fantasy premier league transfer tips GW5 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers 


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW5 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.

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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 the end of GW4

The 10 managers stats

I’ve given the identities and FPL IDs of the 10 FPL managers in the FFGeek Patreon site

It includes our very own Yaniv Salomon who you can follow on twitter here

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 3,860

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

4. 1 of the 10 have finished in the top 100 in the last 3 seasons

Their basic stats at the end of GW4




There were 2 green arrows and 8 red arrows

The average points score in GW4 after Sundays games was 53.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers was 630k.  That’s 94k worse than last weeks average of 536k

The median overall rank was 576k

The average total points are 246

The average team value was £101.0m.

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 in10 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Justin is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

McCarthy is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Steer is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Mitchell is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

C Taylor is in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Ayling is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Lamptey is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

Liverpool are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Southampton are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Leicester are represented 9 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Villa are represented 8 times in the 10 managers teams (7 of those are Steer the non playing GK)

C Palace are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Leeds and Burnley are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Midfielders

De Bruyne is in 10 of the FPL managers teams

Salah is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Bissouma is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Fernandes is in 5 of the FPL managers teams

Podence, Foden and H Barnes are in 3 of the 10 managers teams

Forwards

Mitrovic and Jimenez are in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Calvert Lewin is in 6 of the 10 managers teams

Antonio, Werner and Adams are in 2 of the 10 FPL managers teams




GW4 Captain Choice

6 managers captained Salah

4 managers captained De Bruyne

The FFGeek Captain Poll showed 29% were captaining Salah and 28% De Bruyne and 12% Jimenez

Formations

7 managers played 3-4-3

2 managers played 4-3-3

1 manager played 3-5-2

Transfers:

Transfers in

Jimenez was transferred in 5 times

H Barnes was transferred in 3 times

Foden was transferred in twice

No one else was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

Werner was transferred out 6 times

Son was transferred out 3 times

Soucek was transferred out twice

No one else was transferred out more than once

Wildcards and Chips

2 managers have used their wildcards.  I used his triple captain on De Bruyne in GW4 which was a surprising decision

The top 10k overall rank vs the 10 FPL managers

I won’t be doing this for a few weeks until it becomes less volatile

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 .

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

Southampton defence – McCarthy

Leicester Defence – Justin

C Palace defence – Mitchell

Villa defence – Steer

De Bruyne

Salah

Mitrovic

Jimenez

That’s 9 players but you wouldn’t count Mitchell and Steer as they could be could be declassified as template as they will mostly just be an FPL bench player

One managers team

This manager has scored an incredible 81 points after Sundays games for a total of 286 points and an overall rank of 28k.  He is by far and away the leading manager of the 10

His last 3 seasons are 1k, top 100 and then top 1,000



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He has 5 of the 7 core template players in McCarthy, Alexander Arnold, De Bruyne, Salah and Mitrovic.  His 2 template replacement players are James for Justin who he transferred in this week and Werner for Jimenez where he was 1 of the few managers who didn’t make the transfer

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 achievable at £100.6m

fantasy premier league transfer tips GW5

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3 thoughts on “fantasy premier league transfer tips GW5 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers ”

  1. Thanks Geek.

    Is Ayling the better attacking option over Dallas?

    I’m wildcaring this week and going big gun mid/forwards with mini full back defence (whom I’ll field the best 3 of each week through fixtures);

    McCarthy, Forster
    Justin, Dallas, Mitchell, Targett, Walker-Peters
    KDB, Rodriguez, Son, Salah, Grealish
    Kane, Dom C-L, Brewster

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  2. Hi geek!!
    I don’t know if this does any sense, but won’t be It interesting to see the week by week player % in this great players?
    I mean for example
    GW1-GW2-GW3
    DCL. 40%- 60%- 90%-…
    Werner 90%- 80%- 20%-…
    And so on.
    This wouldn’t be a static data, so we could know Who are the sinking ships ( or bandwagons) on these great players.
    Only an idea

    Cheers

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