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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, 25 days ago

    52K people already bought Mount since deadline

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Dead leg it seems for Mount.

  3. Mr. Grv
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    mount dead

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Dead leg

    2. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Leg

  4. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Alonso sighting

  5. Nightcrawler
    1 month, 25 days ago

    That injury will mount even more pressure on lampard

    1. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      ;(

  6. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    That’s a 2-4 week injury for Mount

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Tha knyou doctor

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      2-4 days

  7. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mount injured ? Oh my

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Nah

  8. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mount 🙁

  9. soup natsi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

    1. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Mount just injures

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Foot got stood on, he’ll be fine

    2. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

  10. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 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, 25 days ago

      Knock hopefully

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

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

  11. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mounts absolutely fine there, nothing but a dead leg

  12. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Just a knock

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mount transfers out on the cards?

  14. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 25 days ago

      This

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

      Next season?

    3. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sounds like someone forgot to get Pukki in

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

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

        1. GloryManUnited
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

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

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 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, 25 days ago

            Fraser will come good IMO

  15. dshv
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    That’s not an injury for mount!!

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Obviously 🙂

  16. Dirty Harry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Broke back Mount

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Lol

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 25 days ago

        That is dirty

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Like this haha!

  17. Phillipsturn
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Don’t like that 433 formation

      1. Phillipsturn
        1 month, 25 days ago

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

  18. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 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, 25 days ago

      Norwich just got promoted from Championship and has awful defence.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Put the keyboard down.....

    3. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 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, 25 days ago

      Saturday usually a working day for the clowning profession.

    5. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

      1. ChelseaBlues223
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

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

  19. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Pukki to Abraham for a hit?

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      And Mount to Cantwell for -8

    2. Mr. Grv
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      do it

    3. Podge
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kane to either for a hit looks decent

  20. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 25 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

  21. SkeletONv01
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mount dead? Mount > Cantwell then.

  22. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Just a knock, he’s fine

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks, zico. Phew!

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A disMount.

      I'll get the tumbleweeds

  23. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 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, 25 days ago

      Leicester deserved to win

    2. CARROW ROAD
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

  24. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 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, 25 days ago

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

      1. Deulofail
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 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, 25 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!

  25. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Zouma dead

  26. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

    Do it right now?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Before FT to get today’s points!

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Nah just before price rises

  27. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    This referee has had yet another stinker.

    Absolute awful decision making.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Agree. Missed way too many decisions.

  28. juho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Buendia is quite the looker eh?

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

  29. Freaki
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hopefully mount pulled his hammy lol

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Classy

    2. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      By name and nature huh

    3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Cool guy

  30. Nightcrawler
    1 month, 25 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, 25 days ago

      Bookmarked

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He's a sub 7.0 mil striker ffs

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      fine by me.

      averages 14 ppg for me

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        And has played against two top6 sides.

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

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

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Good for you

    5. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Whu next 🙂

    6. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 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, 25 days ago

        This

    7. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

      Speak it into existence though

    8. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Why are you spamming this ridiculous comment?

    9. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Oh lord what a stupid post...facepalm

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 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, 25 days ago

          So u want posts deleted that differ in opinion. Wow

    10. 1zverGGadeM
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Don't buy him ,please

    11. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Are you not entertained?