FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GW13 TIPS – ANALYSING 10 TOP FPL MANAGERS

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

GAMEWEEK SUMMARY

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

MIDFIELDERS

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

FORWARDS

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

FORMATION

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

TRANSFERS

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

Transfers in

Hazard was transferred in 7 times

Firmino was transferred in 2 times

No one else was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

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.

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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

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THE HIGHEST SCORING AND LOWEST SCORING MANAGERS IN GW12

Highest scoring

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

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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.

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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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Comments

9 comments
  • christina

    non of top 5 overall own kun.

  • Simon Garner

    Very interesting indeed. If you’d picked Lukaku and Costa earlier on then you certainly would have been better off and had more to spend in midfield. I’m considering dropping Kun for Kane in GW14. He has 3 easy home fixtures in 4 games (Swansea, Hull, Burnley).

  • jeremiah johnson

    I dropped Lukaku for Kane, not going to get rid of Aguero anytime soon, he will come strong and get a hat trick soon I think.
    Got Lukaku in early and decided it was time to get the money from him now before he drops in value and I loose that added value to my team.

    • Simon Garner

      Aguero is class and taking him out will be risky but his consistency this year doesn’t seem to be as good as in past seasons. I can see him being outscored by Costa and Kane.

    • christina

      @ 13m Kun needs to outscore Kane/Costa by quiet a margin. Otherwise he ain’t worth it.

  • Alex

    A) Alonso – Lovren – Collins
    Haz – Coutinho – Firmino – Siggy
    Costa – Giroud – Kane

    B) Stones – Lovren – Pieters
    Haz – Coutinho – Firmino – Redmond/Siggy
    Costa – Tekkers/Giroud – Kun

    C) Stones – Lovren – Rose
    Haz – Cou – Firm – Redmond
    Kaku – Costa – KAne

    Team A all the way right 😕 haha

  • Dr gonzo

    It’s a with Pieters replacing Collins.
    I prefer Lukaku to Giroud too I think.

  • Stephen T

    Lukaku is leaving me again being replaced by Kane. As much as I want to wait one more week I can’t see Everton having much luck vs S’hampton.

    • RS

      Hi Stephen T,

      Same as well, but I have Lallana that I need to off load if he is still injured by Saturday, so unable to bring out Lukaku for Kane.

      Currently thinking who i should bring in given that I only have 2.1m ITB.

      Considering Walcott in for replacement.

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