GW 16 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 16. 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 0.80 1.97
Point Hits Taken 17.1% 55.8%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 1.14 2.88
Wildcards Played 1.2% 2.7%
Wildcard Status
– played 45.7% 74.9%
– available 54.3% 25.1%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.2m ₤102.4m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.1m ₤2.0m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 60.7% 3.4%
1 12.0% 18.7%
2 16.9% 51.4%
3 6.1% 20.3%
4 and more 3.2% 3.6%
Wildcard 1.2% 2.7%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 82.9% 44.2%
4 points 10.5% 41.9%
8 points 4.3% 12.1%
12 points 1.3% 1.5%
16 points and more 1.0% 0.3%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Diego Costa 8.1% 1 Yaya Touré 26.8%
2 Hazard 5.4% 2 Diego Costa 22.6%
3 Bony 4.0% 3 Dzeko 21.8%
4 Yaya Touré 3.7% 4 Bony 16.9%
5 van Persie 3.6% 5 Hazard 16.2%
311 different players bought 213 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Agüero 23.7% 1 Agüero 91.6%
2 Fàbregas 10.8% 2 Fàbregas 25.3%
3 Austin 4.8% 3 Chambers(ARS) 18.2%
4 Chambers(ARS) 4.0% 4 Austin 9.9%
5 Di María 2.2% 5 Chadli 6.7%
404 different players sold 297 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 38.1% 43.5%
‘3-5-2’ 12.2% 26.2%
‘4-3-3’ 11.5% 6.7%
‘4-4-2’ 33.5% 21.4%
‘4-5-1’ 1.5% 0.5%
‘5-2-3’ 0.4% 0.1%
‘5-3-2’ 2.0% 1.4%
‘5-4-1’ 0.7% 0.2%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Diego Costa 36.0% 1 Diego Costa 44.4%
2 Rooney 7.4% 2 Hazard 35.5%
3 Agüero 6.9% 3 Sánchez(ARS) 6.5%
4 Sánchez(ARS) 6.9% 4 Yaya Touré 3.5%
5 Hazard 6.0% 5 van Persie 1.8%
231 different captain choices 46 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 de Gea 14.1% 1 Foster 20.5%
2 Forster 11.1% 2 Guzan 19.8%
3 Howard 10.2% 3 Forster 11.6%
4 Lloris 9.0% 4 Pantilimon 7.7%
5 Guzan 8.7% 5 de Gea 7.3%
49 different goalkeepers 33 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 32.4% 1 Baines 43.9%
2 Ivanovic 23.6% 2 Wisdom 39.9%
3 Baines 22.3% 3 Clyne 34.3%
4 Bertrand 21.3% 4 Hutton 32.5%
5 Jagielka 15.4% 5 Azpilicueta 31.2%
206 different defenders 109 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Sigurdsson 48.5% 1 Sánchez(ARS) 88.1%
2 Sánchez(ARS) 40.2% 2 Sigurdsson 78.3%
3 Sterling 30.7% 3 Hazard 66.2%
4 Hazard 26.9% 4 Downing 45.8%
5 Fàbregas 25.9% 5 Yaya Touré 33.3%
242 different midfielders 113 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Diego Costa 57.3% 1 Diego Costa 81.1%
2 Pellè 24.3% 2 Bony 40.2%
3 Rooney 17.7% 3 Dzeko 21.5%
4 Berahino 14.5% 4 Rooney 20.1%
5 Bony 13.0% 5 Pellè 11.0%
99 different forwards 45 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Fàbregas 14.4% 1 Chambers(ARS) 43.9%
2 Myhill 14.1% 2 Austin 41.4%
3 Chambers(ARS) 11.7% 3 Fàbregas 28.2%
4 Krul 11.6% 4 Krul 21.2%
5 Bruce 8.7% 5 Dummett 21.1%
619 different players on the bench 361 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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