fantasy premier league GW34 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


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If you’re depressed about a score in the 30’s or less this weekend then you’re not alone.  Only 1 of the top 10 managers we followed scored higher.  Yet 5 still got green arrows.  Here’s our fantasy premier league GW34 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 GW34 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

GAMEWEEK REVIEW

A mixed week for the top 10 FPL managers. 5/10 had green arrows.

The average score of the managers in GW33 was 34 compared to the game average of 32. That’s 2 points and 6% above the game average score. High score of the 10 was 41. The low score was 25. A spread of 16 for a low scoring gameweek.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers saw a small worsening of rank to 188k compared to 180k in the last gameweek. An average rank worsening of 8k. The best overall rank is 26k and the lowest 526k.

The average total points are 1,882

The average team value improved slightly to to £103.8m

If you’re interested my score was poor at 30. It resulted in a 6k red arrow to 31k. I had a higher score than only 2 of the other managers. I’m ahead in OR terms at the moment of 8 of the 10 managers. My team value has dropped to £102.2m. My total points are 1,936 pts. You can see my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article for GW33.

GK/DEFS BY PLAYER

 De Gea and Morgan are in 9/10 FPL managers teams

Ryan is in 8/10 FPL managers teams

Alonso and Lowton are in 7/10 FPL managers teams

Christensen, Mustafi and Tarkowski  are in 3/10 FPL managers teams

GK/DEFS BY TEAM

Burnley and Man Utd GK/Defs are represented 13 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Brighton GK/Defs are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Chelsea and Leicester defences are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Arsenal GK/Defs are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Spurs and Southampton GK/Defs are represented 2 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

MIDFIELDERS

Mahrez is in 10/10 FPL managers teams

Willian is in 9/10 FPL managers teams

Son HM is in 7/10 FPL managers teams

Salah is in 6/10 FPL managers teams

Gudmundsson is in 5/10 FPL managers teams

Gross is in 4/10 FPL managers teams

FORWARDS

Aubameyang is in 8/10 FPL managers teams

Vardy is in 7/10 FPL managers teams

Kane and Barnes are in 4/10 FPL teams

Murray is in 3/10 FPL managers teams

GW33 CAPTAIN CHOICE

Aubameyang was the captain in 8/10 of the FPL managers teams

Kane was the captain in 2/10 of the FPL managers teams

The top 10k Overall rank captained Aubameyang 52%, Kane 18% and Salah 10% (provided by FPL Discovery)

The FFGeek poll was Aubameyang 51%, Kane 18%

The FPL advice site with the most traffic was Aubameyang 43%, Kane 18%

FORMATIONS

Not done this week sorry

WILDCARDS, TRANSFERS AND HITS

9/10 have now played their 2nd wildcard. 1 manager played it in this gameweek.

None of the 10 have played their bench boost

3/10 have played their triple captain chip.

1/10 played their free hit chip. None in this gameweek.

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

7/10 of the managers made a transfer.

Transfers in

I’ve ignored the wildcard in this

Kane was transferred in 3 times

No one else was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

Salah was transferred out 3 times

Firmino was transferred out 2 times

No one else was transferred out more than once

THE HIGHEST RANKED MANAGER

I’ve decided to change this to just show you the team of the highest ranked manager

He scored 37 points and has an OR of 26k.  He made no transfer.  His last 3 years history are 3,874, 796 and 8,391

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THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS

Lets look at the differences in the 2:

GKs Top 10k 10 FPL managers
de Gea 30 90
Ryan 17 80
Pope 14 10
Fabianski 7 n/a
Schmeichel 4 n/a
Foster 4 n/a
Lloris 4 n/a
DEFs
Davies 29 n/a
Otamendi 28 n/a
Robertson 26 n/a
Alonso 25 70
Mustafi 17 20
Chilwell 17 10
Lowton 17 70
Morgan 16 90
Smalling 15 20
Tarkowski n/a 30
Christensen n/a 30
MIDs
Salah 82 60
Mahrez 52 100
Son 50 70
Willian 45 90
Sterling 22 n/a
Groß 22 40
Milivojevic 13 n/a
Gudmundsson n/a 50
FWDs
Aubameyang 67 80
Firmino 52 10
Vardy 37 70
Kane 28 40
Lukaku 25 10
Barnes 20 40
Murray 9 30

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

Firmino

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

 De Gea, Ryan, Alonso, Lowton, Morgan, Mahrez, Willian, Gudmundsson, Vardy

The top 10k average score was 35 and the 10 FPL managers average score was 34.

All this information is from the excellent site FPL discovery

THE COMBINED TOP 10 FPL MANAGERS TEAM

This is the illustrative combines team for the top 10 managers if you like. It’s cost is around £102.5m.  It’s worth noting that 9/10 have their free hit intact so it’s very slanted towards players with 2 games in DGW34.




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WHO COULD HURT YOUR RANK IF YOU DON’T OWN THEM

 Here I use my rule of thumb of either 70% owned by the top 10k or the top 10 FPL managers who will generally represent active managers.  It’s a big list as a real template has formed.

De Gea, Ryan, Alonso, Morgan or another Leicester defender, Lowton or another Burnley defender.  Salah, Mahrez, Willian, Son, Aubameyang (although maybe traded for Lukaku by many in GW34) and Vardy.

As I said a real template is formed at the moment.

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3 thoughts on “fantasy premier league GW34 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers”

  1. Shall I stick with vardy? He’s got me points but his last two goals have been pretty lucky and Leicester haven’t been in good form

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