fantasy premier league transfer tips GW32 – How the 10 top FPL managers dealt with GW31+


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW32 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. This is an early article where we see how they handled the GW31 and the Chips used

fantasy premier league transfer tips GW32 – How the 10 top FPL managers dealt with GW31+

Introduction

I hope to add the 10 top managers final gameweek scores later in the gameweek. This article now is to give you an idea how they dealt with GW31+

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

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

Their basic stats prior to GW31

The average points score in DGW30+ was 111.  7 were on Bench Boost.  2 on Free Hit and 1 used no chip.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers was 76k. up 25k from last week

The average total points were 1,794

The average team value was £103.9m.

How did the 10 Managers deal with GW31+?

7 used their 2nd wildcard.  3 used no Chip

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

Alexander Arnold is 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Doherty is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Pope, Martin and Lascelles are in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Button, Aurier and Holgate are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Charlie Taylor is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

Wolves are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Liverpool are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers team

Burnley are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Watford are represented 6 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Newcastle and West Ham are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Brighton, Spurs and Everton are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Midfielders

Fernandes is in 9 of the FPL managers teams

Salah is in 8 the 10 FPL managers teams

De Bruyne is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Son and Sarr are in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Mane and Douglas Luiz are in 3 of the 10 managers teams

Forwards

Jimenez is in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Calvert Lewin is in 9 of the 10 managers teams

Rashford is in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Nketiah is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

GW31+ Captain Choice

6 managers captained Salah

3 Captained Fernandes

1 captained Mane

The FFGeek Poll showed 47% were captaining Salah, 11% Mane, 8 % De Bruyne and Jimenez, 6 % Fernandes

Formations

6 managers played 3-4-3

4 managers played 3-5-2

Wildcards and Chips

9 managers have used their 2nd wildcard

7 managers have used their Bench Boost

3 have used their Free Hit chip

All 10 managers have used their triple captain chip

The top 10k overall rank vs the 10 FPL managers

Hopefully Live FPL has collated the ranks like I did above but they could have included Free Hit teams it’s not clear.

Livefpl.net gives the top 10k stats and it also gives you live FPL ranks and live league ranks during gameweeks.

Here I compare the most popular players in the top 10k and of the 10 top managers and show the difference. A negative means that the top 10k ownership % is higher than the 10 top FPL managers




PlayerTop 10k%10 top FPL%10 top FPL – top 10k
Pope41509
Button254015
Alex Arnold8310017
Doherty578023
Lascelles44506
Lundstram300-30
Saiss2710-17
Aurier194021
Holgate114029
De Bruyne8770-17
Fernandes799011
Salah518029
Son426018
Mane284012
Sarr66054
Jimenez8410016
Rashford44506
Calvert Lewin449046

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 in.

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.

Liverpool defence – Alexander Arnold

Wolves defence – Doherty

Burnley defence – Pope

Fernandes

Salah

De Bruyne

Jimenez

Ca;vert Lewin

That’s 8 players.

That leaves 7 difference makers/bench warmers for your FPL team.

One managers team

fantasy premier league transfer tips GW32

This manager is currently 3k overall.  He has 6 of the 8 template players.  He has no DeBruyne or Pope.  His Template replacement players are Son and Foster

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 completely unachievable at around £109m




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