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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. twoplustwo
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 14 hours ago

    Perez needs to do some serious work this GW to stay in my team instead of Mount or McGinn

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      Needs to start first.

      1. BobbyV
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        This

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      Some say Albrighton comes back in

      1. twoplustwo
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        That'd be a rage transfer in that case 🙂

  2. fitzy
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 14 hours ago

    As we saw vs Liverpool this Norwich team is going to attack regardless of who the opposition is. Means Pukki is going to be just as likely to score vs City in GW 5 as he is against WHU in GW4.

    Fantasy dream.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        Norwich team revolves around Pukki man.

      • Unliklinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        Norwich, Chelsea and Arsenal potentially all the same - defence so poor that they need to outscore the opposition

      • Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        I think that's pushing it a bit. The bookies wouldn't give you matching odds for him scoring against west ham and city

      • ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        They do pass it really well. No wonder they scored 93 goals in the Championship last season.

      • Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        Same could be said for CHE

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      Chelsea looks tired

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        Second-half syndrome?

      2. twoplustwo
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        Maybe coincidence but we found the same last year: periods of really good intent but long spells of averageness...

      3. Zilla
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        They can't keep up the momentum of pressing and pressing all game. That's why they start off so well but after that they slow down, doesn't help that when they score goals their defence isn't tight and concede a lot.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            28 days, 14 hours ago

            Chelsea start off fast. Lose steam. Happened in every game so far. Bad tactic by Frank.

      4. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        Hey, how you doing? Me, I'm just here for the line-ups

        1. Daniel - The Veteran
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 14 hours ago

          Excited for that

      5. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        I think Barkely can play striker or support striker. He might be better then Tammy even

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 14 hours ago

          hes kak.

      6. Skloppy Kops
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        Prefered Rashy to Pukki..
        Hope Rashy outscore him, fingers crossed.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            28 days, 14 hours ago

            Not from the wing Rashford wont.

          • SkeletONv01
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 14 hours ago

            Get both ;]

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 14 hours ago

          My team doesn't need a wildcard by any stretch of the imagination! It would be purely down to picking up what perhaps could be close to 1.0 in TV if I do decide to push the button...dilemma!

        3. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 14 hours ago

          Roy gone 🙂

          1. Skloppy Kops
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 14 hours ago

            Evans?

          2. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            28 days, 14 hours ago

            Maybe they should wait until halftime before sacking him first

        4. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 14 hours ago

          Root on a pair 🙂

        5. Rust Cohle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 14 hours ago

          Haven’t seen any of this NOR/CHE match. Is Chelsea defense terrible or Norwich attack strong?

          1. Trossard or not Trossard
              28 days, 14 hours ago

              Both

          2. Victor6359
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 14 hours ago

            Just woke up to see Pukki goal and assist. Essential?

            Cheers

            1. Team Cruel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              28 days, 14 hours ago

              Wait until fixtures turn

              1. GlamRock Chauffeurs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                28 days, 14 hours ago

                Yeah, wait until he’s up against the top 6 teams. Oh, wait...

            2. Rust Cohle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 14 hours ago

              Wait until he’s 7.0

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  This

            3. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              28 days, 14 hours ago

              Perez > Mount

              For free now?

              Yes or No

              1. Victor6359
                • 2 Years
                28 days, 14 hours ago

                I’ll be doing it but may as well wait until the rest of the matches have been played today.

                1. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Suppose he won’t rise overnight will he lol

              2. GlamRock Chauffeurs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                28 days, 14 hours ago

                Did it in both my draft teams last week

              3. FOO FIGHTER
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Mount on a high. How long will it last?

              4. Superkitten
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  So glad I captained Pikku!

                • moment
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Abraham goal

                • Gobigorgohome
                  • 8 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  TAMMMMMMYYYYYYY

                • Nice to Finally Michu
                  • 6 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Barkley assist??

                  1. Nice to Finally Michu
                    • 6 Years
                    28 days, 14 hours ago

                    ugh

                • Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Well done Tammy

                  1. Business Cat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    28 days, 14 hours ago

                    Quality finish

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Tammy G

                • Daniel - The Veteran
                  • 10 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Goaaaaalllll

                • Bun Rab
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Abraham G
                  Kovacic A

                • Daniel - The Veteran
                  • 10 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Juhuuuuuuuuu

                • ZeBestee
                  • 5 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Abraham goal. Norwich are sh*t defensively.

                • Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Over by 3pm KO's 😎

                • La Roja
                  • 7 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Kovacic Assist

                  1. Skloppy Kops
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 14 hours ago

                    Great one

                • Peter Ouch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  My tummy hurts

                • Podge
                  • 8 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Nicely done tammy

                • Differential (c)
                  • 3 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Pukkichu, I choose you!

                • Skloppy Kops
                  • 4 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Krul is shite

                • Dora & Diego
                  • 1 Year
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Tammy Abra-Train

                • GOTHAM City F.C.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  28 days, 14 hours ago

                  Lineup?