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. If you felt bad about your gameweek then you’re in good company. A disastrous week for the top 10 managers with 8/10 getting red arrows and a huge drop in average score. 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 GW13 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 GW12 was 38 compared to the average of 40. Thats 2 points and 5% below the average score. The high score of the 10 was 48. The low score was 24. A relatively high spread of 24 for a low scoring gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 380k compared to the last gameweek of 304k. A worsening of rank of 76k. The best rank is 5k and the lowest 1.79m. A couple of scores are distorting the average. If you calculated the median rank then that is 193k compared to 121k last gameweek. A worsening of rank of 72k. At the moment only 3 have overall ranks inside 100k
The average value is slightly up from last week at £103.8m from £103.4m last gameweek.
If you’re interested my score was 29. An terrible score which saw a big red arrow. Only 1 of the managers had a lower gameweek score. My overall rank is now 174k compared to 98k last gameweek. A worsening of rank of 76k. I’m still ahead of 5 of the top 10 managers. My team value is low though in comparison at £103.2m although up on £102.7 last gameweek. My total score is 632 points.
GK/DEFS BY PLAYER
Holebas, Amat 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
McAuley, Pieters, Jakupovic, A Smith, Walker and Williams are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GK/DEFS BY TEAM
WBA GK/Defs are represented 11 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Swansea GK/Defs are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Sunderland and Watford GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Hull and Stoke GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 of the FPL managers teams
Everton and Burnley GK/Defs are represented 4 times in the 10 of the FPL managers teams
Firmino is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
Coutinho and Hazard are in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Sanchez, Fletcher and Allen are in 5/10 of the FPL managers teams
Aguero is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Austin is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Lukaku is in 6/10 FPL managers teams
Benteke is in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GW12 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Aguero was the captain in 9/10 teams
Lukaku was the captain in 1/10 teams
5 FPL managers played 3-4-3
2 FPL managers played 2-5-3 through the AOA chip
1 FPL manager played 3-5-2
Wildcards, Transfers and Hits
10/10 have now played their wildcards. 2 played their AOA chip in this round
In this round 8 managers took a points hit. 7 took a 4 pointer. The other an 8 pointer.
9 of the 10 managers made a transfer
Hazard was transferred in 7 times
Firmino was transferred in 2 times
No one else was transferred in more than once
Sanchez was transferred out 5 times
Bellerin, Walcott and Wilson 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 41 compared to the Top FPL managers of 38.
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, Pickford, Firmino, Walcott and Austin
My rank fell 24k on the saturday and a further 50k on the Sunday and pretty steady on the Monday. That had to be in part to the Costa effect
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 110k overall rank a worsening in rank from the last gameweek of 45k. His total points are 643 after a poor score of 31 this gameweek. Just to give you a bit of context his last 3 years overall rankings have been 1,450, 277 and 90.
This week he has to dump Sterling possibly for Coutinho. I think he will bench Allen
THE HIGHEST SCORING AND LOWEST SCORING MANAGERS IN GW12
This is the manager ranked 129k on points with a gameweek score of 48. He used his AOA chip with Costa, Coleman, Lovren and Foster returning points
Lowest scoring team
This is the manager with the lowest scoring team of 24 who is ranked 258k. Just to show you that this guy is no mug his last 3 seasons overall ranks are 296, 9,344 and 690. So this shows what a brutal season this is so far
3 players made the difference Lovren, Coleman and Costa.
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 £99m.
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