Dugout Discussion

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.

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek

2,429 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Their corners are terrible

  2. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Lord, who came up with this Chelsea kit? The main colour is just bad, the design idea is awful, aesthetically poor sponsor’s logo and unmatching socks.

    An achievement on its own to create something so bad, has to be one of the worst in their history.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Why is everyone so against Salmon?

    2. Planet Jo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A cross between a Palace kit that has run in the wash and some melted marshmallow.

      1. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Spiced up by a 2018’s fluorescent trend that is only regularly used in football boots and construction site clothing.

    3. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It's as putrid as their form

      1. The Big Fella
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        It is not that bad

  3. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Tammy is so wasteful

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Another James chance created.

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

    Reece revving up the xA

  6. Chucky
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Cmon Werner grab a goal my son.....

    1. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      he's no jimmy

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Haven't even noticed him. Although I said that about 30 seconds before Rashford scored this afternoon.

  7. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How's our lad Havertz doing?

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Waste of money

    2. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Had one poorly blocked shot going in and saved, not much else.

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

      Depends on the opponent

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

      Too slow for PL

  8. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    3 - Callum Robinson (57)
    2 - Mount (37)
    1 - James (22)

  9. Fred54
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Reece in positive BPS yet?

  10. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Werner just runs fast

    1. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Usain bolt would've reached his level with a little more experience in football

  11. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Even with Chelsea going for it Werner's not passing the eye test.

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Getting rid is the only solution

  12. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Clean sheets only belong in farmers' leagues

    1. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You realize no CSs means piss poor defence?

      1. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yes, plus teams more attacking here compared to trash leagues

        1. ELTACTICO
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 months ago

          you're quite stupid aren't you

          1. ivantys
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 3 months ago

            If you think french league for example, is a good league then it's up to you.

            1. ELTACTICO
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Don't think a league where the champion is 19 pts clear and you get 3rd with 66 points is good either,

              1. ivantys
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 3 months ago

                So you prefer a trash league where you already know who's gonna win it before the league even starts? Where you could even rest key players for european games in midweek. So you're pretty smart eh?

                1. ELTACTICO
                  • 1 Year
                  1 year, 3 months ago

                  We already know who's winning the PL mate.

  13. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    West Brom in total control

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bemba, how come you are only here on matchdays? We need some mid-week Bemba.

  14. Random Name
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Frank has 0 charisma

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

      Aw man. Where'd he spend all those ability points? I always go maximum charisma on my character

      1. Random Name
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I'm wondering too? he also has 0 tactics, 0 leadership and -10 management skills

      2. G B
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Don't want to miss the extra dialogue options...

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He was pretty funny at Anfield in project restart

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

    Well you can’t play West Brom every week

  16. tsm
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Can’t watch game can anyone tell me is pereira playing deeper?

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

    That tackle on Kante was brutal

    1. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      His touch is so bad.

      1. ELTACTICO
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Haha?

  18. ZEZIMA
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Frank more of a fraud than OGS? I think he could be. It's close

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

      Not an easy job

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

      Will be without a cup & title challenge this season.

    3. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Frank is the bigger fraud because he's spent more. It all depends on how much money each of these frauds leech out of their clubs

      1. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        You sure he's spent more? Man U spunked over 200 million while Ole's been there.

    4. BobbyV
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Dumb & Dumber

  19. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Werner been watching how Kane plays!

  20. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Werner to Dom Cal Lew I reckon then... what a failed WC pick keeping faith in him

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I kept him out of fear, he's gone now.

    2. DAZZ
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yep im getting rid for Jimi, and Rodriguez to KDB -4. Werner has been incredibly disappointing.

  21. Pep bites Kun
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Yowzah! Che beaten 3-1 by the Albion? That's Werner overboard until I see Puli or Zy back in the supply chain. I'll wait for the end of the gw, but DCL looking good at his price, Jesus for next week and Ings is sharper than a blunt Werner pencil!

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

      Game isn't over yet. Wouldn't blame you though.

    2. puhd
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don’t forget Vardy!

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Good point - good call. Except for City I like the fixtures

  22. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Obviously, Werner is a terrific player, but my gosh he's an awful FPL pick.

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He’s not got any service. Nobody expected Chelsea to be this bad

    2. puhd
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Whats his position today? Number 9?

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lol - wasn't he though

  23. DT’s HighFlyingBirds
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Chelski need Pulisic back just as much as we need a vaccine for COVID-19...

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      One is to better a football team and the other to save lives. Well done.

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      As far as analogies go - it's on the mark

      Not negative at all as some people suggest. Have an upvote o/ 🙂

  24. Noah’s Ark
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Mount gets ball outside the box. Wonder what he will do next.

  25. Dacra
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Wildcard without Everton, triple Chelsea.

    I'm awesome at this game.

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

      *hugs*

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Maybe it make doesn't make a difference - doesn't matter - nice thought o/

  26. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    6 mins until McCarthy owners meltdown

    1. puhd
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      The goalie?

  27. djoker_nole
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Liverpool and City will punish this Chelsea team

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Liverpool already have

  28. puhd
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Omg just tuned in.
    Werner invisible?

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

      Pretty much

  29. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Come on Timo just one goal will do

  30. ace3.1415
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    ffs werner just get a goal