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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. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Martinez starts!

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Surprise surprise

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Werner owners enjoying the assist and CS point...

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No CS point

  3. Underdogs11
      1 month, 28 days ago

      This Werner-thing is giving me a headache. i bet if I took him out he would start scoring like crazy.

      But bamford, vardy, dcl looks the best combo now right? Or bamf, vardy, kane if you have more money.

      1. ivantys
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Would say vardy, kane, watkins

          1. Underdogs11
              1 month, 28 days ago

              So a Grealish + watkins double up?

              1. ivantys
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Would say yes, they have very good fixtures coming up and they are both cheap. It also covers whatever goals villa scores.

          2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Werner goal offside

            VAR check

          3. Bennyboy1907
              1 month, 28 days ago

              As of now who can we say is the best Chelsea asset to bring in after the Spurs game next GW?

            • Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Werner goal
              Ziyech assist

              Disallowed

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              G Werner
              A Ziyech

              ....offside

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                and Werner now subbed.

                1. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Damage mitigation for non-owners

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Werner subbed

            • TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              TImo could have had 4 today lol

              1. Olson
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                That's how he rolls

              2. Goodricke
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                how many points do you get for goals you could have had?

            • jwong23
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              What a pass from Ziyech

            • Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Werner captainers made the right decision

              1. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Haha don't rub it in

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  I don't have him lol

              2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Lol

            • Rains of Castamere
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              On another day Werner hauls massively. Non owner here, got away with 5 there.

              1. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                This exactly

              2. mixology
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Agreed

              3. Free Hat
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Very lucky indeed.

              4. Hulk Smash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Agree as a non owner

            • Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Hard not to chuckle at Timo captainers. So unlucky.

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Casuals

            • Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              What a haul from Timo

            • Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Disappointing from Werner. Very frustrating to own.

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Nownow. He'll do well especially since he's on pens now and chelsea get a lot.

              2. Olson
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Get used to it. Very good player but also wasteful.

              3. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Got an assist. 6 points is better than 3.

                1. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Not good enough for a captain though. 🙁

                2. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Isn't it 5

            • Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Top level trolling that timing

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                But minutes are a risk for him more than most premium assets

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              James could do with a rest Frank

            • NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              someone put a curse on Timo today

            • Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Last time I ever pick a player based on consensus on here. Hakim a shite pick...

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Plz sell

              2. tafrère
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Lol such a crybaby.

              3. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Told you

              4. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Grow up

              5. Utopsis
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Nope, no bitey

                • Top Mark.S
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Sadly it will not be the last time you dont think for yourself nor will it be the last time you complain about your own bonehead decision then blame everyone else

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Calling Ziyech owners boneheads? Lol

                    1. Top Mark.S
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Um I own him so the comment was more generalized for his other numerous bonehead decisions. Calm down son. Was not a knock on ziyech. Fine player. Was most certainly a knock on this fantasy legend wannabe

                      1. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Fine player but not for me in fpl. I don’t even own him so why would I need to calm down lol

                        1. Top Mark.S
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Holy cow. Do you even read comments before you respond? I never once said he was a bad pick nor that you owned him. I am seriously questioning your intelligence now though. Cue irrelevant response

                • FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Casual move to just follow the stream

              6. Hryszko
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Not watched the game but Werner captainer here, how did he look? Looks like he could of had a few goals on another day?

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Yeah

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Unlucky I suppose. Could have gotten more for sure.

                3. Animo et Fide
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Could easily have had a hat trick, 2 of the chances he'd be very annoyed at missing

                4. Pep bites Kun
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Should have had 2/3 - finishing wasn't great and Newcastle were bad, but I'll take the assist. What's the plan with the mixed fixtures ahead - keeping or selling?

              7. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Werner owners could have had a monster score today

                1. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  This seems to be a theme with him though.

              8. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                lol wtf Chilwell

              9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Mount misses a sitter

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Not really a siiter but ok

                  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Sitter for mason. Top talent

                2. TomSaints
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Not a sitter, but should do better

              10. ivantys
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  mount almost stole away the 3 bonus

                • TomSaints
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Late Ziyech goal and this is pretty perfect

                • Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Stop pretending to play football and lump it up to big Andy so he can wipe that CS from smug chilly owners

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Some Chilwell owners are not smug

                • Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  What I like about Ziyech is that he is probably the most important of all Chelsea's attackers

                  1. TomSaints
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Definitely passing eye test

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Emerson getting ready

                  1. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    nice

                • TimoTime
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  1x cleanie about to be banked it seems with Emerson warming up

                • ivantys
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Chilwell CS secured

                    1. Hattrick Harry
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      It’s 10min left, not secured

                    2. AzzaroMax99
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      He’s out?

                      1. ivantys
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Yeah emersen was already ready