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
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
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
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%
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.
I’ve ignored the wildcard in this
Kane was transferred in 3 times
No one else was transferred in more than once
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
THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS
Lets look at the differences in the 2:
|GKs||Top 10k||10 FPL managers|
The top 10k favour more than the FPL managers (using more than 30% as a significant difference):
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.
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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