Here’s our fantasy premier league transfer tips GW30 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 GW30 – 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 GW29
There were 4 green arrows and 6 red arrows
The average points score in GW29 was 48 net of point deductions for extra transfers.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers is 44k.
The median overall rank was 12k
The average total points are 1,927.
The average team value was £106.0m.
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 is in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Digne and Dunk are in 5 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Areola and Veltman are in 4 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Konsa, Cancelo 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 13 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Villa are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Brighton are represented 10 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Leeds are represented 8 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Everton, Fulham and West Ham are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Man Utd are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Son and Raphinha are in 10 of the FPL managers teams
Gundogan and Fernandes are in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Lookman, Bale, Aubmeyang and Lingard are in 3 of the 10 managers teams
Kane is in 10 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Bamford and Watkins are in 7 of the 10 FPL managers teams
Antonio is in 3 of the 10 FPL managers teams
GW29 Captain Choice
9 managers captained Kane
1 manager captained Aubameyang
The FFGeek Captain Poll showed Kane 73% , Raphinha at 7%, and Aubameyang at 6%
6 managers played 3-4-3
4 managers played 4-3-3
0 managers wildcarded
0 managers carried over a free transfer
4 managers took a 4 point hit
1 manager took an 8 point hit
Dunk was transferred in 5 times
Aubameyang was transferred in 3 times
Kane, Lingard, Trossard, Bale, Raphinha and Cresswell were transferred in 2 times
no other player was transferred in more than once
Salah was transferred out 8 times
Calvert-Lewin and Cancelo were transferred out 4 times
Gundogan was transferred out 3 times
Stones was 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
Surprisingly 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 Son more than the top 10k
The top 10k favour (>20%) Stones 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
Brighton defence – Dunk or Veltman
That’s 11 players. Dallas and Dunk/Veltman are the bench options. The template is strong at the moment.
One managers team
Here’s the top gameweek point scoring manager this week:
His score for GW29 was 62. His total points are 1993 and his overall rank is in the top 1k. His team value is £105.9m. His last 3 seasons ranks are 8k, top 500 and 1k. He has used his Free Hit, Triple captain and Bench Boost chips. Therefore he only has his 2nd wildcard to play.
He has 8 of the 11 template players mentioned above. He doesn’t have Watkins, Gundogan and Fernandes. His template replacement players are Calvert Lewin, Trossard and Salah
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 less than £102.0m
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