GW 23 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 23. See this post for highlights and graphs, full stats are available as a google spreadsheet.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.51 1.04
Point Hits Taken 9.3% 22.2%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.67 1.15
Wildcards Played 8.0% 20.6%
Wildcard Status
– played 19.8% 64.3%
– available 80.2% 35.7%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.5m ₤107.9m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.7m ₤0.7m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 65.3% 17.5%
1 11.9% 30.0%
2 10.2% 24.4%
3 2.8% 5.9%
4 and more 1.9% 1.6%
Wildcard 8.0% 20.6%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 90.7% 77.9%
4 points 5.9% 17.1%
8 points 1.9% 4.0%
12 points 0.7% 0.8%
16 points and more 0.8% 0.3%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Agüero 7.3% 1 Agüero 27.3%
2 Mata 6.1% 2 Mata 21.2%
3 Johnson(SUN) 3.8% 3 Johnson(SUN) 12.7%
4 Cabaye 3.8% 4 Cabaye 10.0%
5 Januzaj 2.7% 5 Ramsey 7.7%
394 different players bought 331 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Negredo 8.8% 1 Negredo 25.6%
2 Coleman 5.0% 2 Cabaye 18.1%
3 Lukaku 4.4% 3 Özil 14.3%
4 Cabaye 4.4% 4 Lukaku 14.0%
5 Özil 3.6% 5 Coleman 11.9%
463 different players sold 373 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 43.3% 78.5%
‘3-5-2’ 7.2% 6.0%
‘4-3-3’ 15.9% 11.5%
‘4-4-2’ 30.0% 3.5%
‘4-5-1’ 0.7% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.8% 0.4%
‘5-3-2’ 1.6% 0.2%
‘5-4-1’ 0.5% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 40.2% 1 Suárez 78.0%
2 van Persie 9.9% 2 Hazard 10.0%
3 Agüero 5.7% 3 Agüero 6.0%
4 Hazard 5.7% 4 Mata 1.6%
5 Yaya Touré 3.1% 5 Eto’o 0.8%
241 different captain choices 41 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 28.7% 1 Mignolet 21.5%
2 Szczesny 12.9% 2 Szczesny 20.7%
3 Cech 7.6% 3 Mannone 19.3%
4 De Gea 6.8% 4 Boruc 6.0%
5 Howard 5.4% 5 Krul 5.4%
56 different goalkeepers 31 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 32.0% 1 Mertesacker 51.0%
2 Mertesacker 29.6% 2 Coleman 39.1%
3 Zabaleta 20.7% 3 Koscielny 24.4%
4 Terry 17.2% 4 Terry 22.7%
5 Baines 13.9% 5 Gabbidon 16.3%
188 different defenders 107 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Yaya Touré 42.5% 1 Hazard 80.2%
2 Hazard 35.5% 2 Yaya Touré 73.2%
3 Lallana 25.2% 3 Lallana 32.7%
4 Ramsey 23.7% 4 Januzaj 21.0%
5 Özil 16.5% 5 Mata 20.9%
233 different midfielders 117 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 53.1% 1 Suárez 99.7%
2 Lukaku 22.8% 2 Agüero 60.4%
3 Agüero 21.0% 3 Adebayor 23.7%
4 Giroud 20.9% 4 Lukaku 21.6%
5 Sturridge 14.8% 5 Sturridge 17.8%
108 different forwards 47 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kelvin Davis 13.5% 1 Coleman 36.6%
2 Whittaker 11.3% 2 Kelvin Davis 27.5%
3 Coleman 8.8% 3 Chester 17.2%
4 Baker 8.1% 4 Whittaker 13.2%
5 Boruc 7.4% 5 Shaw 9.9%
604 different players on the bench 434 different players on the bench

OWNERSHIP AND CAPTAINCY DISTRIBUTION FOR MOST CAPTAINED PLAYERS

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FULL STATS 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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