fantasy premier league GW38 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


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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




GAMEWEEK REVIEW

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

MIDFIELDERS

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

FORWARDS

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%.

FORMATIONS

 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.

Transfers in

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

Transfers out

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

Hits

7 managers took a 4 point hit.  1 took a -8 and another -12

Chips

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

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THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS

Lets look at the differences in the 2:

GKsTop10k10 FPL mans
De Gea6190
Fabianski1410
Lloris8n/a
Ederson7n/a
McCarthy420
Ryan480
Pope3n/a
 Defs
Smalling5140
Davies27n/a
Vertonghen2330
Morgan2080
Chilwell1710
Otamendi16n/a
Naughton1520
Cedricn/a30
Lowton3670
Tarkowski1330
 Mids
Sterling82100
Salah4760
Son3850
Willian2630
Eriksen2520
Arnautovic2220
Lingard2010
Allin/a30
Williann/a30
Gudmundssonn/a40
 Fwds
Kane81100
Jesus8080
Vardy2920
Jordan Ayew2540
Aubameyang16n/a
Pérez7n/a
Firmino6n/a
Barnes1830

The top 10k favour more than the FPL managers (using more than 30% as a significant difference):

No one

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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