fantasy premier league transfer tips GW36 – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW36 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 GW36 – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers

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 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 35 review

A good week for the 10 FPL managers. 8 of the 10 had a green arrow.

The average score of the managers in GW35 was 103 taking into account point deductions for extra transfers. That’s 36 points and 54% higher than the game average of 67. High score of the 10 was 124. The low score was 73. A big spread of 51 even for a high scoring gameweek.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 34k. The best overall rank is now around the top 500 and the lowest 117k.

The average total points are 2,148

The average team value is £103.7m

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

The combined total of individual players

I’ve included where there is a minimum of a player in 3 out of the 10 FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by player

Ryan is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Valery and Doherty are in 6 of the 10 managers teams

Duffy is in 6 of the 10 managers teams

Foster is in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Lloris, Alexander Arnold, Laporte and Dunk  are in 4 of the FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

Brighton GK/Defs are represented 18 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Southampton GK/Defs are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Wolves GK/Defs are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Liverpool GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Spurs GK/Defs are represented 6 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Watford and Man City GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Midfielders

Son is in 10 of the FPL managers teams

Eriksen is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Sterling and Ward Prowse are in 6 of the FPL managers teams

Jota and Mane are in 5 of the FPL managers teams

Forwards

Jimenez is in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Aguero is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Andre Gray and Lacazette are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Gameweek 35 captain choice

5 of the 10 FPL managers went with Aguero

2 of the 10 FPL managers each went with Son and Jimenez

1 of the 10 FPL managers went with Sterling

The FFGeek poll was 25% Jimenez 24% Sterling and 23% Aguero.  The top 10k was Sterling 28%, Aguero 25% and Jimenez 22%.

Formations

Not done this week and not particularly relevant given many were using the bench boost

Wildcards, chips, transfers and hits

All managers have used their 2nd wildcard

9 managers have used their Bench Boost all in this week.

4 have used their triple captain chip

Transfers in and out

I only summarise the transfers when a player is transferred in more than once.

9 of the 10 managers made a transfer.

Transfers in

Andre Gray was transferred in 3 times

Yoshida, Boly and Monreal were transferred in twice

No one else was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

Duffy and Deeney were transferred out by 3 managers

Dunk was transferred out by 2 managers

No one else was transferred out more than once

Hits

2 managers took a 4 point hit. 1 took an 8 point hit.

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 10 top FPL managers I follow.

GKs top 10k OR 10 top FPL managers
Foster 48 50
Ryan 45 80
Lloris 21 40
Ederson 13 n/a
Gunn 10 10
Leno 8 10
Patrício 7 n/a
DEFs
Robertson 51 20
Doherty 47 70
Duffy 45 60
Alexander-Arnold 43 40
Valery 39 70
Laporte 35 40
Kolasinac 22 10
Dunk 20 40
MIDs
Son 81 100
Sterling 62 60
Mané 53 50
Eriksen 44 70
Jota 34 50
Pogba 27 30
Salah 23 20
FWDs
Jiménez 87 100
Agüero 65 90
Lacazette 22 30
Wilson 21 n/a
Gray 19 30
Vardy 15 10
Rashford 15 10

The top 10k average score was 91 compared to the 10 top managers average of 93.  68% played their bench boost compared to 90% of the 10 top FPL managers which will have something to do with the number differentials.

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.




fantasy premier league transfer tips GW36

Hope you found the above useful

Other stuff

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

Also see our FFGeek early team thoughts article and vote in our captain poll and see our fixture ease article

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