Here’s our interim fantasy premier league transfer tips GW20 article for the long GW19 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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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.
This article was written partly after GW19 Sundays games and Partly after the Monday game of Arsenal v Newcastle
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 GW19 Sunday
There were 6 green arrows and 4 red arrows
The average points score in GW19 after Sunday was 58 net of point deductions for extra transfers
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers was 107k.
The median overall rank was 47k
The average total points are 1,176.
The average team value was £104.4m.
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
Coufal and Dallas are in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Stones and Forster are in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Robertson and Dias are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Justin and Chilwell are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Goalkeeper/Defence by team
I have stripped out non playing GKs
West Ham and Man City are represented 11 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Villa and Leeds are represented 9 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Liverpool are represented 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Chelsea and Leicester are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Salah and De Bruyne are in 10 of the FPL managers teams
Fernandes is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Son and Soucek are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Grealish and Rashford are in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Lookman is in 2 of the 10 managers teams
Bamford is in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Antonio is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Watkins and Brewster are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Wilson is in 2 of the 10 FPL managers teams
GW19 Captain Choice
7 managers captained De Bruyne
3 managers captain Salah
The FFGeek Captain Poll showed De Bruyne at 47% and Salah at 34%
4 managers played 3-5-2
4 managers played 4-4-2
1 manager played 5-3-2
1 manager played 3-4-3
No manager carried over a free transfer
6 managers took a 4 point hit
2 managers took an 8 point hit
2 managers took a 12 point hit
Antonio was transferred in 8 times
De Bruyne and Salah were transferred in 4 times
Soucek, Stones and Dawson were transferred in 2 times
no other player was transferred in more than once
Kane was transferred out 6 times
Son was transferred out 5 times
Adams was transferred out 3 times
Raphina and C Taylor were transferred out 2 times
No other player was transferred out more than once
Wildcards and Chips
There was no wildcard used in this gameweek. No manager has used his 2nd wildcard
3 managers used their triple captain in this gameweek. 4 have now used it in total
3 managers used their bench boost in this gameweek. 3 have used it in total
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.
The 10 top managers favour Martinez, Coufal, De Bruyne and Antonio significantly more than the top 10k
The top 10k favour McCarthy, Walker Peters and Kane more than the 10 top Managers
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.
Villa defence – Martinez
Leeds defence – Dallas
Man City defence – Dias
West Ham defence – Coufal
That’s 9 players.
One managers team
This screenshot was after the Arsenal v Newcastle Monday game
Top scorer after Sunday of 76 -8. He used his triple captain this week. He has previously used his Free Hit.
This manager is 3rd in the ranking of 10 at 2k overall rank. His last 3 seasons are outstanding at 8k, top 500 and 1k.
He has all 9 of the template players.
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 £105.0m
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