GW 25 Stats

GW 25 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 25. See this post for highlights and graphs, full stats are available in this google spreadsheet.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.53 0.97
Point Hits Taken 9.6% 16.0%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.64 0.74
Wildcards Played 0.7% 0.4%
Wildcard Status
– played 47.6% 84.3%
– available 52.4% 15.7%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.6m ₤107.6m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.8m ₤1.4m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 69.7% 28.7%
1 14.7% 49.0%
2 10.2% 19.0%
3 2.9% 2.5%
4 and more 1.8% 0.5%
Wildcard 0.7% 0.4%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 90.4% 84.0%
4 points 6.3% 13.9%
8 points 2.1% 1.8%
12 points 0.6% 0.2%
16 points and more 0.6% 0.1%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Johnson(SUN) 3.9% 1 Dzeko 10.5%
2 Dzeko 3.6% 2 Lallana 7.0%
3 Rodriguez 3.0% 3 Johnson(SUN) 7.0%
4 Lallana 2.7% 4 Cahill 4.6%
5 Sturridge 1.9% 5 Rooney 4.4%
295 different players bought 220 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Agüero 3.8% 1 Giroud 9.0%
2 Ramsey 2.9% 2 Agüero 8.7%
3 Lukaku 2.8% 3 Adebayor 5.5%
4 Giroud 2.3% 4 Özil 4.6%
5 Cabaye 2.2% 5 Januzaj 4.2%
411 different players sold 284 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 42.9% 77.6%
‘3-5-2’ 7.3% 6.8%
‘4-3-3’ 15.5% 11.1%
‘4-4-2’ 30.6% 3.7%
‘4-5-1’ 0.7% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.8% 0.3%
‘5-3-2’ 1.7% 0.3%
‘5-4-1’ 0.5% 0.1%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 32.5% 1 Suárez 50.0%
2 van Persie 11.8% 2 van Persie 11.0%
3 Rooney 5.2% 3 Hazard 8.8%
4 Yaya Touré 5.0% 4 Rooney 8.1%
5 Hazard 4.5% 5 Mata 6.9%
234 different captain choices 33 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 26.9% 1 Mannone 30.8%
2 Szczesny 11.8% 2 Mignolet 16.8%
3 Cech 7.9% 3 Boruc 13.9%
4 De Gea 6.9% 4 Szczesny 12.8%
5 Mannone 6.4% 5 Speroni 5.0%
59 different goalkeepers 31 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 28.4% 1 Coleman 40.1%
2 Mertesacker 26.0% 2 Mertesacker 32.6%
3 Zabaleta 20.0% 3 Terry 27.4%
4 Fonte 18.6% 4 Fonte 21.6%
5 Terry 18.1% 5 Shaw 20.3%
194 different defenders 106 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Yaya Touré 44.0% 1 Hazard 76.8%
2 Hazard 35.0% 2 Yaya Touré 75.3%
3 Lallana 32.1% 3 Lallana 61.9%
4 Ramsey 15.7% 4 Mata 37.8%
5 Özil 14.4% 5 Johnson(SUN) 34.4%
241 different midfielders 102 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 52.4% 1 Suárez 98.9%
2 Giroud 23.5% 2 Sturridge 44.4%
3 Sturridge 22.5% 3 Dzeko 24.3%
4 Rodriguez 16.9% 4 Rodriguez 22.8%
5 van Persie 16.2% 5 Adebayor 21.0%
108 different forwards 38 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kelvin Davis 13.3% 1 Kelvin Davis 24.6%
2 Whittaker 11.7% 2 Coleman 19.9%
3 Baker 7.5% 3 Koscielny 14.6%
4 Harper 6.9% 4 Mertesacker 13.5%
5 Ramsey 6.6% 5 Chester 11.1%
626 different players on the bench 441 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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