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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. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 days, 50 mins ago

    Steven, this is Clem Fandango, can you hear me?

    1. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 49 mins ago

      Yes! Clem Fandango!

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 47 mins ago

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=grp-hFT2_u0

      1:20 - what FPL does to me

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 days, 41 mins ago

      YERRSSSSSS

  2. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 50 mins ago

    Was that Hayden asking for a red there?

    Ah well

  3. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 48 mins ago

    I wonder how many Premier League players over the age of 18 are virgins still. Just a random thought but would be an interesting statistic.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 48 mins ago

      Strange thought lol

      1. BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 46 mins ago

        Just thought it'd be interesting because they obviously wouldn't find it difficult to have sex because a) they're rich and b) they're in peak physical condition. So anyone who was it'd be a choice

    2. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 46 mins ago

      King Mo, knows it all.

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 46 mins ago

      U wot m8

    4. Shifty
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 45 mins ago

      wtf

    5. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 45 mins ago

      Umm, if I had to guess probably Longstaff brothers & Tierney.

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 48 mins ago

    Who did people cap around this part?

    Went with Martial(c) myself.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 days, 47 mins ago

      DCL

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 46 mins ago

        Great choice 😉

    2. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 47 mins ago

      DCL.

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 47 mins ago

      Bruno

    4. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 46 mins ago

      Richarlison

  5. ivantys
      4 days, 48 mins ago

      Why was Havertz gone for so long with covid

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 days, 47 mins ago

        It might have had more of an impact on him than others.

      2. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        4 days, 47 mins ago

        Missed training, lacks fitness

      3. El Niño Yanqui
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 37 mins ago

        Kai is self isolating with doggo pic.twitter.com/JxoXxytOpU— Will (@willreyner) November 5, 2020

    • mookie
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 48 mins ago

      The Joelinton €44m move should be investigated for money laundering

      1. ivantys
          4 days, 47 mins ago

          The whole squad needs to tbh

        • King Mo
          • 7 Years
          4 days, 46 mins ago

          😆

        • Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 days, 45 mins ago

          And Trade Descriptions Act - if he was sold as a ‘footballer’

        • El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 days, 39 mins ago

          But, but, he’s Brazilian so he has to be great right?!?

          He was probably even capped versus Venezuela and Equatorial Guniea

          That adds 15M

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 days, 47 mins ago

        Don't hurt James!

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 47 mins ago

        C'mon Ziyech, let's go!

      4. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 46 mins ago

        OMG Werner wtf

      5. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 45 mins ago

        Not Werner's day

      6. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 45 mins ago

        Palooka

      7. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 45 mins ago

        What the actual f was that

      8. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 45 mins ago

        Werner transferred himself out for Vardy during the international break didnt he

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          4 days, 44 mins ago

          What a wag you are.

      9. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 45 mins ago

        Ffs Werner 🙁

        He could have had a hattie in this game if he was more clinical.

      10. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 45 mins ago

        Werner wastes Chili assist.

      11. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 45 mins ago

        Get him subbed Frank

      12. ivantys
          4 days, 45 mins ago

          Werner just sold himself in fpl before this game.

        • Royal5
          • 9 Years
          4 days, 45 mins ago

          Oh dear Werner

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 45 mins ago

          Spain has haunted Werner

        • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          4 days, 45 mins ago

          Can't believe what he's done today. Absolutely amazing. He does everything right and can't finish

        • Right In The Stanchion
            4 days, 45 mins ago

            My mate captained Werner he’s furious

          • Utopsis
              4 days, 45 mins ago

              What is going on Timo?

            • Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 days, 44 mins ago

              Chelsea are cack

            • jdoyle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 days, 44 mins ago

              Werner, you're out of my team.

            • JONALDINHO
              • 3 Years
              4 days, 44 mins ago

              As a Chilwell and Ziyech owner that was the worst possible outcome

            • Joey Tribbiani
                4 days, 44 mins ago

                werner...

              • The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 days, 44 mins ago

                As a Werner owner and Ziyech capper this is very frustrating....

              • NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                4 days, 44 mins ago

                Timo's opponent has Chillwell and Ziyech

              • Lanley Staurel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 days, 44 mins ago

                It’s Werners decision making that baffles me. It’s awful. I think he’s overthinking things.

              • Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 days, 43 mins ago

                OR1 is already 200pts ahead of me lol

                1. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 days, 41 mins ago

                  240 here!