Season 2014/15 Summary – Top 10K Teams Turnover

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
Top 10K turnover

Top 10K Turnover


  • An average gameweek saw 1,418 teams, or 14.2%, drop out and be replaced by teams from outside top 10K. This number changed from week to week, early in the season the changes were huge with over a half of top 10K teams changing from week to week for the first five gameweeks. As the season progressed, the gaps in the table between teams widened and the turnover numbers gradually declined. The final gameweek saw the least changes (only 694 teams changed).
  • Over the course of the season, 62,238 different teams were in top 10K at least once.
  • In general, turnover of teams in top 10K was smaller than last season. Here is a comparison with the previous season (starting with GW12):


  • Why were there fewer changes this season? Even though this season was not as high scoring as the previous one, gaps in points between teams were greater:


  • For example, at the end of the first half of the season distances from the 10,000th team to 1000th, 100th and the 1st one were 54, 93, and 178 points. Last season, the corresponding numbers were only 44, 79, and 143 points respectively.
  • During the second half, this difference between the two seasons only deepened: after the season finished, these gaps were larger than a year before by 22, 27, and 39 points respectively.

Last Season

team selection
Top 10K turnover


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