GW 8 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 8. See this post for highlights and graphs, FULL STATS are available in THIS GOOGLE SPREADSHEET or THIS MICROSOFT SKYDRIVE SPREADSHEET (google spreadsheets don’t work properly for me today).

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.69 0.84
Point Hits Taken 9.9% 8.3%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.65 0.37
Wildcards Played 2.0% 1.4%
Wildcard Status
– played 37.2% 58.8%
– available 62.8% 41.2%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.5m ₤101.8m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.1m ₤1.1m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 56.6% 36.8%
1 23.2% 41.9%
2 13.4% 17.6%
3 3.1% 2.0%
4 and more 1.8% 0.2%
Wildcard 2.0% 1.4%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 90.1% 91.7%
4 points 6.8% 7.4%
8 points 1.9% 0.7%
12 points 0.5% 0.1%
16 points and more 0.7% 0.1%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Di María 6.2% 1 Baines 6.9%
2 Bertrand 4.8% 2 Welbeck 5.7%
3 Sigurdsson 4.0% 3 Bertrand 5.6%
4 Pellè 3.1% 4 Pellè 4.0%
5 Clyne 2.3% 5 Agüero 3.2%
354 different players bought 256 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Ramsey 6.2% 1 Ulloa 5.7%
2 Rooney 3.4% 2 Lovren 3.9%
3 Lovren 2.7% 3 Ramsey 3.4%
4 Ulloa 2.4% 4 Dier 2.4%
5 Dier 2.1% 5 Chambers(ARS) 2.3%
480 different players sold 356 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 45.5% 73.6%
‘3-5-2’ 14.8% 18.9%
‘4-3-3’ 7.6% 2.5%
‘4-4-2’ 29.1% 4.6%
‘4-5-1’ 1.3% 0.3%
‘5-2-3’ 0.2% 0.0%
‘5-3-2’ 1.0% 0.1%
‘5-4-1’ 0.3% 0.1%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Diego Costa 39.2% 1 Diego Costa 44.8%
2 Di María 10.5% 2 Di María 24.6%
3 Rooney 5.7% 3 Agüero 10.2%
4 Fábregas 4.9% 4 Welbeck 4.8%
5 Agüero 4.7% 5 Falcao 3.5%
230 different captain choices 49 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 De Gea 12.7% 1 De Gea 18.0%
2 Howard 11.4% 2 Krul 14.1%
3 Courtois 9.4% 3 Begovic 13.2%
4 Lloris 8.0% 4 Mannone 13.0%
5 Szczesny 7.3% 5 Forster 10.6%
44 different goalkeepers 32 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Ivanovic 27.0% 1 Clyne 44.0%
2 Clyne 25.7% 2 Ivanovic 29.6%
3 Baines 17.4% 3 Bertrand 28.2%
4 Lovren 17.1% 4 Baines 19.8%
5 Dier 16.7% 5 Duff 17.8%
200 different defenders 126 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Sterling 52.5% 1 Di María 91.4%
2 Fábregas 51.8% 2 Sigurdsson 79.0%
3 Sigurdsson 44.6% 3 Fábregas 77.5%
4 Di María 41.3% 4 Sterling 76.9%
5 Schneiderlin 15.6% 5 Hazard 12.2%
235 different midfielders 112 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Diego Costa 65.5% 1 Diego Costa 95.0%
2 Naismith 22.7% 2 Welbeck 36.5%
3 Ulloa 20.7% 3 Pellè 35.8%
4 Pellè 16.7% 4 Agüero 23.7%
5 Welbeck 15.5% 5 Ulloa 21.0%
98 different forwards 53 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 15.2% 1 Wisdom 34.8%
2 Krul 10.9% 2 Myhill 20.0%
3 Bruce 10.5% 3 Hutton 18.3%
4 Vlaar 10.4% 4 Chambers(ARS) 18.1%
5 Wisdom 10.3% 5 Duff 13.0%
598 different players on the bench 476 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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One comment on “GW 8 Transfers and Team Selection

  1. Diego Costa misses the game, so vice-captains stats are relevant this week.
    TOP VICE-CAPTAINS

    Random Sample
    1 Di María 12.4%
    2 Fábregas 10.6%
    3 Diego Costa 10.5%
    4 Sterling 6.8%
    5 Agüero 3.7%
    6 Falcao 2.8%
    7 Sigurdsson 2.6%
    8 Pellè 2.5%
    9 Hazard 2.5%
    10 Howard 2.3%

    TOP 10K
    1 Di María 29.4%
    2 Diego Costa 19.6%
    3 Fábregas 9.0%
    4 Agüero 7.0%
    5 Pellè 6.4%
    6 Sterling 6.0%
    7 Falcao 5.1%
    8 Welbeck 4.3%
    9 Hazard 2.0%
    10 Sigurdsson 1.4%

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