GW 24 Stats

GW 24 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 24. See this post for highlights and graphs. Full stats are available in this google spreadsheet.
January wildcards are no longer available. Interesting to see that only 30% of all FPL managers are active enough to have played it. In the top 10K, 14% of fantasy managers didn’t bother with this wildcard.
Aguero and Lukaku owners exodus, Sturridge bandwagon and much more. Enjoy.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.57 1.37
Point Hits Taken 13.2% 37.2%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.87 1.92
Wildcards Played 6.6% 12.0%
Wildcard Status
– played 46.1% 84.1%
– available 53.9% 16.0%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.4m ₤107.1m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.8m ₤1.5m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 64.6% 10.7%
1 10.5% 32.0%
2 12.0% 34.0%
3 4.2% 9.1%
4 and more 2.2% 2.2%
Wildcard 6.6% 12.0%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 86.8% 62.8%
4 points 8.3% 28.6%
8 points 3.2% 6.9%
12 points 0.9% 1.2%
16 points and more 0.8% 0.4%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Sturridge 6.0% 1 Sturridge 17.4%
2 Giroud 4.9% 2 Dzeko 13.2%
3 Dzeko 4.9% 3 Giroud 12.2%
4 Rodriguez 4.3% 4 Mata 11.6%
5 Johnson(SUN) 4.2% 5 Rooney 11.3%
363 different players bought 294 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Agüero 9.9% 1 Agüero 50.2%
2 Lukaku 8.9% 2 Lukaku 16.8%
3 Cabaye 8.1% 3 Ramsey 15.0%
4 Ramsey 6.5% 4 Cabaye 14.9%
5 Coleman 6.1% 5 Coleman 12.9%
431 different players sold 361 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 43.1% 79.6%
‘3-5-2’ 8.1% 7.8%
‘4-3-3’ 14.9% 8.1%
‘4-4-2’ 30.2% 4.0%
‘4-5-1’ 0.9% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.7% 0.2%
‘5-3-2’ 1.6% 0.2%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 44.3% 1 Suárez 93.2%
2 van Persie 10.4% 2 Giroud 2.2%
3 Sturridge 4.2% 3 van Persie 1.0%
4 Giroud 4.2% 4 Sturridge 0.9%
5 Agüero 3.5% 5 Hazard 0.5%
241 different captain choices 34 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 28.6% 1 Mignolet 22.7%
2 Szczesny 12.8% 2 Szczesny 19.2%
3 Cech 7.6% 3 Mannone 13.4%
4 De Gea 7.1% 4 Boruc 11.3%
5 Howard 5.8% 5 Marshall 6.7%
60 different goalkeepers 31 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mertesacker 29.1% 1 Mertesacker 48.1%
2 Coleman 21.8% 2 Koscielny 25.9%
3 Zabaleta 20.2% 3 Terry 21.1%
4 Fonte 16.6% 4 Coleman 18.7%
5 Terry 16.4% 5 Shaw 16.9%
193 different defenders 117 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Yaya Touré 43.2% 1 Hazard 74.9%
2 Hazard 34.2% 2 Yaya Touré 74.2%
3 Lallana 29.0% 3 Lallana 48.4%
4 Ramsey 17.8% 4 Mata 32.3%
5 Özil 16.1% 5 Johnson(SUN) 23.4%
235 different midfielders 107 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 52.7% 1 Suárez 99.7%
2 Giroud 26.0% 2 Sturridge 38.6%
3 Sturridge 20.9% 3 Giroud 28.4%
4 van Persie 15.3% 4 Adebayor 28.1%
5 Rodriguez 14.2% 5 Rodriguez 18.4%
111 different forwards 46 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kelvin Davis 13.9% 1 Coleman 43.0%
2 Coleman 12.9% 2 Kelvin Davis 26.0%
3 Whittaker 10.6% 3 Gabbidon 18.5%
4 Gabbidon 8.1% 4 Mannone 17.2%
5 Baker 7.8% 5 Ward(CRY) 15.8%
619 different players on the bench 437 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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