Cardiff City vs Chelsea (1-2)

Chelsea has boosted their hopes of a top-four end within the Premier League as they fought back from goal down to record a controversial 2-1 ending over relegation-threatened capital town on Sunday that left Neil Warnock raging.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek headed in Willian’s cross within the initial of seven further minutes because the Blues – insipid for thus abundant of the competition till the arrival of Eden Hazard off the bench – created a significant turnaround at the capital town construction.

Víctor Camarasa had reacted quickly to comb home Harry Arter’s weak cross to open the grading early within the half. However, the Welsh club was unable to cling on to their lead throughout a dramatic conclusion.

Cesar Azpilicueta’s 84th-minute header dragged Chelsea level; tho’ replays showed the defender was in an associate offside position once turning the ball home.

Substitute Loftus-Cheek then nodded in a much-needed winner for Maurizio Sarri, United Nations agency had listened to a piece of the motion fans chant for him to be destroyed earlier in proceedings.

The result suggests that Chelsea move level on sixty points with Arsenal within the table, some extent behind fourth-placed Manchester United within the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

As for third-bottom Cardiff, they continue to be in deep bother within the relegation zone, 5 points behind nearest rivals Burnley and Southampton.

The way of the defeat visibly irritated manager Warnock, United Nations agency changed words with equivalent Sarri before heading out onto in the pitch at regular to referee Craig Pawson and his assistants.

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Goals Cardiff City

46′ Cardiff City V. Camarasa

 

Goals Chelsea

84′ Chelsea C. Azpilicueta
90+1′ Chelsea R. Loftus-Cheek

Cardiff City Lineups

1 Neil Etheridge
2 Lee Peltier
4 Sean Morrison
5 Bruno Ecuele Manga
3 Joe Bennett
17 Aron Gunnarsson
7 Harry Arter
11 Josh Murphy
21 Víctor Camarasa
33 Junior Hoilett
29 Oumar Niasse

 

Chelsea Lineups

1 Kepa Arrizabalaga
28 César Azpilicueta
2 Antonio Rüdiger
30 David Luiz
3 Marcos Alonso
17 Mateo Kovačić
5 Jorginho
8 Ross Barkley
11 Pedro
9 Gonzalo Higuaín
22 Willian

 

Cardiff City – Chelsea Match Statistics

Cardiff City

Chelsea

8 Shots Total 21
3 Shots on goal 3
4 Shots off goal 9
1 Shots blocked 9
4 Shots inside box 11
4 Shots outside box 10
8 Fouls 14
2 Corners 7
2 Offsides 1
1 Saves 2
28% Possession Time 72%
238 Passes Total 592
132 Accurate Passes 494
55% Accurate Passes% 83%
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