GW 28 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 28. 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 0.41 1.60
Point Hits Taken 8.6% 33.6%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.52 1.54
Wildcards Played 0.4% 1.9%
Wildcard Status
– played 48.3% 76.3%
– available 51.7% 23.7%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.0m ₤103.8m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.0m ₤1.6m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 76.6% 9.5%
1 10.4% 30.5%
2 9.0% 46.2%
3 2.5% 11.2%
4 and more 1.1% 0.9%
Wildcard 0.4% 1.9%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 91.4% 66.4%
4 points 5.9% 29.1%
8 points 1.8% 4.1%
12 points 0.5% 0.4%
16 points and more 0.4% 0.0%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Eriksen 5.8% 1 Eriksen 62.7%
2 Austin 4.7% 2 Austin 35.7%
3 Rose(TOT) 4.3% 3 Rose(TOT) 25.2%
4 Kane 2.7% 4 Kane 4.7%
5 Coutinho 2.0% 5 Silva 4.4%
252 different players bought 190 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Di María 3.2% 1 Di María 31.8%
2 Ings 2.2% 2 Defoe 15.2%
3 Downing 1.7% 3 Giroud 12.3%
4 Sánchez(ARS) 1.6% 4 Cazorla 11.9%
5 Clichy 1.5% 5 Jones(MUN) 9.3%
342 different players sold 249 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 42.5% 82.5%
‘3-5-2’ 12.3% 6.9%
‘4-3-3’ 9.8% 5.7%
‘4-4-2’ 31.3% 4.2%
‘4-5-1’ 1.7% 0.2%
‘5-2-3’ 0.3% 0.1%
‘5-3-2’ 1.4% 0.3%
‘5-4-1’ 0.7% 0.1%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kane 21.7% 1 Kane 87.2%
2 Costa 16.3% 2 Agüero 6.4%
3 Agüero 10.8% 3 Eriksen 2.8%
4 Rooney 7.3% 4 Austin 0.8%
5 Sánchez(ARS) 4.9% 5 Sánchez(ARS) 0.7%
244 different captain choices 41 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 de Gea 20.6% 1 Foster 28.8%
2 Forster 14.1% 2 Pantilimon 25.6%
3 Lloris 8.9% 3 Forster 10.9%
4 Courtois 6.6% 4 de Gea 9.2%
5 Howard 6.0% 5 Ospina 6.4%
56 different goalkeepers 26 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 33.4% 1 Clyne 43.3%
2 Ivanovic 24.8% 2 Terry 31.0%
3 Terry 17.3% 3 Bellerín 29.7%
4 Bertrand 15.3% 4 Rose(TOT) 28.9%
5 Baines 13.4% 5 Bertrand 21.2%
211 different defenders 97 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Hazard 33.9% 1 Hazard 80.9%
2 Sterling 30.2% 2 Eriksen 74.3%
3 Sánchez(ARS) 29.8% 3 Silva 64.7%
4 Fàbregas 29.2% 4 Sánchez(ARS) 50.8%
5 Eriksen 26.1% 5 Cazorla 36.8%
245 different midfielders 89 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kane 44.1% 1 Kane 97.0%
2 Costa 35.7% 2 Agüero 94.7%
3 Agüero 28.8% 3 Austin 39.2%
4 Austin 16.4% 4 Giroud 34.7%
5 Rooney 15.7% 5 Rooney 3.9%
103 different forwards 35 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 12.3% 1 van Aanholt 37.3%
2 Wisdom 10.0% 2 Boyd 28.6%
3 Krul 9.9% 3 Krul 27.1%
4 Bruce 8.4% 4 Naughton 13.5%
5 Hamer 7.6% 5 Myhill 12.8%
644 different players on the bench 332 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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