GW 29 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 29. See this post for highlights and graphs, FULL STATS are available in THIS GOOGLE SPREADSHEET.

There are only 10 gameweeks left this season and there is a lot of similaritity between our teams. What target can one realistically set for the remainder of the season? I find it interesting to look through the posts about final top 10K and top 1K that I wrote at the end of last season: top 10K , top 1K. Some interesting points:

Top 10K:

  • 56% of the final top 10K were in the top 10K after GW 28 last season. If this season is going to be similar, 44% of top 10K places are still up for grabs
  • 50% of the final top 10K teams were ranked below 8K, 25% were ranked below 19K, 5% were ranked below 50K
  • Points-wise, 75% of the final top 10K were within the top 10K mark or at most 20 points below it, 5% were more than 55 points behind, one guy was 130 points below the mark but still managed to cover it in the last 10 GWs.

Top 1K:

  • 93% of the final top 1K were at least in the top 10K at this point, 75% were ranked inside top 4K, 50% inside 1.2K
  • Points-wise, 75% were inside top 1K or at most 30 points behind, only 5% were more than 60 points behind the top 1K mark, with a great amount of luck it was possible to cover even a 147 point gap after GW31

Anyway, here are the stats for this GW.

TRANSFERS AND TEAM VALUE

Random Sample Top 10K
Number of Managers 20,000 10,000
Average Transfers Made 0.46 0.78
Point Hits Taken 6.4% 9.1%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.39 0.40
Wildcards Played 0.3% 0.4%
Wildcard Status
– played 49.7% 77.0%
– available 50.3% 23.0%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.1m ₤104.5m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.9m ₤1.2m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 72.6% 36.3%
1 13.3% 49.7%
2 10.7% 12.7%
3 2.1% 0.9%
4 and more 0.9% 0.1%
Wildcard 0.3% 0.4%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 93.6% 90.9%
4 points 4.6% 8.5%
8 points 1.1% 0.6%
12 points 0.3% 0.0%
16 points and more 0.3% 0.0%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Henderson 3.4% 1 Silva 8.8%
2 Silva 3.1% 2 Ivanovic 5.3%
3 Austin 2.2% 3 Schlupp 5.0%
4 Hazard 1.9% 4 Dawson(WBA) 4.9%
5 Berahino 1.7% 5 Hazard 4.6%
278 different players bought 203 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Di María 2.8% 1 Eriksen 9.8%
2 Downing 2.1% 2 Di María 5.2%
3 Eriksen 2.1% 3 Jones(MUN) 4.5%
4 Clichy 1.9% 4 Cazorla 4.2%
5 Ings 1.9% 5 Hutton 4.1%
375 different players sold 234 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 47.0% 89.0%
‘3-5-2’ 12.5% 5.9%
‘4-3-3’ 8.9% 3.6%
‘4-4-2’ 28.5% 1.4%
‘4-5-1’ 1.3% 0.0%
‘5-2-3’ 0.3% 0.0%
‘5-3-2’ 1.1% 0.1%
‘5-4-1’ 0.4% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Agüero 18.9% 1 Agüero 75.5%
2 Costa 16.7% 2 Sánchez(ARS) 8.0%
3 Kane 8.0% 3 Hazard 3.9%
4 Rooney 7.2% 4 Kane 3.2%
5 Sánchez(ARS) 7.1% 5 Silva 3.2%
247 different captain choices 33 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 de Gea 20.5% 1 Pantilimon 34.9%
2 Forster 11.9% 2 Foster 28.8%
3 Lloris 8.3% 3 de Gea 8.1%
4 Courtois 6.8% 4 Ospina 6.9%
5 Howard 6.2% 5 Forster 6.7%
53 different goalkeepers 28 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 29.3% 1 Bellerín 41.5%
2 Ivanovic 26.5% 2 Terry 36.0%
3 Terry 19.4% 3 van Aanholt 34.2%
4 Bertrand 13.7% 4 Ivanovic 25.2%
5 Baines 12.0% 5 Dawson(WBA) 23.7%
214 different defenders 95 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Hazard 37.8% 1 Hazard 90.0%
2 Sánchez(ARS) 31.1% 2 Silva 77.2%
3 Sterling 30.6% 3 Eriksen 59.4%
4 Fàbregas 28.8% 4 Sánchez(ARS) 55.5%
5 Eriksen 24.7% 5 Cazorla 32.0%
250 different midfielders 81 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kane 47.5% 1 Kane 99.0%
2 Costa 36.7% 2 Agüero 94.2%
3 Agüero 30.1% 3 Giroud 39.4%
4 Austin 19.5% 4 Austin 38.5%
5 Rooney 15.3% 5 Costa 4.8%
104 different forwards 36 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 11.9% 1 Boyd 29.5%
2 Wisdom 10.3% 2 Clyne 29.1%
3 Krul 9.6% 3 Krul 27.5%
4 Bruce 8.7% 4 Rose(TOT) 18.8%
5 Hutton 7.6% 5 Bertrand 15.9%
651 different players on the bench 320 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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2 comments on “GW 29 Transfers and Team Selection

  1. This is outstanding, even by the usual standards of the site. Many thanks for your continued work SP. It’s greatly appreciated.

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