fantasy premier league GW26 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


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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

GAMEWEEK REVIEW




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

MIDFIELDERS

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

FORWARDS

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%

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 2 managers took a 4 point deduction for additional transfers. 1 took an 8 point hit.

10/10 of the managers made a transfer.

Transfers in

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

Transfers out

 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.

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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

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THE LOWEST GW25 SCORER

This manager had a score of 41.  He’s the top ranked manager on 15k OR

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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 41 n/a
Pope 12 20
Adrián 11 20
Courtois 7 n/a
Pickford 5 10
Elliot 5 80
Ederson 4 n/a
DEFs
Otamendi 60 20
Alonso 51 70
Jones 50 70
Azpilicueta 27 10
Mee 16 50
Ogbonna 14 50
Christensen 13 30
Naughton n/a 30
Dunk n/a 30
Kenny n/a 30
MIDs
Salah 91 90
Sterling 82 100
Lingard 32 70
Son 29 20
Mahrez 21 0
Shaqiri 21 50
Hazard 14 20
T Carroll n/a 30
C Moting n/a 30
FWDs
Kane 69 70
Firmino 57 60
Agüero 51 80
Calvert-Lewin 13 40
Quaner 12 20
Vardy 11 n/a
Ayew 5 10
Wilson 5 n/a
Rooney 3 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, 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.

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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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1 thought on “fantasy premier league GW26 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers

  1. That team isn’t that big of a budget? Isn’t it around 105.6? My TV is 106.1.

    Great article as always geek! Love the top 10 managers article.

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