FFS Cup

The first round draw for the 2021/22 FFS Cup

Qualifying for our open-to-all Fantasy Premier League cup competition took place in Gameweek 12.

Fantasy managers who registered their teams and scored 62 points or more (after hits) qualified for round one automatically, while those who scored exactly 61 only progressed if their overall rank was 724,950th or better.

Six of our former winners also submitted entry forms and were handed a bye to the first round. They were: Wild Rover, Gribude, A Manager Has No Name, donnellyc, TH14 and 2EyedTurk.

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 this morning’s FPL deadline, with qualifying set to take place in Gameweek 13.

FIRST ROUND DRAW

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

Our former champions were all kept apart in the draw.

2EyedTurk faces Germanrapha, TH14 plays shubhan, A Manager Has No Name takes on MyPrettyPony, donnellyc meets THEFOREHEAD, WildRover squares off against Matt172, and Gribude vies with Mata-Is-The-Juan for a place in round two.

We’ve got some high-flyers involved in the first round, with the world number five, tab.hashimi, our highest-ranked entrant. You can watch Az’s interview with Tabz, who takes on FCBetoni in round one, over on our YouTube channel.

Lincolnite_Imp has an OR of 14th, meanwhile, and faces jonbrown84 in Gameweek 13.

benedict11 (397th) v Drunken Gnome (728th) is the match-up of the round and our only all-top 1k clash.

DonieFPL (938th), FPL MONO (728th), Ryyuuu (319th), Tail o the Bank (938th), kevcar (275th), Milanista10 (794th) and Stateside Villains (728th) are also having superb seasons and feature in round one.

sledger and Ould Onion Bagger each passed 100 points in Gameweek 12 and were our highest-scoring managers in qualifying.

At the other end of the scale, Bottom feeders squeaked through as the 1,024th and final qualifier.

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?

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

  • Qualifying – Gameweek 12
  • Round 1 – Gameweek 13
  • Round 2 – Gameweek 15
  • Round 3 – Gameweek 16
  • Round 4 – Gameweek 17
  • Round 5 – Gameweek 18
  • Round 6 – Gameweek 19
  • Round 7 – Gameweek 21
  • Quarter-Final – Gameweek 22
  • Semi-Finals – Gameweek 23
  • Final and third place play-off – Gameweek 24

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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815 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    chances of foden starting?

    1 foden to gahlager for free
    2 - save transfer

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      50%

      I'm keeping for now

    2. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      50/50, I would keep

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      2

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      1

    5. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      intersting - people are not optimistic yet advise to keep.

      maybe move to bernardo?

    6. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I sold him for Jota because I don't think he'll start. Even if he's 90% fit, why would Pep risk it given the fixture pile up and the fact he has the deepest squad in the league? The same could be true of the midweek game too.

    7. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not trained with the team all week. City coming off the back of a very good performance.

      The people who are advising keep could be doing so because they have other fires to put out. Last 3 scores 2,2 ,1 and playing wide. Can't trust Pep either but it could backfire

      I took him out and it allows flexibility over the xmas period

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        you make a lot of sense sir

        1. Pumpy
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Well to put my money where my mouth is I've just done Foden to Gallagher. I know the risks , just hope i haven't overthought it . GL

  2. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Play 1 pls.

    A. Duffy.

    B. Antonio

    Cheers

    1. Angelic upstart
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cheers lads

  3. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Anything need a hit? WC intact, 0.5 ITB

    Sanchez/Steele
    TAA AitNouri Duffy
    Salah Jota ESR Gallagher
    Ronaldo Vardy Antonio

    (Brownhill Omo Livra)

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nothing really I can see. Our squads are a little similar in the sense we have the same attack and therefor have had to go cheap elsewhere

  4. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Chances CHO gets one last start in the Chelsea side this week?

  5. Angelic upstart
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Bilva & Wilson or Saka & Vardy?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Like them both. But prob first two

      1. Angelic upstart
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks

  6. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Omg have you seen @FPL_Meteorologist tweet?

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Link

    2. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Jesus wept, we have some desperado using that handle? Give me strength

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Soon there'll be an FPL groundsman and FPL ballboy account to talk about the length/type of grass and PSI of the ball and how it effects the players prospects on the day

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          There'll be a nutrition expert.'The last time Vardy had lasagne and chips in his prematch meal he scored two' !

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            FPL_noketchup

            1. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Saucy!

    3. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      My god !! Is he charging for a patreon too.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I get "This account doesn’t exist"

        1. Bennerman
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I think it was a joke in the first place by Pukki, after every second bloke asking about a postponement

        2. Pumpy
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Probably a fake scaremongering account tbh. Like the fake lineup ones

  7. Feeling_blue
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    On WC - Alonso or Rudiger?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Alonso

    2. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Alo

    3. Angelic upstart
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Alonso

    4. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rudiger.

    5. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rudiger

    6. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Probably Rudiger because of so many games on December.

  8. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Guaita foster
    TAA cancelo james Chilwell livra
    Salah foden jota raph normann
    Kane toney Davis

    A) Chilwell to alonso(-4)
    B) Chilwell to lamptey (money to do davis to king to upgrade bench) (-4)
    C) play normann (and poss livra)

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      My problem as well, although I have Broja in the mix

  9. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which one?

    A Chilwell to Alonso (bench Antonio)
    B save FT and play Antonio

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    3. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

  10. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Oh man I hope there's some chaos today. Wld love to bust out the old Antonio, Wilson, Livra bench!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Bench boost away?

  11. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Lads. Weather good, weather middling or Noah and Yeti driving the Arc, there's probably gonna be more rotation this next three GWs particularly for teams with an interest in the next round if European games.

  12. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Lovely flurry, v picturesque and settling snow now.

    Villa away at Palace tho.

    Burnley is pretty high up, so will it clear by tomorrow.

    The forecast for Liverpool was clear. How about Manchester?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      London is ok?

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I'm there right now and it's crisp, cold, and 100% football fine

    2. Thomas Shelby from Birmingh…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lots of smoke in Birmingham !

  13. Saosin
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who would you ditch first to found James?

    A) Vardy
    B) Jesus
    C) Son

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I wouldn't ditch those this gw.

      Can you get James for midweek?

      1. Saosin
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        This moves will be in GW15 or later!**

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Jesus if I had too

  14. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    is it worth doing a -4 to play alonso over antonio/jansson

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nah

    2. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Imagine doing a -4 and he doesn't play. It's a no from me Clive

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No

  15. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Is Jimenez (vc) a good pick if the Liverpool game is called off?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not bad. In great form. Who are your other contenders?

    2. TopBinFc
        1 month, 21 days ago

        What's this about postponed game?

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Bad weather lad

          1. TopBinFc
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Cheers, was buying Jota, best to hold off?

        2. Amsterhammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I went Toney if you have him. Storm won't be bad down South. Super unlikely any games will be called off though I'd say.

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            It's absolutely cat weather in the North East apparently.

            https://twitter.com/i/status/1464507412723998728

      • Crystal Alice
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Chance of an Arsenal clean sheet higher than Wilson scoring?
        (bench Wilson or White)

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          If I owned both I’d play Wilson
          I have White and looking at Gilmour or Dennis ahead of him

      • the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Vardy Or Cancelo best VC just in case pool game called off. ???

      • Aston VII iia hahaha
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Chilwell to Alonso (-4) or Cancelo (-4) or play Williams with the risk of Foden also not playing

        Have James.

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Cancelo

        2. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Take the hit now, cancelo

      • DagheMunegu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Would you swap Foden to someone ? 0 itb

        Ramsdale
        TAA Cancelo James Alonso
        Salah Foden Jota Gallagher ESR
        Kane

        King Livra Davis

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No you got bench cover in King

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Vardy a good vice captain choice?

        Team is


        TAA, Alonso, Cancelo
        Salah (C), Foden, Mbuemo, Zaha
        Vardy (VC), Toney

        Subs: Steer, Antonio, Gilmour, Livramento

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Sorry forgot Rudiger

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Think I’m going with Vardy VC too but Cancelo is teasing me lol

      • It'd be Rudi not to...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Start Antonio (mci) or Duffy (LEE)?

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Asked the same above. Consensus said play Antonio

      • Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        So how the situation look like? What is the chance some games get postponed in your opinion?

        1. Chemical76
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Can you offer some clarification? Are you referring to storm damage?

      • Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        which one

        A) Antonio -> Benteke
        B) Hwang -> Jimenez
        C) Antonio, McArthur -> Davis, Son (-4)
        D) Antonio, McArthur -> Benteke, Jota (-4)
        E) Both a and b for -4

        1. roghippo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I've done A

      • Thomas Shelby from Birmingh…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Who starts and what should be the bench order?
        a) Antonio
        b) White
        c) Edouard
        d) Gilmour

        1. Hulk Smash
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Start White, Antonio first on bench.

        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          BADC

      • winchester
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Hey lads! Have 1.1m itb and 2ft. what would the best moves be here? Cheers.

        ramsdale
        taa - cancelo - james
        salah - raphinha - gallagher - son
        antonio - vardy - hwang

        (foster - duffy - livra - luiz)

        a) duffy -> ?
        b) luiz -> ?
        c) gtg, burn ft

        1. Rhys85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I'm in a similar position, 2FTs with no obvious moves to make really. Duffy to Lamptey maybe?

      • Rhys85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Boring question, but who do people think is the current best £4.4/£4.5 bench midfielder?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Gilmour

        2. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Normann.

        3. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I'm going with Brownhill just as I need the extra .1 over Normann

        4. Rhys85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Cheers guys. Yeah Brownhill or Gilmour could be worth it for the £0.1m saving. Every little helps.

      • Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Pick one for rotating first bench/last in 11 player with King and Gallagher.

        A) Saka
        B) Pukki
        C) Armstrong
        D) Hwang
        E) Bowen

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I like E

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thanks, kind of like that their fixtures turn around christmas when there's most rotation.

      • Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        GTG? Right starting eleven?

        Ramsdale
        Trent James Cancelo Alonso
        Salah Jota Raphinha Mbeumo
        Vardy Toney
        (Foster Antonio Livramento Brownhill)

        1. Rhys85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Looks good, maybe Livra 3rd sub.

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Sweet

      • roghippo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Start Gallagher or Foden

        Cheers Guys

        1. Rhys85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Tough one. Foden may not play but it's a lot of money to bench. I'd be tempted to play Gallagher still I think.

      • FPL Mentor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Last minute urges to go for a Korean double up..

        Sa
        TAA Reguilon Semedo
        Salah(C) Jota Foden Zaha ESR
        Toney Jesus

        Steer / Wilson / Chilwell* / Livramento

        A. Roll the FT
        B. Foden & Wilson > Son & Hwang -4 and bench Toney

        Decided to do my Chilwell move next week..