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Allow Abraham time to find his Fantasy feet

The Scout 7 Jul 2017
Tammy Abraham, England U21

Will Swansea signing partner Llorente in attack? The Scout says wait until GW3 for the picture to be clearer

Tammy Abraham will have to take his opportunities if he is to become a factor in our Fantasy Premier League seasons.

The 19-year-old will spend 2017/18 on loan at Swansea City, after scoring 23 goals in the Championship on loan for Bristol City.

But he will face a battle for a starting role at Swansea.

Llorente puzzle

Fernando Llorente, Jordan Ayew and 21-year-old Oliver McBurnie are among the attacking options available to head coach Paul Clement.

Swansea hope Llorente will recover from a fractured arm in time for Gameweek 1. 

Tammy Abraham, Bristol City
Tammy Abraham scored 23 goals fpr Bristol City in the Championship last season

If he does, the Spaniard will surely remain the club's first-choice striker after 15 goals in his debut Premier League season.

That provided FPL managers with 23.2 points per million, bettering all other forwards for value for money. 

Deadly duo?

Abraham offers greater mobility than Llorente and has the pace to run the channels, so the two could play together.

Clement opted for a two-man forward line from Gameweek 34 last season, pairing Ayew with Llorente.

This helped Llorente, who scored four goals over the final five matches.

That may convince Clement to abandon a lone-striker policy this season.

This would lead to more opportunities for Abraham, whose 2016/17 numbers compare favourably with Llorente.

Llorente v Abraham 2016/17
  Llorente Abraham
Goals 15 23
Mins per shot 47.1 30.8
Mins per shot in box 48.1 33.5

Abraham is likely to be priced at £6.0m or less, perhaps £2.0m cheaper than Llorente.

That would bring him into consideration alongside Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle and Huddersfield Town's signing, Steve Mounie, as a cut-price third forward option.

Wait and assess

The pitch time of all three will be the key factor for managers.

Should Abraham get the chance to impress, he has the talent to convert minutes into goals and points.

The Swans have a testing pair of fixtures to open the season, travelling to Southampton before hosting Manchester United.

Those encounters, together with the pre-season, will reveal how Abraham fits into our plans. 

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