Here’s the full version of our regular feature where we analyse the teams of 10 top FPL managers who in the last 3 seasons where none have finished outside the top 10k. A poor if not disastrous week for the top 10 managers with 8/10 getting red arrows. The average score fell but not too significantly. The top 10 Managers have played 30 times in the last 3 years and none have finished outside the top 10k in that time. Considering how variable the last 3 years have been this is remarkable consistency and shows an ability to adapt strategy in different seasons. It also gives you a view other than my own on strategy and player selection.
FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GW12 TIPS – ANALYSING 10 TOP FPL MANAGERS
THE 10 MANAGERS FPL STATS
The stats of the top 10 managers are incredible again this season.
1. The overall average finishing position of the top 10 managers is 2,943
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
A poor week for the top 10 FPL managers. 8 of the 10 had red arrows.
The average score of the managers in GW11 was 54 compared to the average of 52. Thats 2 points and 4% above the average score. The high score of the 10 was 67. The low score was 45. A relatively high spread of 22 for an average scoring gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 304k compared to 267k last gameweek. A worsening of rank of 37k. The best rank is 7k and the lowest 1.49m. A couple of scores are distorting the average. If you calculated the median rank then that is 121k compared to 89k last gameweek. A worsening of rank of 32k. At the moment only 4 have overall ranks inside 100k
The average value is slightly up from last week at £103.4m from £103.3m last gameweek.
If you’re interested my score was 56. An ok score which saw a small red arrow. Only 3 of the managers had a higher gameweek score. My overall rank is now 98k compared to 95k last gameweek. A worsening of rank of 3k. I’m ahead of 6 of the top 10 managers. My team value is low though in comparison at £102.7m although up on £102.4 last gameweek. My total score is 603 points.
GK/DEFS BY PLAYER
Amat is in 8/10 teams
Holebas and Pickford are in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Foster is in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Lovren and Heaton are in 4/10 of the FPL managers teams
Jakupovic, A Smith, Walker and Williams are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Pieters, Bellerin, Clyne, Kelly, Lenihan and are in 2 teams
GK/DEFS BY TEAM
WBA and Swansea GK/Defs are represented 9 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Sunderland and Watford GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Hull GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 of the FPL managers teams
Everton, Burnley, Arsenal and Stoke GK/Defs are represented 4 times in the 10 of the FPL managers teams
Sanchez is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Coutinho and Firmino are in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Fletcher, Walcott and Allen are in 5/10 of the FPL managers teams
Gundogan is in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Aguero is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Lukaku is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Austin is in 6/10 FPL managers teams
Benteke is in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GW11 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Aguero was the captain in 10/10 teams
9 FPL managers played 3-4-3
1 FPL manager played 2-5-3 through the AOA chip
Wildcards, Transfers and Hits
10/10 have now played their wildcards
In this round 4 managers took a points hit. 3 took a 4 pointer. The other an 8 pointer.
9 of the 10 managers made a transfer
Allen, Austin and Gundogan were transferred in 3 times
Heaton transferred in twice
No one else was transferred in more than once
Valencia was transferred out 3 times
Walcott, Sterling and Foster were transferred out twice
No one else was transferred out more than once
COMPARISON WITH THE TOP 10K
Here’s a comparison with the how the top 10k overall rank average team looks like. The information is provided by the excellent site FPL discovery.
The top 10k average score was 55 compared to the Top FPL managers of 54.
What it does show is that the top 10 fpl managers I follow have some big differences (30% difference is the benchmark) with the top 10k rank. Here are the main ones:
The top 10k favour the following significantly more than the managers I follow:
Stones and Costa
The 10 Managers I follow favour the following more significantly than the top 10k
Amat, Holebas, Sanchez Firmino, and Austin
FOCUS ON 1 MANAGERS TEAM
Again we focus on the managers team who last season finished the highest of my then top 10 FPL managers ending up in 1,400th position. This manager is the closest thing to a fantasy football celebrity there is due to his consistent results so we’ll keep an eye on him. At present he is in 65k overall rank a worsening in rank from the last gameweek of 30k. His total points are 612 after a poor score of 46 this gameweek.
My gut feel is he will either go Sanchez to Hazard or Sterling to Coutinho.
THE HIGHEST SCORING AND LOWEST SCORING MANAGERS IN GW11
This is the manager ranked 570k on 555 points with a gameweek score of 67. The only player to have Alonso. A Chelsea fan too so bet he was gutted not having Hazard.
Lowest scoring team
This is the manager with the lowest scoring team of 45 who is ranked 1.49m. Just to show you that this guy is no mug his last 3 seasons overall ranks are 987, 623 and 2,801. So this shows what a brutal season this is
2 players made the difference Firmino and Alonso. Is this the season of blanks or double figures?
TOP 10 MANAGERS COMBINED TEAM
Here’s a team to represent the top 10 managers. Those highlighted are where it’s different to my team. It’s very cheap at around £100m. I suspect there’s a bit of a Chelsea rush at the moment though
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