Here’s our fantasy premier league GW38 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 GW38 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.
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 bad week for the top 10 FPL managers. Only 3/10 had green arrows.
The average score of the managers in GW37 was 82 compared to the game average of 67. That’s 15 points and 22% above the game average score. High score of the 10 was 110. The low score was 54. A spread of 56 for an expected high scoring gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers dropped slightly to 119k from 117k from the last gameweek. The best overall rank is 10k and the lowest 292k.
The average total points are 2,163
The average team value improved slightly to £103.5m
If you’re interested my score was relatively good at 88 -8. It resulted in a 1k green arrow to 22k. I had a higher score than 7 of the other managers. I’m ahead in OR terms at the moment of 7 of the 10 managers. My team value is £102.5m. My total points are 2,214 pts. You can see my early thoughts on the FFGeek teams article for GW38.
GK/DEFS BY PLAYER
De Gea is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
Ryan and Morgan are in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Lowton is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Smalling is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Cedric, Vertonghen and Tarkowski are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GK/DEFS BY TEAM
Man Utd GK/Defs are represented 14 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Brighton and Burnley GK/Defs are represented 11 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Leicester GK/Defs are represented 9 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Southampton and Swansea are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Spurs GK/Defs are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Chelsea and Newcastle GK/Defs are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Sterling is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Salah is in 6/10 FPL managers teams
Son HM is in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Gudmundsson is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Alli, Sane and Willian are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Kane is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Jesus is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Ayew is in 4/10 FPL teams
Barnes is in 3/10 teams
Vardy is in 2/10 teams
GW37 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Kane was the captain in 8/10 of the FPL managers teams
Sterling was the captain in 1/10 of the FPL managers teams
Jesus was the captain in 1/10 FPL managers teams
The top 10k Overall rank captained Kane 56%, Jesus 24% (provided by FPL Discovery)
The FFGeek poll was Kane 52%, Jesus 28%
The FPL advice site with the most traffic was Kane 37%, Jesus 4%.
Not done this week sorry
WILDCARDS, TRANSFERS AND HITS
10/10 have now played their 2nd wildcard.
10/10 of the managers made a transfer.
Jesus was transferred in 6 times
J Ayew was transferred in 3 times
Sterling was transferred in twice
No one else was transferred in more than once
Willian was transferred out 5 times
Vardy was transferred out 4 times
Barnes, Alonso and Christensen were transferred out twice
No one else was transferred out more than once
7 managers took a 4 point hit. 1 took a -8 and another -12
1 manager used his Bench Boost and 7 used their triple captain
THE HIGHEST RANKED MANAGER
He scored 85 -4 points and has an OR of 10k. He made 2 transfers for a -4. Arnautovic for Willian and Ayew for Barnes. His last 3 years history are 3,874, 796 and 8,391
THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS
Lets look at the differences in the 2:
|GKs||Top10k||10 FPL mans|
The top 10k favour more than the FPL managers (using more than 30% as a significant difference):
The top 10 managers favour more than the top 10k (using more than 30% as a significant difference)
Ryan, Morgan, Gudmundsson
The top 10k average score was 80 and the 10 FPL managers average score was also 82.
All this information is from the excellent site FPL discovery
THE COMBINED TOP 10 FPL MANAGERS TEAM
This is the illustrative combined team for the top 10 managers if you like. It’s cost is around £107m so take it as a menu of individual players not as an intended team
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