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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. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    How is Timo doing? 😆 😆 😆

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Played 45m.

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        *paid

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      People actually thought he would outscore Jimenez 😆

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        He has so far 🙂

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Maths is hard tbf

          1. GloryManUnited
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            He’s technically right so not sure what you’re on about

            1. THE WERNER DELUSION
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 12 hours ago

              Maths is hard tbf

            2. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 12 hours ago

              People get excited on here before games are finished and never learn unfortunately.

              1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                • 5 Years
                27 days, 4 hours ago

                Pardon hahahaha

          2. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            He's on one point. How many does Jimenez have?

            1. THE WERNER DELUSION
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 12 hours ago

              I didn't really expect any logic from Werner owners so carry on

              1. Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                27 days, 12 hours ago

                I don’t own Werner but this isn’t subjective. One point is more than no points.

                1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                  • 5 Years
                  27 days, 12 hours ago

                  I was actually talking about before GW1 btw so you're still not correct

    3. KAALI_DAAL
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Doing good enough to be transferred out of my team.

      • liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Lmao laughing at people who captained him!

      • Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        I think when Ziyech, Pulisic, Chilwell, and Mendy are fit, he'll start to fire in the goals.

        But this Chelsea team are seriously missing quality.

        1. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          200mil spent and losing 3-0 against a promoted team is poor, yes Werner would do well once they are fit, time to transfer Werner out now.

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Truly this.

    4. Lukaku_time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Werner to kane even if he scores in the second half , good move for a hit?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        No

      2. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        No

      3. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Werner making some great runs but his team mates give him the ball when he’s tightly marked.

    5. Lukaku_time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Kane rising tonight?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Yeah and tomorrow after his hat trick 😎

        1. Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          of assists to Son...

    6. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Lampard should change it to 3 4 3 or 4 3 3. 4 2 3 1 is old formation and not working obviously

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Great football insight cheers

    7. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Azpi & CHO ready to come on.

      Wonder who is off.

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        James and Tammy proably, Werner back up top.

      2. KAALI_DAAL
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Silva and Tammy

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Alonso & Kovacic off.

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Bring on Giroud for Tammy

      4. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Old Frankie should have retired as a player and left it alone. He looks utterly clueless. He just struts around frowning and trying to look well hard. He’s got nowhere to hide this season after the money he’s spent.

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Finished top 4 last year. Pretty impressive. Even Sir Alex lost games. People on here are a little over excited about one game.

          1. Licky
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Tbf, Chelsea finished top 4 with 66 points, which was an abnormally low tally.

          2. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Loads of goals conceded and it’s not just tonight for me. Looked poor at Brighton but got away with it. Time will two but I think he’ll struggle to get it right.

        2. JBG
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          He got nominated for manager of the year though.

        3. Valar(Keith)
          • 11 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          It's 3 games in.. most of that money hasnt even seen the field yet. He did fantastic last season.
          Get rid..

        4. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          "trying to look well hard".. What are you on about..

        5. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          What he did last season with alot of kids was very impressive.

      5. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Ings with both of these defences next up

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Ssshhhh

      6. Naby K8a
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Since the start of last season, Chelsea have conceded more away Premier League goals than any other side (42). Maybe just maybe the manager has to take the blame?

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Apparently he’s the next SAF if you read above!!

      7. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Don't worry lads,Kane and Son against Southamtpon had 1 point in ht.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Son’s first goal was just before HT

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Almost same thing. :p

        2. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          yeah something about high lines....

        3. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Ummm no.. Son scored from Kane's assist before HT

      8. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Is Alzate nailed on ?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          I believe so.

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Probably as Stephens left

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            27 days, 10 hours ago

            Cheers

      9. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        I swear Kante has regressed so much in the last 3 or 4 years

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Too much injuries

        2. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Different player

      10. Littlefish92
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Werner as my captain and Chelsea Messing the my bet haha what a day

        1. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Bad day at the office. Dump him

      11. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Azpi in. With the armband too

        1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          I don't understand how Silva can be captain.

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            This.

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Frank optimism

          3. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            EA sports FIFA??

        2. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Bold

      12. Ings_is_the_king
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Should I transfer Martial out for Danny Ings?

        • Dacra
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Aren't Chelsea supposed to be smashing it here? Bleurgh.

        • The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          The fake crowd are chanting Lampard out

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Ha ha

          2. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Why?

          3. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Lol

          4. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Oh wow 😀

          5. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            ah ah ah

        • Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Alonso should have not been starting at all

        • S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Well done those who dared to go without Werner

          1. Dacra
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Still half to go. M

          2. SAY MY NAME
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            not over yet.......still a chance to miss a pen and gt sent off 😀

          3. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Still behind the sofa 😕

          4. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            I'm not celebrating until it's over.

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Alonso & Kovacic off for Azpi & CHO.

        • Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Werner should be subbed off for damage control

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Werner Watkins to Jimenez Ings -4

          Seems about right?

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Werner to Jiminez is enough

          2. Lets jump straight into it.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Jimi hasnt played yet

        • Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Alonso off Azpi on

        • how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Azpi & CHO incoming

        • Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          James bumped up to RAF hopefully

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            433

        • Dacra
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Need James to not concede again to avoid a negative score..

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Or get an attacking return

            1. Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              27 days, 12 hours ago

              Attacking return = guaranteed baps

            2. Dacra
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 12 hours ago

              That'd be nice.

        • Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Azpil goal incoming 100%

        • ivantys
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Frank hairdryer?

            1. Noah’s Ark
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 12 hours ago

              I think so. Whether the players react to it is another thing.

          • SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            4 points from 3 players with a minus 4..werner playing..excellent start.

          • potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Alonso off. Lampard must have got his hostage situation sorted.