4 - Stats

GW 4 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistcs on team selection and transfer activity for GW 4. See this post for highlights and graphs, FULL STATS are available in THIS GOOGLE SPREADSHEET.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 1.01 1.19
Point Hits Taken 20.8% 19.9%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 1.62 1.12
Wildcards Played 11.6% 10.0%
Wildcard Status
– played 24.6% 23.2%
– available 75.3% 76.8%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.1m ₤100.1m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.0m ₤1.0m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 39.2% 19.8%
1 21.5% 34.3%
2 16.7% 26.9%
3 6.0% 6.5%
4 and more 5.0% 2.4%
Wildcard 11.6% 10.0%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 79.2% 80.1%
4 points 11.9% 14.5%
8 points 4.7% 3.8%
12 points 1.9% 1.0%
16 points and more 2.3% 0.6%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Naismith 14.7% 1 Naismith 15.4%
2 Diego Costa 14.6% 2 Welbeck 11.8%
3 Sterling 9.6% 3 Falcao 11.2%
4 Falcao 9.4% 4 Sterling 11.0%
5 Welbeck 7.9% 5 Di María 10.1%
427 different players bought 314 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Sturridge 11.9% 1 Jovetic 13.8%
2 Rooney 11.7% 2 Mata 13.2%
3 Jovetic 10.7% 3 Rooney 12.7%
4 Mata 5.9% 4 Jones(MUN) 9.6%
5 Ramsey 5.3% 5 Ramsey 9.0%
550 different players sold 469 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 39.8% 55.3%
‘3-5-2’ 15.0% 22.5%
‘4-3-3’ 8.8% 4.9%
‘4-4-2’ 33.1% 15.3%
‘4-5-1’ 1.7% 1.5%
‘5-2-3’ 0.2% 0.1%
‘5-3-2’ 1.0% 0.3%
‘5-4-1’ 0.5% 0.3%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Diego Costa 22.8% 1 Diego Costa 42.5%
2 Rooney 18.9% 2 Sterling 13.6%
3 Sterling 6.8% 3 Rooney 11.7%
4 Fábregas 6.1% 4 Fábregas 8.2%
5 Sturridge 4.9% 5 Falcao 3.9%
226 different captain choices 81 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Howard 14.2% 1 De Gea 17.9%
2 De Gea 13.4% 2 Krul 16.8%
3 Courtois 10.2% 3 Begovic 13.6%
4 Lloris 9.7% 4 Lloris 12.2%
5 Krul 9.6% 5 Courtois 5.6%
43 different goalkeepers 35 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Lovren 26.5% 1 Ivanovic 44.8%
2 Ivanovic 21.9% 2 Lovren 30.2%
3 Dier 20.4% 3 Dier 22.2%
4 Cahill 17.7% 4 Clyne 19.1%
5 Debuchy 16.4% 5 Debuchy 17.0%
196 different defenders 152 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Sterling 47.3% 1 Sterling 74.3%
2 Fábregas 41.7% 2 Sigurdsson 67.6%
3 Ramsey 40.1% 3 Fábregas 67.2%
4 Sigurdsson 34.5% 4 Ramsey 64.1%
5 Hazard 15.8% 5 Sánchez(ARS) 17.7%
231 different midfielders 160 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Diego Costa 47.3% 1 Diego Costa 86.5%
2 Rooney 35.2% 2 Naismith 42.8%
3 Naismith 30.4% 3 Rooney 39.8%
4 Sturridge 13.8% 4 Welbeck 10.8%
5 Jovetic 9.3% 5 Falcao 10.4%
96 different forwards 66 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 16.8% 1 Myhill 21.0%
2 Vlaar 12.9% 2 Vlaar 20.0%
3 Krul 12.5% 3 Krul 15.1%
4 Bruce 11.8% 4 Bruce 14.8%
5 Given 8.3% 5 Wisdom 13.9%
589 different players on the bench 534 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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