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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. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Are you kidding me

  2. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    I swear Werner is the new Morata lmao.

  3. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    This has Werner penalty miss written all over it

  4. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Chilwell is one of the only full backs I've seen that goes up for corners too. Considering how good Chelsea's delivery is that makes him even more appealing.

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Ayling does.

  5. jwong23
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Sp close for Zouma

  6. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    LOL WERNER

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Are you streaming via a pigeon?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Feels like it 😆

  7. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Damn it. I needed that Zouma goal. Come on!

  8. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Werner needs a confidence boost from somewhere.

    Figure it out Frank and you’ve got a winner.

    Also, as a Werner/Zouma owner I’m fairly disappointed atm.

  9. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    The German Joelinton

  10. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Timmers are never winners.

  11. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Werner get out of my team

  12. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Looks like everyone owns Werner around these parts

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      If Kante scored everyone on here would have him all of a sudden and claim he’s the best 5th mid

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      I owned him for his run of blanks

  13. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Werner what the he'll was that, Ziyech goal wasted

  14. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Don't owner Werner or Ziyech and can't believe my luck so far. Werner's been on the steins.

  15. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Hayden what a sitter.

  16. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Werner out for CHO cmon Frank...

  17. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    lol what

  18. ivantys
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Wouldn't have counted

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Those backpost runs by Chilwell are pretty scary as a non-owner. He is the best defender in the game imo.

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Agreed

      2. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        This. I don't own him either but strongly considering how to get him in. Justin is the same at Leicester.

      3. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        That Ziyech whip from the right to the far left post where Chilwell is waiting, my favourite.

      4. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Him and PVA both play like wingers. Clean sheets are a bonus with defenders like that.

      5. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        He kept getting price rise after another and now I think I just missed the Chilwell train.

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Zouma has scored more goals this season compared to Joelinton since the start of last season. He is so poor

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        He’s not Prem level I agree

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Lucky Che def owners...

    • Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Hmm shouldn't have relied on Laselles to cover Salahs points. Who would have thought that would be an error.

      1. ivantys
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          He did score more than salah though

      2. jwong23
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        CS almost gone

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          It will go...

      3. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        wow double che def, my heart stopped a beat.

        1. ivantys
            3 days, 23 hours ago

            Wouldn't have counted was a handball

        2. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          Joelinton man... can't even hit the target from there? Get Andy Carroll on 😆

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          Appreciate it Hayden

        4. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          Oh Joelinton blech

        5. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          how on earth Jolenton is a striker????

        6. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          You bought Zouma for CS

          You bought Chilwell for assist / goal

          Pretend Chilwell is a midfield. Pretend he is a midfield. It aint bad doubling up

        7. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          Chelsea rarely scores more than two in this stadium and we are witnesses of this. Also on Hayden's chance there was handball given by the ref.