Chelsea take on the visitors Cardiff City at the Stamford Bridge in the 5th tour of the Premier League. The match will be played in London on Saturday, September 15th.
Last season Chelsea placed fifth In the Premier League with 70 points to their credit. The Blues have had four matches this summer. One of them has been a friendly fixture against Perth Glory where the team has won with a 1-0 score. The other three matches have taken place in the International Champions Cup where the team of Maurizio Sarri has won two times (over Internazionale in a penalty shootout, over Lyon in a penalty shootout) and has lost once (to Arsenal in a penalty shootout). In the 2018 FA Community Shield fixture the Pensioners lost to Manchester City with a 0-2 score. In their four fixtures of the 2018/2019 Premier League season Chelsea won all of them (over Huddersfield Town with a 3-0 score, over Arsenal with a 3-2 score, over Newcastle United with a 2-1 score, over Bournemouth with a 2-0 score).
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Cardiff City finished last season on the second place in the English Football League Championship with 90 points to their credit. Thereby they went through to the Premier League. The Bluebirds have had seven friendly matches this summer, they have won four of them (over Taffs Well with a 3-0 score, over Tavistock with a 6-0 score, over Bodmin with a 11-1 score, over Burton with a 5-1 score), have drawn one (against Torquay with a 1-1 score) and have lost two (to Rotherham with a 1-2 score and to Betis with the same 1-2 score). In the 1/32-finals fixture of the Carabao Cup the team of Neil Warnock lost to Norwich City with a 1-3 score. In their four matches of the 2018/2019 Premier League season Cardiff City drew two times (against Newcastle United with a 0-0 score, against Huddersfield Town with the same 0-0 score) and lost also two times (to Bournemouth with a 0-2 score, to Arsenal with a 2-3 score).
In their last two fixtures between them Chelsea beat Cardiff City both times (4-1, 2-1). Now the Blues are levels ahead of the Bluebirds so they should get a confident victory in the upcoming fixture.
Prediction for the match: Chelsea to win with -2.0 handicap.