This is not really a decent research post, but rather a little addition to my transfers and team selection post. Some people are wondering how many DGW players other teams have on average. To answer this question, I’ve summarised the data for starting line-ups in GW31. In the tables below, starting line-ups are broken down by club and by position. To calculate the average number of DGW players, I’ve summed up the average numbers of players per team from Arsenal, Everton, Hull, Liverpool, MCity, MU, Newcastle, Sunderland, Swansea, and West Ham.
Table 1. In the top 10K, an average team has 9.9 DGW players and 2.1 players with only one game. Most popular teams are:
- Liverpool – 3.7 players (this number reflects that 98% captained Suarez or Sturridge),
- Manchester City – 1.6 players,
- Everton – 1.5 players,
- Chelsea – 1.3 players
Table 2. In the overall FPL league, an average team has roughly 8.3 DGW players and 3.7 players with only one game. Most popular teams are:
- Liverpool – 2.2 players,
- Manchester City – 1.3 players,
- Arsenal – 1.3 players,
- Chelsea – 1.3 players,
- Everton -1.2 players
However, the choice of players is rather poor compared to the top 10K: on average, 2.3 players haven’t played yet (RvP, Ramsey, Özil, and Agüero are the most popular non-playing DGW players, they add up to 0.6 players).
Table 3. Breakdown by number of DGW players