Fantasy Premier League Transfer Tips GW31 – Analysing The Teams Of 10 Top FPL Managers


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW31 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 GW31 – 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 GW30 Sunday

There were 9 green arrows and 1 red arrow

The average points score in GW30 after Sunday was 54 net of point deductions for extra transfers.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 39k.

The median overall rank was 11k

The average total points are 1,980.

The average team value was £106.0m.

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 is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Dias is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Dallas is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Digne is in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Areola, Shaw and Veltman are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Konsa and Alonso are in 3 of the 10 managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

I have stripped out non playing GKs

Villa are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Man City are represented 11 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Leeds are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Brighton are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Chelsea are represented 6 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Everton and Fulham are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

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

Midfielders

Son and Raphinha are in 10 of the FPL managers teams

Fernandes is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Gundogan is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Lookman, Bale and Lingard are in 3 of the 10 managers teams

Forwards

Kane is in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Bamford is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Watkins is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

GW30 Captain Choice

9 managers captained Kane

1 manager captained Raphinha

The FFGeek Captain Poll showed Kane 67% and Fernandes at 17%

Formations

6 managers played 3-4-3

4 managers played 4-3-3

Transfers 

0 managers wildcarded

2 managers carried over a free transfer

1 managers took a 4 point hit

transfers in 

Alonso was transferred in 3 times

Rudiger was transferred in 2 times

No one else was transferred in more than once

transfers out 

Dunk was transferred out 3 times

Cancelo was transferred out 2 times

No one else was transferred out more than once

Wildcards and Chips

0 managers used their 2nd wildcard in this gameweek. 5 have now used them in total

0 used their Triple Captain Chip in this gameweek. 7 in total have now used their triple captain chip

0 managers used their Bench Boost Chip in this gameweek. 8 managers in total have used their bench boost

0 managers used their Free Hit Chip in this gameweek. 6 managers in total have used their Free Hit 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.

The 10 top managers favour (>30%) Dias, Digne and Son more than the top 10k

The top 10k favour (>20%) Stones 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

Brighton defence – Veltman

Fernandes

Gundogan

Son

Raphinha

Kane

Watkins

Bamford

That’s 11 players. Dallas and Veltman are the bench rotation options. The template is strong at the moment.

One managers team

Here’s the top gameweek point scoring manager this week:

His score for GW30 so far this week is 59. His total points are 1977 and his overall rank is 13k. His team value is £105.9m. His last 3 seasons ranks are 2k, 7k and top 500. He has used his all his chips apart from the wildcard.

He has 10 of the 11 template players mentioned above. He doesn’t have Bamford. His template replacement player for Bamford is Calvert Lewin

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 less than £102.0m

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