Tammy Abraham injury: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that the young forward will not take part in the match vs West Ham.
Chelsea will take on West Ham at the Stamford Bridge this weekend. Having resumed their return to the Premier League with a loss to Manchester City and a Champions League draw with Valencia, the Blues will be keen for a victory.
However, they will be without the prolific Tammy Abraham. The 22-year old suffered a hip injury vs Valencia and Lampard has confirmed that he will miss out their match against West Ham. When asked how long he would be out for, Lampard replied:
We’ll know by the end of the weekend. He’s got some pain. He won’t be involved tomorrow, and we will see by Monday.
His injury is a setback to not only Frank Lampard but to several Fantasy Premier League players who have drafted the forward in their line-up. The youngster, who has already racked up 10 goals in the Premier League, features in juts under 50% of the teams in FPL.
This means that a large number of players will be affected by his absence, made even worse by the fact that we do not have any information on the duration of his recovery. While it would be better to wait for the complete report surrounding his injury, there are many, who would already be on the lookout for a replacement to balance their team.
Let us now take a look at the 3 men who could make it into your FPL team to replace Tammy Abraham after his injury.
#3) Raul Jimenez
Most FPL managers may have purchased Tammy Abraham at 7m. His price now stands at 8, which means that if you were to sell him from your side, you would be reimbursed with 7.5m. Unless you already have spare money and for some reason don’t already have Jamie Vardy in your side, the Leicester forward at 9.7m will be out of your reach.
Fortunately for you, Wolverhampton’s Raul Jimenez will cost you exactly 7.5m. The Mexican forward has been a points machine in the last few weeks racking up a massive 25 points in the last 3 matches alone. Wolves are set to play 3 relatively easier encounters including the match at home vs Sheffield United this weekend.
But don’t sweat over the big matches as his performance against Manchester City and Arsenal show that the greater the challenge the better, he actually performs, amassing 19 points from those 2 encounters alone. If Tammy Abraham sits out for long, Jimenez could be an ideal long-term replacement. However, should Abraham recover quickly and you want to buy him back, you will be left short by 0.5m.