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Chilwell, Werner start for Chelsea as Wilson fails to make Newcastle squad

Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) starts for Chelsea in the early Gameweek 9 kick-off on Saturday.

A back spasm saw the defender substituted for England last weekend against Belgium, though he was fit enough for a place on Gareth Southgate’s bench for the Iceland tie on Wednesday.

Germany striker Timo Werner (£9.5m) is also part of Frank Lampard’s XI, playing on the left of Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) with Hakim Ziyech (£8.2m) stationed on the opposite side.

Callum Wilson (£6.6m) is not part of the Newcastle matchday squad after sustaining a hamstring injury back in Gameweek 8. Steve Bruce explained to BT Sport ahead of kick-off:

I couldn’t risk him with the amount of games we have coming up.

If he’d have played and pulled it, he’d be out for six weeks then. The big chunk of the season is coming, the winter is upon us.

I’ve erred on the side of caution to make sure he’s ok for next week.

On Wilson, who suffered that problem during a 2-0 defeat at Southampton, Bruce had said yesterday:

Callum has a chance. If there is any risk whatsoever we won’t. He has trained in the last two days so we will see.

Reece James (£5.0m) starts again for Chelsea at right-back. Owners will be hoping he can keep that spot nailed down ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.8m).

On missing trio Christian Pulisic (£8.2m), Kai Havertz (£8.3m) and Thiago Silva (£5.5m), Lampard said on Thursday:

Christian Pulisic is not fit for Newcastle but he’s stepped up his training slowly. It’s been quite a problematic injury so we will stay cautious.

Kai Havertz is back, his isolation is over. He tested negative two days ago, so he’s just started training that’s more on his own to get individually some of his fitness back after two weeks at home.

Thiago Silva has just landed. He just messaged me this afternoon so he probably won’t be going to Newcastle because of the length of the journey and timings.

Antonio Rudiger (£4.5m) is Lampard’s chosen deputy for veteran centre-half Silva.

Newcastle boss Bruce appears to be setting up with a 5-4-1 system, with Chelsea set to try and break down what looks to be a low-block defence.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.3m) will be the Magpies’ main threat on the counter-attack, while Jacob Murphy (£4.9m) is preferred to Paraguay international Miguel Almiron (£5.7m) on the right-hand side of midfield.

“He only came back from international duty yesterday.” – Steve Bruce on Almiron

Newcastle XI (5-4-1): Darlow; Lewis, Clark, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo; Saint-Maximin, S Longstaff, Hayden, J Murphy; Joelinton.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): E Mendy; Chilwell, Zouma, Rudiger, R James; Mount, Kanté, Kovacic; Werner, Abraham, Ziyech.

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  1. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Allowing Werner to cut inside in that move was criminal defending from Newcastle. Absolute amateur

  2. jwong23
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    What a run

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Nice

      Some guy was saying he can't dribble!!

  3. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Brilliant dribbling from Werner....

    He looks a real winner

  4. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Lateriser captain haul!!!

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Assist lol

  5. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Ziyech 🙁

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      ???

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    R. James a bit limpy these last few mins. (Still on. )

  7. ivantys
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      This newcastle side needs to go down but they are far from going down lol

    • El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Azpi for Chilwell please

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      This is like every other game where I haven’t owned the winning teams assets. Will stay 2-0 until about the 85th minute then Werner and ziyech will explode

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        I own Ziyech so he'll do nothing.

      2. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Bought Ziyech for a hit. I doubt he’ll do something xD

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Got him on WC but, yes, same sentiments.

      3. BeWater
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          I'm still shaking my head at the assist and goal Grealish got in injury time v Saints and the DCL injury time goal on the same day v Newcastle. Just when you thought you got away with it...

      4. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Chelsea looking the deal. Finally settled on a formation and personnel. Can’t see Pulisic getting back in

        1. slavkob
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Why don't they score 5 or 6 then?

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Are you watching the game? Should be 1-1!

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Nah they absolutely deserve to be ahead here.

          2. JONALDINHO
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            ? More like 3/4-1.

          3. JBG
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Chelsea not been that good. Newcastle just been even worse.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              This. I don't look at this match and go wow Chelsea, I go wow Newcastle are awful

          4. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Nonsense.

      5. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Almir-on. Another quality forward

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          He has a perfectly round head. Like a f*cking orange.

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Permanently surprised looking

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Lol

      6. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Still worth bringing in Chelsea assets after today ? If so who ?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Chilwell James Werner look good

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Chilwell James-Werner is the poshest name of all time.

      7. JBG
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Newcastle are diabolical to watch.

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Relegate them

      8. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Feeling very nervous after son -> Ziyech

        1. ivantys
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Can do ziyech to son back afterwards

            1. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              Haha I’ve had enough of that.

          • _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Son has a great record v city as well

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Those Newcastle centrebacks are as slow as a 300 pound man

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            300 pound man with two broken legs

          2. JONALDINHO
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            I’d like to see you against them in a foot race

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              I’d chop my legs off if I couldn’t beat them in a foot race honestly

        3. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Crossbar from longstaff

        4. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Longstaff close

        5. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Where is Ziyech?

        6. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Lucky double defence OMG

        7. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Longstaff hits the bar

        8. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Long shot from Longstaff

        9. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          I will Keep Son and Kane
          Chelse defence is so bad

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            This

        10. Il Capitano
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            If my double Chelsea cleanie was wiped by a Longstaff 30 yarder...

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              They have been very poor defensively,very lucky not to have conceeded

              1. JBG
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                Newcastles poor finishing have saved a lot of clean sheets.

              2. Il Capitano
                  8 days, 5 hours ago

                  Yeah, against any other team they'd have conceeded

            2. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              FFS Chelsea are so so lucky

              1. Slouch87
                • 5 Years
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                Spot the Chelsea hater.

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 5 hours ago

                  Saints fan, don't hate any prem team just frustrating to see clean sheet points when they ain't deserved

            3. aborg
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              When we jump on Ziyech, he disappoints. Should have expected it 🙂

            4. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS
              Team to play Brighton: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Trezeguet, Barkley, Grealish, Watkins.
              Subs: Steer, Taylor, Hourihane, Traore, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Elmohamady.

              BRIGHTON TEAM NEWS
              Team to play Aston Villa: Ryan, Lamptey, Dunk, White, Webster, March, Gross, Bissouma, Lallana, Welbeck, Maupay.
              Subs: Steele, Connolly, Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Burn, Veltman, Molumby

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                Brighton's best XI

                1. Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  8 days, 5 hours ago

                  Trossard?

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                Absolutely no surprises at all.

                Good.

              3. Hybrid.power
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                Only got Martinez in this game. Fingers crossed for a clean sheet!

              4. Hattrick Harry
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                Lallana haul coming, oh yeah

            5. DycheDycheBaby
              • 5 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              What a hit son!....unlucky

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                But son plays for spurs

                1. DycheDycheBaby
                  • 5 Years
                  8 days, 5 hours ago

                  lol

            6. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              Werner must be one of the quickest off the mark

            7. ivantys
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                CHO on for Werner

                1. Hattrick Harry
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 5 hours ago

                  75min man

              • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                Werner coming off