Thursday, 10 October 2013

What if my FPL team was a "real" Premier League team?

Ok folks, I know it's the international break and I should be relaxing but I couldn't stop myself writing about the following...

If my FPL team was a real Premier League team during the 2011/12 season I would have finished 3rd and qualified for the Champions League.

If my FPL team was a real Premier League team during the 2012/13 season I would have finished 6th and just missed out on a Europa League spot.

What on earth am I talking about you may ask? I'm talking about an alternative scoring/ranking system for your FPL team.  It is a subjective method and requires a bit of imagination.  So here's how I worked out my "real" table positions:

First of all, I took screen shots of my GW 1-38 history for the 11/12 and 12/13 seasons.  In addition, I tallied up my scores in ranges as follows:


Points exclude transfer costs

0-10 points: 0
11-20 points: 0
21-30 points: 0
31-40 points:1
41-50 points: 11
51-60 points: 6
61-70 points: 10
71-80 points: 8
81 points +: 2


Points exclude transfer costs

0-10 points: 0
11-20 points: 0
21-30 points: 1
31-40 points: 4
41-50 points: 8
51-60 points: 7
61-70 points: 9
71-80 points: 2
81 points +: 7

To convert my scores into real life points, I had to define what each range stood for.  My definitions are as follows:

Win = Add range tallies of 61+ points
Draw = Add range tallies of 41-60 points
Loss  = Add range tallies 0-40 points

The aforementioned definitions can also be used as vague indicators for your weekly FPL performance.  To calculate goal difference I added up the tallies of the top 3 ranges and subtracted them with the tallies of the lowest 4 ranges.

With the above in mind, here's how I did over the past two seasons:

2011/12

Played: 38
Won (10+8+2): 20
Draw (11+6): 17
Lost (1): 1

Goal Difference (20 - 1) = +19

Points: 77

Premier League position: 3rd
FPL position: 110th

2012/13

Played: 38
Won (9+2+7): 18
Draw (8+7): 15
Lost (1+4): 5

Goal Difference (18 - 5) = +13

Points: 69

Premier League position: 6th
FPL position: 5,038th

With the above in mind my 13/14 FPL team would currently be rated as follows:

2013/14 (Up to GW7)

Played: 7
Won: 3
Draw: 3
Lost: 1

Goal Difference = +2

Points: 12

Premier League position: 7th
FPL position: 290,156th


What do you think? Does it makes sense? Are you able to calculate your score?