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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. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Which gk scores more over the next 3 gw only?

    Hendo (NEW, nor, AVL)
    Guaita (BOU, wat, BHA)

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

      Hendo

  2. Crossbar
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 25 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

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

      tough one but leaning towards yes

      1. Crossbar
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers dude, I am too. Having transferred out VvD last week I feel a right idiot but guess that was unlucky

  3. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Madison to Pulisic or save transfer?

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

      Save

    2. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Save

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Maddy has Watford save.

  4. Queens of the South Age
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Struggling to decide on starting 11 this game week. Any changes?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Lundstram
    Salah Martial KDB Zaha
    Kane Ings Jiminez

    Button Cantwell Aurier Rico

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

      You already have the strongest 11 out of 15 for this gw

      1. Queens of the South Age
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks. Closing the app and leaving as is then.

  5. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Start Cantwell or Mount?

    1. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Tough one but I'd probably start Mount. I'm benching Cantwell at the moment.

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I'm leaning towards Cantwell.

  6. Arbroath 36-0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Exact money to do Mount -> Alli for free. Sound like a plan?

    1. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Definitely

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

      Go for it!

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Magnus Carlsen (OR39) is playing a televised chess game right now. He won't have access to technology until the deadline. Wonder if he already has made his moves?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Why wonder?

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

        He looks distressed. Not because he's badly positioned in the current game or anything, probably realised he won't make the deadline

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 25 days ago

          He knew this before the chess game. I don't think he is dumb

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

          😀

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

      He should be good at planning ahead.

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

      He can't play with his phone while chess-ing?

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      If he hasnt then he wasnt going to make any

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

        Takes a casual to defend one

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      If we can remeber to do it I'm sure he can.

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

      He might call for an early draw to go make his moves

    7. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      guess he has just made his transfer or decided to save?

  8. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I’m doing B m, but honestly it’s a lottery

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

      b or c

  9. Hig1990
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Start Tammy or Martial?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Don't make Anthony even sadder.

  10. Klaren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Which one to get higher score this week?
    A) Zaha
    B) Baldock

    1) Martial
    2) Mousset

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      A2

      But easily be, B2

  11. dillydally1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Which keeper is best for the mid-long term? Guaita/Henderon/Ryan? I already have Shef U/Palace defensive cover in Lundstram/Kelly.

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

      Trying to decide that myself, currently thinking guita

      1. dillydally1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Same. Not likely to often play Kelly, so doubling-up isn't a problem. Only thing making me think otherwise is that Ryan is a bonus machine.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Hendo

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

    OK tough one here, please help!

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA, Robbo, Lund, Soy (Rico)
    Mane, KDB, Pulisic, Maddison (Kayal)
    Vardy, Tammy* (Greenwood)

    2FT, 0.0 in bank

    I've gone heavy starters and no bench, but I'll need to change that soon, or now.

    A) stick another week (lose 1 FT)
    B) Maddison, Greenwood > Cantwell, Ings (or Mousset)
    C) Rico > Kelly
    D) Ryan > Hendo

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

      E) Robbo out, which would enable lots more options

  13. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Kelly, Aurier, Connolly

    Correct bench order?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yep

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

      Yes

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

    Should I start Kelly (BOU) or Aurier (manu)?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Martin

  15. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Mount -> Pulisic for -4?

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

      I wouldn't.

  16. Ace Ventura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Please help, I need to bench one of...

    Soy / TAA / Zouma / Lunds

    And one of...

    Pulisic / Martial / Mane / KDB / Maddison / Jimenez / Vardy / Tammy

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Zouma & either Tammy or Tony.

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

      Zouma and Tammy

      1. Ace Ventura
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers - appreciate the replies. I have Zouma and Tammy on bench right now so think I'll stick with that

  17. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Guiata Button

    taa Robertson lund Soy Hanley

    pul madders son mane martial

    vardy Jiminez greenwood

    Who to bench?

    1. Sid07
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Greenwood

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

        This!

  18. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Alright this is the last. Bench one:

    1) TAA[EVE]
    2) Robbo[EVE]
    3) Soy[WAT]
    4) KDB[bur]
    5) Lunds[NEW]
    6) Mount[AVL]

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Soy

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

      3

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      3 or 6

    4. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Same dilemma for me.

      I’ve settled on either Soy or Mount and with a heavy heart will be benching Mount

    5. maratus
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      5

    6. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      3 or 6. I would bench Soy.

    7. teki0s
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Watford by some margin the worse attack in PL. I would bench 6 or one of 1/2. They will concede

  19. wernerhedgehog
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Captain Tammy? Bored of doing Vardy every week.

    What are your experiences captaining 50-50 recovery players?

    1. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I wouldn't do it, in form player vs injured player!

    2. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Not great. Only time I ever did it was captaining Aguero a couple of seasons ago. Great fixture, but sat and watched in horror as he hobbled off after about 16 minutes

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

        That would be a nightmare.

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

        exactly the kind of horror story im afraid of. i'll ponder over it again.

      3. Arbroath 36-0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Pretty sure he got booked too

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      If you fancy a thrill captain your worst outfield player.

  20. Fantabulous KdB
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Martial > Pulisic for a hit?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Don't think so

      1. Queens of the South Age
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        How about for free as I thought about this?

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

          Yes

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

      free next

  21. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    1) Sterling + greenwood to son + jimi (-4)
    2) Madison to alli
    3) save ( play tomari)

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

      I'm doing 2 next game week!

  22. Josstern
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Any advice on who to bench lads?

      Would you swap in Cantwell for Son or Mane or keep Cantwell benched?

      Henderson
      Robertson - Soyuncu - Lundstram
      Son - Pulisic - Mane - Maddison
      Mousset - Jimi - Vardy

      Lewis, Williams, Cantwell, Aurier

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

      Its a hard rain s gonna fall...
      I heard 10000 whispering and nobody listening .....

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Hear one person save.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          heard

    • BEEZUS
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Mount to Zaha or save the transfer?

      1. Sid07
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Save

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Zaha

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Next week:

      Is Tielemans & Mount -> Grealish and Pulisic a good move?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Nope

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Who would you suggest are better options?

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            They are good, just timing os not right

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

        Yes!

    • manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      G2G? Bench order ok?

      Henderson
      Lund Soy TAA
      Mane(vc) KDB Maddison Pulisic
      Vardy(C) Jiminez Tammy*

      Heaton, Tomori, Aurier, Dend

    • mdm
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Choose one to play:

      A. Cantwell (sou)
      B. Dilva (bur)
      C. McGinn (che)
      D. Kelly (BOU)

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Cantwell

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

        Dilva

    • corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Captain:

      A) Aubameyang
      B) Vardy

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

        B obv

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Sticking with the crowd, Party time, not hiding behind sofa watching Leics/Watford

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

        B

    • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      With the uncertainty over Abraham, who would you start?? The other will be first sub!!
      A- Abraham
      Or
      B- Tielemans
      Thankyou and best of luck to everyone!!

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        B

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        B.. Afraid of a tameo

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Me too mate!! Exactly that!!

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

        B

    • itsmeguneet
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Got 2 FTs
      Salah + Martial > Mane + Zaha?? Or leave as it is.