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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. JBG
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Wanted to save a transfer this GW... But Werner making it hard not to.

    1. Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      I still have this weird (probably misplaced) belief in him. Can't accept I've been conned by a Chelsea dud again I guess.

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        The game isn’t over.. time for a FL masterclass half time boot to face hairdryer treatment

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Same

  2. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    I started the season with 3 united and 3 Chelsea. No wonder I have been doing so poor. Chelsea need Ziyech, Pulisic and Chillwell in that XI and then I will start considering again. United need to show some sort of form. Such an uninspired performance earlier. No intensity or closing down, such a lethargic display.

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      you did know that united didnt have a fixture gw1, right?!

  3. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Can't see Chelsea challenging Man Utd for 3rd now

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Right, hard to see either there

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      They definitely will when all fit. Season has just come too soon for them

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Yes, especially after those two phenomenal games from United...

    4. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      dont see utd challenging for 3rd either

    5. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Can’t see either of them challenging Everton

  4. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Imagine being a Chelsea fan

    1. The Vindaloovian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Right now, there's still plenty to be positive about for us. Especially 5 second half goals

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        No way you’ll concede 8

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      We have Silva to be happy about. Wait...

  5. danlynch13
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Which duo is better

    1) Mahrez + Son
    2) Trossard + KDB

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      2)

    2. Lets jump straight into it.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      2

  6. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    I think we don't need premium strikers at the moment:

    10.0 - 10.5
    1) Kane looks like he'll play deeper
    2) Vardy looks off form
    3) Aguero injury

    9.0 - 9.5
    1) Jesus injury
    2) Werner not delivering
    3) Martial off form

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Kane played deeper v saints specifically because of their defensive system. (And still scored 1 and set up 4)

      Vardy has 2 in 2 games.

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        Two penos and nothing else really. Kane, ok can't argue with that, but that game was abnormal.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 18 hours ago

          Points count the same if they are pens or not.

          1. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 18 hours ago

            Sure, but I'd like to see more activity from him, and then penalties come on top as pro argument. I wouldn't be comfortable with just relying on penalties, even in this season. Fixtures are decent too, so Vardy might turn form and come good eventually

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Haven't needed them for three seasons now

  7. boombaba
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Sell martial or Werner first ?

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Martial.

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Give it 45 mins

    3. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Both hurry though

    4. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Heard of -4 ? I for one don't want to take the price drops just to wait for another fire to appear

    5. F4L
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Martial has the worse fixtures so him

    6. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Werner

  8. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Slowly a single figure prises his coffin open.

    Master, you've awoken.

    Yes says Avram Grant, I must once again go to Chelsea.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      You watched The Special one puppets back in the day? Jose, Sven, The Voyager, Boy Rooney?

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Lol

    3. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Not Hiddink?

  9. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Glad to see we've replaced Bournemouth with West Brom.

  10. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Ended up with triple Chelsea. James is the only one worth keeping.

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      He will keep his place when azpi is back next week ?

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        Back next week? He just played the cup game last match. It’s his spot to lose

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          26 days, 18 hours ago

          He may replace Alonso

        2. Pedersen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 17 hours ago

          He did so to come back in form slowly.

  11. money face bandwagon
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    anyone going for vardy instead?

    1. boombaba
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Yeah me
      Werner and martial out for vardy and Calvert-Lewin

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Vardy has done nothing, maybe if Maddison is back he might actually do something. 2 flukey pens,. nothing else. Get Barnes if anyone

      1. money face bandwagon
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        already have barnes too. thanks

  12. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    So WBA are better than Barnsley, that's for sure...

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Barnsley had two of their first choice defenders suspended for the cup game.

  13. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    How James is on 2 baps with three goals from WBA?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Because he looks like Daveed Diggs

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Mark probably has him...

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        Hahahah Mark has Turbo Timo captain too

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      He's created a few good chances.

    4. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Best player on the pitch from the eye test

    5. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      And he has a yellow card...

  14. boombaba
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Is martial dropping tonight ?

      1. boombaba
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        A yes would have been quicker for ya 😉

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          26 days, 18 hours ago

          not really, check yourself

          1. boombaba
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 18 hours ago

            Someone’s had a bad game week. Lighten up

            1. Its a funny old game
              • 6 Years
              26 days, 17 hours ago

              Lmfao

  15. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    WC this lot..?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Digne - Saiss - C.Taylor - Mitchell
    Salah - Sterling - Zaha - Soucek - Bissouma
    Werner - Martial - Mitro

    1. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      No way

    2. The Yank
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      No way.

    3. Lets jump straight into it.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      a -4 should sort you out

    4. boombaba
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      No way

  16. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Jesus, Werner (c) is making me want to cry inside

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Jesus hasn't played yet

    2. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Was always a bad decision IMO

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      You had fair warning about swapping Jesus out

  17. ivantys
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Nobody noticed James' crosses were trash? Seems like just crossing for the sake of crossing.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Looks like hits it too hard

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Well when he passes it back it looks like West Brom might score another.

    3. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      He’d have an assist if Tammy could finish

    4. F4L
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      not much to aim for. Its Abraham vs 5 West Brom defenders. He needs to try and get to the byline and pick someone out.

    5. JBG
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      But he is on set pieces, that's what's important.

    6. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      They weren't all bad.

      Unfortunately our forwards aren't occupying the box as they should.

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        Wisdom

    7. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      You kidding orrrrrr

  18. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Bottomed.

    Would you WC if you have Werner Bruno and Havertz? No Everton no Jimmy

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      show us the team

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Would invest in City attack and Everton and Jimmy most probably

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        the WBA game clouded the judgement of many, especially die hard chelsea fans

    3. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      The move to get Everton was prior to gw2 when low ownership + nice fixtures were an excellent combo. They will still do well but its not a reason alone to WC.

      I have a triple up and am already considering i may lose 2 of them over the coming weeks. Will def lose 1.

    4. kempc23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Depends on rest of your team. Everton have BRI and LIV next. I would consider Werner and Havertz out for -4 if you could save your wildcard.

      1. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        do they look really terrible?

      2. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 16 hours ago

        Thanks

    5. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      really depends on the rest of the team

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 16 hours ago

        Team.is in the link. Thanks lads

  19. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    To be fair

    An old dodgy goalkeeper + two full backs who cant defend + christensen + Silva who cant currently speak english was asking for trouble

    Never 3-0 mind but still vulnerable.

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      So easy to find faults in failure

  20. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    DCL and Richarlison looking like a viable option

  21. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    cmon werner do something.. even than floparata got a hattie...

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      that*

  22. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Triple Chelsea WC working out well.

  23. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    I don’t think there’s an account on Twitter that makes as many mistakes as the FPL account. They literally have to repost every Tweet to correct a mistake.

    Their latest: Matheus Pereira has been involved in all 3 of West Brom’s league goals this season

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Well that was true after the first goal..

    2. kempc23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      He had at that point?

  24. Del Griffith
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Werner sales are going to be huge if he blanks. Werner to Jimi has to be done tonight to avoid a 0.2 price swing.

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Yep for sure

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      That could be 0.3 if Jimmy delivers again too

    3. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Same for Martial, shame I own both...

      1. Del Griffith
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        unlucky dude.

    4. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      if u lose your confidence in him then better do it early. i am keeping

    5. Lets jump straight into it.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Unlucky if Jimi gets injured tho' ....

  25. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    How has Havertz looked? Eye test only. Considering a transfer to Ings or greenwood (frees up funds)

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      He was ok, had SoT. Chelsea look all over the place no fluid whatsoever. They need time imo

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 18 hours ago

        Cheers, unless he is going to drop think will give another game

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Like de hea when he first joined the prem - in need of muscle!

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Looked alright to begin. Quiter in the last 20 mins.

    4. SpeedyPro
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Crap

  26. Littlefish92
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Looks like this game it over for Chelsea don’t think they will win this

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Early goal in second half and it is doable

  27. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    This year seems to have produced some extraordinarily-difficult-to-predict matches. I haven't a clue who to buy/sell.

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Guess buy penalty takers and have an expensive midfield is the way to go atm

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Have Havertz and Werner. Atleast I know who to sell.

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 17 hours ago

      Thinking Zaha in gw5 if still an eagle

  28. Seanigula
    • 11 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Move Werner to the center and send Tammy to the bench where he belongs

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Done. Bringing Jorginho in the midfield too.

      4 2 3 1 is not working with these players imo. Maybe 3 4 3 is better

  29. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Silva as a captain after spending few weeks st Chelsea. Lol.

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      He’s quality 🙂

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Loool

    3. JBG
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 18 hours ago

      Leader and Chelsea legend.

  30. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Mauricio Pochettino to Chelsea right now if they don't wanna waste all those talents under Frank Lampard