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GW2 Ones to watch: Teemu Pukki

The Scout 13 Aug 2019
Teemu Pukki, Norwich City

The Scout says Norwich City striker can build on FPL debut goal at Liverpool when he hosts Newcastle

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 2 of Fantasy Premier League

Teemu Pukki (NOR) £6.5m

The Norwich City forward has been quick to announce himself to FPL managers.

Expectations were perhaps low for Pukki’s Gameweek 1 trip to Liverpool.

After all, the Reds boasted the most resilient home defence in the league last season, conceding only 10 goals at Anfield.

But Pukki breached the Liverpool rearguard with a second-half strike, denying a clean sheet to popular FPL picks Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m), Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold (both £7.0m).

Pukki's Anfield effort showed the eye for goal that made him the top scorer in last season’s Championship.

He scored 29 goals, while supplying a further nine assists.

The underlying statistics show why Pukki is such a key figure for the Canaries.

He fired 127 shots inside the penalty area in 2018/19, more than double the 58 of his nearest Norwich team-mate, Onel Hernandez (£5.5m).

Furthermore, Pukki converted 20.1 per cent of his scoring chances, similar to the 21.5 per cent of AFC Bournemouth's Callum Wilson (£8.0m) in FPL.

In demand 

Pukki’s opening-night performance has made him the third most-bought forward ahead of Gameweek 2, earning over 93,000 new owners for a home encounter with Newcastle United.

Following that, he faces Chelsea and West Ham United defences who conceded a combined nine goals in Gameweek 1.

That suggests Pukki has the fixtures to build on his fast start and enjoy more success in August.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW2 Ones to watch: Anthony Martial
Part 3: GW2 Ones to watch: John McGinn
Part 4: GW2 Ones to Watch: Wilfried Zaha
Part 5: GW2 Ones to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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