FFS Cup

The winners of our FFS Cup competitions revealed

Gameweek 25 saw the final and third-place play-off of both the FFS Open Cup and FFS Members Cup take place, with £600 worth of prizes up for grabs in total.

It was a round of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) matches where Manchester United, Newcastle United, Brentford and Brighton and Hove Albion did not participate, to truly test the remaining managers.

A reminder that these are the old-school cups that we run via our own site, although they are very similar to the ones you may see in the ‘Cups’ tab on your FPL team page. The winner of each tie is determined by that Gameweek’s highest score, minus any points hits.

In the event of a draw, the manager highest in the overall FPL rankings after the tie will progress.

FFS OPEN CUP

The full results from previous rounds can be viewed here

Congratulations to Colombo Geezers, after a fairly comfortable 90-72 win over TwoTon Ted. Although his captaincy of Bukayo Saka was superior to the opponent’s Mohamed Salah, it was in defence where this victory took place.

Aaron Ramsdale, Nathan Ake and Andrew Robertson bagged 24 points, whereas James Tarkowski, Seamus Coleman and Kepa Arrizabalaga totalled just three.

Third place goes to Spectrum, where Captain Salah and Eddie Nketiah secured 27 points but his opponent’s reversal of this was just 21. Added to WEAK BECOME HEROS‘ four-point hit, victory was ensured.


FFS MEMBERS CUP

The full results from previous rounds can be viewed here

Meanwhile, over at the FFS Members Cup, Mani10000g also needs congratulations for such success. Both finalists made the exact same three transfers but, despite Whitty benefitting from Arsenal’s two clean sheets and a better captain, it was decided on their only midfield difference – Gabriel Martinelli (26) v Andreas Pereira (1).

Ranked 4,739th in the world, Mani10000g is on a run of nine consecutive green arrows since the Gameweek 17 restart.

Third place goes to Lionac, after a comprehensive win over Alcmckay. A bigger points hit was taken but the combination of having more players, a better captain and a 30-3 defensive landslide secured bronze.

PRIZES

A big well done to the managers above, their prizes are as follows:

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

Please contact geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk for details of how to claim your vouchers.


FPL 2023/24 pre-season page now live

This offer will soon cease, so sign up while you can!


FPLMarc Newcastle fan that spends far too much time thinking about FPL.

88 Comments Post a Comment
  1. M2.0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    BB27 anyone?

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Much prefer this over BB29

      1. lilmessipran
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Is the gap between 26 wc and 29 the only reason for it? The bench looks much stronger in 29 provided no major injuries etc

        1. Holmes
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Also quality of DGW fixtures in 29 plus international break just before that.

        2. M2.0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          i think so. BB is arguably one of the weakest chips and i’d rather get it out of the way without international break uncertainty

    2. Bluetiger1
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      BB29 over BB27

  2. Sheffield Wednesday
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Start:

    March* (WHU) or BrunoF (liv)

    Estupiñán* (WHU) or Trippier (mci)

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      BE

      1. Sheffield Wednesday
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        TY

    2. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      MT on my bus team

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I’ve got the same players. Going BE. Have to decide between M and Toney though.

    4. Cojones of Destiny
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      BE

    5. Bluetiger1
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      March

      Estupinan

      1. Bluetiger1
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Only concern is possible injury so bench order would be good as cover in correct sequence

  3. dansmith1985
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Hey guys does this team need a WC?

    1 FT 0.4 bank

    Kepa
    White Trippier Tarkowski
    Salah Saka Rashford Odegaard Mitoma
    Haaland Kane

    Ward Shaw Gnonto Bueno

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Nah, just use FTs

      1. dansmith1985
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Only have 1,what would you suggest?

        1. Holmes
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Save, good enough starting XI for this week

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Have 14/15 of your team (have Robbo instead of Shaw) and I've activated the WC.

      Tark, Gnonto and Bueno are not good players to have going forward plus I needed to shed my double Liverpool players. Could have dragged a team out for gw27, 28 and 29 but would've meant taking a -12 by gw29 and would've meant not having an optimum team for those 3 weeks.

      A Wildcard now has allowed me to field 5 Brighton/Brentford for dgw27 (instead of 2-3), a full and better XI for bgw28, and 13 doublers plus Saka and Kane/Haaland for 29 without needing to take a hit.

      Not many more games needed to reschedule and gw29 will be the biggest gameweek left

  4. Solly The Seagull
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Pick one to go

    A) Mitoma
    B) Mac Allister
    C) March

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

      1. Holmes
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I understood "Pick one to go" as one to drop fwiw. If its pick one for team, then Mitoma.

    2. PapaWengzz
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Underlying stats arent everything..gotta look at actual returns..and Mac doesnt have any.

      C) is clear if fit

    3. Cojones of Destiny
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      This month.

  5. M2.0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    A

    1. M2.0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      reply fail

  6. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    omg that Ben Crenlin tweet ... throws the GW 26 / 27 WC on the scrap heap 😉

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No one is looking beyond GW29, so changes nothing 😀

    2. si
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 15 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      What was it?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Check it out on twitter

      2. DavvaMC
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I think i was this, correct me if I am wrong?

        "I now think NEW vs BHA is more likely to move to GW31 than GW 30/35/36

        And I'm more confident that the GW28 Blanks will move to GW34, with the GW32 Blanks moving to GW37"

        1. Bggz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          i thought the GW28 blanks were locked in? now they might move to 34?

          1. Holmes
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            GW28 is locked. Blanks will move to some other GW (which happens all the time). So not really a breaking news, just speculating which GW it could get moved.

            (Thats how I read it anyway)

            1. Bggz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              ah cos it was a toss up between 34 and 37 and ben is now more certain its 34. thanks

    3. DavvaMC
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Will this change thoughts on Wildcarding now though?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        The big reason to WC now is because 29 is the biggest double and the best (sic) GW to bench boost ... I don't think that is necessarily the case.

        WC 26 is trying to do too much by covering a double in 27, Blank in 28 and double in 29.

        What will a 26 WC team look like in 29 though ? Loads of domestic and IB international games in-between and most players will play 6+ games from 26 to 29.

        Always problems when you don't WC the week before the BB.

    4. Bluetiger1
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      hi Hotdogs for tea -missed Ben Crenlin tweet - do you have the link

        1. Bluetiger1
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Many Thanks - really appreciated

          Prior to mid-week games I was concerned with BGW28 & unsure at the moment - will look again as my current team now has 10 players.

  7. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Watkins or Toney

    I never make out with either, both are dead ends for me

    Wet legs has Fixtures and Form

    Toney plays 5 games in 3 game weeks

    Toney is shameless about his problems

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Watkins I guess. Both would be good though.

      1. Eze Really?
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I would personally choose 1 of the 2. and prepare for a straight swap either way. (Not in love with Brentford double GW29)
        Personally, with Kane now available I am going Haaland to Kane in GW27 and having both.
        It is hard to look forward too far atm but Nacho, Felix, Wilson could all play a part some time.
        I think the trickier situation is with the mids as there is a fixture shift GW30 onwards.

        1. Holmes
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I like Kane, Toney and Watkins frontline for next few weeks. 🙂

          1. Eze Really?
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Do we have the cojenes

    2. Cojones of Destiny
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Watkins

    3. SpaceCadet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Same dilemma, thinking of getting watkins now and toney next gw.

    4. Bggz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      i got wet legs (lol) on Monday when it looked like he'd go up and mitro would go down

  8. si
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 15 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Surprised at the lack of Ferguson interest around here. Scored in the cup midweek too.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Great option.. watkins kane haaland toney more popular that's why.

  9. Cojones of Destiny
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    would you keep/play Mahrez vs New if we get early line ups or transfer to Rash?
    a. Play
    b. Transfer

    1. SpaceCadet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      a

  10. Hy liverpool
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Kepa Ward
    TAA Trippier White Tarkowski Dawson
    Salah Saka Rashford March JWP
    Nketiah Haaland Gnonto
    1ft 3m itb

    Would you WC? Hah?

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Defense and frontline are shabby

      I would play with WC draft and see if you can get much better side with it.

      Trent to Estu/Mee and Nketiah to Watkins/Toney for -4pts looks alright.

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes I'd wildcard. Tark, Dawson, JWP, Nketiah, Gnonto and the Liverpool lads need upgrading and there's not enough Brighton or Brentford in the team for gw27.

      Spend some time on a transfer planner and map out your current team up until gw29. If you're taking a -12 to get a good team out for gw27-29 then you're better off using the WC now

  11. klopptimusprime
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Thoughts with 1FT and only BB left

    a) KDB + Nketiah -> Kane + Odegaard (-4)
    b) Bruno + Nketiah -> Toney + Odegaard (-4)
    c) Roll (Start Mbeumo)

    Ederson
    White - Estupinan - Mee
    KDB - Bruno - Saka - Rashford - Mitoma
    Haaland - Nketiah

    Ward - Mbeumo - Shaw - Trippier 0.0m 1FT

  12. Botman and Robben
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    1FT 0.5ITB

    Quite a few players I want to get rid of. WC now or in GW27.

    Kepa
    Gabriel Tark Kilman
    Salah Saka Martinelli Rashford
    Haaland Kane Mitro

    Ward Andreas Trippier Patterson

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Doesn't need WC imo.

  13. Eze Really?
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Look at the ones you don't mind keeping:
    Kepa Ward
    Gabriel Trippier
    Saka Martinelli Rashford
    Haaland Kane
    9 players that don't really need changing IMO

    1. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Sorry. reply to Botman

      1. Botman and Robben
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Seen, would like to get Raya in as well.

  14. Bggz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bit of a different WC team

    Arriza
    Mings, Henry, Perisic, Dunk
    odegaard, Saka, Martinelli
    Toney, Haaland, Kane

    Ward, Trippier, March, Rashford

  15. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    GW28 WC 29 BB ... Get Liverpool players after fixtures swing

    GW28
    Kepa
    Gabriel Trippier Henry James Mings
    Saka Almirón Maddison
    Kane Watkins
    Raya Haaland Rashford Mitomo

    GW29 BB
    Kepa
    Gabriel Trippier James
    Saka Maddison Rashford Almirón
    Kane Watkins Haaland
    Raya Mitomo Mings Henry

  16. el polako
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I'm completely out of touch with planning at the moment, too busy with life and work, yet still want to do half decent in fpl.

    Can someone please summarise which teams I want to focus on and which avoid should I play my WC today?

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      BHA/BRE/Kane are flavor of the week.

      WOL/LIV are mostly getting offloaded.

      1. el polako
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        And this should set me for a longer while?

        1. Holmes
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          For next 3-4 weeks atleast.

          Brighton players will double in every DGW, if rotated well, you can get best out of them till season end.

          Brentford's fixtures are also alright, so 1-2 of them like Raya and one more could possibly be set and forget.

          Then you can pick obvious players like Rashford and Saka.

          Thats the core, other position you can adjust accordingly based on your taste.

          1. el polako
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Thank you, pal.
            Much appreciated!

          2. Plumbers Pan
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Was thinking similar, thank you Holmes

  17. capoultra
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Any thoughts on this Strat?:

    Ward (Pope)
    Castagne Tark Trippier (Shaw Akanji)
    Mahrez Rashford Saka Odegaard Martinelli
    Kane Haaland (Gnonto)

    Wk26 Mahrez-Mitoma
    Wk27 Akanji - Mee
    Wk 28 Shaw - Botman
    Wk29 - Tark - Estupinan/Dunk

    Still have BB, WC and FH

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Take a couple of hits too and you will be in good shape

      1. capoultra
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thanks, yeah. I think taking hits is preferable to WC as I successfully avoided Liverpool assets last week and don't need to firefight too much

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I would even roll your transfer this week.

          1. capoultra
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            That's great advice. My Newcastle-fan bias is hoping Mahrez is blanking this week, but realistically has about as much chance of scoring as Mitoma against WH

  18. Etihader
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Felix or Ihenacho? Felix is more nailed but Ihenacho will likely be on penalties when he is playing. To me both are better than Watkins but I can’t decide who’s better out of the two.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Nacho for me

  19. dansmusen
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    On my WC and bench headache incoming. I have Shaw/Maddison/Trippier on bench this week and next is even "worse".

  20. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Repost to get some more inputs. Would you WC this team? 1ft, 1.5m itb. WC, FH, TC left to play. BB already used.

    kepa
    taa james trippier shaw
    salah saka odegaard rash
    haaland nketiah

    ward tark andreas gnonto

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      i’d save ft this week and get 3bri/bre in 27

      1. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        nketiah > toney this gw?

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          frankly i’d wait in Toney this week and decide prior to 27

          1. SpaceCadet
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Watkins this gw and Toney next?

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              good shout

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Roll and review next game week

  21. chilli con kone
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which is the best FPL transfer planner site lads?

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      fpl.team

  22. Rash
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Morning all have my FH WC & BB still available and wondering what my next move should be..

    Kepa (ward)
    Trent trippier white tarko Patterson
    Salah saka rash martinelli andreas
    Kane Haaland Gnonto

    1ft 0 itb

    WC time?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Roll and review next week