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)
Son Heung-min vs Southampton
11.20 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 11 matches, 9 goals, 3 assists
34 points from last season’s two games, including the amazing haul of 24 in Gameweek 2, where he netted four times.
Harry Kane vs Southampton
8.76 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 12 matches, 10 goals, 6 assists
Kane also hauled in that game St Mary’s, assisting four times for 21 points. His last seven against Southampton have brought eight goals and five assists.
Diogo Jota vs Leicester
7.92 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 5 matches, 4 goals, 0 assists
Scored a hat-trick for Wolves in 2018/19.
Joshua King vs West Ham
7.68 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 9 matches, 5 goals, 2 assists
Scored a hat-trick for Bournemouth in 2016/17.
Callum Wilson vs Everton
7.36 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 6 goals, 3 assists
Wilson has netted a brace in three of his last four vs Everton, including both times last season.
Michail Antonio vs Watford
6.95 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 3 goals, 7 assists
Three assists in one away trip from 2018/19.
Neal Maupay vs Chelsea
1.64 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 4 matches, 0 goals, 0 assists
Sadio Mane vs Leicester
5.80 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 13 matches, 4 goals, 4 assists
Only one attacking return was whilst playing away at Leicester.
Mohamed Salah vs Leicester
5.73 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 7 matches, 4 goals, 0 assists
Roberto Firmino vs Leicester
5.70 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 12 matches, 6 goals, 2 assists
Dominic Calvert-Lewin vs Newcastle
5.56 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 8 matches, 5 goals, 0 assists
Jamie Vardy vs Liverpool
5.41 POINTS-PER-90-MINS: 13 matches, 8 goals, 1 assists
Although his goal in February was his first in five meetings against Liverpool