GW 3 Final Results

GW 3 Final Results

Please welcome to the final results for GW 3 with automatic substitutions, vice-captains, and projected bonus points according to the BPS. Expected overall average is 42 points (+15.9 points today). Average score in the top 10K as of the start of the GW is 47.1 points (+14.2 points today).

SUMMARY

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
GW3 Average Score 42.7 47.1
Average Points Deducted for Point Hits 1.4 1.0
Players Played per Team (out of 12) 11.6 11.9
Captains Played 99.7% 100.0%
of Which: Vice-Captains 2.6% 0.3%

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3 - Intermediate Results

GW 3 Intermediate Results – Saturday

Please welcome to the intermediate results for GW 3 with projected bonus points according to the BPS. Expected overall average is 26 points with less than 5 players left to play. Average score in the top 10K as of the start of the GW is 32.9 points from a similar amount of players.

SUMMARY

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
GW3 Average Score 26.8 32.9
Average Points Deducted for Point Hits 1.4 1.0
Players Played per Team (out of 12) 7.0 7.3
Captains Played 71.1% 68.5%

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3 - Stats

GW 3 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 3. See this post for highlights and graphs, FULL STATS are available in THIS GOOGLE SPREADHEET.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.98 1.07
Point Hits Taken 18.0% 18.1%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 1.36 1.02
Wildcards Played 8.5% 4.5%
Wildcard Status
- played 13.5% 14.0%
- available 86.5% 86.0%
- active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.2m ₤99.8m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.8m ₤0.9m

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2 - Final Results

GW 2 Final Results

Please welcome to the final results for GW 2 with autosubs, vice-captains, and the following projected bonus points for the last game: Jovetic (3), Gerrard(2), Nasri (1), Aguero (1).

Expected overall average is 44 points (+8.2 points today). Average score in the top 10K as of the start of the GW is 50.3 points (+6.9 points today).

SUMMARY

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
GW2 Average Score 44.6 50.3
Average Points Deducted for Point Hits 1.2 0.5
Players Played per Team (out of 12) 11.7 11.9
Captains Played 99.8% 100.0%
of Which: Vice-Captains 0.9% 0.2%

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2 - Intermediate Results - 2

GW 2 Intermediate Results – Sunday

Please welcome to the intermediate results for GW 2 after the matches on Sunday. The overall average has risen by 8.3 points. An average FPL team still has over 3 players left to play in the last game or to be subbed in after it. The top 10K teams as of the start of GW2 scored 7.1 points on Sunday and have on average less than 3 players left to play or to be automatically subbed in.

SUMMARY

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
GW2 Average Score 36.4 43.4
Average Points Deducted for Point Hits 1.2 0.5
Players Played per Team (out of 12) 8.4 9.1
Captains Played 78.6% 91.7%

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GW 2 Intermediate Results 1

GW2 Intermediate Results – Saturday

Please welcome to the intermediate results for GW 2. Expected overall average is 28 points with 6 players left to play.

SUMMARY

  Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
GW2 Average Score 28.1 36.3
Average Points Deducted for Point Hits 1.2 0.5
Players Played per Team (out of 12) 5.9 6.5
Captains Played 51.2% 72.3%

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2 - Stats

GW2 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 2. See this post for highlights and graphs, FULL STATS are available in THIS GOOGLE SPREADHEET.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

  Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.76 0.67
Point Hits Taken 14.3% 9.0%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 1.22 0.53
Wildcards Played 5.1% 1.7%
Wildcard Status    
- played 5.1% 1.7%
- available 94.9% 98.4%
- active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.4m ₤99.9m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.6m ₤0.4m

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New Season

New Season and GW 1 Stats and Results

Hello and welcome to the new season!

I was out all weekend and couldn’t post anything earlier. Sadly, it looks like this season I won’t be able to post all the stats as regularly as I used to last season due to personal reasons (at least over the coming few weeks). I think I’m still going to run my scripts and upload all the usual information from time to time and hopefully will cover all the gameweeks, but the timing will be less stable and some days will fall out completely (as it was the case in GW1).

This creates some discomfort for the reader who may have to refresh my blog in vain for a fair amount of time only to realise later that there will be no post on this particular day. As a short-term solution to this problem, I’m going to add another widget on the right side of the main page. It will be an ‘announcements/schedule’ box saying whether there will be a post on a certain day. In the longer-term, I will try to make the whole process automatic, so that I won’t need to be at home to prepare my posts. However, this would require a lot of work and time, and I currently don’t have any. So, I don’t know yet when I’ll be able to do all of this and if I ever will. I also want to re-write my current code first because it’s rather poorly written and rather ‘buggy’ as a result, and I also want to make some changes to the information that I usually present. Anyway, for the time being, keep an eye on the box on the right side of the main page, I’ll add it soon.

GW 1 STATS AND RESULTS

Now please welcome to the first stats of the new season. There is no top 10K at the start of the season, so I only present stats for a random sample of 20,000 teams for this GW.

Team selection (pre-substitutions): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17SsbB4D9aNq-Fi5n2dl-t1Xg0UnBYckxhbdyGCzdB3Q/edit#gid=588637373

Gameweek results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17SsbB4D9aNq-Fi5n2dl-t1Xg0UnBYckxhbdyGCzdB3Q/edit#gid=1208851219

Expected average score for GW1 is 47 points. The Chelsea game increased the average by almost 9 points, automatic substitutions and vice-captains added another 2.5 points.

Research FPL History

Season 13/14 and FPL History

Three weeks ago, we closed another chapter in the book of FPL history. With every new season, this history is getting richer and the book is bulking up. However, as the years go by, things tend to get forgotten. In an attempt to collect different pieces of information about previous FPL seasons scattered all over the Internet, I’ve spent some fair amount of time delving into the WayBack Machine, searching through the archives of the FISO Forum, running scripts for history pages on the FPL site, and intensively googling what was still missing. My joke post about the birth of FPL was a spin off of this research.

FPL Winners

winners

In dramatic circumstances, Tom Fenley won the game this season beating the runner-up by only 1 point. The 2,634 points scored in process is the second highest result ever. Only Jon Reeson scored more in season 09/10.

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Research Final top 1K

Final Top 1,000 Teams

Last week, I posted a review of the final top 10,000 teams. Today, I’d like to present a similar review of the final top 1K. For the most part, it contains similar diagrams, so I don’t explain them in detail here.

TOP 1K History Pages

To start with, let’s take a look at their previous history.

Previous Seasons History of TOP 1K Teams 2013/14
# 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 TOTAL
Seasons played before 65 134 170 115 119 137 120 140 1,000
% 6.5% 13.4% 17% 11.5% 11.9% 13.7% 12% 14% 100%
Previous top 10K finishes 721 167 65 30 10 4 3 0 1,000
% 72.1% 16.7% 6.5% 3% 1% 0.4% 0.3% 0% 100%
Previous top 1K finishes 929 54 13 3 1 0 0 0 1,000
% 92.9% 5.4% 1.3% 0.3% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 100%
  • Compared to the top 10K, the top 1K teams were a tad more experienced: average number of seasons played before was 3.45 and 3.68 for these two samples respectively. Only 6.5% had no previous history.
  • 93% never finished in top 1K before, 72% never even finished in top 10K.
  • For only 18 teams in the top 1K it was a second consecutive top 1K finish.

Heroes

  • For 2 teams in the top 1K it was a third consecutive top 1K finish: The Last Boyscouts from Norway & Crazy Penguins from England.
  • For QD2013 from Hong Kong it was a 5th top 1K finish; no other team in the top 10K can brag about so many top 1K finishes. He is also one of those 9 teams in the top 10K of this season with 7 top 10K finishes out of 8 possible.
  • Premier Pie has a mediocre FPL history. Yet, he is another hero of the top 1K. Why? Read the next section.

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