Here’s our FPL gameweek 12 tips 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.
FPL gameweek 12 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers
THE 10 MANAGERS STATS
This season we welcome back 4 of last seasons managers who were the subject of our article. We add to that a new 6 managers. Stats of 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 2,963
2. The top 10 FPL managers have not been out of the top 10k in the last 3 seasons (ie 30 times playing)
3. All 10 have finished in the top 1,000 in the last 3 seasons
A mixed week for the top 10 FPL managers. 6/10 had green arrows.
The average score of the managers in GW11 was 45 compared to the game average of 44. That’s 1 point and 2% above the game average score. High score of the 10 was 62. The low score was 34. A high spread of 28 for a fairly low scoring gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers saw an improvement to 459k compared to 503k in the last gameweek. An average rank improvement of 44k. The best overall rank is 68k and the lowest 772k. If you calculated the median overall rank then that improved to 496k compared to 556 last gameweek. An improvement of rank of 60k. All 10 managers have overall ranks better than 1 million. Only 5 better than 500k.
The average points are 599.
The average value improved from £101.7m to £102.0m
If you’re interested my score was another bad one at 45 with no point hits and resulted in a 24k red arrow from 142k overall rank to 164k . I had a higher score than only 2 of the managers. I’m ahead in OR terms at the moment of 7/10 of the managers. My team value is up £0.3m on the last gameweek to £102.0m. My total points is 619. You can see my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article for GW12 which I’ll be doing next.
GK/DEFS BY PLAYER
Elliot is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
S Ward and Jones are in 5/10 FPL managers teams
B Davies and Mee are in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Pope, Fabianski, Foster, Naughton and Alonso in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GK/DEFS BY TEAM
Newcastle GK/Defs are represented 15 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Burnley GK/Defs are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Swansea GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Man Utd, WBA, Spurs, Brighton and Chelsea GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Man City and Man Utd GK/Defs are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Richarlison is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Salah is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Silva is in 6/10 FPL managers teams
T Carroll and Sterling are in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Choupo Moting is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Sane and Loftus Cheek are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Kane is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Vardy is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Morata, Lukaku and Aguero are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GW11 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Kane was the captain in 10/10 of the FPL managers team
7/10 managers played 3-4-3 this week
1/10 managers played 3-5-2, 4-4-2 and 4-3-3
WILDCARDS, TRANSFERS AND HITS
10/10 have now played their 1st wildcard.
None of the 10 have played their bench boost
0/10 have played their triple captain chip.
0/10 have played their free hit chip
In this round 3 managers took a 4 point deduction for an additional transfer
8/10 of the managers made a transfer.
Sane was transferred in 3 times
Kane was transferred in 7 times
No one else was transferred in more than once
Vardy was transfected out 2 times
Lacazette was transferred out 4 times
No one was transferred out more than once
FOCUS ON 1 MANAGERS TEAM
The celebrity manager we followed last season finished around the 20k mark so he’s not in the group this season. This season were going to focus on the manager each week who had the highest finish last season with an amazing overall rank of 15 believe it or not.
After some good weeks this week it all fell apart with a score of 34 plus a -4. He was the lowest scorer of the 10 and his rank is 393k. An worsening of rank of 215k from last weeks OR of 178k. His points total is 600. He’s the 3rd ranked of the 10 FPL managers
THE HIGHEST SCORER
His score was 62
THE LOWEST SCORER
That was the manager were following with 34 above
The differences here totally blow my theories on how teams have different scores through narrow margins
Only 2 of the 11 players were the same
As I mention above, I’ve often said that differences in scores in a gameweek come down to 1 of more of the following 3 things normally:
Defence – 4 points difference
Captain – the same
A few attackers – Here 6 of the 7 attackers were different with only Kane the common denominator
So virtually completely different teams which is unusual
THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS
Lets look at the differences in the teams
|Player||10k OR %||Managers %|
Some huge differences between the top 10 managers teams and the current top 10k.
The top 10 managers favour more than the top 10k (using 30% as a significant difference):
Elliot, Richarlison, Mee, Choupo Moting, Kane and Vardy
The top 10k favour more than the FPL managers (using 30% as a significant difference):
De Gea, Eriksen and Abraham
The top 10 k average score was 46 and the 10 FPL managers average score was 45.
All this information is from the excellent site FPL discovery
THE COMBINED TOP 10 FPL MANAGERS TEAM
This is to give you a menu of players to pick from. It’s not meant to be affordable and this team is valued at £105m on my prices
GW5 TOP 5 OVERALL RANK FOLLOW
You may have seen my recent articles on the top 5 overall ranked FPL managers as at GW5 who I contrasted with the start made by the top 10 managers in this article. In this section we’ll continue to monitor their progress
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