GW 27 Stats

GW 28 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 28. 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 0.54 1.32
Point Hits Taken 9.2% 18.4%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.60 0.87
Wildcards Played 0.4% 0.2%
Wildcard Status
– played 48.3% 86.5%
– available 51.7% 13.5%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.5m ₤108.3m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.9m ₤1.9m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 71.5% 17.5%
1 10.8% 40.7%
2 12.3% 34.1%
3 3.5% 6.5%
4 and more 1.7% 1.0%
Wildcard 0.4% 0.2%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 90.8% 81.6%
4 points 6.2% 15.7%
8 points 2.0% 2.4%
12 points 0.6% 0.3%
16 points and more 0.5% 0.1%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Adebayor 4.2% 1 Adebayor 14.8%
2 Nolan 3.5% 2 Nolan 12.0%
3 Sturridge 3.1% 3 Snodgrass 8.3%
4 Giroud 2.5% 4 Lallana 6.4%
5 Hazard 1.8% 5 Ivanovic 5.7%
300 different players bought 221 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Dzeko 4.0% 1 Yaya Touré 13.6%
2 Negredo 3.8% 2 Dzeko 12.3%
3 Yaya Touré 3.4% 3 Johnson(SUN) 9.3%
4 Johnson(SUN) 2.8% 4 Mata 7.8%
5 Mata 2.5% 5 Silva 7.3%
382 different players sold 306 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 37.3% 47.5%
‘3-5-2’ 6.4% 1.9%
‘4-3-3’ 19.3% 37.1%
‘4-4-2’ 31.9% 7.6%
‘4-5-1’ 0.8% 0.0%
‘5-2-3’ 1.3% 3.2%
‘5-3-2’ 2.5% 2.6%
‘5-4-1’ 0.5% 0.1%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 32.0% 1 Suárez 35.6%
2 Sturridge 10.9% 2 Sturridge 33.3%
3 van Persie 10.0% 3 Adebayor 23.9%
4 Adebayor 5.7% 4 Hazard 5.3%
5 Hazard 5.5% 5 Bony 0.3%
234 different captain choices 42 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 26.5% 1 Szczesny 18.3%
2 Szczesny 12.8% 2 Adrián 14.1%
3 Cech 9.4% 3 Boruc 14.0%
4 De Gea 6.2% 4 Mignolet 9.3%
5 Howard 5.9% 5 Cech 8.7%
59 different goalkeepers 33 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 33.7% 1 Coleman 54.8%
2 Mertesacker 27.5% 2 Mertesacker 37.4%
3 Ivanovic 18.6% 3 Koscielny 32.2%
4 Fonte 18.2% 4 Ivanovic 31.5%
5 Zabaleta 16.2% 5 Cahill 23.9%
195 different defenders 100 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Hazard 40.9% 1 Hazard 93.0%
2 Lallana 33.4% 2 Lallana 71.4%
3 Yaya Touré 30.9% 3 Nolan 28.0%
4 Ramsey 14.0% 4 Sterling 26.3%
5 Barkley 13.6% 5 Gerrard 19.5%
241 different midfielders 106 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 50.7% 1 Suárez 96.9%
2 Sturridge 31.0% 2 Sturridge 82.2%
3 Giroud 23.0% 3 Adebayor 61.0%
4 Adebayor 17.2% 4 Rodriguez 12.9%
5 Rodriguez 15.2% 5 Giroud 11.9%
116 different forwards 48 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kelvin Davis 12.8% 1 Yaya Touré 48.5%
2 Whittaker 10.2% 2 Mannone 30.7%
3 Yaya Touré 9.5% 3 Mata 22.8%
4 Harper 7.2% 4 Kelvin Davis 21.5%
5 Mannone 6.8% 5 Ward(CRY) 13.5%
625 different players on the bench 406 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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