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Abraham leads Chelsea line as Jorginho drops to bench for West Brom trip

Tammy Abraham (£7.3m) has been tasked with leading the Chelsea line for their Gameweek 3 trip to West Bromwich Albion.

After impressing midweek, the former Swansea City loanee makes his first Premier League start of the season in what looks to be a 4-2-3-1 formation named by Frank Lampard.

That suggests a slightly wider role for Timo Werner (£9.5m), who is capable of operating as a left-winger, while Kai Havertz (£8.4m) gets his first chance to play number 10 in a league match since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen.

Meanwhile, Abraham coming into the team has forced Jorginho (£5.1m) to the bench, which should make for interesting viewing if Chelsea win any penalties this afternoon, as the Italian has taken two since the start of the season.

In defence, Reece James (£5.1m) continues to silence the naysayers worried about rotation, as he starts ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m) for the third match in a row.

His Fantasy credentials are boosted by a Premier League debut for Thiago Silva (£5.5m), although Willy Caballero (£4.9m) makes one last start in goal as Edouard Mendy‘s (£5.0m) came too soon for involvement in Gameweek 3.

Matheus Pereira (£6.0m) remains the only asset of slight Fantasy worth in the West Bromwich Albion side.

The mid-priced midfielder is the most popular among Baggies starters but is only owned by 2.5% ahead of a testing meeting with Chelsea.

West Bromwich Albion XI (5-4-1): Johnstone; C Townsend, O’Shea, Bartley, Ajayi, Furlong; Diangana, Sawyers, Livermore, M Pereira; C Robinson.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Caballero; Alonso, T Silva, Christensen, R James; Kanté, Kovačić; Werner, Havertz, Mount; Abraham.

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  1. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Perreira brace

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      No Kepa today.

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      of points

  2. fr3d
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    At this rate, could Everton challenge Man Utd for 3rd?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Man utd 3rd?
      At this rate 6th

    2. Coolboy9191
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      No way.. Top 8 maybe

    3. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Man Utd will not finish in the top 4

      1. Lindelol
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        They will after 30 penalties

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Nah, last season they only finished 3rd cause of Arsenal with Emery till December, Chelsea transfer ban, Spurs sacking Pochettino.

    4. Coolboy9191
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      They can challenge man utd for relegation

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      3rd bottom?

    6. Jafooli
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      3rd Division

    7. Daniel Jebbison
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      They are contenders for top 4 for sure at this rate. Some guys on twitter insist they have chance for the title even.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        No way the title. But top 4 is definitely possible if they keep fit.

    8. Hospital Pass
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Given Wolves, they might both be scrapping for 4th.

  3. Coolboy9191
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Zaha blanks again haiz

    1. ThisPostsOnFire
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Again?

      He's returned in 2/3 so far and this always looked a tough game.

      I think he'll really test Chelsea's high line and zero defensive co-ordination in the next game.

    2. Hattrick Harry
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Serial blanker, strong avoid

  4. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Tammy looking smug in this picture

  5. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Werner hatrick from the wing to shut up the smugness

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Both Richarlison and Barnes had a good game from that same position, can't see why not Werner.

  6. BenDavies
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Hamez blank. Season over.

  7. Coolboy9191
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Should i do mitrovic to batshuayi

  8. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Wood brace later lads, Saints in disarray

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Hoping for a goalfest from Ings and wood

      1. have you seen cyan
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        oh another Wood owner, we are a rare species

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          I’ve got Wood.

          1. have you seen cyan
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            The player or..

            1. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Haha, just the player, for now.

              1. have you seen cyan
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                😀

          2. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Giggity.

        2. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Surprised how many people on here are anti wood. Could have had a hat trick vs Leicester

          1. have you seen cyan
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Hoping Wood stays injury free and is this seasons Ings. 6.5 is a great price, pens also

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Maupay could take that role too

          2. Pacer.
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            And yet he didn't

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Hello again you not seen you in a while

        3. Zimo
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          I'd like a wood hattrick

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Imagine the wood jokes we can crack when he hauls tonight lads

  9. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    BAPs
    Rich 3
    Kouyate 2
    Coleman 1

    1. The 12th Man
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Rich and Coleman here,

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Nice.

  10. HurriKane
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Anyone else worried about J.Rodriguez ?

    Two pre assist so far. Maybe a trend emerging that could follow long time?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I’m on Coleman,Rodriguez and Richarlison.

      I’m seeing how Chelsea play.
      I’ll either be going Lewis > James or Rodriguez >> Havertz

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Noticed that last game too vs WBA, hence got rid on WC.

    3. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      3 CC, 1 BCC, 7.6m. Still looks like decent value in a team which are scoring quite well so far. Shame he’s not on pens though

      1. HurriKane
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Yh that would have been great. But without pens im having doubts now

    4. zatara
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Should have had an assist. Looks class. Holding.

    5. Yome
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      No, fixtures are good. I am keeping

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I'll be looking to sell him for Grealish on Monday.

    6. MagicMessi
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Keeping for next game then evaluate

      1. HurriKane
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Yeah probably wise thing to do. Another blank means id be tempted to sell

        1. MagicMessi
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Yes .. Ancelotti trusts him and Brighton home is when he can haul again .. I personally think he'll haul next week and against Liverpool too

    7. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Not like we didn’t knew that he will be very good in assisting the assister, right?

    8. ThisPostsOnFire
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Never looked a good FPL pick. By Ancelotti's admission, DCL will be played as a poacher.
      With Richarlison playing wide and James roaming horizontally, DCL is the sure-fire way to go as the least expensive option and with all that creativity.

    9. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Have to stay patient like you did for Bruno mate

  11. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Don't like Chelseas shape tbh...

    1. Fred54
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      She's put on loads of weight in lockdown.

  12. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Removed Richarlison on WC. So it begins...

  13. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Everton Everton Everton, Everton Everton Evertooooon

    🙂

    Beers for limbo

    1. The 12th Man
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Here we go here we go, Everton are the best we all know.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Looks Evertons to lose this season.

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Cheers!

  14. Coolboy9191
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Werner will come good when ziyech starts playing

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Don't count your points lads. There might be a penalty after the final whistle . Be patient

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      LoL

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Ole time transcends Fergie time.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Hope you kept Bruno! Lol

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I did 😉

  16. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Can't believe we're getting to see Crystal Palace play twice in one day, consecutively.

  17. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Hoping for a cheeky WBA 1-0 win.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      How are you not banned you child

      1. Pedram
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Cam your tits

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          You’ll have to subscribe to my onlyfans for that

    2. MagicMessi
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Chelsea will score defo just hoping for a low 2-1 1-0 game ... Scary to watch tho not owning any

  18. TyroneGAA
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Come on Werner

  19. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Hey guys, how nailed on is Saiss really? If they ever play a back 4 would Saiss be dropped out?

    Cheers

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      They won't play back 4 really.

      People don't want to hear it but he is not nailed. Favoured, but not nailed.

      Dendoncker can play there. They've bought Hoever who can play RCB, which could push Boly back to his favoured LCB position.

      1. john25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thank you. Would you say Semedo is nailed?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Should be once he's starting.

  20. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Anyone know what happened to Zouma? Not even in the squad...

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Not sure. I think he is better than Christensen

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Must be an injury. Very odd for him to not even make the bench.

      2. Daniel Jebbison
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        P. S. Amazing shout with Havertz. You got my respect for the year because of that. WITH Tammy upfront it is a great start

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Well they have Christensen, tomori and rudiger so I assume one of them must be off at least on loan

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I think Rudiger will be gone. Not sure, I though he was the best behind Tiago

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Tomori was my favourite along with zouma. Rudi and Andreas were horrible last season

  21. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    300K up with no Everton in my squad. Amazing.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      No Kepa either. What a day for Daniel.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Kepa is gone finaly 🙂

        Now we need Havertz and Werner to explode. That will be The Day 🙂 Cheers Rainy

        Juhuuuu

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Bruno?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Yes

  22. PL Ball
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Was DCL wasteful? No where near the BAPs

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yep.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Always has been. His goal he hit straight at Guaita too. Consider yourself lucky to have 6 x

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Missed a big chance, other half chance.

      Not as involved in the play as Rich so his BPS will always be relying on goals.

      He’s in the right positions all the time, can’t ask for much more at 7m.

    4. PL Ball
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Figures. Cheers lads!

  23. Pukkipartyy
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Bruno + Hamez --> Sterling + Foden (-4)

  24. Hulk Smash
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    How/when to get DCL with a front line of Werner, Ings, Mitrovic? Difficult if Werner and Ings bag this weekend.

  25. Zimo
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    What a dilemma. I want more penalty takers in my team but don't want to get rid of DCL and Foden. Currently have KDB Salah Bruno Jimenez Wood. What to do what to do.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      That's plenty, you can't limit yourself to only pen takers it's madness

      1. Zimo
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        You're probably right. I want maupay though since lamptey keeps getting brighton penalties. Might transfer wood to maupay if he doesn't do well in next 2-3 games

    2. Pacer.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      How many penalties do you remember Burnley winning

      They have to play for teams who score goals

      1. Zimo
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Hmm true but everton and Brighton didn't have many last season either and they have a few already. I like wood without pens as well though. He's a good goalscorer but these new handball rules are making me reconsider him over maupay

      2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Old rules. with this handball nonsense anyone can win penalties.

  26. Pukki Blinders
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Seen lineup listed as a 433 with front 3 of Werner Tammy Havertz... rubbish or not?

  27. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Trossard or H.Barnes

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Barnes

    2. Dacra
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Nope.

    3. MagicMessi
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Harvey

  28. djoker_nole
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Had Coleman and Rich 😀

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Ace.

    2. MagicMessi
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Same Here .. and benched James Rodriguez .. Was tough to watch the game

      1. djoker_nole
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Why though?

  29. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Obviously there is almost a full GW to go yet but who from these would you look to upgrade 1st with 1.0m ITB.

    1. Shaw-> Saiss/ Coleman.
    2. Son-> Havertz
    3. Podence -> Foden.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Ask again in 3 days time.

    2. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Need to wait and see - close between 1 and 3

  30. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Werner price drop tonight after the 1 pointer?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Wont matter, if he blanks everyone will have sold to Jimi etc but then.