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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. TheTruth
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

    2 games today, 6 games tomorrow. Plenty of goals is my honest opinion.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Yep, so many home players this week.

  2. More Cowbell
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Strawpoll:

    a) Mount > Zaha
    b) Mount > Pulisic
    c) Save FT

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      C

    2. Pickled and Preserved
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      C) Save

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I'm saving

    4. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      If I had Mount still I think I'd keep for the next three and then get Grealish

  3. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Those getting Hendo in for his next 5 fixtures, what are you going to do for the following 5?

    1. Pickled and Preserved
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      starting Pope 😀

    2. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Praying for those "save" points and the bonus points that come with them instead of clean sheet points... lol

    3. pjanns
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      wildcarding before GW19.

  4. Pickled and Preserved
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    lost on last page:

    Who to start?
    A) Mount
    B) Tomori

    Looking at Tomori's winning headers in opposition box, and AV have the worst defensive record against set pieces.. tempted to start Tomori. Also worried mount will get benched midweek. Thanks!

    1. Public user
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Mount , mid is always higher ceiling thn def unless we r talking about lunds or taa

  5. Public user
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Help !
    Bench Cantwell or Abraham ?

    1. Pickled and Preserved
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Abra

    2. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Cantwell!

      Abraham will either start or not be risked, IMO.

    3. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      As per Le Bluff. Playing Tammy, he's not gonna be risked for a camo (unless they're losing). If he starts he probably scores, if he doesn't he probably doesn't play so Cantwell comes on in that circumstance

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Bench Tameo

    5. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Play Tammy imo

    6. Public user
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      thats my thinking too , just afraid villa might lead n force Lampard to risk their best striker . F it , just bench Cantwell lol

  6. jackhammer1
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Tomori to Lund for a hit?

    Just want him in so I can enjoy the game again

    1. Pickled and Preserved
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      No

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Not for a hit

  7. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    WTF Didnt Realize Raul Jimenez played for Atletico Madrid

    https://img.vavel.com/1-5849501974.jpg

    Honestly can see Atletico re signing him to replace Morata. Unless top 6 club england snap him up earlier

    No offence to wolves but Jimenez is too good for them to keep longterm. Agree?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Well he was great last season too.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Jimenez is a fraud

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Bad opinion

      2. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Take it you simply don't own him this season as you thought last season, when you also didn't own him, was a fluke?

        Don't be bitter and just crack on. It's a game. Enjoy yourself dude!

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Just a VAR favorite who gets bad decisions in his favor all the time like offside assist against SHU not given last game week.

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

            He did well last season without VAR ??

      3. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Interesting. Care to explain why?

        He's been a very reliable pick since he joined wolves last season. Technical player who can dribble and very clinical as well

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Not been prolific other than at Wolves. There was a reason for Benfica to let him go on loan, he was not nowhere near first choice and was known for his wastefulness in front of goal. When i first saw him being transferred to Wolves and i had watched some games with him my thoughts were he is a good allround target man but he won´t score goals. Clearly i was wrong and he has been a revelation for wolves. it might be the formation that suits him well, i think he is too old for an of the top team. And he won´t be first choice, apart from maybe United.

  8. Lucas8406
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Which one
    A) Pope to Henderson or Guaita if so which one? (Have Lundstram already)
    B) Mount to Pulisic

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B

    2. Crossbar
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B

  9. FPL Mentor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    RMT

    Pope
    TAA Söyuncu Lundstram Robertson
    Salah Maddison Sterling
    Vardy Ings Jimènez

    Button / Cantwell / Tomori / Nakamba

    1FT with 0.1 in the bank.

    A. Good to go, roll the FT
    B. Maddison 》 Pulisic
    C. Pope 》 Henderson

    1. Pickled and Preserved
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      8/10

      A.

  10. itsmeguneet
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Gtg or need any improvement???

    Pope
    Soy- TAA- Lund
    Salah- Sterling- Zaha- Traore- Mount
    Vardy- Mousset

    Button, Tammy, Dunk, Janmatt

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Good enough

  11. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Which move should I make my friends?

    A) Martial to Zaha
    B) Heaton to Henderson
    C) Save

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Ask Khabib

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        C I think

  12. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Bottomed...
    GTG? Bench order correct?

    Pope
    TAA, Lunds, Soy
    Mane, KDB, Alli, Tielemans
    Vardy(c), Jimenez, Tammy
    (Button; Cantwell, Aurier, Rico)

    1. popcoin
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      g2g

  13. J to the T
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Play one of
    A) Mount
    B) Tomori
    C) Cantwell

    1. popcoin
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      C

  14. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    A) Tammy to Ings
    B) Pope to Hendo/Guaita
    C) Save FT

    Pope
    TAA Lund Soy
    Mane KDB Maddison Pulisic
    Vardy Jiminez Tammy*

    Heaton, tomori, aurier, dend

    1. popcoin
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B or C

  15. popcoin
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Pope to Hendo?
    Or save?

    Someone talk me out of taking hits for Jiminez, Zaha and Van Aanholt...

    Pope
    TAA Lund Soy
    Mane Son Madds Cantwell
    Auba Vardy Tammy

    Aurier, Hayden, Rico

    1FT 0.7 itb

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Save and relax

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Don't take hits for Jimenez, Zaha and PVA

      1. popcoin
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        There we go. Phew thanks

  16. popcoin
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Palace 5-3 Bournemouth last time out...

  17. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Think I'm all set on rolling the FT, but my head's melted with this team (1 FT, 0.1 ITB):
    Pope
    TAA Soy Lund
    Mane KDB Maddison Pulisic
    Kane Vardy(C) Ings
    Button - Rico Donck Boly

    Boly has been sitting bottom of my bench for ages and a swap to get another SHU defender or Kelly is tempting, but I'm struggling with how to ration transfers across the next few weeks.
    I think Kane is likely a mistake that will need rectifying, so I'd love to have 2FT to get Mousset/Alli in for him and Donk at the weekend (which could also fund Boly -> PVA/Aurier later on). Just save, right?

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Deffo save. Bet we'll see some injuries roll in too. Three games in a week and it's bloody freezing!

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers, it feels like a good time to save. Just getting antsy seeing the strength of some benches in comparison to mine.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Just get Kelly now, genuine option for next few weeks and puts some cash in the bank

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        I think I'd go double SHU if I ditched Boly at this point tbh, PVA is the Palace defender I really want

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Good if you are going to play him every week.

    3. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      defo save

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Have a beer & chill playing team looks fine.

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Will do

  18. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Looking to do Mount > Alli transfer after the deadline but the pricing websites are messed up.

    FPL stats: Mounts at -88% and Alli at +75%
    FF Fix: Mount at -49% and Alli + 94%

    Havnt seen such a big discrepancy before

    1. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      They are trying to predict the unpredictable.

    2. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I mean, neither will change in price before tomorrow regardless, unless you was hoping to wait until Friday to make the change? If you made the change as soon as GW15 started then you'd be fine either way (excusing injury etc).

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        I was hoping to delay the transfer till tomz but have exact funds so will need to make it tonight which I don’t like incase Alli pulls a hammy or Mount scores a Hatty (who am I kidding! He will blank)

  19. kopite65
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Done mount to Zaha
    James to Pulisic for hit?
    Or play cantwell instead,
    Could also play Kelly. Tomori as extra def ?
    Cheers

    1. popcoin
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      play Todd!

      1. kopite65
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers
        My thinking to !

  20. mike w
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Please help -

    I’m not sure who to bench out of Maddison and Pulisic; or if I should play both and bench someone else..... Team is -

    Pope
    Lundstram, Söyüncü, TAA
    Pulisic, De Bruyne, Mané, Son
    Ings, Jiménez, Vardy

    Bench: Maddison, Tomori, Rico, McGovern

    Thanks!

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      You've almost picked that team too well, not sure how you have done that to yourself.
      Madds could easily rack up some decent numbers this week (as could any of the rest of your front 8).

    2. Crossbar
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I reckon that's probably correct. Decent team!

    3. mike w
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I know... I have a feeling that whatever I do will be the wrong call. I had Pulisic on the bench as I thought he may not start tonight (especially if Abraham is fit). But have been swayed by the scout picks.

      That said, the armband is on Vardy so I think Leicester will score big... and could see Maddison chipping in with an assist and even a goal.

      I can’t bench KDB can I?!

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Choose the one you would kick yourself least about if he hauled.

  21. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Start one?

    A) Lund
    B) Tomori

    Capt one?

    1) Vardy
    2) Sterling

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A
      1

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A1

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A1

    4. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Cheers all

  22. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    I own Mount and Martial (£0 in bank). Move one on or save the transfer? Cheers and good luck all,

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Save

  23. trinzoo
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    With 1 FT and WC (will do before GW18) should I do Pope > Hendo?

    Pope has awful fixtures in Jan so I would get rid on WC anyway.

    1. Gallery
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Do Hendo, i will this round

  24. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Would you take this WC team;

    Henderson, Martin
    TAA, Robbo, Chilwell, Soy, Lund
    Mane, KDB, Alli, Zaha, Cantwell
    Vardy, Ings, Mousset

    Can avoid it with zero left in the bank...

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Nice. Double Leicester def interesting

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      If I was WC ing now, I'd have half an eye on GW18, ie what to do with triple Pool plus other tricky fixtures.

    3. Crossbar
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Decent but defense heavy. Could you downgrade Soyuncu to upgrade an attacker? Particularly with some decent budget see defenders

  25. nibirislam17
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Start which 1?
      A) Cantwell
      B) Maupay

      1. Gallery
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Cantwell imo

    • Gallery
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Start Tomori or Abraham?

      1. popcoin
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        tammy

    • FAR EAST
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Who to bench?
      a. Mount
      b. Martial
      c. Mousset

      1. mike w
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Mount

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Mount

      3. Gallery
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Mount

    • philc
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      pick for next 3 fixtures:

      A) Zaha

      B) Maddison

      1. Gallery
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Zaha

    • More Cowbell
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Did I miss something, why are we all abandoning pope?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Tough fixtures coming up (I am keeping)

    • Crossbar
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Is Kane out for Jimenez a good shout? (allowing me to upgrade James next week - probably to Alli) or has anyone got a better idea?

      Team (0.0 ITB)
      Ryan
      Robertson, Lundstram, Baldock
      Mane, Dr Bruyne, Maddison, James
      Kane, Vardy, Ings
      Subs: Button, Cantwell, Kelly, Montoya

      Lost on a previous page with no replies, welcome your thoughts!

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Save