The importance of your captain pick is highlighted in this gameweek with half going for Aguero and half with Lukaku. We starkly illustrate this by comparing the lowest scorer of the week vs the highest scorer. Still 8 of 10 had green arrows. We also add a key trends and observations section as well as telling you when the transfers were made during the week to see how many transfer early
Ok so here’s our fantasy premier league gameweek 24 tips article. If you haven’t seen this before then , this article includes the scores of the top 10 FPL managers as well as the team selection points. These are just not the current top 10 but 10 managers who’ve been successful over the last 3 years. The 10 managers have never finished outside the top 10k in the last 3 years (30 times playing FPL). The article is all about giving you another view point other than mine. Also the managers I have picked have been consistent showing they can adapt to different seasons.
fantasy premier league gameweek 24 tips – analysing 10 top FPL managers
The 10 managers FPL stats
I’ll give the FPL managers stats, their GW23 scores and then outline their teams and structure. The stats of the top 10 managers are incredible.
1. The overall average finishing position of the top 10 managers is 1,464
2. The top 10 FPL managers have not been out of the top 10k in the last 3 years (ie 30 times playing)
3. 9 of the 10 have finished in the top 1,000
4. 5 of the 10 managers have finished in the top 100
GW23 average score and rank
The average score of the managers in GW23 was 55 compared to the average of 43. Thats 12 points and 28% above the average. The high score of the 10 was 65. The low score was 42. A fairly average spread for such a high average. 8 had green arrows 2 had red
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers took a small leap forward to 225k from 254k in the last gameweek. An increase of 29k. The best rank is 12k and the lowest 640k.
If you’re interested my score was low at 51 which gave a small increase in rank to 506k from 526k. An increase of rank of 20k. I remain ahead of 1 of the top 10 managers. My team value is a disaster though at £103.0m
The average team value
The average team value of the FPL managers remained at £105.7m
Key trends and observations
The emergence of Everton defenders which had a rocky start
The abandonment of the Man City defence with Kolarovs injury not seeing any Man City defender as a replacement
The purchase of Leicester defenders
The importance of the captain pick (as if we didn’t already know)
The faith of Aguero as a captain even with poor away stats
Payet continues building up owners
The lack of sales of KDB, Mahrez and Ozil despite some form wobbles.
Ighalo and Firmino not in anyones team
GK/Defs by player
Moreno is owned by 9/10 FPL managers
McCarthy and Simpson are in 7/10 of the FPL managers teams
Simpson is in 5/10 of the FPL managers teams
Butland Bellerin and Hennessey are in 4/10 FPL managers teams
De Gea Wollscheid and Baines are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
GK/Defs by team
C Palace GK/Defs are in 14 of the 10 FPL managers teams (I’ve counted both Hennessey and McCarthy)
Liverpool GK/Defs are in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Leicester GK/Defs are in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Stoke defenders are in 7/10 of the FPL managers teams
Everton and Spurs are in 5 of the FPL managers teams
WBA and Arsenal defenders/GKs are in 4 of the FPL managers teams
Mahrez is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Ozil and De Bruyne are in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Alli is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Payet is in 6/10 Managers teams
Lukaku and Aguero are in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Kane is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
GW23 Captain Choice
Aguero and Lukaku were captains in 5/10 of the FPL managers teams each
None of the managers took hits
How many have used their wildcard/chips
No one has used their 2nd wildcard as yet. 6 of the 10 has used their all out attack chip.
Everyone made at least 1 transfer this week.
Kolarov was transferred out by all 4 of his owners.
Richards was also transferred out by all 3 of his owners
No one else was transferred out more than once
Banies and Simpson were transferred in 3 times
Jagielka was transferred in twice
No one else was transferred in more than once
The most common transfers
Richards out Baines in was done twice
Kolarov out Jagielka in was done twice
When were the transfers done?
There were 12 transfers in total
2 transfers were done on the Monday
1 on Wednesday and Thursday
6 were done on Friday
2 were done on Saturday
All 10 used 3-4-3
Typically the GK was a cheap GK with McCarthy/Hennessey as a reserve although 4 now are using an elite GK of DeGea and LLoris
In the main 2 or 3 defenders from the group of Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs were in the team. No one is using 4 like myself.
The pressure of getting Aguero in has significantly reduced the amount of proper 5th mids. 8/10 now have a 5th mid under £5.0m
The strikers are virtually all Aguero, Lukaku and Kane although 1 has Deeney. No Ighalo anywhere
More and more players over £6.0m are outside the teams of Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs.
Focus on 1 managers team
This time I will focus on 2 teams. The highest scoring team of the round vs the lowest scorer
Here’s the highest:
Here’s the lowest:
Incredible to see that both teams have 8 of the same players lining up. Only 3 players in the starting line up are different. The narrow difference between a good and bad score is even worse than that. GK and 3rd defender points were only different by 2 points in total. That means picking Ramsey instead of Alli and captaining Lukaku instead of Aguero cost the 2nd manager 21 points. In terms of gameweek rank. These 2 differences made a 1.7 million ranking difference in the gameweek.
The incredible difference between success and failure and the importance of 50/50 decisions are really starkly outlined here
A combined top 10 FPL managers team
Here’s a team to represent the top 10 FPL managers. The value is around £108m. To get it to a more sustainable value you would have to sacrifice Payet for a cheap midfielder
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