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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. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Stage is set for Pukki equaliser

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      This

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

      You mean Buendia surely!

    3. Joe-AsWell
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Both awful defences so set the stage for 3 more!

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      He’s done for today.

    5. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      i am 100000000000% sure Pukki will not get any assist or goal , final score 2-3 maybe 3-3 but no Pukki Involvement.

    6. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Let's be 'avin it!

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Any surprises?

  3. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Our new CB Kevin Danso in the XI

    Inject it in my veins!

  4. The Road to Turfdom
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    This could well be the week West Ham turn up - that attack looks excellent

  5. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    I swear another Pukki goal makes him folklore

    1. SkeletONv01
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      *Lacazette.

  6. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Cahill starts in place of Dann. Kelly still in, Townsend and Benteke on bench. Roy making changes

  7. SkeletONv01
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Whos on pens for Chelsea btw?

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

      Hard to take Tammy off a hat trick today

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Tammy on a hat trick perhaps?

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Jorgshite

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Really does not matter who wins this match unless you are a Nor or Che fan but this match is entertaing stuff!

  9. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Ayoze starts!

  10. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    No Balbuena again

  11. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    No Ndidi... We've got a chance 🙂

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

      Been out for days.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        How come?

  12. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Adams to Pukki for a hit looking ok...

  13. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    About to board the Pukki train.

    Who goes out?
    Jimenez or Wilson?

    The consensus was pretty divided the last time I asked.

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Wilson

    2. Wirbelwind
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I'd transfer Wilson out
      Jiminez probably goes at some point if his returns are only in european football

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Keep Wilson.

    4. Dirty Harry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Both

      1. SkeletONv01
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        ^

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

      A bit dangerous to try and board a speeding express train 😉

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Don’t take him off on a hatty 🙁

  15. Essan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Been sat here waiting for the team sheets ..... and then realised I don;t have anyone in the 3pm kick-off (except on the bench). D'oh!

    1. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Bit of a differential team then

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Uh oh

  16. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Tammy off

  17. Sailboats
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Pukki > Tammy for -4

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Yeah deffo

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      🙂

    3. Belsunz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      no-brainer

  18. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Giroud on probably bodes well for mount. Yeah?

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      For Pulisic, I think/hope

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 22 hours ago

        Pulisic needs a lot more help. 😉

  19. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Haller starts. Next big bandwagon coming

    1. BoleynWin
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      The cool kids had from the start, hoping for big things!

  20. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Come on Martial and AWBooooooooom

  21. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Maupay starts. He was my dark horse of the week

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Same here. Probably selling him for Barnes this week regardless.

  22. SkeletONv01
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Come on Pukki lets go party.

  23. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Need a tasty haul from Haller today. Been a massive fail so far.

    1. Bram
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      He plays Norwich next gw - think I may be bringing him in.

  24. Halftime
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Yarmolenko back after injury

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      He has goals in him

  25. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Does this team sheet means that Kelly is nailed on?

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

      Does one swallow make a summer

      1. Wirbelwind
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 22 hours ago

        Depends on the swallow

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        22 days, 22 hours ago

        Spit or swallow I guess.

    2. Wirbelwind
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Looks like it. If I ever get a chance to use a transfer on Cathcart he's going in

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      Nah, he's out as soon as Sahko or Tomkins come back

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        22 days, 22 hours ago

        Even with them. Cahill in, he still plays. And he was playing decent till now

    4. Says
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      for this game, yes

  26. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Norwich scored 23 goals after 81st min last season

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      That must have been quite a game.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 22 hours ago

        😆

      2. Bram
        • 10 Years
        22 days, 22 hours ago

        Made me smile 🙂

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Trossard starts. Good news.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      He is the big dog, has to start

    2. Belsunz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      haul incoming

  28. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    I think this is a goal !!!!

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      Zouma goal would have been nice 🙁

  29. Says
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    How many are Man City going to score on Norwich when they meet in 2 gameweeks?

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      6 or 7

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      5

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      At least 6.

    4. Alright wee yin
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      7

  30. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    Come on Pulisic make it happen