fantasy premier league transfer tips GW9 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers  


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW9 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.

 

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 after the gameweek ended 

There were 5 green arrows and 5 red arrows

The average points score in GW8 was 66.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers was 488k. That’s 34k better than last weeks average of 522k

The median overall rank was 229k

The average total points are 491

The average team value was £102.5m.

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

Martinez is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Chilwell is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Steer and Dallas are in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Alexander Arnold, Robertson, Walker Peters, Mitchell and Lamptey are in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Justin is in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Foster is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Goalkeeper/Defence by team

Villa are represented 15 times in the 10 FPL managers teams (6 are a non playing GK)

Liverpool are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Chelsea and Southampton are represented 9 times in the 10 FPL managers teams (3 of Southampton are a non playing GK)

Leeds are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

C Palace and Brighton are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Leicester are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Wolves are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Midfielders

Son is in 10 of the FPL managers teams

Salah is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Grealish is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Bissouma is in 4 of the 10 managers teams

Foden is in 3 of the 10 managers teams

Sterling, Zaha and Ziyech are in 2 of the 10 managers teams

Forwards

Calvert Lewin is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams

Kane is in 7 of the 10 managers teams

Brewster and Mitrovic are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams

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

GW8 Captain Choice

6 managers captained Kane

4 managers captained Son

The FFGeek Captain Poll showed 62% were captaining Kane and 21% Son

Formations

Didn’t do this unfortunately.

Transfers:

transfers in

2 managers transferred in Zaha and Ziyech

no other player was transferred in more than once

transfers out

Pulisic was transferred out 3 times

No other player was transferred out more than once

Wildcards and Chips

7 managers have used their wildcards to date.  I has used his triple captain chip

No managers used their wildcard in this gameweek.

The top 10k overall rank vs the 10 FPL managers

Here’s a comparison between the top 10k overall rank ownership % and the 10 top FPL managers.  You can see there are huge differences in the 3rd column so plenty of places to make ground.




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The top 10 managers favour Martinez, Dallas, Chilwell, Calvert Lewin and Lamptey far more strongley than the top 10k

The top 10k favour Zaha, Bamford and Rodriguez more

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 – Robertson

Villa defence – Martinez

Chelsea defence – Chilwell

Salah

Son

Calvert Lewin

Kane

That’s 7 players.

The Leeds defence is also represented 7 times but will be on the FPL bench often so could be excused from the template

Grealish is represented 6 times.  I still think he could creep in next week  based on Villa’s form

One managers team 

Here’s the manager currently 5th at the moment with 86 points at the end of the gameweek and 503 points overall and a 201k overall rank.  His last 3 seasons were 8k, 4k and 6k.

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You can see he has all the template players but in addition he had Lamptey, Soucek and Watkins all of which who returned

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 less than £101.0



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3 thoughts on “fantasy premier league transfer tips GW9 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers  ”

  1. On a wildcard due to Wilson, TAA, price rises and Spurs fixture swing. What do you think? 1.0 ITB
    Mccarthy Forster
    Chilwell Zuma Justin Kilman Bernado
    Salah Bruno Grealish Zaha Ziyech
    Bamford Brewster Kane

    Any thoughts most appreciated!
    Kane or KDB?

    Reply

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