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Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o (left) and Cardiff City’s Gary Medel in a scuffle that will lead to a goal from Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Cardiff City
Saturday, September 15

VenueStamford Bridge

Time7:45PM NST.

Channel Information: (Nepal)
Star Sports Select HD2

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Screening Information: N/A

Refree: Jonathan Moss

Team News:

  • Cesc Fabregas is back in training after being sidelined due to knee injury for quite a long time, who is likely to start in bench.
  • Ruben Loftus Cheek is ruled out for 2 weeks after picking up injury at International Break.
  • Davide Zappacosta and Emerson are ruled out after they picked up fever after International Break.

Current Form:

Cardiff City :LDDL

Chelsea: WWWW

  • Predicted Lineup:

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

Cardiff (4-5-1): Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Murphy, Camarasa, Ralls, Arter, Hoilett; Zohore


An impressive unbeaten start to the premier league campaign for the Blues has firmly set the tone for the season ahead. With the 16th placed team, Cardiff visting on Saturday, the Blues have a great momentum with them. But the fixture after the International break is always a tricky one. The bluebirds have scored only 2 goals this season so they might not prove to be a threat in the defensive areas, although they scored 2 against Arsenal. But Neil Warnock’s side have kept 2 cleansheets this season, so we can expect a pretty compact defensive game from them. But with likes of Pedro, Hazard, Willian in great form, we can expect goals from the Blues. The starting eleven might be similar to the one against Bournemouth with Fabregas uncertain to return from the injury. The midfield of Kovacic-Jorginho-Kante has proved effective and might stay the same this weekend. I expect a tough match for us with a 3-0 victory for Chelsea.

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