Season 2014/15 Summary – Points by Lines and Positions

description summary of FPL Discovery posts for season 2014/15
gameweeks included 1-38 (full season)
samples examined – random samples of 20,000 FPL teams
– samples of top 10,000 FPL teams as of the start of each gameweek (in GW 1 both samples were identical as there is no top 10K at the start of a season)
team selection
Points by position

Average Points by Position

These stats include double points for captains.

1. Average Points By Line in Formation


  • Midfielders were the main source of points for FPL managers this season. Luis Suarez is gone and the balance shifted from forwards to midfielders (compared to last season).
  • This structure wasn’t stable, the amount of points brought by each line varied significantly from gameweek to gameweek, therefore charts with season series look a bit messy:




2. Average Points By Position

These stats exclude from consideration players with zero minutes in incomplete lineups. They also include double points for captains. 


  • These stats show that the decision to play ‘3-4-3’ was reasonable as the forwards picked by FPL teams on average outperformed midfielders, and midfielders outperformed defenders.
  • Compared to last season, players from all the positions scored fewer points.
  • The charts below show that although forwards scored the most points on average, their points had the largest variance from week to week.

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Last Season

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Points by position


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