GW 30 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 30. 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 0.38 1.00
Point Hits Taken 5.2% 8.6%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.32 0.38
Wildcards Played 0.2% 0.4%
Wildcard Status
– played 49.2% 77.8%
– available 50.8% 22.2%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤99.1m ₤104.6m
Average Money in the Bank ₤0.9m ₤1.1m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 77.4% 27.8%
1 11.2% 46.4%
2 8.8% 22.9%
3 1.7% 2.3%
4 and more 0.7% 0.2%
Wildcard 0.2% 0.4%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 94.8% 91.5%
4 points 3.8% 7.8%
8 points 0.9% 0.7%
12 points 0.2% 0.1%
16 points and more 0.3% 0.0%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Henderson 2.2% 1 Alderweireld 13.9%
2 Giroud 1.9% 2 Mané 11.9%
3 Costa 1.7% 3 Costa 4.3%
4 Hazard 1.3% 4 Ivanovic 4.3%
5 Mané 1.3% 5 Guzan 4.1%
251 different players bought 192 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Agüero 1.6% 1 Foster 11.9%
2 Foster 1.5% 2 Cazorla 5.6%
3 Austin 1.4% 3 Puncheon 5.3%
4 Puncheon 1.4% 4 van Aanholt 4.9%
5 Sánchez(ARS) 1.2% 5 Sánchez(ARS) 4.5%
343 different players sold 258 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 46.0% 87.3%
‘3-5-2’ 13.0% 6.6%
‘4-3-3’ 9.4% 3.8%
‘4-4-2’ 28.6% 2.1%
‘4-5-1’ 1.3% 0.1%
‘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 Costa 17.6% 1 Kane 48.1%
2 Kane 17.2% 2 Agüero 35.6%
3 Agüero 13.3% 3 Giroud 5.4%
4 Rooney 7.5% 4 Hazard 5.2%
5 Hazard 6.1% 5 Costa 1.4%
270 different captain choices 40 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 de Gea 19.6% 1 Pantilimon 26.3%
2 Forster 14.9% 2 Forster 15.9%
3 Lloris 8.8% 3 Ospina 9.1%
4 Courtois 7.2% 4 de Gea 8.5%
5 Howard 6.0% 5 Guzan 8.5%
55 different goalkeepers 27 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 33.0% 1 Clyne 42.8%
2 Ivanovic 27.7% 2 Terry 35.9%
3 Terry 19.2% 3 Ivanovic 30.9%
4 Bertrand 16.6% 4 Bellerín 28.5%
5 Baines 12.6% 5 Rose(TOT) 28.0%
211 different defenders 94 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Hazard 39.7% 1 Hazard 92.5%
2 Sterling 29.8% 2 Silva 77.7%
3 Sánchez(ARS) 29.5% 3 Eriksen 65.1%
4 Fàbregas 28.2% 4 Sánchez(ARS) 48.8%
5 Eriksen 24.9% 5 Cazorla 26.1%
246 different midfielders 76 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kane 47.7% 1 Kane 99.6%
2 Costa 38.5% 2 Agüero 89.9%
3 Agüero 27.8% 3 Giroud 48.4%
4 Austin 17.9% 4 Austin 30.5%
5 Rooney 16.0% 5 Costa 9.1%
102 different forwards 34 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 11.9% 1 van Aanholt 30.4%
2 Wisdom 10.7% 2 Boyd 29.2%
3 Krul 10.1% 3 Dawson(WBA) 26.1%
4 Bruce 9.6% 4 Krul 23.8%
5 Hamer 7.3% 5 Foster 19.8%
647 different players on the bench 337 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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