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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. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who gets ditched for Jimi?

    A Werner
    B Martial

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

      B

    2. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Probably Werner. He's not involved in anything coherent yet.

      Martial was poor, but he's less of an unknown.

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

      werner the rwb, at least martial plays upfront

    4. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Werner all fauv

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Depends on Ziyech and Pulisic

  2. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    My penultimate draft had Werner, James and Greenwood instead of Robertson, Son and Mitro. Not holding my breath, but a bit of last minute tinkering may have worked out.

    Werner will be a good fpl asset one day. Not yet.

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

    Thanks f%%$ I kept jimi.

    Werner to Brewster?

  4. tomasjj
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Three captains - 4 points per round.
    Mane, Martial, Werner.
    Wonderful.

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

    Wener to Jimi now???

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

      wait for Jimi to play in case of injury

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

    My only players today have been Martial and Werner (c) how did they look?

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lol

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Consistent

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

      they have potential

    4. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Transferable.

  7. Hattrick Harry
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Lol captain Werner, you lot are clowns

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

      I think you are the clown. I didn’t captain him but you are still a clown. Take you lols and do one.

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

      afaik the guy who top scored in the game on captains last year went Werner so yeah, do one

    3. Milk Milk Lemonade
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      How did you arrive at this you potato.? He had the fixture and the stats showed the number of chances in the box were in his favour. Made a lot of sense, but hey, what would us clowns know anyway

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

    Werner will score when they can counter attack, but many will sit deep against Che. Don’t want to take a hit again but I think I have seen enough and he is gone.
    Price drop surely happens now too.

  9. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    my chelsea players have scored me 30pts from 7 appearances
    ...thats 4.3ppg for a weighted average cost of 7.25mln - i've seen worse to be honest.

  10. Flair
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Gonna keep the faith in Timo. Nice to see James with the 1 BP

    1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      James looked great going forward.

  11. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A song for Timo Werner

    So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
    Its time to go and leave my FPL side
    So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu
    Adieu, adieu, to you and only you

  12. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Will Werner drop tonight or should I wait for the Wolves match to get over to do Werner to Jimi?

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

      I think he will drop tonight even though the figures aren't near that point yet

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

      You will be getting Wood or Ings if you don’t want to avoid a drop but watch a player first !!
      I think I will get Wood I might even have Wood already. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I have the following options:

        DCL
        Jimi
        Richarlison

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

      what's going on with his price drop anyway, it's only around -25 on fplstats

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Guess the people who control it own him.

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

          think it should be clear how these price changes work, feels too random

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            They never will be!

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

      More likely Jimi goes up tonight,actually

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yes he is close.

  13. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Johnstone top scoring gk so far this week 8)

  14. BrutalLogiC
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    was Hamez any good today...?

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

      looked good, good crossing too, should have got a return or two shame DCL couldn't convert

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

        cheers for that, took him over Foden

  15. shiraz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Put werner in my wc team and still contemplating on it till the last min, going from 352 to 343. Guess i will just have to use my ft on this invisible man. Selling him now before he dropped in value. Ok i have a question of who to transfer in, have DCL and jim in my team.

    A. Mitro
    B. Ings
    C. Firmino
    D. Martial
    E. Rich

    1. ksmith5666
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      F. Wood

      1. shiraz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Will see how he play later, but seem promising considering his next few fixture

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

      I like Rich on pens, would rather have him over DCL but 1m (or is it like 0.7 now?)

      1. shiraz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        0.7 now. Him on pen is what i took into consideration. But that will means i am triple on everton with JRod in my team too

  16. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Not being funny but how on earth is James getting a bonus point after conceding 3 and getting booked? What a nonsense.

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

      I'd be asking WHO awards bonus as compared to HOW bonus is awarded.

  17. BigBillyBass
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which poor sap got stung with Werner?

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

      Frank Lampard

      1. BigBillyBass
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Haha brilliant

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

    Bring on Mendy !
    Something's gotta change !
    James is a lock is many sides & he can't get a clean sheet. Couple that with potential rotation & the value chelsea defender is worthless.
    As is the striker.
    Still more needed from the supposed top 4 team.
    Bet they're happy with their expenditure.

  19. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Lovely Werner blank. Wasn't expecting that.

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same here wohooo

  20. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I literally did Jimi to Werner in the second last second before deadline. But not regretting it. Had to give him the last chance against West Brom. That's the game. Back to Jimi now.

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

      Might brace against palace with puli and ziyech back

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Can't handle it for another week. I rather wait and get Puli when he features again.

  21. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A Saints CS would be really, really great

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

      not happening, they've been dreadful.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        What else you got for us Nostradamus?

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

      Hopefully next week with Forster in between the sticks.

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

    36% of managers drank the werner cool aid. A clear sign of groupthink

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

      Pepe all over again!

      Rarely should you back a newbie

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

        the pundits supposedly go on data. no data on werner, but chose to captain him

      2. Ghost Ship
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Especially with a relatively inexperienced manager and a major squad overhaul. Yet people were on here in pre season saying you didn’t know football if you didn’t have him.

        1. Werner Brothers
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          It's wba they said.
          Plus a couple of good movements from werner & havertz in pool game, & kai's hattrick... Could have been a perfect day.
          Just not anticipated the position change to accommodate tammy. Feel foolish now to captain him due to news about kdb being benched.

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

            it was a perfect storm, werner/havertz/james were pushed heavily on scout, and then the buts...
            BUT it was their first game together
            when AZ mentioned low XG, BUT it was 10 men vs liverpool, surely destroy wba with worst defence
            I'm not sure what positives the scouts can take from this.
            They should stop pushing chelsea till there's data to support their case

            1. Ghost Ship
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              This one wasn’t about not having data really. It’s common sense given the uncertainties around Chelsea that this was possible. Not saying it was likely but always a possibility.

              1. Ghost Ship
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 3 months ago

                To be honest there is so much content on here that I bet you could find most teams are pushed. Chelsea more than most as they have the big names, but so much of it is just to fill the website it’s not really useful.

            2. Werner Brothers
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              & it happened. 3 goals.
              Just not from werner who's pushed to the wing.
              Don't watch the match, who's the RW, kai or mount?

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

                comment from scouts should be 'don't touch till frank knows his formation'

          2. Ghost Ship
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Agree WBA looked like his game to be sure. But the position change was foreseeable because Frank doesn’t know his formation yet. Not saying it was likely, but always a risk.

            1. Werner Brothers
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              I do believe that his formation is 4231 or 433.
              What the problem is that he's very stubborn.... he always play with that formations, even if his available players not suited to that formation.
              He's not flexible in tactic & can't maximize his players potential.
              Why play with wing formation when you only have 1 recognizable winger & your starting 11 doesn't have naturat wingers?....

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

      Werner (and Chelsea's) true form won't show until they get the first XI fit.

      1. Ghost Ship
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Who knows? It could just take Pulisic and suddenly they are banging in four goals a game and Werner is essential. But data will never predict that and no one will know until it happens.

  23. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Werner to:

    1) DCL
    2) Richarlison
    3) Jiminez

    Jimi has the best fixtures. Personally tilting towards him. Have Podence too!

  24. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Easiest transfers I’ll make this season.

    Werner & Wilson to Jimenez & DCL

    Sorted, now to keep an eye on price drops/rises to make sure it’s affordable

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

      Expect Wilson to drop tonight

  25. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What was the update on Jesus in the end? Potentially back for Leeds?

    He's the only player I really want to replace Werner with, already have DCL and Jimi

    1. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Mate same as me, cant think who else to replace Werner with

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

      Same here

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nope, Pep said out for a month

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

    Best replacement for werner? Already have jimi and dcl.

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

      Same problem and only really want Jesus... and maybe Ings

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ings for sure. Lovely forward line then

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

    Popes FPL price has gone to his head

  28. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on this Wc team?
    0.2itb

    --Martinez--Steer.
    --TAA--W.P.--Lamptey--Justin--Mitchell.
    --KDB--Salah--Son--Jrod--Alzate
    --Mitro--Jimenez--DCL

    Thanks.

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

    Vydra 😆

  30. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Dallas to Semedo and Werner to Jimenez for a hit?

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nah, just do the latter for now.