Bannan has kept Abdi out of Sheffield Wednesday's team in recent months.
Please drop Bannan, Barry Bannan?
It's not even 10 months since the Sheffield Wednesday midfielder was named in the Championship's PFA team of the year, but some Owls fans want him out of Carlos Carvalhal's side.
Even Bannan himself would admit he was not at his best in Tuesday's narrow win against Blackburn Rovers - although he still provided the cross for Vincent Sasso's opener.
But having failed to start just two of Wednesday's 31 league matches this season, is the Scotland international - who was named man of the match at Wigan only two games ago - perhaps in need of a rest?
With a £4 million alternative twiddling his thumbs on the bench, it's not like one couldn't be facilitated. And calls for Almen Abdi's inclusion ahead of Bannan, starting at Nottingham Forest this weekend, are in no short supply.
Abdi needs to start. Bannan had so much chances tonight but really can't shoot.— Ozzy (@O_SWFC) 14 February 2017
Need a rethink in central midfield. Abdi hit to step up and earn his wages. Hutch and Bannan doesn't work— 1867News (@1867News) 14 February 2017
Lee is a massive miss,would like to see Abdi and Mcmanaman get a start Sat UTO #swfc— JOHNO (@AdamJohno76) 14 February 2017
Abdi must be shagging Carlos' missus to not get played infront of bannan. Can't understand it #swfc— | (@Ryan_Chadburn) 14 February 2017
Ive been saying for weeks. Bannan needs dropping, there is nothing that bannan is currently doing that abdi couldnt do #swfc— ash woodward (@uptheowls1992) 14 February 2017
Bannan could have been Blackburn's man of the match tonight.— Grant Roberts (@GrantRoberts_91) 14 February 2017
Abdi should start Saturday. #swfc
I would love to know what Abdi would have to do to get a game for us at the minute. 0 creativity anywhere on the pitch #swfc— dan (@dshort9) 14 February 2017
Bannan were poor what's Abdi got to do— Evan Ridge (@Evaonio) 14 February 2017
Abdi was initially deployed on the left of midfield following his summer switch from Watford and has found his opportunities limited since then.
But having scored 25 goals in 131 games for the Hornets, whom he helped to promotion from the Championship two seasons ago, the Swiss could still have a role to play in Wednesday's own Premier League pursuit - along with Barry Bannan.
Sheffield Wednesday's Almen Abdi
Should Abdi replace Bannan in Sheffield Wednesday's midfield?