Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves was stellar in the club’s FA Cup third round win over Liverpool on Monday night. Neves scored a sensational goal to give Wolves the win over their rivals. Despite shining in the big match, Neves’ Fantasy Premier League stats have been poor this season.
Can he continue the form he showed against Liverpool or will he revert back to his previous FPL performances?
Can Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Ruben Neves continue the form shown against Liverpool?
Neves goes into gameweek 22 having scored 53 FPL points this season. After tallying 12 points in gameweek 1 against Everton and taking FPL by storm, Neves has managed just one additional goal and assist this term.
The midfielder’s second highest points total came in gameweek 11 in Wolves’ 3-2 home loss to Tottenham. He scored seven points on that occasion.
FPL managers have seen Neves alternate between twos and threes this term and fail to truly kick on from his early season form.
Neves is a bargain at just £4.9 million. At least it is a bargain for the player FPL managers saw on Monday night in the FA Cup.
In gameweek 21, 674,486 FPL managers selected Neves for their teams. His selection numbers have steadily declined since gameweek 2.
Managers interested in selecting Neves for gameweek 22 based on his Liverpool game may think twice. Wolves play Manchester City at the Etihad on Monday night.
Although Wolves drew with Manchester City in their previous encounter, Neves managed just two points in 90 minutes of work.
Wolves have played well against the Premier League’s top teams. In December, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team defeated Chelsea and Tottenham. They have big game wins in them despite struggling against mid-table and lower table sides.
Ruben Neves hasn’t shown he can be consistent in FPL. Although he can pop up with a big performance, such as Monday night’s against Liverpool, Neves is failing to duplicate those games in fantasy football.