fantasy premier league transfer tips GW34 – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


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. I imagine the vast majority of these 10 managers will be wildcarding this week which means their GW33 teams are pretty irrelevant.  Therefore this article will be a shorter one concentrating on their gameweek scores and overall ranks with a couple of team pictures thrown in

fantasy premier league transfer tips GW34 – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers

Firstly, there are 9 new managers in the 10 this season and I’m delighted to say that one of them is our own FFGeek contributor Keith Spencer. You can find Keith on twitter here by the way. Keith’s last 3 years history are 17/18 (3,940), 16/17 ( 325) and 15/16 (9,280).

We’ve also added Paul Williams to the FFGeek team who is also part of the 10 top managers. His history is 17/18 (412), 16/17 ( 1,382) and 15/16 (7,164).

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 hours and hours to track down 10 managers who’ve been so consistent and my opinion after doing so is that there are probably only 20 or so in the world that qualify.

The 10 managers stats

These managers are unbelievable 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 3,667

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

Gameweek 33 review

A good week for the 10 FPL managers. 9 of the 10 had a green arrow.

The average score of the 10 FPL managers in GW33 was 69 taking into account point deductions for extra transfers. That’s 33 points and 92% higher than the game average of 36. High score of the 10 was 81. The low score was 58. A high spread of 23 for a low scoring gameweek.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 37k, an improvement of rank from last week of 13k. The best overall rank is in the top 500 and the lowest 118k.

The average total points are 2,002

The average team value is £103.4m

The top 10 Managers got some ground on the top 10k who’s average was 36 compared to the 10 FPL managers of 69.

You can see my score and rank in the early FFGeek team article

 Gameweek 33 captain choice

7 of the 10 FPL managers went Hazard

2 of the 10 FPL managers went with Salah

1 of the 10 FPL managers went with Vardy

46% of the top 10k overall rank captained Hazard, 23% Salah, 13% Mane and 12% Vardy according to FPL discovery.

The FFGeek poll was 39% Hazard, 21% Vardy, 18% Salah and 14% Mane.

Wildcards, chips, transfers and hits

10 of the managers have used their Free Hit chip. 1 used his this week

4 have used their triple captain chip.

2 managers have used their 2nd wildcard.

The highest scoring GW33 team 

His score was 81.  He’s the last of the 10 managers with an 118k OR.  His last 3 seasons are 5k, 2k and 4k OR.

fantasy premier league transfer tips GW34

The lowest scoring GW33 team

His score was 58.  He’s currently ranked 17k.  His last 3 seasons are 2k, 4k and 2k.

Next week will be a wildcard special when I expect 8 managers to have used their wildcard.  It will be more in line with the normal format.

Other stuff

If you’re needing to plan your FPL transfers use Joseph Crilleys google spreadsheet which is an excellent team planning tool.

See also 5 FFGeek contributors first draft WC teams plus another 3 contributors WC teams as well as the  Geeks first draft wildcard team

There’s also Andrew Ferguson’s wildcard draft team.  He finished with an OR of 715 last season

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