Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW34 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 GW34 – Analysing The Teams Of 10 Top FPL Managers
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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 GW33 Sunday
There were 5 green arrows and 5 red arrows
The average points score in GW33 after Sunday was 37 net of point deductions for extra transfers.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 40k.
The median overall rank was 7k
The average total points are 2,147.
The average team value was £105.7m.
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 7 of the FPL managers teams
Martinez, and Rudiger are in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Konsa, Coady and Shaw are in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Forster is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Mendy, Areola, Veltman and Dallas are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Goalkeeper/Defence by team
I have stripped out non playing GKs
Villa are represented 11 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Chelsea are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Liverpool are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Wolves, Brighton, Man Utd and Southampton are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Leicester, Fulham and Leeds are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Arsenal and West Ham are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Salah is in 10 of the FPL managers teams
Jota is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Fernandes is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Son and Lingard are in 7 of the 10 managers teams
Raphinha is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Iheanacho is in 10 of the FPL managers teams
Kane is in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Bamford and Vardy are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Davis is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
GW33 Captain Choice
10 managers captained Salah
The FFGeek Captain Poll showed Salah 60% and Iheanacho at 16%
Not really relevant in the blank week
0 managers wildcarded
0 managers carried over a free transfer
3 managers took a 4 point hit
1 manager took an 8 point hit
Vardy was transferred in 4 times
Lingard and Konsa were transferred in 3 times
Greenwood was transferred in 2 times
No one else was transferred in more than once
Kane was transferred out 5 times
Son was transferred out 3 times
Alonso and Gundogan were transferred out 2 times
No one else was transferred in more than once
Wildcards and Chips
0 managers used their 2nd wildcard in this gameweek. 9 have now used them in total
0 used their Triple Captain Chip in this gameweek. 10 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%) Konsa
The top 10k favour (>20%) Kane more than the 10 top FPL managers
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.
Chelsea defence – Rudiger
Villa defence – Martinez
Liverpool defence – Alexander Arnold
That’s 9 players.
One managers team
Here’s the manager with the highest score so far in the gameweek.
His score for GW33 so far this week is 48. His total points are 2,224 and his overall rank is inside the top 1k. His team value is £106.0m. His last 3 seasons ranks are 8k, top 500 and 1K. He has used all his chips
He has all of the 9 template players mentioned above with his Villa defence representation coming as Konsa as opposed to Martinez.
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 achievable at around £112m
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