GW 21 Stats

GW 21 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 21. Walcott and Rooney owners get rid, as usual, Suarez dominates armband decisions, the rise of Coleman continues. A link to full stats is at the bottom of the post. I haven’t updated my script yet to incorporate January wildcards, so some statistics on wildcards played and number of transfers are temporarily unavailable.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made (incl. WC transfers) 1.24 3.18
Point Hits Taken 8.9% 19.1%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.60 0.89
Wildcards Played to be added to be added
Wildcard Status
– played 7.3% 23.3%
– available 92.7% 76.7%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.3m ₤106.8m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.9m ₤1.6m

TRANSFERS MADE

*to be added*

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 91.1% 80.9%
4 points 6.0% 16.6%
8 points 1.8% 2.1%
12 points 0.5% 0.3%
16 points and more 0.6% 0.1%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Özil 4.8% 1 Özil 27.0%
2 Adebayor 4.8% 2 Adebayor 19.5%
3 Lallana 4.5% 3 Negredo 14.2%
4 Rodriguez 4.3% 4 Eriksen 13.6%
5 Oscar 4.2% 5 Lallana 12.1%
377 different players bought 314 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Walcott 9.2% 1 Walcott 50.2%
2 Rooney 8.6% 2 Rooney 38.6%
3 Ramsey 5.3% 3 Cabaye 11.8%
4 Cabaye 4.4% 4 Negredo 7.4%
5 Jagielka 4.1% 5 Barkley 6.9%
472 different players sold 386 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 41.1% 66.1%
‘3-5-2’ 6.9% 6.7%
‘4-3-3’ 16.2% 16.9%
‘4-4-2’ 31.9% 8.2%
‘4-5-1’ 0.7% 0.2%
‘5-2-3’ 0.8% 0.8%
‘5-3-2’ 2.0% 1.1%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.1%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 42.2% 1 Suárez 84.2%
2 van Persie 10.0% 2 Lukaku 5.6%
3 Lukaku 4.2% 3 Adebayor 4.0%
4 Rooney 3.5% 4 Hazard 1.1%
5 Yaya Touré 3.2% 5 Negredo 1.1%
233 different captain choices 37 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 32.0% 1 Mignolet 36.7%
2 Szczesny 10.7% 2 Szczesny 15.2%
3 Cech 7.5% 3 Marshall 8.5%
4 De Gea 7.3% 4 Mannone 7.4%
5 Howard 6.1% 5 Howard 4.8%
59 different goalkeepers 35 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 44.4% 1 Coleman 87.8%
2 Mertesacker 28.4% 2 Mertesacker 54.3%
3 Zabaleta 21.3% 3 Terry 25.1%
4 Terry 17.3% 4 Zabaleta 17.8%
5 Baines 12.7% 5 Koscielny 16.1%
189 different defenders 110 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Yaya Touré 43.9% 1 Hazard 78.4%
2 Hazard 34.1% 2 Yaya Touré 74.3%
3 Lallana 24.4% 3 Lallana 31.7%
4 Barkley 23.3% 4 Özil 31.1%
5 Ramsey 21.0% 5 Barkley 19.9%
225 different midfielders 115 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 52.4% 1 Suárez 99.9%
2 Lukaku 31.8% 2 Lukaku 56.1%
3 Giroud 18.6% 3 Negredo 38.8%
4 Negredo 17.8% 4 Adebayor 23.9%
5 van Persie 14.4% 5 Rooney 14.6%
104 different forwards 37 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Ramsey 13.0% 1 Ramsey 22.3%
2 Kelvin Davis 11.0% 2 Chester 18.7%
3 Whittaker 10.4% 3 Kelvin Davis 17.8%
4 Baker 9.1% 4 Gabbidon 17.0%
5 Boruc 7.7% 5 Baker 15.2%
601 different players on the bench 435 different players on the bench

OWNERSHIP AND CAPTAINCY DISTRIBUTION FOR MOST CAPTAINED PLAYERS

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Full Statistics in a Google Spreadsheet

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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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