GW 18 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 18. 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 0.50 1.05
Point Hits Taken 8.5% 17.9%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.53 0.81
Wildcards Played 0.5% 0.2%
Wildcard Status
– played 46.2% 75.3%
– available 53.8% 24.7%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.2m ₤103.6m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.0m ₤1.2m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 70.3% 27.2%
1 14.9% 44.8%
2 10.7% 23.7%
3 2.4% 3.7%
4 and more 1.2% 0.4%
Wildcard 0.5% 0.2%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 91.5% 82.2%
4 points 6.0% 15.8%
8 points 1.6% 1.9%
12 points 0.4% 0.2%
16 points and more 0.5% 0.0%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Austin 5.4% 1 Silva 18.4%
2 Silva 3.7% 2 Giroud 14.0%
3 Kane 3.1% 3 Zabaleta 7.8%
4 Fàbregas 3.1% 4 Pantilimon 6.2%
5 Giroud 3.0% 5 Sterling 5.1%
269 different players bought 182 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Sigurdsson 4.6% 1 Sigurdsson 12.9%
2 Hazard 3.2% 2 Hazard 8.2%
3 Berahino 2.6% 3 Rooney 4.9%
4 Bony 1.3% 4 Yun 4.6%
5 Welbeck 1.2% 5 Sakho(WHU) 3.9%
390 different players sold 260 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 43.0% 74.4%
‘3-5-2’ 12.9% 14.2%
‘4-3-3’ 9.7% 5.3%
‘4-4-2’ 31.1% 5.3%
‘4-5-1’ 1.4% 0.5%
‘5-2-3’ 0.3% 0.1%
‘5-3-2’ 1.1% 0.2%
‘5-4-1’ 0.5% 0.1%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Costa 27.4% 1 Sánchez(ARS) 36.6%
2 Sánchez(ARS) 13.0% 2 Giroud 12.9%
3 Rooney 9.0% 3 Costa 11.6%
4 Fàbregas 5.4% 4 Hazard 11.5%
5 Hazard 4.0% 5 Bony 6.7%
236 different captain choices 39 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 de Gea 17.2% 1 Pantilimon 17.3%
2 Howard 9.9% 2 Guzan 15.4%
3 Forster 9.8% 3 Foster 12.2%
4 Lloris 9.1% 4 Hart 10.2%
5 Courtois 7.4% 5 de Gea 9.7%
47 different goalkeepers 34 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 32.8% 1 Baines 38.9%
2 Ivanovic 23.3% 2 Chambers(ARS) 33.9%
3 Baines 21.5% 3 Clyne 30.0%
4 Bertrand 21.0% 4 Azpilicueta 29.6%
5 Cahill 14.3% 5 Taylor(SWA) 28.2%
205 different defenders 101 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Fàbregas 42.3% 1 Sánchez(ARS) 86.6%
2 Sánchez(ARS) 40.6% 2 Hazard 70.8%
3 Sigurdsson 40.0% 3 Sigurdsson 50.9%
4 Sterling 30.3% 4 Yaya Touré 39.3%
5 Hazard 25.8% 5 Downing 34.1%
246 different midfielders 67 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Costa 58.0% 1 Costa 71.5%
2 Pellè 19.7% 2 Austin 59.1%
3 Rooney 19.2% 3 Bony 44.0%
4 Austin 14.7% 4 Kane 28.8%
5 Bony 14.6% 5 Giroud 20.6%
99 different forwards 39 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 13.9% 1 Wisdom 45.8%
2 Wisdom 11.9% 2 Hutton 27.2%
3 Krul 10.6% 3 Downing 27.1%
4 Dummett 9.6% 4 Boyd 26.4%
5 Bruce 8.9% 5 Dummett 22.7%
613 different players on the bench 353 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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