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Pukki hat-trick against Newcastle triggers transfer rush

Norwich City 3 Newcastle United 1

Goals: Teemu Pukki (£6.7m) x3| Jonjo Shelvey (£5.0m)

Assists: Todd Cantwell (£4.5m) x2| Sean Longstaff (£5.0m)

Bonus Points: Pukki x3 Cantwell x2 Longstaff x1

Norwich City put a sorry Newcastle United in their place with an emphatic 3-1 win illuminated by a hat-trick from striker Teemu Pukki (£6.7m).

The in-form Finland international, who also found the net in the Canaries’ Gameweek 1 loss at Liverpool, opened the scoring with a sweetly-hit volley in the first half before adding two more goals after the break.

His strike at Anfield had already earned him a sizeable new Fantasy following, with 176,308 transfers-in, and the Pukki train is now steaming ahead on the back of Saturday’s all-action display.

Well over 400,000 new owners have moved early to make him the most popular signing of Gameweek 3, even though Chelsea and Manchester City will be visiting over the next three fixtures.

That surge in ownership has also led to a second price rise in a week, but at £6.7m he still represents great value at the low end of the mid-priced striker market if he can build on his spectacular start to life in the Premier League.

Pukki’s team-mates celebrate his spectacular opening goal

His opener was an instinctive strike after the ball fell to him from a corner, while the two second-half goals showcased his skills as a finisher.

Pukki doubled Norwich’s lead when he cut back inside and fired past the excellent Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) from the edge of the area before he secured the hat-trick with a neat left-footed finish that rounded off a fine team goal.

Both of his strikes after the interval were set up by left-winger Todd Cantwell (£4.5m), who looks set for a run in the team following an injury to Onel Hernández (£5.5m).

The midfielder impressed in the 4-1 loss at Anfield, matching team-mate Emiliano Buendia‘s (£6.0m) output with three chances created, and he topped that list at Carrow Road with five key passes.

In an attack-minded team led by such an in-form striker, Cantwell has the potential to be one of Fantasy Premier League’s major midfield bargains.

Budget midfielder Cantwell looks a great FPL prospect for the 2019/20 season

Buendia, who produced an assist against Liverpool, was also a strong creative force against the Magpies and looks to be another solid route into Norwich’s attacking midfielders for managers with more cash to splash.

There is one major caveat to address when it comes to Pukki and Cantwell, however, as Newcastle were very poor indeed.

Even then, Steve Bruce’s side spurned two great chances to take the lead on Saturday.

Debutant Emil Krafth (£4.5m) blasted over the bar from the edge of the sixyard box before Isaac Hayden (£4.5m) sent over a fine cross from the right that Joelinton (£6.0m) contrived to head wide with the goal at his mercy.

That summed up a wretched day for the 2.4%-owned forward, who was left horribly isolated as the lone frontman and ended up having fewer goal attempts (two) than wing-back Matt Ritchie (£5.5m).

Injury was then added to insult when the Brazilian had to be substituted with a hip issue following a heavy tackle from Norwich skipper Grant Hanley (£4.0m).

Joelinton had to come off with an injury against Norwich

Bruce confirmed the injury post-match.

“We don’t know (how serious it is) until he has scans or X-rays. He’s very sore in the dressing room at the moment. We’re a bit light in that department with the injuries we’ve picked up in that department. We just have to see, hopefully, it’s not too bad.” – Steve Bruce

Joelinton is now an early doubt for Gameweek 3’s trip to Tottenham, further reducing the attacking appeal of a side that has mustered just five shots on target from their first two matches of the season.

Any hopes that Miguel Almiron (£6.0m) might offer some out of position joy operating as a foil to the forward in a 3-5-2 formation were dashed by an ineffective display from the Paraguayan midfielder.

Jonjo Shelvey (£5.0m) at least managed a consolation goal for the Magpies deep into time added on at the end of the game, a strike set up by substitute Sean Longstaff (£5.0m).

But the main Fantasy impact of that was the denial of clean sheet returns for the few managers with Norwich defenders in their sides.

Bruce was understandably downbeat following his team’s capitulation.

“We didn’t do enough with it or without it (the ball). We had a couple of wonderful chances that might have given us a spark. But you have to take one of those chances. At this level, two blatant chances, one might have given us a lift. But make no mistake. It won’t mask over it. We didn’t do enough.” – Steve Bruce

He also shed light on the omission of Longstaff from the starting XI.

“I am trying to protect the lad. He has had a wonderful rise, we have to protect him as he had a serious injury.” – Steve Bruce

Bruce’s response to the defeat was to haul his players in for Sunday training, but it’s going to take a whole heap of hard work to arrest Newcastle’s slide, particularly with a fixture list that includes trips to Spurs and Liverpool over the next three Gameweeks.

As for Norwich, head coach Daniel Farke was quick to praise Pukki.

“It was a great performance from Teemu. Not only his goals but his workload and how he is able to link the play.” – Daniel Farke

He also provided an update on Jamal Lewis (£4.5m) who had to be replaced by Sam Byram (£4.5m) in stoppage time.

“(Jamal Lewis) over-stretched. Got a touch a cramp. So no risks. He is fine.” – Daniel Farke

Norwich manager Farke referenced the home support as a factor behind the big win

Farke also highlighted home advantage as a major factor in the result.

“First home game in the Premier League. First at Carrow Road after a terrific last season. To be there with such a great result, Carrow Road was rocking, buzzing. A special afternoon.” – Daniel Farke

With five goals conceded in just two matches, albeit one of those a tricky trip to Anfield, defensive returns from Norwich players are likely to remain patchy at best.

But Farke is committed to attacking football and the goal threat of Pukki is there for all to see, especially at home, where form could well trump fixtures – even with the likes of Man City to come in the near future.

Cantwell and Buendia can also flourish as his providers, making Norwich assets some of the most attractively priced in FPL right now.

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Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis (Byram 90′), Godfrey, Hanley, Aarons; Leitner, Trybull (Tettey 87′); Cantwell, Stiepermann (Vrancic 84′), Buendía; Pukki.

Newcastle United XI (3-5-2): Dúbravka; Dummett, Lascelles, Schär; Ritchie, Ki (S Longstaff 74′), Shelvey, Hayden, Krafth; Joelinton (Muto 67′), Almirón.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

850 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FOO FIGHTER
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Fix Kean to Pukki.

  2. Gorbitz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Any news on the FFS H2H ?

    1. Rostah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Check the community section, article from last week regarding it

      1. Gorbitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks, I know. I was looking for an update on how we can see our level/division, our fixtures etc.

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I have visions of some poor sod sat in his basement trying to sort out 6000 teams into divisions for 21 hours a day for the last 2 weeks.

          1. Gorbitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Some task.
            Still, these high expectations have been created...

        2. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Don't think that you can yet. Still waiting to find out what league I am in and how I've gone on in the 2 games so far. Really looking forward to this competition.

        3. Rostah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Well then just keep an eye on the community section. Whenever the team behind it have more to share it'll be shared there. Looking forward to getting more info as well but can appreciate that there's a lot of work to be done, especially at the very start of it all.

          If any of the team working on it see these comments and need volunteers to help out with keeping track of a few of the leagues or something I'd be happy to help as I'm sure others would be too

          1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            I would love to help as well Rostah but I'm 66 yrs old next and not as tec savvy as the rest on here. I still do my planning with pen and paper (not quill and vellum). I was just making the point that it should be an exciting prospect.

            1. Rostah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              My comment was a reply to Gorbitz not yourself, and if any of my comment sounded like I was having a go at him then that's just the tone of voice not being there with text and not intentional at all. Totally agree that it's very exciting and a nice addition to the game. Wouldn't be surprised to see a system like this get rolled into the official game down the road!

          2. Gorbitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Absolutely. Im totally with you.
            Fantastic work.

  3. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Bottomed:

    Ryan
    Robertson, van Dijk, Digne*
    Salah, Sterling, De Bruyne, Perez, Ceballos
    Pukki, Jota

    Button; Lundstram, Greenwood, Rico.

    Already on -4. If Digne is ruled out:

    A) Play Lundstram (LEI)
    B) Digne -> Wan-Bissaka for another hit
    C) Wildcard (would allow me to get rid of Perez, Rico and double Pool defence)

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Don't sell Digne unless its a serious injury

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah he looks like a good long term option.

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Depends who long he's out for.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Lundstram in for Digne.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Probably the sensible move.

  4. GXNG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Pukki is going to punish us ‘patient’ players isn’t he

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Hope so, got him in, last season my biggest mistake was being 'patient'.

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I guess he already did that. Newcastle are whipping boys of the season and will be relegated.

      1. Zlatanzo
        3 months, 3 days ago

        The team that Arsenal only put 1 goal past due to a defensive error? They aren't that bad at home, abysmal away though

    4. Foogle
      3 months, 3 days ago

      The extra squad value obtained from having him in will have negated the risk of him blanking to be fair. With him set to go up in price again tonight I might take the plunge.

  5. FOO FIGHTER
    3 months, 3 days ago

    If Digne is out huge blow to their owners but Coleman can fix that issue.

    1. Iggy pop
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      its not a bad injury, myt only be 1 week. I wont be wasting a transfer for a 1 week injury

  6. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I now own Salah Sterling De Bruyne and Kane.
    Four premiums.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 3 days ago

      What does your defence look like?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Not great.
        Lun Kelly vvd Montoya Diop.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Risky, very very risky but easy to fix since you own 4 premiums.

          Who is your Gk though?

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No Pukki tho', will outscore them all...

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Not yet.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      ceballos and mount in midfield?

    4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      What did it cost you?

      Hits
      A viable defence
      Wc
      ?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Two frees. Went Robbo and Perez to Kelly and De Bruyne . Had the other 3.
        Mac Ginn fourth mid.

    5. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      And you don’t even have Mane (instead of Salah) or Son (instead of Kane).

      Geez, I can only manage two premiums.....Salah & Sterling.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Salah could become mane to upgrade Murray to the pukki monster next week or so.

  7. There's Always One!
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Who is the better fpl player?

    Mane or Salah

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Mane when on form, Salah set and forget.

    2. Shuko
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      At the moment, I'd say Mane.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      same debate same time last season and salah came top

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 3 days ago

        On value?

        He’s been given a discount this season and is still equal value. It’s how you spend the extra mill that counts - those going KdB Mane may be into something

        (Going here off community article which had Mo as the only 10 plus premium not un top ten for position on value - think he came in equal to Mane)

    4. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I think Mane but have Salah at the mo

    5. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Think it's tight but I think in the end Salah will justify his higher price.

    6. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Depends how often Milner plays in my opinion. Salah getting a few penalties might sway it.

      Mane is the better player irl though.

  8. ZakyJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    0ITB 2FT

    Heaton / Button
    KWP / Zinch / VVD / Montoya (Rico)
    Perez / KdB / Salah (Dendo / Drinkwater)
    Jota / Kane / Auba

    What to do, may as well use one transfer!?

  9. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Does haller go straight back into wham if he’s fit? They have three great matches and looking to move on wilson (i know he’s done okay but I don’t fancy his next three). Thanks.

    1. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 3 days ago

      If he's fit he will slot straight back in. I wanted to bring him in but need funds for KDB

  10. Feanor
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I did Fraser to Maddison last night. He looked very good against Chelsea.

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Can’t argue with you there, looked great! Jealous as a tielemans owner.

    2. La Vida Latte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yes, Maddisson is class.

  11. dg
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Perez at 63% of the way to a price drop. Reckon he'll survive a drop this week?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Hope so.

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Looked awful but people are using transfers to get rid of bournemouth, and get in pukki; you might luck out and hold price.

    3. Sune
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Unlikely I'd say.

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No he'll drop imo

  12. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    If you pronounce it correctly Pukki rhymes with Lucky, and there is your answer.

    #jammybarstewardowners

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Correct 😉 And a good player does create his luck 🙂

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        That Username 😮 😆

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          And with that Grav 😛

  13. lekalatch
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Fill in the gaps on my WC please:

    The base is:
    ***** 4.0
    Digne WanBissaka ****** ****** Lundstram
    Mane Sterling KDB ****** ******
    Pukki ****** Greenwood

    Examples:
    A)
    Ederson
    VanDijk Diop
    Trossard (Cantwell)
    Rashford
    0.3itb - 442

    B)
    Adrian
    Laporte Diop
    Son Lanzini
    (Martinelli)
    0.4itb - 451

    C)
    Adrian
    5.9 Diop
    Trossard (Cantwell)
    Kane
    0.0itb - 442

    Other suggestions? Kane or Son?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

  14. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Perez/Auba/Ake>>KDB/Pukki/Zinch +0.8 done

    Ryan
    VVD/Zinchen/KWP/Montoya
    Salah/Sterling/KDB/Dendoncker
    Kane/Pukki

    Button/Greenwood/Rico/Hayden

    Everything look good? Contemplated my WC for a second then snapped back to reality...

  15. Kevin de Blanke
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Is Walker nailed at City ?

    I have to get a nailed defender as my bench is in shambles atm

    Thanks in advance

    1. lekalatch
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I'm in the same situation... feels like Walker is pretty nailed? Can't find anyone else that is as nailed except Laporte...

      1. Kevin de Blanke
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Hmm, yes Laporte is nailed but 0.5 extra put me off

        Walker 0.5 less AND possible attacking returns look good on paper

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Pereira from Leicester is nailed.

      1. Zlatanzo
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Leicester is a mess defensively

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Pereira can still have attacking returns.

        2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Hardly. One goal conceded against an attacking Chelsea doesn't constitute a mess.

  16. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Had a big discussion last week on whether you prefer A - who blanks 3/4 times but scores 3 goals in one week or player B - who scores 3/4 weeks .

    For eg - kane scored 2 against villa, whereas Aubameyang scored 2 goals in 2 gameweeks .

    Question is, do people still prefer player A over B?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      The gamblers will prefer A, the dullards B.

    4. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      B, consistency over explosivness

  17. dg
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Sat here with solid start to the season, scores of 82 and 51, yet 6 of my players might drop this week! Madness.

  18. Dribbles
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Haller, West Ham, worth a punt as a differential?

    1. dg
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      As a west ham fan, not yet. Give it a few more weeks.

      1. Dribbles
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Appreciate that nice1 mate

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Rather a wait and see. I had him GW 1, something told me to transfer him and my instincts proved correct as just after I sold him, news was that he was out injured.

      1. Dribbles
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers mate appreciated

  19. New Post
  20. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Is anybody closer to making a decision about Chelsea offensive assets? Their fixtures are great but I am still not convinced about who will start.

    1. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Nobody is sure, bringing in a Chelsea asset is high risk high reward at this stage

    2. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      If they start keeping some clean sheets, Emerson might become a staple

  21. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Robbo + Perez + King + Wesley > Pieters/Dunk + Mount + Rashford + Pukki for (-8) ?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      blooming heck... no

  22. SUPER MOKH
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    How Robinson's injury? Is he still worth keeping now?

  23. Cholito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Ryan
    Digne, Zinchenko, VVD
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Perez, Trossard
    Deeney, Wilson

    Button-Lundstram-Greenwood-Kelly

    0.0 ITB, 2 FT

    Am i mad to thinking about Salah+Wilson -> Kane+Son??

  24. finnish92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Robertson, Trossard, Perez --> Evans, KDB, Cantwell (-4pts)?

    --> Then my team with 0.4 ITB:

    Heaton (Pope)
    VVD, Evans, Montoya, Zinchenko, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell (Dendoncker)
    Kane (c), (King, Greenwood)

    Thoughts?

  25. @fpl_price
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Predicted Risers:
    Pukki
    Pickford
    Lundstram
    Streling

    Predicted Fallers:
    Gundogan
    Lovren
    Kean
    Delph
    Gray

    Follow us on twitter:
    @fpl_price

  26. zamorac69
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Ryan

    TAA VVD Zinchenko Mina
    Salah Sterling Siggy Barkley
    Wilson Jimenez

    Button Landstram Dendoncker Greenwood

    2 ft, none money itb. Please any andvice what to do?

  27. Vj_04
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Who has the best fixtures for gw 6??