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Sport Predicted Chelsea XI: Cardiff (H)

16:55  14 september  2018
16:55  14 september  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Chelsea 4 Cardiff City 1: Hazard hat-trick sees off early scare

  Chelsea 4 Cardiff City 1: Hazard hat-trick sees off early scare Maurizio Sarri prolonged his perfect start in the Premier League as Chelsea recovered from an early scare to sweep aside Cardiff City.Chelsea nudged ahead of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table as Eden Hazard's hat-trick helped secure a come-from-behind 4-1 win over Cardiff City on Saturday.

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Maurizio Sarri will be preparing his team to face a tricky and robust Cardiff City side this weekend, as Chelsea prepare to welcome the Premier League new boys.

The Blues head into the game looking to continue their fine start to the season, after winning four from four.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a doubt for the game with an injury, while Emerson and Davide Zappacosta are also unlikely to feature.

We’ve tried to predict the XI that could start against Cardiff.

Rudiger limps off during West Ham clash .
Chelsea central defender Antonio Rudiger has limped off during the club’s clash with West Ham at the Olympic Stadium. The German central defender was replaced by veteran Gary Cahill at the back, to play alongside David Luiz with the score at 0-0. Twitter: An injury to Rudiger means that we’ll make our second sub of the game. It’s Cahill who comes on in his place. 0-0… https://t.co/8rXJq5zcoi (@ChelseaFC) Chelsea were unable to break West Ham down as they were forced to settle for a draw against their London rivals. The draw ends Chelsea’s impressive start to the season, having won all of their Premier League fixtures before this game. Rudiger was having a solid game up until he limped off with an unknown injury and Chelsea will be hoping that it is not going to keep him out for an extended period of time.

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