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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. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    How is Timo doing? 😆 😆 😆

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Played 45m.

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        *paid

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      People actually thought he would outscore Jimenez 😆

      1. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        He has so far 🙂

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 20 days ago

          Maths is hard tbf

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 20 days ago

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

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 20 days ago

              Maths is hard tbf

            2. FPL.team
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 20 days ago

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

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 20 days ago

                Pardon hahahaha

          2. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 20 days ago

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

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 20 days ago

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

              1. Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 year, 20 days ago

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

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 20 days ago

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

    3. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Doing good enough to be transferred out of my team.

    4. liverpool01
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Lmao laughing at people who captained him!

    5. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 20 days 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
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 20 days 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
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 20 days ago

          Truly this.

  2. Lukaku_time
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 20 days ago

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

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      No

    2. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      No

    3. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

  3. Lukaku_time
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Kane rising tonight?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Yeah and tomorrow after his hat trick 😎

      1. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        of assists to Son...

  4. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 20 days 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Great football insight cheers

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Azpi & CHO ready to come on.

    Wonder who is off.

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      James and Tammy proably, Werner back up top.

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Silva and Tammy

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Alonso & Kovacic off.

  6. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Bring on Giroud for Tammy

  7. Houldsworth Hatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 20 days 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. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

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

      2. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 20 days 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      He got nominated for manager of the year though.

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 20 days 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
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

    5. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

  8. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Ings with both of these defences next up

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Ssshhhh

  9. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 20 days 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

  10. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

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

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Son’s first goal was just before HT

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        Almost same thing. :p

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      yeah something about high lines....

    3. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

  11. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Is Alzate nailed on ?

    1. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      I believe so.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Probably as Stephens left

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        Cheers

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Too much injuries

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Different player

  13. Littlefish92
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

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

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Bad day at the office. Dump him

  14. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Azpi in. With the armband too

    1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      I don't understand how Silva can be captain.

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        This.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        Frank optimism

      3. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        EA sports FIFA??

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Bold

  15. NoSalah'd
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Should I transfer Martial out for Danny Ings?

  16. Dacra
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

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

  17. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    The fake crowd are chanting Lampard out

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Ha ha

    2. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Why?

    3. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Lol

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Oh wow 😀

    5. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      ah ah ah

  18. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Alonso should have not been starting at all

  19. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Well done those who dared to go without Werner

    1. Dacra
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Still half to go. M

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

    3. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Still behind the sofa 😕

    4. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      I'm not celebrating until it's over.

  20. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Alonso & Kovacic off for Azpi & CHO.

  21. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Werner should be subbed off for damage control

  22. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Werner Watkins to Jimenez Ings -4

    Seems about right?

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Werner to Jiminez is enough

    2. Lets jump straight into it.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Jimi hasnt played yet

  23. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Alonso off Azpi on

  24. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Azpi & CHO incoming

  25. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    James bumped up to RAF hopefully

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      433

  26. Dacra
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

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

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Or get an attacking return

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        Attacking return = guaranteed baps

      2. Dacra
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        That'd be nice.

  27. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Azpil goal incoming 100%

  28. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Frank hairdryer?

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

  29. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

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

  30. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

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