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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
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day 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
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Same

  2. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

  3. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Right, hard to see either there

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

    4. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      dont see utd challenging for 3rd either

    5. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Can’t see either of them challenging Everton

  4. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Imagine being a Chelsea fan

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No way you’ll concede 8

    2. KAALI_DAAL
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. danlynch13
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Which duo is better

      1) Mahrez + Son
      2) Trossard + KDB

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        2)

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

        2

    4. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day 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
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Points count the same if they are pens or not.

            1. Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day 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
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Haven't needed them for three seasons now

    5. boombaba
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sell martial or Werner first ?

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

        Martial.

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Give it 45 mins

      3. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Both hurry though

      4. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Martial has the worse fixtures so him

      6. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Werner

    6. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Lol

      3. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not Hiddink?

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

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

    8. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

          1. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            He may replace Alonso

          2. Pedersen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            He did so to come back in form slowly.

    9. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      anyone going for vardy instead?

      1. boombaba
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

          already have barnes too. thanks

    10. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

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

    11. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Because he looks like Daveed Diggs

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Mark probably has him...

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

          Hahahah Mark has Turbo Timo captain too

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

        He's created a few good chances.

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

        Best player on the pitch from the eye test

      5. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        And he has a yellow card...

    12. boombaba
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Is martial dropping tonight ?

        1. boombaba
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A yes would have been quicker for ya 😉

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

            not really, check yourself

            1. boombaba
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Someone’s had a bad game week. Lighten up

              1. Its a funny old game
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Lmfao

    13. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No way

      2. Craicer
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No way.

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

        a -4 should sort you out

      4. boombaba
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No way

    14. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Jesus hasn't played yet

      2. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Was always a bad decision IMO

      3. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You had fair warning about swapping Jesus out

    15. ivantys
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

          Looks like hits it too hard

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

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

        3. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He’d have an assist if Tammy could finish

        4. F4L
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

            Wisdom

        7. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          You kidding orrrrrr

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

        Bottomed.

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

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

          show us the team

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

          Would invest in City attack and Everton and Jimmy most probably

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

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

        3. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day 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
            2 months, 1 day ago

            do they look really terrible?

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

            Thanks

        5. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          really depends on the rest of the team

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

            Team.is in the link. Thanks lads

      • FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day ago

          So easy to find faults in failure

      • Zilla
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        DCL and Richarlison looking like a viable option

      • Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          that*

      • Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Triple Chelsea WC working out well.

      • Zladan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Well that was true after the first goal..

        2. kempc23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He had at that point?

      • Del Griffith
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yep for sure

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

          That could be 0.3 if Jimmy delivers again too

        3. LewanGOALski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Same for Martial, shame I own both...

          1. Del Griffith
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            unlucky dude.

        4. money face bandwagon
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Unlucky if Jimi gets injured tho' ....

      • Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

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

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

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

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

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

        4. SpeedyPro
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Crap

      • Littlefish92
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

          Early goal in second half and it is doable

      • Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

        3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Thinking Zaha in gw5 if still an eagle

      • Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      • S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He’s quality 🙂

        2. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Loool

        3. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Leader and Chelsea legend.

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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