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

    That's what we all thought was gonna be the first goal.

    Mount A Fernandes OG lol.

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Haha - the madness has started

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        It's mad that people think they can predict goalscorers.

        That's why the bookies win most of those types of bets.

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Very true - it's very much more hope than prediction on my part though

  2. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Chilwell assist?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah gets a touch. Will be given

  3. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Castagne to Chilly was a blessed move

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Take it back

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

    No Chilly assist btw. Didn't touch it.

  5. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Should've been disallowed tbf

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Lol no.

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Lol yes. Kicks him in the calf.

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    OG

    A?

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

      Mount cross.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Mount

    3. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      MM

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Mount

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Ta

  7. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I think I need Ziyech

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      He's brilliant

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Not buying him 3 weeks ago is haunting me

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      You mean Mount

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      This season's KDB. Will be 10M+ next year.

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah - playing well?

  8. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mason Mount assist?

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

      Yes

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I’m surprised Mount is so low owned given price

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Better than Foden

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Mainly because Lampard loves Mount and Pep seems to hate Foden.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I had him for a bit.

      Distinctively unexciting tho

  10. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Werner needs to keep up his recent good form

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      On the left he'll need to rely on his weaker foot more often - as long as he's stuck out there I'm not convinced he will explode. Will score a few goals, but not hattys imo

  11. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Chilwell should get assist for that
    Without his assist it would not have been a goal imo

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I know what you mean, but it doesn't work like that

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah DCL got one against united for the same thing

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        exactly

    3. Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      That is never a chilwell assist

  12. Weeb Kakashi
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Ziyech looks like a season keeper.

  13. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Im not watching the game but that was clearly not a Chilwell goal

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      How close to meltdown town?

  14. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Why I dont have Ziyech or Werner
    it is scary

  15. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    F Fernandez EO close to zero, 8 owners in top 10k

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      8 started him, to be precise.

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      How do you know that 8 owners in the top 10k have him?

  16. Weeb Kakashi
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Werner looking lively.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Tammy also

  17. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Chelsea clean sheet locked in here. Not a chance that Newcastle will score.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Carroll will come on and head in a set piece

    2. bitars
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Lets hope Chilwell will last for 60.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Why would he not?

  18. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I don't have any Chelsea attackers. What have I done!

    (Priced out of Foden > Ziyech by 0.1m)

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Grealish to Ziyech?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Ew

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      After the Spurs game youd need one.

    3. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Me either but have Jrod + cash for Ziyech

    4. PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Tbf, Newcastle look dreadful and Spurs next.

      Probably should try to squeeze him in though.

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I have three defenders and I should be the one asking that question!

    6. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Foden continues to punish you.......

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        He no longer does. Got rid for Jota this week!

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          You sell salah?

        2. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Good morning Camzy. Out of interest, with Jota in your side, do you still have Salah ? or are you going Salahless till GW12 which seems popular ?

  19. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Chilwell should get the assist for pushing him

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Or a yellow card

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      And who should get AA pts? Was it James?

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Mount

    3. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      And kicking him.

  20. Underdogs11
      3 months, 5 days ago

      So Werner will keep playing on the left now? I don't like it - I don' t like it one bit.

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Same

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Fernandes own goal officially given

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        *Fernandez

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Fernandez*

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Don't scare Bruno owners 😆

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Haha!

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Perfectly happy for the scorelines to stay as it is

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        It will be 0-2 or 0-3

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I firmly believe that Havertz should be on the bench in this Chelsea team.

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        As a Chelsea fan i do agree. We have been much better with Mount and Kovacic.

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Agreed

    • Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Another gw sent from hell

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Haha

      2. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Come on akh plenty of time yet

    • The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Gotta have to do zouma to Chilwell sideways move soon

    • Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Werner should have buried that.

    • AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Werner should have done better there, lively though

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Werner fluffs James assist.

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Werner should've had a hattrick by now

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Newcastle sitting back to defend a 0:1 loss at home

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Set up for a draw & that went out the window.