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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. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    How does only having Chilwell get me a red arrow?

    1. ivantys
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        double and triple owners

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Werner owners, double chelsea def, Mendy, Zouma, James etc

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

        Many have at least two Chelsea players. James is on CS and Werner got an assist.

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

        Should not, does not. Overall Che def 70% and top10 almost 90. Chilwell with projectes 8p cannot be red if you only think about defense.

      • fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Hits?

    2. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Ziyech cleanie banked woooooo

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

      Ziyech subbed off for Giroud

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

      Ziyech subbed

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

      Ziyech subbed. Giroud on.

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

      Hope Newcastle get relegated, abysmal and cowardly. Scared to attack at 0-2 down...

      1. ivantys
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Loads of effort for those below them to get wins

        • Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          Unable to attack - some good attacking players, but then you inject Carroll as a target man. Wilson required with Fraser. I admire the acquisition of this combo as it'll probably keep them in the PL

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

        What a waste of a transfer.

        Salah to Ziyech back to Salah now

      3. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Ziyech 9bps
        Kovacic 20bps

        How, out of interest?

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

          Ziyech has given the ball away a few times. Kovacic has won it back a lot and generally keeps the ball well. He also created a good chance for Mount.

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Gotcha

      4. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Newcastle score pls

      5. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Noice. Now need some attacking returns for James please.

        1. El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          It’s gonna happen, then he will go straight to 5.5

      6. chrismoo75
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Ziyech fail whoop. Just need a Newcastle goal now

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

          Most people who own Chelsea players have no one left on the pitch now.

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

            Zouma and Mendy here. Fully expect Newcastle to score.

      7. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        F doing research, Ziyech great form in the internationals as well as last gw. Should have had 3 assists today, have him as C and Werner as well yet some casual with a GK as C will outscore me.

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

          Who else were your cap options - were you going the diff option or you reckoned he was your best C pick?

      8. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Damn that’s annoying. Ah well

      9. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        James should be booked. Instead will get 2 baps.

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

          Chilwell owner?

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

        Yes did not do Son to Ziyech

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

        sorry i bought ziyech for a hit this gw.

        jinxed

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

        Now Son can punish
        Son to Ziyech sellers

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

          Red card incoming

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          Do you reckon we'll get swarms of locust with that? Didn't transfer. It's just that I've planned a day out with the wife tomorrow and I'm wondering if I should leave the top up or down?

      13. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Reece James has been excellent.

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          He really hasn't.

        2. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          What he means is he's scored a clean sheet for owners.

      14. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Useless Ziyech off... Why isn't there an undo button for transfers..

        1. Top Mark.S
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Dont worry the same button you used to transfer him in works to get him out to. You in the top 5 million yet?

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

            I love the sarcasm on here +1

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

          was taken away. With the downvote button.

      15. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Ziyech captain fail

      16. Pukkipartyy
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        How did Zieych look today?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Awful FPL pick. Thanks FFS scout...

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Scouts fault when it fails... your claim when it doesn't right?

            Glad he failed

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 4 hours ago

            lol - you really are taking the p*ss

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

          Just like every other good player does the moment I bring them into my team.

        3. Pukkipartyy
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          But did he look lively? Last game he was like on a anothert level compared to others.

      17. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Ziyech looked tired today.

      18. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Lucky Ziyech owners. CS banked.

      19. bitars
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Almiron should be a starter for Newcastle.

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

          Usually is. Long travel for Internationals.

        2. Olson
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          He is 100% presumably a reason he didn't

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

          I think he will start. Just came back from Venezuela so maybe that is why he was benched.

      20. HODGE
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        What an assist that was from Werner

        1. gribude
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Yes indeed...simple passed the ball few meters...wow

      21. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Ziyech hype train crashed on its first station. Love it.

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

          0.15 xG in the previous two games

        2. Pukkipartyy
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Lol : D so u think double digits each game? So like 500pts season?

      22. Olson
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Ziyech looked pretty great today. I would be pretty heartened if I owned him. Fortunately own Son instead :-0

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

          I think Son could score today

        2. El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Nah Dog, 2 points that’s it and Havertz and Pulisic are coming back

          Son about to drop a K-Bomb on Peps Kids

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

        James has been man of the match for me. Played fantastic.

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Yep, brilliant player

        2. Olson
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Amazing how good he is considering he has no eyes

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Wow

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

          Agreed

        4. BeWater
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            I'm hoping he's got the starring spot by the time I WC. Love him as a player.

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

            Kovacic

          • Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Owned quite a while. The hard part is the team side. Best value in the game if he holds place

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              *tean sheet

        5. Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Newcastle playing too deep for Ziyech to find space. Spurs will be a different proposition

        6. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Happy owner of Ziyech since last week while still owning Son