GW 25 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 25. 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 0.44 1.03
Point Hits Taken 7.7% 19.4%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.49 0.85
Wildcards Played 0.4% 0.1%
Wildcard Status
– played 48.0% 74.6%
– available 52.0% 25.4%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.1m ₤104.0m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.0m ₤1.4m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 73.7% 28.8%
1 13.6% 42.8%
2 9.1% 25.6%
3 2.1% 2.6%
4 and more 1.2% 0.2%
Wildcard 0.4% 0.1%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 92.3% 80.6%
4 points 5.3% 17.7%
8 points 1.6% 1.6%
12 points 0.4% 0.1%
16 points and more 0.5% 0.0%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Defoe 4.3% 1 Defoe 24.5%
2 Kane 3.0% 2 Sánchez(ARS) 21.5%
3 Sánchez(ARS) 2.9% 3 Mané 7.3%
4 Cazorla 2.2% 4 Bellerín 6.8%
5 Ings 2.1% 5 Giroud 3.8%
277 different players bought 195 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Austin 9.1% 1 Giroud 14.3%
2 Bertrand 2.7% 2 Austin 13.5%
3 Sterling 2.4% 3 Sterling 13.4%
4 Fàbregas 1.6% 4 Silva 8.8%
5 Chadli 1.4% 5 Cazorla 3.7%
373 different players sold 227 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 40.8% 68.0%
‘3-5-2’ 14.2% 12.9%
‘4-3-3’ 8.8% 8.0%
‘4-4-2’ 32.0% 9.9%
‘4-5-1’ 1.9% 0.5%
‘5-2-3’ 0.3% 0.1%
‘5-3-2’ 1.4% 0.6%
‘5-4-1’ 0.6% 0.1%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Costa 14.6% 1 Sánchez(ARS) 50.0%
2 Agüero 12.3% 2 Agüero 12.5%
3 Sánchez(ARS) 9.7% 3 Giroud 10.5%
4 Hazard 9.0% 4 Hazard 9.8%
5 Rooney 8.4% 5 Cazorla 8.1%
248 different captain choices 36 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 de Gea 21.5% 1 Pantilimon 34.0%
2 Forster 13.5% 2 Foster 18.8%
3 Lloris 7.8% 3 de Gea 12.7%
4 Courtois 6.8% 4 Forster 11.3%
5 Howard 5.8% 5 Ospina 8.4%
51 different goalkeepers 27 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 31.2% 1 van Aanholt 48.5%
2 Ivanovic 24.6% 2 Terry 43.0%
3 Terry 19.5% 3 Clyne 41.5%
4 Baines 14.8% 4 Bellerín 30.3%
5 Clichy 14.2% 5 Jones(MUN) 24.3%
208 different defenders 101 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Hazard 39.1% 1 Hazard 92.7%
2 Fàbregas 33.3% 2 Sánchez(ARS) 65.0%
3 Sánchez(ARS) 29.2% 3 Cazorla 50.4%
4 Sterling 28.3% 4 Silva 43.2%
5 Downing 24.3% 5 Di María 34.3%
245 different midfielders 83 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kane 42.8% 1 Kane 90.9%
2 Costa 27.8% 2 Agüero 87.4%
3 Agüero 27.1% 3 Giroud 38.4%
4 Rooney 18.3% 4 Defoe 32.3%
5 Pellè 14.8% 5 Pellè 4.6%
103 different forwards 39 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 12.2% 1 Wisdom 37.3%
2 Wisdom 10.4% 2 Boyd 28.7%
3 Bertrand 9.6% 3 Krul 23.7%
4 Krul 8.9% 4 Hutton 19.2%
5 Bruce 8.5% 5 Baird 16.4%
641 different players on the bench 349 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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