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. derdourily
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Only for this GW ?

    A-Gundogan
    B. B.Silva

    The one who gets 3 votes win.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      A

    2. Valdez
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      B

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      B

    4. RobMcM1991
        5 months, 27 days ago

        B

      • derdourily
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers guys Bilva won then
        Apperciate your help.

    5. Viprin
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Is Toney to Benteke a too sideways move?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah IMO

      2. Valdez
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Potentially, I much prefer Palace as an attacking outfit, though.

      3. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Ignore the 'sideways' fallacy. A move is a move. If it improves your prospects, or you estimate that it will (which is all any of us are ever doing, whatever the self-appointed experts say), then go for it.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          For me both have good fixtures this week though, Everton are poor defensively
          Would do it next week 🙂

        2. Viprin
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Sound advice, was thinking of getting Benteke as a diffrential, as i already have Mbeumo for Brentford cover.

      4. Chaldaea
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Yes with fixture congestion, Toney with pens and nailed.

        • Fodderx4
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          I'd call it a luxury transfer and would do it rather than lose a free transfer but wouldn't be in a massive rush to do it.

        • Viprin
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers all, goodluck this week!

        • JoeTweaks
            5 months, 27 days ago

            The options for Palace upfront is rich,I think odsonne edouard will get some games upfront,eze is also back from injury(they might move Zaha central again,just guesswork tho). I believe the certainty of starts for Toney wins out

        • bruuuno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          A

        • meechamspowders
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Start Wilson or Toney? Or toss a coin?

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Toney

          2. Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Toney

          3. JoeTweaks
              5 months, 27 days ago

              There's no way you start both? Wow,I'd say Toney then...Everton aren't doing well lately

          4. BS03
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 27 days ago

            hi all best use of 2ft:

            A) foden -> jota/bilva
            B) antonio -> benteke
            C) do both

            bench: wilson - livra - williams

            1. Jimbo-Jones
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              Wouldn’t drop either Antonio or Foden tbh long-term.
              Maybe slightly upgrade Williams rather than burn a FT.

          5. Jimbo-Jones
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            G2G, roll ft?

            Guaita
            TAA Cancelo James Reguilon
            Salah Jota Gallagher Foden
            Antonio Kane

            Livra Brownhill Davis

          6. RobMcM1991
              5 months, 27 days ago

              Bottomed: Hwang or Antonio start?

              1. mcginnntonic
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 27 days ago

                hwang

            • mcginnntonic
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              How is she looking?

              Sanchez
              Trent Cancelo James Emerson
              Salah Jota Mbeumo ESR Raphina
              Kane

              Foster Toney Antonio Livramento

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              When does the 5 YC rule reset?

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 27 days ago

                pretty sure post gw19

                1. Shark
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  A few could miss one soon looking at that list. Duffy very popular.

                  1. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    yep! Wilson too

                2. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Thanks. Planning WIlson next week but it’d be classic for him to be suspended vs. Norwich!

                  1. JoeTweaks
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      Pls choose one to transfer in
                      A. Wilson
                      B. ASM
                      For their next few games

              2. Dammit_182
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 27 days ago

                Morning all. I predict some benching next GW so have built my squad up. It means benching Wilson & Gallagher just now which feels wrong. However, I’m banking on one hell of a rocket being shoved up the spurs players backsides and some sort of reaction. But is Regi going to be able to pull that off at a very wet and windy Turf Moor?

                Thoughts on (a) Regi, (b) Wilson or (c) Gallagher in the starting 11?

                Team is:

                Guita

                TAA, Cancello, James, Reguilon
                (omibamidele)

                Salah (c), ESR, Jota, Son (Gallagher)

                Jiminez, Toney (Wilson)

                Cheers all

              3. Munny Man
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 27 days ago

                Hi all.
                Would you play Emerson, and hope for a rare spurs clean sheet, or, Mbeumo and hope for a rare shot that actually goes in?
                Thanks

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Mbeumo

                2. JoeTweaks
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Mbuemo

                3. Danno - Emre Canada
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Corrr 10years. I bet he still beats himself up about it, spending the day before with him ☹️

                  https://twitter.com/mrdanwalker/status/1464521245660168194?s=24

                  1. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Can't believe it's 10 years
                    RIP Speedo, legend

                4. Sid07
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Foden to jota
                  1) yes
                  2) save

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    2

                    1. Kloppage Time
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      1

                5. GoonerSteve
                  • 12 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  The correct bench here?

                  Ramsdale
                  Trent, Cancelo, James, Alonso
                  Salah (C), Gallagher, Raphina, ESR
                  Ronaldo (V), Toney

                  Foster, Antonio, Douglas L, Livramento.

                  1. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Yep

                  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Such a strong bench is a waste imo

                    1. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      It’s fine IMO. DLuiz is a 4.5m fodder. Livramento hard to see any CS’s near term. Toney/Antonio/ESR rotate

                    2. GoonerSteve
                      • 12 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      Normally I agree, but this season I think a decent squad is needed to cover rotation.

                      Not comfortable with Antonio on the bench mind you.

                6. TVPlugSockets
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Havertz to Bilva or Gundo?
                  Which one would you pick? Long term.

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Silva

                7. mcginnntonic
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  How come i'm not in the round 1 draw for FFS cup? did i miss an entry form?

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Yep same here

                  2. Dammit_182
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Apparently I’m fighting to be in the ‘wales cup’ this season?

                8. Tinfoil Deathstar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Morning. Bit of an usual one for you all. It’s a benching dilemma for my draft team.Bench two of:

                  A) Sancho (che)
                  B) Werner (MAN)
                  C) Duffy (LEE)
                  D) Guehi (AVL)

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    I'd probably go b (might not start, if he does I doubt United will score heavily) and c (isn't he under pressure for starts now the other matey is back? Also, Raphina will score)

                    1. Bennerman
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      Sorry, first was a. Absolute schoolboy stuff from Bennerman there

                    2. Tinfoil Deathstar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      Cheers. I hope Raphinha scores as he’s in my normal FPL team!

                      1. Bennerman
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        I said it because I'm possibly bringing him in too! But the point still stands, I do feel Leeds will score

                        1. Bennerman
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 27 days ago

                          Well, the opinion rather than the point

                          1. Tinfoil Deathstar
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 27 days ago

                            Yeah I’ve got a feeling they will too. Although can’t rule out a big Shane goal from a set-piece.

                  2. Yozzer
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    A D

                9. faux_C
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Play Laporte or Antonio today? (Have Cancelo as well)

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Antonio for sure

                  2. Tinfoil Deathstar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Laporte.

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      Seriously??

                      1. Tinfoil Deathstar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        It’s the hardest fixture of the season for Antonio. I’m benching him.

                  3. mojoindojo
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Laporte

                10. DavidBadWillie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Duffy or Lowton first sub?

                  Got a sneaky suspicion Burnley might keep spurs out.

                11. CapsLock
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Have and headache Ronaldo VS James. Have another issue which one who should i start
                  1. Bissouma
                  2. Duffy
                  3. Livra

                  My current team

                  Ramsdale
                  James TAA Cancelo
                  ASR Gallagher Mo Jota
                  Jimenez Ronaldo

                  0 itb
                  Any suggestion on other player, maybe Ronaldo will be transfer out later

                12. Reggie Nainggolan
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Raphinha to Jota (-4)

                  Yay or Nay?

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    No

                  2. Johnny 8
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Nay

                13. JoeTweaks
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Please help!
                    Bench two
                    A. Mbuemo
                    B. Toney
                    C. Laporte (I also own Cancelo)
                    D. Christensen

                    1. Jdpz
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      bd

                      1. JoeTweaks
                          5 months, 27 days ago

                          Thanks a lot

                    2. Shark_Sandwich
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      do we reckon Lacazette starts, very tempted to bring in for Antonio

                      1. DavidBadWillie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        I think he’ll start

                    3. Jdpz
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      g2g?

                      Guaita
                      Cancelo Dias James Alonso
                      Salah Gundogan(c) Raphinha MBeumo
                      Kane Wilson

                      (Foster Antonio Livramento Brownhill)

                      Any bench changes? Play Antonio?

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        Yeah but i'd captain Salah

                    4. Pukki Party
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      Best defender for 4.3?
                      A) Ait-Nouri
                      B) Aarons
                      C) Duffy
                      D) someone else?

                    5. basilfawlty
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      Chilwell to Alonso for a hit or play Armstrong/Livramento?

                      FT was Foden > Jota

                    6. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      Any news on Foden?

                      1. Arteta
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        Nothing.

                    7. Yozzer
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      What to do here .

                      A play Antonio
                      B play Janssen
                      C -4 for Alonso

                      Thanks!

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        A

                      2. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        A

                      3. mojoindojo
                        • 8 Years
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        A. I'm doing same

                    8. Oggle22
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      Ramsdale
                      Livramento James Tsimikas
                      Salah Son Raph ESR
                      Jesus CR7 Toney

                      Foster Manquillo Luiz Chilwell

                      A) Chilwell to Reg
                      B) Chilwell and Jesus to trent and Denis
                      C) Chilwell and Toney to Trent and the young Leeds forward
                      D) Summat else

                    9. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      Antonio > Tekkers (c) in FanTeam need to a miracle to win the £100,000