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Will Erling Haaland Break the FPL Points Record?

Erling Haaland is halfway through what could be the best individual FPL season of all time.

He has played 19 games and already scored 25 Premier League goals with three assists thrown in for good measure.

Having an xG of 16.90 from half a season is ridiculous and to be outperforming that is better still.

He is also hunting more records as he has netted 4 hat-tricks in the league. The record over a whole season is 5.

85% of managers have currently got Haaland in their FPL team as it is too big a risk to leave him out.

Among goal scoring and hat-trick records, Haaland is potentially in line to become the highest-scoring FPL player ever (across a season).

Haaland Stats GW1 to GW21
Haaland’s FPL stats between GW1 and GW22

Expected Points by End of the Season

Haaland has racked up 169 points and if he continued at the same rate he’d score an incredible 321 points!

This is based on the number of fixtures Man City have left to play in the Premier League.

Mohamed Salah is currently the all-time FPL points scorer for one single season with 303 points. He achieved this in the 2017/18 campaign.

With Salah being in brilliant form that year and being available throughout the season, it will take a huge effort from Haaland to beat this total.

Haaland, and Man City, still have a busy schedule to navigate, too.

Haaland Injuries and Expected Minutes

There are a few factors that could get in the way of the 22-year-old.

Haaland has suffered injuries in his years at Borussia Dortmund and has so far avoided any sort of lay-off in his time in England.

The intense fixture schedule coming up in the next few months will only increase the chances of injury due to a higher workload.

All it takes is a hamstring injury or a knock to the ankle and Haaland is really up against it to break the record.

Pep Guardiola and his unpredictable team selections could limit Haaland’s minutes and therefore make the record even harder to achieve.

Man City have Champions League games coming up in February. Consequently, there is potential for Haaland to be rotated and rested in certain league games.

It is fair to say Haaland is unlikely to play as many minutes in the second half of the season compared to the first.

While he is on course for the record, given the likelihood of reduced minutes and/or some form of injury, it’s more likely that he’ll fall short of the record than reach it.

Kane and Trippier FPL Points

With all the attention on Haaland, two other players could be going under the radar.

Harry Kane has scored 16 goals in 21 matches which in any other season would put him at the top of the scoring charts.

Chipping in with 9 assists means Kane sits only 3 goal contributions behind the Man City forward.

Kane is only 29 points behind Haaland in FPL which seems a lot but that gap can be cut down in no time.

If Haaland is in the hunt to break Salah’s record, it would be unfair to rule Kane out completely.

However, Kane is projected to finish the season with 253 points, meaning he would comfortably fall short.

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Another England international in the midst of a brilliant season is Kieran Trippier. The Newcastle man is currently on 141 points for the season.

Newcastle look formidable in defence and it appears the clean sheet points could keep rolling in for Trippier and co.

The 32-year-old may struggle to break the all-time record for FPL points but he’s well on his way to setting a new record for a defender.

The highest-scoring defender in FPL history is Andy Robertson with 213 points.

If Trippier carries on scoring FPL points at his current rate, he’d finish the season with a massive 268 points!

With Newcastle having a more lenient fixture schedule, Trippier will remain a certain starter.

Some more free-kicks and assists would really help out the Newcastle defender in his pursuit of Robertson’s record.