Fanteam 1M PL Season game – GW11 Statistical Analysis

In this GW11 Statistical Analysis article, we present the key facts and statistics of the Fanteam 1M PL Season game from the previous weekend.

Gameweek 11: Team scores

This week’s team scores were the highest we’ve seen all season. If you remember our previous articles, the lowest scores usually lie around 20 points, but this time they’re at 30 points!

The average is by far the highest so far, but the top scores were actually smaller than the more extremes we’ve seen. Overall it was a good week for most teams and a very competitive one.

Here are some key numbers about the graph above:

  • Best team of Gameweek 11: 113.5 points
  • Average Score of Gameweek 11: 69.1 points
  • Top 10% threshold for Gameweek 11: 86.5 points
  • Top 25% threshold for Gameweek 11: 79 points
  • Percentage of teams above 55 points: 85.2% 

Gameweek 11: Top players

  1. Wilfried Zaha (6.8M – MID): 16 Fantasy Points – 4.535 teams (18.07%)
  2. Raheem Sterling (10.8M – MID): 13 Fantasy Points – 7.887 teams (31.42%)
  3. Kevin De Bruyne (12.1M – MID): 13 Fantasy Points – 9.130 teams (36.37%)
  4. Mohamed Salah (12.4M – MID): 13 Fantasy Points 6.935 – teams (27.63%)
  5. Joel Matip (5.0M – DEF): 13 Fantasy Points – 1.288 teams (5.13%)

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 11. 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 11: How teams lined up

Top captains for Gameweek 11

As we see below, Kevin De Bruyne was by far the most popular captain pick. The easy match-up of Manchester City against Fulham and the rest the City players took in recent games made them a certain bet for the managers, and they didn’t disappoint.

Two impressive facts here is that the top 3 captains were all among the top-5 scorers for the week, while the impressive Zaha who scored 16 on a very easy matchup is not even shown in the graph (0.3%).

Top transfers before Gameweek 11

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.

Below we have listed the 5 most popular purchases and sells for the week:

Most Purchased Players before Gameweek 11

  1. Diogo Jota (6.8M – FWD): 2711 teams (10.8%)
  2. Riyad Mahrez (9.5M – MID): 1666 teams (6.64%)
  3. Kevin De Bruyne (12.2M – MID): 1462 teams (5.82%)
  4. James Ward-Prowse (6.5M – MID):  1018 teams (4.06%)
  5. Ruben Dias (5.0M – DEF): 966 teams (3.85%)

Most Sold Players before Gameweek 11

  1. Jack Grealish (7.1M – MID): 1832 teams (7.3%)
  2. Raul Jimenez (8.9M – FWD): 1719 teams (6.85%)
  3. Ollie Watkins (6.3M – FWD): 1585 teams (6.31%)
  4. Raheem Sterling (10.8M – MID): 996 teams (3.97%)
  5. Timothy Castagne (10.9M – MID): 831 teams (3.33%)

Transfers overview for Gameweek 11

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 we saw even more players choosing the safe route to save up transfers for a later GW, with almost half (46.3%) not doing any transfers. Around three out of ten teams did the usual single transfer, while around 20% paid transfer penalties. 

Gameweek 11: 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.

This week was very similar to the last one, with 4% more teams playing their wildcards. With eight gameweeks left and 37% of the wildcards still in play, it looks like all of them will be distributed nicely until the wildcard reset point at Gameweek 19.

Wrapping up: Standings after Gameweek 11

Below you will see a distribution of the team standings so far. For charting purposes, we’ve hidden the very low scores (below 450p) that represent <2% of the sample.

We slowly start to see more teams fading away at the front, but the gaps between average and top are still pretty slim… Being around 30% through the season, it’s still very close to telling, and many teams that are at or below average could rise up the ranks until the end.

The average score is at 621 points, while the top team lies at 837.5 points. Some key insights:

  • 72.5% of the teams lie in the 570-720 point range, which is the difference between ranks 1,100 and 20,000
  • We find 16 teams already above the 800 point mark
  • Around 3,000 teams score below 540 points, summing up to 1/8th of the field

I hope you enjoyed the 1M PL Season game – GW11 Statistical Analysis! If you enjoy statistics and want to find even more insights, read Fanteam 1M PL Season game – Weekly Statistical analysis – The road so far (GW8).

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