Metrics

Metrics – Gameweek 31 Selection Data

Gameweek 31 has kicked off, as has a new series of articles that will present key statistics of the top 10,000 ranked Fantasy Premier League managers’ team selections every week.

The goal is to provide managers with a sense of the damage, or gain, they can anticipate as the Gameweek unfolds by understanding what a good sample of active teams have done.

Given how unusual Gameweek 31 is, we focus our analysis this time on the Free Hit use and the number of active Gameweek 31 players in the top 10,000 placings.

Here are the most relevant stats:

The number of Free Hit teams in the top 10k is 2532 – a percentage of 25.32%.

The average number of points deducted in non-Free Hit teams is -2.02, with the full distribution below:

The average number of Gameweek 31 players in all teams is 9.43 (counting all players from today’s eight matches for now, even the ones who didn’t/won’t feature).

Analysis of who featured/versus who did not will be presented in another article after the Gameweek ends.

Teams using the Free Hit chip have an average number of players of 14.67, while teams with no Free Hit have 7.65 with the following distribution:

Now, let’s dig deeper into the Gameweek 31 players and see which teams have contributed the most.

The following figure shows how many players each team is contributing on average to active managers:

We see an understandable dominance of Liverpool players (2.86 players per manager) as they’re the only top-six team with a fixture this week. Bournemouth assets place second.

To quantify the Liverpool percentages more, let’s look at how many teams own three, two, one or zero players from Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Over 87.6% own three Liverpool players and over 98% of players have at least two.

Taking a look at the captain and vice-captain choices, we see a possible record for captaincy among the top 10k, with Mohamed Salah handed the armband by 88.8%. That figure will definitely go higher by the end of the Gameweek as the captainers of Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane etc could have Salah as their vice-captain.

Roberto Firmino is in second place, with only 4.28%.

Vice-captaincy stats are also dominated by Liverpool assets, with Firmino being selected by 56.56% of managers, Mane 10.37% and Salah 6.37%.

Finally, here’s a table of the most-owned eight players in each position this week (showing only players with a fixture).

With this week being a prime candidate for the Free Hit to be played, we present the template squad created by those playing the chip.

It’s slightly different than the most selected players in all teams due to the freedom Free Hitters have in choosing nailed-on and in-form players.

Butland 52.53%, Lössl 48.38%

Baines 68.25%, Schindler 59.91%, van Aanholt 59.28%, Aké 55.53%, Zouma 32.31%

Salah 99.72%, Mané 77.37%, Zaha 62.52%, Shaqiri 61.69%, Stanislas 61.57%

Firmino 98.78%, Wilson 58.89%, Mounie 49.17%

We will follow up tomorrow with the results of this Gameweek and an analysis of how much Free Hit users gained.

Also, if you have similar statistics that you want to be included in future articles, please leave your suggestions in a comment.

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  1. AzzaroMax99
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Milivojevic on 1bps?

    1. dark91
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      2 atm

      1. Epic Fail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        How do you know this? 😮

        1. dark91
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          I'm a time traveller 😉

      2. AzzaroMax99
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Yes but Tomkins will be added 3 points for winning goal.

  2. goriuanx
    • 13 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Ooo, this looks a good read

  3. HD7
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Team for GW32 looks like this:

    De Gea
    VVD Ogbona Alonso
    Stan Shaq Salah Mahrez
    Firmino Wilson Mounie

    Subs: Elliot, Baines, Obiang, Mbemba

    I might play Baines or transfer out Shaq with 16m in the bank... or get Auba

    I guess I should wait to Wildcard in 33? The + is I will have more info.

    The - is obviously the price change risk in over two weeks time...

    Im sure Im not alone in this dillemma, what do you suggest?

    Thanks

  4. Piggs Boson
    • 12 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Nice addition!!!

  5. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Jizzed a bit when I hit that wildcard button!

  6. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Yes pie charts!

    1. Epic Fail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Right before dinner too.

    2. Zilla
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      YEAH SCIENCE

  7. Ragabolly Joins the FFS team
    Mark
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    Welcome to Ragabolly who becomes a new addition to the FFS team. He brings his brilliant metrics, data tools and regular articles like this.

    1. Epic Fail
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      • 14 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      He's only human after all.

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Welcome,great guy, deserve Nobel prize for math&fizics

    3. FPL Virgin
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      • 8 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Can you sort the formatting out please Mark?

      1. Mark
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        • 17 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Not seeing an issue this end.

        1. FPL Virgin
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          • 8 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          I'm on an iPad. Paragraphs are very thin next to the charts.

    4. Yozzer
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      The guy is a genius.

    5. SkeletONv01
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Hey Ravioli! Now im hungry.

    6. Speédy
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Looks like a great addition. Congrats Ragabolly 🙂

    7. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Fantastic. Welcome Ragabolly!

    8. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Great addition

      Congrats FFS and Ragabolly

    9. tisza
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      • 9 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      now this is a good FFS wildcard pick.
      These type of articles (if he maintains the quality so far 🙂 ) are a real bonus.

    10. BobBradleysOpportunity
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      • 7 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Congrats Ragabolly, keep those useful codes coming!!

    11. goriuanx
      • 13 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Great read. Fresh content. Welcome aboard

    12. Sim Simma
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      • 13 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Congrats Ragabolly. Spot on with his predicted position stats

    13. Son is Rising
      • 13 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      this is class

    14. Ragabolly
      • 14 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Cheers all! Very glad to be part of the team of my most visited website for years!

    15. Clifford☯
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Congratulations Ragabolly! 🙂

    16. Sim Simma
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      Mark, can you look at the members site. The GW live stats weren't working

      1. Mark
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        It's all fine now. There was just an error message while stats were coming in.

    17. Buzzy
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Congrats Ragabolly.
      looking forward to your analysis of how much the FH chip is worth on average

    18. Gnu
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      Congrats Ragabolly. Hope FFS are paying travelling expenses for that daily commute. 😉

    19. arndff_
      • 12 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      It sounds like an excellent transfer!

      Cheers

    20. Athletic Bilbo
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Ragabolly for a hit?

      No brainer

    21. GreenWindmill
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      6 years, 4 months ago

      Excellent, this kind of stuff is great 🙂

    22. Bow Locks
      • 14 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Acquire talent. Repeat.
      Nice work.

  8. FPL ZB
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    • 7 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Hid behind the sofa dreading a Firmino haul

    1. MTPockets
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Same. Anyone but Firmino

        1. Rash
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          *Mané

    2. MrFrodo
      • 12 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Now GW31 is out the way i'm looking at my WC.
      I was just wondering when the double game weeks is going to be and also who is likely to have one?

      1. Toby Lerone
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Is this a wind up

    3. MTPockets
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Liking your work ragabolly

      • Karan14
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        19 without hits any good?

        The usual 3 are left.

        1. Sailboats
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          yes, above top 10k average

      • My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        25 (-8). Salah(C), Firmino and VVD to go

        1. SkeletONv01
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          lol

        2. Jeremy Corbyn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Very decent

        3. Alex_thekid
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          24 - 8 with the same 3 players left

      • CloudSky
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        This game is basically Mane v VVD, right?

        1. diesel001
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Yep. Come on VVD!

        2. Sailboats
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          pretty much

        3. Les Bleus
          • 12 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Pretty much.

        4. the snazzy viking
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Robertson says hi

        5. Zilla
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Yeah, VVD brace and clean sheet please.

        6. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Definitely a feel of Mane vs Liverpool's defence about it.

      • SkeletONv01
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        (C)Tosun

        1. Les Bleus
          • 12 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Link or no one cares.

          1. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
            • 14 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            He could post a link and I still wouldn't care . Typical one week wonder

            1. Les Bleus
              • 12 Years
              6 years, 4 months ago

              Wrong link. No one cares

        2. Rash
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Wow fair play

        3. George Sillett
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Just in case you trying to impress everyone with your predictive skills you also forecast this :-

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/03/17/spot-the-differential-gameweek-31-6/?hc_page=21#hc_comment_17824299

          Strange that you don't mention this at the same time.

          1. Epic Fail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 14 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            People chat shit.

            1. George Sillett
              • 8 Years
              6 years, 4 months ago

              And get banged.

        4. GREEN IS GOOD
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          In retrospect a certain Egyptian chap would've been a better choice.

      • Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Excellent article Ragabolly you are doing some great stuff on here thanks.

      • TorresMagic™
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        • 15 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Cheers Ragabolly!

      • Magic Andrés
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Any reason not to activate WC now?

        1. Epic Fail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 14 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Yeah, you might change your mind.

        2. grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          More info GW33. Also I want to keep my 3 Liverpool players and Mkhi as good fixtures.

          1. Magic Andrés
            • 7 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            Good point

        3. Chris_H
          • 15 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          If your GW32 team looks good

          1. Magic Andrés
            • 7 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            Ye I guess we dont need to worry much about team value at this point of the game.

        4. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Gw33 for me.
          My team decent enough for 32.
          Gonna bring in Aubam and captain him for next week.

          1. Magic Andrés
            • 7 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            Ya I think free transfer will cover my team to survive 1 more gameweek too

        5. Jeremy Corbyn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Yes, that by making transfers without WC you alter (by a tiny fraction) the price changes.

          1. Magic Andrés
            • 7 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            Good point

      • CarsonYeung
        • 11 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Ogbonna out, wildcard activated, this feels unbelievable

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Lovely isn't it. Like a morning glory toilet effort after a heavy meal the night before.

          1. Piggs Boson
            • 12 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            😯

      • Flynny
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Hitting the wildcard now - always a bit scary

        Getting rid of kane before his drop

        And getting Silva before his rise (but prob won't keep him)...

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 10 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          is silva just for the everton game ?

          1. Flynny
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            Just getting to beat his price rise.

            In case he double rises and I can make some money.

            Or if I decide I want him from now on got at cheaper price...

      • Rik Waller
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Good article mate. Look forward to more in the future.

      • Tomlette Greggs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Kane expected to drop in price tonight or is the data skewed due to the amount of Free Hits played?

        1. Ghost Gooner
          • 10 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          He's dropping

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 10 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        are you guys picking any man city players in your wc team ? thanks 🙂

        1. Epic Fail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 14 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Yes. You?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 10 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            not sure, concerned about rotation. will probably go heavy front 3 and kenedy enabler in midfield.

        2. the snazzy viking
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          maybe D.Silva but that's it

          1. Flynny
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            Don't think so

        3. IAWC ( It's a Wonderfu…
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Nah as rotation

      • Ghost Gooner
        • 10 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        How is Sakho on 3 baps? 😕

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Clean sheet and other stuff. Tomkins will overtake him though.

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        WC options:

        A) Alonso and Groß
        B) Christensen and D.Silva

        1. Zilla
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          B

        2. We Will Klopp you
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          B

      • IAWC ( It's a Wonderfu…
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Surely with no Chelsea Utd spurs cover i have to WC right. Can believe in this drosd for one more week. No way. Need to bring quality players

        1. MTPockets
            6 years, 4 months ago

            I'd say the other way around. Che-tot is what's putting me off wildcarding now.

            1. diesel001
              • 7 Years
              6 years, 4 months ago

              This. Happy with my 3 City, 3 Liverpool, De Gea and soon to be 2 Arsenal team for next GW

              1. MTPockets
                  6 years, 4 months ago

                  My squad's not that well set-up to wait a week, so undecided.

              2. IAWC ( It's a Wonderfu…
                • 6 Years
                6 years, 4 months ago

                They are quality players not dross like Wilson Walcott mounie and co

            2. Rash
              • 7 Years
              6 years, 4 months ago

              Not a must wildcard this week missing those teams imo

          • Rik Waller
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            Early Watford goal would be sexy

            1. dark91
              • 8 Years
              6 years, 4 months ago

              They can score after Salah scores twice and gets subbed after 60'

            2. Pompel
              • 10 Years
              6 years, 4 months ago

              Would be lovely (Mané owner here!)

          • BIGREDDOG
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            29(-16) with VVD, Salah, Firmino and Richarlison to go

            1. diesel001
              • 7 Years
              6 years, 4 months ago

              Average. I am on 16pts and still have free hit left and VVD, Salah(c) and Firmino to go

            2. MTPockets
                6 years, 4 months ago

                13

            3. Pierce34
              • 8 Years
              6 years, 4 months ago

              I'll of course be very happy to see the back of guys like Pickford and Walcott, but I don't want to part with Stanislas.

            4. SkeletONv01
              • 6 Years
              6 years, 4 months ago

              So will Liverpool roll over Man City in Champs League or will it only be 3:0?

              1. goriuanx
                • 13 Years
                6 years, 4 months ago

                Could go either way. City are the favourites.

            5. FPL ZB
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              • 7 Years
              6 years, 4 months ago

              Kaku and Auba the two main strikers to have now?

              1. Epic Fail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 14 Years
                6 years, 4 months ago

                Could well be.

              2. TorresMagic™
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                • 15 Years
                6 years, 4 months ago

                Only if Kaku scores vs Brighton.