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)
Sadio Mane vs Aston Villa
11.01 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 7 matches, 6 goals, 2 assists
Last two starts (in 2019/20) brought 11 and 12 points. He scored Premier League’s fastest ever hat-trick at home to Villa whilst at Southampton.
Gabriel Jesus vs Wolves
10.27 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 5 matches, 5 goals, 0 assists
Has two 13-point hauls amongst the last three seasons’ home meetings.
Chris Wood vs West Ham
9.09 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 7 goals, 1 assist
Scored in the last four home matches against West Ham.
Kevin De Bruyne vs Wolves
7.88 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 4 matches, 1 goal, 3 assists
Mohamed Salah vs Aston Villa
7.54 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 4 matches, 3 goals, 1 assist
Three goals and 20 points came from last season.
Raul Jimenez vs Man City
6.67 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 5 matches, 2 goals, 3 assists
Michail Antonio vs Burnley
6.10 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 4 goals, 1 assist
13 and nine points last season, from a total of three goals.
Diogo Jota vs Aston Villa
1.68 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 4 matches, 0 goals, 0 assists
Wilfried Zaha vs Everton
3.15 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 11 matches, 1 goal, 1 assist
Son Heung-min vs Brighton
3.87 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 7 matches, 1 goal, 1 assist
Harry Kane vs Brighton
5.90 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 6 matches, 4 goals, 0 assists
Jamie Vardy vs Newcastle
5.68 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 11 matches, 5 goals, 3 assists
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vs Southampton
5.26 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 6 matches, 2 goals, 1 assist
Callum Wilson vs Leicester
5.05 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 9 matches, 4 goals, 2 assists
Back in May, Wilson delivered 13 points from this trip to Leicester thanks to two goals and three bonus points.