GW 12 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 12. See this post for highlights and graphs, FULL STATS are available in THIS GOOGLE SPREADSHEET.

This week, this blog is celebrating its anniversary. A year ago, the first regular post with top 10K data appeared for GW 12. So, if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can compare this season’s stats with the stats from last season. For example, one can see that an average top 10K team is poorer by ₤1.1m this season compared to the season before; or that more FPL teams played their wildcards early this season, but the situation in the top 10K is the opposite.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.64 1.13
Point Hits Taken 10.7% 21.0%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.74 1.05
Wildcards Played 1.4% 1.7%
Wildcard Status
– played 43.0% 67.9%
– available 57.0% 32.1%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.4m ₤103.2m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.9m ₤0.7m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 63.7% 28.5%
1 16.7% 35.3%
2 12.6% 27.0%
3 3.5% 6.3%
4 and more 2.2% 1.3%
Wildcard 1.4% 1.7%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 89.3% 79.0%
4 points 6.7% 16.9%
8 points 2.4% 3.4%
12 points 0.8% 0.5%
16 points and more 0.8% 0.2%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Chadli 4.8% 1 Austin 14.3%
2 Wanyama 4.5% 2 Diego Costa 12.0%
3 Sánchez(ARS) 4.0% 3 Dummett 8.4%
4 Janmaat 3.6% 4 Hazard 7.7%
5 Austin 3.6% 5 Chadli 6.7%
336 different players bought 250 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Fábregas 4.4% 1 Pellè 11.4%
2 Di María 3.3% 2 Fábregas 10.4%
3 Berahino 2.7% 3 Di María 9.5%
4 Schneiderlin 2.6% 4 Welbeck 9.2%
5 Sterling 2.5% 5 Berahino 7.2%
424 different players sold 319 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 44.1% 80.7%
‘3-5-2’ 13.7% 9.8%
‘4-3-3’ 9.8% 5.3%
‘4-4-2’ 29.2% 3.6%
‘4-5-1’ 1.4% 0.2%
‘5-2-3’ 0.3% 0.1%
‘5-3-2’ 1.1% 0.3%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.1%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Diego Costa 34.8% 1 Agüero 52.9%
2 Agüero 16.7% 2 Diego Costa 35.8%
3 Rooney 6.4% 3 Sánchez(ARS) 5.8%
4 Sánchez(ARS) 5.3% 4 Hazard 2.3%
5 Pellè 3.9% 5 Pellè 1.3%
234 different captain choices 37 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Howard 10.8% 1 Krul 33.3%
2 Forster 10.6% 2 Forster 21.4%
3 Lloris 10.5% 3 Begovic 9.2%
4 De Gea 10.5% 4 Guzan 5.3%
5 Krul 9.4% 5 Foster 3.8%
48 different goalkeepers 28 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 31.7% 1 Baines 55.9%
2 Baines 23.1% 2 Clyne 51.1%
3 Ivanovic 23.1% 3 Chambers(ARS) 41.1%
4 Bertrand 21.5% 4 Bertrand 35.3%
5 Jagielka 16.2% 5 Dummett 22.5%
197 different defenders 118 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Fábregas 48.6% 1 Sánchez(ARS) 81.5%
2 Sigurdsson 40.1% 2 Fábregas 59.3%
3 Sterling 36.2% 3 Sigurdsson 53.9%
4 Di María 34.3% 4 Di María 48.5%
5 Sánchez(ARS) 32.4% 5 Chadli 32.3%
233 different midfielders 106 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Diego Costa 57.8% 1 Agüero 82.6%
2 Pellè 31.1% 2 Diego Costa 74.1%
3 Agüero 28.6% 3 Pellè 50.6%
4 Berahino 15.7% 4 Welbeck 22.4%
5 Naismith 15.4% 5 Austin 15.0%
95 different forwards 43 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 14.9% 1 Wisdom 42.8%
2 Wisdom 12.6% 2 Boyd 24.2%
3 Bruce 9.6% 3 Taylor(SWA) 22.3%
4 Krul 9.0% 4 Duff 21.5%
5 Vlaar 8.8% 5 Chambers(ARS) 18.6%
601 different players on the bench 410 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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3 comments on “GW 12 Transfers and Team Selection

  1. Yes great work, much appreciated, am just outside the 10k but with Costa C have a good chance of getting back in given the number of Aguero C’s

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