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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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  1. Crystal Alice
      23 days, 16 hours ago

      Who makes way for Pukki?

      Jota
      Deulofeu
      King

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 16 hours ago

        King

        1. Eddie`
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 16 hours 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
        23 days, 16 hours ago

        deulofeu

      3. Bragazeti
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 16 hours ago

        Deulofeu should be the favorite

      4. MeatPieSausageRoll
          23 days, 16 hours ago

          Jota

        • Eddie`
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 16 hours ago

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

      5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 16 hours ago

        So about this double Liverpool defence thing...

        1. Eddie`
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 16 hours ago

          See below...

        2. Crystal Alice
            23 days, 16 hours ago

            I'm sticking

          • baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 16 hours ago

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

          • stupendous
            • 7 Years
            23 days, 16 hours 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

          • Earwicker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 16 hours 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`
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 16 hours ago

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

          1. JustPark
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 16 hours ago

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

          2. Dreaming of glory
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 16 hours 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
            23 days, 16 hours ago

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

        4. MeatPieSausageRoll
            23 days, 16 hours ago

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

          • stupendous
            • 7 Years
            23 days, 16 hours ago

            Sod it. Done!

            Robinson and Jota
            To
            Mount and Abraham

            1. Cojiro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

              Cheeky

          • jason_ni
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 16 hours ago

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

            1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                Hope you post when you get bad scores too!

              • DA Minnion
                • 7 Years
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                That is pretty bad. No Mo .

              • Goat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                Wow. And I thought 25 from 9 was bad

                1. jason_ni
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 16 hours 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.

            2. Blanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

              Perez > Mount free

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

              1. baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 16 hours ago

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

                1. Eastman
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 16 hours ago

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

            3. Bruin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                Also interested in this one

              2. Eastman
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 16 hours ago

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

              3. Dreaming of glory
                • 3 Years
                23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                He’s not going anywhere!! Season keeper

                1. Eastman
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 16 hours ago

                  This

              5. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 16 hours ago

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

            4. ignis88
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 16 hours 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?

            5. FCRS BGD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 16 hours ago

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

            6. yakirh
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

              Should I WC?

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

              1. DA Minnion
                • 7 Years
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                No

              2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                Why?

                1. yakirh
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours ago

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

                1. yakirh
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 16 hours ago

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

            7. JustPark
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

              Perez to James for free?

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

            8. donlobatto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                Definitely good. I have Perez but otherwise happy also.

                1. donlobatto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours ago

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

                1. donlobatto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 16 hours ago

                  Great minds!

                  How you doing on OR atm?

            9. primal33
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 16 hours ago

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

              1. TFP
                • 9 Years
                23 days, 16 hours 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

            10. Jammydodger2018
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 16 hours 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.

            11. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours 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

            12. Jeanz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                A or c if you want them on WC

            13. Kun Tozser
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

              A. Romeu > Cantwell

              B. Trossard > Mount

              C. Both sod it!

            14. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 16 hours ago

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

              1. danlynch13
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                Ya

              2. Eastman
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                I am defo

              3. Dreaming of glory
                • 3 Years
                23 days, 16 hours 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
                • 3 Years
                23 days, 16 hours 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

            15. Garfield1001
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                C

            16. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

              Robertson owners unlucky not to get attacking returns so far.

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                This, see above

              2. KingOllie
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours ago

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

            17. Cojiro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

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

              1. Prawnsandwich
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 16 hours ago

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

            18. SpiritRising
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 16 hours 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.

            19. tielleman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              23 days, 16 hours ago

              King Balbuena > Pukki Hanley (-4) tonight?

            20. Flynny
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

              Any view on best Perez replacement out of:

              A....martial

              B....mount

              Thanks

              1. tempest
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                Martial could be injured? If not, him. Oop

              2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                Both currently flagged for limping off

              3. Olivier Bernards watch
                • 5 Years
                23 days, 16 hours 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
                  • 4 Years
                  23 days, 16 hours ago

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

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

            21. tempest
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

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

              A) ceballos
              B) McGinn
              C) James

              Have martial

              1. danlynch13
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                B

              2. Warby84
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                B

              3. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                Hat trick for McGinn

            22. Olivier Bernards watch
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours 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

            23. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 16 hours ago

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

              striker will come in week after next

            24. gers23
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 16 hours 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
                23 days, 16 hours ago

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

              2. ElBuffalo20
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                23 days, 16 hours 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

            25. gmando2011
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

              Is mount worth the extra £1.5m over cantwell?