[Teams] Chelsea vs Cardiff City: Confirmed Line-Ups From Stamford Bridge

By on September 15, 2018

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Chelsea will be looking to maintain their 100% start to the new season when they take on Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Maurizio Sarri has recalled Olivier Giroud to the starting eleven with Alvaro Morata dropping to the bench. Pedro also comes in to join Eden Hazard in attack with Willian named on the bench.

On-loan Mateo Kovacic keeps his place in midfield alongside Jorginho and N’Golo Kante with Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley named among the substitutes.

David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger once again start in the middle of defence with Andreas Christensen left out while Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso occupy the full-back positions.

Here are the confirmed teams:

Chelsea

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud, Hazard.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Barkley, Willian, Morata

Cardiff

Etheridge, Manga, Bamba, Morrison, Bennett, Camarasa, Ralls, Arter, Hoilett, Ward, Reid.

Subs: Murphy, Peltier, Richards, Zohore, Paterson, Cunningham, Madine

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