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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  1. SomeoneKnows
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 6 hours ago

    Should I transfer Jota > Haller?
    Has to be today otherwise I'll be priced out

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      You know the risks.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
        26 days, 6 hours ago

        Wait for Jota to play?

      • FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 6 hours ago

        no, always wait

      • EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 6 hours ago

        if you dont have pukki its an option, id probably just wait for barnes

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 6 hours ago

          if you have*

    3. Ray In Bruges.
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      Ryan
      Robertson - Montoya - Lundstram
      Salah - KDB - Martial - Barkley
      Aubameyang - Wilson - Pukki

      Pope - Dendoncker - Ake - Diop

      I'm needing to take a hit if I want to swap Barkley for Mount.

      A) Barkley + Diop > Mount + Kelly (-4)
      B) Barkley + Ake > Mount + Söyüncü (-4)
      C) Don't take a hit and do something else

      1. purple lamborGhini
          26 days, 6 hours ago

          You could do dendocker>cantwell and bench barkley and address him when you wc. In gw5 when Cant has City if you dont want play him Ake has Everton @ home and Diop has AV away.
          Thinking outside the box for you to consider 😉

          1. purple lamborGhini
              26 days, 6 hours ago

              oh ignore this I assumed Barkley didnt start today but he did

          2. cigan
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 6 hours ago

            wait for injury news but B looks decent to me

          3. Viper
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 6 hours ago

            Not sure it's worth a hit exactly but B player wise looks good

          4. FOO FIGHTER
              26 days, 6 hours ago

              Drop one of your GK's to fund the deal?

          5. cigan
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 6 hours ago

            How did Wesley look?

            I need to shift Adams and I'm 0.3 short of getting Haller (who I really want but not keen on taking 2 hits in a row). Villa's fixtures seem very good so I'm looking at Wesley (another option is Barnes)

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              26 days, 6 hours ago

              played well but not sure he’ll be much of an fpl guy

          6. Viper
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 6 hours ago

            I don't want to play Brighton players away to City next week. Which looks the better option?

            A. Montoya - > Soyuncu. Bench Trossard.

            B. Trossard - > Mount. Bench Montoya

            C. Play Trossard. Save ft

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              26 days, 6 hours ago

              B

              1. Viper
                • 9 Years
                26 days, 6 hours ago

                Thanks.

                Think I'm leaning for A/C. I do like the look of Trossard. I'll just have accept 1/2 points max next gw

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              26 days, 6 hours ago

              Newcastle vs Brighton GW6.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                26 days, 6 hours ago

                Probably B if Burnley at home isn't the plan.

                1. Viper
                  • 9 Years
                  26 days, 6 hours ago

                  I actually really like Trossard but I think he may be similar to Gross in that he doesn't start away games vs. The top 6.

                  I actually think I'm leaning towards A although Montoya did nearly get on the scoresheet today

            3. purple lamborGhini
                26 days, 6 hours ago

                c

              • Manani
                • 7 Years
                26 days, 6 hours ago

                C

                they have nice fixture after. would just take it on teh chin for next GW

              • Viper
                • 9 Years
                26 days, 6 hours ago

                Thanks all

            4. Laserface
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              26 days, 6 hours ago

              What would you change in this team? 0 FTs left, 0.6m itb .. WC intact

              Pope
              Trent Laporte VVD Digne
              Salah Sterling Martial Cantwell
              Pukki Rashford

              Dendo Greenwood Rico

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                26 days, 6 hours ago

                Why do people ask when they've already made their transfers?

                1. purple lamborGhini
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    reassurance

                  • TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    They want to take hits.

                  • Laserface
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    Well I’m open to taking a -4

                2. Manani
                  • 7 Years
                  26 days, 6 hours ago

                  nothing worth a hit IMO

              2. MattSmitty
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 6 hours ago

                A. Siggy + Dendoncker > Mount + Ceballos
                B. Siggy + Greenwood > Ceballos + Barnes

                Currently have 2 FT

              3. ★Kuntheman★
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 6 hours ago

                Pope likely to rise tonight? Not sure how accurate FPLstatistics have been

              4. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                26 days, 6 hours ago

                About 30 minutes before price changes, get those transfers in.

                1. Lukey27
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  26 days, 6 hours ago

                  -8 Locked

                  1. Lukey27
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    feels dirty

                  2. Eddie`
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    Why not WC?

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    Pukki monster going up?

                  • BATISTUTA ®
                    • 2 Years
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    King -> Haller ... early but both dropped, perfect timing 🙂

                  • Kiwivillan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    isn't that only announcement. Could get caught out like previous seasons

                3. purple lamborGhini
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    PVA scored today, that means he scores in the next 4 as well right?

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      26 days, 6 hours ago

                      At least.

                  • The Finnisher
                    • 8 Years
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    Almost tempted by McGinn to Cantwell just to pocket the 1m extra for Mane to Salah next week, Cantwell at 4.6 looks insane value

                  • Differential (c)
                    • 3 Years
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    Tempted by Perez+Adams->Haller+McGinn.

                    Probably should wait, right? I can afford a Haller price rise.

                    1. Differential (c)
                      • 3 Years
                      26 days, 6 hours ago

                      This is for a hit, btw

                    2. BATISTUTA ®
                      • 2 Years
                      26 days, 6 hours ago

                      Seems about right ...both in form

                  • Rolls-Royce
                    • 5 Years
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    So Cantwell looks like rising? Currently at 100.1%

                  • davies
                    • 5 Years
                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                    Last time before I confirm... worth -4?

                    Diop + King > Lundstram + Pukki

                    1. purple lamborGhini
                        26 days, 6 hours ago

                        yes for me

                      • Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        26 days, 6 hours ago

                        Pretty easy yes

                    2. Minty1337
                      • 5 Years
                      26 days, 6 hours ago

                      Brought in pukki today
                      Really want to take - 8 hit for:

                      Robbo - vvd
                      Hayden- mount

                      Because of cost I can only do tonight.
                      Current team
                      Pope - 4.0
                      Robbo - digne - lundstram - Rico - kelly
                      Sterling - Salah - donk - KDB - hayden
                      Auba - pukki - wickham

                      Should I risk it for the biscuit?
                      Also how essential Is Liverpool defence at this point?

                      1. BATISTUTA ®
                        • 2 Years
                        26 days, 6 hours ago

                        -8 and Mount isnt even sure to start ... dont do it

                      2. GloryManUnited
                        • 1 Year
                        26 days, 6 hours ago

                        Or just do Hayden>>>Cantwell as I am...

                        1. purple lamborGhini
                            26 days, 6 hours ago

                            you could do that or you can play 4-4-2 for free

                            1. GloryManUnited
                              • 1 Year
                              26 days, 6 hours ago

                              That works even better.

                        2. Minty1337
                          • 5 Years
                          26 days, 6 hours ago

                          Should I not be freaking out about the price changes? Afraid of losing money.

                        3. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          26 days, 6 hours ago

                          -8 at 2am on sunday isnt good

                      3. GloryManUnited
                        • 1 Year
                        26 days, 6 hours ago

                        2FT /// .7 ITB

                        Ryan
                        VVD/Zinchenko/KWP/Lund/Montoya
                        Sterling/Salah/KDB/Dendoncker/Hayden
                        Kane/Pukki/Greenwood

                        Hayden>>Cantwell to get the price rise tonight as well as form seems to make the most sense?

                        Then address either getting Ryan out or something else with other free after GW ends...

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          26 days, 6 hours ago

                          wouldnt bother with that transfer

                      4. Snapes on a Plane
                        • 4 Years
                        26 days, 6 hours ago

                        Martial + Rashford> Mount + Pukki? (-4)
                        Yay or nay?

                        1. GloryManUnited
                          • 1 Year
                          26 days, 6 hours ago

                          Wait for news...no rush here unless you want the .1 each after they rise that badly?

                        2. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          26 days, 6 hours ago

                          You just brought in the MUN players... Seems way rash.

                        3. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          26 days, 6 hours ago

                          no

                      5. michudagawd
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        26 days, 6 hours ago

                        Pope
                        Cathcart VVD Soyuncu
                        Salah Perez Martial Trossard Sterling
                        Pukki Kane

                        Button - Greenwood KWP Rico

                        1 FT, 0.4 itb

                        Perez out for Anderson and play Trossard?

                        Or should I keep Perez and do Trossard to Mount?

                        Thanks.

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          26 days, 6 hours ago

                          tross fixtures are horrendous, would get rid

                      6. Crazygopher
                          26 days, 6 hours ago

                          Best 5.5 defender. Not zinch

                          1. GloryManUnited
                            • 1 Year
                            26 days, 6 hours ago

                            David Luiz

                          2. purple lamborGhini
                              26 days, 6 hours ago

                              pva

                            • EMBOLOFAN
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              26 days, 6 hours ago

                              awb

                              1. The Poor One
                                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                                  that's 5.6

                              2. Eddie`
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                26 days, 6 hours ago

                                AWB?

                              3. Crazygopher
                                  26 days, 6 hours ago

                                  Whats people's thoughts on maguire

                                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                                    not as good aa awb

                              4. NestorC
                                • 3 Years
                                26 days, 6 hours ago

                                I assume Mount will be ok next week since all of you are transferring him in tonight?

                                1. EMBOLOFAN
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  26 days, 6 hours ago

                                  yep

                                2. Eddie`
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  26 days, 6 hours ago

                                  I really hope so.

                              5. FOO FIGHTER
                                  26 days, 6 hours ago

                                  Looks like Pukki, Cantwell and Mount will be the players going up in price.

                                • Taegugk Warrior
                                  • 1 Year
                                  26 days, 6 hours ago

                                  Siggy > mount (-4) or wait...?

                                • Flynny
                                  • 4 Years
                                  26 days, 6 hours ago

                                  Hi...injuries dependant, any views on best move here please? 1.6m itb .....thanks

                                  Pope
                                  Vvd digne soyuncu guilbert rico
                                  Salah sterling kdb perez trossard
                                  Pukki jota Greenwood

                                  A...perez to martial
                                  B....Perez to mount
                                  C....perez and jota to mount and haller - 4

                                • K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                                  • 2 Years
                                  26 days, 6 hours ago

                                  Quick one:
                                  Perez > mount ?

                                  1. GloryManUnited
                                    • 1 Year
                                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                                    Yes

                                • purple lamborGhini
                                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                                    Do I really have to watch a Chelsea game again to check out Mount :l
                                    My gut says he is over-rated or over-performing, why is he so popular.. it must be that price point

                                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      26 days, 6 hours ago

                                      MY GUT FEELING WITHOUT WATCHING HIM PLAY IS XYZ

                                  • Robin Van Persie (C)
                                    • 1 Year
                                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                                    *NEED TO DO IT BEFORE THE PRICE RISE*

                                    DDG
                                    VVD KWP Zinchenko Lundstram Rico
                                    Salah Sterling Martial Dendoncker Hayden
                                    Kane Pukki Deulofeu

                                    A. Hayden to Cantwell for free
                                    B. Martial & Hayden to Mount & James for -4

                                    (WC in GW5)

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                        26 days, 6 hours ago

                                        A

                                    2. Kiwivillan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      26 days, 6 hours ago

                                      Don't rate United that much in that only had AWB on WC but losing at home to relegation tipped Palace surprised me. Thought maybe 0-0 like last season at home. This is going to be interesting league season

                                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        26 days, 6 hours ago

                                        was a weird game, an anomoly i think

                                    3. Soto Ayam
                                        26 days, 6 hours ago

                                        Is Cantrell instead of mcginn worth it over the season?
                                        They both face a hapless west ham defence in the next 2 weeks. Cantwell plays further forward ya?

                                        1. purple lamborGhini
                                            26 days, 6 hours ago

                                            neither for the season lol

                                          • EMBOLOFAN
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            26 days, 6 hours ago

                                            last season:
                                            cantwell: 1g 2a (1600mins)
                                            mcginn: 6g 10a (3450mins)

                                            1. Soto Ayam
                                                26 days, 6 hours ago

                                                Thanks...think I'll keep as is at the moment and wait for news on martial injury

                                          • purple lamborGhini
                                              26 days, 6 hours ago

                                              im waiting for the magical day when we get a 4.0 defender drop to 3.9. The things dreams are made of 🙂

                                              1. moment
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                26 days, 5 hours ago

                                                Pouring one out for 4.0 midfielder Shane Ferguson in 2011/12

                                            • dark91
                                              • 3 Years
                                              26 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Why so many gravless people around at this time?

                                              1. Soto Ayam
                                                  26 days, 6 hours ago

                                                  Cause we're not all from the UK

                                                  1. dark91
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                                                    Not sure what does the UK have to do with this but ok I won't argue 😀
                                                    I am not from the UK either btw as well as many others on here

                                                    1. purple lamborGhini
                                                        26 days, 6 hours ago

                                                        he means he is on at this time because it isnt late for him. He didnt address having no grav.
                                                        Dont judge a book by its cover tho

                                                      • Soto Ayam
                                                          26 days, 6 hours ago

                                                          Thought you were referencing the early UK time in your gravless comment

                                                    2. Kiwivillan
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      26 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      "We are the Gravless. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile."

                                                  2. Rolls-Royce
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    26 days, 6 hours ago

                                                    Had a dream Kane scored a hattrick. But it was an away game. Not sure how to feel as a Kane owner and Sterling capper.