GW 26 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 26. 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 0.53 0.83
Point Hits Taken 8.5% 8.5%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.55 0.39
Wildcards Played 0.5% 0.1%
Wildcard Status
– played 47.8% 75.1%
– available 52.3% 24.9%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.2m ₤104.4m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.0m ₤1.1m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 70.5% 39.0%
1 12.8% 41.8%
2 12.1% 16.4%
3 2.7% 2.3%
4 and more 1.5% 0.3%
Wildcard 0.5% 0.1%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 91.5% 91.6%
4 points 5.8% 7.3%
8 points 1.6% 1.0%
12 points 0.5% 0.1%
16 points and more 0.6% 0.0%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Costa 8.1% 1 Costa 9.3%
2 Kane 2.7% 2 Bruce 5.7%
3 Özil 2.0% 3 Özil 5.1%
4 Jagielka 1.6% 4 Yaya Touré 2.8%
5 Eriksen 1.5% 5 Dawson(WBA) 2.7%
310 different players bought 232 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Austin 3.2% 1 Wisdom 13.5%
2 Rooney 3.0% 2 Defoe 6.2%
3 Giroud 1.9% 3 Cazorla 5.5%
4 Sterling 1.9% 4 Giroud 4.6%
5 Agüero 1.9% 5 Di María 3.2%
370 different players sold 237 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 45.0% 82.0%
‘3-5-2’ 13.1% 8.0%
‘4-3-3’ 9.5% 6.7%
‘4-4-2’ 29.2% 3.1%
‘4-5-1’ 1.4% 0.1%
‘5-2-3’ 0.3% 0.0%
‘5-3-2’ 1.2% 0.1%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Costa 22.7% 1 Agüero 49.0%
2 Agüero 12.8% 2 Hazard 31.4%
3 Hazard 10.4% 3 Kane 8.7%
4 Kane 9.3% 4 Costa 6.3%
5 Rooney 7.0% 5 Sánchez(ARS) 1.8%
254 different captain choices 36 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 de Gea 21.0% 1 Pantilimon 30.7%
2 Forster 13.9% 2 Foster 23.0%
3 Lloris 8.4% 3 Forster 12.1%
4 Courtois 6.8% 4 de Gea 11.5%
5 Howard 6.5% 5 Ospina 7.8%
55 different goalkeepers 30 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 30.9% 1 Terry 44.7%
2 Ivanovic 25.2% 2 van Aanholt 44.2%
3 Terry 20.2% 3 Clyne 39.7%
4 Baines 14.5% 4 Bellerín 23.6%
5 Clichy 14.2% 5 Ivanovic 20.4%
210 different defenders 99 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Hazard 39.6% 1 Hazard 93.0%
2 Fàbregas 33.5% 2 Sánchez(ARS) 61.8%
3 Sánchez(ARS) 30.4% 3 Silva 45.7%
4 Sterling 26.5% 4 Cazorla 44.4%
5 Eriksen 24.7% 5 Di María 33.3%
257 different midfielders 89 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kane 46.0% 1 Kane 96.1%
2 Costa 40.0% 2 Agüero 90.0%
3 Agüero 25.8% 3 Giroud 39.6%
4 Rooney 14.7% 4 Defoe 23.6%
5 Pellè 12.7% 5 Costa 11.0%
101 different forwards 39 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 12.2% 1 Wisdom 34.1%
2 Wisdom 11.4% 2 Boyd 30.4%
3 Krul 10.1% 3 Krul 26.3%
4 Bertrand 9.8% 4 Baird 14.4%
5 Bruce 8.3% 5 Hamer 13.9%
644 different players on the bench 348 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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