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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. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 43 mins ago

    Pretty rubbish from Chelsea

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 43 mins ago

      Guess you're not watching.

      1. slavkob
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 37 mins ago

        I am watching ofc

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      4 days, 42 mins ago

      Doing more than enough against a woeful opponent.

    3. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 40 mins ago

      Not bad at all.

    4. Plant Based Footballer
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 39 mins ago

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

  2. pkrjoe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 43 mins ago

    Werner (C) stop it!!!

  3. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 days, 43 mins ago

    Chilwell bossing the baps

  4. zotter
    • 11 Years
    4 days, 43 mins ago

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

    Worried he gets hauled off around 70 mins too

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 38 mins ago

      You should be worried

  5. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 42 mins ago

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

    Another VAR disasterclass.

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 42 mins ago

      It's a goal. Get over it.

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 39 mins 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
          4 days, 37 mins ago

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

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            4 days, 33 mins ago

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

            1. King Mo
              • 7 Years
              4 days, 30 mins 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
                4 days, 29 mins 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
        4 days, 41 mins ago

        Newcastle fan?

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          4 days, 40 mins ago

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

      • GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 days, 41 mins ago

        Looks fine

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          4 days, 39 mins ago

          Look at his foot.

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 37 mins ago

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

              1. GuenDoozy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 days, 30 mins ago

                Ok yes youre right, agree

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 40 mins ago

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

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

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          4 days, 39 mins ago

          Look at his foot.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 38 mins ago

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

            1. King Mo
              • 7 Years
              4 days, 34 mins 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
                4 days, 29 mins ago

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

                1. King Mo
                  • 7 Years
                  4 days, 27 mins 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
            4 days, 34 mins ago

            Is he wearing heels?

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 days, 36 mins 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
      4 days, 42 mins 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
        4 days, 42 mins ago

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

      2. Frucke
        • 5 Years
        4 days, 41 mins ago

        This....

      3. Top Dog
        • 11 Years
        4 days, 41 mins 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
        4 days, 38 mins ago

        Best Chelsea asset to own

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 38 mins ago

          Surely Chilwell is ?

          Even Ziyech I think is a better shout than Werner.

          1. BobB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 days, 36 mins ago

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

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 days, 35 mins ago

              His price is meh though.

        2. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 37 mins ago

          Right now that’s Chillwell

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 42 mins ago

      That's Fernandez's 5th own goal.

      Richard Dunne getting worried.

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 40 mins ago

        Impressive

    5. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 42 mins 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
        4 days, 38 mins ago

        He was instructed to move forward.

    6. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 41 mins 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
        4 days, 41 mins ago

        * rest first-teamers in the CL

    7. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 days, 41 mins ago

      Gandhi wins again? We're about to find out

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 38 mins ago

        ?

        1. BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          4 days, 28 mins ago

          never captain a player from the early kickoff

    8. ivantys
        4 days, 41 mins ago

        Chelsea CS already secured when Joelinton starts

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 40 mins 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
        4 days, 39 mins ago

        Anyone considering Aguero?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 days, 38 mins 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
          4 days, 38 mins ago

          Kane Werner DCL better options for me

        3. Kakashi Of The Leaf
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 35 mins ago

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

        4. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          4 days, 31 mins 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
        4 days, 39 mins ago

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

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 38 mins ago

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

        2. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 34 mins ago

          I have triple 😉 Which is overkill tbh

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 29 mins ago

            Ohhh brave man

          2. Utopsis
              4 days, 26 mins ago

              Triple! Amazing love it, high risk high reward

          3. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            4 days, 31 mins ago

            Imagine if its Joelinton of all people 😀

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 days, 30 mins ago

              Snif Snif

        3. BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 days, 38 mins ago

          Lascalles is so injury prone

        4. acesingh
          • 5 Years
          4 days, 38 mins 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
            4 days, 35 mins ago

            Less than 10%

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 30 mins ago

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

        5. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 days, 37 mins 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
            4 days, 31 mins ago

            Agree, cowardly thing to do.

          2. The Sociologist
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 29 mins ago

            Unexpected coming from a big green rage machine.

        6. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 37 mins ago

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

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 36 mins ago

            Has plenty of time. Newcastle have been sitting off.

          2. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 days, 36 mins ago

            An assist imo.

          3. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 36 mins ago

            I hope so but not optimistic

          4. Kellz86
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 35 mins ago

            Sure?

          5. slavkob
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 34 mins ago

            Yes, he is in monstrous form

          6. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 33 mins ago

            Yup, will get more space as Newcastle get tired

            1. Utopsis
                4 days, 27 mins ago

                As will he

            2. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              4 days, 30 mins ago

              An assist

          7. BenDavies
            • 7 Years
            4 days, 35 mins ago

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

            1. Olson
              • 6 Years
              4 days, 32 mins ago

              Thick as a whale omlette

          8. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            4 days, 34 mins ago

            Were Chilwell owners robbed of a goal?

            1. slavkob
              • 3 Years
              4 days, 34 mins ago

              No

            2. grumpyman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 days, 34 mins ago

              No we weren’t.

            3. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 days, 34 mins ago

              No. He doesn't touch the ball.

            4. Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 days, 30 mins ago

              Yes, and an assist.

          9. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 34 mins ago

            U got this Hakim

            1. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              4 days, 34 mins ago

              He looks threatening

              1. Top Dog
                • 11 Years
                4 days, 25 mins ago

                One decent cross can’t remember a lot else

          10. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 days, 32 mins ago

            Should be a Chilwellassist

            1. Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 days, 31 mins ago

              +10

            2. Olson
              • 6 Years
              4 days, 31 mins ago

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

              1. King Mo
                • 7 Years
                4 days, 29 mins 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
                  4 days, 26 mins ago

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

          11. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 days, 31 mins ago

            Kane EO 111%

            Red arrow for non captains in top 1M

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 days, 28 mins ago

              Good thing I'm not in Top 1M!

            2. The Sociologist
              • 1 Year
              4 days, 28 mins ago

              Did not see that coming this week...

              1. The Sociologist
                • 1 Year
                4 days, 28 mins ago

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

          12. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 days, 31 mins ago

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

            1. King Mo
              • 7 Years
              4 days, 30 mins ago

              That's harsh.

              On Obertan.

              1. slavkob
                • 3 Years
                4 days, 29 mins ago

                You're funny

                1. King Mo
                  • 7 Years
                  4 days, 28 mins ago

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

            2. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 days, 28 mins ago

              Lol nonsense.

            3. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 days, 28 mins ago

              Ah ah ah

            4. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 days, 27 mins ago

              Yup you should sell

            5. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 days, 27 mins ago

              Lol

          13. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 days, 31 mins ago

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

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              4 days, 29 mins ago

              Haul incoming. Loves that high line.

          14. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 29 mins ago

            21% possession from home side NEW

            1. jamiejoe
              • 5 Years
              4 days, 27 mins ago

              90% plus passing accuracy for Chelsea too.

              And just an OG to show for it

          15. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 29 mins ago

            Lascelles off Krafth on

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              4 days, 28 mins ago

              Schar on*

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 days, 27 mins ago

              Schar on, not Krafth.

          16. jamiejoe
            • 5 Years
            4 days, 28 mins ago

            Unlucky Lascelles owners!

          17. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 28 mins ago

            Lascelles subbed off for Schar

            Oh boy

            1. Bam Bam Bigelow
              • 4 Years
              4 days, 27 mins ago

              Floodgates open

            2. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 days, 27 mins ago

              Here we go....

            3. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 days, 27 mins ago

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

          18. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 days, 27 mins ago

            Bruno EO 77%

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

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

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