Dugout Discussion

Abraham starts again amid fears over fitness

Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) starts a second game in less than three days for Chelsea in the Gameweek 16 lunchtime kick-off.

Recently the most-owned player in FPL, Abraham shed a horde of owners after picking up a hip injury on Champions League duty which ruled him out of Gameweek 14 last weekend.

The forward was back in the midweek Chelsea XI as he grabbed a 12-point haul, only to be substituted late on with a fresh knock.

Owners will be delighted to see Abraham start again today alongside his usual partners in crime Willian (£7.1m), Mason Mount (£6.6m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.5).

Popular budget defender Fikayo Tomori (£4.9m) is benched for the second Gameweek in a row as Andreas Christensen (£4.9m) earns consecutive starts in central defence. That could see the centre-back top the list of transfers out for Gameweek 17.

Reece James (£5.0m), who assisted Abraham’s header against Aston Villa in GW15, starts for a third time in four Gameweeks at right-back, increasing his chances of becoming a viable Fantasy asset.

Everton caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson appears to have reverted to a four-man backline, after Marco Silva had switched to a back three for his final games in charge of the Toffees.

Yerry Mina (£5.3m) misses out through injury, leaving Leighton Baines (£4.9m) as the only defender on the Everton bench.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) may be set to play a deeper role today as part of either a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 system, with Morgan Schneiderlin (£4.4m) the only recognised defensive midfielder in Ferguson’s XI. The temporary manager could also be planning to use a 4-1-4-1 set-up.

Richarlison (£7.8m) had looked set to face off against James from a left-wing position, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m) starting up front.

However, Everton’s official team graphic suggests ‘Big Duncan’ could be going back to his roots with an old school 4-4-2.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Keane, Holgate, Sidibe; Iwobi, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Walcott.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, James; Kovacic, Kante; Pulisic, Mount, Willian; Abraham.

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1,214 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Arse Craic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Lets go Tammy!

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yay

  2. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I love you.

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Love you too

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      U do 😮

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        All of you. This site, the people, the opinions. Everything. Good luck everyone!

        1. The gospel according to Mar…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Been on the disco biscuits mate?

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Haha

        2. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I like you. Good luck to you too!

        3. Bennerman
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Loving this vibe

    3. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      This is beautiful, I love you to, namaste!

    4. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You love me.

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

      Love you mate

    6. Soto Ayam
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Love you to deadstar...good luck all

  3. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hello

    1. The gospel according to Mar…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Salutations.

    2. Hubert
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Greetings

  4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    C'mon Abraham, blank this time...

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

      Feck off

  5. ChelseaGuy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Tammy (C) here's hoping

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ballsy, nice move mate.

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

        Not sure it's the right decision lol. Have a good gameweek mate

    2. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I was on him until last minute. Vardy it is.
      GL.

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

        Vardy is the sensible captain. Just going with the guy. GL to you too mate

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Cheers. I am on Sonny. Good luck to you too.

  6. iL PiStOlErO
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Lets hope it should be a good game. Have a feeling it will, many goals in this one.

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah, 0-4

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ouchhhh. Lets say 2-4.

  7. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    C'mon Tammy, bag a brace!

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Comon Tammy and Puli...

    Haul please!!!

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Cmonn Puli pull out some magic.

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yessss!!!

  9. FISSH
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Puli pls do something

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

      Goal celebration?

  10. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Where are my fellow Mane captainers????

    Alli vice.

    1. The gospel according to Mar…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Here.

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Same combo... GL to us!

    3. Free Hat
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Same combo here. Lets pray

  11. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Updated!

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

    Just updated

  13. EmreCan Hustle
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is Reece James an option now?

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

      Steal if chelsea start keeping clean sheets

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

      Looks like it.

    3. Free Hat
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Him or aurier interesting at that price yeah

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Spurs will surely buy full backs in January. That's one area they are weak defensively.

  14. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Let’s say Abraham lost 500k owners during last break and didn’t drop once. Now he’s been brought back by lots of people but not close to how many sold him. He seems to be close to price rise now.

    Is it still possible his price will rise between this and upcoming gw, even though he’d technically have less owners than when this mess started?

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

      Most likely it will

    2. ChuckN
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      This in itself proves the system is broken.

    3. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would be interesting to hear the rationale behind price fixing one day

  15. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Its time for Son(c) haul

  16. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Why Christensen? Have never been impressed.

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

      3 games in a week. Fatigue?

  17. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Let’s go my Son(c)!

  18. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Updated

  19. toystory2wasok
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    bizarre GW for me last week; i accidentally left Abraham on my bench, and instead fielded "mr 2 points" Dedoncker. however, the donk somehow pulls his first attacking returns on the season out his ass, full bonus, so i only miss out on 1 point from Abraham's 12. i don't deserve this.

  20. Free Hat
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Little bit soon. But next week cpt will be interesting...

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

      has to be Vardy again - Norwich at home

  21. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Best Tomori replacement? Am guessing Kelly atm, doesn't seen to be any point spending more than the bare minimum on defenders this season.

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

      Consider James.

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Always

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

          Reeceman, anyone on here figured it out yet? 🙂

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

        Oh, sit down!

  22. FirMinaMiMo
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Time to break through #YNWA#

    Salalalalaaaah!!!!!!!

  23. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hide behind the sofa time!

    1. FirMinaMiMo
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Lol

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

    Magnus Carlsen switched Martial for Alli
    Salah (c), Vardy (vc)

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

    Oh dear what a clown I am , somehow activated TC on Vardy ffs noooo

    1. Free Hat
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Could have been worse!

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

        Hoping, wierd though ,cheers

        1. Free Hat
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeah unlucky, but who knows ! GL!

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

            Thanks Hat

  26. tambourineman
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Top 100 OR captains:
    Vardy 39
    Mane 22
    Son 11
    Alli 7
    Kane 6
    Abraham 5
    Salah 4
    KDB 3
    Aubameyang, Firmino & Rashford 1

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

      Salah and Mane numbers are surprising.

      1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not really. Salah ownership isn't very high and if Mane doesn't start he is unlikely to come on unless Pool are drawing or losing.

    2. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      That chess player captained Salah.

    3. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thanks mate very Nice

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

    Top 10k captaincy stats:

    Vardy 42.3%
    Mané 22.5%
    Son 11.5%
    Alli 5.9%
    Salah 3.5%
    Kane 3.3%

    #FPL

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If Vardy goes wild I will cry. Salah cap here...

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

        I think Salah is the one to have this week

      2. FirMinaMiMo
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thn get ready to cry haha!!!!,no worries mate i m too 🙂 salalaaaaahhhh

    2. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Mane 1 p-ter cameo would be juicy

  28. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hit free week for me. Will also have 2 FT's for a change.

    Really hoping for a monster GW!

    Guaita
    Dunk TAA Soyuncu
    Salah(c) Son Mane Pulisic
    Vardy(v) Abraham Mousset

    Button Traore Lundstram Rico

    Anyone think Lundstram will punish me for benching him lol

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

      Incredible team!

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks!

  29. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Mark captaining sterling again

  30. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I've been a naughty boy and sold Pulisic. Santa Claus fuming