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. _figu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    1 FT, 0.1 itb

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger White
    Salah Jota Foden ESR
    Vardy Jimenez

    Antonio Livra Sissoko.

    Would you save this? Don't see any obvious moves.

    1. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      anyone?

      1. MikeBravo
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Foden to Gallagher

        1. _figu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Not a bad shout. Would give money to do Vardy to Kane/Lukaku. Not sure I want to lose Foden.

          1. MikeBravo
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 25 days ago

            I nearly went with Foden on wildcard last week, but avoided him based on: 18 points against Brighton is about all he's done; Pep Roulette; and he's a bit lightweight/ looks like he could break!

    2. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Save

  2. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Sanchez (foster)
    Matip rudi cancelo taa (white)
    Town mbeumo salah raph
    Vardy jimi (antonio)

    Which?

    A) town to moura
    B) matip to james/alonso
    C) matip town -4 to jota davies
    D) matip town -4 to moura alonso/james
    E) raph matip -4 to jota james

    1. RobMcM1991
        5 months, 25 days ago

        B or E I think

      • Boberella
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        B

    2. RobMcM1991
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Really need help guys, currently going with this:

        Ramsdale
        TAA, Cancelo, Duffy
        Salah (C), Foden, Mbuemo, Raphina, Gallagher
        Kane (VC), Antonio

        Subs: Foster, Hwang, Livramento, Amartey

        But should I set up differently or change someone? I've 0.5M and 1 FH. Looking to get James in but need to save the hit for next week to do it

        1. _figu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Looks good, I'd save. Probably play Hwang and Antonio first sub if Foden doesn't feature.

          1. RobMcM1991
              5 months, 25 days ago

              Ye that's what I was looking at, could spend the FT on Jota but that messes up my James plan

          2. RobMcM1991
              5 months, 25 days ago

              Anyone?

          3. Valdez
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 25 days ago

            Ramsdale
            TAA | Cancelo | James
            Salah(c) | Jota | Saka | Mbuemo
            Kane | Jimenez | Benteke

            Foster | Royal | Livramento | Brownhill

            Am I good to go guys?

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 25 days ago

              Looks good

            2. RobMcM1991
                5 months, 25 days ago

                Royal might do more damage than Mbuemo or maybe Benteke?

                1. Valdez
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Cheers mate, tbh have no faith in Spurs.

                  1. RobMcM1991
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      Ye fair, though they have a great record against Burnley. I am a Spurs fan so maybe biased

              • Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                We confident Duffy starts tonight?

                1. Valdez
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  No

                2. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Yes.

                3. FourLokoLeipzig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Not totally, but fingers crossed. Most predicted lineups seem to have him in

              • vincentwsho
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                Who to bench?

                A) Rudiger (MUN) (have James)
                B) Raphinha (bha)

                1. Valdez
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  A

                2. faver
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  b

                3. _figu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  A

                4. Boly Would
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  A

                5. Honourvolley
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  A

              • C_G
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                am i gtg?

                Sanchez

                TAA Cancelo Rudiger

                Salah (c) Son Raph Gallagher

                Vardy Toney Hwang

                Steele White Livra Allan

                1. _figu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Yup

              • Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                Final decision and some opinion would be great!

                Play whom:
                A. Antonio (mci)
                B. Wilson (ars)

                1. Valdez
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  B

                2. faver
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  b

                3. _figu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Go with your gut.

                4. No Need
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Ive decided to give ASM a run over Antonio as the games on tv today

                5. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Thank you folks! Wilson it is, as originally planned 😛

              • faver
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                Should I do White > Alonso (-4)?

                1. C_G
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  next week for free

                  1. faver
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    That's what I was thinking, but I want to be ahead of the curve.

                    1. tokara
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      one gw is NOT AHEAD. Everyone is getting him next week.

                2. _figu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  I wouldn't. Arsenal and Chelsea equal odds for CS.

              • Ci Siamo
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                So how confident are we that the Liverpool game goes ahead?

                Still holding off my Jota transfer until last minute

                1. faver
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  99%.

                2. AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Very confident.

                  Just look at the weather forecast. It's fine.

                3. Run DCL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  This again?

                4. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  You'll know as much in 3 hours as a minute before deadline. Check weather forecast which is a forecast.

                5. Bennerman
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  We used to say 'this is how rumours start' in the old days.

                  Nowadays, we can actually watch in real time how rumours start.

                  It's quite scary.

              • Sid07
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                Have 1ft
                1) Foden to B Silva
                2) Foden to jota
                3) muembo to Gallagher ( white 1st bench)
                4) save

                1. Tic Tacs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Save the FT

              • FC Hakkebøf
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                Bench Rudiger or Antonio?

                1. Valdez
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Rudiger

                2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  In my case it's Antonio Vs white.

                3. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Antonio.

                4. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Antonio

                5. Honourvolley
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Antonio

              • Bishopool
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                Should I wait for Liverpool match postpone news?

                Foden, Livra -> TAA, Rowe (-4pts)

                I have Saka.

                a) make it happen now
                b) wait for news
                c) roll and start with Cancelo, Regu, Duffy, Salah(c), Foden, Havertz, Saka, Vardy(vc), Jimi, Toney

                1. RobMcM1991
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    C, looks like it will go ahead

                2. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Worth -4 to get Cancelo for Livra, or play White?

                  Who gets more points?

                  A) White
                  B) Cancelo -4

                  1. Valdez
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    Play white

                  2. Cojones of Destiny
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    B enjoy

                3. Tic Tacs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Any selection issues here?

                  Guaita
                  TAA, James, Cancelo
                  Salah (C), Gundogan, ESR, Gallagher
                  Kane (vc), Wilson, Pukki

                  Gunnarsson, Reguilon, Bowen, Livramento

                  1. Valdez
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    Nope looks good, Gundo and Reg is a close call though.

                    1. RobMcM1991
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        Agree, reg will have a lot of deliveries

                        1. No Need
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 25 days ago

                          Maybe delayed ones from Amazon

                      • Tic Tacs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        Thanks, I was also thinking Reg instead of Gallagher, and also that Bowen might get joy on the break against City

                    2. TopBinFc
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        Reg instead of Wilson?

                        1. Tic Tacs
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 25 days ago

                          I just don't 100% trust the Spurs defence yet, especially away from home.

                    3. tim
                      • 12 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      Foden to Jota -4?

                      My bench is not that good to cover if he doesnt play: A.Armstrong, Livra, Brownhill.

                      Yay or Nay?

                      1. Valdez
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        Yay

                        1. tim
                          • 12 Years
                          5 months, 25 days ago

                          Was thinking the same!

                      2. ChuckyPancamo
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        I've got exactly the same bench and I don't think it's worth the hit. There is a chance Armstrong gets a return - Southampton have scored in their last 6 games.

                    4. Bishopool
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      a) roll and start with Havertz
                      b) Sarr -> Raph/Gall and bench Havertz

                      Have Foden.

                      1. Valdez
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        I like the Sarr to Gallagher move

                    5. Alli
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      Foden > Jota for free?

                      Ramsdale
                      Cancelo - Rudiger - TAA
                      Salah - Raph - Foden - Son
                      Toney - Wilson - Antonio

                      Foster - Bissouma - Livramento - Manquillo

                      1. Valdez
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        Yeah I’d do that move

                      2. Little Red Lacazette
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        yes

                    6. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      What’s the general consensus on utd - expecting a defensive turnaround?

                      1. Valdez
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        No, not in the short term at least

                      2. Little Red Lacazette
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        Not anytime soon

                        1. Bennerman
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 25 days ago

                          When you're asking for opinions, what people expect is fundamentally what matters

                          1. Bennerman
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 25 days ago

                            That was intended for matey a bit further down, being a bit sniffy

                            1. JoeTweaks
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                I understand
                                I was just making it clear that United usually defy expectations, especially their defense

                                1. Bennerman
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 months, 25 days ago

                                  Fair shout

                                  1. JoeTweaks
                                      5 months, 25 days ago

                                      Thanks...wish you a good gw,especially if we have similar teams.

                                      1. Bennerman
                                        • 3 Years
                                        5 months, 25 days ago

                                        Likewise, good luck

                                  2. JoeTweaks
                                      5 months, 25 days ago

                                      So what we expect mostly doesn't play out. For instance,they conceded to almost all mid to bottom table teams and kept clean sheets against most of the big boys. Therefore, one shouldn't be carried away by the fixtures or perceived upturn in form. With United,believe it when it happens.

                            2. EmreCan Hustle
                              • 9 Years
                              5 months, 25 days ago

                              They're a good team. If they get their confidence back they'll do well at both ends of the pitch.

                            3. JoeTweaks
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                I don't think what we 'expect' matters but I wouldn't go near the defense until there's proof

                            4. EmreCan Hustle
                              • 9 Years
                              5 months, 25 days ago

                              I'm not in the UK.

                              Is there any indication that the storm may affect the games?

                              I read online that a Newcastle Falcons game was postponed. Don't know anything about them.
                              Also that the storm is likely to last till Sunday?
                              Any insight would be helpful.

                              Thanks.

                              1. Valdez
                                • 9 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                No, just trolls in my opinion.

                                1. EmreCan Hustle
                                  • 9 Years
                                  5 months, 25 days ago

                                  That's good news. Cheers.

                              2. HMC
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                More like storm in a teacup. Expect it to blow over soon - sorry couldn't help myself

                                TAA(c)

                                1. EmreCan Hustle
                                  • 9 Years
                                  5 months, 25 days ago

                                  I like the captain punt. Goodluck.

                              3. GreennRed
                                • 10 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                Falcons are rugby union.Looks like the Northeast and Scotland are worse affected areas right now. Newcastle are playing in London though. Shouldn't affect any games unless Arwen gets annoyed later.

                            5. Subzero (-4)
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              5 months, 25 days ago

                              What do we reckon guys. Good to go or should I be playing Bowen ahead of anyone?

                              Pickford
                              TAA Cancelo James Alonso
                              Salah (c) Raphina Gallagher
                              Kane Toney Antonio

                              Bowen bissouma livramento

                              Feels wrong benching Bowen but don’t know who to play him over or have I got it right?

                              Thanks in advance 🙂

                              1. Cojones of Destiny
                                • 4 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                good team, tough bw antonio and bowen, but bowen in a better form of late so i’d start him

                            6. Cojones of Destiny
                              • 4 Years
                              5 months, 25 days ago

                              play:
                              a. Ait Nouri
                              b. A. Armstrong

                              1. EmreCan Hustle
                                • 9 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                A

                            7. Lord Flashheart
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              5 months, 25 days ago

                              maddison anyone?

                              1. Lord Flashheart
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                or barnes

                              2. EmreCan Hustle
                                • 9 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                Tempted by Barnes with those fixtures. But performances aren't convincing.

                            8. wulfrunian
                              • 5 Years
                              5 months, 25 days ago

                              Do you think that Lukaku will start?

                              1. Bennerman
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                No.

                              2. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                No

                              3. EmreCan Hustle
                                • 9 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                Not IMO.
                                Werner and Havertz might start.

                              4. Cojones of Destiny
                                • 4 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                if the game is up by two goals probz not

                                1. Bennerman
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 months, 25 days ago

                                  Which would be a weird way to start the game and certainly warrant investigation

                                  1. Big Mac 24
                                    • 9 Years
                                    5 months, 25 days ago

                              5. wulfrunian
                                • 5 Years
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                cheers

                            9. RobMcM1991
                                5 months, 25 days ago

                                Start Hwang or Antonio?

                                1. EmreCan Hustle
                                  • 9 Years
                                  5 months, 25 days ago

                                  Hwang

                                2. TopBinFc
                                    5 months, 25 days ago

                                    Ant, or have you someone else to bench?

                                    1. RobMcM1991
                                        5 months, 25 days ago

                                        Could play both and bench one of Foden, Mbuemo, Raphina, Gallagher

                                    2. Cojones of Destiny
                                      • 4 Years
                                      5 months, 25 days ago

                                      Antonio

                                  • boroie
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 25 days ago

                                    1FT, 0.0 ITB

                                    DDG
                                    TAA(VC) Cancelo James
                                    Salah(C) Son Mbuemo Foden*
                                    Jesus Antonio Toney

                                    Foster; Duffy Livramento Brownhill

                                    A: Foden -> Jota
                                    B: Jesus -> Jimenez
                                    C: Save FT

                                    1. Cojones of Destiny
                                      • 4 Years
                                      5 months, 25 days ago

                                      c

                                    2. Bruno Commando
                                      • 7 Years
                                      5 months, 25 days ago

                                      1

                                  • Norco
                                    • 7 Years
                                    5 months, 25 days ago

                                    Worth saving the FT this week?

                                    Rams
                                    TAA Cancelo James Reg
                                    Salah Foden Saka Gall
                                    Vardy Jim

                                    Subs: Antonio Livra 4.5

                                  • boroie
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 25 days ago

                                    Final decision… Bench…

                                    A - Antonio
                                    B - Duffy

                                    1. EmreCan Hustle
                                      • 9 Years
                                      5 months, 25 days ago

                                      B

                                    2. Cojones of Destiny
                                      • 4 Years
                                      5 months, 25 days ago

                                      b

                                    3. TheRealDog
                                      • 8 Years
                                      5 months, 25 days ago

                                      Same dilemma and Duffy is on my bench. I always fear a Duffy haul though.

                                  • Oggle22
                                    • 5 Years
                                    5 months, 25 days ago

                                    G2G

                                    Ramsdale
                                    James Reg Tsimikas
                                    Salah Son Raph ESR
                                    Jesus CR7 Toney

                                    Foster Livramento Luiz Manquillo

                                    Cheers

                                  • FOO FIGHTER
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 25 days ago

                                    Alisson
                                    Trent James Cancelo
                                    (S)alah Son ESR Gallagher Hojbjerg
                                    Kane Dennis

                                    Foster Broja Livra Chilwell

                                    Hoping for a good GW!!!

                                    1. FantasyClub
                                      • 1 Year
                                      5 months, 25 days ago

                                      Wow triple Spurs bold. I just brought in Kane first Spurs asset this season

                                    2. FantasyClub
                                      • 1 Year
                                      5 months, 25 days ago

                                      Your striker rotation is a bit of a worry with Dennis likely to go AFCON