EURO 2020 Fantasy Football Matchday 1 – head-to-head comparisons: Teemu Pukki vs Burak Yilmaz
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Two forwards who carry the weight of their respective nation on their shoulders. Teemu Pukki (€7.0m) is the focal point of Finland's attack, having scored ten goals for them in qualifying and is coming off the back of a successful season for club side Norwich, whom he scored 26 goals for this season. Turkey captain Burak Yilmaz (€8.0m) also enjoyed an amazing season for his club. The 35-year-old's 16 goals for Lille led them to the Ligue 1 title and he'll be hoping to prove similarly as effective for his country.
Both these forwards are key components for their teams offensively, with both expected to take penalties and each clinical in front of goal if given the the opportunity. Yilmaz faces a tough Matchday 1 fixture against a defensively strong Italy, whilst Pukki and Finland take on Denmark. With little to separate the two, this head-to-head boils down to price, with Pukki's €1.0m cheaper cost giving him the edge as it allows us the chance to pool that extra cash elsewhere in our squad.
Verdict: Teemu Pukki