Managers in Fantasy Premier League may have noticed the FPL Cup has now appeared on the "Pick Team" page on web and on the app.
This is because the FPL Cup will be starting in Gameweek 16. That means that Gameweek 15 will determine the qualifiers for the first round.
The top-scoring 8,388,608 managers in Gameweek 15 will enter the first round of the cup for Gameweek 16.
Each qualifying team will be randomly drawn against another in the first round.
The winner - the team with the highest Gameweek score minus any transfer points - will progress to the second round and another random draw. The losers are out!
This process continues until the final round in Gameweek 38, when the two remaining teams contest the FPL Cup final.
If a cup match is drawn, then the following tie-breaks will be applied until a winner is found:
1) Most goals scored in the Gameweek
2) Fewest goals conceded in the Gameweek
3) Virtual coin toss
Fantasy managers can now add the magic of the cup to their mini-leagues with a "League Cup" among their friends, colleagues, family and rivals.
The FPL League Cup will feature all FPL managers in your invitational classic league. They will go into a draw, with the starting round determined by the number of teams involved.
It is easy for the admins of the mini-leagues to set up the League Cup.
Go to the Leagues and Cups page and click on the "Options" button. Click on "Administer" and tick the "Create League Cup" option. Then click the "Update league" button.
If you are setting up an invitational league, you need only ensure that the "Create league cup" option is ticked as below to set up your own cup competition.