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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. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 10 hours ago

    Does a big chance created get wiped off it is offside? Presuming so

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      Yes

  2. Parsnips
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      Who’s on bonus points??

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      Carroll misses a sitter

    • Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      I just missed a shitter.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Did a Carroll then?

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      Need a cheeky 0-0 in this Villa game. Pen save and max BAPsfor Martinez, 2 for Lamptey 😉

    • jwong23
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      Not sure if chelsea wants the cs

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      #BRUCEOUT

      1. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        Not before his masterclass vs Palace next week

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      Chillwell & James double cleanie. You love to see it.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        Noice 😎

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        Same, made up for blowing the cleanie last week

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        \o/

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      Good start as a new James owner 🙂

    • Peteex
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      Question on BPS. Who gets the 3 BPS for "Scoring the goal that wins a match" when it is own goal?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        The one who scored the own goal

        1. Peteex
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 10 hours ago

          Really? Well that somehow makes sense but not really :D.

          So scoring own goal gives you -6 BPS but If it is the goal that wins the game for your opponent player gets 3 BPS back

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            12 days, 10 hours ago

            Sorry I was joking, I’m guessing that rule doesn’t apply, or maybe it goes to Abraham

    • ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      So Werner and Ziyech should have had many more points than what they end up getting, you just have to accept how lucky this game is. On to the next now when Grealish will have 3 goals cleared off the line and end up on a yellow and a solitary point.

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      2 BAPs for James!

      1. Utopsis
          12 days, 10 hours ago

          Justifies your James over Chilwell for this week 🙂

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            12 days, 10 hours ago

            Haha yes this week at least, I must say I haven’t Chelsea much this season but I was impressed by him defensively and offensively

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              12 days, 10 hours ago

              *seen Chelsea

      2. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        Chilwell plus Ziyech owner no hits. Can't complain about 10 pts.

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 10 hours ago

          21 for me atm 🙂

      3. Jimmy Boy
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        Would have taken £27 from a free bet if Chelsea won 3-0! Can't believe they spurned so many chances

      4. King Henrik
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        Ziyach blank .... O

      5. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        Chilwell has been a pure joy to own. Glad I brought him on my GW5 WC. 4 returns in 5 gameweeks!

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 10 hours ago

          He's been amazing for them, a really good LB.

      6. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        Had Chelsea to win over two goals. Not like they didn’t have chances to. Annoyed.

      7. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        Chilwell + James owner..!

        Disappointed not to see a return from Ziyech with a -4

      8. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 10 hours ago

        Son GW scores after falling in price

        GW2: 24
        GW4: 18
        GW9 ???

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 10 hours ago

          14

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 10 hours ago

          Hopefully double digits!

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 10 hours ago

          12 obviously

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            12 days, 10 hours ago

            good spot.

        4. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 10 hours ago

          12

        5. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 10 hours ago

          The answer is 3.

        6. Utopsis
            12 days, 10 hours ago

            2

        7. King Henrik
          • 9 Years
          12 days, 10 hours ago

          Over to you Bruno Bruno Bruno !!!

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            12 days, 10 hours ago

            Tonight

          2. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            12 days, 10 hours ago

            Hopefully assists Martial x3

          3. Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            12 days, 10 hours ago

            On Strictly?

        8. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          12 days, 10 hours ago

          Chilwell owners robbed of more bonus

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 10 hours ago

            Doesn’t deserve any

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 10 hours ago

              He didn't attack all match. A few misplaced crosses and that's about it.

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                12 days, 10 hours ago

                Strange take. He’s at the far post for every cross from the right and his pressure at the back post literally caused the first goal.

          2. Utopsis
              12 days, 10 hours ago

              I'll take the 1 thanks

          3. Nikolai Volkoff
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 10 hours ago

            Are there many Vardy(c)?

          4. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            12 days, 10 hours ago

            Might have to finally cave and get Chillwell in

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 10 hours ago

              Not with the upcoming fixtures. Probably avoid.

              1. ZeBestee
                • 6 Years
                12 days, 10 hours ago

                Ehats wrong with the fixtures? He is an attacking LB playing for a tightened defence and can grab a goal and assist every 2/3 games. Only came at 5.5 as well.

                1. ZeBestee
                  • 6 Years
                  12 days, 10 hours ago

                  Or*

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 10 hours ago

              I refuse to

            3. doher.ty
                12 days, 10 hours ago

                Probably that’s like 7 out of 9 CS for them since Mendy joined!

              • ZeBestee
                • 6 Years
                12 days, 10 hours ago

                He is almost a have now given that Chelsea have improved their defence and they have a good keeper

                1. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  12 days, 10 hours ago

                  I am considering double up

                  1. ZeBestee
                    • 6 Years
                    12 days, 10 hours ago

                    You have Zouma? Doubling up is a bit too much imo but if I have to choose only 1, then Chilwell is by far the best option from that Chelsea defence.

              • KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                12 days, 10 hours ago

                Get James instead, a whole million less and just as attacking

                1. baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  12 days, 10 hours ago

                  Cool kids have both (wasn't so cool last week tbh)

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    12 days, 10 hours ago

                    Nice!

                  2. baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    12 days, 10 hours ago

                    I got stuck with R James and he won his place back before meaningful price drop. I would have ditched him for Chilwell, but I needed money to upgrade elsewhere and had Liv def.

                  3. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    12 days, 10 hours ago

                    This

            4. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              12 days, 10 hours ago

              Feels to weird to have nearly 6ITB, I nearly always use all of the funds available

              1. baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                12 days, 10 hours ago

                Sometimes it's a good idea for a very short term.

              2. ZeBestee
                • 6 Years
                12 days, 10 hours ago

                You will need it for Salah soon.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  12 days, 10 hours ago

                  Yes, City boy next week then Salah after that couple of weeks

              3. BeWater
                  12 days, 10 hours ago

                  I've got 2.1M ITB and Salah on the bench. Frightening weekend ahead!

              4. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                12 days, 10 hours ago

                Predictions for Villa game?

                I'm praying for a Grealish haul and Martinez cleanie like most people I assume

              5. AgentFern
                • 3 Years
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                Advice on this oleaee

                1. Robbo ---> A. Castagne or B. Cancelo
                2. James Rodriguez ---> A. KDB or B. Sterling
                Kane ---> Vardy

                This for -8. Not shy on taking hits and I want to take advantage of strong fixtures for City and Leicester