GW 38 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 38. See this post for highlights and graphs. FULL STATS are available in THIS GOOGLE SPREADSHEET.

A little heads-up. This gameweek is final, so I post my last regular posts for this season today. But before going on a summer break and enjoying the World Cup, I have a few research articles about this season coming over next few days on the following topics:

  • Summary of all my posts this season
  • Study of the final top 10K teams
  • This season’s place in the history of FPL

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.41 1.39
Point Hits Taken 8.9% 36.4%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.62 1.86
Wildcards Played 0.2% 0.2%
Wildcard Status
– unavailable 100.0% 100.0%
– available 0.0% 0.0%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.9m ₤108.0m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.0m ₤2.1m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 78.6% 11.4%
1 9.3% 48.9%
2 7.9% 31.0%
3 2.4% 7.2%
4 and more 1.6% 1.4%
Wildcard 0.2% 0.2%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 91.1% 63.6%
4 points 5.5% 28.3%
8 points 2.1% 6.7%
12 points 0.7% 1.0%
16 points and more 0.7% 0.4%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Dzeko 5.5% 1 Sturridge 36.6%
2 Sturridge 3.7% 2 Dzeko 15.0%
3 Yaya Touré 2.9% 3 Sterling 10.1%
4 Sterling 2.0% 4 Gerrard 9.7%
5 Gerrard 1.9% 5 Hazard 6.4%
259 different players bought 168 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Rooney 7.1% 1 Rooney 49.4%
2 Agüero 3.6% 2 Mata 19.6%
3 Mata 3.2% 3 Agüero 12.0%
4 Ramsey 2.4% 4 Ramsey 7.7%
5 Welbeck 0.9% 5 Jones(MUN) 5.9%
313 different players sold 233 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 43.3% 80.0%
‘3-5-2’ 7.3% 6.1%
‘4-3-3’ 15.3% 10.4%
‘4-4-2’ 30.2% 2.8%
‘4-5-1’ 0.9% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.8% 0.4%
‘5-3-2’ 1.9% 0.3%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 34.9% 1 Suárez 73.6%
2 van Persie 9.6% 2 Yaya Touré 11.3%
3 Yaya Touré 8.0% 3 Dzeko 4.9%
4 Agüero 5.2% 4 Agüero 3.9%
5 Sturridge 4.4% 5 Sturridge 2.6%
244 different captain choices 37 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Mignolet 25.3% 1 Mannone 46.3%
2 Szczesny 11.5% 2 Speroni 11.4%
3 De Gea 7.8% 3 De Gea 7.6%
4 Cech 7.3% 4 Szczesny 7.5%
5 Howard 6.5% 5 Boruc 5.5%
61 different goalkeepers 30 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Coleman 34.6% 1 Coleman 46.8%
2 Zabaleta 24.3% 2 Zabaleta 40.7%
3 Mertesacker 23.8% 3 Ivanovic 24.2%
4 Ivanovic 19.8% 4 Cahill 22.6%
5 Fonte 16.8% 5 Azpilicueta 22.0%
196 different defenders 91 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Yaya Touré 41.6% 1 Yaya Touré 81.2%
2 Lallana 28.1% 2 Mata 44.8%
3 Ramsey 25.4% 3 Ramsey 44.5%
4 Hazard 20.8% 4 Eriksen 43.4%
5 Sterling 17.1% 5 Sterling 41.1%
244 different midfielders 86 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Suárez 51.5% 1 Suárez 97.0%
2 Sturridge 23.6% 2 Agüero 49.1%
3 Giroud 21.6% 3 Dzeko 45.6%
4 Dzeko 19.9% 4 Sturridge 45.2%
5 Lukaku 17.3% 5 Lukaku 11.7%
114 different forwards 37 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kelvin Davis 11.9% 1 Ward(CRY) 19.5%
2 Whittaker 10.3% 2 Kelvin Davis 14.7%
3 Baker(AVL) 7.5% 3 Chester 14.5%
4 Harper 7.0% 4 Adrián 14.4%
5 Boruc 6.4% 5 Puncheon 12.0%
633 different players on the bench 385 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 dowloaded 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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2 comments on “GW 38 Transfers and Team Selection

  1. This stuff has been fantastic over the season. If wouldnt mind paying for this service if its a reasonable price. Let me know if you accept donations!

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