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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4,044 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Crystal Alice
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Who makes way for Pukki?

    Jota
    Deulofeu
    King

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      King

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I was .1 off swapping King for Pukki, so swapped Jota. I'm justifying it to myself by saying Bournemouth have decent fixtures and he's on pens. It feels bad though.

    2. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      deulofeu

    3. Bragazeti
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Deulofeu should be the favorite

    4. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Jota

    5. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Oh, Deulofeu, I didn't even see he was there. Him. Get rid of him.

  2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    So about this double Liverpool defence thing...

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      See below...

    2. Crystal Alice
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I'm sticking

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      They looked better and now it was Arsenal. Two next are plum fixtures. I am not selling now.

    4. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I have VVD and I think TAA is all that's needed. When I have no pressing priorities I'll do that side move

    5. Earwicker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Hang on, I remember how this goes...they're not defenders, they count as midfielders 'cos they're only there for "attacking returns"...yeah, right...

  3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    With the fixtures I don't want to get rid of my Liverpool defenders, but when oh when is Alisson back?

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Thinking of next week but that's just me being optimistic.

    2. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      He wasnt at fault for todays goal. Easy to go single now and when they pick up move someone back in, robbo gonna drop maybe others will too so u could make a bit of change up too

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Really hoping Alisson drops to 5.8 - that’s going to be unbeatable value

  4. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Would be lovely if we signed Pulisic in January. Would be good to have a fellow American reppin’ Utd

  5. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Sod it. Done!

    Robinson and Jota
    To
    Mount and Abraham

    1. Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Cheeky

  6. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    9 points from 7.. anyone beat that? Kand capt still to play.

    1. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Hope you post when you get bad scores too!

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      That is pretty bad. No Mo .

    3. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Wow. And I thought 25 from 9 was bad

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Ryan, robbo, digne, dunk, tielemans, siggy, rashford.
        Not my personal team, but a friends.. had an absolute howler, kane haul.could.soften the blow tho.

  7. Blanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Perez > Mount free

    Or make it a - 4 with Haller for King as well.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Mount is probably ok for next match, but there is some uncertainty now imo.

      1. Eastman
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Seen the injury on motd and hopefully should be ok. I’m doing the transfer from Perez

  8. Bruin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Robertson is going down tonight according to FPL STATS but nowhere close to dropping on Fantasy Football Fix. Which has been more accurate this season? I always found FPL STATS more accurate in previous seasons.

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Also interested in this one

    2. Eastman
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I’m keeping Robertson. Still attacking, I think clean sheets will come and good fixtures coming up.

    3. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Think he will drop.before next week. No cleans in 3, 2 assists for taa and 1 goal for matip & vvd. Ppl dumping their 2nd pool defender he will be the one to go

    4. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      He’s not going anywhere!! Season keeper

      1. Eastman
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        This

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Too early to make transfer ... will take it on the chin

  9. ignis88
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    No fires to put out. Strong GW and rising, thankfully. Thoughts:

    A) Greenwood + TAA//VVD --> Abraham + Soyuncu//Kelly
    Seemingly beefs up the team + avoids the pool double up.

    B) Dendocker -> Cantwell
    Allows to win a couple 0.1 in price rises. More attacking option, but does it matter for my bench?

  10. FCRS BGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Hi guys
    What do you think , on which position will Lo Celso play?
    Thanks

  11. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Should I WC?

    Heaton
    VVD AWB Digne Cathcart Montoya
    Salah Sterling Martial Mount Perez
    Kane

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      No

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Why?

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Perez
        Mount and Martial flagged
        TAA better pick than VVD and Robbo
        No Pukki
        No KDB

    3. Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      No, easy 2 transfer fix. Downgrade Perez, upgrade striker to pukki. Job done

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        1FT 0 in the bank
        Cant do it
        And Martial and Mount are doubts

  12. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Perez to James for free?

    And who the heck was it that just stand there instead of marking PVA?!

  13. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    When my team looks this good on paper when planning to save an FT, I just know something will go wrong lol

    Heaton (cry)
    VVD (bur), AWB (sou), Zinch (BHA), Digne (WOL)
    Salah (bur), Sterling (BHA), KDB (BHA), Martial (sou)
    Pukki (whu), Jota (eve)
    (Button) (Lunds, Dendo, Greenwood)

    Only real internal conflict of interest is Digne vs Jota. Looking forward!

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Definitely good. I have Perez but otherwise happy also.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Perez is a frustrating one. Transferred him out before this GW but I can see he could still do well longer term.

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      This is my exact first team except I have Maguire instead of AWB... 😮

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Great minds!

        How you doing on OR atm?

  14. primal33
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Lucas + King to Mount + Haller +0.9m ITB worth it for -4?

    1. TFP
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I don't think you should take a hit to get on a player who limped off today, wait for the prognosis, more important than the price rise

  15. Destroyer of teams
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Sold Salah for Mane
    Cantwell on the bench
    Digne VVD Lunds Dunk combined total of 4pts

    Anyone else having as bad a week?

    Total points 18 thanks to Pukki

    Still might be able to salvage this week but not optimistic. Still to play is

    Kane C
    Sterling
    KDB
    Laporte
    Pope

    Basically need Kane Hatty and KDB to score big. Most C Sterling so hope I don’t lose another battle.

  16. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    I'm a -4 away from this:

    Pope
    TAA, Digne, Zinch
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Mount, Cantwell
    Haller, Pukki

    Woodman; A. Barnes, Kelly; Lund

    FT some seconds ago was Trossard to Cantwell, 4.9m ITB (Eliteserien style). -4 would most likely be Gallagher to Haller after press conferences, so I'd bench Barnes. 2.0m would then be left for Martial to Son/Pepe whenever one of them explodes, which I expect to be GW5/6

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Could also simply leave the money ITB after Haller for a Kelly upgrade if defenders become fashionable again. Not sure anybody's an "upgrade" on Martial except if he's injured, of course

  17. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Ryan
    Robertson VVD Zinchenko KWP
    Sterling Salah Mount Buendia
    Kane Pukki

    Button Lundstram Dendoncker Wickham

    0.4itb 1 FT

    Thinking I’ll play my wildcard next week in the International Break.

    Which one week punt / financially minded move?

    A) Dendoncker -> Cantwell
    B) KWP -> Otamendi
    C) Robertson -> TAA

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      A or c if you want them on WC

  18. Kun Tozser
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    A. Romeu > Cantwell

    B. Trossard > Mount

    C. Both sod it!

  19. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Robbo has looked threatening 3 GWs but no FPL points ... keep?

    1. danlynch13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Ya

    2. Eastman
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I am defo

    3. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Hes gonna drop so if your doubling up id ditch for a few weeks nd get him back cheaper if pool defence picks up

    4. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I just sold going into thos week. I still like him, but didn't want double anymore, plumped for taa.
      If he drops a bit I may bring back once alison is fit

  20. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    OK so 1FT and 0 ITB

    Plan to do Jota to Pukki, but need 0.3m and a -4 to fund it. Which option is best:

    A) Heaton > 4m (have Pope)
    B) Dunk > Kelly
    C) King > Wesley

    Opinions appreciated!

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      C

  21. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Robertson owners unlucky not to get attacking returns so far.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      This, see above

    2. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      u see when he was literally the furthest forward? had a shot blocked on edge of the box

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Hes hardly made a good cross so far over 3 games.

  22. Cojiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    F*** it. Wildcard Active. Feeling good. Usually I'd be flooded by guilt by now, but feeling alright

    1. Prawnsandwich
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Its OK to feel good about yourself....just let go of the false sense of guilt...its not your fault

  23. SpiritRising
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Heaton Pope
    Van djik Robertson boly guilbert Lundstrom

    Salah sterling Redmond Pedro Barkley

    King Abraham deeney

    I was of thinking of deeney and Pedro to Haller and grealish this week for -4 before wild carding next week. I believe the fixtures are good enough this week to buy me time but turn much for the worse after that.

    Would you agree on that move? I know I'm still not getting pukki but feel with West ham being at home Haller may pose more of the threat next week. May actually get them both when in the wild card but that's a decision for a different day.

  24. tielleman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    King Balbuena > Pukki Hanley (-4) tonight?

  25. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Any view on best Perez replacement out of:

    A....martial

    B....mount

    Thanks

    1. tempest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Martial could be injured? If not, him. Oop

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Both currently flagged for limping off

    3. Olivier Bernards watch
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      i'm reasonably confident that martial is amongst the most important picks at the moment (assuming the injury isn't serious). Mount also looks fantastic value at the moment but there is still significant uncertainty regarding how to evaluate him.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Yup. Realise both are flagged. The stats seem to suggest that mount ie better

        Just wonder if not getting martial is over thinking....

  26. tempest
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    I’d love one quick bit of help....

    A) ceballos
    B) McGinn
    C) James

    Have martial

    1. danlynch13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      B

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Hat trick for McGinn

  27. Olivier Bernards watch
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    i'm looking to bring in an attacker (either forward or mid) worth up to 7.5 max (already have pukki). Currently considering Fanderson, Lanzini, Haller, Mount, Abraham. Anyone have any insights into which of those is best for the next 6 weeks or so, or am I missing any important options?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Take a gander at WH fixtures in attack. It doesn’t really matter they can’t defend. There’ll be goals at both ends - they’re set up to go only one way.

      Haller

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Haller most likely to have the most goals in 6 GWs on that list you created

      But Mount could have the most points. All-round source of points from set-pieces and open play. Only thing missing is penalties... Oh, and he's flagged

    3. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Haller, watch the west ham highlights. Looks a proper striker - i think hes better than Jovic.

      I was just waiting for him to score and now hes in my team - i watched loads of him last season in the bundi and he is top quality. with lanzini, fanderson and yarmo supplying him = goals

  28. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    A) mount + 6.5 striker (who?)
    B) mcginn + a.barnes

    striker will come in week after next

  29. gers23
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Seems silly asking this now....but Salah worth the extra over Mane? For me I've always preferred Mane and planned the transfer.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Last week this week next week syndrome. Equal value in all probability imo

    2. ElBuffalo20
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Personally I think salah is the one to have, you go to mane then it’s a struggle to get salah if an injury occurs

  30. gmando2011
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Is mount worth the extra £1.5m over cantwell?