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GW2 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 2. See this post for highlights and graphs, FULL STATS are available in THIS GOOGLE SPREADHEET.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

  Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.76 0.67
Point Hits Taken 14.3% 9.0%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 1.22 0.53
Wildcards Played 5.1% 1.7%
Wildcard Status    
– played 5.1% 1.7%
– available 94.9% 98.4%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.4m ₤99.9m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.6m ₤0.4m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 49.7% 44.6%
1 30.9% 44.8%
2 7.9% 6.9%
3 3.3% 1.3%
4 and more 3.1% 0.8%
Wildcard 5.1% 1.7%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 85.7% 91.0%
4 points 7.9% 6.9%
8 points 3.3% 1.3%
12 points 1.3% 0.4%
16 points and more 1.9% 0.4%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample   Top 10K
1 Sigurdsson 12.8%   1 Sigurdsson 7.9%
2 Fábregas 7.2%   2 Fábregas 4.0%
3 Dier 4.6%   3 Clyne 3.9%
4 Sterling 4.5%   4 Chester 3.6%
5 Chester 4.5%   5 Dier 3.6%
415 different players bought   290 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample   Top 10K
1 Barkley 7.4%   1 Barkley 4.6%
2 Giroud 3.6%   2 Cameron 3.6%
3 Mata 3.1%   3 Mata 3.2%
4 Herrera 3.0%   4 Filipe Luis 2.6%
5 Cameron 2.3%   5 Sturridge 2.0%
520 different players sold   420 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 37.1% 46.9%
‘3-5-2’ 11.6% 23.4%
‘4-3-3’ 11.0% 5.5%
‘4-4-2’ 37.2% 22.0%
‘4-5-1’ 1.3% 1.5%
‘5-2-3’ 0.2% 0.1%
‘5-3-2’ 1.2% 0.4%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.2%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample   Top 10K
1 Diego Costa 23.6%   1 Diego Costa 34.3%
2 Rooney 23.1%   2 Fábregas 23.7%
3 Sturridge 9.9%   3 Rooney 18.6%
4 Fábregas 8.9%   4 Ramsey 8.7%
5 Ramsey 4.2%   5 Sturridge 4.1%
200 different captain choices   74 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample   Top 10K
1 Howard 18.7%   1 Krul 14.0%
2 De Gea 15.5%   2 De Gea 12.6%
3 Szczesny 10.4%   3 Lloris 12.5%
4 Krul 8.4%   4 Begovic 10.7%
5 Courtois 7.3%   5 Howard 8.2%
45 different goalkeepers   35 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample   Top 10K
1 Lovren 27.2%   1 Debuchy 39.1%
2 Debuchy 22.9%   2 Vlaar 38.7%
3 Cahill 21.3%   3 Lovren 23.6%
4 Vlaar 20.1%   4 Koscielny 20.4%
5 Baines 17.8%   5 Ivanovic 19.2%
195 different defenders   163 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample   Top 10K
1 Ramsey 40.9%   1 Ramsey 83.5%
2 Sterling 35.9%   2 Sterling 82.5%
3 Fábregas 30.5%   3 Fábregas 69.5%
4 Sigurdsson 20.5%   4 Sigurdsson 50.4%
5 Mata 18.9%   5 Silva 22.1%
231 different midfielders   169 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample   Top 10K
1 Rooney 47.0%   1 Rooney 69.5%
2 Diego Costa 40.2%   2 Diego Costa 59.8%
3 Sturridge 30.4%   3 Sturridge 29.5%
4 Giroud 20.9%   4 Dzeko 15.2%
5 Dzeko 12.9%   5 Bojan 14.2%
90 different forwards   69 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample   Top 10K
1 Myhill 18.4%   1 Myhill 24.8%
2 Bruce 16.6%   2 Bruce 22.5%
3 Krul 12.5%   3 Wisdom 15.1%
4 El Ahmadi 9.7%   4 Krul 13.2%
5 Given 7.7%   5 El Ahmadi 10.9%
572 different players on the bench   537 different players on the bench

OWNERSHIP AND CAPTAINCY DISTRIBUTION FOR MOST CAPTAINED PLAYERS

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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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