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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
    10 months, 25 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Nah, wait.

    2. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

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

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

        6*

    3. BluesArmy Chief
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 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
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. Kaiser123
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Damn kids Zuccini my arse

    2. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Gotta play Lund- any way to play all 4?

      1. Kaiser123
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Means dumping Mount.

        1. Kaiser123
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 25 days ago

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

        2. Hart-ake
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 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
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

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

            1. Kaiser123
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 25 days ago

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

  3. InRafaWeTrust
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Should I start Tomori or Cantwell?

  4. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Tomori or Kelly to play?

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Or Cantwell

    2. H-Over United
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Have the same „problem“...

      I‘m a bit with Kelly!

    3. Yoshioka
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Kelly

    4. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 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 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Yes but Tomori was rested in CL nah?

        1. Hart-ake
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

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

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

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

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

      Did it earlier

  6. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      wrong cmon Nomar get with it

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

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

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

      B

    2. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Get Hendo in!

    3. NestorC
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I got Guaita

  8. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Not B
      C yes pulisic

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        CHeers, and start over Azpi or Soy?

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      C

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        For who?

  9. TB303
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

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

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Agreed.

    2. TB303
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes good point

      1. NestorC
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Tomori probably will get 1-2p

  10. Borran
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Pope --> Henderson?
    Yay
    or
    Nay?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes for me

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

      Yup

    3. NestorC
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      No love for Guaita?

  11. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Start one of

    A) Baldock
    b) The Ox
    C) Aurier

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      A

  12. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Start which one?

    Tomori (AVL) or Aurier (mun)

  13. FPL Nut
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Surely not....

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

      I have Ings but Mousset more appealing going forward

  15. fabregasismagic
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 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

  16. cpfc2014
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

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

  17. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    FT - Pope to

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

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Guaita / Henderson

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

        5.8 max

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      save

  18. RedAlpha10
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

  19. ChippyT
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 25 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.

  20. Cancelo Culture
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Best option until christmas?

    A) Rico
    B) Kelly

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      KELLY

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

      Kelly

  21. Bronski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. TB303
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Alli

  22. dansmusen
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

  23. Vidal Castro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. SALVA
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Willems Soy

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

      Ac

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      A, C

  24. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Mount to Pulisic or Maddison

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      gtg

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks

  26. SALVA
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    1FT Should I ship Gazza?

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

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

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

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Save for a keeper move imo

  27. AdamJ91
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

    Or just do one & save?

  28. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Favourite non Vardy captain?

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

    Thanks!

  29. Patrick Bateman
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Get Elneny out