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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. Gunner Boy
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Play One :

    A- Mendy
    B- Cantwell

    1. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      A

    2. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      On current form, Cantwell. wish i hadn't of transferred him out

    3. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      B

    4. tempest
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      B

    5. iveseenitall
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      B

  2. rrcmc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Hey all; should i play Aurier or Kelly?
    thoughts

    1. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Kelly

      1. tempest
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Kelly

    2. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I know if i go kelly, Aurier will go mad
      So if Aurier, do i have him as first sub or Abraham?

    3. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      g

  3. Latch86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    GTG?

    Pope
    Chilwell | TAA | Lundstram
    Zaha | Maddison | Mané | Martial | KDB
    Vardy (C) | Mousset

    Abraham | Tomori | Rico | Button

    1. tempest
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Start Tammy?

      1. Latch86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        This is what I'm debating... but for who?

        Martial seems most likely to be benched if I did. But Spurs having been conceding, so it feels potentially risky.

        And with Tammy not training today, my concern is that if he does play, he gets subbed off early or subbed on late. Or just isn't on the pace and does nothing.

        So worth the risk?

  4. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Bench Boost mad decision?

    Pope Henderson
    TAA Chilwell Tomori Lundstram Rico
    Mane KDB Pulisic Maddison Cantwell
    Vardy Jimenez Ings

    1. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I suppose not....

    2. Caboose
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      considering the same, and my keeper isn't even playing

  5. fpljob
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Martial or Tomori? Can't decide here 🙁

    1. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Martial

    2. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Martial

  6. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    If you bring in Kane over Christmas, which of your present forwards will you have to give way?

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Mousset 343 or Abraham 352

  7. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

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

    Button-Tomori-Williams-Connoly

    GTG for this week?

  8. tempest
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Have I got the right players on the pitch?!

    Gazza
    TAA/ Soy/ Lund
    Maddy/ KDB/ Mane/ Zaha
    Jimmy/ Kane/ Ings

    Tomori/ Martial/ Rico

    Martial just looks wrong?

    1. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I'd have Martial bench 1

      1. tempest
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Cool. Still looks weird, but maybe less so...

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Martial as 1st sub

  9. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Plan to make my gw16 transfer tonight as mount will drop further in price. Best option with 1.6m

    Pope -- Heaton
    Lundy Taa Tomori -- Rico Lascelles
    Mane Kdb Pulisic Mount -- Cantwell
    Rashford Vardy Ings

    A: Mount >> Zaha (esp if he scores tonight)
    B: Lascelles + Mount >> 4m def (Hanley or Kilman) + Alli (-4)
    C: Lascelles + Mount >> Aurier + Zaha (-4)...this way i can bench Tomori (eve)

    Leaning towards B with Hanley who i am hoping recovers by Gw18 which is when i will need him

  10. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Think I'll go Guaita over Henderson just to give me some interesting in the Palace game later.

    1. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Go for the option you think will score you most points!

  11. Caboose
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    bench boost this week with Cantwell / Soy / Rico / Button?

    Team is
    Pope
    Chilwel, VVD, Lundstram
    Pulisic, Mane, Son, KdB
    Ings, Jimenez, Vardy

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      And what if you have some rotated due to fixture congestion?

      No bench to fall back on if you use BB.

  12. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Play Mousett or Söyüncü?

    1. Nightf0x
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      soy

    2. itsmeguneet
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      M playing both

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        No room for both, sadly.

  13. ChadW98
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Start 2 of the 3:
    Cantwell, Mount and Mousset

    1. iveseenitall
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Mount and mousset

  14. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Bench Soy or Tanmy?

  15. iveseenitall
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Benching headache this week. Bench one?
    A) lundstram
    B) Soyuncu
    C) Mount
    D) Robbo (have TAA)

    1. Nightf0x
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      c or d

  16. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 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

  17. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    G2G?

    TAA Lund Soy
    Sterling KDB Tielemans Martial Son
    Vardy Ings

    Ayew Rico

    1. itsmeguneet
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Good luck

  18. itsmeguneet
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Need to do anything or save FT?

    Heaton
    Robbo- Kelly- Lund
    Mane- KDB- Maddy- Mount- McGinn
    Ings- Vardy

    Button, Tammy, Rico, Otamendi

  19. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    So play Tammy or bench him and play Tomori?
    Is there some kind of consensus about this thing?

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      This.

      Im on Tammy but worried about cameo

  20. Gideons Rolling Another One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Rashford + Tielemans to Mousett + Alli for -4?

    Or save?

    1. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I'd say save. Tielemans could get in on the Watford action. Rashford could also score since Spurs have conceded 2 goals in their last two PL matches.

      1. Gideons Rolling Another One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah, there is definitely logic in that. Thanks.

  21. K.Jabba 88
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Abraham to drop tonight? Thought it was going to be yesterday. I need the .1 drop to get him back next game week.

  22. jblakes
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    I do hate this game at times, how it's manipulated. Abraham should have dropped at least two more times and hasn't. So now if I want him back for too pay 0.3 more ffs

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Why did you even sell him then?

  23. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Any changes needed for this team? - one free transfer to use or save.

    a. Tomori -> Kelly
    b. save the transfer

    Henderson
    TAA, Lundstram, Aurier
    Salah, Son, KDB, Pulisic, Maddison
    Vardy(C), Ings(VC)

    Martin, Tomori, Williams, Greenwood

  24. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone here dare to captain other than Vardy?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      No cogones

  25. DALEDOBACK
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Ryan (Button)
    Soy TAA lund (kelly) (reid)
    Mane Madd Cant KDB (Mount)
    Vardy (c) mouss Jimi

    Locked in, good luck.

  26. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    If Abraham had been ruled out definitely for tomorrow, what were you going to do about it? Would you actually sell him and for how long?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Would keep

  27. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Gazzaniga
    Trent - Robertson - Chilwell - Lundstram
    Mane - Son - Pulisic - Maddison
    Vardy - Jimenez

    I have Mousset (NEW) on the bench. Would he replace any of those guys? Thanks in advance!

    1. itsmeguneet
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Bench one pool def for mousset?

      1. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        I don't think so. Think this is the biggest chance I have of finally getting those double clean sheet points. Liverpool have 3 clean sheets in the last 3 PL matches against Everton.

  28. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Start Tomori or Tammy

    1. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Tomori

  29. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Chnces tammy falls

  30. Dr.Oftaw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Hi people
    Really torn between who to bench playing soy and Trent
    Bench either
    A Tomori
    B lundstrum

    1. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      A

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Looks easy mate A