FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GW20 TIPS – ANALYSING 10 TOP FPL MANAGERS

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. Another bad week with 7 of the 10 having red arrows  and again a big variation of captain picks.

FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GW20 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 bad week for the top 10 FPL managers. 7 of the 10 had green arrows.

The average score of the managers in GW19 was 47 compared to the average of 45. Thats 2 points and 4% above the average score. The high score of the 10 was 74. The low score was 37. A very high spread of 37 for a low scoring gameweek. That’s going to happen with variable captain picks

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers took a small leap backwards to 299k compared to the last gameweek of 272k. A worsening of rank of 27k. The best rank is 500 and the lowest 1 million. A couple of scores are distorting the average. If you calculated the median rank then that is worsened  to  173k compared to 126k last gameweek. A worsening of rank of 47k. At the moment 3 have overall ranks inside 100k. 2 are inside the top 10k.

The average value is steady at £104.9m the same as last week

If you’re interested my score was in comparison a good one at 60. Only 1 of the managers had a better gameweek score. It helped my rank greatly. My overall rank is now 348k compared to 469k last gameweek. An improvement of rank of 121k. I’m still only ahead of 2 of the top 10 managers. My team value is low though in comparison at £102.4m up slightly from £102.3m last gameweek. My total score is 979 points.

GK/DEFS BY PLAYER

Alonso is in 8/10 FPL managers teams

Amat is in 7/10 FPL managers teams

Foster, Holebas and Pickford are in 5/10 FPL managers teams

Jones and Heaton are in 4/10 FPL managers teams

Pieters and Jakupovic are in 3/10 FPL managers teams

GK/DEFS BY TEAM

WBA GK/Defs are represented 11 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Chelsea GK/Defs are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Swansea GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Hull, Watford and Sunderland GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Stoke, Burnley and Man Utd GK Defs are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

MIDFIELDERS

Sanchez is in 10/10 FPL managers teams

Hazard is in 9/10 FPL managers teams

Sigurdsson is in 8/10 FPL managers teams

Fletcher and Eriksen are in 5/10 of the FPL managers teams

FORWARDS

Ibrahimovic is in 10/10 FPL managers teams

Costa is in 7/10 FPL managers teams

Origi is in 5/10 FPL managers teams

GW19 CAPTAIN CHOICE

Hazard, Sanchez were the captain in 3/10 teams each

Ibrahimovic and Costa were the captain in 2/10 teams each

FORMATION

9 FPL managers played 3-4-3

1 FPL manager played 3-5-2

TRANSFERS

Wildcards, Transfers and Hits

10/10 have now played their wildcards.

In this round 2 managers took a 4 point hit.

6 of the 10 managers made a transfer

Transfers in

Costa was transferred in 3 times (2 of those transferred him out last week)

No one else was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

Kane was transferred out 3 times

Pickford and Walker were transferred out twice

No one else was transferred out more than once

AGUERO

How many have either left money in the bank to get Aguero in or not made a transfer to have 2 to get him in

3 have money in the bank to get Aguero in for Ibra but not for Costa

4 have rolled over a transfer which would allow them to use it to get Aguero in.

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 57 compared to the Top FPL managers of 68.

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:

Azpilicueta

The 10 Managers I follow favour the following more significantly than the top 10k

Foster Pickford, Heaton, Alonso, Amat, Holebas Hazard Ibrahimovic, Costa and Sigurdsson

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 135k overall rank a drop in rank from the last gameweek of 26k. His total points are 1013 after a poor score of 39 this gameweek.. Just to give you a bit of context his last 3 years overall rankings have been 1,450, 277 and 90.

I’m not sure what he’s going to do this week.  Unless I’m mistaken he hasn’t got enough for Aguero.

THE HIGHEST SCORING AND LOWEST SCORING MANAGERS IN GW19

Highest scorer

A fantastic score of 74 taking him to around 500 overall rank

Lowest scorer

a low score of 37 taking him to around 84k

Another example of the power of defence and the difference 1 player can make

There were 37 points difference between the 2 teams.  24 of those were in defence incredibly.  12 were between the choice of Alli and Eriksen.

Those who think you can ignore defence as low scoring this season are seeing defence being a large proportion of the difference in the highest and lowest scoring teams in this article consistently.  The 2 teams only have 3 of 7 attacking players different.  1 of those 3 midfielders from the same team.

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.

Here’s the core team of players owed by more than 50% of the FPL managers

This shows why the teams will vary and the scores will also vary.  This is why this is such a tough year

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