GW 19 Stats

GW 19 Team Selection and Transfers

Please welcome statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 19.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.56 1.19
Point Hits Taken 10.1% 21.1%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.59 0.99
Wildcards Played 0.5% 0.7%
Wildcard Status
– played 47.0% 82.2%
– available 53.0% 17.8%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.2m ₤106.6m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.8m ₤0.9m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 67.9% 22.7%
1 14.4% 40.7%
2 12.9% 30.4%
3 3.0% 4.9%
4 and more 1.3% 0.7%
Wildcard 0.5% 0.7%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 89.9% 79.0%
4 points 7.4% 18.1%
8 points 1.8% 2.5%
12 points 0.5% 0.4%
16 points and more 0.4% 0.1%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Cabaye 4.2% 1 Walcott 16.1%
2 Walcott 4.1% 2 Cabaye 8.1%
3 Negredo 3.0% 3 Negredo 6.7%
4 Lallana 2.8% 4 Silva 6.4%
5 Rooney 1.9% 5 Zabaleta 5.0%
287 different players bought 234 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Ramsey 15.4% 1 Ramsey 41.3%
2 Lukaku 3.5% 2 Lukaku 8.5%
3 Howard 2.7% 3 Özil 6.5%
4 Begovic 1.8% 4 Howard 5.3%
5 Giroud 1.7% 5 Begovic 2.9%
365 different players sold 295 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 43.7% 73.3%
‘3-5-2’ 7.2% 3.4%
‘4-3-3’ 16.0% 18.5%
‘4-4-2’ 29.6% 3.6%
‘4-5-1’ 1.0% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.8% 0.7%
‘5-3-2’ 1.4% 0.4%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

  • With rotation issues for a lot of popular captain picks, I think I should also present stats for vice-captains this week. Most popular vice-captains in the top 10,000 FPL teams: Suárez 31.5%, Rooney 20.2%, Yaya Touré 12.3%, Negredo 9.2%, Lukaku 6.1%, Silva 4.2%, Hazard 3.0%, Walcott 2.7%, Özil 2.6%, Giroud 1.2%, Adebayor 0.8%.
Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 24.8% 1 Rooney 37.1%
2 Rooney 12.5% 2 Suárez 28.4%
3 van Persie 10.3% 3 Negredo 18.5%
4 Negredo 7.5% 4 Yaya Touré 6.9%
5 Yaya Touré 6.6% 5 Silva 4.2%
223 different captain choices 34 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 30.9% 1 Mignolet 30.6%
2 De Gea 7.7% 2 Szczesny 10.0%
3 Cech 7.6% 3 Krul 8.7%
4 Szczesny 7.5% 4 Mannone 8.6%
5 Hart 5.4% 5 Marshall 8.1%
58 different goalkeepers 37 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 39.5% 1 Coleman 80.0%
2 Mertesacker 23.0% 2 Mertesacker 40.5%
3 Jagielka 22.8% 3 Zabaleta 23.4%
4 Zabaleta 20.6% 4 Terry 21.5%
5 Ivanovic 18.5% 5 Jagielka 19.8%
185 different defenders 108 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

  • Some other popular picks in the top 10K: (6)Walcott 24.0%, (7)Lallana 22.1%, (8)Silva 19.8%, (9)Ramsey 18.1%, (10)Januzaj 17.7%
Random Sample Top 10K
1 Yaya Touré 43.1% 1 Yaya Touré 71.3%
2 Ramsey 33.3% 2 Hazard 52.9%
3 Hazard 26.2% 3 Özil 31.3%
4 Barkley 25.8% 4 Barkley 30.2%
5 Özil 24.3% 5 Cabaye 29.9%
225 different midfielders 110 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 49.5% 1 Suárez 99.5%
2 Lukaku 29.3% 2 Rooney 70.4%
3 Rooney 24.5% 3 Lukaku 41.8%
4 Giroud 23.1% 4 Negredo 39.4%
5 Negredo 17.2% 5 Remy 11.1%
101 different forwards 40 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Ramsey 12.4% 1 Ramsey 33.1%
2 Whittaker 11.2% 2 Gabbidon 17.6%
3 Kelvin Davis 10.3% 3 Whittaker 14.6%
4 Boruc 9.5% 4 Kelvin Davis 14.1%
5 Baker 8.8% 5 Baker 12.1%
586 different players on the bench 430 different players on the bench

OWNERSHIP AND CAPTAINCY DISTRIBUTION FOR MOST CAPTAINED PLAYERS

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About This Post

In this post, I take a look at 2 samples: randomly selected 20,000 FPL teams and the top 10,000 FPL teams. Because of the law of large numbers, we can make inferences about the overall FPL league based on the statistics for the random sample. Interval estimates for most statistics for the whole FPL game are also available. If you’re familiar with the concept of confidence intervals, you can point at a specific number characterising the random sample to see 99% confidence intervals for the respective number characterising all the 3 million FPL managers.

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