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Is Haaland a short-term sell in Fantasy?

By The Scout 6 Mar 2023
Erling Haaland, Man City

The Scout says managers have a big decision to make over Man City star before Blank and Doubles

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The upcoming Double Gameweeks and Blank Gameweek 28 hand managers in Fantasy Premier League one of the most controversial decisions of the season: Should they sell Erling Haaland (£12.2m) in the short term?

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Although the Manchester City forward has a favourable visit to Crystal Palace this weekend, he then faces a BGW28 and has just one fixture in DGW29, at home to Liverpool.

Essentially, Man City are one of only two sides, along with Fulham, to have one match scheduled over Gameweeks 28-29.

By contrast, eight sides will play three fixtures over that same period. Some of the players set to feature three times will be in-form forwards such as Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins (£7.3m), Brentford’s Ivan Toney (£7.7m) and Brennan Johnson (£5.7m) of Nottingham Forest

Time for Toney?

Indeed, Toney’s run of five matches in the next three Gameweeks has made him the most-bought player in his position ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 GMT deadline, earning 118,000+ new owners.

While Haaland remains the top-scoring player in Fantasy on 197 points, he has proven a less reliable source of big returns recently.

The Norwegian has rewarded his 85 per cent ownership with just one double-figure haul in his last six appearances.

Haaland's lack of recent returns
GW Opp Pts
22 TOT (A) 2
23 AVL (H) 5
23 ARS (A) 6
24 NFO (A) 2
25 BOU (A) 10
26 NEW (H) 4

Those backers now face a big decision whether to hold on to Haaland for his single match over Gameweeks 28-29 or seek a short-term replacement with the form and fixtures to score big.

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