After a week of International break, the Premier League resumes on 15th September, Saturday. After a stunning start to the new season winning all the matches so far in this season, the former Premier League champions Chelsea are about to host Cardiff City on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
With a new manager, changed formation and style, Chelsea have been trying to play possessive football this season as they have already shown the intention in the previous games. After a frustrating season, this performance has been creating hopes among The Blues fans. So, they will be highly optimistic to see their side leading the league table after the 5th gameweek. On the other hand, Cardiff City have not had the desired start to the new season finding themselves at the 16th position with only 2 points in their hand. But the players had shown great characters against Arsenal in the previous fixture. Depending on that, the away side can take some confidence to secure at least a single point at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs. Cardiff City Team News:
Although Chelsea have been playing like unstoppable this season, their defense has been awful so far. Especially, the performance of the Brazilian defender David Luiz is under scrutiny and he might be replaced by the young Christensen. Apart from that, the Spanish forward Alvaro Morata is also expected to be left out of the squad due to off form and former Arsenal man Olivier Giroud can replace following his good performance in the international break for his country. On the other hand, the away side is expected to maintain their squad unchanged from the previous game.
Chelsea vs. Cardiff City Possible Line-ups:
Chelsea vs. Cardiff City Key Players:
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri can be hopeful with his squad depth this season and the performance of his players. But the key man in this side is definitely the newcomer Jorginho. The player not only dominates the midfield but also he represents himself as the engine of the squad. Apart from the Italian international, Spaniard Pedro Rodriguez and the Belgian Eden Hazard have been in tremendous form this season. On the other hand, for Cardiff City, their forward Danny Ward and the newcomer Victor Camarassa can have an impact in the game.
Chelsea vs. Cardiff City Last Meeting:
Chelsea faced Cardiff City four years ago in the Premier League, where The Blues secured victories in both the legs with the scorelines of 4-1 and 2-1 respectively.
Chelsea Latest Form (All Competitions): W-W-W-W-W
Cardiff City Latest Form (All Competitions): L-D-D-L-L
Chelsea vs. Cardiff City Betting Odds (Bet365):
Chelsea – 1.18
Draw – 8.00
Cardiff City – 19.00
Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled for Saturday, 15th August 2018 from 7:30 PM IST and will be telecast on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select HD1 for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.