FPL gameweek 14 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers


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Here’s our FPL gameweek 14 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 14 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 bit of a mixed week for the top 10 FPL managers. 6/10 had green arrows.

The average score of the managers in GW13 was 55 compared to the game average of 43. That’s 12 points and 28% above the game average score. High score of the 10 was 67. The low score was 44. A very high spread of 23 for a low scoring gameweek.

The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers saw an improvement to 277k compared to 338k in the last gameweek. An average rank improvement of 61k. The best overall rank is 57k and the lowest 497k. All 10 managers have overall ranks better than 500k.

The average points are 722.

The average value improved from £102.4m to £102.5m

If you’re interested my score was ok at 58 with no point hits and resulted in a 52k green arrow from 148k overall rank to 96k . I had a higher score than 6 of the managers. I’m ahead in OR terms at the moment of 9/10 of the managers. My team value is down though by £0.2m on the last gameweek to £102.3m. My total points is 744. You can see my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article for GW14 

GK/DEFS BY PLAYER

Elliot is in 10/10 FPL managers teams

Daniels, Mee and S Ward in 5/10 FPL managers teams

Jones in 4/10 FPL managers teams

Pope, Fabianski, Foster, Naughton and Alonso in 3/10 FPL managers teams

GK/DEFS BY TEAM

Newcastle and Burnley GK/Defs are represented 13 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Swansea GK/Defs are represented 7 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

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

Chelsea and Brighton GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

C Palace GK/Defs are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

Man City, Liverpool and WBA GK/Defs are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams

MIDFIELDERS

Salah is in 9/10 FPL managers teams

Richarlison is in 8/10 FPL managers teams

Sane is in 6/10 FPL managers teams

D Silva is in 5/10 FPL managers teams

Sterling is in 4/10 FPL managers teams

T Carroll, Choupo Moting, Loftus Cheek and Gross are in 3/10 FPL managers teams

FORWARDS

Kane is in 10/10 FPL managers teams

Lukaku is in 4/10 FPL managers teams

Morata and Vardy are in 3/10 FPL managers teams

Calvert Lewin, Jesus and Niasse are in 2/10 FPL managers teams

GW13 CAPTAIN CHOICE

Kane was the captain in 9/10 of the FPL managers team

 Sane was the captain in 1/10 FPL managers teams

FORMATIONS

 unable to do this this week

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 1 manager took a 4 point deduction for an additional transfer.  2 took an 8 point deduction for 2 extra transfers

9/10 of the managers made a transfer.

Transfers in

 Pogba, Sane and Dann were transferred in twice

No one else was transferred in more than once

Transfers out

Stones, Jones, Atsu, Aguero and T Carroll were transferred out twice

No one was transferred out more than once

MAN CITY WATCH

I thought it would be useful to see how managers are dealing with Man City attackers

9/10 of the managers have 2 City attackers in their team. The other was just the 1

All possible combinations have been used. The only combinations that are used more than once is D Silva and Sterling and D Silva and Sane

TEAM STRUCTURE OF THE 10 MANAGERS

 I won’t update this every week

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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Another good score of 67 for this manager. He was the highest scorer of the 10 and his rank is 152k. An improvement of rank of 178k from last weeks OR of 330k. His points total is 734. He’s the 2nd ranked of the 10 FPL managers.  Amazingly he doesn’t own Salah.

THE HIGHEST SCORER

 That was the manager above with 67

THE LOWEST SCORER

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His score was 44.

The differences here again totally blow my theories on how teams have different scores through narrow margins

Only 4 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 – 1 points difference despite 1 less

Captain – Net 7 points difference as both teams had both captains

A few attackers – Sterlings 13 points was the main difference with 12 points over Silva.  Hazard over Salah and RLC over Zaha made up the other 3

So very different teams  again although Sterling made up half the difference with the majority of the rest being the captain difference

THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS

Lets look at the differences in the 2

GKsTOP 10k OR10 FPL MANAGERS
de Gea54%n/a
Elliot13%100%
Courtois5%n/a
Fabianski4%30%
Forstern/an/a
Fostern/a30%
Popen/a30%
DEFENDERS
Azpilicueta35%n/a
Otamendi24%30%
Daniels21%60%
Ward20%50%
Walker19%n/a
Davies18%10%
Mee16%50%
Dannn/a30%
Naughtonn/a30%
Alonson/a30%
Dunkn/a30%
MIDFIELDERS
Salah86%90%
Sane47%60%
Richarlison36%80%
David Silva27%50%
Gross22%30%
De Bruyne21%n/a
Sterling16%40%
L Cheekn/a30%
Choupo Mn/a30%
T Carrolln/a30%
FORWARDS
Lukaku45%40%
Morata44%30%
Kane40%100%
Aguero22%10%
Jesus20%20%
Firmino14%n/a
Abraham13%10%
Vardyn/a30%

The top 10 managers favour more than the top 10k (using more than 30% as a significant difference):
Some huge differences between the top 10 managers teams and the current top 10k.

Elliot, Richarlison, Kane, Daniels, T Carroll, Mee

The top 10k favour more than the FPL managers (using more than 30% as a significant difference):

De Gea and Azpilicueta

The top 10k average score was 36 and the 10 FPL managers average score was 55.

All this information is from the excellent site FPL discovery

THE COMBINED TOP 10 FPL MANAGERS TEAM

Here I’ve tried to replicate a typical structure and players just outside my budget at £102.5m.




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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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5 thoughts on “FPL gameweek 14 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers”

  1. It’s interesting to see how the top 10 managers are content with low ownership Chelsea attackers. I feel the team structure is going to change a bit this week with Morata making his way in, considering the kind of fixtures Chelsea enjoy over the next few weeks. What intrigues me though is will Lukaku get the boot, or will the managers opt for a 3-man premium front line while compromising the midfield?

  2. Great article, these guys are starting to push up the rankings. I’m raally hoping for a top 50k place this year, I’m at 500k at the moment, do you think it’s doable to catch that gap up? I’m 58 points off currently. This is my team:

    Pope
    Azpi, Mustafi, Daniels
    Hazard (c), Salah, Sane, Richarlison, Loftus-Cheek
    Kane (vc), Morata

    Subs: Elliot; Moreno, Fernandez, Niasse

    Do you guys think I’ve got a shot at doing that with this team? Thinking Fernandez to Kiko in 3 weeks after Watford’s 3 poor fixtures. Thank you!

    • Also you should have a pretty nice TV and you got lot of these players early. 500 K doesn’t match up. WC’ded recently?

      • Yeah that makes sense! Nahh I wildcarded quite early, basically just been working towards this squad or variations of this for weeks. Reason I am so low is because of 2 things: 1, getting my 50/50’s wrong on my captains, if I’d picked my vices on the weeks I’d been tied between two I’d be over 80 points better off. 2, taken quite a few hits to bring my TV up to 104.1 over the weeks played and made some poor transfer decisions that again have cost me quite a few points, like transferring Ramsey out just before a haul etc.

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