fantasy premier league GW24 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


Here’s our fantasy premier league GW24 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.


If the article is too long there’s a template team for the top 10 FPL managers analysed towards the end of the article.  I also state which player I think will hurt you if you don’t own them


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 great week for the top 10 FPL managers. 9/10 had green arrows.

The average score of the managers in GW23 was 82 compared to the game average of 58. That’s 24 points and 41% above the game average score. High score of the 10 was 95. The low score was 62. A high spread of 33 even for a fairly high scoring gameweek.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers saw an improvement of rank to 230k compared to 286k in the last gameweek. An average rank improvement of  56k. The best overall rank is 14k and the lowest 907k.

The average total points are 1,317

The average value improved to £104.3m

If you’re interested my score was pretty ordinary at 68 with my accidental free hit chip. It resulted in a 5k red arrow with my overall rank moving to 31k.  I had a higher score than only 2 of the 10 managers. I’m ahead in OR terms at the moment of 8 of the 10 managers. My team value is slightly higher at £104.1m up £0.3m from the last gameweek. My total points are 1368 pts. You can see my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article for GW24.


Elliot is in 8/10 FPL managers teams

Jones and Alonso are in 7/10 FPL managers teams

Ogbonna and Mee are in 5/10 teams

 Naughton, Kenny, Christensen and Dunk are in 3/10 FPL managers teams


Chelsea GK/Defs are represented 11 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Newcastle GK/Defs are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

 West Ham  GK/Defs are represented 9 times in the 10 managers teams.

Man Utd and Burnley GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Brighton and Swansea GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Everton and C Palace GK/Defs are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams


Sterling, Son and Arnautovic are in 8/10 FPL managers teams

Lingard is in 7/10 FPL managers teams

Salah is in 6/10 FPL managers teams

Richarlison is in 4/10 FPL managers teams

Hazard is in 3/10 FPL managers teams


Kane is in 9/10 FPL managers teams

Calvert Lewin is in 7 FPL teams

Firmino is in 6/10 FPL managers teams

Aguero is in 5/10 FPL teams


Kane was the captain in 9/10 of the FPL managers teams

Hazard was the captain in 1/10 of the FPL managers teams

The top 10k Overall rank captained Kane 66%, Salah 8%  Lingard 4% and Hazard 3% (provided by FPL Discovery)

The FFGeek poll was Kane 68%, Salah 2%, Lingard 7% and Hazard 3%


 Not done this week sorry


0/10 have now played their 2nd wildcard.

None of the 10 have played their bench boost

3/10 have played their triple captain chip.

1/10 played their free hit chip.

In this round 4 managers took a 4 point deduction for additional transfers.

7/10 of the managers made a transfer.

Transfers in

Lingard was transferred in 7 times

 Alonso was transferred in twice

No one else was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

Alli was transferred out 5 times

Coutinho was transferred out twice

No one was transferred out more than once


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. The 3 years before that his ranks were 5,529. 1, 550 and 759. Unbelievable.

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An ordinary score of 62 for the manager achieved with 4 point deduction. He was the lowest scorer for the gameweek and his rank is now 199k. A worsening of rank of 58k from the last gameweek rank of 199k. His points total is 1,295. He’s the 7th ranked of the 10 FPL managers.


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This score was from the FFGeek contributor FPL Word.   His score was  95 and takes him to 29k OR


 That was our focus manager above with 62.  A 33 point difference made up in the 3 typical categories as follows:

Defence – 0 points difference

Captain – 0 points positive to the lowest scoring team

1 or 2 attacking players – Only 3 attacking players were different.  Son, Arnautovic and Salah compared to Hazard, Alli and an additional defender.  Those 3 players made a difference of 33 points.

 I hear alot of FPL managers think you’ve got to be drastically different to gain points but it really isn’t the case.


Lets look at the differences in the 2:

GKs Top 10k % 10 top FPL managers %
de Gea 45 n/a
Pope 10 20
Courtois 9 n/a
Elliot 8 80
Adrian 6 20
Otamendi 69 20
Alonso 45 70
Jones 42 70
Azpilicueta 28 10
Mee 24 50
Kenny 17 30
Christensen 17 30
Ogbonna 13 50
Naughton n/a 30
Sterling 83 80
Salah 80 60
Lingard 45 70
Son 37 80
Arnautovic 24 80
Richarlison 19 40
Loftus Cheek 16 20
Eriksen 16 n/a
Kane 76 90
Firmino 56 60
Calvert Lewin 25 70
Aguero 18 50
Morata 13 n/a
Quaner 11 10
Vardy 8 n/a
Rooney 7 n/a
Depoitre 7 n/a

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

De Gea and Otamendi

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

Elliot, Ogbonna, Son HM, Arnautovic, Calvert Lewin and Aguero

The top 10k average score was 71  and the 10 FPL managers average score was 82.

All this information is from the excellent site FPL discovery


This is the template team for the top 10 managers if you like

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Who will hurt your rank if you don’t own them

See my article explaining the theory from last week.  I disregard low risk players like Elliot for example.

Using my rule of thumb of owned by 7/10 of the top 10 FPL managers or 70% of the top 10k then the following players are in that category:

Alonso  – 7/10 plus Chelsea defence 99%

Jones  – 7/10 plus Man Utd defence 87%

Otamendi  – 69% (I’ll give him the 1%)

Lingard  – 7/10

Arnautovic – 8/10

Sterling  – 8/10 plus 83%

Salah  – 80%

Kane – 9/10 plus 76%

That may seem to hamstring your team given it’s 8 players but captain choices and 1 or 2 other players can still make a difference every week even if you’re chasing.  The ones that qualify in both categories are the most dangerous not to own

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