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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham a bargain price against Newcastle United

Chelsea host Newcastle United on Saturday and striker Tammy Abraham is a great Fantasy Premier League selection to face the Magpies. Abraham goes into gameweek 9 with 54 FPL points and still costs a bargain price of £7.7 million.

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The England national team player has bagged eight goals for the Blues in 569 minutes of Premier League football. Abraham has had a break season at Chelsea which was enabled by the club’s transfer ban. Had Chelsea not been under a transfer ban, it is likely Abraham would have ended up somewhere else, possibly back at Aston Villa where he tallied 25 goals in 37 games.

Striker Tammy Abraham in great form

Abraham heads into the game in-form and playing for Chelsea as they hit their stride under manager Frank Lampard. The Blues have won back to back fixtures against Brighton and Southampton and could move up to second in the league if results go their way elsewhere.

The striker scored in his last match against Southampton away from home in an eight-point haul. Three times this term, Abraham scored double-digit FPL points.

Newcastle United have won just once in their last four matches. The Magpies have lost three of four away matches this term and two straight have ended in defeat. Sure, Steve Bruce’s team defeated Manchester United in their last match but Ole Gunnar’s Solskjaer’s team is out of form.

Chelsea are undefeated in 24 of 26 straight league matches at Stamford Bridge. Abraham will lead the line and should excel against Newcastle United’s defence. Just two matches ago, Newcastle United conceded five goals to Leicester City in defeat.

Striker Tammy Abraham by the numbers

Abraham’s expected goals (xG) numbers have been stellar after eight Premier League matches. His xG’s figure of 4.68 has been exceeded with a total of eight goals. Abraham’s xG figure is proof of great form.

Chelsea have winnable matches in the coming gameweeks with fixtures against Newcastle United, Burnley, Watford, and Crystal Palace before the next international break. Abraham has carried Chelsea at times this season and his form can continue to do so in the next four league matches.

Abraham has been selected by 226,785 FPL managers and is priced at just £7.7m. The striker’s price continues to rise but is still reasonable. Abraham’s price has increased by just £0.7m.

Can he continue his great form against Newcastle United? He should at Stamford Bridge.