Saturday, 27 May 2017

FPLH's Performance and Review 2016/2017

FPLH Blog Team's Overall Rank:

43,184th out of 4,503,345 (Top 0.96% of FPL managers)
+6% OR improvement
Last year I was ranked in the Top 7% of FPL managers

Green Arrows:

19*

(*6 green arrows in the last 8 Gameweeks)

Domestic Standings:

FPLH League:593rd
Last year I finished 1,545th.

Team’s value after GW 38:

£104.2M
Last year the team value after GW 38 was £104.4M

Average GW score over 38 weeks:

58.66 from 2229 points
Last year it was 54.95

Season's GW Points Tally (excl. transfer costs):

21-30 points: 1
31-40 points: 5
41-50 points:7
51-60 points:8
61-70 points:9
71-80 points: 2
81 points +: 6

FPLH's Highest score, excl. transfer costs:

168  in DGW37
Last year it was 136 in DGW34

FPLH's lowest score, excl. transfer costs:

29 (GW23)
Last year it was 25 in GW 1.

Transfers made:

58
Last year it was 51

Lost points through extra transfers:

92 points
Last year it was 64

HIGHS:


351pts in the last 3 Gameweeks (117 average) - 16% of overall points
Finishing back in the top 1%
Best OR since 2015
Highest points finish since 2013
Best season-season OR improvement since 2011

LOWS:

Not maximising chips (TC: +9pts, BB: +11pts, AoA: 4/8 blanking attackers)
Having a top 1% OR only twice in 2017/2018 (GW1 & GW38)
5 consectuve red arrows in the middle of the season (GWs 22-26)
Benching 28 points in GW35 which probably cost me 10-20,000 OR places



SUMMARY


If 15/16 was my FPL equivalent of an annus horribilis (261k) then 16/17 had to be the season in which I immediately bounced back.  Despite starting the season with a bang (21k) it was almost an equally frustrating season as 15/16.  In some ways, similar patterns emerged in the first half of the season.  Green arrows seemed to be light shades, where as those pesky red arrows were extremely dark shades.  Scoring 71+ a paltry three times between August and December was indicative of the malaise. I had to change tact.

January didn't bring around an immediate turnaround in fortunes. It was quite the opposite in fact.  My OR (overall rank) nose dived further from 191k to 370k.  It was at this point that I decided to cut loose and embrace hits. I decided that I had to triple capatain Aguero in DGW27 with his generous fixtures and take a second -8 of the season (x 5 in total, which was unprecedented).  It paid off. A gross score of 101 lifted my morale in DGW27, as well as my rank, up to 198k.  This was improved further with the truncated GW28 as I pushed to 124k.

You would naturally think that I would kick on after rapidly improving my OR.  Frustratingly this wasn't the case as my OR hardly moved in the preceding gameweeks and only improved 15k between GW28-GW34.  It was as if people had settled for template team selections, including me (fearful of crazy differentials) which led to the stagnation of OR. Captain fails (and lots of them) didn't help during this period and through out the season for that matter.

DGW34 was incredibly frustrating.  Negredo's 8pts as a captain punished my team and had it not been de Gea's herculean 17pts my OR would have collapsed.  But GW35 was to change all of that, in which I benched Negredo as he somehow scored 11pts v Man City. I also benched Jakupovic as he racked up 14pts unexpectedly at St Mary's.  All that was left was for my MNF captain fail, Coutinho (2), as he hobbled off injured. I dropped to 147k and a top 1% finish seemed all but over. 43pts benched in DGW34 and GW35 was simply disastrous.

I needed three green arrows to end the season. I needed three big scores.  I needed some luck. DGW36 with Sanchez's 28pts as captain kicked things off marvellously and led to a 70k rise. The wildcard had made an instant impact.  This was just the tonic my team needed. DGW37 built on that with a monster 168pts.  Again, I captain Sanchez.  Had I captained Kane I would have got a few more points but the fact was that I halved my rank again, up to 46k and the door of the top 1% with one gameweek left.

I had to captain Sanchez yet again for the final Gameweek of the season as Arsenal had to score big with his rampant form and their need to finish 4th. Luckily for me, my front 6 delivered big returns and my -4 of purchasing Coutinho also seemed to pay off. 91pts surely meant that I would increase my OR massively? Wrong. Only a 3k rise, but it was just enough to finish back in the top 1%.  The minimum aim had been achieved.  I was back.

I make no excuses for that fact that I play FPL for OR.  It's all about finishing in the top 1%.  Last year knocked me back.  It was strange to think that I achieved my goal and yet I only appeared in the top 1% in GW1 and GW38.  To put that into context.  I have only had a top 1% OR in 2 of the last 76 Gameweeks.  Something that used to be so standard for me has become such a huge challenge.  With millions more 'managers' playing FPL, it's not going to get any easier.  This is compounded by the fact I no longer find FPL fun (not since 26.12.14 - Giroud, et al), but I still find FPL addictive.

I would also like to take this opportunity to say sorry for not blogging as regularly as I used to.  I simply don't have the time. At one point, it was a case of either quitting FPL cold turkey or carrying on but giving up the blogging side (I effectively did the latter). I even thought of taking a sabbatical from FPL for the 17/18 season but I won't now.  Unlikely as it seems impossible, I still think I can win this blasted game, or at the very least beat my all-time highest OR of 110th.

Looking ahead to the summer and 17/18 I need to try and switch off from FPL in order to recharge my FPL batteries.  I'll probably do so around mid-June. I hope you all achieved your FPL objectives for 16/17 and if not, I hope that it doesn't bog you down.  There's more to life than FPL.  This was exemplified by FPL Fly and how he dealt remarkably well with his very own battles in the face of adversity. On that note, I hope you all take it easy and have a footall-free summer.

Chief
 


FPL Statistico Anewpla Analysis:


Actual Points Total Points for the above Gameweeks : 2229 Total Benched Points for the above Gameweeks : 246 Total Weekly Points Averaged Over All Gameweeks : 58.7 Total Base Points for the above Gameweeks (no captain doubling/trebling) : 1962 Average Base Points for the above Gameweeks (no captain doubling/trebling) : 51.6 More OptionsCanvasJS.com Captaincy Total Captain Points : 525 Total Captain Points as % of Overall Score : 23.55% Total Vice-Captain Points : 292 Possible Captain Points if you Always used your Vice-Captain instead : 584 Possible Captain Points if you Always Captained Highest Gameweek Scorer : 1056 Total Actual Captain Points as % of Highest Possible Captain Points : 49.72% Difference Between your Captain Points and Highest Possible : -531 Possible Total Points if you Always Captained Highest Scorer out of (C) and (VC) : 2334 Difference Between your Total Points and the Above Number : -105 Possible Total Points if you Always Captained Highest Scorer : 2490 Transfers Total Transfers : 58 Total Points Hits : 92 Total Auto Subs : 13 Total Auto Subs Points : 24 Total Immediate Points Gained from Transfers : 353 Goal Keepers Total Played Keeper Points : 166 Total Benched Keeper Points : 79 Times Played 'Wrong'(fewer points) Keeper : 7 More OptionsCanvasJS.com Ranking Averages Highest Gameweek Score : 168 Lowest Gameweek Score : 29 Median Gameweek Score : 57 Current Rank : 43184 Highest Gameweek Rank : 9,248 Lowest Gameweek Rank : 3,443,341 Average Gameweek Rank : 1,282,850 Median Gameweek Rank : 1,070,946 Total FPL Users : 4503345 In Top x% of All Users : 0.96% All Players Total Of All Users Average Gameweek Points Averaged Over All Gameweeks : 47.6 All Users Gameweek Average Points Total : 1807 Points Differerence from Total Average : 422 All Highest Points Total : 4823 Points Differerence from Total Highest : -2594 Formations 3-4-3 (22 times - average 55.5 points) 3-5-2 (7 times - average 54.7 points) 4-3-3 (4 times - average 65.5 points) 4-4-2 (2 times - average 81 points) 5-5-3 (1 times - average 168 points) 2-5-3 (1 times - average 64 points) 5-4-1 (1 times - average 62 points) Captains Used Agüero (8 times - 93 points - average 11.6 points) Sánchez (7 times - 162 points - average 23.1 points) Kane (5 times - 70 points - average 14 points) Mané (2 times - 8 points - average 4 points) Lukaku (2 times - 56 points - average 28 points) Ibrahimovic (2 times - 40 points - average 20 points) Hazard (2 times - 10 points - average 5 points) Costa (2 times - 16 points - average 8 points) Walcott (1 times - 6 points - average 6 points) Vardy (1 times - 18 points - average 18 points) Sigurdsson (1 times - 6 points - average 6 points) Negredo (1 times - 8 points - average 8 points) Giroud (1 times - 10 points - average 10 points) Coutinho (1 times - 2 points - average 2 points) Christian Benteke (1 times - 4 points - average 4 points) Alli (1 times - 16 points - average 16 points) Point Difference To Rank 1 : -335 Rank 101 : -225 Rank 501 : -185 Rank 1001 : -165 Rank 5001 : -107 Rank 10001 : -77 Rank 25001 : -31 Rank 50001 : 9 Rank 100001 : 57 Rank 250001 : 133 Rank 500001 : 206 Total Squad Stats Played Goals - 132 Assists - 68 Clean Sheets - 54 Own Goals - 2 Red Cards - 1 Yellow Cards - 61 Benched Goals - 5 Assists - 2 Clean Sheets - 12 Own Goals - 0 Red Cards - 0 Yellow Cards - 13 Clean sheets are for defensive players only, 3 players from the same team would equal 3 cleansheets. Times Active Players Achieved Double Points in a Gameweek : 69 Times Benched Players Achieved Double Points in a Gameweek : 3 Total Goalkeeper Points : 171 Goalkeeper PPG : 4.5 (from 38 goalkeepers used) Total Defender Points : 423 Defender PPG : 3.44 (from 123 defenders used) Total Midfield Points : 853 Midfield PPG : 5.43 (from 157 midfielders used) Total Forward Points : 607 Forward PPG : 5.89 (from 103 forwards used)


GW Played
GW Benched
Points
(played)
Avg Points
(played)
Points
(benched)
Avg Points
(benched)
Points
(base)
Avg Points
(base)
Captained
V-Captained
Goals
Assists
Clean Sheets
Yellows
Red
Bonus Points
Sánchez25029311.7002128.573218105027
Hazard1811075.9001025.42464102014
Lukaku1801357.5001075.92411451016
Kane17118911.1001548.65121593022
Firmino161905.600905.303663209
Nyom148312.2151.9462.100004503
Lovren145433.1153583.100116303
Agüero1411401000895.98112143117
Alonso141936.611946.303418108
Costa131614.700533.821443403
Pickford131433.300433.100002003
Ibrahimovic130104800846.5258561012
Alli130876.700796.110558003
Baines10130366363.300014101
Snodgrass100474.700474.700320107
Valencia92424.700423.800005005
Jakupovic827263.3582.1842.400005007
Grant86384.8111.8493.500004103
Holebas8132400323.600113305
Mawson8124322262.900102101
Antonio80313.900313.900212101
King73618.7196.3808008240012
Francis64223.7102.5323.200013205
Phillips63203.300202.201022101
Evans61172.811182.600002402
Son60457.500457.501512005
Amat52861.2150.5210.600002500
Jones5215300152.100001002
Cech51316.244355.800003102
Rashford5110200101.700002000
Mané50285.600244.820210103
Origi502040020400122002
Sigurdsson50193.800163.210011002
Coleman4112311132.600001202
Brunt41412261.200000100
Payet40143.500143.502012001
Mahrez40133.300133.300101001
McArthur31441.3292.1331.900112401
Walcott33933191.510002000
Capoue3372.372.3142.300003100
Kingsley323194.5122.400001002
Ramírez3151.70051.300001200
Jesus303511.7003511.701332006
Vardy3030100021711212004
Coutinho30196.30018612201002
Stephens30175.700175.700002103
Redmond30134.300134.300100103
Giroud30134.30082.710101000
Zaha3062006201000200
Fuchs3010.30010.300000200
Stanislas2242004100000000
Caballero21115.566175.700002000
Austin2110500103.300101103
Gabbiadini21421151.701002000
de Gea20201000201001002003
Otamendi201050010500001000
Holding2084008400001200
Defoe2042004201000000
Sterling2031.50031.500000100
Diomande1422133.315300102002
Morrison121131.541.300000000
Holgate121131.541.300000000
Negredo11881111157.510111002
Gibson1177118400001001
Valdés1122002100000000
Sané10121200121201102102
De Bruyne10101000101000020002
Fàbregas1088008800020000
Koscielny1055005500001100
Christian Benteke1044002210000000
Deulofeu1022002200000000
Smith0500000000000000
Love0100000000000000


Individual Players UsedTotal Appearances In SquadGKDefMidForwPointsPoints Per Appearance
Burnley0000
Stoke1141493.5
West Ham3223924.2
Watford21511463.1
Crystal Palace32121432
Bournemouth429221164
Spurs337213218.7
Hull24011992.5
West Brom54632942
Swansea45231781.5
Leicester310111444.4
Southampton412112453.8
Sunderland317111472.8
Everton5383111905
Man Utd5391221914.9
Liverpool5491312154.4
Chelsea4491212705.5
Middlesbrough4101111343.4
Man City72711322278.4
Arsenal64312213668.5