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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. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Chilwell on 2 baps. Noice

  2. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Federico Fernandez has had one of the all time worst defensive performances today, truly terrible

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Nowhere near.

      Sol Campbell vs West Ham when he went home at half time?

      That Sunderland game when they scored 3 own goals in the first half?

      Titus Bramble. Every other Saturday?

      1. BoleynWin
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        I was at that game at Upton Park where Sol had the meltdown, I’m sitting here chuckling on the train home at the memories of it. Pure nostalgia.

        Cheers for that.

  3. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Lampard subs off Werner instead of Abraham/Mount. Clueless.

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Werner probs would have been rested today if Puli wasn't injured.... so yeh, clueless Frank

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        He was playing very well, why sub him off?

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          It's a won game. Players need to be protected

        2. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          Lol

        3. Grounderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          You are clueless, mate.

    2. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      You seem clueless. Watching the match?

    3. JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Werner been the worst of those three mentioned and fatigued, so good sub

  4. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Chilwell cs locked!

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      But risk of losing a bap, I guess...

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Chilwell subbed

  6. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    You can't expect Ziyech to score points every game. I bought him in for Son and new the risks. He could haul next game and there's even time left in this game.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Stay positive, lol!

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      He’s not going to haul often, he’s an assist the assister

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Not all lol, check his record.

  7. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Chilwell subbed

  8. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Concede now!!!

  9. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    OK, now Newcastle can score

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Come on Newcastle now you can score 😆

  11. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Newcastle goal please NOW !

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Ah ah ah

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Never going to happen

      Newcastle are trash

  12. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Both my players off

    Chilwell + Werner owners - happy ?

    Could’ve been so much more but I’m relatively happy

  13. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Lovely Chilwell

  14. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Would love a Caroll goal now

  15. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Chillwell banked! Now Newcastle for a jammy goal or two 😀

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Emerson gets relieved from his rest

  17. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Tammy red and James og please.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Who owns Tammy?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Dunno. On 3 baps though

      2. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        CaSualS

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          Wow! What a witty statement - think that up all on your own or did you need help? I didn't realise 5 year olds played 😉

          You'll go far. In fact, you've probably already arrived 🙂

  18. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    FFS Chilwell owners incredibly lucky

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      You're on one today

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Uh

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Newcastle ain’t scoring so it don’t matter

    4. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Stop whining. He has been a brillant pick for a while now.

    5. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      I would say unlucky since he might miss out on baps now

    6. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      He's been lucky with attacking returns but Chelsea's defensive solidity is not luck.

  19. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Chilwell on 2 baps but very precarious. Wouldn't mind if Chelsea conceded now.

  20. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    1 or 2 more BAPs please Reece.

    (Mendy on bonus with just the 1 save!)

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Need a goal from him. Loyal owner for 6 GWs.

  21. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Cmon Ziyech grab a goal lad

  22. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Now you have my permission to concede

  23. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Late Zouma goal please

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Into his own net yes

  24. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Newcastle such a horrible team. It’s mystery why Steve Bruce keeps getting chances to coach at this level.

  25. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Wipe out that cleanie!

  26. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Chilwell to lose his BAPS probably.

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Why?

  27. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Need to fund Bellerin to Chilwell

    A) Kane to Werner
    B) Son to Ziyech

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      See how Spurs play against City

    2. Tokyo Locomotive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Even with bad fixtures Kane will smash Werner.

  28. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Who gets the winning goal bonus when the winning goal is an own goal?

    1. ivantys
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Nobody

      • Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Fernandez. He's buzzing.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Robbo to Chilwell probably would’ve been worth -4...

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Not when Robbo will get assist and 3 baps.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          We can hope pal

    3. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Wow, Carroll not scored in the prem for 2 and a half years, mental

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Elite

      2. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Due

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          U-Haul is well overdue

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Not surprising when you see him play

      4. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah, you would think. Waste of good grass. Still haven't forgiven him for the waste of DGW TC 😉