If you think GW17 was brutal for your team you weren’t alone. Here’s our fantasy premier league GW18 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 GW18 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 terrible week for the top 10 FPL managers. 9/10 had red arrows. 7/10 lost their cup games.
The average score of the managers in GW17 was 41 compared to the game average of 48. That’s 7 points and 17% below the game average score. High score of the 10 was 52. The low score was 35. A low spread of 17 for an average scoring gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers saw a worsening of rank to to 411k compared to 301k in the last gameweek. An average rank worsening of 110k. The best overall rank is 81k and the lowest 845k.
The average points are 908.
The average value stayed the same at to £103.3m
If you’re interested my score was terrible at 38 and resulted in a 35k red arrow from 51k overall rank to 86k . I had a higher score than only 3 of the managers. I’m ahead in OR terms at the moment of 9/10 of the managers. My team value is up £0.3m to £103.5m. My total points is 948 pts. You can see my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article for GW18.
GK/DEFS BY PLAYER
Elliot is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Daniels, Ward and Mee are in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Christensen is in 4/10 FPL teams
Pope, Fabianski, Foster, Naughton, Femenia and Dunk are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GK/DEFS BY TEAM
Burnley GK/Defs are represented 13 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Newcastle are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Chelsea are represented 7 times in the 10 managers teams.
Brighton and Swansea GK/Defs are represented 6 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Watford and Bournemouth GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
C Palace GK/Defs are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Hazard is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Salah is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
Richarlison is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Loftus Cheek is in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Coutinho, Sterling, T Carroll and Gross are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Choupo Moting are in 2/10 FPL managers teams
Kane is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Morata is in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Calvert Lewin is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Niasse and Aguero are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GW17 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Kane was the captain in 10/10 of the FPL managers teams
The top 10k Overall rank captained Kane 53% and Salah 23% (provided by FPL Discovery)
3-5-2 was used by 3 FPL managers
4-4-2 was used by 2 of the FPL managers
3-4-3 was use by 5 of the FPL managers
WILDCARDS, TRANSFERS AND HITS
10/10 have now played their 1st wildcard.
None of the 10 have played their bench boost
0/10 have played their triple captain chip.
0/10 have played their free hit chip
In this round 2 managers took an 8 point deduction for additional transfers and 2 took 4 point deductions
8/10 of the managers made a transfer.
Ogbonna, Kenny and Aguero were transferred in twice
No one else was transferred in more than once
Ramsey, Moreno and Morata were transferred out twice
No one was transferred out more than once
TEAM STRUCTURE OF THE 10 MANAGERS
I won’t update this every week
FOCUS ON 1 MANAGERS TEAM
The celebrity manager we followed last season finished around the 20k mark so he’s not in the group this season. This season were going to focus on the manager each week who had the highest finish last season with an amazing overall rank of 15 believe it or not.
A good score for this manager. He was the highest scorer of the 10 and his rank is 230k. A improvement of rank of 24kk from last weeks OR of 254k. His points total is 922. He’s the 3rd ranked of the 10 FPL managers. Amazingly he doesn’t still doesn’t own Salah.
THE HIGHEST SCORER
The manager above with 52
THE LOWEST SCORER
His score was 35
A bit of a different examples in differences which I think normally happen
Defence – 8 points difference
Captain – 0 points additional difference
A few attackers – only 2 of the 7 attacking players are the same which is unusual. 9 points difference between the variations
THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS
Lets look at the differences in the 2
|GKS||10K %||10 FPL managers|
The top 10 managers favour more than the top 10k (using more than 30% as a significant difference)
Elliot, Richarlison, Mee, Daniels and Hazard
The top 10k favour more than the FPL managers (using more than 30% as a significant difference):
The top 10k average score was 48 and the 10 FPL managers average score was 41.
All this information is from the excellent site FPL discovery
THE COMBINED TOP 10 FPL MANAGERS TEAM
Here I’ve tried to replicate a typical structure and players just inside my budget of around £103m.
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