GW 20 Stats

GW 20 Transfers and Team Selection

Happy New Year. Please welcome statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 20.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.59 1.12
Point Hits Taken 10.2% 17.5%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.66 0.83
Wildcards Played 0.7% 0.5%
Wildcard Status
– played 0.0% 0.0%
– available 100.0% 99.9%
– active 0.1% 0.1%
Average Team Value ₤100.2m ₤107.1m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.9m ₤1.0m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 66.9% 22.6%
1 14.5% 46.2%
2 12.9% 26.0%
3 3.4% 4.1%
4 and more 1.7% 0.6%
Wildcard 0.7% 0.5%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 89.8% 82.5%
4 points 6.9% 14.9%
8 points 2.2% 2.2%
12 points 0.6% 0.4%
16 points and more 0.6% 0.1%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Hazard 4.4% 1 Walcott 16.0%
2 Walcott 4.0% 2 Sterling 9.1%
3 Cabaye 3.7% 3 Hazard 7.3%
4 Mertesacker 2.7% 4 Koscielny 5.2%
5 Coleman 2.4% 5 Cabaye 5.0%
300 different players bought 226 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Özil 8.0% 1 Özil 19.1%
2 Ramsey 6.7% 2 Ramsey 13.0%
3 Jagielka 5.5% 3 Silva 11.0%
4 Giroud 3.3% 4 Jagielka 9.1%
5 Silva 2.6% 5 Rooney 4.8%
400 different players sold 292 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 42.9% 69.0%
‘3-5-2’ 6.9% 3.0%
‘4-3-3’ 16.7% 21.7%
‘4-4-2’ 29.9% 4.6%
‘4-5-1’ 0.7% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.7% 1.0%
‘5-3-2’ 1.8% 0.6%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 42.7% 1 Suárez 93.5%
2 van Persie 10.3% 2 Rooney 2.5%
3 Rooney 5.2% 3 Negredo 1.2%
4 Yaya Touré 3.7% 4 Walcott 1.1%
5 Giroud 3.2% 5 Yaya Touré 0.5%
233 different captain choices 25 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 33.3% 1 Mignolet 35.9%
2 Szczesny 8.6% 2 Szczesny 13.2%
3 Cech 7.6% 3 Krul 9.3%
4 De Gea 7.5% 4 Mannone 9.0%
5 Hart 5.3% 5 Guzan 3.8%
57 different goalkeepers 33 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 41.7% 1 Coleman 86.2%
2 Mertesacker 26.6% 2 Mertesacker 52.6%
3 Zabaleta 21.4% 3 Zabaleta 23.1%
4 Terry 15.9% 4 Terry 21.2%
5 Ivanovic 15.7% 5 Gabbidon 11.9%
186 different defenders 111 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Yaya Touré 44.0% 1 Yaya Touré 71.3%
2 Hazard 30.0% 2 Hazard 70.3%
3 Barkley 26.3% 3 Walcott 43.0%
4 Ramsey 24.5% 4 Cabaye 33.8%
5 Lallana 20.6% 5 Barkley 27.3%
223 different midfielders 115 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 50.4% 1 Suárez 99.9%
2 Lukaku 29.9% 2 Rooney 62.0%
3 Rooney 22.2% 3 Lukaku 52.2%
4 Giroud 20.1% 4 Negredo 33.0%
5 Negredo 17.4% 5 Remy 12.2%
104 different forwards 41 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Ramsey 13.9% 1 Ramsey 28.1%
2 Kelvin Davis 10.6% 2 Kelvin Davis 14.3%
3 Whittaker 10.4% 3 Baker 12.6%
4 Baker 9.1% 4 Turner(CAR) 12.6%
5 Boruc 8.6% 5 Whittaker 12.4%
591 different players on the bench 432 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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