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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. Nidgee89
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Kelly Tomori Williams

      Play which one ladies and gents?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Kelly, better defense

      2. Nidgee89
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Also I think Sterling is massive diffential captain tonight..

        • Nidgee89
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Kelly’s is where I’m at

          • RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Willems, very attacking

        • Bonita
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Play Traore or Tomori? I think Villa are more of a threat than WHU.

        • BIELSA
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Gaz
          TAA - Soyunca - Lundstram - Rico - Kelly
          Mane - KDB - Martial - Mount - Cantwell
          Kane - Tammy - Vardy

          Martial to alli for free? Is double spurs attack a good idea?

          Dont want pulisic as i have 2 chelsea attackers already and not a fan of zaha

          Or save?

        • JamTart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Thinking Martial to Zaha?

          Frees up some funds to look into getting Alli in with 2FT for the weekend.

          1. GoonSquad
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Already made this move.

          2. Gunner Boy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Did it

        • noahzark22
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Is triple captain Vardy crazy this week?

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yes.

          2. noahzark22
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            my history of TC is to wait until a double game week, put it on someone with multiple games, then watch as they maybe score one and sit one of the games.

          3. GoonSquad
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            No, you pick the best scoring week....last year it was a 1 week score of 21 for Kun, I would have been ecstatic with TC VVD last week.

        • Mc3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          A) Mount -> zaha
          B) Tammy, Mount -> Ings, Alli

          Ryan
          Robbo Lund TAA Soyuncu
          Mane KDB Mount Maddison
          Vardy(c) Jimi

          Button / Abraham Rico Dend

          2FT 0.7ITB

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            A

          2. noahzark22
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            b

        • evilfish
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          First on bench?

          A) Kelly
          B) Rico

          Could well need my bench with Abraham and Mount in team.

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Kelly for sure

        • dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Finger hovering over making 2 free transfers ( A Mount to Zaha and Martial to Pulisic.) Is it worth for team below? Means no Spurs for now but ....
          A Do it and stop shilly shallowing about
          B just sort keeper out with Pope to Henderson and carry 1 transfer
          C Get Alli for Martial and carry

          Pope
          TAA Söyüncü Lundstram
          Mané KDB Pulisic Zaha
          Vardy Jiménez Lacazette

          McGovern Cantwell Rico Diop

        • Al Moon Yeah
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Hmmm will Pulisic start? He's currently on my bench. Just think there are so many games and he can't play them all for Chelsea. If he plays as a false 9 I'm finished.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Chelsea lost over the weekend. Pulisic surely not going to be benched.

          2. Good Kompany
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Plan to do
            Sterling > Alli
            Greenwood > Jimenez
            at the weekend but have 2 frees now...
            Rico > Kelly worth it to not lose a free?

          3. Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            bench soy or Tammy

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Soy

          4. Alli
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            G2G?

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

            Button - Cantwell - Aurier - Rico

          5. sozopol
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Is Kelly (Palace) a reliable starter now? I see people recommending him

            1. Silecro
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Well, until 21st he is a starter as he is only available senior RB for palace right now. Ward should be back from injury in 3-4 weeks but that's a lot of gmwks, so i've brought Kelly today

          6. Nightf0x
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Which and whom?

            A) laca to jimy mouset ayew tammy
            B) mount to zaha puli madds tiele
            C) 2 above with -4
            D) roll ft
            E) lowton laca -4 to chilwel/periera mouset

          7. Gazwaz80
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Chaps, can really do with your help as I have a benching headache... team is as follows...
              Henderson
              Arnold, Chilwell, Robertson,
              Maddison, Mane, De Bruyne, Mount,
              Abraham, Vardy & Jimenez...
              Bench is....
              McGovern, Lunds, Chilwell& Kelly.
              All feedback would be very much appreciated...

              Login To Reply
              0

              GAZWAZ80 just now
              Sorry, Cantwell, not Chill on the bench...

            • Team Cruel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              OMG Magnus Carlsen forces an early draw! He now has an hour to fix his team!

              1. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Fr?!

            • Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Start Mount or Cantwell?

              1. Odion Igoalo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Mount

              2. noahzark22
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                mount

              3. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Start Cantwell (sot). That's a decent fixture. He's in the Scout Picks too.

            • Odion Igoalo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Save my FT here?

              Pope
              TAA Robbo Lord
              Mane Martial Maddison Pulisic
              Vardy (c) Tammy* Jimmy

              (Soy Lowton* Hayden)

              1. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Yeah, save.

              2. itsmeguneet
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Hope Martial doesn't let you down

            • AXE17
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I was planning to move Martial out for Alli after this game week, but I've heard about a potential late fitness test for Martial!? Is it worth just doing the move now?

              1. skins1979
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Where did you hear that from mate?

                1. AXE17
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Fantasy football hub team news update.:

                  "United have a couple of knocks from the draw with Villa which need to be assessed; there were no specific mention of names, but Anthony Martial is believed to be one of those facing a test."

                  1. AXE17
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    "Team News and Injury Roundup" | FPL Gameweek 15
                    Posted by Ben Dinnery

                  2. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    well he is not the fittest player so it might just be that they want to be certain that his legs can cope with games coming so thick and fast?

              2. Team Cruel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Source or ban

                1. AXE17
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Apologies. Read it just now on fantasy football hub.

              3. BIELSA
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Yeah i think im making this move now

              4. Latch86
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Where have you heard that about Martial? Not much on twitter etc about it...

              5. Oggle22
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Debating it myself but didn't know Martial faced a fitness test

              6. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Source for this please?

            • Bonita
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Play Traore or Tomori? I think Villa are more of a threat than WHU

              1. Latch86
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Traore

            • Puzzle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Mount to Zaha or save?

              1. skins1979
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Go for Zaha, very good fixtures and Mount not certain to start every week

              2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Similar question with Martial. I would with Mount

            • as33
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Sterling or Vardy for captain?

              1. Dee Lixon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Vardy

              2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Jamie

            • gers23
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Mcginn to Cantwell worth ft or save?

              Starting Abraham

            • ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              /bottomed/

              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!

            • No Pirlo No Party
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Ryan - Button
              Robertson - Soyuncu - Tomori - Lundstram - Rico
              Mane - Sterling - Mount - Tielemans - Dendoncker
              Vardy - Abraham - Pukki

              2FT available with £1.2M in the bank.

              Lost with what to do. Any helpful thoughts?

              1. Dee Lixon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Sterling+Pukki to Son+Jimenez seems popular?

              2. Roten Teufel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Tielemans > Zaha?

                1. Roten Teufel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  RF

                  1. No Pirlo No Party
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I am considering this!

                    Could do Tielemans + Mount > Zaha + Pulisic...

              3. Dee Lixon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                But Sterling+Mount to Son+Alli (if possible) would be more exciting…

            • Oggle22
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              G2G
              Pope
              TAA Lundstarm Tomori
              Mane Son Martial Tilimens
              Jiminez Vardy (C) Lacazette

              Button Guendouzi Rico Pieters

              Martial and Pieters to Alli and Kelly -4?

              Cheers

            • RAFA THE GAFFA
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              1FT & 0ITB. Two questions if you don’t mind helping out,

              A. Martial >> Pulisic / Zaha? Or save?
              B. Play Tomori or Soy?

              Pope
              TAA • XXX • Lundy
              Son • KDB • Mané • Maddison • Martial
              Vardy(C). Tammy*
              (McGov. XXX. Greenwood. Rico)

            • The gospel according to Mar…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              El capitán?

              1. Team Cruel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                El Fiesta

                1. The gospel according to Mar…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Bueno

            • Shark Team
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Play Rico or Aurier? Thanks

            • Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Same Old Same Old. Strong benches this time of year creates headaches

              1. Super Saints
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I like my bench of McCarthy Cantwell Hayden Targett