Chelsea v Cardiff City: match preview

first_imgShare on Twitter Topics Premier League Read more Reuse this content Chelsea Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share via Email resourcescenter_img Match previews The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Saturday 3pmVenue Stamford BridgeLast season n/aReferee Jonathan MossThis season G3 Y11 R2 4.33 cards/gameOdds H 1-5 A 20-1 D 7-1CHELSEASubs from Caballero, Green, Christensen, Cahill, Emerson, Moses, Zappacosta, Ampadu, Drinkwater, Barkley, Fàbregas, Willian, Morata, Hudson-OdoiDoubtful Fàbregas (match fitness), Palmieri, Zappacosta (both ill)Injured Loftus-Cheek (shin, Oct)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y4 R0Form WWWWLeading scorer Pedro 3CARDIFFSubs from B Murphy, Peltier, Ward, K Harris, Cunningham, J Murphy, Paterson, Zohore, Connolly, Damour, Coxe, Brown, Coxe, GunnarssonDoubtful Gunnarsson (match fitness)Injured Mendez-Laing (knee, Dec)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y7 R0Form LDDLLeading scorers Camarasa, Ward 1 Cardiff City Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Chelsea’s record is still pristine while Cardiff have yet to win on their Premier League return, but the prospect of their visit to Stamford Bridge has already set Maurizio Sarri on edge. The Italian has been working with a skeleton squad over the past two weeks, and his time at Napoli exposed him to unpredictable results in the first game after international breaks. “Mentally, the match after the break is always very difficult,” he said. “And ‘materially’ because we will play against a very physical team in Cardiff.” The Welsh club have not won in this corner of south-west London since 1981, though Neil Warnock will relish ruffling feathers. Dominic Fifield Share on Messengerlast_img read more