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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. teneighty
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    If I have no f**king clue what to do, is the best thing to just save FT and log out at this time?

    1. tempest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sounds like it might be!! An extra FT is very nice...

    2. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      By the looks of your state of mind, yes, save !

    3. au hasard Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Your like me, I can't stand not using my transfers.

    4. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      yep

    5. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sorry guys, made a rash transfer instead!

  2. aborg
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Play Ayew or Cantwell ?

    1. tempest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ayew

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Norwich only scores in Liverpool and Carrow Road so Ayew for me

      But Southampton can´t defend really. But Bournemouth ain´t good either. Palace decent vs non top 6 teams and Bournemouth looks a bit sluggish atm.

      1. aborg
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks for the great insight 😉

  3. tempest
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Weak captaincy options for me...

    A) Zaha
    B) Mane
    C) KDB
    D) Kane

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    2. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    3. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Mane

    4. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Zaha would be a massive jump if he scores.

    5. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Everton is normally a tough fixture for Liverpool, but you can still try out Mane. And it's home, so more likely it won't end in a 0-0 draw.

    6. Mattador
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    7. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

  4. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    play Tammy or Soy?!

    1. tempest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Soy

    2. Bronski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      If Tammy plays likely to have minutes managed as game at weekend imo

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        so play Soy?

        1. H-Over United
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I would.

      2. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Likely to be taken off after he has scored

    3. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Soy

  5. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Martial to Zaha or Alli?

    Which one, cannot decide.

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Alli

    2. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Alli

  6. Latch86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Bench two:

    (A) Tammy
    (B) Martial
    (C) Tomori
    (D) Mousset

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      BD

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        AB*

    2. tempest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Bc

    3. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      BD with Martial first sub.

      1. H-Over United
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This!

    4. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      1/ AB
      2/ AC.

  7. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Start
    a) Cantwell
    B) Pva

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B.

    3. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Tricky one. PVA just edges it because if they get no clean sheet, he still has scoring potential.

    4. H-Over United
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B!

    5. Mattador
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    6. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

  8. CloudSky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Would anyone bench Mount over Cantwell? Really think this one could go either way.

    With Aurier and McGinn already on the bench I look forward to some more bench points.

    1. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I couldn’t decide so went with RMT and benched Cantwell.

  9. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Benching headaches etc..

    Pope
    Soy TAA Robbo Lundy
    Mane KDB Pulisic Martial*
    Jimenez Vardy (C)
    Button - Abraham* - Rico - Dendo (1ft 1m itb)

    A. Stick
    B. Play Abra over Martial/Soy
    C. Use FT: Pope to Hendo
    D. Use FT: Martial to Alli (play over Abra)

    1. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Currently debating Tammy for Martial. Still have Martial in my 11, but may change...

  10. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Mods ban the fake newser on the previous page

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      ??

  11. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Zaha or Alli if can afford both?

    1. au hasard Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Alli for me.

    2. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Alli

    3. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Alli ofc

  12. jensonbenderon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Start Abraham or Tielemans?

    1. Mattador
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Abraham

    2. Latch86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Tielemans

    3. jensonbenderon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Third vote gets it

    4. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Abraham might just get a cameo. Not sure !

      1. Latch86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah, that's my concern. Subbed off early or subbed on late, for a measly 1-point haul

      2. GoonSquad
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        He is playing or not, doubtful be gets a 10 minute run out.

    5. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Would say Tielemans then 🙂

  13. Mattador
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Tomori Soyuncu
    Mount Mane KDB
    Abraham Vardy Rashford

    Heaton Cantwell Moura Rico

    Would you have A) Cantwell first sub or B) Moura ?

  14. Barnes Owl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I have an important mini league cup game this gameweek and need the win. I have a reasonably strong team but with Ryan in goal, feel he could let me down (and for the foreseeable). Would you move him to Henderson?

    1. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      For free with no other issues, yes. Hendo gets you thru holiday period with great fixtures, set and forget.

      1. Barnes Owl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        My exact thinking, thanks.

  15. H-Over United
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Need two advices please...

    1) Bench one...
    a) Kelly
    b) Tomori
    c) Lundstram

    2) Captain?
    a) Vardy
    b) Auba

    1. Dee Lixon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      1b and 2a

  16. leisuresuit13
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Gazz
    TAA Soy Robbo Lund
    Zaha pulisic KDB mane
    Vardy ings

    Button aurier mousset dluiz
    2.9m in bank

    Thinking pulisic to Ali after this gw.. Which will leave me 1.9 to upgrade d luiz for Xmas rotations any thoughts? Could keep funds for eventual upgrade on ings and mousse when fixtures turn.

  17. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Martial and Mount to Pulisic and Zaha for free? Yes or No

    1. Akey678
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes

    2. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Absolutely!

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probably yeah. Could back fire but they seem sensible on paper

    4. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think Pulisic May come off bench for next one.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks. Yes - think bench can deal with this ok

    5. TB303
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes

    6. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      go for it

  18. Akey678
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Start Rashford or Cantwell?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      rashford

    2. GE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rash

    3. TB303
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Coin toss headache
      Sorry don’t know :-/

    4. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rashford by a mile for me.

  19. ChelseaGuy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    A) Pope to Hendo
    B) Save

    1. TB303
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    2. GE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    3. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      In the same boat, leaning towards b

    4. The Wizard of Ozil
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I went A

  20. TB303
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Right order for subs?
    How do I get Tammy in ? Also Canwell I’m scout picks :-/

    Pope
    Robo, Soy, Lundi, Tomori
    Alli , mane, KDB, pulisic
    Vardy, Ayew

    Tammy,Cantwell

    1. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Instead of Ayew

      1. NestorC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Or even better Tomori

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Tammy for Tomori maybe

  21. NestorC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Need an advice lads,
    Moura to Pulisic or Alli worth a hit?

    Cheers

    1. TB303
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      First one
      Then Alli next week ?

      1. NestorC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Both moves are for a hit, already spent my 2 ft

    2. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not for me. How did you get Moura 🙂

      1. NestorC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Needed to burn one of my ft last week so I switched Mount for him as a punt haha, didn't see that benching coming

  22. Benditlike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Help!?

    A) Play Cantwell
    B) Play Mount
    C) Mount -> Pulisic

    1. TB303
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      C if free

    2. GE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B with 1FT, C with 2FT

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        So this

  23. GE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Have no clue what to do with my 2FT 🙁 suggestions anyone? 🙂

    (2FT, 0.0 itb)

    Pope
    TAA/Soy/Lundstram
    Mane/KDB/Mount/Tielemans
    Auba/Vardy/Tammy*

    Bench: Button, Tomori, Dendoncker, Rico

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Dean Martin and hope for late night tango

      sorry, David Martin, West Ham G, 4.0. hope he gets more than Pope.

  24. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Martial >>

    A. Pulisic
    B. Zaha
    C. Save and assess

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      for me it's save and assess on who looks the best and see if zaha can deliver again

      that's just my decision

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks mate. Tricky one. Got a big head to head so important week

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          If the head 2 head is this GW then I think you need to go A assuming the other guy does not have him already....

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Problem with A is he might not play?... think I slightly prefer B or Save.

    2. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I brought A and B in this week and got shot of Martial in a pre Xmas shake up.
      Of the 2, I’m most excited about owning Zaha.
      He’s been missing from my team for too long now.
      Hopefully he can get back to something like his absolute best...

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      save

    4. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      C. That's what I'm doing but I have Zaha to be fair do not exactly the same.

  25. mynameisq
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any leaked city news?

  26. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    a) Play Mount, bench Abraham
    b) Play Abraham, bench Mount
    c) Mount > Zaha (FT), bench Abraham

    1. Dee Lixon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I Went B

  27. InRafaWeTrust
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Start Tomori or Cantwell?

  28. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Salah cap viable?

  29. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anyone going Mane caption over Vardy?

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      5 % or so

  30. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 18 days ago

      My midfield

      Salah Mane Son Pulisic Traore

      I am thinking of doing Mane to KDB and Traore to Grealish.

      Did not want to go City again but KDB is calling me. Plus you just know it will either be assists or goals out of nowhere from him.

      Want to keep Salah, massive differential.