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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. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    St Max nicely done

  2. Planet Jo
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Not just because I have Werner, but Abraham is useless and shouldn't be in the side.

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Werner is the problem, not Tammy

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        3 months, 16 days ago

        He literally made that chance for Werner to miss it

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

        Tammy has been decent tbh. That was the first time he lost the ball there.

      • mookie
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Agreed. He's a reactive player, always one or two steps behind.

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Werner owners need to chill. He looks the most likely to haul in this game by a fair margin.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        This

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Don't have him but actual points > how he looks

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Of course. But actual points should be measured when the game has finished, not after 10 minutes as is usually the case on here.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Good point that is never learned on here

      3. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Absolutely. Nervous not having him

      4. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        He cant shoot

      5. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah but as time goes by his stamina levels are gonna drop like a stone... same thing with Germany, he looks tired.

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Lascelles looks crocked

      1. Big_Bear
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        No!

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Staying on for now

    5. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      ASM is so bad 😆

    6. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Can Vardy rise tonight?

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Depends on Rebekah

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          V good!

        2. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Not the answer I wanted, but the answer I needed

    7. jwong23
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Geez Werner has been wasteful today

      1. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Cant shoot. Its really frustrating

    8. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Tammy very irresponsible

    9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Son >

      A) Bruno
      B) KdB

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Relax and watch them both

        1. Frucke
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          This. Son is a great pick

      2. Kun Tozser
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        KDB or Sterling for me

      3. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I did Salah to Bruno this week, so it's a possible Son to KDB or Sterling for me. Early doors. Let's watch the games and see then - this season is a bit erratic

    10. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Great tackle from Lascelles on Werner!

      1. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yes

    11. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Hayden YC. No one cares this season

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

      Ziyech vs LEE(H) could be an amazing captain but in the same gw ManCIty faces Fulham

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah it's City all the way for me.

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

          Only if Pep gives glimpse of rotation for KDB then Ziyech will be my cap

    13. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Hayden clearly wins the ball and gets booked. EPL refs are so bad.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Lol. Blocked his legs with the challenge.

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Sure. If that's a foul then Chilwell's two hands in the back on Fernandez is a foul too.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Chilwell didn't really push with force, and it was after/same moment Fernandez touched the ball anyway.

          2. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Both fouls IMO. Chilwell made contact with Fernandez with 3 of his limbs and got nowhere near the ball. It's irrelevant that it would probably have been an OG regardless.

    14. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Uh-oh, Ziyech free kick in dangerous position...

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Bit poor. Came to nothing.

      2. jwong23
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Wonder if James will take the next one

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Would still bet on Ziyech taking the majority.

    15. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Frustrating for Ziyech, Chilwell and James owners so far

      So many missed opportunities for hauls already

      1. PL Ball
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Werner the worst by far.

      2. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Chilwell could be well in baps if stays like this.

      3. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        It's only first half. I'd be happy if I end up on a Chilwell clean sheet.

    16. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      How has Ziyech played so far? Still on people’s radar?

      1. Top Dog
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        See above, I’ve been disappointed by him today, but you can see that he has ability to produce a moment of magic

    17. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 16 days ago

      How is James playing?

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Looks good, easily could have had an assist so far

    18. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      If not careful CHE could waste the lead to end up with a draw

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Only if a dodgy pen like spurs.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Us Chelsea fans are all just waiting for it to happen tbh.

    19. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Werner is so fast and talented. He'll come around

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        He is so fast.

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        You must be watching a different match... fast???

        1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          He is genuinely fast person, yes.

    20. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      And they said Ziyech was essential.

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Who's they?

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Illuminati

      2. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        He has been starved of the ball and looks properly frustrated with his teammates.

        Think he is wasted out on the right and would prefer to see him on Chilwells side or no10.

        Chelsea still look solid but not for Ziyech and FPL imo

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Wasted on the right? Okay pal...

      3. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        No they didn't. Stupid comment

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          A lot of people did.

      4. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Quality player

      5. Top Dog
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Fell in to that trap

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          You should sell

      6. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        He will have 1 or 2 majic moments and haul, on the periphery of the game for most of the time. Hes like Ozil few seasons ago when he got 19 assists.

      7. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Who is " they ". You listen to these self professed experts you suffer the consequences. Simple

    21. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Werner is one of the most frustrating players to own.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Very exciting to watch

    22. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Newcastle missing Fraser. Easy to stop ASM when he is the only attacking threat.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        And Wilson

    23. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Didnt realise Chelsea were going to play in pink. Changes everything

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Salmon

    24. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Let’s go Ziyech

    25. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Please werner don’t be another captain fail 🙁

    26. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Lascelles down again

    27. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      CHO on for Werner I reckon

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Why?

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Could see that after 60 mins. Big CL game, which if Chelsea win, guarantees qualification for the group stage. Then can rotate in the CL and focus on the PL.

    28. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Stay on Lascelles!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Could be off after half time. Second time he went down, was touching the area where he got him injured in the first instance.

        Or could continue, who knows.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I don’t own Lascelles, I just don’t want a Werner haul, and he looks to be only one capable of tackling him!

    29. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Half Time...own goal captainers the real winners

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Mason Mount captainers

    30. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      What a terrible game so far

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Post IB GW