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. luk46
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A - Wilson > e.g. Barnes + Sigurdsson > KDB/Son for a hit or after gw4
    B - Wilson > Haller on free transfer

    Heaton
    VVD Digne Zinchenko KWP (Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Martial (Dendoncker)
    Pukki Wilson (Greenwood)

  2. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Last week captained Salah over mane.
    This week Captained mane over Salah.
    Rashford penalty miss didn't help nor dunks disallowed goal.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      captaining mane over salah a pretty significant error, the rest is bad luck

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Mane has excellent home record and looked good. So went with mane.

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Just bad luck.

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      same here, been too clever with my team and captain picks (firmino..) I knew Liverpool would batter Arsenal so i thought why the hell not just go a little bit left, but ended south unfortunately.

  3. Brian Boitano
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would make my day if Wilson flukes a goal against city tomorrow.

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I wouldn't bet against this at all

  4. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I benched Haller in draft. Lol

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lol.

  5. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is Pukki and cantwell too much Norwich?

    1. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nothing suggests that it is too much at the moment.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      good cantwell discussion on previous page

    3. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Seems the two will both be integral to Norwich attack. Definitely worth it at those prices.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        1 goals 2 assists last year

    4. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If they keep playing like they do, no. Wouldn't be gettimg any Nor defenders however...

  6. norab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Somebody in one of my random public leagues TC Rashford. Yikes

  7. Konstaapeli
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Bottomed.

    Perez & Dendo to Mount & Cantwell for free?

    1. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Dendo to Cantwell is a yes for me.
      Perez to someone else? McGinn perhaps?

    2. Ben Mee Over A Table
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Perez to Mount for sure. If there aren't any more pressing issues with your team and you want to cut Dendoncker, then Cantwell is probably the best super cheap midfielder. I would see if that 2nd transfer could be put to better use first, though.

      1. Ben Mee Over A Table
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Make sure that Mount is going to be playing next gw first, though. He did seem to pick up a calf injury of some sort.

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cheers. Might be sensible to wait but might lose 0.1 in that case

  8. Lionel Ronaldo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    [King/TAA -> Pukki/Laporte] for -4 ?

    Heaton Button
    [TAA] VVD Digne Ward Lundstram
    Sterling Salah Martial KDB Dendoncker
    Jota [King] Greenwood

    1. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      why would you sell TAA

      1. Lionel Ronaldo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Because I want to get Pukki in and am frustrated with double Liverpool defence lately. Poor use of money.

    2. BigAsGiroud_
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'd do that

  9. acesingh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Pope,4.0
    TAA, Walker, Emerson, AWB, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Lanzini, Cantwell
    Pukki, Haller, 4.5

    1.3mio ITB

  10. Kno
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Two most annying spots in my team atm, thoughts?

    A:Perez -> mount (if fit)
    B: wilson -> Haller
    C: both for a cheeky hit

    1. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      C

    3. Cynical
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Same

      Will probably just go with A as Wilson has a knack for getting points when not playing particularly well.

    4. Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

    5. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

  11. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Norwich should have new nickname - Canary Wharf.
    They will make so much money for some.

  12. as33
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Its time to do WC: any good:
    Ryan
    Lundstram, Pieters, Robbo
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Lanzini, Cantwell
    Kane, Pukki?

    1. Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not bad. I'd be looking to downgrade robbo and upgrade lanzini

  13. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    If Martial is out, what will you be doing?

    I suspect Mount might be popular.

    1. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Isn’t Mount also a doubt?

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        should be fine. was walking without much difficulty, seemed like an impact thing. i didnt see martial

    2. Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Would probably force a wildcard. So many fires in my team to put out.

    3. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah maybe Mount and then possibly take a hit to do Jota -> Haller (or just do that one the week after)

      • Zilla
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Both should be fine I guess

      • Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Still unsure on Mount. Willian is back now, so he has a bit more competition.

        Think I'm going to get Cantwell in for Dendoncks and play him over Martial. There's also McGinn, Ceballos and Lanzini as options...

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          willian isnt going to play number 10

          1. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            No, but Barkley can, who has been playing wide in Willian's absence.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              mount has played there 4 games in a row

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                barkley wide when he was played and benched otherwise

      • The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Playing Cantwell if he’s out.

    4. Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      What's my biggest priority?

      Get Pukki? (For King)
      Drop Perez (for mount or McGinn)
      Drop Robbo (before price drop)

      Only 1 FT but will probably take a -4

      1. Lionel Ronaldo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        In a similar situation. Considering King/TAA for Pukki/Laporte even for -4.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Wouldn't do that

        2. Cojiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Cheers, I might do that tonight then may wildcard if people are injured

          1. Lionel Ronaldo
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            "if people are injured" sounds overly dramatic.

    5. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Moura & Jota to Mount & Haller for a hit tonight, to catch a 0.2 swing. Bad idea? Someone please talk me out of it.

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Do it

      2. Pete Price The Lizard
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Don't hit the button as when the GW is over and next is about to begin price rises aren't everything.

      3. semiconductor
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thinking for exact transfers

    6. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Perez and martial to kdb and mgin?
      For -4

      1. Cynical
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Dont think martial needs to go

        1. Lord Flashheart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Of injured

    7. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      People who still own 2 Liverpool defenders, what will you do?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Keep TAA and swap VVD for Laporte after next GW.

      2. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Considering shipping VVD with Martial to get KDB & Mings.

      3. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        keep them?

      4. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Keeping for the next two

      5. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Keep

      6. Lionel Ronaldo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Definitely going with only one from now one. I think at this point it is poor use of money.

      7. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Probably keeping for next two

      8. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Check the fixtures, notice that they were close to keep cs vs Arsenal and think how much better choice AWB is 😉

        I am keeping TAA and VvD for next two weeks at least.

    8. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not often I feel happy with my team, normally at this stage of the season the 1st WC is a distant memory for me haha, but this time it's still in my back pocket.

      This is how I'll start GW 4. Nowt ITB and squad value of 100.7. I'll probably be looking to ship KWP at some point but already used my FT (cos of Jota due to drop in price) so it cant wait, if he keeps his place when everyone else back he will be a bargain anyway.

      Pope
      TAA / VDD / Digne / KWP
      Sterling / Salah / KDB / Mount
      Haller / Pukki

      Button / Lund / Dendo / Wick

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Good team. A Man City defender though would make it complete IMO.

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Thanks. I agree on the City defender and would love to get one, I've been watching eagerly and was maybe going to do KWP to Zinc for next GW or possibly even Otamendi at 5.4 as he played great against Spuds and might get the nod over Stones regularly. But priced out now I've gone for Haller, think it was worth it though. I guess I could do VDD to Laporte and then switch back when Liverpool fixtures are better, hmm I'll keep that one in mind.

      2. lugs
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        really nice looking team that

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Cheers mate

      3. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        VvD to Laporte one day?

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yes, that just occurred to me a minute ago with what Diesel said. Seems a smart move ta.

      4. Zilla
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nice team, only nitpick is KWP

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Ta. Yes, don't think he'll last too long in my team.

      5. Whatever100
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Amazing what a nice balanced team is possible without premium striker

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Thx mate. I have been looking at ways to get Kane in but the compromises just aren't worth it, even if he is likely to be the top scoring striker come the end of the season.

    9. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Who will win H2H?
      A. Zinchenko, Sterling, KDB + 10 pts
      B. Walker, Alderweireld, Kane, Jota

      Cheers.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A

      2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        * A + 15 pts

    10. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ayew last on my bench. Ugh.

      Was never thinking of starting him though of course!

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Impressive 'minutes per' numbers. If he gets more gametime, he could be a decent bench player. At least you know you have a decent backup.

        1. stupendous
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yep he's staying

    11. tsintisin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      What to do with 1ft? 1.4 itb

      Ryan
      TAA Robbo Aarons
      Sterling Salah Martial Mount Perez
      Wesley Rashford

      Button Greenwood Lundstram Rico

      A) Ryan>Heaton
      B) Save
      C) Else?

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Rico to that Leicester defender?

    12. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Robinson to Ceballos McGinn or Mount for free???

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Mount if fit otherwise McGinn

    13. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Perez to
      A) mount(injured?)
      B) Lanzini
      C) any other

    14. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      What’s the issue with Martial? Should be fine for next week?

    15. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Just seen Salah goal.

      Real similarities to Son v Chelsea last season.

      Luiz starring in both!

    16. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Subject to no issues in games tomorrow f Martial has picked up injury Martial* and Moura* to KDB worth - 4. Would give this team next week (might even be worth doing if fit)

      Pope
      TAA Diop Van Dijk Digne
      Salah Sterling KDB* McGinn*
      Pukki Jota

      McGovern Trossard Greenwood Rico

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        * I = if

    17. Goonermeister
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      WC draft thoughts?

      Pope
      Digne VVD Zinchenko
      Salah Sterling KDB Ceballos
      Haller Pukki Barnes

      Button Lund Kelly Cantwell

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        McGinn for now over Ceballos (Mount if can afford) otherwise good

    18. Atimis
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 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

    19. Pete Price The Lizard
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Pros:Got to see Salah score a double at Anfield again and had the armband on him also joined the Pukki party just before the deadline

      Cons: Brought in Rashford for Auba and he fluffs his penalty & Robbo couldn't get his CS

      All in all 8/10 today 🙂

    20. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Maybe premium defenders ain't it after all. All teams look so attacking this year, no boring Cardiff or Huddersfield who don't attack. Everybody wants to score!!

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        5 sides running over 100min xgc, not even including liverpool who will settle

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Newcastle?!?