Season 2013/14 Summary – Sources of Points

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
Sources of points

Average Points by Source of Points


  • Hardly unexpected, top 10K stats outperform random sample stats across the board. More minutes, more goals, more assists, more bonus points, more clean sheets, and even more deductions for cards, own goals, and penalty misses. The only ‘less’ is deductions for goals conceded.
  • However, compared to last season (incomplete but still), there was ‘less’ of everything. This season was relatively low scoring with only 975 goals scored in the Premier League – nowhere near the frenzy of last season (1,052 goals) with City and Liverpool scoring over 100 goals each; this time, the highest scoring teams scored only 83 (City) and 73 goals (Chelsea). However, even though there were fewer goals, the average amount of points awarded for clean sheets slightly declined too.
  • The charts below show how GW average scores changed during the course of the season:



Last Season

team selection
Sources of points


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