Fanteam 1M PL Season game – GW27 Statistical Analysis!

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 27!

Gameweeks 27: Team scores

Gameweek 27 was highly anticipated in the fantasy community. Manchester City and Southampton had an extra match, meaning a big chance of some very high-scoring performances by key players like Sterling, Ings and Gundogan. 

The results of the matches were not very predictable, leading to a huge variance in scores among our teams, as the chart below clearly indicates:

  • Best team of Gameweek 27: 135 points
  • Average Score of Gameweek 27: 59.7 points
  • Top 10% threshold for Gameweek 27: 81.5 points
  • Top 25% threshold for Gameweek 27: 71 points

Gameweek 27: 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 27. 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 27

  1. Riyad Mahrez (9.0M – MID): 18 Fantasy Points – 654 teams (2.61%)
  2. James Ward-Prowse (6.8M – MID): 17 Fantasy Points – 2.126 teams (8.47%)
  3. Harry Kane (11.5M – FWD): 17 Fantasy Points – 10.657 teams (42.45%)
  4. Kevin De Bruyne (11.4M – MID): 15 Fantasy Points – 4.923 teams (19.61%)
  5. Phil Foden (7.8M – MID): 14 Fantasy Points – 1.530 teams (6.1%)

Gameweek 27: How teams lined up

Top captains for Gameweek 27

WIth Manchester City having a big Double Gameweek, seeing their players being the most popular captains is not surprising at all… In total, almost 70% of the captaincy was held by Man.City players, with Gundogan, Sterling and De Bruyne leading the pack.

The usual suspects of Kane, Son, Fernandes and Salah held the rest of the share. The outcome of the games was surprising, giving owners of Kane, De Bruyne and Gundogan a big push, while the Sterling and City defense teams were held very much behind. 

Top transfers before Gameweek 27

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 27

  1. Harry Kane (11.5M – FWD): 4.395 teams (17.51%)
  2. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (8.4M – FWD): 3.865 teams (15.4%)
  3. Harvey Barnes (7.7M – MID): 3.063 teams (12.2%)
  4. Lucas Digne (5.2M – DEF): 2.472 teams (9.85%)
  5. Ollie Watkins (6.4M – FWD): 2.368 teams (9.43%)

Most Sold Players before Gameweek 27

  1. Jack Grealish (7.3M – MID): 3.806 teams (15.16%)
  2. Patrick Bamford (7.1M – FWD): 3.747 teams (14.93%)
  3. Danny Ings (7.7M – FWD): 3.161 teams (12.59%)
  4. MIchail Antonio (8.4M – FWD): 1.839 teams (7.33%)
  5. Raheem Sterling (7.3M – MID): 1.629 teams (6.49%)

Transfers overview for Gameweek 27

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.

Almost two thirds of the teams made zero transfers this week! This is a lot, compared to our usual 40-50% in this chart… It looks like even more managers are dropping out due to being left behind, but as we said in the previous article “now is your chance to move up the ladder”.

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.

Wildcards were on fire last week. In Gameweek 27, though, managers mostly kept their teams intact, with less than 1% of the teams pushing the button. The multiple double gameweeks of Manchester City certainly helped, as most of the teams were already formed to leverage that effect.

With 11 Gameweeks to go, we still have 60% of the teams holding their Wildcards for a later use. Let’s see what their strategy is, and if they plan to play them for the interesting Blank Gameweek 29.

Wrapping up: Standings after Gameweek 27

Below you will see a distribution of the team standings so far. For charting purposes, we’ve hidden the very low scores (below 1,100p).

Many up-and-downs this week! As we saw, captaincy played a crucial role this time, as picking the correct player led to up to 30 point differences. The top teams are continuing to extend their lead, with the leader now being more than 250p away from the last of the paid spots.

  • 792 teams (3.2%) are now above 1,850 points – compared to 517 last week
  • 2 teams have crossed the 2,000 points mark
  • ~9,400 teams are inside the 1,650-1850 point range, which is represented with the three tallest bars on the chart
  • The cut for the paid spot lies at 1,744 points
  • 10,509 teams are now below more than 150p away from the paid spots – 41.9% of the total entries!
  • The average total score across the competition now stands at 1,592 points

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