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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 (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    How does only having Chilwell get me a red arrow?

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      double and triple owners

    2. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

    3. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days 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.

    5. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Hits?

  2. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Ziyech cleanie banked woooooo

  3. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Ziyech subbed off for Giroud

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Ziyech subbed

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Ziyech subbed. Giroud on.

  6. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Loads of effort for those below them to get wins

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 9 days 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

  7. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    What a waste of a transfer.

    Salah to Ziyech back to Salah now

  8. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Ziyech 9bps
    Kovacic 20bps

    How, out of interest?

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days 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
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Gotcha

  9. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Newcastle score pls

  10. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Noice. Now need some attacking returns for James please.

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

  11. chrismoo75
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Ziyech fail whoop. Just need a Newcastle goal now

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Zouma and Mendy here. Fully expect Newcastle to score.

  12. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 9 days 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
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Damn that’s annoying. Ah well

  14. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    James should be booked. Instead will get 2 baps.

    1. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Chilwell owner?

  15. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Yes did not do Son to Ziyech

  16. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    sorry i bought ziyech for a hit this gw.

    jinxed

  17. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Now Son can punish
    Son to Ziyech sellers

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Red card incoming

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 9 days 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?

  18. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Reece James has been excellent.

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      He really hasn't.

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

  19. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Top Mark.S
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days 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
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        I love the sarcasm on here +1

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      was taken away. With the downvote button.

  20. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Ziyech captain fail

  21. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    How did Zieych look today?

    1. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Awful FPL pick. Thanks FFS scout...

      1. Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

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

        Glad he failed

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        lol - you really are taking the p*ss

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

  22. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Ziyech looked tired today.

  23. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Lucky Ziyech owners. CS banked.

  24. bitars
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Almiron should be a starter for Newcastle.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Usually is. Long travel for Internationals.

    2. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      He is 100% presumably a reason he didn't

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

  25. HODGE
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    What an assist that was from Werner

    1. gribude
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

  26. Babelcopter
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      0.15 xG in the previous two games

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

  27. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 9 days 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I think Son could score today

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days 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

  28. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Yep, brilliant player

    2. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Amazing how good he is considering he has no eyes

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Wow

    3. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Agreed

    4. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

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

    5. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Kovacic

    6. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 9 days 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
        10 months, 9 days ago

        *tean sheet

  29. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

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

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Happy owner of Ziyech since last week while still owning Son