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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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Down 200k places

    My game week can only improve from here! 🙂

    1. Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      What's the hit on that?

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      You took a -8?

    3. PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      -8?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        -8 at about 3.8m rank

        The depths my friends, the deep depths

        1. PL Ball
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Ha. Hope it works out. GL

    4. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I also dropped 200k with a -8

    5. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Down 800k with a -24

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        lol 🙂 How many hits have you taken so far this season?

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Before this week. 7 plus WC gone.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            You really went on a spending spree this week then. Satisfied with your team after that?

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              think so.

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                BOL Hope you get some payback over the coming weeks

    6. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I took a -8 because I got Mings in, wanted Grealish but forgot both my keepers were Villa.

      hit for 4mil keeper 😀

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Ouch 🙂

  2. PL Ball
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Overall Captaincy Stats:

    Bruno 20%
    Kane 13%
    DCL 12%
    Son 7%
    Werner 7%
    Salah 5%
    Vardy 5%
    Grealish 5%
    Ziyech 3.5%

    1. Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      (K)ane!

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Have a feeling DCL will .

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Mane?

      1. PL Ball
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        3%

    4. Bielsa Murderball
        3 months, 17 days ago

        captained bamford xD, what's his %?

    5. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Lovely, just down 80k spots, good week for a - 8.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        How are you checking this

        1. A Kun & Mateta
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Livefpl.net/rank

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Professional round-up:

      Magnus Carlsen: Kane and Son to Martial and Bruno; Bruno(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/76862/event/9

      Fabio Borges: -4 hit: Salah, TAA, Mitro to Bruno, Watkins and Digne; Bruno(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/440328/event/9

      Ville Ronka: Salah to Bruno; Bruno(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/617620/event/9

      Jay Egersdorff: -4 hit: Salah and TAA to Bruno and Dias; Bruno(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/259780/event/9

      Mark Sutherns: Salah and Son to Bruno and KdB; Bruno(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/194/event/9

      Lateriser12: Salah and Foden to KdB and Grealish; Werner(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/55085/event/9

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        So Bruno(c) for the win.

      2. A Kun & Mateta
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Sir Harry is a season keeper for me, surprised Magnus binned him.

      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks.
        If they do well I do well.

      4. mookie
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I seriously doubt It’s worth to sell Salah for a hit if he is ruled out for just one Gameweek (which seems the most likely scenario).

        – Fábio

        From the previous article.

      5. Gooner Kebab
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Getting Dias this week!

      6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Martians out injured isn’t he??

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Haha *Martial

      7. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Like the look of Lateriser's team for the coming gws. Could be a huge rank boost.

      8. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Professional? LOL

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Apart from Ville Ronka (as far as we know) and Carlsen, they all get paid for making FPL content.

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Was a little bit tongue in cheek!

      9. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Kaptain Kane: Salah & TAA to Rodriguez & James; 4 point hit (Kane C):
        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1333314/event/9

    7. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Vardy (c) nxt wk v Fulham done 🙂

    8. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Off to a great start. Already have a player in the dream team. The almight Keinan Davis!

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Dale Stephens FTW

    9. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      This wk i did

      Reguilon/Son/Kane ➡️

      PVA/Bruno(c)/Vardy - 4

      Like to hear your thoughts on those moves?

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        im ok with that ,no spurs here, gl

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Today’s game will tell. Really interested to see how Spurs approach a tougher team. On paper they look good, but could backfire big time

    10. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Has Werner scored yet?

    11. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      good luck all, but mainly me

      1. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Same, but me!

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Good luck to everyone who owns all the players that I own.

    12. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Hit the WC button as soon as I could. Feels soooo good to finally kick out Bavies and Maupay. See you never!

    13. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Hit my WC this week. Set up like this:

      McCarthy
      Chilwell, Cancello, Cresswell
      KDB, Mane, Bruno(c), Ziyech, Grealish
      DCL, Watkins

      Targett, Brewster, Williams

      Hopefully the power mid and attacking defender stratgey comes through!

      GL all

      1. Gooner Kebab
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        lovely

    14. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Need hauls from Ziyech and Chilwell.

      40 points too much to ask?

    15. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      That Chelsea kit almost makes the game unwatchable.

      1. PL Ball
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Such an eyesore.

      2. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Gross, our worst kit ever

    16. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I have a feeling that Spurs Mci could be a goal fest and not another boring 2-goal game between the two
      8only kane owner

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        City 3 - Spurs 1

      2. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I do hope so

    17. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      It's spelled ZiyeH

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        It's pronounced*

    18. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Wonder when the players get access to vaccine, definitely essential workers!

    19. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Newcastle manoeuvring the bus in front of the goal

    20. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Kovačić playing very advanced

    21. PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Chillwell Goal!

      or OG?

      Foul?

      1. PL Ball
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        OG.

    22. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      OG id say

    23. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Who had OG as captain?

    24. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      OG

    25. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Newcastle Own Goal

      VAR Check

    26. Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Assist?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I think mount

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mount

    27. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Lets hope that opens the floodgates

    28. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He never touched that but he'll get given the goal due to ownership.

    29. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Bloody flashscore telling me Chillwell scored

    30. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Thank goodness Chilwell didn’t score that

    31. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Phew was going to cap Chilwell

    32. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Hopefully the first of many Fernandez/s goals this GW