fantasy premier league transfer tips GW26 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers 


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW26 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. There were wildcards this week so some significant changes in the teams make up

fantasy premier league transfer tips GW26 – 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 GW25 Sunday




There were 7 green arrows and 3 red arrows

The average points score in GW25 after Sunday was 49 net of point deductions for extra transfers. With it being a DGW and games on Monday and Tuesday there’s alot more to come

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers was 69k.

The median overall rank was 17k

The average total points are 1,634.

The average team value was £106.1m.

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

Cancelo and Dias are in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Pope and Mee are in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Areola is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Coufal, Stones, Digne and Shaw are in 3 of the 10 managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

I have stripped out non playing GKs

Man City are represented 17 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Burnley is represented 13 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Villa are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Leeds are represented 9 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Fulham are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

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

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

Midfielders

Salah, Gundogan and Fernandes are in 10 of the FPL managers teams

Raphinha is in 9 of the 10 managers teams

Son is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Forwards

Ings and Bamford are in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Calvert Lewin and Watkins are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Kane and Antonio are in 2 of the 10 FPL managers teams

GW25 Captain Choice

9 managers captained Bamford

1 manager captained Raphinha

The FFGeek Captain Poll showed Bamford at 67% , Raphina at 11%, and Fernandes at 11%

Formations

5 managers played 3-4-3

3 managers played 3-5-2

2 managers played 4-4-2

Transfers 

2 managers wildcarded

0 managers carried over a free transfer

2 managers took a 4 point hit

transfers in (not including the 2 wildcards)

Ings was transferred in 7 times

Raphinha was transferred in 5 times

Dallas was transferred in 2 times

no other player was transferred in more than once

transfers out (not including the 2 wildcards)

Antonio was transferred out 4 times

Calvert Lewin was transferred out twice

No other player was transferred out more than once

Wildcards and Chips

2 managers used their 2nd wildcard.  3 have now used them in total

4 have now used their triple captain chip

4 managers have used their bench boost

The 2 wildcard teams

Manager 1




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This managers points total after Sunday was 45.  He;s currently on 1503 points and an overall rank of 499k. His team value is £103.7m. He’s ranked last of the 10 managers.  Despite this he’s absolutely no mug.  His last 3 seasons are 3k, top 500 and 1k

Manager 2



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This is FFGeek Contributor Yaniv Salomon’s team.  You can follow Yaniv on twitter here btw

Yaniv’s points total after Sunday was 55.  He’s currently on 1,610 points and an overall rank of 39k. His team value is £106.2m. He’s ranked 8th of the 10 managers. His last 3 seasons are 3k, 4k and 8k

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.  The differences in the 3rd column are narrowing but this week did shake things up a bit

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The 10 FPL managers favour Areola, Dias, Raphina and Ings significantly more than the top 10k

The top 10k only really favour Stones significantly more than the 10 top FPL 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

Leeds defence – Dallas

Man City defence – Dias and/or Cancelo

Burnley defence – Pope or Mee

Salah

Fernandes

Gundogan

Raphinha

Bamford

Ings

Incredibly that’s 11 players. A full 11 player template team with only Mee and Dallas rotating in the starting 11 on fixtures

One managers team

I won’t show a team this week as I’ve posted the 2 wildcard teams

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 achievable at £104.2m

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