fantasy premier league transfer tips  – catching up with what the 10 top FPL managers been doing?


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips  article where we analyse the teams of 10 top FPL managers. Here we look at what the FPL managers have been doing, in particular in relation to transfers since the Premier League was suspended. 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 transfer tips  – catching up with what the 10 top FPL managers been doing?

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Introduction

If the article is too long there’s a combined FPL managers team for the top 10 FPL managers analysed towards the end of the article.

Firstly, there are 9 new managers in the 10 this season. The only repeat manager I’ve found again finished in the top 100 last season

The criteria I’ve always been looking for is managers who’ve finished in the top 10k for the last 3 years when FPL has become considerably harder due to the amount of people playing and the information available.

It took me a long time to track down 10 managers who’ve been so consistent and I imagine it will get harder and harder

The 10 managers stats

These managers are incredible 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 3,800

2. The top 10 FPL managers have not been out of the top 10k in the last 3 seasons (ie 30 times playing)

3. 3 of the 10 have finished in the top 1,000 in the last 3 seasons

4. 2 of the 10 have finished in the top 100 in the last 3 seasons

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The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers so far is 101k which is exactly the same as the last article after GW37 which obviously didn’t go ahead. The median overall rank is 83k

The average total points are 1,674

The average team value is £104.7m.

The combined total of individual players

I’ve generally only included where there is a minimum of a player in 3 out of the 10 FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by player

Alexander Arnold is in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Pope is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Doherty is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Charlie Taylor and Soyuncu are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Button, and O’Connell are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

Liverpool are represented 13 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Burnley are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Wolves are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Southampton are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Sheffield are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Leicester are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Brighton and Man Utd are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Midfielders

Salah and De Bruyne are in 9 of the FPL managers teams

Fernandes is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Hayden, Mane and Sarr are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Harvey Barnes is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Forwards

Jimenez and Calvert Lewin are in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Ings is in 5 of the 10 managers teams

Jota is in 3 of the 10 managers teams

Aubameyang is in 2 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Wildcards and Chips

2 managers have used their 2nd wildcard

1 manager has used their bench boost

All 10 managers have used their triple captain chip

Transfers

Here’s a transfer summary for GW31 to GW38:

This week only 1 of the 10 made a transfer:




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The top 10k overall rank vs the 10 FPL managers

Unfortunately the excellent site FPL discovery isn’t going this season. However the livefpl.net does a version which isn’t as extensive but is still very helpful. Live FPL also gives you live FPL ranks and live league ranks during gameweeks.

Here I compare the most popular players in the top 10k and of the 10 top managers and show the difference. A negative means that the top 10k ownership % is higher than the 10 top FPL managers

There is some issue with some information on the live FPL site which is why there’s gaps

PlayerTop 10k10 top FPL10 top FPL – top 10k
Button30300
Leno20
Pope518029
Lundstram340-34
Doherty257045
Alex Arnold9010010
Soyuncu34406
Boly20
Taylor40
Lascelles250-25
Stephens50
De Bruyne8380-3
Mane32408
Salah9010010
Sarr40
Fernandes487022
Hayden50
Cantwell2810-18
Aubameyang2020
Ings5850-8
Calvert Lewin419049
Jota30
Jimenez669024

The template

I use the 10 managers as a proxy for serious managers teams and have a basic rule of thumb that if 7 of the 10 managers have a player or a team defence then I will seriously consider getting that player in.

Here’s the template on that basis. The difficulty with tracking the template is that you’re 1 game behind it as you obviously can’t see what their transfers are leading up to the gameweek opening.

Liverpool defence – Alexander Arnold

Burnley defence – Pope

Wolves defence – Doherty

De Bruyne

Salah

Bruno Fernandes

Calvert Lewin

Jimenez

That’s 8 players.

That leaves 7 difference makers/bench warmers for your FPL team. The template is very narrow.

One managers team




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This is manager number 9 who hasn’t been active at all and who is 5th of the 10 managers with an OR of 166k. His last 3 seasons overall ranks are 9k, 7k and 1k.

He has all 6 of the 8 template players mentioned above.  Mane is the template replacement player for Fernandes.  Jota is the template replacement player for Jota.

He has 4 bench players who will rotate in Button, Stephens, Soyuncu and O’Connell. The defenders will rotate.

That leaves him 2 difference makers in Barnes and Ings

His team value is £104.3m

The combined 10 top FPL managers teams

Here’s a team which tries to make a combination from the most represented players. Please note that it is meant to be a menu of players to help you choose your transfer rather than a realistic team and it’s value is not necessarily achievable. This week it is not achievable by many at £109.6m

That’s it. Hope you found it useful

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