Thousands of FPL players left fuming as Erling Haaland misses Man City match
Fantasy Premier League players are rueing the fact that Pep Guardiol a opted to leave Erling Haaland out of the squad for Manchester City's match with Leicester City.
The Citizens have travelled down to the Midlands to face off against the Foxes – but their top-scorer, Haaland, has been left out, following on from his second-half substitution in their 0-0 draw with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League mid-week.
Guardiola explained ahead of the game that he is still recovering from a ligament injury: “Yeah, he has recovered from the fever, from the tiredness, but not from the ligament.”
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But FPL players are fuming that their man is out of action for this week.
One wrote: “No Haaland in the City team? A loss for FPL. John Stones in the City team? A win for handsome people. Swings and roundabouts.”
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Another said: “FPL twitter ‘Haaland has ruined FPL. Would be great if he was out for a bit.’
“Haaland could be out for a bit.
“FPL twitter ‘OMG. What the f**k do I do?! How are we supposed to play without Haaland?! Do I captain Iwobi now?!’”
A third tweeted: “Did everyone else also risk Haaland as Captain in FPL? Brother done us all dirty this week.”
A last one said: “Erling Haaland not playing today & he’s my FPL captain, thanks a lot Pep, THANKS A LOT.”
After the draw in Germany, Guardiola was asked why he brought him off. The Spaniard said: “Three things: I saw him so tired. The second one he had a bit of a fever. The third, he had a knock in his feet. That is why he wasn’t able to play in the second half.”
Haaland has started every Premier League game this season until this weekend – putting away an incredible 17 goals in 11 matches. In Europe, he has netted five times in his four appearances.
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