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

4,044 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Manani
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    should I replace Stones or just put him in bench till after int. break? Dendocker can play for him this week

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I’m an owner and not sure. If I don’t wildcard I’ll probably keep or get a Spurs defender to free up a city slot for KDB.

  2. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 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. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      C

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      C could work. Villa good fixtures.

    3. Effe
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I’d pick C out of those

  3. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Kane, Robinson to Haller, Pepe could be good after IB. Hmm

  4. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Jota or Wilson > Pukki?

  5. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Is Mane worth 6.9m over Cantwell?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      😮

    2. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      😀

  6. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Would you do Ceballos and Kean to Cantwell and Haller for -4?

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Just chasing last week’s points.

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Haller looks really good. Everton don't look like they will score 2-3 a game.

  7. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Pope
    VvD - Digne - Diop - Zinchenko - Soyuncu
    Salah - Sigurdsson* - KdB - Son
    Wilson* - Jimenez
    Heaton - Diop - Stephens - Greenwood

    1 FT, 0.0 ITB

    A) Wilson -> Pukki
    B) Sigurdsson + Wilson -> Pogba + Pukki
    C) Sigurdsson + Wilson -> Cantwell + Aubameyang

    Help!

    I might be priced out of C, tonight.

  8. abaalan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Worth taking the hit for this? (need to do it tonight really)

    Kane + King + Trossard -> Haller + Pukki + De Bruyne

    Also own Mount - any news on his injury?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      GW not over...

      1. Stoneleigh
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yer but prices rise tonight (I assume that’s the urgency)

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Still

    2. Earwicker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Haller and Pukki playing on Tuesday?

    3. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No just look to make a simple king to pukki.

  9. Cynical
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Ayoze to Mount tonight?

    Or hold until later in the week?

  10. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Robinson and Kyle Walker Peters to Mount and Pieters?

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      So your looking to get rid of a prety much nailed defender with great fixtures before he has played this GW ?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        KWP isnt very good. Borrowed time

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          That's not the point . Until Foyth is fit again he's safe.

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      What's going on with Aurier? Poch likes to rotate FBs, is KWP nailed long term?

  11. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Any of martial or mount injuries serious?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Mount's looked like a dead leg. Don't think too serious.

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Lamps said he was kicked in the calf, not a strain. Suspect he'll be fine.

  12. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Been thinking about Jota to Barnes or AWB to Zinchenko?

    Could also consider Martial/Jota to Mount/Haller -4 but it sounds too crazy imho

    Ryan
    TAA/Digne/WB
    Salah/Sterling/KDB/Martial/Ceballos
    Pukki/Jota

    Button/Lund/Rico/Green

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Save

  13. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Sorry lads. Pukki has now come into my team. So..... NO MORE GOALS FROM PUKKI HAHAHAHAHA

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Unjinxable

  14. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Not sure why you would any to sell Vardy

  15. Infamy, Infamy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Martial and Greenwood to Cantwell and Pukki?

    1. Olivier Bernards watch
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      don't lose martial (unless seriously injured, which seems unlikely)

    2. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      U need both to play, if so yeah..if not it's iffy

  16. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Good to see so many ppl farting away their WCs this early.

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Always the risk. Big move to get in Martial, AWB,etc when attacking stats were poor. But people have plenty of time to recover

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        You make it sound like you have a clue what you're talking about.

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Well I can read stats

    2. MeatPieSausageRoll
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Unfortunately I wouldn’t mind betting that tens of thousands of those same people finish above you

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Sorry that you wont be one of them

      • Dreaming of glory
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        The longer u hold it the more u use it for sideways moves anyway! Still have mine btw, early use really just benefited catching early price rises and bandwagons

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      McGinn and Murray to Cantwell and Pukki for a hit. Yes or no

      1. Underdog333
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yes

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        No

    4. Underdog333
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Potential WC team
      GK - Ryan, Pickford
      DF - Montoya, Kelly, VVD, Zinc, Lundstram
      MF - Salah, Sterling, Martial, Mount, KDB
      FW - Wesley, Pukki, Greenwood

      Any help?

      1. Prawnsandwich
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Ryan out for Pope
        Pickford to 4.0m
        VVD to TAA
        Wesley to Haller
        Montoya to Soysauce

        1. Prawnsandwich
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          If Kane does well tomorrow, and KDB only picks up say an assist..maybe switch / find funds
          If Son does well, maybe in for KDB

      2. Carefree Crew
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I'm looking at selling Ryan due to fixtures. Considering Heaton due to fixtures, although I heard Villa were poor defensively last season. I'm a football snob & don't follow the championship.

    5. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Omg Will Hughes. Him and Gray could've been the next choo choo train.

      1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        How was the game today ?

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Disappointing mate. Deserved the point, stats say it all. They had 1 clear chance... 1 goal and an amazing finish. We didn't look as confident and were awful first half but when Mcburnie and Sharp came on we looked different. Pressed them and had most possession but typical prem screamer. Quality of final pass and crosses needed to be better/quicker, v confident we'll be fine though :). Reckon few changes though, wilder didn't seem happy

          1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Finer margins in the PL. Won't get to see the games until we get back to Sheff in about a week hopefully.

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Yup for sure. Enjoy 🙂

              1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Not much enjoyment tbh. Daughter in hospital after a pretty major op.

                1. Tsparkes10
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Sorry to hear, hope everything is okay.

                  1. Tsparkes10
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Or becomes better should I say

    6. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A few issues to sort out...wondering what the consensus is...best player to ditch this week?
      A Ryan to Pope or Heaton
      B Guilbert to Mings
      C Dendoncker to Cantwell
      D Trossard ?

      1. Mr Peanutbutter
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I actually don't think any of these are issues

        • Carefree Crew
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Considering both A & C myself. Ryan has City then more unfavorable fixtures to follow. Canteen price rise also a factor. Depends on the rest of your team & finances.

      2. Olivier Bernards watch
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        it's interesting that james is recieving such little attention. great form, excellent attacking fixtures, 6 mil for utd attacker, looks unlikely to lose his place any time soon (lingard is surely first on the chopping block)...

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Good shout.. He seems nailed. Lingard is utter trash.

        2. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          He plays for Man U. Not Norwich.

      3. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        To echo what Bemba said earlier: there are League Cup games midweek, so try to hold those FTs if you can.

        1. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          It’s a good try, but they won’t listen.

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Dis tru

        3. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          To late. Pukki is now in.

      4. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Hmm Martial and Shaw don’t sound like big concerns. But Mount going up tonight doesn’t help playing a patient game...

      5. 2GUNPETE
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yo any big time Hoffers around?If you cut the mustard join the Top 1k Hall of Fame league!Code is - beeps2

      6. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Because of course, you know better.

      7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Three consecutive blanks is not what I expect for 7m, Robbo...

      8. SalahFingers
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Perez -> Mount

        Yay or Nay?

      9. Garfield1001
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Thoughts on Wesley as an option?

      10. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Anyone else thinking about keeping Perez for one more week? I know he's been awful to own but Bournemouth at home is a great fixture.

        1. SalahFingers
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah, but how many price drops are you going to tolerate. That's the big question for me.

        2. Hairy Potter
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Took him until November last season to get a goal for Newcastle.

        3. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Just lost patience with him.

      11. Phillipsturn
          3 months, 19 days ago

          VVD > 4.5m Max
          Greenwood > Pukki -4?
          Will go from a 4-4-2 to 3-4-3