Here’s 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. It was a good week for the top 10 managers with 7 of 10 having green arrows. 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 GW14 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 good week for the top 10 FPL managers. 7 of the 10 had green arrows.
The average score of the managers in GW13 was 57 compared to the average of 46. Thats 11 points and 24% above the average score. The high score of the 10 was 68. The low score was 45. An expected spread of 23 for a high scoring gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 323k compared to the last gameweek of 380k. An improvement of rank of 57k. The best rank is 1,600 and the lowest 1.49m. A couple of scores are distorting the average. If you calculated the median rank then that is 180k compared to 193k last gameweek. An improvement of rank of 13k. At the moment 4 have overall ranks inside 100k
The average value is slightly down from last week at £103.5m from £103.8m last gameweek.
If you’re interested my score was 43. A terrible score which saw a big red arrow of 54k. None of the managers had a lower gameweek score. My overall rank is now 228k compared to 174k last gameweek. A worsening of rank of 54k. I’m still ahead of 4 of the top 10 managers. My team value is low though in comparison at £102.6k down from £103.2m last gameweek. My total score is 675 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 is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Hazard is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Sanchez and Fletcher are in 5/10 of the FPL managers teams
Aguero is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
Austin is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Lukaku is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Benteke is in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GW13 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Firmino was the captain in 5/10 teams
Mane and Coutinho were the captains in 2/10 teams
Aguero was the captain in 1/10 teams
9 FPL managers played 3-4-3
1 FPL managers played 4-3-3
Wildcards, Transfers and Hits
10/10 have now played their wildcards.
In this round 1 managers took a 4 points hit.
7 of the 10 managers made a transfer
Sigurdsson was transferred in twice
No one else was transferred in more than once
Lukaku and Allen 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 47 compared to the Top FPL managers of 57.
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:
Capoue and Costa
The 10 Managers I follow favour the following more significantly than the top 10k
Foster Amat, Holebas, Firmino, Walcott and Aguero, Austin and Benteke
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 75k overall rank a big improvement in rank from the last gameweek of 110k. His total points are 702 after a good score of 59 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 I think he will lose Lukaku for Kane maybe taking his first hit of the season with the Coutinho injury
THE HIGHEST SCORING AND LOWEST SCORING MANAGERS IN GW12
This manager is the highest ranked manager going from strength to strength ranked 1,600 with a gameweek score of 68.
Lowest scoring team
This is the manager with the lowest scoring team of 45 who is ranked 701k. Just to show you that this guy is no mug his last 3 seasons overall ranks are 3229, 1951 and 3,749. In 7 years he’s never finished outside the top 10k. Another example of what a brutal season this is so far
The power of defence with 22 points vs 6 and 12 points on the captain pick difference accounted for 18 of the 23 points difference.
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 unaffordable at around £105m.
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