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)
Bruno Fernandes vs Brighton
11.85 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 3 matches, 3 goals, 2 assists
He enjoys facing the Seagulls, albeit he’s only faced them three times.
Danny Ings vs Burnley
7.15 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 6 matches, 3 goals, 1 assist
He’s scored in his last three games against former club Burnley.
Jamie Vardy vs Everton
6.64 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 11 matches, 6 goals, 5 assists
Kevin De Bruyne vs Newcastle
6.61 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 2 goals, 5 assists
Mohamed Salah vs Tottenham
6.38 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 9 matches, 5 goals, 2 assists
Roberto Firmino vs Tottenham
6.14 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 10 matches, 5 goals, 2 assists
Firmino has scored in five of his last six matches versus Spurs.
Christian Benteke vs Watford
2.29 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 10 matches, 0 goals, 1 assist
Wilfried Zaha vs Watford
2.90 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 10 matches, 1 goal, 2 assists
Son Heung-min vs Liverpool
4.13 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 10 matches, 2 goals, 1 assist
Raheem Sterling vs Newcastle
5.71 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 15 matches, 5 goals, 3 assists
Callum Wilson vs Man City
5.61 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 5 matches, 1 goal, 2 assists
Raul Jimenez vs Chelsea
5.49 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 4 matches, 2 goals, 0 assists
Harry Kane vs Liverpool
5.10 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 12 matches, 6 goals, 2 assists
Joshua King vs Crystal Palace
4.71 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 3 goals, 0 assists
Sadio Mane vs Tottenham
4.56 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 13 matches, 3 goals, 3 assists
Last season, Mane returned a 15-point haul for his goal and two assists.