Here’s our fantasy premier league GW28 tips article where we analyse the teams of 10 top FPL managers where in the last 3 seasons none have finished outside the top 10k. The top 10 Managers have played 30 times in the last 3 years and none have finished outside the top 10k in that time. 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. A reasonable week with 7 green arrows and a reasonable improvement of the average. However a number used their triple captain chip in this gameweek
FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GW28 TIPS – ANALYSING 10 TOP FPL MANAGERS
THE 10 MANAGERS FPL STATS
The stats of the top 10 managers are incredible again this season.
1. The overall average finishing position of the top 10 managers is 2,943
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
A mixed week for the top 10 FPL managers. 5 of the 10 had green arrows.
The average score of the managers in GW27 was 75 compared to the average of 50. Thats 25 points and 50% above the average score. The high score of the 10 was 103. The low score was 62. A big spread of 41 for the gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers saw a reasonable improvement of rank to 179k compared to the last gameweek of 204k. An average rank improvement of rank of 25k. The best rank is less than 100 and the lowest 704k. A couple of scores are distorting the average. If you calculated the median rank then that improved very slightly to 138k compared to 139k last gameweek. An improvement of rank of 1k. At the moment 4 have overall ranks inside 100k. 2 are inside the top 10k.
The average value sees a slight improvement to £105.2 from £105.1m in the last gameweek
If you’re interested my score was reasonably good at 79. Only 2 of the managers had a gameweek higher score. My overall rank is now 255k compared to 362k last gameweek. An improvement of rank of 107k. I’m now ahead of 2 of the top 10 managers. My team value is low in comparison at £101.9m. An improvement from the last gameweek of £101.5m. My total score is 1435 points.
GK/DEFS BY PLAYER
Alonso is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
Coleman is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Brunt is in 6/10 FPL managers teams
Foster and Pickford are in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Jakupovic and Heaton are in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Holebas, Amat, Baines and Robertson are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GK/DEFS BY TEAM
WBA GK/Defs are represented 14 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Everton GK/Defs are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Chelsea GK/Defs are represented 9 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Hull GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Sunderland and Swansea GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Burnley GK Defs are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Mane is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
Sterling is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Sigurdsson is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Phillips and Eriksen are in 4/10 FPL managers
Sane and Alli are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Aguero is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Lukaku is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Ibrahimovic and Kane are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Barnes is in 2/10 FPL managers teams
DGW27 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Aguero is the captain in 10/10 teams and triple captain in 9/10 teams
3-4-3 was used by 6/10 FPL managers
3-5-2 was used by 3/10 FPL managers
4-3-3 was used by 1 FPL manager
Wildcards, Transfers and Hits
0/10 have now played their 2nd wildcards.
0/10 have played their bench boost
9/10 have played their triple captain chip
In this round 6 managers took a 4 point hit. 4 took an 8 point hit
10 of the 10 managers made a transfer
Aguero was transferred in 10 times
Sterling were transferred in 8 times
Sane was transferred in 3 times
Mawson was transferred in 2 times
No one else was transferred in more than once
Alli was transferred out 5 times
Costa was transferred out 3 times
Benteke, Stanislas, Lukaku and Phillips were transferred out 2 times
No one else was transferred out more than once
DGW27 and BLANK GW28
23/25 transfers were for the 2 DGW27 teams. The other 2 were for Mawson who has a fixture in GW28.
COMPARISON WITH THE TOP 10K
Here’s a comparison with the how the top 10k overall rank average team looks like. The information is provided by the excellent site FPL discovery.
The top 10k average score was 66 compared to the Top FPL managers of 75.
The top 10 fpl managers I follow have some big differences (30% difference is the benchmark) with the top 10k rank. Here they are:
The top 10k favour the following significantly more than the managers I follow:
Walker, Sanchez and McAuley
The 10 Managers I follow favour the following more significantly than the top 10k
Foster, Pickford, Jakupovic, Alonso, Brunt, Coleman, Holebas, Sterling, Sigurdsson, Mane and Aguero
FOCUS ON 1 MANAGERS TEAM
Again we focus on the managers team who last season finished the highest of my then top 10 FPL managers ending up in 1,400th position. This manager is the closest thing to a fantasy football celebrity there is due to his consistent results so we’ll keep an eye on him.
A good week. At present he has a 13k overall rank, an improvement in rank of 5k from the last gameweek of 18k. His total points are 1,548 after a good score of 79 this gameweek. Just to give you a bit of context his last 3 years overall rankings have been 1,450, 277 and 90.
THE HIGHEST SCORING AND LOWEST SCORING MANAGERS IN DGW27
The highest scorer was 103 for what has been one of the lower placed managers. He’s who’s now ranked 171k
A low score of 62 sees this manager fall to 233k.
So during the season I’ve been taking a tale of defences, captains and 1 or 2 player differences making a huge difference.
Well these 2 teams are the exception that I’ll try and paint as proving the rule. Only 4 of the 11 starters are the same which is unusual considering a template of sorts is starting. The captain is also the same. The different formations slightly confuse things however. 13 points were different in defence despite the low scoring team playing 1 more defender. However that was pretty much all Pieters. Then 4 players in the attack made a difference of 28 points. These teams are quite different so not too much to be learned there.
By the way the lowest scoring manager this weeks last 3 years ranks are 9,575 and 197 and 3,138
TOP 10 MANAGERS COMBINED TEAM
Here’s a team to represent the top 10 managers. It’s slightly higher than my team value of £101.5m
Here’s the core team of players owed by more than 50% of the FPL managers. The highlighted non grey ones are those above 50%
The core players are then 8: Aguero, Lukaku, Sigurdsson, Sterling, Mane, Coleman, Brunt and Alonso. Starting to look like more of a template now which is understandable going into the blank and double weeks.
If you cross reference this with the top 10k managers with players over 50% then by that only Lukaku is essential although Aguero is close.
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