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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Looked at my team this morning and thought it would score well.

    0 points from James and Werner

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yawn. Half Time.

  2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    come on werner lad score please

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Doubt he comes out for the second half, been atrocious

      1. PartyPooper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Lol dont think Werner was the problem there

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Werner off at half time please

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      They need goals. Won't happen

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He hasn’t scored any though lol

  4. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Fat Frank pouting like a child...

  5. Joey Tribbiani
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I thought Tomori did well enough last season to be ahead of Christensen

      1. ThisPostsOnFire
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        The fastest defender at Chelsea. Chelsea play a sky high defensive line.
        The most competent looking in all of Lampard's time at the club because of that high line and yet he's been frozen out.

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

      Zaha captain next week?

      1. The Hunt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He could certainly have some fun against Chelsea.

      2. ThisPostsOnFire
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Wouldn't be too far from it.

        Any decent player with pace will do well against them.

    • Drogo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Werner OUT?

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It’ll be a popular move this week unless he hauls second half

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Yes please, I really want to see him finally drop. Not fair how certain players seem so resistant to dropping

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ing Jimenez Richa

      That should settle it with all three on penalties?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        *Ings*

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I WC this week and kept Ings with Jimi my other up front. Ings a nice differential and I'd expect him to at least match his tally from last season with pens.

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Right who do I remove for Jimi...

      Werner or Martial?

      1. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        can you wait for another 45 min?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          No I cannot

          1. Silent Friend
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Haha

      2. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Err ok.

      3. ThisPostsOnFire
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Werner by a fraction. In reality I would want rid of both. OGS and Lampard will be 2 of the 1st sacked this season. Neither has shown any ability to put attacking or defensive structures in place.

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Werner needs to go off imo, been utterly horrendous.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        This

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Can't sub all 11 either

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Guessing you haven’t seen Tammy

      4. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Has been since the season kicked off. Dont know why people loving him off so much.

      5. PartyPooper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I dont get why people say this. He lines up nicely, but ball never arrives because of trainwreck midfield and defence atm

    • Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Half time question: what should i do with Martial?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Ship.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          DCL is best option but would mean double everton forwards, hmm.

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        How about Ings?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Good shout, thanks.

    • Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Reece James should still be in the points come FT. So attacking down that side.

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Shame he can't cross a ball

        1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Are you watching this game?

          He’s put in some brilliant crosses.

          Tammy just can’t finish to save his life!

        2. Hairy Potter
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Crossing to the 10ft forward that they don't have

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

          He should have 2 assists only for Tammy being wasteful are you not watching?

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Get Giroud on, and James is going to rack up the xA.

      3. Planet Jo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        If Chelsea played two giraffes up front he would still over-hit it.

      4. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Hes a poor crosser , a defensive liability. Azpi will be back after this

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

      Ings or DCL?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Wait until 10pm.

    • F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Injuries are really hurting Chelsea

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Eh? They own half of Europe.

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Missing Pulisic, Ziyech and Chilwell.

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Look at their bench and compare it to wba's starting XI

    • FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Betting against Chelsea in the week 2 WC going well.

      They look a mess.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Same, wasn't convinced by their unproven weak lightweight players. That said there's a half to go yet and they can only improve

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Yep, they could easily score a few second half

          its more so removing the 18mil i had invested from week 1 and putting it into to Everton and wolves attackers has already paid some dividends

          Looking at this with a rational head it could easily be a season where both Ole and Frank dont last the season.

          Neither looks up to the level.

    • Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Wener second half hattie needed badly....

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        And Havertz brace

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Havertz only scores against championship relegation sides you must be mistaken

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        This

      3. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        This

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Theres surely a half time sub, who will it be? Would LOL if it was Kepa on

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      It's going to be a Werner hattrick 2nd half, isn't it?

      I'm not celebrating til it's over...

    • Planet Jo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Abraham is a carthorse. Given his chance and takes it with all hooves.

    • The Hunt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Werner > Jiminez is going to prove quite a popular transfer over the coming few days I believe.

      1. United 99 4Ever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I have both, need to find a replacement for Werner

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          CR7

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      WBA to break the no cleansheet streak?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Chelsea will get one at least

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Prob no chance

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

      Lol Reece James in the baps with a yellow card and 3 goals conceeded

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        And minus points lmao

        What a system

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Unfortunately won't keep it if we don't score. Two West Brom defenders on a goal/assist.

        1. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Oh yeh totally but surely Chelsea get something...can't possibly be that bad second half

    • Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      My big bucks are spent on Werner Havertz and Bruno. Would want to spread them differently. Is it worth a WC?

      1. Vazza
          2 months, 8 days ago

          What’s wrong with Bruno. He will get you jammy points every week

      2. Hattrick Harry
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Franks gone before Christmas. I did not even think of getting any Chelsea player to my team before Franks gone. Lucky to go with ones who scores.

      3. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        What are this with a Martial & Werner frontline doing?

        Shipping both out for DCL & Jimenez for a -4 madness?!

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Hit isnt wise imo pick one to ship

      4. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        But, but, but Havertz score vs great Barnsley side. Thx God i dont have that fraud in my team.

      5. zatara
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Ere lads. Just playing the old fm2020 and me chelsea team is 3-0 down at half time to West brom lol. Game is a stitch up. Playing all the top wonder kids not sure what to do now. Any tips lads?

      6. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It’s funny how everyone expected Chelsea to win 3/4-0

      7. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I would give away my left leg to inside that Chelsea dressing room right now...

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          They need more legs, yes

        2. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Stupid comment

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Please tell me you're not taking this literally 😆

            1. Qaiss
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              May as well say that he would k*ll his own mum to be in that dressing room. You clearly have no clue what living with disability is like for people.

              1. JIMMY764
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                You’re on a wind up.

            2. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Some people.... My GOD! 🙂

              1. Qaiss
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                You’re the type of person to joke about disabilities but anything to do with skin colour and you go mad.

      8. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Enjoying this so much I completely overlooked I'm now on 1 from 3 and staring at the mother of all red arrows.

        1. Stram Dunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          You need to bring back the holy cow dreams!