This looks at the next opponent of Fantasy Premier League’s (FPL) top players, assessing whether they have a good or bad record against them. Of course, it’s just for fun and doesn’t take into account factors such as the player moving clubs. A lot can change in the years since Striker A scored a hat-trick against Team B. However, if a player enjoys playing at a certain ground against a particular centre back, that could be useful information for the FPL community.
(NB. Premier League matches only. Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t included because his 2003-09 appearances were too long ago to be relevant)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vs Newcastle
9.48 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 7 matches, 5 goals, 4 assists
Last season’s meetings brought 15 and 12 points.
Mohamed Salah vs Southampton
9.11 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 7 goals, 2 assists
Salah has two 16-point hauls from his last four home meetings with the Saints.
Raheem Sterling vs West Ham
8.45 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 15 matches, 8 goals, 7 assists
Fresh from his goal against Everton, Sterling faces a side he has six double-digit returns against. This includes an opening day hat-trick from 2019/10.
Son Heung-min vs Burnley
8.12 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 9 matches, 3 goals, 3 assists
His last three matches against Burnley have brought in 11, 11 and 12 points.
Gabriel Jesus vs West Ham
7.90 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 7 matches, 3 goals, 3 assists
Harry Kane vs Burnley
7.16 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 10 matches, 8 goals, 3 assists
Wilfried Zaha vs Aston Villa
2.90 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 10 matches, 1 goal, 0 assists
Zaha’s only goal against Villa was in last season’s equivalent home meeting.
Michail Antonio vs Man City
4.11 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 11 matches, 3 goals, 1 assist
Kevin De Bruyne vs West Ham
6.69 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 11 matches, 3 goals, 5 assists
Danny Ings vs Crystal Palace
6.60 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 5 goals, 0 assists
Chris Wood vs Tottenham
6.52 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 3 goals, 0 assists
Jamie Vardy vs Watford
5.99 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 10 matches, 5 goals, 3 assists
At home to Watford, Vardy has four goals, 2 assists and 39 points from five appearances.
Sadio Mane vs Southampton
4.99 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 2 goals, 1 assist
Facing his former club
Callum Wilson vs Arsenal
4.29 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 3 goals, 1 assist