– High Expectations – VG

- High Expectations - VG
SUPER LEADER: Erling Braut Haaland will likely tempt many Fantasy Premier League players this season.

Fantasy Premier League 2022/23 will be launched soon. On Friday, the first player awards drop was revealed, including the Erling Braut Haaland Award (21).


Manchester City had to pay more than 600 million kroner to secure Erling Braut Haaland, but in the Fantasy Premier League you can get it at a much cheaper price.

The popular manager game engages millions of people around the world every season, and today the game’s creators revealed the Haaland Prize for the upcoming season.

For 11.5 million, a player from the Norwegian national team can occupy one of the first positions in your team.

My immediate thinking is that it is a very affordable price. We serve up there, says Franco Roche, who makes up a third of the Fantasyrådet podcast.

In comparison, City’s top scorer last season, Kevin De Bruyne, was priced at 12 million.

Prices are a bit boring in City, as they were previously with Mane and Salah in Liverpool, where you end up with Haaland or De Bruyne. For me, Haaland is important.

– People expected it would cost more, but I’m not surprised by the price. This is often the case with players brought to England, who are not established in the Premier League. It’s not unusual for players from abroad to be praised in their first season, says Roach.

Each player has a budget of 100 million to form a team of 15 players, so Haaland will eat a large part of the club’s coffers for whoever he chooses.

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Roche predicts that in a game where you are rewarded for the performance of players on the field in real life, it can be quickly worth it.

I expect him to be in the fight for the top scorer title. In fact, he might be the favourite, if he gets the same amount of confidence that Aguero had when he was injury-free. There are high expectations from heaven for Haaland. City also haven’t had a regular penalty shooter for a while, which is a magnet for Fantasy players.

A number of other player awards, from teams such as Arsenal and Brentford, were also announced on Friday. Here are some selected players:

  • Martin Odegaard 6.5 million
  • Bukayo Saka 8 million
  • Gabriel Martinelli 6 million
  • Emile Smith Rowe 6 million
  • Evan Toni, 7 million

VG+ Sport is showing Manchester City’s first game of the summer, against Club America in Houston on the night of July 21. Haaland’s first match may be in light blue:

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