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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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1,834 Comments Post a Comment
  1. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    52K people already bought Mount since deadline

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Dead leg it seems for Mount.

  3. Mr. Grv
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    mount dead

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dead leg

    2. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Leg

  4. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Alonso sighting

  5. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 21 days ago

      That injury will mount even more pressure on lampard

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        ;(

    • FPL Fox
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      That’s a 2-4 week injury for Mount

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Tha knyou doctor

      2. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        2-4 days

    • Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Mount injured ? Oh my

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Nah

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Mount 🙁

    • soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Perez, King > Mount, Pukki for a hit is a no brainer right?

      1. JohnBlack
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Mount just injures

        1. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Foot got stood on, he’ll be fine

      2. Conor1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Complete no brainer. Can you afford to wait to see how Mount is after injury? Pukki probably going up tonight though.

    • ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Looks like just a knock for Mount. It's nice as the yellow flag would be a detterent for potential new owners.

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Knock hopefully

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Should be flagged most of the week hopefully. Need to bring him in.

    • ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Mounts absolutely fine there, nothing but a dead leg

    • S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Just a knock

    • FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Mount transfers out on the cards?

      • jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Non-wildcarders stay strong...our time will come!

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 21 days ago

            This

          • pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Next season?

          • GloryManUnited
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Sounds like someone forgot to get Pukki in

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Nah Jia captained him last week - he’s just stuck on Fraser Perez

              1. GloryManUnited
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                What’s his SS while you’re at it?

              2. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                yup stuck with those two but hopefully they will give me 4 points between them and I'll be content 😉

                1. GloryManUnited
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Fraser will come good IMO

        2. dshv
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          That’s not an injury for mount!!

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Obviously 🙂

        3. Dirty Harry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Broke back Mount

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Lol

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  That is dirty

              2. ZICO SENNA
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Like this haha!

            • Phillipsturn
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Greenwood > Pukki
                VVD > Montoya -4
                Go from a 4-4-2 > 4-3-3

                1. ZICO SENNA
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Don’t like that 433 formation

                  1. Phillipsturn
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Sorry. Meant 3-4-3. Currently at 4-4-2

                2. ChelseaBlues223
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Okay, where are those clowns saying Abraham is too good for Championship and not good enough for the PL?

                  1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Norwich just got promoted from Championship and has awful defence.

                  2. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Put the keyboard down.....

                  3. Skalla
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Well Norwich came from the championship with him so that could still be true but he was good today!

                  4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Saturday usually a working day for the clowning profession.

                  5. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    He's only a chap. Needs to be more consistent. Has loads of potential.

                    1. ChelseaBlues223
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      He's 21 for God's sake, give the kid time

                3. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Pukki to Abraham for a hit?

                  1. soup natsi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    And Mount to Cantwell for -8

                  2. Mr. Grv
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    do it

                  3. Podge
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Kane to either for a hit looks decent

                4. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Great statting from the Guardian

                  Pukki has outscored 7 of 8 teams kicking off today and matched United with 5 goals

                  🙂 🙂

                  Trying to find that please bookmark post after week 1 about the most absurd bandwagon ever

                5. SkeletONv01
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Mount dead? Mount > Cantwell then.

                6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Left room, came back to mount on the ground. What happened please?

                  1. ZICO SENNA
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Just a knock, he’s fine

                    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Thanks, zico. Phew!

                  2. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    A disMount.

                    I'll get the tumbleweeds

                7. Bruce Lee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Chelsea really have been unlucky in their last games

                  They were the better team against Utd
                  They did well against Liverpool

                  Now, to be fair they really have been all over Norwich, but it is somehow a close game scoreline-wise

                  1. Hy liverpool
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Leicester deserved to win

                  2. CARROW ROAD
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Agree. Lots of chance creators but not many finishers. Mount looks promising though

                8. Deulofail
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  I wish I had a little less Haller
                  I wish he was a baller
                  I wish I saw some curl from Chris Wood, score a goal, yer?
                  I wish I had a rabbit in a hat, Dennis Praet
                  And a six for Montoya

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Nice, good to see you mate...whose your cappo this week?

                    1. Deulofail
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Sterling! Cheers, feels good to captain an attacker finally! Where's our No-Salah league? 🙁

                      1. jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Nice, good pick! El Topo didn't renew the old one but there was one prior to GW1 but it got removed for whatever reason!

                9. moment
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Zouma dead

                10. Tshelby
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  King and Leitner -> Pukki and Cantwell (-4)

                  Do it right now?

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Before FT to get today’s points!

                    1. Tshelby
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Nah just before price rises

                11. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  This referee has had yet another stinker.

                  Absolute awful decision making.

                  1. ZeBestee
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Agree. Missed way too many decisions.

                12. juho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Buendia is quite the looker eh?

                  1. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    But he becomes Susan Boyle when he stands next to Giroud.

                13. Freaki
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Hopefully mount pulled his hammy lol

                    1. how now brown cow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Classy

                    2. mynameisq
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      By name and nature huh

                    3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Cool guy

                  • Nightcrawler
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      So 11 points for pukki

                      Comments here would have made u think he was already on 20. Happy an a non owner as limited damage + He will return to average with a few blanks now

                      1. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Bookmarked

                      2. CRO KLOPP
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        He's a sub 7.0 mil striker ffs

                      3. Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        fine by me.

                        averages 14 ppg for me

                        1. baps sniffer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          And has played against two top6 sides.

                          1. baps sniffer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            28 pts from two matches for 6.5 is good enough for me 🙂

                      4. FOO FIGHTER
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Good for you

                        • baps sniffer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Whu next 🙂

                        • jtreble
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          ... but will probably be the best value (points/GBP) forward this season. Kinda the whole point of FPL. :).

                          1. CRO KLOPP
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            This

                        • GloryManUnited
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Getting him was easiest decision of the year after GW1. Sub 7.0

                          Speak it into existence though

                        • Business Cat
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Why are you spamming this ridiculous comment?

                        • jia you jia you
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Oh lord what a stupid post...facepalm

                          1. jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            ...wish the mods would focus their attention on idiotic posts rather than deleting ones from regulars having a bit of banter!

                            1. Nightcrawler
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                So u want posts deleted that differ in opinion. Wow

                          2. 1zverGGadeM
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            Don't buy him ,please

                          3. ZICO SENNA
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            Are you not entertained?