GW 36 Transfers and Team Selection

Please welcome to the statistics on team selection and transfer activity for GW 36. 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 0.40 1.60
Point Hits Taken 6.9% 30.9%
Average Points Deducted (Incl. No Hits) 0.42 1.43
Wildcards Played 0.2% 0.5%
Wildcard Status
– played 51.4% 98.4%
– available 48.6% 1.6%
– active 0.0% 0.0%
Average Team Value ₤98.7m ₤104.3m
Average Money in the Bank ₤1.0m ₤0.9m

TRANSFERS MADE

Number Random Sample Top 10K
0 78.1% 11.4%
1 8.5% 31.5%
2 9.8% 43.3%
3 2.4% 11.9%
4 and more 1.0% 1.4%
Wildcard 0.2% 0.5%

POINT HITS TAKEN

Point Hit Random Sample Top 10K
0 points 93.1% 69.1%
4 points 5.0% 26.9%
8 points 1.3% 3.5%
12 points 0.3% 0.5%
16 points and more 0.3% 0.1%

TRANSFERS IN

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Benteke 5.0% 1 Sánchez(ARS) 35.0%
2 Sánchez(ARS) 4.0% 2 Benteke 17.5%
3 Cazorla 2.5% 3 Cazorla 11.2%
4 Silva 1.7% 4 Özil 9.5%
5 Jagielka 1.3% 5 Silva 9.3%
246 different players bought 176 different players bought

TRANSFERS OUT

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Sterling 4.5% 1 Sterling 44.1%
2 Fàbregas 2.1% 2 Fàbregas 20.1%
3 Austin 2.0% 3 Henderson 9.6%
4 Henderson 2.0% 4 Hazard 9.0%
5 Hazard 1.6% 5 Kane 8.4%
286 different players sold 224 different players sold

FORMATIONS

Formation Random Sample Top 10K
‘3-4-3’ 44.5% 82.1%
‘3-5-2’ 12.2% 5.8%
‘4-3-3’ 10.1% 8.7%
‘4-4-2’ 29.8% 2.9%
‘4-5-1’ 1.3% 0.0%
‘5-2-3’ 0.4% 0.1%
‘5-3-2’ 1.3% 0.3%
‘5-4-1’ 0.5% 0.0%

CAPTAINCY

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Agüero 16.2% 1 Agüero 80.1%
2 Costa 13.1% 2 Sánchez(ARS) 8.2%
3 Hazard 10.1% 3 Benteke 5.4%
4 Kane 7.9% 4 Hazard 2.8%
5 Rooney 7.8% 5 Silva 1.3%
256 different captain choices 36 different captain choices

STARTING GOALKEEPERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 de Gea 21.2% 1 Myhill 20.5%
2 Courtois 7.7% 2 Schmeichel 17.7%
3 Mignolet 6.7% 3 Ospina 15.6%
4 Howard 6.5% 4 Krul 9.9%
5 Lloris 6.3% 5 Davis K 8.3%
53 different goalkeepers 27 different goalkeepers

STARTING DEFENDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Clyne 30.8% 1 Terry 52.4%
2 Ivanovic 30.1% 2 Ivanovic 37.5%
3 Terry 21.6% 3 Bellerín 33.1%
4 Bertrand 18.3% 4 Schlupp 22.2%
5 Jagielka 14.3% 5 Clyne 15.1%
214 different defenders 84 different defenders

STARTING MIDFIELDERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Hazard 44.7% 1 Hazard 90.4%
2 Sánchez(ARS) 32.1% 2 Sánchez(ARS) 74.4%
3 Fàbregas 31.1% 3 Silva 51.9%
4 Sterling 29.2% 4 Sterling 21.6%
5 Sigurdsson 20.9% 5 Coutinho 21.3%
251 different midfielders 79 different midfielders

STARTING FORWARDS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Kane 47.6% 1 Agüero 90.2%
2 Agüero 27.0% 2 Kane 77.5%
3 Costa 26.0% 3 Giroud 47.4%
4 Rooney 17.3% 4 Benteke 33.2%
5 Giroud 17.1% 5 Vardy 28.5%
105 different forwards 30 different forwards

BENCHED PLAYERS

Random Sample Top 10K
1 Myhill 10.9% 1 van Aanholt 40.6%
2 Wisdom 9.7% 2 Pantilimon 21.8%
3 Krul 9.0% 3 Skrtel 19.8%
4 Bruce 8.6% 4 Boyd 19.1%
5 Given 7.2% 5 Henderson 17.4%
653 different players on the bench 319 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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