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

    Surprised Abraham wasn't subbed off

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

      Same. I guess taking off a forward when you need goals is a factor.

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

    Why is Werner playing wing back position?

  3. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Everrrrtonn

  4. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Get Giroud on the pitch!

  5. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Time to WC this team?

    McCarthy
    TAA Davies Justin Taylor
    Salah KDB Son Podence
    Werner Martial

    Nyland Mitchell Bissouma Davis

    1FT 0.3ITB

    1. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Looks like most teams that people have just got on their wildcard

      1. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Fair. I'm just concerned about Martial, Werner, Davies, the keepers and the bench. Would probably make 5 or 6 changes. I could just do Martial > Jimi/DCL or include Werner for a -4. Dejected by my lack of points so far though after taking a hit this week.

        1. COLLIN QUANER
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I think it's a solid team mainly. Yeah I like the look of Werner > Jimi. Davies > Saiss maybe? Martial I'd keep for the time being personally, but DCL/Richarlison are good options and frees up some cash if you were to get rid.

          Definitely wouldn't wildcard mate

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yeah Davies to Saiss has been on my radar for a while. I could do all 3 for a -8. But I took a -4 this week. Not usually one for taking so many hits. Martial > Jimi would save me 0.2 that Werner > Jimi wouldn't

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Will be surprised if that’s not the last we see of Alonso in the Prem.

    An FPL legend on his day at LWB!

  7. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    This is what is happening when you show no respect and you think you reached a good level before you even start your career.

    Lampard you poor boy

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

    Since the start of last season Chelsea have conceded 42 goals in 21 away games. More than the likes of Norwich and Villa.

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

      Good stat

  9. Random Name
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Surprise surprise Thiago Silva struggling against actual salaried football players

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Chelsea have no shape

    Fat frank just throwing players on

    1. Vazza
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Chelsea need demba ba back from retirement

    2. Naby K8a
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Havertz now playing in his 4th different position since joining. Buy players with no plan where they fit in and this is the result.

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

        You have to give it some slack, Ziyech and Pulisic are missing.

    3. Check out my Umtiti's
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Chelsea need a miracle... They need Alexey Smertin

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

          Fergie's United against Tottenham

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

        I remember United winning this kind of situation against Tottenham. 5 :3 at the end so it's doable. Come ooooon Blues

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

          Hahaha

        2. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          But it was Fergi

        3. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          "Lads, it's Tottenham."

        4. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Well playerd were actually scared of Ferguson and took him seriously. Also most on are new boys and you cabt get too hard on them already anyway

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

            those players*

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

          Yes remember that game and loved it

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Werner should have been classified as a midfielder by the looks of it.

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Let's go Pereira

      • dshv
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Why werner is not a central ??????

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

          Because Tammy is still on.

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

            Why is Tammy still on should be the question.

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Poor from abraham

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

          It was. But tbf Werner was way too close to let him slide the ball through.

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        They're getting close

      • Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Why did Chelsea buy a striker to play Tammy Abraham up front?

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

          Hoodwinked by Barnsley as opposition.

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

          Werner isnt striker. He is shadow striker and he's not world class. Average.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Werner cappers in total disbelief

        1. what\'s my name
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Mark knew

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

          why would anyone captain German Ighalo ?

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

        Calling 3-3 final score now

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

          3-1

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        please start Che Adams !

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          so much this

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Time to sell Timo?

        1. Dacra
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I'd give it about 40 mins before deciding..

        2. Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Just get James, he plays in the same position but on the other side.

      • Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Chelsea are clueless without Jorginho.

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        just saw Mark captained Werner

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

        James on 2 Baps lol

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

          Not at 60 mins.

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

            Right. CS kicks in, forgot about that.

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

          How on earth? Crosses?

      • Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I’m not sure what’s worse, the way we played that first half or the kit...my god that’s just awful

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

          It's atrocious. Must be for the American fan-base. Red, white & blue.

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

            don't blame that disaster on us

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

              True. Wasn't your decision 😆

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

          I honestly think it's the worst kit I've ever seen.

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

        Abramovic clearly did not realise Frank is like a kid in a candy shop with money falling out of the pockets.

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          What are you on about?

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

        Tammy applauding his team's performance in this pic

      • Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Still think James is the pick for Chelsea form this, corners etc. Just whether the attacking potential is worth the lack of defending