fantasy premier league transfer tips GW33 – How the 10 top FPL managers dealt with GW32+


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW33 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 GW32+

fantasy premier league transfer tips GW33 – How the 10 top FPL managers dealt with GW32+

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

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 GW32+

The average points score in GW31+ was 87.  1 manager used his Wildcard

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers was 64k. Up 11k from last week

The average total points were 1,873

The average team value was £104.3m.

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

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

Button, Charlie Taylor, Martinez and Femenia are 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 7 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 10 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 is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Martial and Sarr are in 5 of the FPL managers teams

Forwards

Jimenez is in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Calvert Lewin is in 8 of the 10 managers teams

Rashford is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Nketiah is in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

GW32+ Captain Choice

8 managers captained Jimenez

1 manager captained Doherty

1 manager captained Martial

The FFGeek Poll showed 31% were captaining Jimenez, 22% Aubameyang, 15 % Rashford, 10% Martial

Formations

5 managers played 3-4-3

5 managers played 3-5-2

Wildcards and Chips

All 10 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
Pope45505
Button254015
Alex Arnold8310017
Doherty608020
Lascelles45505
Saiss2910-19
Aurier264014
Holgate134027
De Bruyne8870-18
Fernandes7610024
Salah518029
Son436017
Martial385012
Sarr75043
Jimenez9010010
Rashford55605
Calvert Lewin408040
Nketiah155035

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

Calvert Lewin

That’s 8 players.

That leaves 7 difference makers/bench warmers for your FPL team.  I have left out the Watford defence as it’s pretty much just there for the FPL bench.

One managers team

This was the highest scorer of the last round




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This manager is currently 19k overall. He has 7 of the 8 template players. He has no Salah. His Template replacement player for Salah is Mane are.

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 £109.5m

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