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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. Energetics
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Either way my mind is made up I will do Martial to Alli after this GW.

    Should I do it now for a -4?

    1. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nah, wait.

    2. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Do you think Alli can outscore Martial by 4? I'd hazard a guess, yes.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        6*

    3. BluesArmy Chief
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You should wait, we have seen in the past that Mourinho in away games, against the top side plays very conservatively.

      So, I won't be expecting too many goals from Spurs.

  2. Kaiser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Flipping between Soy and Lund. TAA and Robbo the other two. Has the Lund gone off zuccini boil.

    1. Kaiser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Damn kids Zuccini my arse

    2. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Gotta play Lund- any way to play all 4?

      1. Kaiser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Means dumping Mount.

        1. Kaiser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Surely with Tammy out, Mount will have more attacking intent.

        2. Hart-ake
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I would be tempted to bench Mount tbh. Tough one though.

          My advice- play Lund and decide between Soy and Mount.

          1. Hart-ake
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Soy is the one with the lowest ceiling so maybe him.

            1. Kaiser123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yeah I’ve done that. Agree with Mount and Lund having higher ceilings and you have to aim high right!

  3. InRafaWeTrust
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Should I start Tomori or Cantwell?

  4. linkafu
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Tomori or Kelly to play?

      1. linkafu
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Or Cantwell

        • H-Over United
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Have the same „problem“...

          I‘m a bit with Kelly!

        • Yoshioka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Kelly

        • Hart-ake
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I am flipping between these as well. Gone with Kelly as I think Palace are more solid at the back and with Chelsea looking tired in the last game. Tomori may well not even play anyhow.

          1. linkafu
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yes but Tomori was rested in CL nah?

              1. Hart-ake
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                He was- which indicates to me another possible midweek rest and start for Christensen? But let's see.

        • Zladan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I’m looking forward to doing Mount to Son later tonight.

          1. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Did it earlier

        • Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          If you have 2 FT this GW aren't you better off using both now?

          If you don't make any more transfers between tonight's deadline and Saturday then you'll have 2 FT again for next week, right?

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            wrong cmon Nomar get with it

            1. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              If I don’t do any transfers after the shut down at 6:30 tonight and up to the deadline at 11:30 Saturday I bank a FT, no?

              So on Saturday night I would have my banked transfer plus the transfer for that next week, surely?

          2. teneighty
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Does FPL affect the passing of time? My guess is, probably.

        • RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Which ft?

          A) Janmaat to Pva (4th def, but need backup to taa/Lund/soy for rotation)

          B) pope to Guaita or Hendo

          1. Yoshioka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            B

          2. Hart-ake
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Get Hendo in!

          3. NestorC
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I got Guaita

        • Drogba Legend
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          What do we think here:

          Pope
          TAA - Azpi - Soy - Lundy
          Mane - Son - KDB
          Vardy (C) - Ings - Jimmy

          Button - James - Cantwell - Rico

          A) Save FT
          B) Azpi > any defender (pva, Robbo, another Leicester defender, etc)
          C) James > Zaha/Pulisic/Tielemans
          D) Pope > Guaita/Hendo

          Cheers!

          1. TB303
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Not B
            C yes pulisic

            1. Drogba Legend
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              CHeers, and start over Azpi or Soy?

          2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            C

            1. Drogba Legend
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              For who?

        • TB303
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Moved around how’s this for subs?

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

          Ayew, Cantwell

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Surely you start Ayew over Tomori? Or is it just me?

            1. Drogba Legend
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Agreed.

          2. TB303
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yes good point

            1. NestorC
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Tomori probably will get 1-2p

        • Borran
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Pope --> Henderson?
          Yay
          or
          Nay?

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yes for me

          2. Dee Lixon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yup

          3. NestorC
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            No love for Guaita?

        • -GK22-
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Start one of

          A) Baldock
          b) The Ox
          C) Aurier

          1. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A

        • Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Start which one?

          Tomori (AVL) or Aurier (mun)

        • FPL Nut
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Wildcard team, let me know what you think?

          Henderson - pope
          TAA - soyuncu - rico - Kelly - lundstram
          Salah - sterling - tielemans - h Wilson - alli
          Vardy - mousset - j ayew

          1. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Surely not....

        • sozopol
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Really stuck between Ings and Mousset on a FT-- any advice? Could definitely use the extra funds from Mousset, and he has a longer run of good fixtures, but Ings more reliable?

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I have Ings but Mousset more appealing going forward

        • fabregasismagic
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Save FT for the weekend? 1.3ITB

          Pope
          Rico TAA Lundstram
          Mane Pulisic Cantwell Tielemans
          Jimi (V)ardy Kane

          Button Barnes Ota Pieters

        • cpfc2014
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Like most, I'm in a right dilemma with my starting 11 this week. This is what I've got at the moment - going for Zaha Captain as a differential but can't decide if I should leave Abraham on the bench or swap him for Cantwell. Any thoughts - still have a free transfer as well?

          Pope
          Söyüncü, Lundstram, Tomori
          Zaha (C), Mane, KDB, Son, Cantwell
          Rashford, Vardy
          Bench: Ryan, Abraham, Kelly, Alderweireld

          1. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Vardy EO will kill your rank. Zaha ownership is differential enough.

        • Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          FT - Pope to

          Is Krul an option?
          With healthy CB's thinking he the best choice

          1. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Guaita / Henderson

            1. Freshy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              5.8 max

          2. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            save

        • RedAlpha10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Will Sterling play?? Suspension looming before the big Manchester derby

        • ChippyT
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Is Sterling + Mount ---> Madison + Son for a -4 madness ?

          Pope
          TAA|Soy|Lord
          Mane|KDB|Sterling|Mount|Traore
          Vardy(C)|Jimi

          Button Rico|Greenwood|Willems

          Would leave me 1.6 mil in the bank.

        • Good Kompany
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Best option until christmas?

          A) Rico
          B) Kelly

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            KELLY

          2. Yoshioka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Kelly

        • Bronski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Dele(Utd)or Maddison(Watford)
          Who will score highest this week?

          1. TB303
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Alli

        • dansmusen
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Tomori/Cantwell/ Dunk on the bench this GW. Bound to some points there.

        • Vidal Castro
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Bench 2 of:
          A) Tomori (AVL)
          B) Soyuncu (WAT)
          C) Willems (shu)
          D) PvA (Bou)

          1. SALVA
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Willems Soy

          2. JohnRoss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Ac

          3. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A, C

        • Nightf0x
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Which ?

          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

          1. SALVA
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Mount to Pulisic or Maddison

        • KAPTAIN KUN
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          GTG boys? Save FT?

          Pope
          Soyuncu | Tomori | Lundstram
          Salah | Mane | KdB | Mount | Cantwell
          Kane | Vardy

          Button | Rico | Greenwood | Janmaat*

          1FT, 0.1ITB

          Thanks

          1. SALVA
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            gtg

            1. KAPTAIN KUN
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Thanks

        • SALVA
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          1FT Should I ship Gazza?

          A)Hendo (double w Lundstram)
          B)Guaita
          C)Ryan
          D)Other? Suggest
          D)Save

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A and D (Pope) He has even played crap so far and is near top of the charts

          2. KAPTAIN KUN
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Save for a keeper move imo

        • AdamJ91
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Should I use my 2 FT on Mount & Gazza > Zaha & Henderson? (No Lund)

          Or just do one & save?

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Favourite non Vardy captain?

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

          Thanks!

        • Patrick Bateman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Need to spend a transfer....

          Ryan
          TAA, Soyuncu, Lord
          Mane, KDB, Maddison, Pulisic
          Vardy (C), Rashford, Tammy

          (Button, Tomori, Rico, Elneny)
          2FT, 0.6itb

          a) Ryan > Guaita
          b) Tammy, Madds > Ings, Ali
          c) Something else?

          1. dansmusen
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Get Elneny out