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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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2,429 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Abraham continuing will pretty much kill Chelsea's chance of coming back.

  2. Manani
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    west brom replacing bourmouth giving chelsea the annual 3-0 spanking from bottom team

  3. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I know no one mentioned it st the time, but it was only Barnsley.

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I think people realised but also thought that it was only West Brom

    2. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I think people might also have been under rating Everton.

  4. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Does anybody think Werner is overated?

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      he is the new Torres

    2. TAT
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No, but this Chelsea side is.

    3. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Blonde Morata

    4. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Early days but certainly overrated by dome. Surprised so many captained a player who has never scored a PL goal over the likes of KdB and Salah

    5. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Think Lamp should have eased the new signings in to the team rather than ripping up last year's template completely from the start. Think Giru and Azpi are far better options than Tammy or Alonso.

    6. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I do. I think he's akin to Aubameyang who I followed in the BL. EPL is tougher, they don't work the same goal average in comparison. We have to wait to see suppliers like Zy & Puli in action, but no, I doubt the same output in reality. Not a bad prospect, but EPL is a great leveller to show talent

  5. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Reece get f out of my team useless defender, azpil probably come in at HT

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      James has actually looked good if you are watching.

    2. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Without Reece, there will be no supply

  6. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    All that crowbarring to fit Werner into a WC squad.

    1. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      had him in my draft till last miniute. Switched him out for Jimenez.
      Werner could still score though.

    2. TAT
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Sitting here thinking the same thing. Downgrade likely for me, and a hit to strengthen the midfield.

  7. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Lampard looks about 60

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Then Solskjaer looks about 80

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        and woy ? 200 ?

      2. DLL18
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        He looks like a rehydrated corpse.

  8. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    39
    Attempted Assist - Attempted assist by Reece James

    33
    Attempted Assist - Attempted assist by Kai Havertz

    is somewhat encouraging

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I own them both. No idea what do to.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Everything down the right. Left side is atrocious, so we're crowding the middle. No space to move.

      CHO is not on form but we need to use the space. Tammy off, CHO on.

  9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Werner struggling to control a ball

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Fraud player

    2. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      He’s no Callum Robinson

  10. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Not surprised Chelsea are playing like this.

    They're dressed like they're on a very drunken hen do.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Awful kit

  11. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Wernchenko anywhere to be seen?

  12. Leonard hatred
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Well at least this is something to cheer up the Man U fans, they're not the worst mid-table-finish team in the league anymore.

  13. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Looks like I’m doing Werner to Jimenez

  14. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Really surprised that Christensen is playing. I don't think I've ever seen him playing particularly well. Thought he would have been last choice behind Rudiger, Zouma, Tomori and Silva.

  15. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Tammy should stay on the bench, hopefully Lampard learned his season.

  16. SuperG
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Loving all those who bang on about Werner (c).

  17. Pavsboot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Alonso is Peter Crouch levels of slow atm.

  18. COLLIN QUANER
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Imagine capping Werner. Never crossed my mind

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Imagine making comments like this before half time.

      1. COLLIN QUANER
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Werner capper confirmed

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Correct and it's half time so off you pop.

  19. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Werner to Jimenez done

    1. Lets jump straight into it.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      too early

  20. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Annoying that Pereira only has one assist so far

  21. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Oh schadenfreude...

    1. Taff
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Our latest signing from Leverkusen.....?

  22. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Current number 1 used his free hit to get in werner (C) & James in his back line
    I don't feel so bad now

  23. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Fat Frank for next Nottingham Forest manager. What we reckon?

    1. Bojam
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Christ, thought things couldn't get any worse for us!

  24. TAT
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is Werner to Wood crazy? Already own Jiménez and DCL.

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No.

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Feels like a strange move going from a Chelsea striker to a Burnley striker, but on current team form you could see Burnley perform better.

    2. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Maupay. Brighton seem very attacking

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Good shout! Graham Potter has made that Brighton team interesting to watch.

  25. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Lads, I do apologise, but I have to settle tonight and I reallu could use your help. Should I WC A to B? Or would a hit suffice (already used my FT)?

    A: Ryan / Walton
    TAA / Doherty / KWP / Dallas / Mitchell
    Salah / KDB / James Rodríguez / Harrison / Soucek
    Werner / Jimenez / Brewster

    B. Martinez / Steer
    TAA / Saiss / Lamptey / Dallas / Mitchell
    Salah / KDB / Bruno / Trossard / Harrison
    Jimenez / DCL / Brewster

    Any suggestions? I know it's not the best time to ask, but I'll be away for the week and really needed to settle it. Would you be so kind to help?

  26. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Lampard to be sacked by Xmas and Hiddink comes in?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Ranieri to keep them up.

    2. Lets jump straight into it.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Poch

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    So I guess

    Jimenez Ings Richa is the front 3 to have?

    All 3 on penalties.

  28. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Asm to podence ?

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yes or Trossard if you have money ITB

  29. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Rudiger must be laughing at this. Is he really worse than Silva, Zouma, Christensen, and Tomori?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Kepa about Caballero as well loo

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Lol*

  30. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Sterling over KDB? Could fly up the rankings...

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      could plummet down the rankings more like!

      I think it’s both, or just KDB

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Hmmm yes that's the risk haha. I think a sneaky Sterling (c) could pay off next week tho