fantasy premier league transfer tips GW18 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers 


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW18 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 GW18 – 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 GW17




There were 4 green arrows and 6 red arrows

The average points score in GW17 was 69

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers was 123k. That’s 36k better than last weeks average of 159k

The median overall rank was 47k

The average total points are 1,066.

The average team value was £104.6m.

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 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Robertson 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, Chilwell, Dias 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 and West Ham are represented 9 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Liverpool and Man City are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Southampton are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Chelsea, Leicester, WBA and Arsenal are represented 3 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

Watkins is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Adams is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

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

GW17 Captain Choice

5 managers captained Kane

4 managers captain Son

1 manager captain Salah

The FFGeek Captain Poll showed Fernandes at 30% and Kane at 24, Son at 23% and Salah at 14%

Formations

7 managers played 3-4-3

3 managers played 3-5-2

Transfers:

There was no wildcard used in this gameweek.  No manager has used his 2nd wildcard

1 managers carried over the free transfer

no managers took a 4 point hit

transfers in

Watkins and Holding were transferred in 2 times each

no other player was transferred in more than once

transfers out

Taylor was transferred out 3 times

Lamptey was transferred out twice

No other player was transferred out more than once

Wildcards and Chips

No manager has used his 2nd wildcard. 1 has used his triple captain chip

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, Coufal and Raphina

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

Top scorer this week with 93.

This manager is 7th in the ranking at 80k overall rank. His last 3 seasons are outstanding at 9k, 2k and top 1k.

He has all 7 of the template players.

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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 £107.3m



fantasy premier league transfer tips GW18

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