Cardiff City Vs Chelsea : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

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Date : Sunday 31st March
Time: 2:05pm
Stadium: Cardiff City
Referee:Craig Pawson (England)
Goal Scorer: 46' Victor Camarasa (Cardiff), 84' Cesar Azpilicueta, 90' Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

Team News:
Sarri will be pleased that, despite a number of his players being sent off on international duty, none of them has returned with any injuries.
Ethan Ampadu and Marco van Ginkel are Chelsea's only confirmed absentees, and would not have featured even if they had been fit, while fringe players Davide Zappacosta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will require late fitness tests.

The likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Pedro, Willian, Gonzalo Higuain and Marcos Alonso have spent the last two weeks at Cobham, meaning that they are all in strong contention to start here - bad news for Hudson-Odoi, who impressed on his first two appearances for England.

Star man Hazard has scored five Premier League goals in three appearances against Cardiff, although all his goals have come at Stamford Bridge. No player has more Premier League goals against the Bluebirds than Hazard (Gerard Deulofeu and Luis Suarez also five).
Cardiff have suffered a major injury blow in the lead-up to this match, meanwhile, as joint-leading goalscorer Callum Paterson rolled his ankle on international duty with Scotland and, like Sol Bamba, will play no further part this season.

Warnock also hit out at Iceland for their management of Aron Gunnarsson's playing time, with the midfielder - due to depart City in the summer - expected to sit this one out.

Harry Arter and Joe Bennett have been carrying knocks, but Cardiff will otherwise be well rested, more than three weeks on from their most recent outing.

Cardiff City possible starting lineup:
Etheridge; Peltier, Manga, Morrison, Bennett; Murphy, Ralls, Arter, Hoilett; Camarasa; Niasse
Recent form in Premier League: WWLLLW
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Higuain, Hazard
Recent form in Premier League: WLWWDW
Recent form (all competitions): WWWDWL
Head To Head
Cardiff have lost all three of their Premier League games against Chelsea, including a 2-1 loss in their only previous encounter at the Cardiff City Stadium five years ago.

The Blues have won seven of their last nine matches against City in all competitions, with their only defeat in that sequence coming at Ninian Park in an EFL Cup third-round clash in October 1986.

Chelsea have lost just one of their 17 Premier League games against Welsh opposition, losing 1-0 at Swansea City in April 2016 under Guus Hiddink.

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