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

    I know it's not news, but how on earth did they pay £40m for joelinton?

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 5 mins ago

      Madness

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 days, 5 mins ago

      He’s the new Mirandinha.

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

      It's still the funniest stat that last year's top FPL points scorer had Joelinton in his GW1 team.

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

        The one with the most points who was disqualified or the other one lol

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 days, 2 mins ago

          The one who was disqualified. Joshua Bull is the FPL Winner.

    4. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 3 mins ago

      *places tinfoil hat on head* They paid £10M for him but Mike Ashley told the press they paid £40M to make it seem like he was investing big money in the squad

  2. jwong23
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 6 mins ago

    Joelinton is trash

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 days, 6 mins ago

    With Chelsea's upcoming fixtures double Chelsea defense will not be an easy ride

  4. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 6 mins ago

    Newcastle coming into this more is perfect for Werner owners. Should be loads of space on the break.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 days, 5 mins ago

      Very uneasy last 30 for non owners

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 1 min ago

      Good timing on that comment.

  5. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 5 mins ago

    Do Newcastle players know how to keep a ball down

  6. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 5 mins ago

    CHE asking for it...

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

    Will Reece James get any attacking returns again?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 4 mins ago

      When you transfer him out

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 3 mins ago

        True or bench him.

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

    Think Mount is nailed even when Puli and Havertz are fully fit? Lamps seems to love him and he's always involved.

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 2 mins ago

      Huge price tags shouldn’t mean that a player is an automatic pick. If Mount is performing, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t play.

  9. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 4 mins ago

    Anyone else have crap defense coming. Thinking a -4 for either of Cancelo or Dias will be justified

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 1 min ago

      Me: Lamptey, Kilman, Chilwell, Coufal, Struijk. Struijk to Cancelo is easy move for me with 2.0 itb. To strengthen the defence or to double up KDB and Sterling, that's the main question for me this week.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Both for a hit!

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

          There's no money for that 🙂 Either Son > KDB or Struijk > Cancelo.

  10. jwong23
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 4 mins ago

    Che fwd are too hesitant in front of goal

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 3 mins ago

    James just as attacking as Chilwell, love it!

  12. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 3 mins ago

    Tammy g werner a

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

    Chilwell on 3bps

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

    Chilwell top of BPS, James 4th. Let's go boys!

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 1 min ago

      Not any more

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

    TAMMMMYYYY

    1. Utopsis
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        That's how you finish 🙂

    2. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 3 mins ago

      Tammy slowly becoming essential...

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 3 mins ago

      What a run by Werner, class...

    4. ivantys
        4 days, 3 mins ago

        Werner and Tammy are so unselfish

        1. Planet Jo
          • 8 Years
          4 days, 2 mins ago

          Still time

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 3 mins ago

        Abraham G
        Werner A

      • Zilla
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 3 mins ago

        Abraham does the job for Werner owners

      • AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 2 mins ago

        Excellent from Werner. Goal now please.

      • Bam Bam Bigelow
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 2 mins ago

        What's Vardy EO?

      • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 2 mins ago

        Werner is so good. Should have hauled this game

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 days, 2 mins ago

        What a run by Werner. Great goal.

      • Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 2 mins ago

        Turbo Timo with a lighting run to make the assist.

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 2 mins ago

        Anyone that owns a Chelsea player especially a defender can count themselves very very lucky. James playing well though.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          4 days ago

          Absolutely excellent, I’m surprised he isn’t top of the BAPs

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

        Werner assist

      • BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 2 mins ago

        Cmon Timo! Finally a return!

      • jdoyle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 2 mins ago

        FINALLY WERNER

        Thank God Tammy knows how to finish his dinner.

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 1 min ago

        Chilwell still on 2bps