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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. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Pretty rubbish from Chelsea

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

      Guess you're not watching.

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I am watching ofc

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Doing more than enough against a woeful opponent.

    3. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Not bad at all.

    4. Plant Based Footballer
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      It's the early game straight after a congested IB with travel. Abraham doing worse.

  2. KEVIN DE CLAUS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Werner (C) stop it!!!

  3. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Chilwell bossing the baps

  4. zotter
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    As a Werner captainer that was mighty frustrating ....

    Worried he gets hauled off around 70 mins too

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You should be worried

  5. Sco
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    https://i.imgur.com/zbkewat.png

    Another VAR disasterclass.

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

      It's a goal. Get over it.

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I don't have a single player in this game or allegiance to either side so there's nothing to get over. Is discussion not allowed or something?

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

          There's too little contact and doesn't change the play at all, to me it's a good decision.

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Just saw it. It is own goal no matter what Chilwell does. It doesn't influence the goal

            1. Sco
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              So getting kicked on the back of the calf isn't a foul and doesn't impact Fernandez's ability to sort his legs out?

              1. GuenDoozy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I think the contact itself makes it a foul, regardless of the fact that it doesnt affect the outcome. The contact is clearly made before the ball makes contact with Fernandez

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Newcastle fan?

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thankfully no. I don't support any PL team.

      • GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Looks fine

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Look at his foot.

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Yeah not really a foul as the ball already makes contact with Fernandez by then

              1. GuenDoozy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Ok yes youre right, agree

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

        Yeah, really looks like he's leaning into that push doesn't it?

        (Not. He's trying to slow down.)

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Look at his foot.

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

            Left footed player trying to poke his foot to the ball in SHOCKER.

            1. Sco
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Yes, let's ignore the fact he's kicked the opposition players leg.

              Biased Chelsea fan SHOCKER.

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

                Watch the actual footage. Freeze frame makes it looks far worse than it actually was.

                1. Sco
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  https://gyazo.com/67ebc95a0561d578a331585cc25df765

                  This footage?

                  Why is it so hard to admit Chilwell clearly kicks the back of his calf before Fernandez has touched the ball? It's not like the goal is going to get taken away lmao

          2. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Is he wearing heels?

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Foot looks suspicious but I'll have to see the replay to get a better idea

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

      That's why I'm not considering Werner atm. Everytime I see him play he has a lot of chances but is far from clinical...

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        That will come. He is a proven good finisher .... at least he is getting in the right spots now.

      2. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        This....

      3. Top Dog
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        His record shows he’s a good finisher, as long as he continues to get in the positions have no doubts he will score a hatful of goals this season

      4. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Best Chelsea asset to own

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

          Surely Chilwell is ?

          Even Ziyech I think is a better shout than Werner.

          1. BobB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Werner has done well after a slow start at Chelsea. He is a decent option.

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

              His price is meh though.

        2. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Right now that’s Chillwell

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

      That's Fernandez's 5th own goal.

      Richard Dunne getting worried.

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Impressive

    5. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Kovacic's positioning seems a bit off. Leaving gaps in the middle and Chelsea giving away possession readily the last 10mins.

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        He was instructed to move forward.

    6. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Chelsea, Man City, and Liverpool wins needed midweek for FPL. Means they will qualify and can rest first-teamers in the PL. Man Utd in a worse position because they lost last time out so harder for them to rotate.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        * rest first-teamers in the CL

    7. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Gandhi wins again? We're about to find out

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        ?

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          never captain a player from the early kickoff

    8. ivantys
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Chelsea CS already secured when Joelinton starts

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Leicester and Arsenal wins also needed midweek for FPL. Means they will qualify and can rest first-teamers in the EL. Spurs in a worse position because they lost last time out so harder for them to rotate.

      • Silecro
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Anyone considering Aguero?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thought about it but I can't justify him over Vardy. Let's see though

        2. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Kane Werner DCL better options for me

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

          If he scores against Spurs and Jesus starts midweek.
          Then id be tempted .

        4. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Getting him in next gw

          Getting Vardy this gw

          Gonna rock Aguero - Vardy - Antonio frontline

          Ultimate differentials 😉

      • Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I am just waiting to see which weird way my double Chelsea defence will fail

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

          Tbh there are some spaces. I wouldn't be surprise with a ASM equalizer lol.

        2. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I have triple 😉 Which is overkill tbh

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Ohhh brave man

          2. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Triple! Amazing love it, high risk high reward

        3. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Imagine if its Joelinton of all people 😀

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Snif Snif

      • BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Lascalles is so injury prone

      • Jolly Good
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        77% of top 10 have Bruno... wow that’s a lot .. what was it before this GW?

        1. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Less than 10%

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Not 77% of owners... there a lot captain him...

      • Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I hate this trend of players blatantly pushing other players as they're running out of play. I understand a bit of pushing in a 50-50 challenge but when you have no chance of getting the ball and the other player is off balance, it's just a d*ck move. Players can get seriously hurt if they hit the advertising boards or fall down the sloped edge of the pitch like at Old Trafford. There's no need.

        Rant over.

        1. MikeBravo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Agree, cowardly thing to do.

        2. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Unexpected coming from a big green rage machine.

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Do you think Ziyech is gonna get something in the second half?

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

          Has plenty of time. Newcastle have been sitting off.

        2. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          An assist imo.

        3. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I hope so but not optimistic

        4. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Sure?

        5. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yes, he is in monstrous form

        6. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yup, will get more space as Newcastle get tired

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            As will he

        7. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          An assist

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Joe Cole looks like he's dressing up as a parody of a cockney, love it though. Chelsea legend

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thick as a whale omlette

      • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Were Chilwell owners robbed of a goal?

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          No

        2. grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          No we weren’t.

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

          No. He doesn't touch the ball.

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

          Yes, and an assist.

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        U got this Hakim

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          He looks threatening

          1. Top Dog
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            One decent cross can’t remember a lot else

      • Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Should be a Chilwellassist

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          +10

        2. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          They're lucky it wasn't disallowed. One view that made it look a clearer foul imo

          1. Sco
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            VAR and BT too busy focusing on whether he shoved him or not to even look at their feet.

            https://gyazo.com/67ebc95a0561d578a331585cc25df765

            CLEARLY kicks him on the back of the calf before Fernandez has even touched the ball.

            Folk on here in denial though 😉

            1. Olson
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah. It was obvious the minute they slowed it down. Lost count of the number of commentators that have fallen for this

      • The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Kane EO 111%

        Red arrow for non captains in top 1M

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

          Good thing I'm not in Top 1M!

        2. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Did not see that coming this week...

          1. The Sociologist
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Also, I wish I was in the lofty heights of the top 1mil

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Why oh why did I pick the Moroccan Gabriel Obertan ... GTFO of my team...

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          That's harsh.

          On Obertan.

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            You're funny

            1. Sco
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Lighten up. Just trying to have a bit of banter during boring half time 🙂

        2. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Lol nonsense.

        3. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Ah ah ah

        4. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yup you should sell

        5. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Lol

      • Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Son has scored in 3 of his last 4 against City - 4 goals in total.

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Haul incoming. Loves that high line.

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        21% possession from home side NEW

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          90% plus passing accuracy for Chelsea too.

          And just an OG to show for it

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Lascelles off Krafth on

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Schar on*

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

          Schar on, not Krafth.

      • jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Unlucky Lascelles owners!

      • Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Lascelles subbed off for Schar

        Oh boy

        1. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Floodgates open

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Here we go....

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          No Werner is going to become a very rocky ride very quickly

      • The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Bruno EO 77%

        He's the most transferred in player by the top 10k

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

          What's the top 10k captaincy looking like - Bruno or other?