fantasy premier league transfer tips GW38 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW38 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 GW38 – 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.

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 Sundays GW37+ game are

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers was 74k. Down 6k from last week

The Median overall rank though is much better. 31k

The average total points are 2,182

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 is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Martin, Martinez and Tarkoski are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

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

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

Burnley are represented 14 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Wolves are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Liverpool are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers team

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

Midfielders

Fernandes is in 10 of the FPL managers teams

De Bruyne and Martial are in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Salah and Foden are in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Sterling and Pulisic are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Forwards

Greenwood is in 7 of the FPL managers teams

Vardy is in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Ings is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Rashford, Wood and Calvert Lewin are in 3 of the 10 managers teams

GW37+ Captain Choice

4 managers captained Martial

3 managers captained Fernandes

1 each captained Rashford, Salah and Sterling

The FFGeek Poll showed 34% were captaining Fernandes, 17% Martial and 11% Aubameyang.  Other polls had Martial and Fernandes closer

Formations

Not done this week

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. None used it in GW37+

All 10 managers have used their triple captain chip

Transfers

Transfers in

Tarkowski was transferred in 4 times

Wood was transferred in 2 times

No other player was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

Calvert Lewin was transferred out 3 times

Pulisic was transferred out 2 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

Player Top 10k% 10 top FPL% 10 top FPL – top 10k
Pope 55 60 5
Martinez 26 40 14
Alex Arnold 66 90 24
Doherty 58 70 12
Lascelles 23 30 7
Saiss 35 20 -15
Aurier 23 20 -3
Tarkoswki 19 40 21
De Bruyne 84 90 6
Fernandes 95 100 5
Salah 43 50 7
Pulisic 33 40 7
Martial 68 90 22
Foden 28 50 22
Stering 28 40 12
Ings 51 40 -11
Jimenez 49 10 -39
Vardy 22 50 28
Wood 12 30 18
Rashford 33 30 -3
Greenwood 56 70 14

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.

One managers team

This was the 2nd highest scorer of the last round so far with 23 points

fantasy premier league transfer tips GW38

This manager is currently 24k overall. He has all 6 of the 7 template players. His template replacement player for Greenwood is Rashford.

His last 3 seasons are 9k, 7k and 1k overall ranks. He has his Free Hit chip left only.

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 very achievable at around £106.0m




fantasy premier league transfer tips GW38

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2 thoughts on “fantasy premier league transfer tips GW38 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers”

  1. Hi Geek,

    Great content as always. Unsolicited editorial services here.
    Under Midfielders, you have Martial appearing under both 8 and 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams.
    Under goalkeeper/defence. The last paragraph has Westham and Westham are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams.

    • Thank you NG. Any free editorial points are always welcome. Thanks very much and good luck for the rest of the week!

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