fantasy premier league transfer tips GW35 – catching up with what the 10 top FPL managers been doing?


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW35 article where we analyse the teams of 10 top FPL managers. Here we look at what the FPL managers have been doing, in particular in relation to transfers since the Premier League was suspended. 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 GW35 – catching up with what the 10 top FPL managers been doing?

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Introduction

If the article is too long there’s a combined FPL managers team for the top 10 FPL managers analysed towards the end of the article.

Firstly, there are 9 new managers in the 10 this season. The only repeat manager I’ve found again finished in the top 100 last season

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 a long time to track down 10 managers who’ve been so consistent and I imagine it will get harder and harder

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

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The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers so far is 101k which is exactly the same as the last article after GW32 which obviously didn’t go ahead. The median overall rank is 83k

The average total points are 1,674

The average team value is £104.7m.

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 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Pope is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Doherty is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Charlie Taylor and Soyuncu  are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Button, and Boly are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

Liverpool are represented 13 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Burnley are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Wolves are represented 11 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Southampton are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Sheffield and Leicester are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Brighton and Man Utd are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Midfielders

Salah is in 10 of the FPL managers teams

De Bruyne is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Fernandes is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Hayden is in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Mane and Sarr are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Forwards

Jimenez and Calvert Lewin are in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Ings is in 5 of the 10 managers teams

Aubameyang and Jota are in 3 of the 10 managers teams

Wildcards and Chips

2 managers have used their 2nd wildcard

1 manager has used their bench boost

All 10 managers have used their triple captain chip

Transfers

Here’s a transfer summary for GW31 to GW34:




fantasy premier league transfer tips GW35

fantasy premier league transfer tips GW35

The top 10k overall rank vs the 10 FPL managers

Unfortunately the excellent site FPL discovery isn’t going this season. However the livefpl.net does a version which isn’t as extensive but is still very helpful. Live FPL 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

There is some issue with some information on the live FPL site which is why there’s gaps

PlayerTop 10k10 top FPL10 top FPL – top 10k
Button3130-1
Leno20
Pope508030
Lundstram340-34
Doherty247046
Alex Arnold9010010
Soyuncu34406
Boly30
Taylor40
Lascelles240-24
Stephens50
De Bruyne8280-2
Mane32408
Salah911009
Sarr40
Fernandes477023
Hayden50
Cantwell2810-18
Aubameyang3030
Ings6050-10
Calvert Lewin409050
Jota30
Jimenez669024

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

Burnley defence – Pope

Wolves defence – Doherty

De Bruyne

Salah

Bruno Fernandes

Calvert Lewin

Jimenez

That’s 8 players.

That leaves 7 difference makers/bench warmers for your FPL team. The template is very narrow meaning scores could be pretty volatile going forward

One managers team

fantasy premier league transfer tips GW35

This is manager number 10 who’s 10th of the 10 with an OR of 285k. His last 3 seasons overall ranks are an incredible 6k, 5k and 4k.

He has 7 of the 8 template players mentioned above. His template replacement player is Sterling for De Bruyne.

His bench players are Martin, Taylor, Hayden and Mesina

That leaves him 4 difference makers in Jota, Sarr and Aurier

His team value is £103.3m

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 by many at £109.1m




That’s it. Hope you found it useful

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