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FLW Duels: Norwich talisman vs Wigan hotshot



Norwich City and Wigan Athletic are two of the Championship’s more unassuming clubs but the two are having pretty different seasons so far. 

Having been promoted from League One as champions last season, Paul Cook’s side will have been hoping for an uneventful season, so to be sat in fifth place after nine games will beyond anyone’s dreams at the club.

The Canaries, on the other hand, have started inconsistently and currently occupy a position in the all too familiar mid-table where they have finished the last two seasons.

But they are clubs with plenty of attacking talent in their ranks with two strikers standing out. But who is having the better season?

This is FLW Duels where we pit two players in the same position against each other, analyse the statistics and come to a decision of who is having the better campaign.

This time it is the turn of Teemu Pukki and Will Grigg to face off.

Pukki was a peculiar signing and raised a fair few eyebrows when Daniel Farke brought him in this summer, but what an inspired signing it has proven to be.

The Finnish international arrived on a free transfer after being released by Brondby at the end of last season and has gone onto score five Championship goals in his first nine matches of the season bumping right to the top of the scoring charts.

Grigg has been a reliable performer for the Latics since moving to the club from Brentford in 2015, scoring 64 goals in 139 appearances, but has had a slower start to this campaign than the Norwich man.

But three goals in seven league matches is not a bad return by any means. The Northern Ireland international’s average shots per game of 1.6 shows how clinical he still is.

Pukki, on the other hand, has been taking 6.5 shots per game, showing he is perhaps less clinical but that willingness to take a shot on when others might not have has worked well for him so far.

Grigg’s pass success of 77.1% compared to the Fin’s 55.9% show that he is perhaps offering more to his teammates.

But with two more goals and in his first season in English football I think this one has to be given to Teemu Pukki, so far.

ScoopDragon Football News Network