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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. ivantys
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Havertz > Mount?

    • Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I was looking forward to Chelsea scoring big against Leeds as well, but can't see this Chelsea team coping with the press and movement from Bielsa's side.

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

      Wrong right-back.

    • Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Azpi time

    • bluee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Chelsea fans gonna be gutted when they realise Chilwell can't defend either

    • Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Goalkeeper doing a madame tussauds impression

      1. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Mount took his short early & to Johnstone's right who was probably expecting him to go more central before shooting

    • Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      4-3 incoming

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

        3-4*

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

      Oh lord it's coming

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Need to change my team name to Blank United...

    • Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Johnstone had a computing error in his system for that goal

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Chelsea turning on now

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Not at all

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

        *me

      3. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Does the pink do it for you?

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

      James on all corners. Love it.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Dreadful at them

      2. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Not for long surely

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

      Still no draw this season

    • Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Crosses mostly are alright, but James corners are pretty awful this game.

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

        Yeah I was thinking the same

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

        Doesn't help that our best aerial threats are Giroud & Zouma, who are both not on the pitch.

    • Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Would love to see a Mount bandwagon

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Imagine owning defenders

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

        I'm 3x Liv 2x wolves and bricking it lol

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Well u have the 2 defences that could actually keep them so i think you'll be okay

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Get involved Timo!

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

      Do clean sheets exist this season?

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

        Afraid not

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        What’s that?

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Only for West Brom

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Nevermind just seen score

      4. BobbyV
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Liverpool can do em

      5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yes, After you put them in the washing machine

      6. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Maybe wolves and liverpool. The rest i don't trust

    • The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Well that answers my question about whether I should bring their new keeper in for £5m.........

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

          You should consider getting gonorrhea instead

          1. The Big Fella
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I got that for free from your mum mate - why would I pay twice?

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

              If you got if for free, why would you subsequently be paying twice?

              1. Diedhiou See That?
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Logic

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

                  I've just always been fascinated by the economics of gonorrhea, that's all.

                  1. The Big Fella
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    I got the clap for free, I had still had to pay her for her "time" though. Everybody does.

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

                  Hahaha fail. Try harder

        • DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Surprised to not see Chilwell on the bench after his cup cameo. Any injury update there?

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Frank probably thinking it's just WBA, Alonso can handle it.

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

            Get some god damn goals Werner

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              He won’t

            2. dshv
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Please

            3. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Werner doesn't look like scoring at all

          3. Says
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Chelsea waking up a bit.

            4-1 final score.

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

            Mount + Azpi? Oh the luls

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

            If James holds that BAP 😆

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              He's been so poor - points

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

            Abraham is woeful

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

              You rate him that highly?

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

                Haha all he is doing is running into the same channels as Werner bringing defenders with him, doesn’t even challenge aerial balls...just terrible if Frank can’t see that Giroud needs to come on

          7. ManofKent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Mount has been their best player

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

              He was very good for us last season too

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

            Chelsea look terrible

          9. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Nice composure from Albion

          10. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Abandon Chelsea ship. Thank heavens I only have Werner.

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              This

            2. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              James still a good option

          11. Hattrick Harry
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Werner the captain candidate of gw3, great!! LOL