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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 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Kelly Tomori Williams

    Play which one ladies and gents?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Kelly, better defense

    2. Nidgee89
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Also I think Sterling is massive diffential captain tonight..

    3. Nidgee89
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Kelly’s is where I’m at

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Willems, very attacking

  2. Bonita
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

  3. BIELSA
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 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?

  4. JamTart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Already made this move.

    2. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Did it

  5. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Is triple captain Vardy crazy this week?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes.

    2. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 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
      10 months, 25 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.

  6. E25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      b

  7. evilfish
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Kelly for sure

  8. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 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

  9. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 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 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

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

  10. Cancelo Culture
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 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?

  11. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    bench soy or Tammy

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Soy

  12. Alli
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    G2G?

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

    Button - Cantwell - Aurier - Rico

  13. sozopol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 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

  14. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 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

  15. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 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...

  16. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Fr?!

  17. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Start Mount or Cantwell?

    1. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Mount

    2. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      mount

    3. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

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

  18. FPLHaggis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah, save.

    2. itsmeguneet
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Hope Martial doesn't let you down

  19. AXE17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Where did you hear that from mate?

      1. AXE17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 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
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

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

        2. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 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
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Source or ban

      1. AXE17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Apologies. Read it just now on fantasy football hub.

    3. BIELSA
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah i think im making this move now

    4. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

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

    5. Oggle22
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

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

    6. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Source for this please?

  20. Bonita
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Traore

  21. Puzzle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Mount to Zaha or save?

    1. skins1979
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

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

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Similar question with Martial. I would with Mount

  22. as33
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Sterling or Vardy for captain?

    1. Dee Lixon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Vardy

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Jamie

  23. gers23
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Mcginn to Cantwell worth ft or save?

    Starting Abraham

  24. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 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!

  25. No Pirlo No Party
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling+Pukki to Son+Jimenez seems popular?

    2. The Yank
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Tielemans > Zaha?

      1. The Yank
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        RF

        1. No Pirlo No Party
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          I am considering this!

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

    3. Dee Lixon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

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

  26. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 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

  27. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 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)

  28. Marvin the Great
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    El capitán?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      El Fiesta

      1. Marvin the Great
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Bueno

  29. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Play Rico or Aurier? Thanks

  30. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I like my bench of McCarthy Cantwell Hayden Targett