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Lampard to give Abraham “every chance” of starting Gameweek 15

Frank Lampard provided an update on Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) in his Tuesday press conference.

However, his owners may have wanted more concrete information ahead of Tuesday’s Gameweek 15 deadline.

The Chelsea manager said that Abraham would be given “every chance” of being fit to face Aston Villa but that he would have to make a judgement call on Wednesday.

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“Yeah (he’s coming along) okay. We’re giving him every possible chance to be fit. He’s still got some pain in the area of the injury so we’ll make a judgement call tomorrow. It’s one of those, it’s painful for him. So it’s a bit of a pain threshold thing, does it affect his movements? As I said, I wouldn’t want to commit today. I think for players that are important we try to give as much time. We need them to be keen, he’s keen and is trying his best. If he’s not (fit) then we have to go a different route anyway.” – Frank Lampard

While such an update is not quite as clear cut as Fantasy managers would have liked, there is still reason to be positive about Abraham’s fitness, enough perhaps to hold onto the striker.

“Players have to come in to anytime. In the modern day, I am not the only one to have that situation, you have to trust the professionalism of the players. Everyone is a human and wants to play every week.” – Frank Lampard

Dean Smith was much more prescriptive as he prepares to come to Stamford Bridge.

Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) has been ruled out after coming off injured at Manchester United while Jota (£5.8m) will be ready to play in Gameweek 15.

“Anwar (El Ghazi) won’t be available for tomorrow. He’s had a scan and it’s pretty clear. He’s still got pain on the side of the leg. I’m hopeful he’ll be fit for the Leicester game on Sunday. Jota is back to full fitness, so he comes back into the squad and is pushing for a starting place Wednesday night. No other concerns, everyone else is fully fit.” – Dean Smith

Thankfully, there are very few fresh or ambiguous injury concerns to worry about ahead of Liverpool and Everton’s Wednesday evening derby.

The Reds will be without Joel Matip (£5.3m) once again, while Alisson (£6.0m) misses out through suspension.

The Blue side of Merseyside will probably be without Seamus Coleman (£5.3m) and Fabian Delph (£5.3m) but Theo Walcott (£6.2m) has recovered in time.

Those looking to the Wolves attack may be a little disappointed to hear of developments at West Ham.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that David Martin (£4.0m), arguably the man of the match against Chelsea in Gameweek 14, will keep his place ahead of Roberto (£4.4m), who has been woefully poor of late.

“Yes, [David Martin] will start. Goalkeeper is a special position. He didn’t have much match experience but unfortunately for Roberto, he was not doing well.” – Manuel Pellegrini

Meanwhile, Paul Pogba (£8.4m) was ruled out of Gameweek 15 by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who still believes the midfielder is not ready just yet.

“(Pogba) is not ready, no. He’s still a bit away but working hard so let’s see, out on the grass, let’s see how long it will take.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

However, the Red Devils could be boosted ahead of a meeting with Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side by a potential return for either Scott McTominay (£5.1m) or Nemanja Matic (£4.8m).

“(McTominay and Matic) are touch and go but let’s get this training session out of the window. We’ve got more games than this one. We can’t look at just the one game, we have to look at long-term.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

On the other side of the Old Trafford clash, Spurs will be without Ben Davies (£5.4m), Erik Lamela (£5.7m) as well as goalkeeping pair Hugo Lloris (£5.3m) and Michel Vorm (£4.4m).

Norwich’s defensive problems could continue to abate as they received more welcome news ahead of Gameweek 15.

Defensive midfielder Alex Tettey (£4.5m) will be back in the matchday squad after recovering from a slight muscle complaint that kept him out of Gameweek 14.

It will be interesting to see if his presence and the ongoing impact of Christoph Zimmermann‘s (£4.4m) return will hamper the in-form Danny Ings (£6.2m).

Arsenal’s upcoming opponents Brighton may be able to welcome back Bernardo (£4.3m) to the first-team as he returned to the squad this week although Solly March (£4.7m) and Jose Izquierdo (£5.4m) were ruled out.

Interim Arsenal manager Freddie Ljungberg, who was very late for his Tuesday press conference, gave no specific injury updates on his squad.

Sofiane Boufal (£5.5m) is a doubt once again for Southampton after his toe injury got worse against Watford.

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1,452 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    11/11 Home players for me
    Anyone else?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      If I bench Sterling and KDB then yes

      1. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        If I bench KDB for Lunds, yes.

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Epic Fail will be around soon

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Imagine not owning Spurs assets

  2. A Dog Has Its Day
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Nobody concerned about Pulisic needing a rest considering they need to win next weeks UCL game?

    1. Covid Chameleon
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Very possible. They do need to "bounce back" with a win here too. But yes after resting Willian for Pedro they may rest Pulisic for Hudson-Odoi

    2. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Bet he gets his rest this weekend. When Tammy is back.

    3. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Yes concerned!

    4. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Didn't start until GW 8 so has only played half as much as some. Also had the last IB off so should be ok.

  3. sozopol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    No responses last page-- please help?

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA, Robbo, Lund, Soy (Rico)
    Mane, KDB, Pulisic, Maddison (Kayal)
    Vardy, Tammy* (Greenwood)

    2FT, 0.0 in bank

    I've gone heavy starters and no bench, but I need to change that soon if not now.

    A) stick another week (lose 1 FT)
    B) Maddison, Greenwood > Cantwell, Ings (or Mousset)
    C) Rico > Kelly
    D) Ryan > Hendo
    E) Robbo out, which would enable lots more options

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      E has higher ceiling. Going to lose one of TAA/Robbo next gw myself.

      1. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        *Highest

    2. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Robbo> Crystal Palace defender
      Maddison>Son

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Tammy out not an option?

    4. sozopol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Thanks all! Tammy out is an option but I think I'd prefer to hang on to him since I'll probably want him right back and have him at a good price

  4. gomez123
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    GTG?
    Pope
    Taa Lund Soy
    Mane Pulisic (vc) Cantwell Tielemans
    Vardy (c) Kane Mousset

    James/Dunk/Mings/Button

    1. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      GTG

  5. Covid Chameleon
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Who has the best fixtures from gw18 onwards?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Villans

      1. Covid Chameleon
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Anyone that's a potential for Salah money? Need to move away from Liverpool double at this point I think.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Keep an eye City are back

  6. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Martial ➡ Zaha as have 2 FTs - Yay or Nay?

    1. Tinmen
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Thinking the same. Really struggling to decide

      Should we do it ?

  7. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A) Cantwell (sou)
    B) Kelly (BOU)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B

      1. Sloopy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        B

    2. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B for sure

  8. Osman
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Tomori or Cantwell.. who would you start?

    Missed out on Cantwell’s last two returns

    1. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Cantwell

    2. Thiga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Cantwell

  9. razzee
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Do people expect Cancelo to start (given Walker did over the weekend)?

    Also, chances of Doherty being benched for Wolves since he started in Europa League last week and over the weekend?

  10. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    ryan (buton) soy taa lund (kely lowton) mane mount son kdb (dendo) vardy ings laca

    Which and whom?
    A) laca to jimy mouset ayew tammy
    B) mount to zaha puli madds tiele
    C) lowton to sheff. Def.
    D) 2 from both above with -4
    E) roll ft
    F) lowton laca -4 to chilwel/periera moust

  11. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Tomori to Lundstram?

    Yes or no?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      1000 x yes

    2. Effe
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Yes

    3. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Y

  12. greggles
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Saving the ft for the weekend. G2G?

    Pope
    TAA / Lundstram / Soyuncu
    Mane / Maddison / Martial / Pulisic / KDB
    Ings / Vardy (c)

    Subs: Heaton / Connolly / KWP / Guilbert

    1. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      GTG

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Yes/No

    Bench Tammy or take cameo?

    Pope
    Lundstram, Trent, Soy
    Mane, KDB, Son, Alli, Maddy
    Mousett, C Vardy,

    Button, Tammy, Kelly, Rico

    .4 bank

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      cant decide whether to play Soy or Tammy!

  14. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Play one
    Tammy Cantwell Soy?!

    Thanks all

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Tammy

    2. Effe
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I have the same dilemma!
      Currently benching Cantwell.

  15. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Please tell me I am good to go and that it’s going to be ok...

    Ryan
    TAA, Robbo, Soy, Lund
    Mane, KDB, Tielemans
    Vardy, Jimenez, Abraham
    Button l Mount, Kelly, Dendoncker

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Go get 'em tiger

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      G2G mate.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Mount hattrick guaranteed mood doubt.

        Thanks 🙂

        How are you looking?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Benching headache between Soy and Martial but been on Soy all week so gonna stick. Everything look ok apart from no Liv attack as usual? Did Pope to Hendo with my 1FT.

          Henderson
          TAA Doherty Lund Soy
          Sterling Son Pulisic
          Vardy(C) Abraham Jimenez

          Martial, Rico, Dendo

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

            Looks good to me.

            Soy is more of a rank killer than Martial

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      GTG no hug needed

  16. Alli
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    GTG?

    Ryan
    Robbo - Söyüncü - Lundstram
    Mané(vc) - Sterling - KDB - Pulisic
    Vardy(c) - Jiménez - Ings

    Button - Cantwell - Aurier - Rico

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      You are ready

    2. Alli
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Ahh sorry, I have Son not Sterling

      Ryan
      Robbo - Söyüncü - Lundstram
      Mané(vc) - Son - KDB - Pulisic
      Vardy(c) - Jiménez - Ings

      Button - Cantwell - Aurier - Rico

  17. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Guiata (button)

    taa Robertson lund Soy (hanley)

    pul madders son mane martial

    vardy Jimenez (greenwood)

    1 more for the bench who is it going to be.?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Martial or Soy

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Lundstram?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          I’d definitely start Lund over Soy

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 23 days ago

            Why!? Big chance of Newcastle scoring imo and Leicester almost guaranteed a clean sheet!

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 23 days ago

              Bookies odds say Leicester 46% chance of clean sheet and Sheff Utd 44% but Lund has much more attacking threat.

              Make your own decision though

              1. Tony Martial
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 23 days ago

                Thanks for the help!

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 23 days ago

              Soy 0 goal threat

  18. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Am I GTG?
    Apart from the keeper, can anyone see any weak spots?

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Robertson Soyuncu
    Mane Alli Pulisic Son Maddison
    Vardy(c)

    Button, Rico Connolly Abraham

    0.2m itb

    1. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      id probably have Abraham as 1st sub just in case

      1. Latch86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        This

    2. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Double Spurs is a bit risky.

    3. Ibracadebruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Bench order?

  19. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    1. Good to roll FT?
    2. Bench order correct?

    Gazza/button
    TAA Chilwell Lundy
    Mane KDB Martial Tielemans
    Vardy Abraham Jimenez
    (Rico Dunk Chalobah)

    1. Covid Chameleon
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Okay to go. In time you could lose Tielemas for someone more explosive e.g. Zaha, Grelish.

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers - Zaha definitely on my radar but I want to see more from Palace first!

  20. Weilong7
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    pope to henderson?
    or save?

    1. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Did that move.

  21. Jimmy Boy
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Which midfield pairing for the Christmas period?
    A) Alli and Grealish
    B) Son and Trezeguet/Cantwell

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A. Grealish pretty nailed.
      Rotstion risk with Buendia lurking around.

    2. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

    3. adey70
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

    4. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

  22. Legohair
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Play
    A. Abraham
    B. Tomori

    1. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

  23. iveseenitall
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Which 3 to Bench?

    Ederson, Button

    TAA, Robbo, soy, Lund, Kelly
    Mane, kdb, Madison, Mount, guend
    Vardy, Jim, ings

  24. Sarri-ball
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    next 3 only maddison or willian beat martial by 4 points

    Maddison WAT/villa/NOR
    Willian Villa/eve/BOU

    Martial SPU/city/EVE

    1. adey70
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Maddison probably...

  25. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Pope
    VVD-Lund-Soy
    Mane-KDB-Maddy-Zaha-Pulisic
    Kane-Vardy

    Button-Tomori-Williams-Connoly

    GTG for this week?

  26. adey70
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Current Team:
    Gazzaniga (Button)
    VVD, Lundstram, Soyuncu, Tomori (Kelly)
    Salah, Sterling, Zaha (Traore, Martial)
    Vardy (c), Abraham, Jimenez

    Worth doing Button to Martin (West Ham) with FT? For TV, playing reserve keeper, possible replacing Gazza for this week?
    Or are there more pressing issues with my team? 0.1m ITB.

  27. Pigeon
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Save a FT?

    Ryan
    TAA Pereira Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mané KDB Alli Mount
    Vardy Jimenez
    Button Connolly Rico Dendoncker

    1. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      depends what you've got ITB

      1. Pigeon
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        4.3

      2. Latch86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Upgrade Connolly (e.g. Ings / Mousset / Abraham) or Dendo (e.g. Zaha) and potentially play in place of Mount?

  28. Alonso The Great Midfielder
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Am i right to bench david silva instead of mason mount??

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I wouldnt

    2. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I'm no Pep but think Silva will be rested.

  29. mdm
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Which one to play:

    A. Kelly (BOU)
    B. Aurier (mun)

    Thanks!

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Kelly

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B

  30. twaid
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Pope, Mcgovern
    TAA, Lundstram, Soy, Tomori, Rico
    KDB, Mane, Maddison, Son, Dendocker
    Vardy, Ings, Jimenez

    1 ft, 1 m itb

    A) Pope > Henderson
    B) Save

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B