Here’s our fantasy premier league GW28 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 GW28 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 good week for the top 10 FPL managers. 8/10 had green arrows.
The average score of the managers in GW27 was 90 compared to the game average of 61. That’s 29 points and 48% above the game average score. High score of the 10 was 104. The low score was 79. A low spread of 25 for a a high scoring gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers saw an improvement of rank to 201k compared to 262k in the last gameweek. An average rank improvement of 61k. The best overall rank is 24k and the lowest 765k.
The average total points are 1,559
The average value rose by £0.3m to £104.4m
If you’re interested my score was good at 96. It resulted in a 28k green arrow with my overall rank moving to 52k. I had a higher score than 7 of the 10 managers. I’m ahead in OR terms at the moment of 7 of the 10 managers. My team value is stays the same at £103.4m from the last gameweek. My total points are 1,593 pts. You can see my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article for GW27.
GK/DEFS BY PLAYER
Elliot and Jones are in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Alonso are in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Mee is in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Ogbonna is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Naughton, Kenny and Dunk are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GK/DEFS BY TEAM
Newcastle GK/Defs are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Man Utd GK/Defs are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Chelsea and Burnley GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Swansea and West Ham GK/Defs are represented 6 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Brighton GK/Defs are represented 5 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 6/10 FPL managers teams
Shaqiri is in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Walcott is in 4/10 FPL teams
T Carroll is in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Son, Choupo Moting and Hazard are 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
Wilson is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
GW27 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Aguero was the captain in 3/10 of the FPL managers teams
De Bruyne was the captain in 1/10 of the FPL managers teams
Kane was the captain in 1/10 managers teams
Salah was the captain in 5/10 managers teams
The top 10k Overall rank captained Salah 48%, Aguero 23% Kane 14% and Hazard 4% (provided by FPL Discovery)
The FFGeek poll was Aguero 37%, Salah 36% Kane 12% and Hazard 3%
The FPL advice with the most traffic was Salah 31%, Aguero 23%, Kane 12% and Hazard 5%
6 managers played 3-4-3
2 managers played 4-4-2
2 managers played 3-5-2
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 3 managers took a 4 point deduction for additional transfers.
8/10 of the managers made a transfer.
Wilson was transferred in 4 times
Walcott and Chilwell were transferred in twice
No one else was transferred in more than once
Christensen and Calvert Lewin were transferred out 3 times
Son was transferred out 4 times
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 ok score of 89 for the manager. He was the 6th highest scorer for the gameweek and his rank is now 252k. An improvement of rank of 63k from the last gameweek rank of 315k. His points total is 1,531. He’s the 7th ranked of the 10 FPL managers.
THE HIGHEST GW27 SCORER
This manager had a score of 104. He’s currently ranked 305k and the 7th ranked manager.
THE LOWEST GW27 SCORER
This manager had a score of 79. He’s the 3rd ranked manager on 48k OR
THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS
Lets look at the differences in the 2:
|GKs||top 10k %||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, Jones and Aguero
The top 10k average score was 81 and the 10 FPL managers average score was 90.
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. It’s cost is around £109m. It’s just meant to be a menu and a way of seeing the template without reading the whole article, not a functioning team
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 70%
Jones – 8/10 plus Man Utd defence 92%
Sterling – 10/10 plus 83%
Salah – 9/10 plus 97%
Kane – 7/10
Aguero – 8/10
This is not saying you should own them just think carefully before you don’t
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