Here’s our fantasy premier league GW26 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 GW26 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 mixed week for the top 10 FPL managers. 4/10 had green arrows.
The average score of the managers in GW25 was 51 compared to the game average of 47. That’s 4 points and 9% above the game average score. High score of the 10 was 59. The low score was 41. A spread of 18 for a low scoring gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers saw a worsening of rank to 210k compared to 177k in the last gameweek. An average rank worsening of 33k. The best overall rank is 15k and the lowest 767k.
The average total points are 1,429
The average value dropped to £104.2m
If you’re interested my score was ok at 55 -4. It resulted in a 5k red arrow with my overall rank moving to 55k. I had a higher score than 6 of the 10 managers. I’m ahead in OR terms at the moment of 7 of the 10 managers. My team value is slightly lower at £103.6m down £0.4m from the last gameweek. My total points are 1,460 pts. You can see my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article for GW26.
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
Man Utd, West Ham 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 are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Sterling is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Salah is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
Lingard is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Shaqiri is in 5/10 FPL managers teams
T Carroll is in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Richarlison and Hazard in 2/10 FPL managers teams
Aguero is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Kane is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Firmino is in 6/10 FPL teams
GW25 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Aguero was the captain in 6/10 of the FPL managers teams
Salah was the captain in 3/10 of the FPL managers teams
Sterling was the captain in 1/10 managers teams
The top 10k Overall rank captained Aguero 43%, Salah 33% Kane 7% and Sterling 5% (provided by FPL Discovery)
The FFGeek poll was Aguero 53%, Salah 27% Kane 3% and Sterling 5%
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 2 managers took a 4 point deduction for additional transfers. 1 took an 8 point hit.
10/10 of the managers made a transfer.
Shaqiri was transferred in 4 times
Choupo Moting was transferred in 3 times
Hazard and Aguero were transferred in twice
No one else was transferred in more than once
Arnautovic was transferred out 9 times
Son was transferred out 4 times
Kane 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 good score of 58 for the manager. He was the 2nd highest scorer for the gameweek and his rank is now 238k. An improvement of rank of 27k from the last gameweek rank of 265k. His points total is 1,406. He’s the 7th ranked of the 10 FPL managers.
THE HIGHEST GW25 SCORER
This manager had a score of 59. He’s currently ranked 35k
THE LOWEST GW25 SCORER
This manager had a score of 41. He’s the top ranked manager on 15k OR
THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS
Lets look at the differences in the 2:
|GKs||Top10k||10 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, Lingard and Mee
The top 10k average score was 53 and the 10 FPL managers average score was 51.
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.
WHO COULD HURT YOUR RANK IF YOU DON’T OWN THEM
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 98%
Jones – 7/10 plus Man Utd defence 91%
Lingard – 7/10
Sterling – 10/10 plus 82%
Salah – 9/10 plus 91%
Kane – 7/10
This is not saying you should own them just think carefully before you don’t
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