GW 17 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 17. 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 0.62 1.08
Point Hits Taken 11.8% 24.5%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.76 1.10
Wildcards Played 0.6% 0.2%
Wildcard Status
– played 47.1% 74.7%
– available 52.9% 25.3%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.3m ₤103.3m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.0m ₤1.4m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 64.0% 22.1%
1 18.0% 51.0%
2 12.3% 23.7%
3 3.2% 2.7%
4 and more 1.9% 0.3%
Wildcard 0.6% 0.2%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 88.2% 75.5%
4 points 8.0% 21.9%
8 points 2.3% 2.4%
12 points 0.8% 0.3%
16 points and more 0.7% 0.0%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Downing 4.4% 1 Eriksen 10.6%
2 Eriksen 4.3% 2 Kane 7.9%
3 Clichy 4.1% 3 Clichy 7.8%
4 Kane 3.1% 4 Austin 6.9%
5 Bony 3.0% 5 Silva 6.2%
311 different players bought 181 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Pellè 4.7% 1 Dzeko 17.6%
2 Agüero 4.7% 2 Sigurdsson 9.2%
3 Berahino 2.6% 3 Clyne 3.7%
4 Tadic 2.3% 4 Pellè 3.4%
5 Chadli 2.2% 5 Chadli 3.4%
382 different players sold 258 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 43.3% 84.1%
‘3-5-2’ 12.1% 9.6%
‘4-3-3’ 10.5% 3.4%
‘4-4-2’ 30.6% 2.6%
‘4-5-1’ 1.4% 0.2%
‘5-2-3’ 0.3% 0.0%
‘5-3-2’ 1.4% 0.1%
‘5-4-1’ 0.5% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Costa 30.0% 1 Yaya Touré 20.1%
2 Rooney 9.4% 2 Costa 14.3%
3 Sánchez(ARS) 6.8% 3 van Persie 12.6%
4 Hazard 6.1% 4 Austin 10.7%
5 van Persie 4.2% 5 Hazard 8.1%
236 different captain choices 51 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 de Gea 17.2% 1 Foster 19.0%
2 Howard 9.8% 2 Guzan 15.0%
3 Forster 9.7% 3 de Gea 10.2%
4 Lloris 9.2% 4 Hart 8.6%
5 Guzan 7.3% 5 Forster 7.9%
49 different goalkeepers 32 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 30.8% 1 Baines 40.7%
2 Ivanovic 23.3% 2 Azpilicueta 28.2%
3 Baines 21.8% 3 Wisdom 25.4%
4 Bertrand 20.0% 4 Clyne 25.0%
5 Cahill 14.6% 5 Clichy 24.7%
203 different defenders 111 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Sigurdsson 46.4% 1 Sánchez(ARS) 89.2%
2 Sánchez(ARS) 41.4% 2 Hazard 79.5%
3 Fàbregas 37.6% 3 Downing 55.6%
4 Sterling 30.0% 4 Sigurdsson 54.1%
5 Hazard 29.4% 5 Yaya Touré 33.9%
248 different midfielders 84 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Costa 59.1% 1 Costa 77.0%
2 Rooney 19.6% 2 Austin 50.5%
3 Pellè 18.5% 3 Bony 48.6%
4 Bony 15.8% 4 Kane 23.4%
5 Welbeck 11.9% 5 Rooney 21.5%
95 different forwards 43 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 13.8% 1 Hutton 36.9%
2 Krul 11.3% 2 Wisdom 30.0%
3 Hutton 9.4% 3 Chambers(ARS) 29.3%
4 Bruce 8.8% 4 Boyd 29.1%
5 Guzan 8.0% 5 Krul 19.4%
612 different players on the bench 365 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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