Scout Notes

Pukki asking serious questions of non-owners as Mount impresses

Norwich City 2-3 Chelsea

Goals: Teemu Pukki (£6.8m), Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) | Tammy Abraham (£7.0m) x 2, Mason Mount (£6.1m). 

Assists: Pukki, Emi Buendía (£6.0m) | Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m), Christian Pulisic (£7.5m), Mateo Kovacic (£5.5m) 

Bonus Points: Abraham x 3 Pukki x 2 Mount x 1

Chelsea secured their first Premier League win of the Frank Lampard era as they overcame a spirited Norwich City to prevail 3-2 winners at Carrow Road. 

Tammy Abraham (£7.0m) struck twice to reward Lampard’s faith in restoring him to the starting line-up, with two fine strikes to record his first league goals for Chelsea. 

However, the top Fantasy story was Teemu Pukki (£6.8m), transferred in by over 1.2 million managers since the start of the season, registering a second double-figure score of 2019/20.

The Norwich forward scored one goal and provided an assist, as well as collecting two bonus points for his battling performance against Chelsea. 

In a game that had all the elements of a classic Premier League encounter, the narrative surrounding Pukki is one that leaves Fantasy managers not owning the £6.8m striker with a serious decision. 

Pukki (right) scored his fifth goal of the season on Saturday lunch-time

Since the Gameweek 3 deadline, he has attracted 120,000+ new owners, and the striker’s performance against Chelsea, coupled with his form in the first two matches, are indicative of a forward with the ability to establish themselves as fixture-proof this season.

It is difficult to look past Pukki as the best value budget forward so far in 2019/20, and with his price set sky-rocket once more this week, those not in possession of him may have to act fast.

Up next for the Canaries is West Ham, whose defence has not particularly impressed this season and, even though it’s Manchester City after that, interest in Pukki will certainly be high in the build-up to Gameweek 4.

There may also be some alternatives in the Norwich ranks for Fantasy managers to consider.

Todd Cantwell celebrates scoring for Norwich against Chelsea

Pukki was supported in his attacking endeavours once again by Todd Cantwell (£4.6m), who opened the scoring for the Canaries after an incisive cut-back from the Finnish forward.

We shouldn’t forget about Emi Buendía (£6.0m) either, who has been an important creative player for Norwich so far this season.

After assisting at Anfield in Gameweek 1, the diminutive midfielder set-up Pukki’s goal against Chelsea and now has two attacking returns in 2019/20.

The potential value in Norwich’s attacking options simply cannot be understated or ignored, Pukki, Cantwell and Buendía particularly impressing in their last two outings.

Todd Cantwell and Emi Buendia celebrate a goal for Norwich

The Finnish international now has five goals and one assist in three matches, while Cantwell, playing on the left flank of the Canaries’ attacking midfield trio, has a goal and two assists.

If the trio can continue their impressive early-season form in some promising fixtures from Gamweek 6 to 8, then Daniel Farke’s side could become the most important source of budget options in the Premier League.

Abraham and Mount got the goals for Chelsea as they recorded their first win of the season

Whilst Abraham’s brace understandably stole the headlines in Chelsea’s victory, Mason Mount (£6.1m) delivered yet another exceptional performance to cement his place in Lampard’s plans for the upcoming Premier League campaign – and on the Fantasy radar.

Mount, whose goal put Chelsea 2-1 up inside 17 minutes, burst through the Norwich defence to unleash a stunning strike past Tim Krul (£4.5m).

It was another goal that highlights his potential value this season, with two strikes in his last three league games, rewarding his 6.7% ownership for Gameweek 3.

Admittedly, Mount did leave the field with a suspected calf injury, Lampard allayed any concern that Mount could be out with a long-term problem. 

“For Mason, it was more of a kick on his calf so better news hopefully than a strain of any sort so hopefully he’ll recover.” Frank Lampard

Mason Mount was taken off with an injury in the second half

With over 440,000 Wildcards having been deployed in the build-up to Gameweek 3, Mount is a name that had already held relative gravitas as a budget pick for attacking coverage from Chelsea, but his impressive performance on Saturday is likely to consolidate his credibility as an attacking asset for Fantasy managers ahead of Gameweek 4. 

At this point, Mount’s place in the side looks fairly assured too, not just because of his impressive form.

Chelsea were dealt another injury blow on Saturday as Pedro (£7.0m) was injured in the pre-match warm-up. While Chelsea did well in response to losing the player, it does reduce the competition for Mount in the side.

“I thought we adjusted well to that. Pedro was a last-minute change. I thought Ross came in and did very well, Mason moved to the left and did very well so I was pleased. We talk about a young team who have to deal with things on the pitch and they did it well.” Frank Lampard

Interestingly, it was Ross Barkley (£5.9m) who was turned to when Lampard needed a replacement, not Willian. He deployed Barkley in the central midfield trio and pushed Mount forward onto the left flank of the front three.

Chelsea’s defence has now failed to keep clean-sheets in any of their opening three Premier League fixtures, and the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) and Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) do not seem viable options accordingly

It was another concerning performance from the Blues’ backline against Norwich on Saturday, which should sound more alarm bells for those in possession of Chelsea defenders.

This was an important result for Lampard but equally an impressive performance from Farke’s side, with players from both sides affirming their credentials as Fantasy selections, most notably Pukki, Cantwell, Abraham and Mount. 

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 3

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  1. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    PUKKI PARTY

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes?

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You need any beers?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          No thanks, there's plenty at the party.

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Trent bap?

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I should coco.

  3. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    full Baps for Salah

  4. Eddie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Bloody consolation goals.

  5. Tiki-Taka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    did Van Dijk get booked or not?

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nah, Fabinho.

      1. Tiki-Taka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I saw that one, didn't Van Dijk blatantly hand ball it also though?

      2. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        They both got booked

        1. Tiki-Taka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          it didn't come up on sky sports and just checked BBC and he doesn't have one

  6. QueefParkRangers
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Love watching people counting their chickens before they hatch. LOL

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Farmlife

  7. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    That Arsenal goal really hurt!!

    1. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      yep

  8. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Was heading for an awesome rank before the Torreira goal. 🙁

    Mo Salah (c) you little dancer.

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Well played.

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Fair play Berbs, done well fella

    3. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sterling hatty incoming

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Well played geez

    5. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Cheers fellas. Gutted on missing out projected rank 999 though!

  9. KANE-O-MANIA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Best replacements for Trossard & Perez??
    13.3 to spend???

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Martial and Mount?

      1. KANE-O-MANIA
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Short by 0.5

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Just Perez to Mount

      1. KANE-O-MANIA
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        May be Martial & McGinn

  10. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Was salah eo over 100?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      37

      1. Mc3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        TSB is nearly 40% so EO must be at least in the 40s

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Think I saw 30/40% might be wrong though

  11. GE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    King or Jora -> Pukki?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      King

      1. toptom007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I am doing King -> Pukki but FYI Fpl statistics has him due for another price rise toning so might be worth the early transfer.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      lol

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

    livefpl down?

    1. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      yup

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Too much traffic

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Salah 3
    Fabinho 2
    Matip 1
    ----
    Trent to miss out by 1 BPS, going by FFS.

    1. QueefParkRangers
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Good nothing for TAA

    2. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      lack of CS really hurting double pool D holders 🙁

    3. Free Hat
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Fabinho with a yellow still so high up

  14. toptom007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Great article but does anyone know how close Pukki was from getting the full 3 Bonus points?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Had them till Tammy took them.

  15. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    What's the average?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Manchester United.

      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Hahaha

  16. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Salah owners must bow to DLuiz. Wow. He gave him the first goal for free and second on a discount platter

  17. QueefParkRangers
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Robbo to drop tonight then

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Probably, next 2 fixtures are great though

    2. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Doubt it. Mane has been due to rise for days but hasn't yet.

  18. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Salah/Wilson/Moura—>Mane/Kdb/PukkI (-4)

    1. toptom007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Make sure you have Pukki Coverage for the man city game!

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

    Mane owners must feel sick

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      They were buzzing last weekend, it'll happen!

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

        Really and truly the Mane + 1m bandwagon started this week

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Why. This is exactly how it always happens. If you want all the points you have to own both.

      1. Squib
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Which combo you reckon if you had to:
        1. Salah and Mane
        2. Sterling and KDB
        3. Eriksen and Son

    3. as33
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Its time to do WC: any good:
      Ryan
      Lundstram, Pieters, Robbo
      Salah, Sterling, KDB, Lanzini, Cantwell
      Kane, Pukki?

  20. Baberto
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Currently on

    Ryan Button
    Zinch Coleman VVD AWB Lund
    Salah Sterling Perez Robinson Dendo
    Kane Pukki Greenwood

    1ft and 1.4 itb

    Time for a WC?

    1. toptom007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Depends on the no of transfers you have, You probably could do fine with 3 Transfers and a -4.

    2. 12steps
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Why?

  21. KSM of USA & Earth
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ay yay yay. 1.5 mil to 45,000 right back to 1.5 mil. 25 points plus sterling (c) to go. Mane, you looked good last week, what happened? I'm fine with a blank but he looked tired the whole way.

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

    TAA owner and Auba owner... that late goal must've done good for rank

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Gained 3 from Auba, lost 7 from Trent.

      Might have been a bit if Trent your only Pool defender.

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

        Yeah taa is my only pool def which is my thinking

        Many still have robbo/vvd or even a double

  23. Godfrey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Anyone know what the average score is?

    1. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      25

  24. komodosam
    1 month, 23 days ago

    How bad were those GW3 Scout picks?!

  25. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Salah sellers I warned you...

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      WC's would probably need a WC to get him back.

      It's only half time though, Sterling and Kane captainers have very good fixtures.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cmon sterling (c), was meaning the salah to mane swappers

    2. komodosam
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm so glad I didn't sell him.

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Glad I kept him and TAA on my WC

    4. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      When you were typing that, did it not cross your mind that it exactly the kind of thing a nob might write

      You know there are several games to go, right

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Take a joke, enjoy the rest of the season

  26. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Don't mind too much that Liverpool conceded. Got my Trent points and Robbo + VVD owners missed out 😀

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      fair perspective but undeserved

  27. the vanisher
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So all those Mane owners who swapped him with Salah because of ‘better value’ will now swap back to Salah?

    1. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Might try to squeeze both in.

    2. KSM of USA & Earth
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I want to. He's 2 points more over 2 games, so that's 100% value on that extra 1.0 mil he costs. I'm scared to captain mane again now.

  28. Cynical
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A. Perez to Mount
    B. Wilson to Tammy
    C. Wilson to Haller

    1. QueefParkRangers
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

  29. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    All that one spent this week going back and forth with the mighty Lundstram and Montoya and they both get zero!!!!! Haha

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

      the joys of fpl

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      😀

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ditto. Hilarious considering the thought process and stats comparison involved

  30. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So it seems like I would have more points before I played my WC even with -8...

    1. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Damn you, Mane

      1. komodosam
        1 month, 23 days ago

        lol