Season 2013/14 Summary – Wildcards

description summary of FPL Discovery posts for season 2013/14
gameweeks included 12-38 (first 11 gameweeks are missing)
samples examined – random samples of 20,000 FPL teams
– samples of top 10,000 FPL teams as of the start of each gameweek
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In this section, I sum up my stats on wildcard policies.

1. Wildcard Status

These stats depict wildcard status dynamics for the teams in my samples.

1.1. Wildcard status dynamics – ‘available’

Wildcard Status 'Available'

1.2. Wildcard status dynamics – ‘played’

Wildcard Status 'Played'

  • Most wildcards had been played before I started this blog. 74% of main wildcards of top 10K teams had been gone by the moment I started this blog.
  • Slightly over a half of all FPL teams used their wildcards this season. Almost all top teams used theirs.

2.Wildcards Played

Wildcards Played

  • During the observed part of the season, top 10K teams played most non-January wildcards for GW31. In the random samples, the highest point was reached in GW12 with 1.4% wildcards played.
  • The use of January wildcards in the whole FPL is somewhat bizarre: only 31.5% played their wildcards in January, and 1% of those were not even January wildcards, but the regular ones.


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