GW 20 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 20. 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 20000 10000
Average Transfers Made 0.48 0.81
Point Hits Taken 6.7% 6.9%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.43 0.30
Wildcards Played 0.4% 0.0%
Wildcard Status
– played 0.0% 0.0%
– available 100.0% 100.0%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.2m ₤103.8m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.9m ₤1.2m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 71.8% 36.1%
1 14.3% 48.0%
2 10.2% 14.4%
3 2.2% 1.4%
4 and more 1.2% 0.1%
Wildcard 0.4% 0.0%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 93.3% 93.1%
4 points 4.7% 6.5%
8 points 1.3% 0.4%
12 points 0.3% 0.0%
16 points and more 0.4% 0.0%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Silva 3.1% 1 Silva 9.5%
2 Austin 2.7% 2 Sterling 8.9%
3 Bertrand 1.8% 3 Hutton 5.2%
4 Terry 1.7% 4 Cresswell 4.3%
5 Hazard 1.6% 5 Moreno 4.1%
278 different players bought 186 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 4.5% 1 Yaya Touré 10.5%
2 Jedinak 2.7% 2 Chambers(ARS) 9.8%
3 Yaya Touré 2.0% 3 Clyne 7.1%
4 Jagielka 1.6% 4 Eriksen 4.2%
5 Welbeck 1.6% 5 Bony 3.9%
366 different players sold 249 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 43.4% 63.0%
‘3-5-2’ 15.9% 31.8%
‘4-3-3’ 8.2% 1.2%
‘4-4-2’ 29.2% 3.5%
‘4-5-1’ 1.5% 0.4%
‘5-2-3’ 0.2% 0.0%
‘5-3-2’ 1.1% 0.1%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Costa 24.6% 1 Silva 47.4%
2 Rooney 9.6% 2 Austin 13.5%
3 Silva 8.4% 3 Sterling 10.9%
4 Sánchez(ARS) 6.6% 4 Yaya Touré 10.1%
5 Hazard 5.0% 5 Hazard 5.1%
238 different captain choices 50 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 de Gea 18.8% 1 Guzan 25.4%
2 Guzan 9.4% 2 de Gea 11.8%
3 Lloris 8.4% 3 Hart 10.7%
4 Forster 8.1% 4 Foster 9.7%
5 Courtois 7.7% 5 Pantilimon 6.7%
51 different goalkeepers 31 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Ivanovic 23.6% 1 Hutton 50.7%
2 Baines 20.3% 2 Zabaleta 31.1%
3 Bertrand 18.3% 3 Baines 24.7%
4 Clyne 18.3% 4 Azpilicueta 23.0%
5 Cahill 14.5% 5 Clichy 21.9%
204 different defenders 99 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Fàbregas 42.8% 1 Sánchez(ARS) 84.3%
2 Sigurdsson 42.3% 2 Silva 72.7%
3 Sánchez(ARS) 40.7% 3 Hazard 72.2%
4 Sterling 32.2% 4 Downing 51.4%
5 Hazard 28.0% 5 Sigurdsson 44.0%
235 different midfielders 59 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Costa 58.0% 1 Austin 83.8%
2 Austin 28.2% 2 Costa 74.2%
3 Rooney 22.1% 3 Rooney 24.6%
4 Pellè 16.8% 4 Benteke 21.0%
5 Bony 11.3% 5 Kane 18.5%
100 different forwards 33 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 13.8% 1 Wisdom 42.3%
2 Clyne 11.3% 2 Boyd 25.2%
3 Wisdom 11.3% 3 Kane 24.4%
4 Krul 10.0% 4 Taylor(SWA) 19.4%
5 Bruce 8.6% 5 Clyne 17.4%
621 different players on the bench 340 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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