Cardiff will welcome Chelsea to Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday for the teams match of round 32 in the Premier League. The hosts are the first team in the relegation zone with 28 points and are with two less than their closest rivals for survival, but have also played one game less. Chelsea are 6th in the standings with 57 points and are involved in a four team battle for two Champions League slots, as the gap to 3rd placed Tottenham being just 4 points.
Cardiff vs Chelsea Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Cardiff||Loss||0 W/ 0 D/ 4 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
|Chelsea||Win||4 W/ 0 D/ 0 L||1 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
Last game between the teams: 15.09.2018 Chelsea – Cardiff 4:1; Eden Hazard 37’, 44’, 80’, Willian 83’; Sol Bamba 16’
Last game at this venue: 11.05.2014 Cardiff – Chelsea 1-2; Craig Bellamy 15’; Andre Schurrle 72’, Fernando Torres 75’
Worth mentioning: All of the four H2H clashes ended in Chelsea victories and saw both teams scoring, as well as producing over 2,5 goals. A curious fact is that all meetings played in London ended in 4:1 wins for the Blues, while the only meeting in Cardiff ended 1:2 and if the teams are to follow the pattern to repeat the same scoreline then the outcome will see the home side losing.
Cardiff vs Chelsea Stats
|As of 27.03||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Cardiff||Win||3 W/ 1 D/ 6 L||2 W 1 D/ 2 L|
|Chelsea||Loss||6 W/ 2 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 0 D/ 2 L|
Last game Cardiff: 09.03.2019 Cardiff – West Ham 2:0; Junior Hoilett 4′, Victor Camarasa 52’
Last game Chelsea: 17.03.2019 Everton – Chelsea 2-0; Richarlison 49’, Gylfi Sigurdsson 72′; Gylfi Sigurdsson missed a penalty for the home side in the 72’
Top performers Cardiff: Victor Camarasa 4 goals 3 assists, Bobby Ried 4 goals 2 assists, Sol Bamba 4 goals 1 assist.
Top performers Chelsea: Eden Hazard 13 goals 11 assists, Pedro Rodriguez 8 goals 1 assist, Willian 3 goals 5 assists.
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Cardiff have not ended a game in a draw in their last eight matches, while winning three of those. Three of their last five outings featured over 2,5 goals, two saw goals at both ends, while the two most recent clashes saw Cardiff win and lose by a 2:0 scoreline. The team lost four of their last eight games at home, but managed to keep a clean sheet in each of the other four matches.
The loss to Everton in the previous round put an end to Chelsea’s seven match unbeaten run. Three of their last five meetings produced over 2,5 goals, while two encounters saw goals at both ends. No draw has been registered in the Blues last eleven visits, while the Londoners were unable to score in each of their five losses during that period.
Cardiff vs Chelsea News
Missing players Cardiff: Harry Arter and Sol Bamba. Callum Paterson, Matthew Connolly and Ashley Jazz Richards are doubtful.
Missing players Chelsea: Marco Van Ginkel, Daniel Drinkwater, Davide Zappacosta, Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Gary Cahill is under question.
Cardiff vs Chelsea Predictions
Chelsea to win – 1.40 @ bet365