GW 35 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 35. As usual, see this post for highlights and graphs. FULL STATS are available in THIS GOOGLE SPREADSHEET. A lot of transfers and point hits in the top 10K, Yaya Toure owners exodus, Aguero, Eriksen and Mata bandwagons, and much more.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.53 1.71
Point Hits Taken 12.9% 54.3%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.84 2.81
Wildcards Played 0.3% 0.9%
Wildcard Status
– played 51.2% 96.9%
– available 48.8% 3.1%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤100.2m ₤108.1m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.0m ₤2.3m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 73.8% 7.3%
1 9.3% 32.0%
2 10.5% 44.1%
3 3.9% 13.2%
4 and more 2.2% 2.5%
Wildcard 0.3% 0.9%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 87.1% 45.7%
4 points 7.9% 41.1%
8 points 3.4% 11.2%
12 points 0.9% 1.6%
16 points and more 0.7% 0.4%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Gerrard 5.3% 1 Agüero 29.1%
2 Eriksen 4.8% 2 Eriksen 28.2%
3 Agüero 4.2% 3 Mata 27.8%
4 Mata 3.5% 4 Nasri 15.0%
5 Nasri 3.0% 5 Gerrard 14.1%
246 different players bought 188 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Yaya Touré 15.3% 1 Yaya Touré 73.1%
2 Sturridge 5.2% 2 Sturridge 23.5%
3 Hazard 4.8% 3 Hazard 17.3%
4 Henderson(LIV) 2.7% 4 Silva 11.5%
5 Silva 2.4% 5 Lukaku 9.2%
320 different players sold 230 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 40.0% 69.2%
‘3-5-2’ 6.9% 4.9%
‘4-3-3’ 17.1% 18.3%
‘4-4-2’ 31.3% 5.3%
‘4-5-1’ 0.9% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 1.1% 1.0%
‘5-3-2’ 2.1% 1.2%
‘5-4-1’ 0.5% 0.1%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 40.1% 1 Suárez 89.6%
2 van Persie 9.9% 2 Agüero 6.2%
3 Agüero 4.5% 3 Lukaku 1.2%
4 Sturridge 4.4% 4 Eriksen 0.5%
5 Yaya Touré 4.0% 5 Silva 0.4%
243 different captain choices 35 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 25.9% 1 Speroni 18.4%
2 Cech 11.2% 2 Adrián 13.7%
3 Szczesny 9.8% 3 Boruc 11.3%
4 Howard 6.6% 4 Cech 9.6%
5 De Gea 6.5% 5 Howard 9.2%
53 different goalkeepers 27 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 37.0% 1 Coleman 63.2%
2 Mertesacker 23.2% 2 Zabaleta 30.0%
3 Zabaleta 23.1% 3 Azpilicueta 26.6%
4 Ivanovic 19.1% 4 Ivanovic 26.1%
5 Fonte 17.7% 5 Cahill 25.7%
201 different defenders 89 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Lallana 32.4% 1 Gerrard 55.4%
2 Yaya Touré 29.1% 2 Silva 48.7%
3 Hazard 22.3% 3 Eriksen 46.3%
4 Gerrard 19.0% 4 Lallana 41.2%
5 Ramsey 17.0% 5 Mata 35.6%
243 different midfielders 93 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 51.7% 1 Suárez 99.4%
2 Sturridge 24.9% 2 Lukaku 66.8%
3 Lukaku 24.4% 3 Agüero 50.2%
4 Giroud 19.3% 4 Sturridge 22.5%
5 Dzeko 14.0% 5 Dzeko 20.1%
114 different forwards 39 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kelvin Davis 12.1% 1 Mannone 33.4%
2 Whittaker 10.1% 2 Ward(CRY) 17.4%
3 Baker 7.8% 3 Kelvin Davis 16.8%
4 Harper 6.8% 4 Chester 14.5%
5 Boruc 6.4% 5 Yaya Touré 12.6%
628 different players on the bench 376 different players on the bench

OWNERSHIP AND CAPTAINCY DISTRIBUTION FOR MOST CAPTAINED PLAYERS

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EXCEL FILE WITH RAW DATA FOR TOP 10K

Raw data in the excel format 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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