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
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
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
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
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.
Pogba, Sane and Dann were transferred in twice
No one else was transferred in more than once
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.
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
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
|GKs||TOP 10k OR||10 FPL MANAGERS|
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.
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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