Here’s our regular feature where we analyse the teams of 10 top FPL managers who in the last 3 seasons none have finished outside the top 10k. 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. This week was a bad week with 8 of the 10 having red arrows. Obviously the “celebrity” manager was one of the 2 green arrows
FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GW16 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 bad week for the top 10 FPL managers. 8 of the 10 had red arrows.
The average score of the managers in GW15 was 50 compared to the average of 46. Thats 4 points and 9% above the average score. The high score of the 10 was 57. The low score was 42. An low spread of 15 for the gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers took a small leap backward to 243k compared to the last gameweek of 220k. A worsening of rank of 23k. The best rank is 3,500 and the lowest 756k. A couple of scores are distorting the average. If you calculated the median rank then that is 107k compared to 89k last gameweek. A worsening of rank of 18k. At the moment 5 have overall ranks inside 100k. 1 is inside the top 10k.
The average value is up from last week at £104.7m from £104.3m last gameweek.
If you’re interested my score was again terrible at 42. None of the managers had a lower gameweek score although 2 had 42. My overall rank is now 488k compared to 329k last gameweek. A worsening of rank of 159k. I’m still ahead of 2 of the top 10 managers. My team value is low though in comparison at £103.5m up from £103.3m last gameweek. My total score is 760 points.
GK/DEFS BY PLAYER
Amat and Pickford are in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Holebas is in 6/10 FPL managers teams
Alonso and Foster are in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Lovren and Heaton are in 4/10 of the FPL managers teams
Pieters, Jakupovic, Walker 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 GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Watford and Liverpool GK/Defs are represented 6 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Stoke, Hull and Chelsea GK Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Burnley GK/Defs are represented 4 times in the 10 of the FPL managers teams
Sanchez is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Firmino is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
Sigurdsson is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Hazard are 6/10 of the FPL managers teams
Fletcher is in 5/10 of the FPL managers teams
Kane is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Costa is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Iheanacho is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
GW15 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Sanchez was the captain in 9/10 teams
Mane was the captains in 1/10 teams
10 FPL managers played 3-4-3
Wildcards, Transfers and Hits
10/10 have now played their wildcards.
In this round 6 managers took an 8 point hit.
1 Manager took a 4 point hit
10 of the 10 managers made a transfer
Costa was transferred in 6 times
Iheanacho and Sanchez were transferred in 4 times
Kane and Alonso was transferred in twice
No one else was transferred in more than once
Aguero was transferred out 7 times
Austin was transferred out 6 times
Walcott was transferred out 4 times
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 50 compared to the Top FPL managers of 50.
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:
The 10 Managers I follow favour the following more significantly than the top 10k
Foster Amat, Holebas, Firmino, Sigurdsson and Kane
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 40k overall rank a big improvement in rank from the last gameweek of 47k. His total points are 835 after a good score of 54 this gameweek. Just to give you a bit of context his last 3 years overall rankings have been 1,450, 277 and 90.
I think this week he will replace Mustafi with Alonso
THE HIGHEST SCORING AND LOWEST SCORING MANAGERS IN GW15
2nd highest scorer last week this week this manager is the highest although it still meant a small red arrow. His last 3 seasons scores are 9,575, 197 and 3,138
A bad week for the leading manager who’s at 3.5k overall rank. Although it only saw a drop in rank of 2k
With only 15 points difference between the teams it’s not worth explaining
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 £106m.
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