Here’s our fantasy premier league GW24 tips article where we analyse the teams of 10 top FPL managers. These 10 managers have not finished outside the overall rank of the top 10k in the last 3 seasons. 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 GW24 TIPS – ANALYSING THE TEAMS OF 10 TOP FPL MANAGERS
If the article is too long there’s a template team for the top 10 FPL managers analysed towards the end of the article. I also state which player I think will hurt you if you don’t own them
THE 10 MANAGERS STATS
This season we welcome back 4 of last seasons managers who were the subject of our article. We add to that a new 6 managers. Stats of these managers are unbelievable and every bit as impressive as last season
1. The overall average finishing overall rank of the top 10 managers in the last 3 seasons is 2,963
2. The top 10 FPL managers have not been out of the top 10k in the last 3 seasons (ie 30 times playing)
3. All 10 have finished in the top 1,000 in the last 3 seasons
A great week for the top 10 FPL managers. 9/10 had green arrows.
The average score of the managers in GW23 was 82 compared to the game average of 58. That’s 24 points and 41% above the game average score. High score of the 10 was 95. The low score was 62. A high spread of 33 even for a fairly high scoring gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers saw an improvement of rank to 230k compared to 286k in the last gameweek. An average rank improvement of 56k. The best overall rank is 14k and the lowest 907k.
The average total points are 1,317
The average value improved to £104.3m
If you’re interested my score was pretty ordinary at 68 with my accidental free hit chip. It resulted in a 5k red arrow with my overall rank moving to 31k. I had a higher score than only 2 of the 10 managers. I’m ahead in OR terms at the moment of 8 of the 10 managers. My team value is slightly higher at £104.1m up £0.3m from the last gameweek. My total points are 1368 pts. You can see my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article for GW24.
GK/DEFS BY PLAYER
Elliot is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Jones and Alonso are in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Ogbonna and Mee are in 5/10 teams
Naughton, Kenny, Christensen and Dunk are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GK/DEFS BY TEAM
Chelsea GK/Defs are represented 11 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Newcastle GK/Defs are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
West Ham GK/Defs are represented 9 times in the 10 managers teams.
Man Utd and Burnley GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Brighton and Swansea GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Everton and C Palace GK/Defs are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Sterling, Son and Arnautovic are in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Lingard is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Salah is in 6/10 FPL managers teams
Richarlison is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Hazard is in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Kane is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
Calvert Lewin is in 7 FPL teams
Firmino is in 6/10 FPL managers teams
Aguero is in 5/10 FPL teams
GW23 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Kane was the captain in 9/10 of the FPL managers teams
Hazard was the captain in 1/10 of the FPL managers teams
The top 10k Overall rank captained Kane 66%, Salah 8% Lingard 4% and Hazard 3% (provided by FPL Discovery)
The FFGeek poll was Kane 68%, Salah 2%, Lingard 7% and Hazard 3%
Not done this week sorry
WILDCARDS, TRANSFERS AND HITS
0/10 have now played their 2nd wildcard.
None of the 10 have played their bench boost
3/10 have played their triple captain chip.
1/10 played their free hit chip.
In this round 4 managers took a 4 point deduction for additional transfers.
7/10 of the managers made a transfer.
Lingard was transferred in 7 times
Alonso was transferred in twice
No one else was transferred in more than once
Alli was transferred out 5 times
Coutinho was transferred out twice
No one was transferred out more than once
FOCUS ON 1 MANAGERS TEAM
The celebrity manager we followed last season finished around the 20k mark so he’s not in the group this season. This season were going to focus on the manager each week who had the highest finish last season with an amazing overall rank of 15 believe it or not. The 3 years before that his ranks were 5,529. 1, 550 and 759. Unbelievable.
An ordinary score of 62 for the manager achieved with 4 point deduction. He was the lowest scorer for the gameweek and his rank is now 199k. A worsening of rank of 58k from the last gameweek rank of 199k. His points total is 1,295. He’s the 7th ranked of the 10 FPL managers.
THE HIGHEST SCORER
This score was from the FFGeek contributor FPL Word. His score was 95 and takes him to 29k OR
THE LOWEST SCORER
That was our focus manager above with 62. A 33 point difference made up in the 3 typical categories as follows:
Defence – 0 points difference
Captain – 0 points positive to the lowest scoring team
1 or 2 attacking players – Only 3 attacking players were different. Son, Arnautovic and Salah compared to Hazard, Alli and an additional defender. Those 3 players made a difference of 33 points.
I hear alot of FPL managers think you’ve got to be drastically different to gain points but it really isn’t the case.
THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS
Lets look at the differences in the 2:
|GKs||Top 10k %||10 top FPL managers %|
The top 10k favour more than the FPL managers (using more than 30% as a significant difference):
De Gea and Otamendi
The top 10 managers favour more than the top 10k (using more than 30% as a significant difference)
Elliot, Ogbonna, Son HM, Arnautovic, Calvert Lewin and Aguero
The top 10k average score was 71 and the 10 FPL managers average score was 82.
All this information is from the excellent site FPL discovery
THE COMBINED TOP 10 FPL MANAGERS TEAM
This is the template team for the top 10 managers if you like
Who will hurt your rank if you don’t own them
See my article explaining the theory from last week. I disregard low risk players like Elliot for example.
Using my rule of thumb of owned by 7/10 of the top 10 FPL managers or 70% of the top 10k then the following players are in that category:
Alonso – 7/10 plus Chelsea defence 99%
Jones – 7/10 plus Man Utd defence 87%
Otamendi – 69% (I’ll give him the 1%)
Lingard – 7/10
Arnautovic – 8/10
Sterling – 8/10 plus 83%
Salah – 80%
Kane – 9/10 plus 76%
That may seem to hamstring your team given it’s 8 players but captain choices and 1 or 2 other players can still make a difference every week even if you’re chasing. The ones that qualify in both categories are the most dangerous not to own
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