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FBL Thinker is a regular player of Fantasy Bundesliga, finishing fourth in the game in 2021/22. As a result he has watched a lot of Haaland in the last few seasons. He shares his thoughts on Haaland and what his involvement at Man City might mean for FPL managers.

Haaland made a spectacular start to the season with a brace and three assists against Europa League Winners  Frankfurt. Following a run of braces in successive matches, he got sidelined with muscular injury. This injury plagued him throughout the season . He wasn’t able to complete a run of 10 matches back-to-back.

However, whenever he played he created an impact and lead Dortmund to victory from the jaws of defeat. He finished on 22 goals for the season. Only Lewandowski scored more, but Haaland played less games than the Polish striker.

Haaland Style of Play 

Haaland’s game is built on his two greatest strengths: movement and finishing. These help him to be a top class goal scorer.  His off the ball work is phenomenal and he is also heavily involved in Dortmund’s build up play. Holding the ball and setting up runners from midfield with accurate passes.

His trademark position is parking himself between two opposition defenders and being on their shoulder. This allows him to run into the box by making a blindside run into the channel, usually on the left.  He happily comes deep to collect the ball to help his team build play. Harland often looks to spread the ball wide for a teammate, before turning and sprinting towards goal 

How Haaland will fit into City

City generally line up in a 4-3-3 formation. They normally have a back four of Walker (RB) Dias (RCB)  Laporte (LCB)  Cancelo (LB). Alongside a three man midfield of Rodri (CDM) Bernardo (CM/CAM)  KDB (CM/CAM). In addition a front three of Foden (LW) Jesus (CF) and Mahrez (RW). Haaland will  come into the team as…

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