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+
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
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
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
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
|Player||Top 10k%||10 top FPL%||10 top FPL – top 10k|
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
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
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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