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. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    I got Häller over Pukki. Im a genius 😀

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      *haller

    2. Guy Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      You'll want both

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

      I got both 😉

  2. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    If only mount was 5.6m like the article wrongly states..

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      "Mason Mount (£6.1m)."

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      6.1 up top. Should be sorted soon, cheers.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 18 hours ago

      Sorted now.

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        Thanks.

  3. Says
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    Anyone listening to David Luiz interview?

    The guy is a complete idiot, trying to rationalise the shirt pull saying it's up to interpretation.

    1. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      yes he is, what a tool

  4. flipthebuzzard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    Right, that's it, Pukki has to be drafted in, so either King or Origi to go..... Guessing has to be Origi.....just worried he'll punish me for it!

    ??

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      He will punish you even more by keeping

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        Origi that is.

    2. flipthebuzzard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 18 hours ago

      Superb way to look at it, done deal

      Thanks

    3. jp1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 18 hours ago

      Pukki guaranteed starter over origi bench fodder every time. Even when mane came off today origi still didn’t come on

  5. Heenneesseey
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    Best Perez replacement? 6.9 itb

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      Probably a fit Mount.

      1. Heenneesseey
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        Mount or McGinn or Cantwell?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Depends on what the savings for McGinn or Cantwell can get you, all situational to one's team.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 18 hours ago

      Mount. It's a wasteland until you hit 9.5m. Pepe looks like he could be a real option though.

  6. Stoneleigh
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    Lund, Coleman and AWB my defensive trio this week... just perfect :p

  7. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    Kane > Haller ( Got Sterling & Salah as C options )

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      Nah, NLD could easily be goal-fest.

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    31 + Kane (C), Sterling, KdB & Pope any good?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      Decent

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      Could be tomorrow.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      Decent.

      Need KDB to be assisting the Sterling goals.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        Yeah! Thanks all

    4. DR0GBA
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 18 hours ago

      living up to your name, hopefully we are both rewarded tomorrow!

    5. Sid1891
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 18 hours ago

      Hang on a minute
      You have my team 🙂
      Same left with 33pts so far

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 17 hours ago

        Nice

  9. Kuqi Monster
    • 9 Years
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    0.1 short of Siggy/Greenwood -> Mount/Pukki, who's the best mid 6m max?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      McGinn 🙁

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        McGinn great fixtures till about gameweek 10

  10. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    Ryan
    Robertson, van Dijk, Digne
    Salah, Sterling, De Bruyne, Perez, Ceballos
    Pukki, Jota

    Button; Greenwood, Lundstram, Rico.

    1 FT 0.4 ITB

    A) Save transfer
    B) Perez out

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      Dump Pérez

  11. rjcv177
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    Is it too soon for Rough with Smouth??

    Auba to Rash
    TAA to AWB
    King to pukki
    Perez to Sterling (c)

    Just hope raz(c) get on the score list 😉

  12. acesingh
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    Was thinking of wildcarding today .. especially because I have deadwood like king and Deeney....

    But really unsure who to get... probably going to hold on and do 1ft Deeney to Barnes if he scores again

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 18 hours ago

      Then you simply must wait. Or you will regret like those who ditched Salah.

  13. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 19 hours ago

    Pukki or wesley..?

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 18 hours ago

      Pukki

    2. FOO FIGHTER
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        Jaysus.

      • svg53
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        No Wesley won't hurt your rank much...no Pukki will.

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      How’s that Salah > Mané switcharoo working out?

      1. Fugazi➰
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        Lol

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        Casuals lmao

      3. FOO FIGHTER
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Was to fit Kane. Kane going to at least match Pukki.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              23 days, 18 hours ago

              Sorry Kane going to have to atleast match Pukki.man

        • Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 19 hours ago

          Anyone have Magnus Carlson's team link?

          1. Tony Hibbert
            • 6 Years
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            Who's that

            1. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 18 hours ago

              Chess world champion. Very good at FPL.

              1. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                23 days, 18 hours ago

                Checkered history

          2. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            *Carlsen

        • Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Sky need to reconsider Martin Tyler and Neville as commentators. Very agenda driven and a lack of enthusiasm towards some teams when they score.

          1. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            I suppose we should have carragher doing the liverpool games then?

            1. MattysFantasyFooty
              • 6 Years
              23 days, 18 hours ago

              Bad enough when mcmanaman and that or on comms brutal stuff

            2. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              23 days, 18 hours ago

              I'm no fan of Carra but he is more fair.

              Neville's reaction to Salah's solo goal was 'oh'.

              https://youtu.be/xDCnjdMisEg

              1. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 18 hours ago

                "That is absolutely breath taking that"

                How's that not fair?

          2. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            get a grip

        • Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 18 hours ago

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

          1 FT, 0.0 ITB

          I want to get Pukki & also ditch Sigurdsson.

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

        • The Overthinker
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Anybody who can comment on Wesley? How is he playing? Can we expect 10-12 from next 3?

        • pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Working on a strategy of one hit every 5 games. Suspect this will be the week I go.

          Haller was number 1 on my forward watchlist and he seems ripe now. Mane to KdB to fund it strips me of Liverpool attack in GW5 though.

          Will hold fire if Jota looks good tomorrow.

          1. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            Not worried about jota falling ?

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              23 days, 18 hours ago

              Sort of. But not overly fussed - I’m well up on TV as it stands. Like Jota and Jim long term - pretty sure I’ll be getting one of them back later.

              But that switch from Mane gets me money itb as well. Reluctant to lose him. Feel confident he’ll be great long term. Just I’m using Kane and Sterling as my long term holds - the 3rd premium was always a movable fixture. Draw is money itb gets me a better 5th mid of defender

              Holding fire right now.

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            Considering Haller also, but just transferred Rasford in. Cannot be switching all the time 🙁

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              23 days, 18 hours ago

              Ah that’s a no no I guess

              But WH have such juicy fixtures and they’re set up to attack and it doesn’t matter to me they can’t defend for toffee. I see lots of you score 2 we’ll score 3 games.

        • Garfield1001
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Thoughts on the following for a -4:

          Jota -> Pukki
          King -> Wesley

          Thanks!

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            I have the two forwards you're getting. And I'm already looking to find a way to do Wesley > Haller.

            1. Garfield1001
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 18 hours ago

              Interesting...

              Would prefer Haller but out of my budget unfortunately

            2. Garfield1001
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 18 hours ago

              Not tempted to hold Wesley given his goal and nice fixtures coming up?

        • DENZ
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Any Cantwell or Pukki price raise tonight?

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            Pukki

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            Unlikely, very likely.

          3. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            Pukki for sure. Cantwell no.

          4. DENZ
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            Cheers

        • Flynny
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Hi....who is best perez replacement?

          A....mount (not sure if nailed)

          B.....martial (uninspiring stats)

          Thanks

          1. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            A, but both off injured. Mount only a knock and Martial looked like a cramp.

            1. Flynny
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 18 hours ago

              Cheers

        • shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          So far so good...started KWP over Lunds, trades were Tielemans>Martial & Wilson>Pukki. It's all on Kane(c) now.

        • Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Sort in order of who you think will score most points in lets say next 5.

          A) Pukki
          B) Haller
          C) Robertson

        • RFCSPACE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Managed to get 0 points on super 6 and go from 200k to 1m FPL rank all in one day. Well done me. Time for a beer.

        • Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          To anyone using 'minutes per xG' in their custom table:

          Are you getting an INF error for some values, and is it messing up the sorting?

        • Jet5605
          • 5 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Hey guys, was going to do Salah > Mane to free up funds but have changed my mind after today. 2 FT and 2.5 ITB. What about switching to 3 4 3 and doing:

          Siggie, King & Greenwood > Mount, Pukki & Haller for a 4 hit?

          Heaton
          AWB / Zinc / Digne / Lund
          Salah / Sterling / Martial / Siggie
          Vardy / King

          Pope / Dendonck / Rico / Greenwood

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            Great moves!!

        • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          On WC -
          I don't know who is the better choice Mount or Martial?

          Mount seems involved in everything,
          But Martial seems like the stereotypical goal hanger does not do much running but is there in or around the box.

          If Martial rises I won't be able to afford him even with 1.6m itb - I would have to restructure my picks

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            I’d have both personally if I was on wildcard, Marital if I had to choose!! Both great options tho!!

            1. JustPark
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 18 hours ago

              Marital does sound exciting but realistically not.

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            On WC you can buy both now 🙂

            1. lordkippe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 18 hours ago

              I own both

        • unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Any ideas here with 1ft and 0m

          Pope — Heaton
          Taa vvd digne Zinchenko — rico
          Sterling martial kdb perez — docker
          Kane king — wickham

          A: Vvd + wickham >> Lundstram + Pukki

          B: Pérez + King > mcginn/6m mid + Pukki

          C: Wait till tomorrow matches and get update on martial injury before making transfers

        • semiconductor
          • 5 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          1. Haller and mount worth the hit to bring in? Shipping perez as well

          2. Mount over martial, right?