Scout Notes

Pukki asking serious questions of non-owners as Mount impresses

Norwich City 2-3 Chelsea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Todd Cantwell celebrates scoring for Norwich against Chelsea

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

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

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

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

Todd Cantwell and Emi Buendia celebrate a goal for Norwich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 3

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  1. SkeletONv01
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Any chance for a Salah 0.2 price rise till next GW with his ownership? Wanna bank it and switch to Mane :>

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Unlikely I expect. Will have been closer to a drop than a rise before tonight

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Nah. He needed a Hattie for that to happen

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      He scores two and now you want rid?

      Crazy. Just keep him. I'm going to keep him all season regardless of fixtures unless he gets injured.

      1. SkeletONv01
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Im done with "statistics", im follow my feeling, like years ago, seasons when Van Persie played still, i played for fun, i had feelings who will score, i took hits to bring em, ended up in top 10k 😛 Now with all those "statistics" i can barely do 100k. I just feel Mane next game to haul. Also, its a game, should provide fun, not dilemmas 😛

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Fun is destroying your mini league opponents for me. Good luck to you!

  2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Think we'll ever see another FDR 1 again, or FPL too afraid to offend?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      FPL has become snowflake

      1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Totally

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A what?

      1. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        A number 1 on the Fixture Difficulty Rating (2, is the lowest they will go)

    3. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      You see any teams outright deserving of a 1

      Because i sure don't

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Hudddrsfirld last year?

        1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Yep indeed. I think it's 3 years since we've had one, whenever the season was they were introduced

      2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I'd have said Newcastle at home until today!

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Didn’t watch ARS goal, was that Adrian’s error or LIV defence issue?

    1. Freaki
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Defensive mess

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Cheers, time to give up double LIV defence?

          1. Manani
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            can do with only 1 defender for now if you are on WC, would not waste a transfer to transfer them out though, unless you have nothing else to do

      • KSM of USA & Earth
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Taa cleared the ball to the middle of the pitch instead if out of play, led to a couple passes, good Terreira shot

    2. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Did Martial's injury look bad enough to sell?

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I was in work today so couldn't watch any games. How did the West Ham mids perform? In particular Anderson. Cheers.

      1. Freaki
          2 months, 21 days ago

          1 assist!

          1. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Yes I see that but just wondering if anyone watched the game and if so who stood out? The one I'm interested in is Anderson.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        SURELY, you can't sell a Liverpool defender after keeping through ARS ahead of bur & NEW.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Burnley scoring for fun.

          1. Bruce Lee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            the ball rebounds to ashley barnes in the box and that's game over

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            And I have Wood ...

        2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Keeping both. Robbo higher xA than TAA today. Shouldn't have started with him, but don't see a better option for the next two weeks now.

      3. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        imagine how happy danial james was

        he didn't even want the ball back to the h/w line... he celebrated like a king... he thought he was mbappe... he saw the headlines in the paper... the twitter followers... how he can tell his bird about the goal

        then pva came

        pl is very funny

        1. Random Name
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          cringe

        2. Would Ed Woodward
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I don't think he's particularly bothered about stuff like that.

            1. Bruce Lee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              yeah doubt he even cares that his team lost against a bottom tier team at their home ground for the first time ever

              1. Random Name
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                That's not what he meant

        3. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            2 months, 21 days ago

            anyone thinking about vvd>taa?

            1. DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Of course not

          • TOBY1
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Cantwell or mount?

            1. St. Joseph
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Mount

              Because u have to have pukki

              1. banskt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Why not both?

            2. SkeletONv01
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I would go Mount, but if in no hurry, cus price changes etc, would wait for news about "injuries".

          • St. Joseph
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Jota >> Pukki
            Done.

            I think it's maybe the end of Pukki steak

          • camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Perez and Barkley.

            Need rid asap

            1. St. Joseph
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Just do it

          • specc
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Best defender less than 4.7 for next 5 gws?

            1. Hits from the Bong
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Mings

            2. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Kelly if you have Lundstram

              1. specc
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Why kelly? what about pieters?

            3. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Dunk?

          • bso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Anyone know when Ndombele is likely to start again? Or should I take a hit to get rid of him? Thanks!

          • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Irritated I didn't take a hit to get Haller or Pukki this week. Is this too rage motivated?

            Wilson, Moura, Greenwood -> Pukki, Haller, Mcginn (-8)

            1. Greenbackbøøg…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Nah I like it

            2. DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              That looks pretty solid actually

            3. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Pretty good transfers.

            4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Thanks all. Probably do it in stages to be cautious but think I'm happy with it

          • dee_top
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Siggy King --> Mount Haller
            Yeah or Nah?

            1. dee_top
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              for -4

            2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Wait on Mount news but yes.

            3. Hits from the Bong
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Yeah

          • The Road to Turfdom
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            King -> Pukki for free tonight or suffer another 0.1 and wait till tomorrow's game?

            1. dee_top
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              do it. no reasons to wait tomorrow game

            2. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Wait

            3. United10
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              no brainer, do it now

          • Penguin
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Wait til Kane nets a hatrick tomorrow all the mane owners will be crying in their milk.

            What makes me laugh is mane taken off at 75mins & salah getting a brace lololol

            1. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Mate, are you deliberately trying to pick a fight...?
              There’s no need for it...!!

            2. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              He got a clean sheet though

          • ScratchingTheMud
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            65 with 2 to play.

            Any good?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Who are the 2?

              1. Annie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Nice wc

              2. ScratchingTheMud
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Sterling and Moura

                (Captained Salah)

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Go away 🙂

            3. MeatPieSausageRoll
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Depends on your standards really.

              • Freaki
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Thats triple my score with 3 player to play sterling cap Kane vice and kdb

                • Mr Peanutbutter
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I really hope the any good is sarcastic

                • tsintisin
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Where to use 1ft? 1.4 itb

                  Ryan
                  TAA Robbo Aarons
                  Salah Sterling Martial Perez Mount
                  Rashford Wesley

                  Button Greenwood Lundstram Rico

                  Thanks!

                  1. Freaki
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Take out rashford for pukki

                  2. Rolls-Royce
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Cantwell has already equalled his G & A tally from Championship last season.

                  3. lordkippe
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Kane > Haller for free ? Got Sterling and Salah as other big hitters. Would give me cash to upgrade defense/midfield later on

                  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Feel bad for triggerlips. Didnt think pukki was the real deal, made two transfers early but then deeney got injured leaving his team short

                    Decided still not to go pukki as he felt there were better options 🙁

                    Now his team is in trouble with king and deeney dropping in price and he can't afford pukki with one transfer

                    1. Greenbackbøøg…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      team link?

                    2. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      BRB, getting the violin.

                    3. MeatPieSausageRoll
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Whats triggerlips?

                    4. Garlana
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      I think I may have been to hasty with ceballos as a 4th mid, admittedly got him in as an enabler for pukki and kdb but I'm concerned about his minutes going forward after arsenal looked far more impressive when he went off today. Stand firm for now or look to move for another 5.5-5.6m midfielder?

                      1. Manani
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Stones replacement?

                        or just keep him on the bench till int. break and see?

                        1. Manani
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          sorry reply fail.

                          McGinn is a good one. but would stick for now at least

                          1. Garlana
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 21 days ago

                            Ah ok 🙂 thanks

                        2. Garlana
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Stones replacement? I'm confused

                      2. LFC466
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        If emery takes Ceballos out based on his performance away from home against the best team in the world he is an idiot. Ceballos is a deep lying playmaker and will thrive when he has time on the ball, you're not getting that against liverpool, watford and villa on the other hand....

                    5. balint84
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Will Perez drop price today and Mount rise?

                      1. Brian Boitano
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        No

                    6. andymck
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Perez owners - what do? Sell now or give him one more week?

                      1. dee_top
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        I give the last week.

                      2. Greenbackbøøg…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Didn't take a single shot today

                      3. FOO FIGHTER
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Sell, sell, sell.

                          1. balint84
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 21 days ago

                            to who?

                        • Hairy Potter
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          For what is worth he used to go months without looking like scoring at Newcastle.

                      4. Giggs Boson.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Arsenal fan calling RVP a p****:
                        https://twitter.com/afcstuff/status/1164578319897104384

                        Love Romesh.

                        1. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          😆

                      5. Rolls-Royce
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Looking at, Siggy + Maupay + Dedonk -> Martial (if fit) + Barnes + Cantwell (-4).

                        Sounds good?

                      6. vectorman
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        What we have to expect in terms of Mane and Salah is that there will be times where one blanks and the other doesn't, happened two weeks on the trot. Having said that Salah will outpoint Mane we know that. I think as everyone is to scared not to have Salah best everyone sticks with him... I tried Mane and I'm going back lol

                        1. Rolls-Royce
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Salah on peno is worth 1 mil more than Mane. Especially with VAR, expect more penalties this season.

                          1. vectorman
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 21 days ago

                            Yep on the odd corner kick as well... DOH!!! I just keep saying why, why did I do that!? should have known better

                      7. KGFC
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        So, who is WCing tonight?

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          No chance.

                        2. Pepe Le Pukki
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Thinking about it

                      8. FOO FIGHTER
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Mane is cheaper than Salah.

                          WC!