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
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 37 review
A poor week for the 10 FPL managers. Only 4 of the 10 had a green arrow.
The average score of the managers in GW37 was 43 taking into account point deductions for extra transfers. That’s 5 points and 10% lower than the game average of 48. High score of the 10 was 51. The low score was 31. A big spread of 20 for a fairly low scoring gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 38k. That’s 4k worse than the last gameweek. The best overall rank is now around the top 150 and the lowest 115k.
The average total points are 2,282
The average team value is £104.0m
I’ll put my score and rank in the early FFGeek team article which I will do after this one.
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 7 of the 10 managers teams
Foster, Lloris, Alexander Arnold, Laporte, Duffy and Dunk are in 4 of the 10 managers teams
Goalkeeper/Defence by team
Brighton GK/Defs are represented 16 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Southampton GK/Defs are represented 11 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 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Man City GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Watford GK/Defs are represented 6 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Spurs GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Son is in 9 of the FPL managers teams
Mane is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Sterling and Ward Prowse are in 6 of the FPL managers teams
Jota and Salah are in 5 of the FPL managers teams
Pogba is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Jimenez is in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Aguero is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Rashford is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Gameweek 37 captain choice
8 of the 10 FPL managers went with Aguero (1 was a triple captain)
1 of the 10 FPL managers went with Sterling and Hazard
The top 10k was Aguero 52%, Sterling 21% Salah 8%. The FFGeek poll was 50% Sterling 17% Salah 8%.
7 managers played 3-4-3
3 managers played 3-5-2
Wildcards, chips, transfers and hits
All managers have used their 2nd wildcard
9 managers have used their Bench Boost.
9 have used their triple captain chip. 1 used it this week.
Transfers in and out
I only summarise the transfers when a player is transferred in more than once.
7 of the 10 managers made a transfer.
Rashford was transferred in 3 times
Shaw were transferred in twice
No one else was transferred in more than once
Eriksen and Duffy were transferred out by 2 managers
No one else was transferred out more than once
2 managers took a 4 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.
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The top 10k average score after points deductions was 45. The 10 top FPL managers average was 43. All the information from the amazing site FPL discovery.
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.
The highest scorer this week
This week I’ve picked the 2nd highest scorer as the highest scorer (only by 1 point) had Hazard as captain. He scored 50 points. He carried over his free transfer. His overall rank is 20k. His last 3 years overall rank history is 1k, 9k and 7k.
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