After an exciting week with more games than usual, we are ready to present the statistical analysis. In this article, we will present the key facts and statistics of the Fanteam 1M PL Season game from gameweek 24!
Gameweeks 24: Team scores
This week we naturally saw scores that are much higher than normal. Of course this was expected as 4 teams, including the red-hot Manchester City, had a double Gameweek.
The range of our scores was much higher than usual, with very many being left behind, maybe because of not making transfers or captaining the wrong player. On the top, we saw many teams end up very close to each other with scores in the range of 120-125 points.
- Best team of Gameweek 24: 125 points
- Average Score of Gameweek 24: 71.1 points
- Top 10% threshold for Gameweek 24: 95 points
- Top 25% threshold for Gameweek 24: 87 points
Gameweek 24: Top players
Let’s see below how some key players performed this week. The X-axis on the chart visualizes the player’s price, while on the Y-axis the points scored on Gameweek 24. 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).
Top fantasy scorers for Gameweek 24
- Ola Aina (4.5M – DEF): 18 Fantasy Points – 26 teams (0.1%)
- Ilkay Gundogan (6.4M – MID): 17 Fantasy Points – 9.952 teams (39.65%)
- Jay Rodriguez (5.3M – FWD): 17 Fantasy Points – 65 teams (0.26%)
- Bernardo Silva (6.7M – MID): 16 Fantasy Points – 329 teams (1.31%)
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (9.6M – FWD): 16 Fantasy Points – 1.092 teams (4.35%)
Gameweek 24: How teams lined up
Top captains for Gameweek 24
Gameweek 24 captainship was dominated by Manchester City players. In total, 65% of the managers selected a captain from City, with Sterling and Gundogan leading the pack by a wide margin.
Beyond Manchester City, the most popular captain picks were Bruno Fernandes, Salah, Kane and Son, with all of them summing up to 28% of the teams.
Top transfers before Gameweek 24
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 sales for the two weeks:
Most Purchased Players before Gameweek 24
- Nick Pope (5.1M – GK): 2.358 teams (9.39%)
- Richarlison (5.1M – GK): 1.642 teams (6.54%)
- James Tarkowski (4.6M – DEF): 1.601 teams (6.38%)
- Ilkay Gundogan (6.4M – MID): 1.512 teams (6.02%)
- Ben Mee (4.7M – DEF): 1.396 teams (5.56%)
Most Sold Players before Gameweek 24
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (8.4M – FWD): 2.557 teams (10.19%)
- Callum Wilson (6.9M – FWD): 1.898 teams (7.56%)
- James Justin (5.1M – DEF): 1.174 teams (4.68%)
- Ben Chilwell (5.5M – DEF): 1.107 teams (4.41%)
- Heung-Min Son (10.6M – MID): 917 teams (3.65%)
Transfers overview for Gameweek 24
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 really a lot of player movements, as managers were trying to get many players from the 4 teams with a Double Gameweek. More than 5% of the teams made three or more transfers, and if we add to that the 18% who made two transfers, it means that around a quarter of the teams had to pay a transfer penalty or enable their wildcard.
50% of the teams made 0 changes. With a Gameweek as crucial as this one, it seems like all these users were inactive or forgot to do their transfers before the deadline.
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 was the fifth gameweek of the second half, with all teams having a fresh wildcard in their hands. In this gameweek, we saw 3.1% enabling their wildcards. Almost 82% of the teams, however, have their wildcard still available. There’s a long way to go until the end of the season, so we’re looking forward to see how they will use them.
Wrapping up: Standings after Gameweek 24
Below you will see a distribution of the team standings so far. For charting purposes, we’ve hidden the very low scores (below 930p).
After an eventful week like this, we now can observe some big gaps forming up among the participants. Leaders and teams that are in the money are moving more and more ahead of the rest of the pack, and closer to each other.
- 823 teams (~3.3%) are above 1,600 points
- Only 7 teams are above 1,700 points (~0.03%)
- ~3,900 teams are inside the 1,510-1580 point range, all of them currently winning between 30-65€.
- Around 37% of the teams are now below more than 150p away from the paid spots
- The average total score across the competition now stands at 1,376 points
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