Trippier makes noticeable Haaland decision in FPL before Man City vs Newcastle

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    Kieran Trippier has boldly taken Erling Haaland out of his Fantasy Football team ahead of Newcastle's clash with Manchester City tonight.

    The defender is seemingly backing him and his team-mates to keep Haaland, who has been selected by roughly 90% of all Fantasy Football teams this season, quiet at the Etihad, even though the Norwegian goal machine has netted a staggering 52 goals in 54 games since coming to England.

    Trippier isn't alone, in fact five other Toon stars have removed Haaland from their teams including Harvey Barnes, Anthony Gordon, Fabian Schar, Matt Targett and Sean Longstaff.

    In all likelihood, the motivation behind such a brainless (in Fantasy Football terms at least) move is self-preservation rather than bravado, particularly after several Burnley players took flack for having Haaland in their teams when the Clarets took on City at Turf Moor last weekend.

    READ MORE: Trio of Burnley stars captained Erling Haaland in FPL despite playing vs Man City

    "Surely convinced that this was discussed at the team meeting," one fan tweeted.

    "Newcastle players making a big statement by leaving Haaland out, though it's probably a pre-meditated move isn't it," noted another.

    Haaland smashed the first two of what's almost certain to be another massive Premier League goal haul during City's 3-0 win over Burnley on the opening day last week.

    Will Newcastle's players regret taking Haaland out of their teams? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

    The 23-year-old scored a whopping 36 goals in 35 league matches last season, one of which came during City's entertaining 3-3 draw with Newcastle in August last year.

    Haaland failed to get on the scoresheet when the two teams met again in March, but he did get into an ugly skirmish with Dan Burn after taking issue with the Magpies defender's rough challenge on Jack Grealish.

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