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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. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Take Tammy out at half time

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

      Yep. Tammy is the reason they are 3 nil down. Christ.

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

        Tbf. We know wba can score. That hasn't changed. The point is CHE should be on the scoresheet, and Tammy is very much to blame so far.

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

    Surely azpi is better than alonso

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

    That Frank scowl

  4. Astronautovic
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    4 chelsea goals incoming. Calm down.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      It is possible but Tammy needs to be subbed. Extra mid or Giroud needed

    2. KAALI_DAAL
        2 months, 2 days ago

        More like Lampard sack incoming.

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

      Reece James just spamming the cross button now.

      Chelsea have no style of attack, as clueless as Ole Frank could be.

      1. stat sifter 888888
          2 months, 2 days ago

          West Brom are a tough side to break down tbf but yeah this has been shocking. Good at dominating midfield but had little penetration.

      2. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        If my Chelsea boys fail tonight I might WC after all

      3. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Wow - just seen the score. Just ******* wow!

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

        Tammy needs to be subbed. Not performing and our fame plan needs it.

        We should being CHO on. Absolutely everything going down the right. We need to use the space so we're not crowded down the middle.

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Tammy needs to be subbed. I agree. CHO Jorginho or Giroud needed. We are not controlling the midfield so probably Jorginho shoudl come in. Even though I am not a fan

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

          You need a good manager first and foremost

      5. ace3.1415
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Reece James is getting so many crosses in but no one to finish.

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

            Hes very attacking. He should have an assist already if Tammy was better

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

            Indeed.

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

            Been their best player since his YC

          4. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            But like Keano says, first job from a defender is defending!! And in that aspect he has been appaling

        • Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Lamps boiling

          Not with oil...

        • Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Who is playing Chelsea next week? Trying to work out my captain pick

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

            Bentekessential

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

            Can’t play Chelsea every week...

        • Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Alonso and James are both defensive liabilities, they can only play together in 3-5-2 as wingbacks.

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

          Come on Pereira we want more

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

            This

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Nice punt!

        • CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Bilić boys

        • Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I hope everyone sells James after this 👿

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

            I know. He's been great but people will probably overlook that.

        • Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I know that Chelsea have good fixtures and it's probably risk to ditch Werner but think i'm going for Jimenez for next GW as his replacement.

        • shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Werner to Martial could be a move next week. Certain price drop incoming.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Guessing you didn’t watch the United game?

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

            I have Martial and Werner and I'm selling Martial first.

          3. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Out of the frying pan in to a towering inferno.

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

              Utd will click. Fixtures are ok and they've scored 4 whilst looking crap!

              1. St Pauli Walnuts
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I'm sure they will at some point, but there are undeniably better options at the moment. Why not go for a player in a team that has already clicked?

        • THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Alonso and Tammy off for Azpi and Giroud would be my subs

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

            That would work, of just Tammy off for CHO.

        • Check out my Umtiti's
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Kepa must be pissing himself laughing so much, he must be danger of creaming his pants

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

              If that's what you do after urinating then I would advise going to a doctor.

          • Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            How come there was so much stoppage time in the United game?

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

              Multiple VAR checks

            2. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Fergie called a favor 😉

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

              Var check was after final whistle. Took ages to sort out.

            4. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              VAR check took forever and a goal scored in stoppage time before the pen

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

              Goal & celebrations durning it, VAR check.

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

              I couldnt watch but it appears the game ended, then the ref restarted the game so ManU could score a pen and win
              Ole time

          • Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            chelsea need Pulisic.

            1. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              And Wilian

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Arteta single handedly has destroyed chelsea

            2. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Ziyech, Chilwell & Mendy will be huge for them too.

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

              Yip

            4. United 99 4Ever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              he isn't a def

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

                there fcking keeper is nearly 40! what did they expect.

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

              Yup
              Will get him once he's fit.

              But till then ... I'm sad nothing in this attack worth investing

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

                jip.Werner i̶s̶ was a world class striker they said...
                bullet dodged so far

            6. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              and Ancelotti

          • potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Awful.
            Truly Awful

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

              I don't know....

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

              I think WBA have been good not sure what you mean... Oooh now I see.

          • DAZZ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Tempted to sell Werner for Jiminez. Anyone else thinking the same? Werner+Rodriguez > Jiminez+KDB -4? Wint be able to with price rise/falls

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

              Lol i would do it with -16

            2. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yes. Im doing Werner to Jimenez for free this GW

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

            Havert 80M is the biggest joke in the history lol

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

              But he was great against Barnsley!

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

                Of course bro it's his level, where he belongs to

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

              Yawn. It's been 3 games.

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

              Here's a clue.

              Kante, Kovacic, Werner, Havertz, every single player that enters that back 4.....none of them look competent.

              Lampard is not a manager.....at ANY level.

              Havertz has been the most exciting propect in Germany for 2 years.

              3 games doesn't change that.

              Frank Lampard has changed that.

          • TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Martial & Werner are single handedly ruining me season

            Literally any other strike force and I’d have 20-30 more points

            Maddening

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Literally fuming

            2. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              nothing stopped you from getting other players

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

                Insightful

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

                Do you think anybody wants to hear your smartass comments on here?

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

              Correction. Lampard and Solskjaer are ruining your season.

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

            Magnus Carlson has Johnstone in goal.

            He knows...

            1. abhirup780
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Link to his team?

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

              It’s like he can see the future

            3. Sahil.....
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              His team id?

          • Zilla
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Di Matteo phone ringing

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

            Would love Robinson to actually score some goals for Ireland

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

            Chelsea the new troll team.

            1. Hairy Potter
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Spurs tomorrow: hold my pint

              1. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                0-1 Newcastle written all over it

            2. ThisPostsOnFire
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Lampard can't organise a team. It was never in doubt.

          • Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Can I go back 24 hours and slap myself in the face for putting in Werner and not DCL??

            Not my finest hour.