Player VS: Salah and Vardy aim to repeat their hat-tricks of last season

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)


Mohamed Salah's performance against Leeds United was his best for Liverpool  and the stats prove it - Liverpool Echo

THE GOOD

Mohamed Salah vs Leeds (H)

13.11 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 3 matches, 4 goals, 2 assists

Scored a hat-trick in last season’s meeting at Anfield, during an opening day 4-3 win.

Bruno Fernandes vs Newcastle (a)

10.57 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 3 matches, 3 goals, 2 assists

Goals against the Magpies on each occasion, with assists in two of them.

Marcus Rashford vs Newcastle (a)

8.50 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 7 matches, 4 goals, 5 assists

Last season saw hauls of 15 and 12 points.

Romelu Lukaku vs Aston Villa (a)

7.49 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 9 matches, 8 goals, 1 assist

The Belgian has scored in six consecutive meetings against Villa, including twice this season in Gameweek 4.

Gabriel Jesus vs Leicester (H)

7.45 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 7 matches, 5 goals, 0 assists

Son Heung-min vs Crystal Palace (H)

7.24 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 11 matches, 5 goals, 2 assists


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THE BAD

Callum Wilson vs Man United (H)

2.82 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 1 goal, 0 assists

Raul Jimenez vs Watford (H)

2.90 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 5 matches, 1 goal, 0 assists

Christian Benteke vs Tottenham (a)

3.23 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 12 matches, 2 goals, 0 assists

Wilfried Zaha vs Tottenham (a)

3.48 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 13 matches, 1 goal, 3 assists

Zaha’s only goal against Spurs came in Gameweek 4, alongside an assist to return 12 points.


Leicester City's Jamie Vardy eclipses Lionel Messi record against Manchester  City | Metro News

THE AVERAGE

Joshua King vs Wolves (a)

5.82 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 9 matches, 5 goals, 0 assists

Harry Kane vs Crystal Palace (H)

5.74 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 15 matches, 7 goals, 6 assists

Last season’s equivalent meeting brought two goals, two assists and 19 points for Kane owners.

Jamie Vardy vs Man City (a)

5.06 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 15 matches, 8 goals, 1 assist

Away to Man City last season, Leicester pulled off a surprise 5-2 win thanks to Vardy’s hat-trick.

Michail Antonio vs Southampton (H)

4.84 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 13 matches, 2 goals, 4 assists

Sent off in this season’s earlier meeting.

Raheem Sterling vs Leicester (H)

4.02 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 14 matches, 1 goal, 4 assists

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