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Popular Pukki starts as Kanté misses out for Chelsea

Gameweek 2 hat-trick hero Teemu Pukki (£6.8m) embarks on his first Premier League match as a highly-owned Fantasy asset this afternoon.

He was the recipient of a huge influx of transfers ahead of Chelsea’s visit to Carrow Road, becoming the most transferred in player of 2019/20 with over 1.2 million managers signing him.

Not surprisingly, Daniel Farke has made no changes to the side that thrashed Newcastle 3-1 last weekend.

That means Todd Cantwell (£4.6m), who also impressed against the Magpies, starts again for Norwich.

Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has made two changes to the Chelsea XI with Tammy Abraham (£7.0m) and Mateo Kovacic (£5.5m) starting for the Blues ahead of Olivier Giroud (£7.0m) and N’Golo Kanté (£5.0m). 

The Blues have started the 2019/20 campaign tentatively, following up a 4-0 mauling a Manchester United with a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in Gameweek 2. 

The goalscorer from Lampard’s draw against the Foxes, Mason Mount (£6.1m), retains his place in the starting XI and will look to build on his promising attacking form against the Canaries at Carrow Road. 

Question marks continue to linger over the fitness of Kanté, and therefore Lampard’s decision to deploy Kovacic in the central midfield role is far from surprising, and potentially good for Pukki owners.

The Chelsea boss has also opted to re-call Abraham at the expense of Giroud, with the 2018/19 Aston Villa loanee yet to register a league goal for the Blues.

The 21-year-old will be hoping he can repay the faith of his manager with an impactful attacking contribution against Norwich in the lunch-time kick-off. 

Norwich XI: Krul; Lewis, Godfrey, Hanley, Aarons; Trybull, Leitner; Cantwell, Stiepermann, Buendía; Pukki.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Emerson, Zouma, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Kovacic, Jorginho; Pulisic, Mount, Pedro; Abraham.

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  1. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 4 mins ago

    If Perez doesn't perform today

    Perez+ Fraser to mount + KDB/Son (-4)

    Sounds good?

    1. The Sociologist
      27 days, 2 mins ago

      Yep!

    2. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 2 mins ago

      Sounds amazing

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 2 mins ago

      irrelevant,...non Pukki related!

      1. Srv210
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 2 mins ago

        Pukki party...already got him

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Nice! I also have those two mate, patience wearing thin also!

  2. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 4 mins ago

    A tear to my eye me ole Finnish mucker...only sad that I didnt leave the armband on you! But so proud, so so proud!

  3. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 4 mins ago

    Pukki will be the biggest undifferential in history by next gameweek!

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 3 mins ago

      Wonder what is EO is lol

    2. Guy Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 2 mins ago

      You can make inroads ditching a player coming out of form just as you can getting a player coming into form....

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 4 mins ago

    People complaining about not putting the armband on Pukki. Just enjoy the points. Next week he will have 40 percwnt ownership.

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days ago

      Heh yeah this is true. Like anyone would’ve even really considered the armband.

  5. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 3 mins ago

    Typed Pukki in Giphy. First one is him doing a Berbaspin.

    1. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 1 min ago

      That's, at best, a workingman's Berbaspin...

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 3 mins ago

    Pukki and fpl mention on bt sport

  7. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 3 mins ago

    This is why we love FPL! Bargain bandwagons that keep on giving 😀

  8. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 3 mins ago

    Bro I'm going to make my fpl team name 'Pukkistan' if he gets a hatty

  9. Guy Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 3 mins ago

    "Don't have Pukki, just took a look at his fixtures - will monitor for now."

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 2 mins ago

      just keeping an eye on him

      he is on my watchlist

      on the fence, need to see a bit more

      1. Freaki
        27 days ago

        On your watchlist lol hurry up and join the pukki party

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 1 min ago

      joke of the century...you dont monitor Pukki

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Game over.

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Whose tombstone are you reading?

  10. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 3 mins ago

    Pulisic is a good soccer player, average football player

    1. FISSH
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 1 min ago

      Excuse me

  11. Sarri, not Sarri
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 3 mins ago

    I guess you can still afford Pukki by bringing in Cantwell

  12. GE
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 3 mins ago

    King or Jota -> Pukki?

    1. Srv210
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 2 mins ago

      King

    2. FreddyP3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days ago

      King

  13. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 3 mins ago

    Robinson to Mount for free, no brainer?

    1. FISSH
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 1 min ago

      Yep

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days ago

      See how Cellabos looks later first

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Ik

      2. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        That is OK not ik

  14. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 2 mins ago

    Pukki is Amr Zaki & Michu combined

  15. Blind Ghost
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 2 mins ago

    Sterling, KDB, Salah, Mane, Mount, Martial, Son.

    Picking 5 of those in wildcard is gonna be tough.

    1. FISSH
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 1 min ago

      I've just had the same issue last week. So hard!

    2. Podge
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 1 min ago

      Salah looks a bit expensive st the mo

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 1 min ago

      I have 4 already. Just Mount left to bring in.

      1. Podge
        • 8 Years
        27 days ago

        Same, if Ceballos does nowt he’s out for mount
        Ooh rhymey

    4. Firmino
      • 4 Years
      27 days ago

      I have Salah, Sterling, KdB, Martial, Mount 😉

    5. Guy Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Sterling, Mane, Martial, KDB, Cantwell

    6. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      I have Kane, Sterling, Salah and Martial and it leaves you with a dodgy bench.

    7. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Can’t do it with Cantwell playing so well.

  16. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 2 mins ago

    Would you rather lose Jota or King if you’re looking to join the cool Pukki party?
    His ownership is getting out of hand

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      King

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Of course I am now 0.1 short of King/Perez to Pukki/Mount

  17. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 1 min ago

    Pukki effectively reducing FPL to a 14-player game.

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days ago

      Mount could make it 13. Looks a boss and on majority of set pieces

    2. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      27 days ago

      12 players have more ownership thank Pukki still

  18. Firmino
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 1 min ago

    My moves for this GW:

    King -> Pukki
    Perez -> Mount

    Buzzing!

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days ago

      Would have been good if you did that last gameweek.

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Oh my bad I thought you were gonna make them lol

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days ago

      Queue 2 pks for BOU and a masterclass from Perez 😛

    3. @FPLDIARYFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Same!! Get in!!

    4. dshv
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      I am thinking the same but i have jota over king what do you think

      Jota perez to pukki mount

      If they don’t perform goos

    5. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Repost this again after King and Perez play

    6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      If you have cash ITB it’s possible otherwise it’s 0.1 short.

  19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 1 min ago

    Didn't realise pogrebnyak once scored 5 in his first 3 games

    Didn't score a goal after

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days ago

      Pukki can Finnish though.

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Pukki scored 29 last season without PKs

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      He was a poor man’s Crouch tbf

  20. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    27 days ago

    I just wish id got him from the start. Hes going to be massive owned by 80% of teams after this week

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Do you have him?

  21. Licky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days ago

    Pulisic is drifting too central, needs to stay out right to provide some width.

  22. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Considering Perez and King to Cantwell and Pukki for a hit. They seem to be the real deal.

  23. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Norwich with 20 passes more than Chelsea and same accuracy!

  24. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Norwich are geat team to watch offensively. Doubt one can't outsource your way through premier league survival though.

  25. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    This Norwich side is a well oiled passing team, unfortunately their defence is sh*t. Attack is also a bit slow but really passing it well. Pukki is going to destroy lesser teams. Westham next.

  26. Licky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Pulisic denied.

  27. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Pukki already a cult hero with commentators... "Here's the Pukki press"

  28. Cholito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    That's one of the reason why i hate FPL sometimes.
    Good result it's not always good decision, and good decision it's not always good result.
    Pukki was fifty fifty transfer and now he's got 1+1 when Norwich had 2 attacks and 2 shots.
    Everybody who brought him in now starts celebrating and u can't do anything with it.

    1. Podge
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      It is frustrating
      Only for masochists really

  29. Guy Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Azpi still looks tidy attacking wise, shame about Chelsea defensively...

  30. semiconductor
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Bring in Mount or Martial for Perez?