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Son its in form, don't do it.

  11. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    If Liverpool double in GW35 (SOU, wba), would you rather have Robertson or Jota?

    Leaning towards TAA, Robertson, Salah (c) and dumping Jota who could be rotated?

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Taa Robbo jota

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        I mean TAA Robbo Salah sorry

    2. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah I think TAA Robbo Salah is the way to go.

    3. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I'll be going down the route of TAA, Robbo & Salah.

      Think Jota will start one of the games warming the bench.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Yes but there's every chance Jota will haul in any of the non-DGW weeks, which are also plum fixtures

        1. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Very true. But, I've had Jota for weeks and weeks now, and in that time he's done the square root of F- all!

  12. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Pick one each.

    1,
    A) Greenwood
    B) Zaha

    2,
    A) Digne
    B) Shaw

    Thx!

    1. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      AA

  13. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Veltman is my new 'cult' figure for this season (overtaking Holding who had a fantastic 5 or 6 week spell earlier in the season when he scored most of his season's total points whilst in my team)

    Who is your 'cult' hero this year?

  14. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Anybody think either Nacho or Vardy will be rested in the second game as its 3 days before the cup final?

    1. Cheeseoid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      If you rest anyone it would be the old man

    2. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I don't think so as I'm sure they want to ensure they finish as high up as possible in the League and they have a good few days rest between their 2 DGW games

    3. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I'm a bit worried about this, too. The saving grace may be the fact that Leicester's run-in is tough after Newcastle (h) and Rodgers will be haunted by last season's final-day capitulation, so can he afford to rest players when every point could turn out to be vital come GW38?

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        A lot may depend on the results of the first games. If Leicester beat Newcastle as expected and results elsewhere go their way, they may have all but guaranteed top 4 making the United game not so important.

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Yep, very much this.

  15. antis0cial
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Not sure about losing Son, could well match a DGW player this week... If B which Mid...

    A) Raph to JWP
    B) Son + Brewster to DCL + Zaha/Sig/JWP/Greenwood (-4)

    Areola
    TAA Digne Dallas Coufal
    Salah Bruno Jota Son
    Kane Nacho

    Meslier Lowton Brewster Raph

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Don't fancy JWP at all.

      I'd just do B) with Greenwood. (If on FH I'd go for Zaha instead, but I seems you aren't on FH so I wouldn't want him stinking out my team beyond DGW)

      1. antis0cial
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks, no FH. JWP on set pieces and pens, but yeah he's not that enticing, more for 1 more game and Raph being injured, plus decent fixtures after dgw if needed.

        I do like B but it does mean going without Son for the rest more than likely, they have great fixtures and are actually trying to attack now Mour gone

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      B

  16. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Which THREE to have on WC?

    Kane, Nacho, Watkins, DCL

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      KWD

    2. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Tough one. On FH I'd go for the DGWers every time. But for WC, feel like you should have Kane in there.

      Any way you can leave the cash ITB for a Nacho>Kane transfer when Nacho blanks in 36?

      1. Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Good idea, but is it risky not having Kane vs Leeds?

  17. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Good to go?

    Forster
    TAA, Fofana, Holding
    Salah, Fernandes, Son, Greenwood, Jota
    Vardy, Iheanacho

    McCarthy; Coady, Rudiger, Brewster.

    1 FT 0.8 ITB

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah I'd probably roll the FT in your position - easier to navigate the blanks in 36

  18. Keane There Dunne That
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Bench Boost this week:

    A) Moura, Vydra -> Greenwood, Watkins -4
    B) Moura, Vydra -> JWP, DCL -4

    Also, is it worth bringing in Guaita for -8 to play him on a bench boost this week and for Mendy in BGW36?

  19. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Not often I am completely stumped for ideas. 1FT and £0.2m in bank

    Mendy (Forster)
    TAA, Rudiger*, Castagne (Coady, Masuaku**)
    Bruno, Salah, Lingard, Son, Harrison
    Kane, Nacho (Vydra)

    Was probably going to roll and have 2FT to clear some of the blanks next week. But with Rudiger out I think I need to lose Kane or Son and take a -4 at least.

    Any thoughts welcomed

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Rudiger is not out is he?

      Would do Harrison to El Ghazi

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Rudiger still flagged, but you are right he is in contention to start tonight

        Not a massive fan of Villa's fixtures tbh. Fancy Leeds for the following three too but thanks for suggestion.

  20. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Still no info on Pool DGW35,looks more likely DGW36 now

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Every moment no announcement and that looks more likely, yes. Uncertainty seems to be the only certain thing. Tbh I am not even 100% certain about that.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        In the beginning of speculations there wasn't supposed to be possible slot for the match during gw 36. Now I wonder if there could be even one later. Yes, extremely unlikely but I wouldn't bet my house against later date and perhaps another unexpected fixture or date change elsewhere.

    2. Sterling Archer
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      seen something about the fixtures being changed briefly on prem site then changed back, i would say if its not this afternoon it wont be in 35

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        After following to the original tweet, it made even less sense to me. Or at least as indication of dgw 35. But there had to be obvious error. Yet, at least they seem to be working on this issue 😉

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Why is that? Still time to announce. Can even happen on Friday. They still would have five days.

  21. Parsnips
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Gtg?

    Martinez
    Ward Shaw philips
    Salah Bruno Jota Son
    Nacho Kane DCl

    Fabri Lingard Coufal holding

  22. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    So which players do you think might feature in Spot the Differential article this week?
    I would have thought players from teams that have DGW35 and still play in 36 too.

  23. Kloppage Time
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Hey Guys
    Am I crazy to do Kane > DCL & use the funds to bring in another DGW such as Digne > Coady?

    Current Team
    Martinez
    TTA Shaw Rudiger Coady Dallas
    Salah Jota Bruno Lingard Son
    Kane Iheanacho (Davis)

    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I'm doing just that. Bale & Son to cover Spurs in my case.

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Its currently my thought. But feeling Richarlison instead of DCL

      Was going to make Vydra to Watkins the second move, but with two possibly injuries in defence I may do the same move as yourself at the back

  24. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Would you BB this lot?

    Have two FT so was thinking Areola to Foster and Burn to Ward

    Martinez
    TAA Shaw Rudiger
    Salah Bruno Jota Lingard Son
    Kane Nacho

    Foster Coufal Ward Davis

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I'd probably look to shift Davis if you have a couple of FT and a BB in hand. Guess funds prevent an upgrade to anyone meaningful without a hit?

  25. MMN
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    How would you rank these 3 for the double (FH)?

    DCL
    Vardy
    Watkins

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Vardy
      DCL
      Watkins

    2. MMN
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Not worried about a rest ahead of the cup final?

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      ollie, dcl, v

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Ollie and DCL a wash for the DGW, but then DCL has SHU in GW36...

    4. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      That order!

      Guess Nacho is a must. Do you have Kane?

      I don't know which front 3 to go for on my FH.
      While I rate Vardy over Watkins, I am not sure I want to double up on Leicester forwards.

      1. MMN
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Yes but no Kane on FH.

        Hmm yes, Vardy over Watkins maybe but now dropped Watkins for Robbo/Zaha.

  26. SUNFLOWER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Ah well, never mind. Congrats EUG. I had a good run, never thought I'd make it to a semi-final. If only I had Wood! Bamford coming off at 58 minutes was really disappointing. I guess the battle for third place is on.

  27. Rossaldinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Sad not to be in the final and I was willing Patricio to get that extra save in the final 30 minutes!! Quite interesting really as in the past I have either not qualified for either cup or been knocked out in the initial rounds. I have never before focussed my strategy on the cups - always the long game at improving my overall rank. This time however seeing as I was up against a very strong squad I made a strategic transfer which backfired bringing in Coleman to offset my lack of cover for Dallas. The MU/Liverpool game could have made all the difference and the revised schedule will be a totally different game now. Such is FPL life in 2021!