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Chelsea vs Cardiff City: Predicted starting line-up: Willian out, Kovacic, Kante, Morata to start.

Bright Okafor

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Chelsea vs Cardiff City

Maurizio Sarri will Now need to continue his 100 per cent winning form as they face Cardiff City on Saturday. Despite been considered the underdogs, Cardiff City’s manager Warnock claims that his team will not play behind the balls but will as well attack.

Chelsea boast of highest completed passes in the tournament ahead of Man City and has proven to be a threat to oppositions in the possessive footballing style that Pep Guardiola is even afraid of.

The Blues are expected to use the same 4:3:3 formation and the only unpredictable area that has been rotated is the right-wing which I think Pedro may start ahead of Brazilian winger Willian.

Hazard will be supported on the left by Alonso while Kovacic would start ahead of Loftus-Cheek. Azpilicueta would captain again on the right-back while Kepa who was an unused sub at Spain would remain between the sticks.

Alonso was really impressive and even more comfortable supporting the attackers than he did with Conte. Fabregas is close to recovery so will be ruled out once more; we still fancy Giroud to start from the bench.

There is still doubt about David Luiz starting ahead of the Danish defender Christensen due to several goals conceded in his area, but Rudiger will definitely start in the defensive back-line.

Predicted line-up : 4:3:3 formation

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

Who do you suggest shouldn’t rather start ahead of the listed players?

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Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.