Looking at the next FPL opponent of various players to assess whether their record is good or bad against them.
Player vs FPL opponent
Here is the data on how attacking FPL assets usually fare against their next opponents. Clearly 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 is useful information.
Despite this, Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t included because his 2003-09 appearances were too long ago to be relevant.
Points of interest
Man United’s Bruno Fernandes has never blanked against Everton, from four outings. In fact, his two trips to Goodison Park have accumulated a total of 27 FPL points.
Jack Grealish‘s impressive points-per-90 against Liverpool is skewed by his 24-point haul from Aston Villa’s 7-2 win last season. Two goals and three assists.
Almost a year ago, last April, Chris Wood scored a hat-trick against Wolves as Burnley won 4-0 at Molineux. Now at Newcastle, the New Zealand forward will be hoping for a similar return before the Magpies have a Double Gameweek 33.
Meanwhile, FPL managers may not be put off captaining Mohamed Salah at Man City if they know his recent record. 29 points from his last three against Pep Guardiola’s side.
Against Tottenham, Danny Ings has scored in four of his last five appearances. He missed out on facing Wolves last Saturday because he had become a father the night before.
Generally poor when facing former club Liverpool, Raheem Sterling managed to bag a goal and two assists from the 4-0 win of 2019/20.