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

    Thanks for 1A in 3GW Timo!

    See ya 🙁

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

    Nearly WBA

  3. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Oofff... That was so close

  4. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Werner doesn’t know where is playing. Haha

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

    3-1-6 and christensen ran into the box

  6. Old Bull
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    This Chelsea formation is weird

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

      "formation"

  7. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I own Werner and Martial. AMA.

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

      drop both

    2. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lol. I owned them both last week. Wasnt as fun as this week though

  8. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Sawyers close

  9. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Werner to Jimenez anyone ?

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

      Yeah.

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

      I think it is everyone.

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

      Read my mind

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

    Are West Brom about to bottle a 3-0 lead..

  11. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Son, Werner, Martial OUT

    KDB, Jimenez, DCL IN

    -8.

    Bit risky, maybe...?

    1. Shultan
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Keep Son, did you see maguire play today?

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

        Ahead of KDB vs Leeds?

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

      Great transfers. And u can captain KDB

  12. Shultan
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Cant wait to get rid of Werner
    My worst GW1 buy

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

      Here here

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

        Hear hear

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

    Werner playing RWB 😆

  14. yakirh
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Werner to Jimenez
    Martial to Jimenez

    Jimenez will be 9.0 very soon

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

      Coin toss.

  15. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pre season: "Werner will be a steal at 9.5m and a season keeper"

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Haha, do you remember it?

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

  16. SoShy
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Werner 9.5 right wing back

  17. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What’s James’ position now Silva is off? Still bombing down wing?

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

      RCB

  18. The VAR Team
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Should I sell Werner or Martial first?

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

      I'm kicking them both. Don't care that it'll cost me - 4.

  19. All about the galacticos
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    werner over priced rwb, i'm sure he'll come good but gotta go

  20. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Chris Wood v the triumvirate of uselessness in McCarthy, Bednaerek and Vestergaard with Stephens perplexingly benched

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

    This is truly painful viewing as a Werner owner.

  22. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What a flick

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

    That touch from Pereira... wow.

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

    Frank couldn't take the captaincy off Terry despite multiple scandals yet i'm supposed to believe this guy's a leader

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

    Don't understand Frank, bought a calibre striker and playing him RWB

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Overthinking it?

      Happens a lot

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

    That Burnley lineup is horrible. Expect a Southampton win now

  27. Shultan
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Double price rise for jimi with all the Werner & Jimi sellers

    1. Shultan
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      *martial

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Deservedly so

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

      Can't say it's not deserved.

  28. james 101
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Could use some input lads.

    Keep/Buy, Hold or Sell/Avoid?

    A. Bruno

    B. Martial

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

      Pens.

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Bruno > Martial

        Agreed

        Lack of faith in martial right now. Hoping he’ll cone good.

        But I don’t know if Bruno is worth bringing in yet

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

    James elbow check.

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yup. He’s got two. Carry on!

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

      Bit of a short fuse?

  30. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Big Jimmy Dunne starting. Just need a rise tonight and he's done his job.