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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. james 101
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Gtg / bench correct?

    Pope
    TAA Lunds Soyu
    Mane(vc) Son Pulisic Maddison Alli
    Vardy(c) Jimmy

    Button Abraham Kelly Rico.

    Cheers. And good luck!!

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      (Why do I feel like worries over who we don’t start will be taken out of our hands...?!)

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      That's a real heavy front 8, but yes gtg

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers.

  2. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    For the final spot in my team - which one and why?

    A) Mount
    B) Soyuncu

    I’m tempted to bench Soy as (surely) the most damage he can do is 6 points?!

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Agreed

      1. maratus
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Why it shows only 1 year in scout?

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Agreed. But it’s a coin toss mate

    3. Atwood
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Start Soyuncu

      I'm not convinced Mount will start

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I’m almost hoping one of my players doesn’t play this week to avoid the benching misery

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Agreed

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Last time I harped on about Soy's low goal threat he scored... but I still think its true that its very low

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        The fear either way is a killer!

    6. Efan Ekoku Pops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Apart from the weeks I benched him and he scored 14 points and 8 points 🙁

    7. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Second to Vardy on BPS. I think his ceiling max being 6 is a myth, can get bonus points imo.

  3. Atwood
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Any advice?
    2FT's. 3.5 spare. Would rather keep 1FT for emergencies over Christmas.

    Pope
    TAA - Soyuncu - Lundstram
    Mane - KDB - Mount - Tielemans
    Vardy - Jiminez - Ings

    Button - Tomori - Rico - Dendonker

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Sell Mount

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Which 1 move or 2 moves to make with free transfers ? (If go A cannot afford C as well).

    A Pope to Henderson
    B Diop to Kelly
    C Martial to Alli
    D Martial to Zaha

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Just B

  5. HD7
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Right order of starters and bench?
    Captain?

    Kasper
    TAA Lund Robbo
    Mane KDB Maddy Puli
    Ings Jimenez Vardy(C)

    Subs: Button, Willems, Rico, Hayden

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      All good

  6. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Last call! please vote 🙂

    Pope
    TAA Soy Lund
    Mane KDB Son Tielemans
    Rash Vardy Jimenez

    Kelly, cantwell, Pieters 0.7 ITB 1FT.

    A Pope to Guaita / Hendo
    B Tielemans to Zaha
    C rash, tielemans => Mous / Ings, Pulisic (-4)

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Save (?)

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I hate saving! I feel I need transfer! could be the moment to move the GK then.

        Pulisic is the on I really want..

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Agree with Amey.

    3. HD7
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      maybe A

  7. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Omg i can't decide who to play...
    A. Connelly
    B.Cantwell
    ????????

    1. AlpoShearer
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B

    3. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Easy B

  8. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Bottomed damn it..

    A. Pope to Henderson with my 1 FT
    B. Save.

    Bench 1...
    1. Abra
    2. Martial
    3. Soyuncu

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A2

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A1

    3. maratus
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B2

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B1 (sorry)

    5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Ah man!

    6. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A3

    7. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B2

  9. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Pope >

    A) Hendo
    B) Guaita

    This is so difficult lol....

    1. Jeapesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A

    3. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B

    4. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Would it make a difference that I own Lund?

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I assumed you did... 😉

        1. Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah, cant be many left who dont own him by now!

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 29 days ago

            As Zlat below says, you won’t find a goal keeper with better fixtures.
            Not sure I’d fancy a Sheff Utd double up in defence either, despite the popularity on here...

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Palace only play 2 of top 7 teams in the next 15 GWs, so I'm going B

      1. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Could be wise, a really dont like a double up tbh. Tho I think Bournemouth will score tonight.

    6. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A

      Both CB for palace are out

      1. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Sakho back tho? Arguably their best defender.

    7. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Keep Pope? Saves dilemma and save points could rack upon next 2 games

      1. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        It could yeah, but looking at this season he has racked up the most points against "lesser" teams.

  10. AlpoShearer
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    A. Pope to Guita
    B. Mount to Zaha/Pulisic
    C. Save
    1 FT

    1. Jeapesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      C

    2. sozopol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B (Pulisic) or C

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A

    4. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      C this week , Mount to Puli soonest though
      Dont waste on a GK transfer

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Think Guaita can repay a transfer over the next few weeks

        1. AlpoShearer
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          cheers all!

  11. Jeapesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Got a bench dilemma and can’t decide, any thoughts greatly appreciated

    Martial or H Barnes?

    1. AlpoShearer
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      very hard... Martial

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Think United could step up, Barnes could be rotated, I'd go Martial

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Martial going to be well up for this to send message to his former manager!

  12. Stef rocks
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    So play Tammy who can haul but also with a chance of cameo appearance or play Cantwell ?

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I fear a 15-minute Tammy cameo.... a Tameo, as it were.

      I'll show myself out.

  13. sozopol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    My bench is problematically thin, with two non-players and Rico, and I have Tammy. I have 2 FT. I will either stick (and lose a FT) or use both, so which one would you advise please:

    A Maddison and Greenwood (one of the bench non-players)
    B Cantwell and Ings or Mousset

    TIA very much

    1. sozopol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Leaning towards B with Ings...

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B, but surely other options with 2FT

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    You know Newcastle well?

    Is Willems playing like a winger?

    Is he nailed?

    1. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      No
      Dont know
      Dont know

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers!

  15. gauzah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    I have a feeling Tammy will start. Think starting Tammy and putting Cantwell first on bench is best way to go.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      No fear of a Tameo? (JDP219 (2019))

  16. ‘Tis the Season
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Wenger Looks like he enjoyed speaking to the media this afternoon. Gone are the days of the media annoying him with his one word answers. The man miss the action for sure...

  17. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Who takes penalties for Sheffield United?

    Unsure whether to start Mousset or Maddison

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Maddison against a dire Watford.

  18. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Looking forward to this GW as I won't be able to watch a single match live. All taking place around 4-5 am in the morning. Just highlights and checking points. No stress!

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Checking the lack of points you mean

      1. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Won't be any different from what I have been doing even while staying up late. So, no worries!

  19. ooooo
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Gazza
    TAA Tomori Lund
    Mane KDB Maddison Pulisic
    Rashford Jimi Vardy(C)

    Button Soyuncu Dendonker Rico

    Save? 1ft and 0.5itb

  20. only2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Who to play;
    A) Mousett
    B) Cantwell

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A

  21. Pad Randa
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Am I nuts to consider benching KdB (it being Turf Moor and all) in favor of either Tomori or Cantwell?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Yep

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Not nuts no. But would still play him over those

    4. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      yep

    5. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Nuts is an understatement

    6. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I hate that I'm starting Tomori this week. Has 1 or 2 points written all over him. Nuts indeed

  22. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    And Lampard scores...

    Chelsea 8 - 0 Aston Villa

  23. screamer73
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Maddison to Pulisic on a FT. Yay or Nay?

    Have Vardy and Ricardo but no Chelsea cover.

  24. Atwood
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    A - Pope > Henderson
    B - Mount > Pulisic

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B easily , A a waste

  25. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Posted earlier, but am I mad in going Lundstram over vardy for captain?

    Or too ballsy?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Lundstram could get a massive haul. Good chance of CS plus attacking returns.

    2. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      If you’re feelin it mate.....

    3. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Vardy all day

  26. Lachkov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    I am benching Pulisic as I don't think he is starting tomorrow.

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Ouch that could be nasty

    2. korbendallas82
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Not fun opning him then.

      1. korbendallas82
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        *owning.

  27. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    I’ve got 2 FT and nothing to do this week. Is Rico -> Kelly worth it to avoid burning one?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      post your team, might be a move else where

  28. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Cant decide should I do Martial to Zaha or Pulisic. Someone help?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      if 1ft hold this week

      1. Strchld
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Yes 1 ft. Should be much better to have 2 FT before weekend is coming..

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          im holding, spurs defense is meh and man utd actually have a good record vs top 6 this season

    2. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I did Martial > Zaha.

  29. teneighty
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Sheffield fans, do you think Mousset is a certain starter on Thursday?

  30. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Start one:

    A- Cantwell
    B- Mendy

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Mendy