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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
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Havertz > Mount?

  2. Hairy Potter
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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.

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

    Wrong right-back.

  4. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Azpi time

  5. Patson Dabaka
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

  6. Differentiator
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Goalkeeper doing a madame tussauds impression

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

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

  7. Manani
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    4-3 incoming

    1. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      3-4*

  8. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Oh lord it's coming

  9. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

  10. Zim0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Johnstone had a computing error in his system for that goal

  11. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Chelsea turning on now

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not at all

    2. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      *me

    3. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Does the pink do it for you?

  12. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    James on all corners. Love it.

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Dreadful at them

    2. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not for long surely

  13. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Still no draw this season

  14. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah I was thinking the same

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  15. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Would love to see a Mount bandwagon

  16. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Imagine owning defenders

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Get involved Timo!

  18. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Do clean sheets exist this season?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Afraid not

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      What’s that?

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Only for West Brom

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Nevermind just seen score

    4. BobbyV
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Liverpool can do em

    5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes, After you put them in the washing machine

    6. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  19. The Big Fella
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Check out my Umtiti's
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You should consider getting gonorrhea instead

      1. The Big Fella
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

        1. Bartowski
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

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

            Logic

            1. Bartowski
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

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

              1. The Big Fella
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 2 months 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
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Hahaha fail. Try harder

  20. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  21. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Get some god damn goals Werner

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He won’t

    2. dshv
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Please

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Werner doesn't look like scoring at all

  22. Says
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Chelsea waking up a bit.

    4-1 final score.

  23. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mount + Azpi? Oh the luls

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    If James holds that BAP 😆

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He's been so poor - points

  25. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Abraham is woeful

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You rate him that highly?

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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

  26. ManofKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mount has been their best player

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

      He was very good for us last season too

  27. TyroneGAA
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Chelsea look terrible

  28. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Nice composure from Albion

  29. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Abandon Chelsea ship. Thank heavens I only have Werner.

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      This

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      James still a good option

  30. Hattrick Harry
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Werner the captain candidate of gw3, great!! LOL