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. A mixed week with 6 of the 10 having green arrows.
FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GW21 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 mixed week for the top 10 FPL managers. 6 of the 10 had green arrows.
The average score of the managers in GW20 was 60 compared to the average of 49. Thats 11 points and 22% above the average score. The high score of the 10 was 87. The low score was 43. A very high spread of 44 for the gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers stayed steady at 300k compared to the last gameweek of 299k. A worsening of rank of 1k. The best rank is 100 and the lowest 954k. A couple of scores are distorting the average. If you calculated the median rank then that is improved to 146k compared to 173k last gameweek. An improvement of rank of 27k. At the moment 3 have overall ranks inside 100k. 1 is inside the top 10k.
The average value is steady at £104.8m slightly down from £104.9m last gameweek
If you’re interested my score was a poor one of 46. Only 1 of the managers had a worse gameweek score. My overall rank is now 432k compared to 348k last gameweek. A worsening of rank of 84k. I’m still only ahead of 2 of the top 10 managers. My team value is low though in comparison at £102.1m down slightly from £102.4m last gameweek. My total score is 1025 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 and Swansea GK/Defs are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Hull, Watford and Sunderland GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Middlesboro, Stoke, Burnley and Man Utd GK Defs are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Sanchez is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Hazard is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Lallana is in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Fletcher and Eriksen are in 4/10 of the FPL managers teams
Ibrahimovic is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
Costa is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Origi is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Aguero, Barnes and Benteke
GW20 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Sanchez was the captain in 7/10 teams each
Aguero was the captain choice in 2/10 teams
Ibrahimovic was the captain in 1/10 teams each
8 FPL managers played 3-4-3
2 FPL manager played 3-5-2
Wildcards, Transfers and Hits
0/10 have now played their 2nd wildcards.
In this round 1 managers took a 4 point hit.
7 of the 10 managers made a transfer
Lallana, Phillips and Aguero was transferred in 2 times
No one else was transferred in more than once
Sigurdsson was transferred out 3 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 58 compared to the Top FPL managers of 60.
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 Pickford, Heaton, Alonso, Amat, Holebas Ibrahimovic, 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 108k overall rank an improvement in rank from the last gameweek of 27k. His total points are 1077 after a good score of this gameweek.. Just to give you a bit of context his last 3 years overall rankings have been 1,450, 277 and 90.
He has 2 transfers this week so not sure what he’ll be doing
THE HIGHEST SCORING AND LOWEST SCORING MANAGERS IN GW20
This guy is totally on fire. An 87 takes him to just outside the top 100. He is an interesting case. He’s had Alli for sometime and Baines recently was obviously an inspirational pick
a low score of 43 taking him to around 322k
This is one case where the teams are quite different.
There were 43 points difference between the 2 teams. 16 of those were in defence. 3 players made a difference of 28 points incredibly. 14 was Alli over Lallana, 5 Siggy over Can and 9 Lukaku over Costa.
Again defence makes a difference and a few players in the attacking 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
As you can see there’s only 6 and one of them is a benchwarmer. That means there are alot of variable gaps to fill. This with the variable captain choices we’ve seen explains the wide range of scores and ranks
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