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

    Is Werner playing left back or left wing back?

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

      Sweeper

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

        Bloody hell

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

        New Kaiser ?

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      his position is: on pens

      aparently

  2. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    James is creating less 2nd half

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

      We're stretching the play instead of forcing everything down his side. Also, CHO is playing as a proper winger ahead of him.

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

      Diangana doing a much better job this half.

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

    Parting brace from Werner would be nice.

    Can’t see it happening though 🙂

  4. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Werner seems to pick the ball up in such a deep position, miles off getting involved in the attack at times

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

    I think I just seen Werner.

  6. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    On the showing of the first 3 GWs, Werner will do well to get 10 PL goals this season

    Guy doesn't get into enough goalscoring positions. Always hanging around the back post for crosses and when he is central, it is usually when one of the other Chelsea players is taking a shot.

  7. SH1M1
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Time to ship Timo

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      And then get him back when Ziyech and Pulisic are fit.

  8. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Imagine believing Kai 'Hiding in Plain Sight' Havertz would do anything against a team with professional players instead of plumbers and carpenters... Lol

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Lol

  9. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    As a Martial owner after Manutd game: at least i can easily get Chelsea players.

  10. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone selling Werner before Palace at home?

    1. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If you think chelsea are favourites against palace then you haven't been watching football this season

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Palace better defensively than wba

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

      This is how people end up with a blanking player for 8 weeks

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

        This

    4. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      In the 2 games before this, there were already 3 great alternatives..

  11. Noah’s Ark
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Don’t care if Werner blanks in my team just need something from Havertz at least.

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Woohoo timing

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

    Chelsea's new left back Werner is woeful. Can't believe we picked him over Jimi, hang out heads in shame

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

    Play one?

    A) Grealish (LIV)
    B) James (CPA)

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      James

  14. haroldhammond
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Do we know how long Mitchell will be playing for Palace?

    I can do R James and Werner to Kane and 4.0 (play mitchell).

    1. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      For as long as Van Aanholt remains injures I guess

      1. haroldhammond
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        think ferguson as well though

  15. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who is that guy Mark keeps talking about. He's having 2 captain fails in a row now.

  16. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    CHO goal

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

      Sweet!

  17. Begbie.
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hudson Odoi G
    Havertz A

  18. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    CHO GOAL

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Havertz assist
      Werner aaa

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

    Giroud coming on. Someone to convert Reece's crosses finally...

  20. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Werner assisting the assister

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

      Got that for 2m cheaper in J. Rodriguez.

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hudson G

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

    Havertz A

    CHO G

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

    damn it, do i keep havertz now?

    1. Kabayan
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Keep, Werner goes first

  24. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Players that nobody has keep scoring for Chelsea...

  25. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    comeback is on.. cmon werner now

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

    Werner C

  27. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Would be a travesty if James get any bap from this match

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

    Goodbye Timo

  29. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Don’t get why he doesn’t play more often? Been injured?

  30. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Werner involved in celebrations.

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

      Haha