After Sanchez came out of the last chance saloon with a hat trick last week, Aguero also came out emphatically with 5 goals in GW8 totally transforming the position of the 10 top FPL managers who all had him has captain.
If you haven’t seen this before then , this article includes the scores of the top 10 FPL managers as well as the team selection points. These are just not the current top 10 but 10 managers who’ve been successful over the last 3 years. The 10 managers have now never been outside the top 10k in the last 3 years (30 times playing FPL). The article is all about giving you another view point other than mine. Also the managers I have picked have been consistent showing they can adapt to different seasons. I realised this week that friend of the site Utkarsh Dalmia and long time top 10 FPL manager wasn’t in this weeks so next week I will adjust it so he is.
fantasy premier league gameweek 9 – analysing 10 top FPL managers
I’ll give the FPL managers stats, their GW6 scores and then outline their teams and structure. The stats of the top 10 managers are incredible.
1. The overall average finishing position of the top 10 managers is 1,464
2. The top 10 FPL managers have not been out of the top 10k in the last 3 years (ie 30 times playing)
3. 9 of the 10 have finished in the top 1,000
4. 5 of the 10 managers have finished in the top 100
GW8 average score and rank
The average score of the managers in GW8 was 102 compared to the average of 55. Thats 47 points and 85% above the average. The high score of the 10 was 118. The low score was 91. A reasonably low spread of 27 for the average.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers has improved markedly to 198k from 698k last gameweek. The best rank is 15.8k and the lowest 620k.
If you’re interested my score was poor compared to the above at 85 but the current rank improved to 460k compared to 1 million last week. My team value is £102.2m. I’m only ahead of 1 of the managers at the moment.
The average team value
The average team value is slightly up at 102.8 up from 102.7 last week.
GK/Defs by player
Kolarov is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Richards and McCarthy are in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Butland, Darmian, Azpilicueta and Targett are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Francis is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
GK/Defs by team
Man City GK/Defs are in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams
C Palace GK/Defs are in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams
A Villa and Chelsea GK/Defs are in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Southampton GK/Defs are in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Norwich and Man Utd are in 4 of the FPL managers teams
Mahrez is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Sanchez is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Payet is in 6/10 FPL managers teams
Westwood is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Pedro and De Bruyne are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Aguero is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Vardy and Martial are in 5/10 FPL managers teams
GW8 Captain Choice
Aguero was captained by 10/10 of the FPL managers
How many have used their wildcard/chips
8/10 have used their wildcards. 2 of the 10 has used their all out attack chip
Wilson was transferred out by 7/10 FPL managers
Gomez was transferred out by 3/10 FPL managers
Pedro and YYT was transferred out by 2/10 FPL managers
No one was transferred out more than once
Vardy was transferred in by 5 FPL managers
Payet was transferred in by 2/10 FPL managers
No one else was transferred in more than once
8 of 10 used 3-4-3
2/10 used 3-5-2
Typically the GK was a cheap GK with McCarthy as a reserve
In the main 2 or 3 defenders from the group of Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs were in the team
There was virtually an equal amount of teams with 4 midfielders and a £4.5m 5th mid. The other half played with 5 proper mids.
There was a mixture of values of strikers
7 players over £6.0m are outside the teams of Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs. Those are Vardy (5) Mane (2), Mahrez (10), Payet (6), Ayew (1) and Gomis (1)
Here’s a team to represent that. The value is around £104.0m which is higher than most teams at the moment although most would lose Azpilicueta to recify that:
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