fantasy premier league DGW34 – analysing 10 top FPL managers

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A fairly sedate round where everyone chose Aguero as captain and such are the teams that the point spread was only 19.

If you haven’t seen the articles before this is the latest in the series where we follow the teams of 10 top managers.  These aren’t just managers successful now but managers who have been successful for the last 3 years. The 10 managers have never finished outside the top 10,000 in the last 3 years. These articles give you another perspective apart from mine. They should also give you confidence if they’re holding or selling a player when you are.  

fantasy premier league DGW34 – analysing 10 top FPL managers

First off all I’ll remind you of the new managers stats. Then we’ll look at team structure and then the transfers made to get an insight into their thinking. There’s also a team at the end  to summarise the position if you don’t want to go through the whole article

Top 10 FPL managers stats:

1. Their averaging finishing position over the last 3 years has been 2,353

2. The 10 FPL managers have never been outside the top 10,000 in the last 3 years. Thats 30 times playing

3.  5/10 have finished in the top 1,000 in the last 3 years

4.  4/10 have finished in the top 100 in the last 3 years

GW33 average score and rank

The GW33 average score of the FPL managers was 56 compared to the average of 38 points.   Thats 18  points and 47% above the average.  The high score was 64.  The low score 45.  Thats a spread of 19.

The average of the top 10 FPL managers decreased to 14,900 from 14,100 last week.    The highest is approximately 350 and the lowest 54k.

6/10 managers are still under the magic 10k mark which is the same as last week.    However still 2 are just outside and it looks on for 8/10 finishing in the top 10k.  1 is in the top 1,000

The average team value

The average team value is exactly the same at £106.6m as per last week.

GK/DEFS by player

Van Aanholt and Rose are owned by 6/10 top FPL managers

Terry and Ivanovic are owned by 5/10 of the FPL managers

Pantilimon and Clyne are owned by 4/10 of the FPL managers

Myhill, Bruce, Naughton and Krul are owned by 3/10 FPL managers

GK/DEFs by team

Chelsea  have 12 players in the 10 FPL managers teams
Sunderland have 10 players in the 10 FPL managers teams

Southampton have 9 players in the 10 FPL managers teams

Tottenham have 6 players in the 10 FPL managers teams

Leicester and WBA have 5 players in the 10 FPL managers teams

Swansea have 4 players in the FPL managers teams


Silva and Hazard are in  9/10 FPL managers teams
Eriksen and Sanchez are in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Boyd is in 4/10 FPL managers teams


Kane and Aguero are owned by 10/10 FPL managers teams

Murray is owned by 4/10 FPL managers

Vardy is owned by 3/10 FPL managers

GW33 transfers

Most transferred in 

Remy  x 4

Vardy and Silva x 3

Most transferred out

Remy and Giroud  x 3

Sanchez x 2

Most common transfer

Remy to Murray x 2

Giroud to Murray x 2

The average day of the transfers was Saturday 18th April

GW33 Captain choice

Aguero x 10

How many took hits?

3/10 of the FPL managers took a hit.

What was the most popular formation?

As there were blanks in the week this made a number of formations forced so I have ignored it this week

How many have used their wildcard?

7 the FPL managers used their regular season wildcard now.

Team source

Mane, Clyne and Downing are the only players in the  10 FPL managers teams over £6.0m that are outside my definition of the traditional  top 4 challenging teams of Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Spurs and Man Utd.

High ownership players

I’ve removed this now as there is such a distortion on ownership due to a number of FPL managers having given up on their teams.  If anything this article is a good bellweather for leading FPL managers ownership

Team structure


3/10 FPL manager played an elite keeper.

2/10 FPL managers played cheapies with back up from the same team

5/10 FPL managers played rotating cheapies

In defence

0/10 FPL managers had 0 defenders from the top 7 teams as I define them above

4/10 FPL managers had 1 defender from the top 7 teams

4/10 FPL managers had 2 defenders from the top 7 teams

2/10 FPL managers had 3 defenders from the top 7 teams

In midfield

2 FPL managers had 5 proper midfielders

8 FPL managers played 4 proper midfielders and a cheapie reserve

The forwards

10 teams had 1 forward over £10m. 7 had 1 mid and 2 cheap players.  3 had 1 mid and 1 cheap

Here’s a team to represent that.  It is around £105.0m which is below the  FPL managers average value.


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fantasy premier league DGW34

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