GW 33 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 33. As usual, see this post for highlights and graphs; full stats are available in this google spreadsheet (click here).

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.40 0.96
Point Hits Taken 6.2% 10.4%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.40 0.48
Wildcards Played 0.2% 0.2%
Wildcard Status
– played 50.5% 93.6%
– available 49.5% 6.4%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.4m ₤109.0m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.8m ₤1.2m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 77.4% 33.5%
1 10.5% 40.2%
2 8.8% 22.8%
3 2.1% 3.0%
4 and more 1.0% 0.4%
Wildcard 0.2% 0.2%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 93.8% 89.6%
4 points 4.3% 9.0%
8 points 1.3% 1.2%
12 points 0.3% 0.2%
16 points and more 0.3% 0.0%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mutch 3.5% 1 Mutch 9.7%
2 Dzeko 2.7% 2 Dzeko 7.8%
3 Rodriguez 1.5% 3 Zabaleta 5.9%
4 Silva 1.2% 4 Silva 5.9%
5 Eriksen 1.2% 5 Eriksen 5.5%
296 different players bought 206 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Rooney 2.7% 1 Rooney 11.4%
2 Nolan 2.0% 2 Nolan 9.5%
3 Koscielny 1.6% 3 Evra 4.7%
4 Sissoko 1.6% 4 Koscielny 4.5%
5 Giroud 1.0% 5 Gerrard 3.5%
372 different players sold 274 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 42.1% 76.2%
‘3-5-2’ 7.6% 6.4%
‘4-3-3’ 15.0% 12.3%
‘4-4-2’ 31.5% 4.3%
‘4-5-1’ 0.9% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.7% 0.4%
‘5-3-2’ 1.7% 0.4%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 41.4% 1 Suárez 94.1%
2 van Persie 9.5% 2 Hazard 1.8%
3 Sturridge 6.6% 3 Yaya Touré 1.5%
4 Yaya Touré 4.5% 4 Sturridge 1.1%
5 Hazard 4.3% 5 Rooney 0.6%
245 different captain choices 21 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 26.0% 1 Mannone 19.8%
2 Cech 10.8% 2 Mignolet 10.2%
3 Szczesny 9.9% 3 Cech 10.1%
4 De Gea 7.1% 4 Speroni 9.9%
5 Howard 6.2% 5 Marshall 7.8%
58 different goalkeepers 32 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 36.6% 1 Coleman 67.7%
2 Mertesacker 22.6% 2 Zabaleta 32.2%
3 Zabaleta 22.1% 3 Ivanovic 25.3%
4 Ivanovic 18.9% 4 Cahill 24.0%
5 Terry 16.1% 5 Azpilicueta 23.3%
198 different defenders 101 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Yaya Touré 46.6% 1 Yaya Touré 92.1%
2 Hazard 38.2% 2 Hazard 82.8%
3 Lallana 30.1% 3 Lallana 41.7%
4 Gerrard 13.7% 4 Gerrard 35.6%
5 Barkley 13.6% 5 Silva 29.9%
239 different midfielders 98 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 50.9% 1 Suárez 99.4%
2 Sturridge 33.7% 2 Sturridge 78.3%
3 Giroud 19.3% 3 Lukaku 47.1%
4 Lukaku 18.7% 4 Dzeko 21.2%
5 Rodriguez 14.1% 5 Rodriguez 13.3%
117 different forwards 38 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kelvin Davis 12.3% 1 Kelvin Davis 17.7%
2 Whittaker 10.2% 2 Mannone 16.8%
3 Baker 7.4% 3 Ward(CRY) 16.7%
4 Boruc 7.1% 4 Fonte 15.0%
5 Fonte 6.8% 5 Shaw 14.5%
623 different players on the bench 396 different players on the bench

OWNERSHIP AND CAPTAINCY DISTRIBUTION FOR MOST CAPTAINED PLAYERS

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RAW DATA FOR TOP 10K

An Excel file with all the entries for the top 10K can be downloaded here.

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 as of the start of the gameweek.

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