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GW14 final call: Abraham injury forces rethink

The Scout 29 Nov 2019
Tammy Abraham

As managers consider replacing Chelsea striker, The Scout says seven sides have three home matches in next four Gameweeks

An injury to Tammy Abraham (£8.0m) is set to have huge implications for Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Gameweek 14.

The most-owned player in the game, at 47.7 per cent, Abraham will miss Chelsea's home fixture against West Ham United after being forced off with a hip problem during Wednesday's UEFA Champions League match against Valencia.

Frank Lampard stated in Friday's press conference that he is unsure how long the 22-year-old will be out of action.

"We'll know by the end of the weekend," said Lampard told Chelsea's official website. "He's got some pain. He won't be involved tomorrow and we will see by Monday."

Focus on the fixtures

With three Gameweeks taking place over the next eight days, sales of Abraham are set to escalate.

He is already the second most-sold player, with over 250,000 managers moving him on.

The upcoming schedule can help guide managers' decisions.

Seven sides have three home matches in the next four Gameweeks, including Chelsea themselves.

Teams with three home matches
Club GW14 GW15 GW16 GW17
BUR CRY (H) MCI (H) TOT (A) NEW (H)
CHE WHU (H) AVL (H) EVE (A) BOU (H)
LEI EVE (H) WAT (H) AVL (A) NOR (H)
LIV BHA (H)  EVE (H) BOU (A) WAT (H)
MUN AVL (H)  TOT (H) MCI (A) EVE (H)
SOU WAT (H) NOR (H) NEW (A) WHU (H)
WOL SHU (H)  WHU (H)  BHA (A) TOT (H)

Michy Batshuayi (£6.6m) could now be set for a run of starts under Lampard, should Abraham remain sidelined beyond this weekend.

And Jamie Vardy (£9.7m), Marcus Rashford (£8.6m) and Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) are all in excellent form.

FPL's top-scoring player, Vardy has seven goals and three assists in the last five Gameweeks for Leicester City.

Meanwhile, Rashford and Jimenez have both produced four goals and two assists in their last six outings for Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively.

Firmino differential

Elsewhere, Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) offers a differential route into Liverpool's attack, with an ownership of only 10.4 per cent.

Danny Ings (£6.1m) and Chris Wood (£6.2m) provide in-form options in the cut-price bracket.

Southampton's Ings has five goals in the last seven Gameweeks, while Wood has scored six times in his last six matches for Burnley.

What the experts say on Abraham
Manager Keep or sell? Replacement
Holly Shand Sell Gabriel Jesus
Sam Bonfield Sell Jimenez/Ings
Chuck Booth Sell Harry Kane
Ben Crabtree Sell Jimenez
Neal Thurman Keep -
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