FPL gameweek 12 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


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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

GAMEWEEK REVIEW




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

MIDFIELDERS

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

FORWARDS

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

FORMATIONS

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.

Transfers in

Sane was transferred in 3 times

Kane was transferred in 7 times

No one else was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

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.

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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

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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

Player10k OR %Managers %
De Gea47n/a
Elliot25100
Fostern/a30
Popen/a30
Otamendi3320
Davies3040
Jones2550
Azpilicueta22n/a
Meen/a40
Ward2250
Alonson/a30
Salah4770
Sane4530
Silva3260
Eriksen31n/a
Gross2720
Sterling2650
Richarlison2080
Choupo Mn/a40
Kane65100
Lukaku4530
Abraham30n/a
Aguero2830
Morata1630
Vardyn/a40

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

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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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6 thoughts on “FPL gameweek 12 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers”

  1. Great article man! Played my wildcard last week and took Kane out due to the injury and not knowing how long he was out for.
    Team I chose was as follows :
    Elliot (foster)
    Monreal Jones Davies (mee, mbemba)
    Sane Salah Choupo Moting Richarlison (Loftus)
    Lukaku morata Lacazette
    Stuck with the team this week and gave Salah the armband. Couldn’t bring myself to watch the spurs game! Worked out so well for me tho! Almost took an 8point hit to get Kane in! 63 points this week
    Overall points for me is 628 with an overall rank of 101k. Only 9 points between us but a difference in 63k. Still shows what each point means!

  2. Hello fellow Geeks,

    In a bit of a pickle here… Looking for some advice – Hoping Mr Crilley, Mr Reid and the Geek will share their insights…

    I currently find myself in a bad position in my private league and I’ve been trying to find alternate options to try catch other players up.

    So this week I have earmarked Ben Davies (LWB) and Eriksen (CAM) for the chop. I think all of us with Davies have been looking to move him and I think his days are numbered now. I’m looking to swap him out with Azpilicueta. Next is Eriksen – and I’m sure plenty people reading this are thinking why him! I need cover for Liverpool as I don’t have Salah. I’m stuck between swapping Eriksen out for Salah or Mane. I’m leaning towards Mane, but should I go with Salah to at least match the opponents in front of me, or do you advise going completely different and choosing Mane?

    Interested to know your thoughts…

  3. I find these articles particularly helpful.
    This is my 10th FPL season.
    I average 20k finish over 9 years with a best of 5k and a worst of 60k.

    I currently sit at 850k with this:
    Elliot, 4.0
    Tripper, Ward, Naughton, Maguire, Bertrand.
    Grob, Choupo, Carroll, Richarlison, Salah.
    Lukaku, Jesus, Kane.

    I have 1 transfer and 0.9.
    Injuries permitting I will drop Bertrand for
    Daniels.

    Thank you for providing such an excellent resource.
    I bet pretty heavily with colleagues on FPL mini leagues.
    This website makes a huge difference to my profitability.

  4. I find these articles particularly helpful.
    This is my 10th FPL season.
    I average 20k finish over 9 years with a best of 5k and a worst of 60k.

    I currently sit at 850k with this:
    Elliot, 4.0
    Tripper, Ward, Naughton, Maguire, Bertrand.
    Grob, Choupo, Carroll, Richarlison, Salah.
    Lukaku, Jesus, Kane.

    I have 1 transfer and 0.9.
    Injuries permitting I will drop Bertrand for
    Daniels.

    Thank you for providing such an excellent resource.
    I bet pretty heavily with colleagues on FPL mini leagues.
    This website makes a huge difference to my profitability.

  5. Hello guys…..
    Need some help in here. I have to choose between sane and salah. Whom do I choose ??
    Please help

  6. Hello guys…..
    Need some help in here. I have to choose between sane and salah. Whom do I choose ??
    Please help

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