GW 27 Stats

GW 27 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 27. 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 0.43 0.80
Point Hits Taken 6.0% 8.4%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.39 0.38
Wildcards Played 0.3% 0.1%
Wildcard Status
– played 48.3% 86.0%
– available 51.7% 14.0%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.7m ₤108.5m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.8m ₤1.3m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 75.1% 39.9%
1 11.7% 41.9%
2 9.6% 16.4%
3 2.2% 1.6%
4 and more 1.1% 0.2%
Wildcard 0.3% 0.1%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 94.0% 91.6%
4 points 4.1% 7.5%
8 points 1.1% 0.7%
12 points 0.4% 0.1%
16 points and more 0.4% 0.0%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Adebayor 4.6% 1 Adebayor 14.7%
2 Sturridge 3.1% 2 Ivanovic 5.0%
3 Ivanovic 2.2% 3 Collins 4.9%
4 Nolan 1.9% 4 Sturridge 4.6%
5 Sterling 1.7% 5 Gerrard 4.4%
291 different players bought 231 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Terry 1.9% 1 Johnson(SUN) 5.2%
2 Giroud 1.9% 2 Dzeko 5.1%
3 Dzeko 1.7% 3 Eriksen 4.6%
4 Johnson(SUN) 1.3% 4 Rodriguez 3.3%
5 Rodriguez 1.2% 5 Giroud 3.0%
385 different players sold 284 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 43.0% 77.9%
‘3-5-2’ 7.2% 5.4%
‘4-3-3’ 15.9% 12.3%
‘4-4-2’ 30.2% 3.7%
‘4-5-1’ 0.9% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.7% 0.3%
‘5-3-2’ 1.7% 0.4%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 39.9% 1 Suárez 77.2%
2 van Persie 10.4% 2 Sturridge 19.3%
3 Sturridge 8.9% 3 Hazard 0.7%
4 Hazard 3.5% 4 Adebayor 0.6%
5 Yaya Touré 3.4% 5 van Persie 0.6%
246 different captain choices 27 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 27.6% 1 Szczesny 18.7%
2 Szczesny 12.8% 2 Boruc 17.0%
3 Cech 9.1% 3 Adrián 13.7%
4 De Gea 6.5% 4 Mignolet 12.7%
5 Boruc 5.2% 5 Marshall 8.9%
58 different goalkeepers 29 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 30.1% 1 Mertesacker 41.2%
2 Mertesacker 28.3% 2 Coleman 32.3%
3 Zabaleta 20.4% 3 Koscielny 28.5%
4 Fonte 18.9% 4 Ivanovic 25.3%
5 Ivanovic 17.3% 5 Fonte 24.3%
198 different defenders 99 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Yaya Touré 43.7% 1 Hazard 92.0%
2 Hazard 39.5% 2 Yaya Touré 72.0%
3 Lallana 33.0% 3 Lallana 66.7%
4 Ramsey 14.1% 4 Mata 35.3%
5 Özil 12.8% 5 Sterling 24.6%
238 different midfielders 89 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 52.1% 1 Suárez 98.4%
2 Sturridge 28.2% 2 Sturridge 70.6%
3 Giroud 20.4% 3 Adebayor 49.5%
4 van Persie 16.3% 4 Dzeko 15.2%
5 Rodriguez 16.2% 5 Rodriguez 13.7%
112 different forwards 44 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kelvin Davis 13.5% 1 Mannone 29.9%
2 Whittaker 11.3% 2 Coleman 25.7%
3 Gabbidon 8.2% 3 Ward(CRY) 22.2%
4 Baker 7.6% 4 Kelvin Davis 21.8%
5 Harper 6.8% 5 Gabbidon 18.3%
630 different players on the bench 413 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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