fantasy premier league transfer tips GW14 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers  


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW14 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 transfer tips GW14 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers  

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Introduction

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.

The 10 managers stats

I’ve given the identities and FPL IDs of the 10 FPL managers in the FFGeek Patreon site

It includes our very own Yaniv Salomon who you can follow on twitter here

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 3,860

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

3. 7 of the 10 have finished in the top 1,000 in the last 3 seasons

4. 1 of the 10 have finished in the top 100 in the last 3 seasons




Their basic stats after GW13 Wednesdays games

There were 9 green arrows and 1 red arrow

The average points score in GW13 so far was 44

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers was 371k. That’s 105k better than last weeks average of 476k

The median overall rank was 179k

The average total points are 787.  Median points 788.

The average team value was £103.8m.

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

Martinez and Chilwell are in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Lamptey is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Dallas is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Robertson and Forster are in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Walker Peters is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Justin, Dias, Coufal and Steer are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

Villa are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams (3 are a non playing GK)

Southampton and Chelsea are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams (5 Southampton are non playing GKs)

Brighton are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Leeds are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Liverpool are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

West Ham are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Man City and Leicester are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Midfielders

Salah is in 10 of the FPL managers teams

De Bruyne is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Grealish, Fernandes and Son are in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Bissouma is in 3 of the 10 managers teams

Soucek and Lookman are in 2 of the 10 managers teams

Forwards

Bamford is in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Calvert Lewin is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Brewster and Watkins are in 4 of the 10 managers FPL teams

Wilson is in 3 of the 10 managers teams

GW13 Captain Choice

8 managers captained De Bruyne

2 managers captained De Fernandes

The FFGeek Captain Poll showed 55% were captaining De Bruyne and 26% Fernandes

Formations

5 managers played 3-4-3

4 managers played 3-5-2

1 manager played 4-4-2

Transfers:

6 managers carried over the free transfer

2 managers took a 4 point hit

transfers in

De Bruyne was transferred in 2 times

no other player was transferred in more than once

transfers out

No player was transferred out more than once

Wildcards and Chips

9 managers have used their wildcards to date.  1 has used his triple captain chip

No managers used their wildcard in this gameweek.




The top 10k overall rank vs the 10 FPL managers

Here’s a comparison between the top 10k overall rank ownership % and the 10 top FPL managers.  You can see there are huge differences in the 3rd column so plenty of places to make ground.

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The 10 top FPL managers favour Martinez, Chilwell, Lamptey, Dallas, De Bruyne, Salah and Bamford significantly more than the top 10k

The top 10k favour McCarthy, Zouma and especially Kane more than the 10 top managers

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 .

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.

Villa defence – Martinez

Chelsea defence – Chilwell

Salah

Grealish

Son

De Bruyne

Fernandes

Bamford

That’s 8 players.

The Brighton defence is also represented 8 times but will be on the FPL bench often so could be excused from the template.  Leeds have 7 defenders although 1 is Douglas who’s on loan at Blackburn so I haven’t counted him.

One managers team

This manager was the 2nd highest scorer this week so far with 50 points.  He is however the highest ranking manager at 11k  overall rank.  His last 3 seasons are outstanding at 8k, top 500 and 1k.

He has 7 of the 8 template players.  He doesn’t have Fernandes.  Effectively he has Kane instead.  He’s the only manager to have Kane

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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 definitely not achievable at £107.7m



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2 thoughts on “fantasy premier league transfer tips GW14 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers  ”

  1. So 6 or 7 of the managers must have a midfield of Salah, De Bruyne, Grealish, Fernandes and Son.

    Their team values must be excellent to be able to afford that.

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