fantasy premier league GW25 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


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Here’s our fantasy premier league GW25 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 GW25 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




GAMEWEEK REVIEW

A mixed week for the top 10 FPL managers. 6/10 had green arrows.

The average score of the managers in GW24 was 61 compared to the game average of 50. That’s 11 points and 22% above the game average score. High score of the 10 was 74. The low score was 53. A spread of 21 for an average scoring gameweek.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers saw an improvement of rank to 177k compared to 230k in the last gameweek. An average rank improvement of 53k. The best overall rank is 9k and the lowest 810k.

The average total points are 1,380

The average value improved to £104.4m

If you’re interested my score was abysmal at 41. It resulted in a 19k red arrow with my overall rank moving to 50k. I had a higher score than none of the 10 managers. I’m ahead in OR terms at the moment of 6 of the 10 managers. My team value is slightly lower at £104.0m down £0.1m from the last gameweek. My total points are 1,409 pts. You can see my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article for GW25.

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 and Newcastle GK/Defs are represented 11 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

MIDFIELDERS

Sterling, Salah and Arnautovic are in 9/10 FPL managers teams

Lingard is in 7/10 FPL managers teams

Son is in 6/10 FPL managers teams

T Carroll is in 3/10 FPL managers teams

Richarlison is in 2/10 FPL managers teams

FORWARDS

Kane is in 9/10 FPL managers teams

 Aguero and Firmino are in 6/10 FPL managers teams

Calvert Lewin is in 4/10 FPL teams

GW24 CAPTAIN CHOICE

Kane was the captain in 7/10 of the FPL managers teams

Aguero was the captain in 3/10 of the FPL managers teams

The top 10k Overall rank captained Kane 55%, Salah 20% Aguero 13% and Sterling 4% (provided by FPL Discovery)

The FFGeek poll was Kane 42%, Salah 20%, Aguero 28% and Sterling 4%

FORMATIONS

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.

8/10 of the managers made a transfer.

Transfers in

Salah was transferred in 3 times

T Carroll was transferred in twice

No one else was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

Hazard and Calvert Lewin were transferred out 3 times

Son and Richarlison were 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.

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An ok score of 57 for the manager achieved with 4 point deduction. He was the 7th highest scorer for the gameweek and his rank is now 265k. A worsening of rank of 8k from the last gameweek rank of 257k. His points total is 1,348. He’s the 8th ranked of the 10 FPL managers.

THE HIGHEST SCORER

This manager had a score of 74

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THE LOWEST SCORER

 This manager had a score of 53

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THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS

Lets look at the differences in the 2:

GKs top10k 10 fpl managers
De Gea 45 n/a
Adrian 12 20
Courtois 9 n/a
Pope 7 20
Pickford 7 10
Elliot 80
DEFs
Otamendi 65 20
Alonso 49 70
Jones 44 70
Azpilicueta 27 10
Mee 19 50
Christensen 14 30
Kenny 13 30
Vertonghen 11 n/a
Mbemba 10 20
Ogbonna 9 50
Dunk 9 30
Naughton n/a 30
MIDs
Salah 91 90
Sterling 82 90
Arnautovic 48 90
Son 45 60
Lingard 39 70
Loftus Cheek 14 10
Mahrez 13 n/a
Pogba 11 n/a
FWDs
Kane 84 90
Firmino 66 60
Aguero 21 60
Calvert Lewin 17 40
Quaner 12 20
Wilson 10 n/a
Vardy 9 n/a
Rooney 6 n/a
Depoitre 4 n/a

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, Arnautovic, Lingard, Mee and Aguero

The top 10k average score was 54 and the 10 FPL managers average score was 61.

All this information is from the excellent site FPL discovery

THE COMBINED TOP 10 FPL MANAGERS TEAM




This is the illustrative combines team for the top 10 managers if you like.  Note: it’s way over anyones budget it’s just a way of showing you what the players the managers own the most of.

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WHO COULD 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 89%

Lingard – 7/10

Arnautovic – 9/10

Sterling – 9/10 plus 82%

Salah – 9/10 plus 91%

Kane – 9/10 plus 84%

 This is not saying you should own them just think carefully before you don’t

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