GW 21 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 21. 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 1.12
Point Hits Taken 7.2% 8.6%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.47 0.37
Wildcards Played 6.7% 13.3%
Wildcard Status
– played 5.5% 11.1%
– available 94.4% 88.9%
– active 0.0% 0.1%
Average Team Value ₤99.1m ₤103.1m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.0m ₤2.0m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 63.2% 10.9%
1 13.2% 42.2%
2 13.1% 30.7%
3 2.5% 2.8%
4 and more 1.4% 0.2%
Wildcard 6.7% 13.3%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 92.8% 91.4%
4 points 5.1% 8.1%
8 points 1.1% 0.4%
12 points 0.4% 0.1%
16 points and more 0.5% 0.0%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kane 16.4% 1 Kane 34.0%
2 Hazard 4.7% 2 Di María 14.7%
3 Chadli 4.4% 3 Chadli 12.3%
4 Bertrand 3.8% 4 Hazard 12.2%
5 Terry 3.6% 5 Terry 10.8%
363 different players bought 264 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Bony 6.2% 1 Yaya Touré 30.0%
2 Yaya Touré 4.0% 2 Bony 16.4%
3 Austin 3.6% 3 Austin 15.7%
4 Clyne 3.2% 4 Benteke 9.9%
5 Baines 2.9% 5 Baines 9.1%
445 different players sold 314 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 46.4% 83.4%
‘3-5-2’ 14.6% 13.8%
‘4-3-3’ 7.7% 1.2%
‘4-4-2’ 28.3% 1.4%
‘4-5-1’ 1.4% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.3% 0.0%
‘5-3-2’ 0.9% 0.0%
‘5-4-1’ 0.5% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Costa 29.9% 1 Hazard 67.9%
2 Hazard 11.1% 2 Costa 18.2%
3 Rooney 8.3% 3 Sánchez(ARS) 6.6%
4 Sánchez(ARS) 7.2% 4 Kane 2.0%
5 Fàbregas 4.6% 5 Silva 1.0%
242 different captain choices 36 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 de Gea 19.5% 1 Guzan 20.4%
2 Guzan 9.6% 2 Foster 19.1%
3 Lloris 9.0% 3 de Gea 12.8%
4 Forster 8.6% 4 Pantilimon 9.9%
5 Courtois 8.0% 5 Heaton 9.5%
49 different goalkeepers 34 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Ivanovic 22.1% 1 Wisdom 43.5%
2 Bertrand 21.8% 2 Hutton 35.4%
3 Clyne 16.6% 3 Terry 29.6%
4 Baines 15.7% 4 Clichy 22.6%
5 Terry 15.1% 5 Azpilicueta 20.0%
210 different defenders 103 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Sigurdsson 43.0% 1 Sánchez(ARS) 87.1%
2 Fàbregas 42.3% 2 Hazard 86.9%
3 Sánchez(ARS) 40.9% 3 Silva 66.7%
4 Hazard 32.6% 4 Sigurdsson 43.6%
5 Sterling 30.8% 5 Fàbregas 30.3%
239 different midfielders 63 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Costa 58.5% 1 Kane 83.2%
2 Kane 29.8% 2 Costa 78.7%
3 Austin 27.0% 3 Austin 59.9%
4 Rooney 21.2% 4 Rooney 20.1%
5 Pellè 15.1% 5 Benteke 8.0%
99 different forwards 30 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 13.2% 1 Downing 25.1%
2 Clyne 9.7% 2 Boyd 23.4%
3 Krul 9.7% 3 Hutton 19.7%
4 Dummett 9.1% 4 Dummett 18.4%
5 Bruce 8.6% 5 Bertrand 17.8%
618 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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