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How good are Pukki’s upcoming fixtures after hat-trick heroics?

Teemu Pukki (£6.8m) has already taken FPL by storm, scoring four goals in his first two Premier League matches.

Fantasy managers are flocking to sign the Norwich forward, with a third price rise of the season occurring overnight.

The hat-trick scored against Newcastle in Gameweek 2 sent the demand for Pukki into overdrive, but his new owners were clearly also impressed with his ability to score even at Anfield in Gameweek 1.

However, there are still some who are a little concerned about Norwich’s upcoming fixtures.

So we’ve analysed the numbers recorded so far this season to test whether or not Pukki is a sensible signing for Gameweek 3.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Look at the lowest rated comment on this article - is it written by the hero we all need right now? 😉

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49358137

    1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      "As a top financial advisor" - alright big man

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      FFS. The legend returns..

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Do you think it's him?

    3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wow blast from the past

  2. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is it worth a -4 to get rid of either Wilson or Perez, or both?

    Have Pukki and Mount in mind

    1. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I know usually people are opposed to minus but you need to weigh up the next 3 to 4 games when doing so

      I fancy pukki to outscore the Bournemouth lads over 4 games

      1. CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Probably right, I try to avoid them but sometimes a -4 is a better option

  3. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Hello lads.

    Got two fts to burn and need to make decisions how to get KdB and maybe some other in-form players in this week. Not afraid of hits, what would you do?

    2ft, 0.0itb

    Heaton
    TAA Robbo Zinchenko Digne
    Salah Sterling Perez Moura
    Wilson Pukki

    Button Lundstram Dendocker Greenwood

    1. FF Red!
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wilson and Moura to Kane and Cantwell.

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 26 days ago

        0.1 short, though I like the idea. You prefer Kane over KdB?

        1. FF Red!
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yes. Newcastle at home. Kane could score big. And already have City cover in Sterling.

          1. Miniboss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I think KdB has his own case this season and can't be covered by Sterling, however I see your point. Kane could be a good buy, my main rival already has him.

  4. Jacktars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I’m on a wildcard and can’t decide between 1) Salah and Firmino
    2) mane and Kane

    1. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      2

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 26 days ago

      2

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        2 months, 26 days ago

        By far

    3. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      2

    4. KSM of USA & Earth
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      With 1 you're prevented from double pool defense once Allison is back so that's a thought. Adrian gave up the goal week 1 and it was save-able. TAA and Robertson have both been very close each game to more attacking returns, a tad misleading their point tallies.

      1. Jacktars
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks for your replies

    5. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Firmino not good value to me when you have Mane and salah

  5. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is Kyle Walker-Peters nailed? (medium-long term)

    1. Trovsmash
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Foyth a threat when fit - after int break i'd imagine.

      Aurier looks very much on the outer, so KWP safe for the time being.

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers.

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Easy switch to a 5 mil zouma or christansen too once you know who partners rudiger. My money is on Christiansen

          1. yakirh
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Easy switch to AMN as well

  6. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I've got a feeling that I will be cheering if/when I see Son or Moura on the bench against Newcastle but then punching the wall when they score off the bench

  7. Stu3y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Quick question. Who does Son displace from the Spurs line up, when he comes back this week?

    1. International Richard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      With my Son transfer in, I seriously hope so

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Moura/Lamela. But really hard to guess 100% who

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Hard to know, imagine he'll come in for Sissoko or Lamela.

    4. Artemis Titans
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Good question.

    5. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Son won’t start

      1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Ofc son starts, why on earth wouldn’t he? Chances of Son starting are like 92%

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Why so confident?

          1. International Richard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Clues in the name

          2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Because spurs have been borderline shocking, Kane does nothing half the time. Son is itching to go.. Son clearly starts why anyone doubts this makes my mind boggle really. Probably gonna be highest scoring player of GW3

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Kane did well with Son before injury last season

  8. radawson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    On WC, final decision comes down to Kane or not to Kane:

    A) Van Dijk, Salah, Martial, Barnes

    B) Dunk, Mane, Mount, Kane

    Both teams contain:

    Pope Button
    Digne AWB Zinch Lundstram XXX
    XXX Sterling KDB XXX Cantwell
    Pukki XXX Wickham

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      A is a lot better.

      I'd go for Salah/Zinch to Mane/Laporte though

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Kane

    3. International Richard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I agree A is better. However, with no Spurs cover, you will be sweating on Sunday afternoon.

      I wrote 'I would consider removing Zinch to 4.5, VVD to 4.5, Salah>Mane. Frees up 4.5 which gives you enough to upgrade to the Cantwell>Son differential'

      Then I realised my maths sucks

  9. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    WC team.
    Pope (£4.0m)
    Walker, Mina, Maguire (Lundstram, Rico)
    Son, KDB, Martial, Trossard (Dendonker)
    Kane, Firmino, Vardy

    Not sure about the 3 defenders. Any better combinations costing £17.0m?
    Robbo, Maguire + Montoya/Söyüncü?

    1. KSM of USA & Earth
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Pukki isn't dookie

      1. LangerznMash
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        What does this mean?

    2. KSM of USA & Earth
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Also, for Rico, on paper, from not starting this week, he seems less nailed on than Kelly for Ceystal Palace even though they have Cahill.

      1. LangerznMash
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Fair point, but I think Rico will be in and out the team. Kelly will be benched once Cahill up to speed.

    3. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Don't like Firmino, think you need one of Salah or Mane, you need Sterling IMO

  10. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Mane has scored 20 goals for Liverpool this calendar year, 8 more than any other player.

    1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I fancy the pants off of him, taking Salah out this week with a view to Mane in ASAP

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Salah to make it 20-20 this Saturday.

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        This

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yep

      He's got an absurd XGA apparently but if they go in they go in. Seriously thinking of captaining him this week over Kane.

      After week 1 a rampant Liverpool attack at home against a team that doesn't really know how to or want to defend looked a decent option 🙂 A week off and no Super Cup with a settled attack back together might help too.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        A dear lord what have I done? We’re going to eat Arsenal alive aren’t we?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Ha

          Equation is that I have Kane and Sterling anyway. Mane is a sufficient differential still that even a 17 pointer for Kane could result in a relatively small net loss should Mane score once.

          Decent upside. And well I suspect that match was as much about Norwich and Pukki as Newcastle who looked solid enough against Arsenal - they'll be going there to defend which may not have been the case last week.

  11. avfc82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Enjoyed reading this so thought I'd stick it up here...

    The crucial components behind Everton's newly found defensive prowess: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/crucial-components-behind-evertons-newly-16787857

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Good read, thanks

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Very useful. Thanks. Xx

    3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Cheers.

      Maybe it was more than a one-man Gueye show

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I was convinced they'd fall apart without Gueye screening the back four, looks like I was wrong.

        1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Likewise, he was a machine.

          If it turns out that the solidity sticks and, as the article suggests, it's as a result of a tactical shift then Silva and his staff will deserve huge praise

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Good read

      The Echo has some great analysis. There was a fascinating piece linked here preseason that highlighted Gueye's role in turning things around and the combinations that made the difference

      I've been converted to Everton defence having been very sceptical of Silva who was the man who managed to make Hull even worse defensively. Think I may have misjudged that one 🙂

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        It's improved loads hasn't it, I always look out for Josh Williams pieces.

    5. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Nice article

  12. richhills
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Wildcard played - any chance of an RMT?

    Lloris
    Walker-Peters, Montoya, Lundstram
    Dendoncker, De Bruyne, Sterling, Martial, Mané
    Kane (c), Pukki

    Bench: Button, Pieters, Maitland-Niles, Greenwood

    1. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I like it. Your defence could work. But also, prem defenders can hurt you.

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Agree with this. Nice choice of defence but just not sure for how long. KWP is a risk, MN also

        1. richhills
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I was worried at the start of season that Sissoko would get minutes at RB but so far so good. Also think Aurier is out of Poch’s plans.

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wouldn’t double up on Spurs defenders.

    3. radawson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Great front 7, personally prefer Cantwell to Dendoncker

      Budget defence could work well and allows you to squeeze in Sterling, KDB, Kane, Mane, Martial etc. but I'm probably going without Kane to allow for premiums at the back

      1. richhills
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks! I just don’t know Cantwell so not ready to put him in til a few more viewings

  13. Goonsquad245
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    A) Digne, Laporte, Rashford, Dunk
    B) Soyuncu, Zinchenko, Kane, Dunk
    C) Digne, Laporte, Barnes, VVD

    Thanks!

    1. richhills
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      B

  14. Farke Sake!
    2 months, 26 days ago

    What starting XL would you pick for this weekend?

    Pope
    V Dijk, Zinchenko, Digne, Wan Bissaka
    Salah, Sterling, De Brunye, Martial, Cantwell
    Pukki

    (Heaton, King, Rico, Greenwood)

  15. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Robbo, Barkley and Auba to Lunstram, Martial and Kane for -4pts?

    Heaton Button
    Robbo VVD Zouma Robbo Rico
    Barkley Perez salah sterling dedoncker
    Auba King Greenwood

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      do it!

  16. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Auba price drop tonight?

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      not even close

      1. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        thanks, keep him until deadline then

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      No chance

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 25 days ago

      No

  17. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Which would be your 3 starting defenders if you were to wildcard chaps? Struggling to prioritise...

    At the moment on:
    VVD, Zinchenko, AWB

    1. Goonerly
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I've got AWB, KWP and Van Dijk

    2. radawson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Those 3 + Digne (depending injury update) for me

    3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Digne, Maguire, Boly.

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Digne possibly out confuses things.

      I'd go VVD Walker AWB

      City have such a great run coming up and I'm guessing a lot of teams will go into damage limitation mode against them and make cs probablity very high. Walker feels good for regular starts and could become Cancelo if need be.

      AWB could be Coleman. Close call imo. He'd also work as a placeholder for Cancelo if you don't go Walker.

    5. mookie
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Laporte, Digne and one of the United defenders.

  18. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    A. Martial Diop
    B. Barnes Coleman

    1. Quinnexx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      A

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

  19. Lebowski85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Digne VVD Walker Kelly Ceballos
    Or
    Mina WanB Pieters Dunk Mount.

    Kelly would be fodder & Pieters and Dunk would rotate

  20. JenkoJunko
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Current squad:

    Pope Button
    Robbo VVD Digne Zinc Lund
    Salah Sterling McNeil KDB Dendonc
    King Jota Greenwood

    I have 2FT
    A: Robbo / McNeil to AWB / Martial
    B: Robbo / McNeil / King to AWB / Martial / Pukki -4
    C: Same as B but with Jota instead of King
    D: Am i just making changes for the sake of it? Just use one FT and roll one?

    Thanks all! Thoughts are very welcome.

  21. Quinnexx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    WC Question:
    A: Mount/Mané/Rashford; or
    B: De Bruyne/Martial/Firmino

  22. CHARLIE HULL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Who to start this weekend:

    A) King (MCI)
    B) Dendoncker (BUR)
    C) Lundstram (LEI)

  23. Offside
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is this strong defence thing really working out?

    1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Not as yet, only 2 clean sheets last week.

      The point was always that it would require patience and holding premium defenders for long periods, and there are far fewer players have that kind of patience than players who adopted the strategy.

      Plus Liverpool looking shaky doesn't help the cause

  24. Shankly611
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    My current team:

    Pope Button
    TAA VVD Laporte Montoya Soyuncu
    Salah Sterling Moura Perez Dendoncker
    Rashford King Greenwood

    2 FT available. Would love to get KDB in, but don't know how to do it. I even considered wildcarding to get Kane, Martial, Mane, KDB. Thoughts on what should I do with this team?

  25. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Coleman or AWB

    1. Gooner97
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Coleman

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Don't listen to him.

      AWB.

    3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Close call, I'd be happy with either. Probably AWB, but only just

  26. Deulofeu
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Guess the points for this week?

    A) Salah
    B) Mane
    C) Sterling
    D) KDB
    E) Kane
    F) Auba

  27. Gooner97
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Fraser to:

    A) Martial
    B) Mount
    C) Siggy
    D) Other (8.4ITB)

    1. FC Bazalona
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      A

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A/C

  28. FC Bazalona
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Do we know when Moise Kean is gonna start surely he’s ready ???
    And whos looking like getting the Chelsea striker role ??
    Thanks

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Looked great when he came on, will surely start at Villa.

      Will probably rotate, should be Abraham really but looks like his confidence has taken a knock.

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Did he? Didn't catch it. Feels like there are a lot of components in the right place for Everton to really kick on

  29. Jullepuu
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Which one is more appealing to you guys?

    A: Pope, TAA, Zinchenko

    B: Ederson, VVD, Dunk (or any other 4.5)

    Keep in mind that I got ederson at 6.0 and dunk at 4.5

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Top one for me, easily.

  30. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    So Digne probably out and I have Guilbert and Rico on the bench... I guess I have only myself to blame for making early transfers.

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Digne went off before the last gameweek even ended. You must've already known he was a risk when you made the transfer. In any case, he's fine so chill.