GW 34 Stats

GW 34 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 34. As usual, see this post for highlights and graphs. FULL STATS are available in THIS GOOGLE SPREADSHEET.

It’s a DGW, so I’ll also post a DGW special in a few minutes (like the one I posted in GW31).

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.62 1.80
Point Hits Taken 13.4% 42.3%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.89 2.14
Wildcards Played 0.4% 0.9%
Wildcard Status
– played 50.9% 95.5%
– available 49.1% 4.6%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.3m ₤108.6m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.9m ₤1.8m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 71.2% 8.6%
1 7.6% 24.4%
2 12.8% 46.2%
3 5.2% 17.0%
4 and more 2.7% 3.0%
Wildcard 0.4% 0.9%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 86.6% 57.8%
4 points 8.2% 32.7%
8 points 3.3% 8.1%
12 points 1.1% 1.2%
16 points and more 0.7% 0.2%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Lukaku 6.8% 1 Lukaku 20.4%
2 Dzeko 4.8% 2 Agüero 18.6%
3 Mirallas 3.8% 3 Silva 17.9%
4 Silva 3.6% 4 Mirallas 16.1%
5 Puncheon 3.1% 5 Puncheon 11.7%
266 different players bought 190 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Hazard 9.3% 1 Hazard 46.0%
2 Rodriguez 7.3% 2 Sturridge 23.5%
3 Sturridge 3.5% 3 Rodriguez 11.0%
4 Rooney 3.4% 4 Rooney 8.8%
5 Nolan 1.6% 5 Nolan 5.4%
369 different players sold 283 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 40.3% 68.7%
‘3-5-2’ 7.3% 4.4%
‘4-3-3’ 16.8% 20.0%
‘4-4-2’ 31.4% 5.2%
‘4-5-1’ 0.9% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.9% 0.7%
‘5-3-2’ 2.0% 0.9%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.1%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 27.3% 1 Lukaku 51.5%
2 Lukaku 10.9% 2 Suárez 17.8%
3 van Persie 10.1% 3 Yaya Touré 15.0%
4 Yaya Touré 8.2% 4 Agüero 6.2%
5 Sturridge 4.7% 5 Silva 2.6%
251 different captain choices 35 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 24.8% 1 Mannone 28.2%
2 Cech 10.3% 2 Speroni 18.0%
3 Szczesny 10.2% 3 Howard 10.0%
4 Howard 7.5% 4 Cech 8.6%
5 De Gea 6.3% 5 Boruc 7.7%
61 different goalkeepers 28 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 38.1% 1 Coleman 75.9%
2 Zabaleta 23.4% 2 Zabaleta 32.9%
3 Mertesacker 22.0% 3 Ward(CRY) 30.6%
4 Ivanovic 19.2% 4 Ivanovic 20.7%
5 Fonte 17.3% 5 Cahill 18.5%
201 different defenders 97 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Yaya Touré 47.1% 1 Yaya Touré 93.0%
2 Lallana 30.9% 2 Silva 50.0%
3 Hazard 27.0% 3 Lallana 45.6%
4 Barkley 17.2% 4 Gerrard 40.4%
5 Gerrard 13.9% 5 Mirallas 25.5%
235 different midfielders 88 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 50.8% 1 Suárez 98.8%
2 Sturridge 30.5% 2 Lukaku 74.9%
3 Lukaku 26.4% 3 Sturridge 48.2%
4 Giroud 17.6% 4 Dzeko 30.2%
5 Dzeko 16.6% 5 Agüero 18.9%
114 different forwards 37 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kelvin Davis 12.3% 1 Kelvin Davis 17.2%
2 Whittaker 9.7% 2 Adrián 14.6%
3 Baker 7.7% 3 Mutch 14.1%
4 Boruc 6.7% 4 Chester 13.5%
5 Harper 6.6% 5 Hazard 13.1%
636 different players on the bench 386 different players on the bench

OWNERSHIP AND CAPTAINCY DISTRIBUTION FOR MOST CAPTAINED PLAYERS

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EXCEL FILE WITH RAW DATA

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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