fantasy premier league gameweek 24 tips – analysing 10 top FPL managers

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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.

Transfers out

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

Transfers in

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

Team structure

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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39 thoughts on “fantasy premier league gameweek 24 tips – analysing 10 top FPL managers”

  1. Lukaku ruined this GW. Not only i captained him over Aguero, my transfer was in form Costa for out of form Lukaku. Also refused to pay for Arnautovic – Firmino. Made 3 and 3 were terrible decisions.

  2. I just wanted to say keep up the good work, I love all the articles and follow them all religiously!!

    Personally I got lucky this GW! Firmino transferred in for De Bruyne to make the funds available for Aguero in for Costa, took a 4 point hit for this but decided was worth the risk to get Aguero in with Firmino having good fixtures. Aguero picked as captain as don’t have Lukaku with Ighalo and Kane as my 2 other strikers. Due to Delle Alli also picking up double figure points and Azpilicueta and Dawson both keeping clean sheets, I ended the GW on 98 points with a -4 hit due to the double transfer so 94.

  3. Hi

    I have just the correct amount of money to transfer ozil out for Sanchez
    Ozil has 20k transfers out already and Sanchez 15k in. If this continues the values will change and I’ll loose out.

    Do I stick by ozil for ownership or gamble on getting a bargain Sanchez? Thought?!?

    Thanks marcus

  4. Hi geeks..
    Which one that i need to put on the bench for GW 24?
    Dawson-monreal-alderweireld-william? The other defenser is kolarov who injured
    Thanks in advance!!

    • Maybe Monreal…? Charlie Austin has his targets set already!
      Dawson & Williams… This has nil-nil written all over it!
      I’d maybe consider Willian to bench from your Mids. Away to Watford, slightly tricky, plus his returns are inconsistent…
      But these are only suggestions, I will not be held responsible if it goes wrong! :-)

      • Hai MrCB
        We have the same thought about the defender, I believe Southampton lads are in high motivation after Winning in the oldtrafford. They also achieved 3 clean sheets in the last 6 shows great defensive.
        I dont know about the midfielder, i think alli and willian are inconsisten.. Actually wanna take him out for Arni, again still waiting for carling results
        Thanks for your suggestion

  5. Still beat all your top 10 managers
    and I didn’t cap aguero I capped Lukaku!

    Your so called top 10 managers are missing 3 vital players
    I’m not telling you who they are though, you’ll have to work that one out for yourselves, by the time they have I’ll have already moved on to the next in form batch

    I carried over 240,000 rank change this week alone, god knows what it would have been had I capped Kun

    Keep on chasing guys!!!

  6. Fantastic web site by the way. I want to get Kane in but already have 3 good strikers and have grown tired of KDB.
    My team is:

    Any recommendations, I have 2FT and 0.6M?
    What about KDB, Mahrez, Ighalo out; Sanchez, Kane, Hollahan in?

      • my team is :
        Hennessey \lloris
        smith/cress well/ sagna/wollshied/ward
        please give me some help I am in a horrible situation
        I have 2 free transfers please help

    • Aguero/Lukaku/Ighalo – you already have the best possible trio, plus they’re rising in value. I’d swap KDB for Alexis and perhaps get a better goalkeeper – Cech.

  7. my team is :
    Hennessey \lloris
    smith/cress well/ sagna/wollshied/ward
    please give me some help I am in a horrible situation
    I have 2 free transfers please help

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