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

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Introduction

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.

This article was written after Sundays games and before Man Utd v Southampton

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

Their basic stats after Sunday GW35+

The ranks are up todate from Livefpl.net




The average points score in GW35+ after Sundays games was 36.

8 had red arrows.  2 had green arrows.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers was 59k. Up 5k from last week

The Median overall rank though is much better. 28k

The average total points are 2,105

The average team value was £104.6m.

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 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Doherty is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Pope and Martin are in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Aurier and Holgate are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Button, Charlie Taylor, Martinez, Lascelles and Femenia are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

Wolves are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Liverpool are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers team

Burnley are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Watford are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

West Ham are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Brighton, Spurs and Everton are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Midfielders

Fernandes and De Bruyne are in 10 of the FPL managers teams

Martial is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Salah is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Foden is in 5 of the FPL managers teams

Pulisic is in 3 of the 10 managers teams

Mane, Son and Mahrez are in 2 of the 10 managers teams

Forwards

Greenwood is in 7 of the FPL managers teams

Calvert Lewin is in 6 of the 10 managers teams

Vardy and Jimenez are in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Rashford and Nketiah are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

GW35+ Captain Choice

6 managers captained Fernandes

3 managers captained Salah

1 manager captain Sterling

The FFGeek Poll showed 37% were captaining Salah and 26% Fernandes

Formations

8 managers played 3-5-2

1 manager played 3-4-3

1 manager played 4-5-1

Wildcards and Chips

All 10 managers have used their 2nd wildcard

7 managers have used their Bench Boost

3 have used their Free Hit chip

All 10 managers have used their triple captain chip

Transfers

Transfers in

Vardy was transferred in 5 times

Greenwood was transferred in 4 times

No other player was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

Jimenez was transferred out 5 times

Rashford was transferred out 3 times

No one else were transferred out more than once

The top 10k overall rank vs the 10 FPL managers

Livefpl.net gives the top 10k stats and it 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

PlayerTop 10k%10 top FPL%10 top FPL – top 10k
Pope5250-2
Button24306
Martinez23307
Alex Arnold809010
Doherty517019
Lascelles3330-3
Saiss3320-13
Holgate144026
Aurier304010
De Bruyne931007
Fernandes951005
Salah6160-1
Pulisic3430-4
Martial518029
Foden275023
Jimenez5850-8
Vardy42508
Calvert Lewin146046
Rashford27303
Greenwood7170-1

 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

Wolves defence – Doherty

Burnley defence – Pope

Fernandes

De Bruyne

Martial

Greenwood

That’s 7 players.

That leaves 8 difference makers/bench warmers for your FPL team. I have left out the Watford defence as they are just there for the FPL bench

One managers team

This was the 2nd highest scorer of the last round so far with 63 -4 points




fantasy premier league transfer tips GW36

This manager is currently 54k overall. He has all 5 of the template players.  His template replacement player for Pope is Foster and his template replacement player for Greenwood is Rashford

He is currently 5k overall

His last 3 seasons are 1k, 671 and 95th overall ranks.  An incredible history.

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 relatively achievable at around £104.3m

fantasy premier league transfer tips GW36

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