fantasy premier league transfer tips GW17 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers – interim article  


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Here’s our interim fantasy premier league transfer tips GW17 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 GW17 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers – interim article  

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Introduction

This article was written before Tuesdays games so after 2 games of GW16

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 GW16




I won’t put this up as yet with the gameweek only 2 games old

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 Dallas are in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Coufal is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

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

Chilwell and Lamptey are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Justin, Johnstone and Walker Peters are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

I have stripped out non playing GKs

Leeds are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Villa are represented 9 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

West Ham are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Liverpool are represented 6 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Burnley are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Chelsea and Brighton are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Midfielders

Salah is in 10 of the FPL managers teams

Son and Fernandes are in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Grealish and Raphina are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

De Bruyne is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Lookman and Soucek  are in 2 of the 10 managers teams

Forwards

Bamford is in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Kane is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Adams is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Brewster, Calvert Lewin, Davis and Watkins are in 2 of the 10 managers FPL teams

GW16 Captain Choice

10 managers captained Salah

The FFGeek Captain Poll showed Salah at 49% and Kane at 20%

Formations

5 managers played 3-4-3

4 managers played 3-5-2

1 manager played 4-4-2

Transfers:

There was 1 wildcard in this gameweek.  The transfers do not include those transfers.

3 managers carried over the free transfer

1 managers took a 4 point hit

transfers in

Kane was transferred in 4 times

no other player was transferred in more than once

transfers out

De Bruyne was transferred out 5 times

Calvert Lewin, Grealish and Brewster were transferred out 2 times

No other player was transferred out more than once

Wildcards and Chips

All 10 managers have used their first wildcard and the time now has expired to do so.  1 has used his triple captain chip

1 managers used their wildcard in this gameweek.

Here’s the wildcard team:

This manager is currently 21k overall rank.  His last 3 seasons are 1k, top 100 and top 1k




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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 managers favour the following players significantly compared to the top 10k

Martinez, Dallas and Coufal

The top 10k favour the following players over the top 10k

McCarthy and Calvert Lewin



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

Leeds defence – Dallas

West Ham defence – Coufal

Salah

Son

Fernandes

Bamford

That’s 7 players.

One managers team

I’ll do this in the final article

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 £107.5m

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