The Norwegian was at the centre of an emphatic 6-0 win at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, which maintained our unbeaten start to the season.
Haaland grabbed a first half hat-trick against Forst, his second in successive matches, with a Julian Alvarez brace and Joao Cancelo thunderbolt adding further gloss to the scoreline after the break.
The 21-year-old has now found the net nine times in his first five matches, a Premier League record for goals across the month of August.
In total, our new No.9 picked up an astonishing 17 points in Gameweek Five, having also claimed the maximum three-point bonus.
He earned the same tally following his treble against Crystal Palace and, with 58 points already to his name, he is the highest scoring player in FPL so far this season.
At time of writing, he is owned by over 74% of managers, making him the second-most popular selection in the game.
This is the Norwegian’s third inclusion in the team of the week already having also featured in that victory over the Eagles, as well as on the opening day against West Ham when he grabbed a brace at the London Stadium.
He’s joined by teammates Alvarez and Cancelo, who each picked up 12 points apiece, and John Stones, who finished our clash with Forest on 10 points.
Congratulations to Erling on being named the FPL King of the Gameweek!