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4,445 FPL managers have already taken Erling Haaland out of their team

4,445 FPL managers have already taken Erling Haaland out of their team

Haaland has recorded 102 points this season.

4,445 Fantasy Premier League managers have removed Manchester City striker Erling Haaland from their team for two key reasons.

The 22-year-old continued his sensational start to life in English football with a goal in Saturday's 4-0 victory over Southampton.

Haaland's scored 15 Premier League goals this season, meaning he's eight away from last year's Golden Boot tally.

He's one of the most valuable assets on FPL, being owned by 84.3 per cent of players with a 102 point haul already.

The Norway international's hot streak could be coming to an end, however, and some fans are already parting ways with him.

Haaland is the most-owned player in Fantasy Premier League history. (Image

City face Liverpool on Sunday, not the toughest fixture given their form this term. Jurgen Klopp's side are currently 10th in the table with two wins and look mentally drained.

What's made the decision easier for most is City's blank Gameweek. Pep Guardiola's men were set to take on Arsenal in a huge top-of-the-table clash a week on Wednesday. However, the game has been postponed so Arsenal can face PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League.

It means City won't be in action during Gameweek 12 and Haaland won't be earning you any points. Transferring him out could prove to be the best option.

Haaland in action during Saturday's 4-0 win against Southampton. (

City defender Nathan Ake discussed how it feels to defend against Haaland on Monday, confirming he is indeed human.

"It’s a good challenge, now training is a little bit less intense because there are so many matches. It’s always a good test, he’s strong, he’s fast, he can come in two feet and also run in behind, and it’s difficult to mark him," Ake said per the Manchester Evening News.

"For us it’s good as defenders to see the way he plays and when we have the ball how he wants to get the ball, but also in training against him as well to make sure you do well.

Haaland in Manchester City training. (Image

"He’s always in the right position. He’s got so many different attributes, sometimes a player is strong and maybe not so fast, but he’s got everything."

City return to action in the Champions League against Copenhagen on Tuesday night.

They sit top of Group G having won all three games so far.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & FPL

Topics: Erling Haaland, Manchester City, Premier League, Fantasy Premier League