Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW32 article where we analyse the teams of 10 top FPL managers. Here we look at what the FPL managers have been doing, in particular in relation to transfers since the Premier League was suspended. 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 GW32 – what have the 10 top FPL managers been doing?
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
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The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers so far is 101k which is exactly the same as the last article before GW30 which obviously didn’t go ahead. The median overall rank is 83k
The average total points are 1,674
The average team value is £104.7m.
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 in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Pope is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Soyuncu and Doherty are in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Jack Stephens is in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Charlie Taylor is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Button, Leno and Boly are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Goalkeeper/Defence by team
Liverpool are represented 13 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Burnley are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Wolves are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Leicester and Southampton are represented 6 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Sheffield are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Brighton and Arsenal are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Salah is in 10 of the FPL managers teams
De Bruyne is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Fernandes is in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Mane, Hayden and Sarr are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Jimenez is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Calvert Lewin is in 7 of the 10 managers teams
Ings is in 6 of the 10 managers teams
Aubameyang and Jota are in 4 of the 10 managers teams
Wildcards and Chips
2 managers have used their 2nd wildcard
1 manager has used their bench boost
All 10 managers have used their triple captain chip
For GW30 and GW31 4 managers have not made a transfer
Bruno Fernandes was transferred in by 4 managers
Hayden, Calvert Lewin, O’Connell and Ward were transferred in by 1 manager each
De Bruyne, Maddison, Saka, Aubameyang, Perez, Rico, Robertson and Grealish were transferred out by 1 manager each
No one else was transferred out more than once
The top 10k overall rank vs the 10 FPL managers
Unfortunately the excellent site FPL discovery isn’t going this season. However the livefpl.net does a version which isn’t as extensive but is still very helpful. Live FPL 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
There is some issue with some information on the live FPL site
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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
Burnley defence – Pope
Wolves defence – Doherty
That’s 7 players.
That leaves 8 difference makers/bench warmers for your FPL team. The template is very narrow meaning scores could be pretty volatile going forward
One managers team
This is the manager who’s 4th of the 10 with an OR of 57k. His last 3 seasons overall ranks are an incredible 2k, 4k and 6k.
He has 5 of the 7 template players mentioned above. He doesn’t have Calvert Lewin and his template replacement player is Ings. He doesn’t have Pope but has Taylor as cover.
His bench players are McGovern, Saka, Stephens and Ward
That leaves him 4 difference makers in Henderson, Traore, Fernandes and Aubameyang
His team value is £105.4
His 2 transfers have been Fernandes and Ward in for Robertson and Grealish out
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 not really achievable by many at £110.0m
That’s it. Hope you found it useful