GW 15 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 15. 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 0.54 0.96
Point Hits Taken 8.6% 14.2%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.56 0.64
Wildcards Played 0.8% 0.4%
Wildcard Status
– played 44.6% 72.5%
– available 55.4% 27.6%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.4m ₤103.5m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.9m ₤0.9m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 68.8% 30.3%
1 14.3% 45.8%
2 11.8% 20.9%
3 2.8% 2.4%
4 and more 1.6% 0.3%
Wildcard 0.8% 0.4%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 91.4% 85.8%
4 points 5.8% 12.6%
8 points 1.8% 1.4%
12 points 0.5% 0.1%
16 points and more 0.6% 0.1%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Agüero 3.9% 1 Eriksen 8.9%
2 Austin 3.1% 2 Diego Costa 8.8%
3 Eriksen 2.7% 3 Azpilicueta 8.4%
4 Diego Costa 2.6% 4 Hutton 7.1%
5 Downing 2.4% 5 Kane 6.4%
306 different players bought 209 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Di María 4.8% 1 Bony 6.6%
2 Pellè 3.4% 2 Krul 5.8%
3 Berahino 2.0% 3 Fábregas 4.7%
4 Schneiderlin 2.0% 4 Pellè 4.6%
5 Naismith 1.7% 5 Duff 4.1%
387 different players sold 275 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 43.3% 86.2%
‘3-5-2’ 12.9% 6.0%
‘4-3-3’ 9.9% 4.7%
‘4-4-2’ 30.7% 2.7%
‘4-5-1’ 1.4% 0.2%
‘5-2-3’ 0.2% 0.0%
‘5-3-2’ 1.0% 0.2%
‘5-4-1’ 0.5% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Agüero 27.2% 1 Agüero 85.5%
2 Diego Costa 22.9% 2 Diego Costa 6.3%
3 Rooney 6.9% 3 Austin 2.5%
4 Sánchez(ARS) 5.9% 4 Sánchez(ARS) 1.8%
5 Fábregas 4.5% 5 Hazard 1.1%
221 different captain choices 38 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 De Gea 13.9% 1 Guzan 22.6%
2 Howard 9.9% 2 Foster 15.3%
3 Courtois 9.4% 3 Fabianski 10.6%
4 Guzan 9.3% 4 Forster 9.6%
5 Lloris 9.1% 5 De Gea 7.2%
45 different goalkeepers 29 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 29.9% 1 Chambers(ARS) 68.7%
2 Ivanovic 23.7% 2 Baines 34.3%
3 Chambers(ARS) 20.5% 3 Hutton 29.8%
4 Baines 20.4% 4 Azpilicueta 28.6%
5 Bertrand 18.9% 5 Clyne 26.5%
204 different defenders 105 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Fábregas 50.9% 1 Sánchez(ARS) 85.1%
2 Sigurdsson 48.4% 2 Sigurdsson 78.5%
3 Sánchez(ARS) 36.8% 3 Fábregas 54.9%
4 Sterling 32.7% 4 Hazard 52.2%
5 Hazard 22.3% 5 Downing 39.6%
234 different midfielders 103 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Diego Costa 47.5% 1 Agüero 96.7%
2 Agüero 37.4% 2 Diego Costa 61.5%
3 Pellè 21.6% 3 Austin 51.2%
4 Berahino 15.5% 4 Bony 20.5%
5 Rooney 15.0% 5 Kane 13.7%
100 different forwards 43 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 14.6% 1 Boyd 29.7%
2 Krul 12.0% 2 Taylor(SWA) 28.5%
3 Wisdom 9.0% 3 Dummett 26.4%
4 Dummett 8.9% 4 Wisdom 25.9%
5 Bruce 8.9% 5 Krul 24.1%
613 different players on the bench 368 different players on the bench

OWNERSHIP AND CAPTAINCY DISTRIBUTION FOR MOST CAPTAINED PLAYERS

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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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