GW 17 Stats

GW 30 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 30. As usual, 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 0.44 1.27
Point Hits Taken 8.2% 28.5%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.55 1.54
Wildcards Played 0.4% 1.7%
Wildcard Status
– played 48.6% 88.9%
– available 51.4% 11.1%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.4m ₤108.6m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.8m ₤1.3m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 75.9% 23.3%
1 10.7% 37.5%
2 8.9% 26.1%
3 2.6% 8.7%
4 and more 1.5% 2.7%
Wildcard 0.4% 1.7%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 91.8% 71.6%
4 points 5.3% 20.7%
8 points 1.9% 6.0%
12 points 0.5% 1.4%
16 points and more 0.5% 0.4%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Lukaku 5.6% 1 Lukaku 32.8%
2 Yaya Touré 2.8% 2 Agüero 16.3%
3 Agüero 2.3% 3 Yaya Touré 12.7%
4 Sissoko 1.6% 4 Johnson(SUN) 4.4%
5 Sturridge 1.3% 5 Sissoko 4.1%
297 different players bought 218 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Adebayor 6.5% 1 Adebayor 37.5%
2 Dawson(TOT) 2.4% 2 Mata 9.6%
3 Mata 1.6% 3 Agüero 8.3%
4 Rooney 1.2% 4 Dawson(TOT) 4.9%
5 Adam 1.1% 5 Rooney 4.7%
367 different players sold 285 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 40.0% 68.6%
‘3-5-2’ 6.6% 3.5%
‘4-3-3’ 17.5% 20.2%
‘4-4-2’ 31.9% 6.1%
‘4-5-1’ 0.9% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.8% 0.8%
‘5-3-2’ 2.0% 0.7%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.1%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 26.4% 1 Suárez 40.2%
2 van Persie 10.8% 2 Hazard 23.7%
3 Hazard 10.8% 3 Lukaku 15.5%
4 Sturridge 5.9% 4 Sturridge 5.0%
5 Rooney 4.6% 5 Rooney 4.2%
232 different captain choices 42 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 23.9% 1 Boruc 22.6%
2 Szczesny 11.2% 2 Mannone 21.7%
3 Cech 10.0% 3 Cech 9.9%
4 Boruc 6.9% 4 Szczesny 9.7%
5 De Gea 6.8% 5 Adrián 7.2%
61 different goalkeepers 33 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 33.5% 1 Coleman 57.2%
2 Mertesacker 24.3% 2 Ivanovic 32.7%
3 Fonte 20.7% 3 Fonte 29.2%
4 Ivanovic 19.3% 4 Cahill 26.3%
5 Zabaleta 18.7% 5 Terry 22.5%
197 different defenders 97 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Hazard 42.4% 1 Hazard 95.9%
2 Yaya Touré 39.9% 2 Lallana 74.7%
3 Lallana 35.3% 3 Yaya Touré 68.1%
4 Ramsey 13.4% 4 Mata 23.1%
5 Nolan 12.7% 5 Nolan 19.7%
239 different midfielders 104 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 47.6% 1 Suárez 93.9%
2 Sturridge 30.0% 2 Sturridge 68.3%
3 Giroud 20.3% 3 Lukaku 33.3%
4 Rodriguez 17.7% 4 Adebayor 21.9%
5 van Persie 16.0% 5 Rooney 20.8%
114 different forwards 44 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kelvin Davis 12.3% 1 Ward(CRY) 19.2%
2 Whittaker 10.0% 2 Kelvin Davis 19.1%
3 Baker 8.1% 3 Sterling 11.6%
4 Harper 6.8% 4 Gabbidon 10.8%
5 Gabbidon 6.7% 5 Adrián 10.0%
622 different players on the bench 404 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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