fantasy premier league transfer tips GW4 – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW4 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 GW4 – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers

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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

Gameweek 3 review

The average score of the managers in GW3 was 60. That’s 16 points and 36% higher than the game average of 44. High score of the 10 was 73. The low score was 50. An average spread of 23 for a low scoring gameweek.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 327k. That’s up 330k from last week.  The best overall rank is 15k and the lowest 1,472k.

The average total points are 192

The average team value is still only £100.6m.

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

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

Robertson is in 8 of the FPL managers teams

Alexander Arnold, Van Dijk and Digne are in 6 of the FPL managers teams

Zinchenko and Lundtram are in 5 of the 10 managers teams

Ryan and Button are in 4 of the 10 managers teams

Pope and Rico are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

Liverpool GK/Defs are represented 20 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Brighton GK/Defs are represented 9 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Everton and Man City GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

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

Bournemouth and Burnley GK/Defs are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Midfielders

Sterling is in 10 of the FPL managers teams

Salah, and Dendoncker are in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Martial is in 8 of the FPL managers teams

De Bruyne and Perez are in 4 of the FPL managers teams

Forwards

Pukki is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Greenwood is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

King is in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams.

Wickham is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Jota and Wilson are in 2 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Gameweek 3 captain choice

9 of the 10 FPL managers went with Sterling

1 of the 10 FPL managers went with Salah

The FFGeek poll was 49% Sterling,  30% Kane and 6% Salah

Formations

Not done this week sorry.

Wildcards, chips, transfers and hits

Chips

No managers at this stage have used their wildcard or chips

Transfers

All of the managers made at least 1 transfer

transfers in

Pukki was transferred in 8 times

Martial was transferred in 7 times

De Bruyne was transferred in 3 times

No one else was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

Callum Wilson was transferred out 6 times

Perez was transferred out 5 times

Fraser was transferred out 3 times

Moura was transferred out twice

No one else was transferred out more than once

The top 10k overall rank vs the 10 FPL managers

I won’t be doing this until around gameweek 5 or 6 when the overall rank table settles down a bit as overall rank will be very volatile to start with

One managers team

This is the team of the manager that finished in the top 100 last season.   He is now 64k overall. His last 3 seasons history are 95th, 671st and 1k.  His transfers were Martial and Pukki in for Perez and Wilson.

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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.




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Hope you found the above useful

Other posts

The transfer in and out polls

Early thoughts on the FFGeek team

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Joe’s interactive transfer planner and points projection tool

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1 thought on “fantasy premier league transfer tips GW4 – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers”

  1. Hi

    I’d like to see a discussion on your thoughts on the two prevailing techniques of selecting a team – one where you have a strong defence, cheap forwards and play 451 or 442 and the other option of a cheaper defence (with maybe only one or no premium defender) and have one or two premium strikers and play 343 or 442 or 352. So far this season it looks like premium defences aren’t performing as well as last year, but clearly it is only early.

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