Chelsea vs Cardiff: Team News, Predictions & Probable XI

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/09/2018

Chelsea will host Cardiff in their fifth match of the season in the Premier League as the Blues seek to win five matches in a row under Maurizio Sarri, here are details you need to know ahead of the clash with Neil Warnock's men on Saturday.

TEAM NEWS

CHELSEA:

Two Chelsea players are doubtful for the clash against Cardiff at the Stamford Bridge, Maurizio Sarri will miss the services of Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas on Saturday.

While Emerson Palmieri, Davide Zappacosta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have had knocks which could see them miss out.

CARDIFF:

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Josh Murphy and Aron Gunnarsson will miss the clash against Chelsea due to a knee injury at the Stamford Bridge and Josh Murphy is out due to a hamstring injury.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Chelsea and Cardiff have played on 23 occasions, both teams have won each match matches against each other and seven ended in a draw.

But in the last 12 meetings, Chelsea won 10, including both previous Premier League encounters in the 2013-14 season.

RECENT FORM:

CHELSEA:

Chelsea is in blistering form under Sarri and they have won their last four Premier League games.

CARDIFF:

Neil Warnock’s men have not approached the season rightly, though they managed to win just game in their last four games. They are yet to hit the right form for the season.

PREDICTION:

Chelsea 3-1 Cardiff.

PROBABLE LINE-UPS:

CHELSEA:

Kepa; Alonso, Luiz, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante; Hazard, Morata, Pedro

CARDIFF:

Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Camarasa, Arter, Ralls, Hoilett; Reid, Ward
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