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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.

1,074 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Yes! Clem Fandango!

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

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

      1:20 - what FPL does to me

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      YERRSSSSSS

  2. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Was that Hayden asking for a red there?

    Ah well

  3. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 7 days 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Strange thought lol

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      King Mo, knows it all.

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      U wot m8

    4. Shifty
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      wtf

    5. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

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

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Who did people cap around this part?

    Went with Martial(c) myself.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      DCL

      1. Begbie.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Great choice 😉

    2. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      DCL.

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno

    4. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Richarlison

  5. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Why was Havertz gone for so long with covid

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Missed training, lacks fitness

    3. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

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

  6. mookie
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      The whole squad needs to tbh

    2. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      😆

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

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

    4. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days 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

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Don't hurt James!

  8. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    C'mon Ziyech, let's go!

  9. Begbie.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    OMG Werner wtf

  10. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Not Werner's day

  11. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Palooka

  12. AnfieldLad
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    What the actual f was that

  13. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      What a wag you are.

  14. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Ffs Werner 🙁

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

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Werner wastes Chili assist.

  16. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Get him subbed Frank

  17. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Werner just sold himself in fpl before this game.

  18. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Oh dear Werner

  19. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Spain has haunted Werner

  20. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

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

  21. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    My mate captained Werner he’s furious

  22. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    What is going on Timo?

  23. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Chelsea are cack

  24. jdoyle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Werner, you're out of my team.

  25. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

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

  26. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    werner...

  27. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

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

  28. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Timo's opponent has Chillwell and Ziyech

  29. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

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

  30. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    OR1 is already 200pts ahead of me lol

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      240 here!