GW 25 Stats

GW 29 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 29. As usual, highlights and graphs are presented in this post, for full stats see this google spreadsheet.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.52 1.34
Point Hits Taken 9.8% 25.6%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.75 1.43
Wildcards Played 0.4% 0.8%
Wildcard Status
– played 48.7% 87.0%
– available 51.3% 13.0%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.4m ₤108.3m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.9m ₤1.7m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 74.0% 20.1%
1 10.4% 38.8%
2 9.8% 29.7%
3 3.1% 8.0%
4 and more 2.3% 2.7%
Wildcard 0.4% 0.8%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 90.2% 74.4%
4 points 5.5% 18.5%
8 points 2.4% 5.2%
12 points 0.9% 1.3%
16 points and more 1.0% 0.6%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Rooney 4.7% 1 Rooney 13.4%
2 Evra 1.9% 2 Evra 10.1%
3 Lallana 1.8% 3 Mata 7.5%
4 Mata 1.8% 4 Lallana 4.8%
5 Sidwell 1.5% 5 Smalling 4.1%
316 different players bought 236 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 3.3% 1 Koscielny 11.5%
2 Giroud 2.9% 2 Mertesacker 10.3%
3 Sturridge 2.5% 3 Sturridge 8.9%
4 Mertesacker 1.7% 4 Giroud 6.4%
5 Jagielka 1.5% 5 Nolan 4.8%
385 different players sold 289 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 34.9% 38.9%
‘3-5-2’ 7.1% 4.6%
‘4-3-3’ 18.4% 25.8%
‘4-4-2’ 33.5% 17.0%
‘4-5-1’ 1.3% 3.5%
‘5-2-3’ 1.0% 1.1%
‘5-3-2’ 2.9% 4.1%
‘5-4-1’ 1.1% 4.9%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 21.8% 1 Hazard 55.2%
2 Hazard 13.6% 2 Rooney 10.3%
3 van Persie 11.5% 3 Suárez 8.3%
4 Rooney 6.8% 4 Lallana 7.2%
5 Sturridge 5.8% 5 van Persie 6.4%
246 different captain choices 70 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 24.1% 1 Boruc 20.7%
2 Szczesny 11.0% 2 Szczesny 9.9%
3 Cech 10.2% 3 Cech 9.8%
4 De Gea 6.8% 4 Marshall 9.5%
5 Boruc 6.6% 5 Adrián 8.9%
59 different goalkeepers 38 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 29.3% 1 Coleman 32.4%
2 Mertesacker 23.5% 2 Ivanovic 32.0%
3 Fonte 20.5% 3 Fonte 27.2%
4 Ivanovic 19.3% 4 Cahill 25.3%
5 Shaw 16.3% 5 Ward(CRY) 23.3%
197 different defenders 123 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Hazard 42.5% 1 Hazard 94.8%
2 Lallana 36.0% 2 Lallana 76.1%
3 Yaya Touré 29.1% 3 Mata 31.2%
4 Ramsey 13.5% 4 Sterling 15.7%
5 Barkley 12.1% 5 Yaya Touré 14.9%
238 different midfielders 131 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 43.3% 1 Suárez 72.5%
2 Sturridge 27.2% 2 Adebayor 61.6%
3 Giroud 19.6% 3 Sturridge 54.4%
4 Adebayor 17.7% 4 Rodriguez 16.6%
5 Rodriguez 16.6% 5 Rooney 16.1%
111 different forwards 53 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kelvin Davis 12.0% 1 Yaya Touré 45.6%
2 Yaya Touré 10.2% 2 Mannone 27.3%
3 Whittaker 8.4% 3 Coleman 25.0%
4 Baker 7.2% 4 Suárez 21.6%
5 Mannone 6.8% 5 Kelvin Davis 19.4%
624 different players on the bench 396 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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