Date: 27th March 2019 at 5:58pm
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With what has been an exciting international break, for once, coming to an end, Chelsea resume their Premier League campaign with a trip to South Wales, this Sunday, to take on relegation-threatened Cardiff City.

It’s the kind of game that Chelsea should win at a canter but then again when you consider the unpredictable nature of our side, one we could quite easily lose.

Just when it seems as if Maurizio Sarri might steer the club to a top-four finish, we inexplicably slip-up, will that be the case this Sunday at the Cardiff City Stadium?

Whilst on international duty, both Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi impressed but the big question is whether Sarri, with his stubborn streak, will give the latter his first Premier League start or disrupt his midfield by giving Barkley a start in a similar role he plays for England.

As is the norm, we’re asking you to second guess the starting eleven Sarri will opt for in what is another crucial fixture; simply drop your predicted eleven in the comment facility beneath this article and we’ll see who gets it spot on or the closest.

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19 Replies to “Name The Starting XI – Premier League – Cardiff City (A)”

  • We need to be solid at the back. Win the ball and defend the defenders from midfield. And be devastating in attack.

    Because Sarri wants to play 4-3-3 and based on what we have at the moment (James Reece, Nathan Ampadu and Christian Pulisic will enter the fray next season), I believe this is the way to play away from home:



    Barkley…..Kovacic…..Kante (please note the deliberate positional swap between Kante and Barkley)


  • To me it does not matter whether we have won this match. What is clear is that Sarri does not deserve to be the manager of Chelsea. Cardiff were denied a penalty and Chelsea first goal was an offside. Sarri seems to be a hateful man. If he doesn’t like a player he shows it. If it was all in his powers, Hazard would not be playing, Ngolo Kante would not be playing, Hudson Oddoi would not even be anywhere near the bench. This is my opinion.

  • I agree Muleya1 …. I too feel he doesn’t deserve to be manager ….. Can’t understand how RLC is the last midfielder in his list instead in the top 2 , how he continues to ignore CHO , how Jorginho plays every match & why Kante still plays in a position that’s not his best (though he has tried magnificently)

  • Spurs fail to take a point of Pool, now if only Newcastle can do us a similar favour tomorrow against Arsenal !

  • We won but we didn’t deserve it we never played good football our first goal was so offside the official needs sacking however I’m happy with the points I’m a Chelsea fan but what is worrying is we are playing like this not just the odd game but it’s all the time Hudson-Odoi plays for England yet didn’t even get on the pitch his pace would have been devastating we are so slow we will never finish fourth playing this garbage and a better team would have beaten us today they are third from bottom yet we are struggling we are a mess one plus RLC I like him and I’m so pleased he got his goal

  • Absolute trash, Sarri needs to go along with Higuian & Jorginho another stubborn manager waiting for his compensation. Why loftus-Cheek & Hudson Odoi are not in the starting eleven is beyond me. As previously mentioned it was the incompetence of the referee & his assistant that got us the points.

  • Sarri’s comments on CHO first start for England must have been so discouraging for CHO ….if Sarri stays I doubt CHO will sign a new contract.

  • RKC has that attacking instinct that Frank Lampard used to have, he must start ahead of RB , Jorge & Kovacic.

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