fantasy premier league transfer tips GW2 – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW2 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 GW2 – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers

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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



Gameweek 1 review

The average score of the managers in GW1 was 84.   That’s 19 points and 29% higher than the game average of 65. High score of the 10 was 91. The low score was 78. A small spread of 13 for a high scoring gameweek.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 714k. The best overall rank is 253k and the lowest 1,230k.

The average total points are 84

The average team value is still only £100.0m

You can see my score and rank in the early FFGeek team article.

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

Robertson is in 8 of the FPL managers teams

Van Dijk and Digne are in 7 of the FPL managers teams

Alexander Arnold is in 6 of the 10 managers teams

Zinchenko is in 5 of the 10 managers teams

Ryan, Button and Lundstram are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Pope and Rico are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Lloris, Heaton, Woodman, McGovern, Kelly and Laporte are in 2 of the FPL managers teams

 Goalkeeper/Defence by team

Liverpool GK/Defs are represented 21 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Brighton GK/Defs are represented 9 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Everton GK/Defs are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Man City GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Sheff Utd GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Bournemouth and Burnley GK/Defs are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Midfielders

Sterling is in 10 of the FPL managers teams

Salah, Perez and Dendoncker are in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Fraser is in 3 of the FPL managers teams

Moura and Sigurdsson are in 2 of the FPL managers teams

Forwards

Wilson is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Greenwood and King are in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Wickham is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Wood and Jota are in 2 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Gameweek 1 captain choice

9 of the 10 FPL managers went with Salah

1 of the 10 FPL managers went with Sterling

The FFGeek poll was 66% Salah 15% Kane and 6% Sterling

Formations

8 of the 10 FPL managers used 4-4-2

1 of the 10 managers used 3-4-3

1 of the 10 managers used 4-5-1

Wildcards, chips, transfers and hits

No managers at this stage used any chips

 The top 10k overall rank vs the 10 FPL managers

I won’t be doing this until around gameweek 5 when the overall rank table settles down a bit as overall rank will be very volatile to start with

One managers team

This was the most interesting team and certainly a very bold one although this week it was one of the lowest scorers with 78. The managers last 3 seasons overall ranks are 2k, top 100, and 7k.

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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.



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Hope you found the above useful

Geek note: If you join our Patreon site you will get access to an FPL contributor tracker team which combines the contributors individual teams each week to show their favourite players, transfers and captains. It will always be completed on a Friday/Saturday in a normal gameweek. There will also be a spreadsheet of each managers teams, transfers and captains so you can drill down further.

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Joe’s interactive transfer planner and points projection tool

Weekly podcasts with myself and the contributors

FFGeek private leagues

Access to the FFGeek Slack channel for discussion with the contributors and members

$2 and $3 tiers per calendar month. No commitment beyond 1 month

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See our gameweek 1 review article and the early FFGeek team thoughts article.

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2 thoughts on “fantasy premier league transfer tips GW2 – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers”

  1. Thanks Geek, great as usual, the manager (one who went without Salah, but with three Liverpool defenders), must be having second thoughts now, brave is right

  2. Funny that the combined team this week totals exactly 100M. I bet that’s a pretty common team across all of FPL right now.

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