Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW29 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.
fantasy premier league transfer tips GW29 – Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers
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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.
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 GW28 Sunday
There were 3 green arrows and 7 red arrows
The average points score in GW28 after Sunday was 40 net of point deductions for extra transfers. There’s still Mondays game to come and a number of managers have Salah as captain.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 39k.
The median overall rank was 10k
The average total points are 1,871.
The average team value was £106.3m.
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
Dias is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Dallas and Cancelo are in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Digne is in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Areola and Stones are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Konsa, Veltman and Shaw are in 3 of the 10 managers teams
Goalkeeper/Defence by team
I have stripped out non playing GKs
Man City are represented 19 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Villa are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Leeds are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Everton are represented 6 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Fulham are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Brighton are represnted 4 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Man Utd and West Ham are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Salah and Gundogan are in 10 of the FPL managers teams
Son is in 9 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Raphinha is in 8 of the 10 managers teams
Fernandes is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Lookman is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Kane is in 8 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Calvert Lewin, Bamford and Watkins are in 6 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Antonio is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
GW28 Captain Choice
7 managers captained Salah
2 managers captained Fernandes
1 manager captained Calvert-Lewin
The FFGeek Captain Poll showed Kane 35% , Fernandes at 25%, and Salah/De Bruyne at 9%
6 managers played 3-4-3
2 managers played 3-5-2
1 manager played 5-4-1
1 manager played 4-4-2
0 managers wildcarded
5 managers carried over a free transfer
0 managers took a 4 point hit
Veltman was transferred in 3 times
no other player was transferred in more than once
Mee transferred out 2 times
No other player was transferred out more than once
Wildcards and Chips
0 managers used their 2nd wildcard in this gameweek. 5 have now used them in total
0 used their Triple Captain Chip in this gameweek. 7 in total have now used their triple captain chip
0 managers used their Bench Boost Chip in this gameweek. 8 managers in total have used their bench boost
0 managers used their Free Hit Chip in this gameweek. 6 managers in total have used their Free Hit Chip
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.
The 10 top managers favour (>30%) Dias, Digne and Salah more than the top 10k
The top 10k favour (>20%) Targett more than the 10 top FPL 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 and Cancelo
That’s 10 players if you include 2 City defenders. The template is strong at the moment.
The big blank GW29 may shake things up a bit
One managers team
Here’s the 2nd top gameweek point scoring manager so far this week:
His score after Sundays games was 45. His total points are 1872 and his overall rank is 12k. His team value is £105.9m. His last 3 seasons ranks are 2k, 7k and top 500. He has used his Free Hit, Triple captain and Bench Boost chips. Therefore he only has his 2nd wildcard to play. He has 9 of the 10 template players mentioned above. He doesn’t have Fernandes.
For the 4 fixture big blank GW29 he has Martinez, Son, Raphinha, Kane, Watkins, Konsa, Dallas and Lookman. That’s 8 players plus 2 transfers to make 10 for GW29.
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 not achievable at around £108.0m
The favourite players of the top 10 managers for GW29 fixtures only
So were picking from Fulham v Leeds, Brighton v Newcastle, West Ham v Arsenal, Villa v Spurs
I’ve ignored team number restrictions. Remember is a menu of players not a viable FPL team.
Hope it gives you some transfer ideas.
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