The Scout assesses player prices in 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League and their implications.
It will cost Fantasy managers £11.5m to buy Erling Haaland at the start of the season.
Manchester City’s new forward arrives on the back of 49 goals and 13 assists in 52 appearances for Borussia Dortmund in the last two Bundesliga campaigns.
The first wave of our 2022/23 #FPL price list has been revealed! 🙌— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 1, 2022
And the champions’ early schedule indicates Haaland will be a hugely popular pick for opening squads.
Man City are the only side to avoid all of last season’s top six in the first six Gameweeks.
Haaland offers a less expensive route into their attack than playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, who again costs £12.0m.
The Belgian averaged 7.6 points per start last term, a team-leading total.
De Bruyne’s 87 chances created and 31 shots on target were also both more than any other player for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Phil Foden, meanwhile, could provide a strong source of value during that run. The England star has been priced at £8.0m.
In defence, Joao Cancelo will cost £7.0m, a rise of £1.0m from the start of the previous campaign.
Despite that hike, he could still prove a bargain buy due to his many routes to returns.
The Portuguese combined one goal and 11 assists with 19 clean sheets and 27 bonus points in 2021/22.
Indeed, Cancelo was Man City’s top-scoring player in Fantasy last season, his total of 201 points placing fifth in the overall player standings.
Part 1: Saka rises after career-best campaign
Part 3: Brentford offer early value
Part 4: Salah rises in price, Jota now a forward
Part 5: Big drops for Ronaldo and Fernandes
Part 6: Wolves wing-backs can be budget favourites
Part 7: Havertz now a forward, Bowen climbs in cost
Part 8: Guimaraes can be a budget gem
Part 9: Son costs more than Kane, Perisic a defender
Part 10: Vardy drops in cost, Maddison rises