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. arndff_
    • 12 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    92(-4) -- red arrow here

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

      Yep

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

      You reckon? 93 (-4) so was hoping for green at 59K

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

        From: 1720
        To: 1885

        (FFFix)

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

          Damn

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

      Predicting 1948 for you

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

        FFFix said that: 1720 -> 1885

        If you prediction's 1948, it could be more accurate as well. 🙂

        Cheers

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

        any chance 362763?

  2. John t penguin
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Wish someone had suggested triple cap on salah. I might have listened

    1. Bunk Moreland
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Same. Nobody seriously considered that I think. Quite strange, in hindsight.

      1. how now brown cow
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        I gave it a passing thought, but i thought 2 goals +bps was the most you could expect, and thought a she player could match that.

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

          If only we had women in the PL 😉

          1. how now brown cow
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 4 months ago

            Damn autocorrect!!

    2. Clintymints
      • 15 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Too much fuss over blanks and players to get in. It got overlooked by most, myself included

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

      A heard a few mentioned it but like I say. It's easy to say it. Not easy to follow through.

  3. Bubz
    • 10 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Get Ashley Young on so he can make a snow angel after his next dive

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

      I thought you'd have 10 upvotes by now... 😀

      1. Bubz
        • 10 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Tough crowd

  4. Fantasy Gold
    • 10 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    I see Mark has been tampering with the bonus again?

    Firmino missed a big chance and was caught offside loads

    Mane robbed 🙂

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

      Firmino's a forward. It's one of the main reasons I think.

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

      He has both, doesn't make a difference.

    3. Mo Mané No Problems
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Did you see the number of times Firmino wins the ball back? He's incredible

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

    Anyone worked out if the FH returned more on average this GW than in GW 22?

    In terms of the difference between the scores of the free hitters and the ones without

  6. Evil Greg
    • 14 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Salah is better than Neymar and Suarez.

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

      First tell me you are not joking and then we can discuss if you want 😀

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

        hes not joking, hes fishing

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

          In that case he will need a better bait 😉

  7. John t penguin
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Just need 4 points from tomorrow’s games to break 100

  8. Lombardo86
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    When will DGW fixtures be shown? Might use WC 2nite!

    1. shotgunnufc - MANIAC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      probably Monday or Tuesday

  9. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    If BAP's are right I will be WC'ing after scoring my first ton of the season, i'm having seconds thoughts. I will be getting rid of (from my starting 11)

    VVD (6 points this GW), Walcott (5), Choupo-Moting (6), Milo (10) and Firmino (7) in a 4-4-2

    for

    Son, Mahrez, Grob, Lukaku, Barnes in a 3-4-3

    The rest of next weeks 11 is DDG, Alonso, Ota, Mee, Salah and Aubameyang. Should I WC this GW of wait until GW33 ?

  10. FER FUSCH AKE
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    ahem! that firmino bap just put me in the 90s club.

  11. Black Panther
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    100 points (no hit) from 7 starters, crazy!

  12. Bunk Moreland
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Still can't believe it happened.
    What a legend.

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored when I needed it the most.

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      😆

  13. Kun Tozser
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    So WC played, which teams are going to be fighting? Ignoring fixtures this time of year who should be playing to win and who to ignore for beach mode?

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

    Who would have thought a bgw my second best GW of the year so far and only 1 point short. No FH used so gotta be happy.
    The gap between top 10k average and overall average this week is silly. Double scores.

  15. Sedemuda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Thoughts on WC appreciated thanks
    DDG Fab
    Fernandez Smalling Monreal Lowton Collins
    Salah Mahrez Son Silva Lingard
    Auba Vardy Firmino

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

      Lingard makes me sick...

      DDG - Pope.

      Robertson - Mee - Lowton - Dummett - Honey.

      Salah - Mahrez - Son - Ramsey - Dilva.

      Aub - Firm - Rondon (or around £6.5m)

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

        Wiuldnt double up on burnley def

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

          No other defence tight enuf

          Don't want Man City

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

        Ramsey is a risky pick with his fitness and Arsenal's need to challenge on two fronts. Barnes over Rondon by miles and that defence needs work. I'd want 2 more premium picks and no honeymonster, do you have money in the bank?

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

          I'm flexible on Ramsey/Arnie and Rondon/Barnes

          Have about 0.3 ITB after my original changes

          Don't trust any other defence so might as well just go with best of the worst

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

            Maybe even William rather than Ramsey

    2. shotgunnufc - MANIAC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      can’t endorse the lingard pick sorry

      1. shotgunnufc - MANIAC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        would be better to get an enabler like Kennedy and splash the cash

        1. Sedemuda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Yes sounds good.

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

      Not Lingard

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

    Which transfer is comes first:
    1 Lukaku
    2 Auba

    for
    A) Mounie
    B) Wilson

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

      2B

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        or not 2B. I'd do 2A.

  17. Bruno Bruno!!
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    im quite happy with my 91 from 7 after bonus, currently ranked 61k. Maybe a small green arrow?

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

      Expect your rank to go up to around 30k

      1. Bubz
        • 10 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        Thats optimistic?

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

          Not really. Average is 42. Top 10k average is 86. Can get into 40k at least

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

      probably not

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 15 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      50K with luck.

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

    After this GW around 66% of the Top 10k will have used their Free Hit chip. Should be poosible to overtake some of them if you still have a Free Hit in tact

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

      Excellent would like to finish in top 1k

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

      GW37 FH for me.

  19. GreenArrows
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    WC or not?

    Could do Walcott / Mounie > Mhki / Auba with FT to make it slightly better for the GW

    Pope
    Otamendi Bavies VVD
    Salah Sterling Walcott Shaqiri Stanislas
    Firmino Mounie

    Elliot Quaner Duffy Baines

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

      I got almost the same team, so opinions would be appreciated! Currently leaning on WC in GW33, but I don't know if I want to take that chance…

  20. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    What a gameweek! I can't possibly wait 2 weeks for a scoutcast!

    We need an emergency episode 😀

    1. HurriKane
      • 11 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      how good was Az transfers though 😉

      pva stanislas tosun in for duffy hazard kane in a -8 move

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        The guy is so underrated. His advice is always top notch.

  21. Toblerone52 - Zlatan Ibra-H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    salah going up in Price... people STILL don't have him!!

  22. pundit of punts
    • 11 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    I'm 99 points post BAPS.

    WTF

    I posted this a while back. Pity I used my TC on Kane in GW 22. 🙁

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/03/08/the-case-for-a-gameweek-37-free-hit/?hc_page=1#hc_comment_17778689

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Nicely called m8.

  23. @FPLMason
    • 12 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Assuming you still have your TC, WC, FH and BB still intact, what's YOUR strategy going into the final stretch of the season?

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

      WC 32/33
      BB 34
      FH 35
      TC 37

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        this, although some are using FH in GW37.

    2. Winter_is_coming
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Standard - wc now, bb 34, fh 35, tc 37.

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      WC 33
      BB 34 (if the common thought on rescheduled games is right)
      FH 35 id say
      TC 37

  24. Weeb Kakashi
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Thoughts on the WC below

    Courtois Dubravka
    Mustafi Smalling Bailly Mee Fernandez
    Salah Sterling Mkhi Willian Son
    Auba Lukaku Deeney

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

      Really like it. Would get Fabianski over Dubravka and Barnes over Deeney. Not convinced Lukaku is worth the extra over Firmino but you don't need the cash elsewhere so up to you

  25. Caleb's Kitties
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Thoughts on draft wildcard team?

    Lloris dubravka
    Alonso robertson smalling tarkowski duffy
    Salah son d.silva mahrez willian
    Firmino aubameyang barnes

  26. FER FUSCH AKE
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    my pal is ranked 1.5 million and has 94(-4) any chance gets in top 700k

    1. Bubz
      • 10 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      No

      1. FER FUSCH AKE
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 4 months ago

        what's the overall avg??

        1. Bubz
          • 10 Years
          6 years, 4 months ago

          Not sure, like 50? Seems a big jump to make but maybe the scores are terrible down there

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      top 1m, 90 plus in comon place amongst those of us still playing.

  27. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    Stan & Ibe getting 3 baps each... NICE!!!!

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

    FPL Discovery saying Top 10k average is 86pts after taking into account BAPS and hits

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

      And 30% of them used freehit?

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

        In top 10k I mean

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

          25% used FH

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

            Ok. Thanks

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

    After a crazy BGW now time for me to focus on shifting the 31 duds.. How's this wc?

    Ddg fab
    Alonso monreal lowton VDH chillwell
    Salah Silva willian Mahrez son
    Auba firmino Barnes

    Bobby will be switched to Kane if fit

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

      Barnes not nailed. Wood / Vokes sharing mins with him

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

        Barnes is only temp until ayew returns he's in great form vokes won't get a sniff imo

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

      DDG
      Alonso Mustafi Robertson Davies (Dummett)

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

        Unless rose injured Davies will not play a double

  30. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    6 years, 4 months ago

    18bps average gain for FH teams over normal teams in the top 10k - successful week for chip users or not?

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

      No IMO

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 15 Years
      6 years, 4 months ago

      Main reason was playing short otherwise.