In this article, GW10 Statistical Analysis, we will present the key facts and statistics of the Fanteam 1M PL Season game from the previous weekend.
Gameweek 10: Team scores
This week the scores were relatively lower than the previous week, even though the top captains did pretty well… It seems like the low-scoring matches and the big derbies took a toll on fantasy teams’ performances.
Let’s see how the scores were broken down below:
Here are some key numbers about the graph above:
- Best team of Gameweek 10: 109 points
- 2nd Best team of Gameweek 10: 93 points (-16p difference from 1st!)
- Average Score of Gameweek 10: 48.5 points
- Top 10% threshold for Gameweek 10: 64.5 points
- Top 25% threshold for Gameweek 10: 57 points
- Percentage of teams between 40-70 points: 72%
Gameweek 10: Top players
- Riyad Mahrez (9.4M – MID): 20 Fantasy Points – 403 teams (1.61%)
- Benjamin Mendy (5.0M – DEF): 13 Fantasy Points – 193 teams (0.77%)
- Edinson Cavani (8.0M – FWD): 13 Fantasy Points – 46 teams (0.18%)
- Pedro Neto (5.3M – MID): 12 Fantasy Points 1,021 – teams (4.07%)
- Bruno Fernandes (11.1M – MID): 12 Fantasy Points – 12,008 teams (47.83%)
Let’s see below how some key players performed this week. The X-axis on the chart visualizes the player’s price, while the Y-axis the points scored on Gameweek 10. The size of the bubble shows how popular each player is. The top-left quadrant is where the best picks of the week lie (cheap and high-scoring), while on the bottom-right we find the underachievers (expensive and low-scoring).
Gameweek 10: How teams lined up
Top captains for Gameweek 10
Last week we were arguing that one player dominated most captain spots across teams… On Gameweek 10 it’s the complete opposite though! We saw captaincy being very evenly split among the big names, with five players having a 10-20% selection percentage.
The Manchester City players were normally very popular, with De Bruyne and Sterling being 1st and 3rd. However, a surprise third City player stood out – Mahrez – who very few teams even owned!
The big names of the other four big favorites (Vardy, Salah, Bruno, Calvert-Lewin) completed the top of the selections.
Top transfers before Gameweek 10
In a season-long game like this, one of the biggest factors of each team is the transfers they make and which players are bought or sold over the season.
Surprising fact is that Cancelo was bought by 8.9% of the teams, and then got benched once again, disappointing them all!
Below we have listed the 5 most popular purchases and sells for the week:
Most Purchased Players before Gameweek 10
- Jamie Vardy (10.6M – FWD): 3009 teams (11.99%)
- Kevin De Bruyne (12.2M – MID): 2241 teams (8.93%)
- Joao Cancelo (5.0M – DEF): 2237 teams (8.91%)
- Diogo Jota (6.5M – FWD): 2093 teams (8.34%)
- Mohammed Salah (12.4M – MID): 1475 teams (5.88%)
Most Sold Players before Gameweek 10
- Wilfried Zaha (6.9M – MID): 3189 teams (12.7%)
- Harry Kane (11.3M – FWD): 2104 teams (8.38%)
- Heung-Min Son (10.3M – MID): 1851 teams (7.37%)
- Romain Saiss (4.9M – DEF): 1398 teams (5.57%)
- Raul Jimenez (10.9M – MID): 1255 teams (5.0%)
Transfers overview for Gameweek 10
Another important part of the game’s strategy is how managers spend their transfers. Choosing to pay a -4p penalty to change a player is a risky move, but is often important to tackle the matchups or save up enough funds for a key transfer.
This week, things were much more normal, with fewer sudden injuries. That stood out from the transfer overview too, as more than 3 out of 4 teams chose to do one or zero transfers. Only about 20% of the teams had to pay a transfer penalty, and almost all of them only for a few points.
Gameweek 10: Wildcards used
Wildcards are used to “reset” your team, allowing unlimited transfers to be made for a single Gameweek. Each team has two wildcards available, one in the first half of the season, and one for the second half.
After the sudden spike of Gameweek 10, we are back to normal numbers this week. 4% of the teams used their wildcards, and 41% are still active with nine gameweeks left until the half-point of the season.
Wrapping up: Standings after Gameweek 10
Below you will see a distribution of the team standings so far. For charting purposes, we’ve hidden the very low scores (below 350p) that represent 0.6% of the sample.
The distribution seems to be getting more mid-heavy, with some teams falling behind but more of them being close to the middle. The average score is 553.6 points, and most are very close to this. Some key points:
- Around 70% of the teams lie between 500-620 points – comparing that to last week when we had 75% in a 150p range, it proves that teams are getting closer
- Only 50 teams are above 700 points total
- More than 16% of the teams are below 470p, many of them still having a chance for a comeback, but many of them losing hope already
I hope you enjoyed the 1M PL Season game – GW10 Statistical Analysis! If you enjoy statistics, read Fanteam 1M PL Season game – Weekly Statistical analysis – The road so far (GW8).