8 of the 10 top FPL managers we follow used their wildcard this week. 7 of the 8 ended up with red arrows. Here’s our final fantasy premier league transfer tips GW35 article where we analyse the teams of 8 of the 10 FPL managers who have wildcarded this week. These 10 managers have not finished outside the overall rank of the top 10k in the last 3 seasons. The article has been updated for the managers final scores.
fantasy premier league transfer tips GW35 – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers – final article
I’ve signposted the changes in italics
Notwithstanding the title this article is just about the 8 wildcarders.
If the article is too long there’s a combined FPL managers team for the 8 wildcarding FPL managers analysed towards the end of the article.
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).
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 34 review updated
Here’s the scores so far for the 8 wildcarding FPL managers:
A poor week so far for the 8 wildcarding FPL managers. 7 of the 8 have red arrows
The average score of the managers ended up GW34 was 44. That’s 10 points and 19% lower than the game average of 54. High score of the 8 was 54 and the lowest 40.
The average total points are 2,044
The average team value is £104.0m
The combined total of individual players in the 8 wildcard teams
Goalkeeper/Defence by player
Duffy is in 8 of the 8 FPL managers teams
Valery is in 7 of the 8 managers teams
Ryan and Doherty are in 6 of the 8 managers teams
Dunk is in 5 of the 8 FPL managers teams
Foster, Lloris and Alexander Arnold are in 4 of the 8 managers teams
Laporte is in 3 of the 8 FPL managers teams
Goalkeeper/Defence by team
Brighton GK/Defs are represented 19 times in the 8 FPL managers teams
Southampton GK/Defs are represented 9 times in the 8 FPL managers teams
Watford GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 8 FPL managers teams
Liverpool GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 8 FPL managers teams
Man City GK/Defs are represented 3 times in the 8 FPL managers teams
Son is in 8 of the 8 FPL managers teams
Eriksen is in 7 of the 8 FPL managers teams
Mane and Ward Prowse are in 5 of the 8 FPL managers teams
Sterling and Jota are in 4 of the 8 FPL managers teams
Aguero and Jimenez are in 8 of the 8 FPL managers teams
Lacazette in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Deeney and Vardy are in 2 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Gameweek 34 captain choice
5 of the 8 FPL managers went with Duffy
2 of the 8 FPL managers went with Son
1 of the 8 FPL managers went with Vardy
The FFGeek poll was 49% Son and 14% Duffy. The site 1 poll was 31% Son and 20 Duffy% Mane. The top 10k was Son 43% and Duffy 23%.
All 8 wildcarding FPL managers played 3-4-3
Wildcards, chips, transfers and hits
All 10 of the managers have used their 2nd wildcard and free hit
4 have used their triple captain chip
The top 10k overall rank vs the 10 FPL managers
The schedule shows the players in the top 10k overall rank teams percentage wise vs the 8 top FPL managers I follow who are wildcarding. It’s therefore not a like for like comparison as 62% only of the top 10k wildcarded this week..
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Updated; The top 10k average score is 49 so far compared to the 10 top managers average of 44. All the information is from the execellent site FPL discovery.
The combined 8 wildcarding top FPL managers teams
Here’s a team which tries to make a combination from the most represented players. The value is £102.3
Updated: the highest scoring of the 8 wildcarders
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