Opta Stats: Chelsea v Cardiff

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.
Can Maurizio Sarri point Chelsea to victory when they face Cardiff?
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Chelsea could win their fifth consecutive game with a victory over Cardiff. Opta rates their chances.

"Cardiff have scored just three goals in their last seven away games against Chelsea in league competition (W1 D0 L6), with their last win at Stamford Bridge coming in April 1981 in the second tier (1-0)."

Chelsea are [1.87] to win to nil.

Chelsea have won 10 of their last 12 league meetings with Cardiff (D1 L1), including both previous Premier League meetings in the 2013-14 campaign. They are [1.2] to win.

Cardiff have scored just three goals in their last seven away games against Chelsea in league competition (W1 D0 L6), with their last win at Stamford Bridge coming in April 1981 in the second tier (1-0). Chelsea are [1.87] to win to nil.

Chelsea have lost just one of their last 51 home Premier League games against newly promoted opposition (W42 D8 L1), with that defeat coming against Bournemouth in December 2015. They are [1.7] to win half-time/full-time.

Cardiff are winless in six matches in all competitions (W0 D3 L3), their worst run under Neil Warnock; they last went on a longer run without victory between January and February 2015 (eight games). The draw is [8.2].

Chelsea have won each of their opening four Premier League games to a season for the sixth time (also 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2014-15), at least twice more than any other side in the competition's history. The draw half-time/Chelsea full-time double result is [4.6].

Neil Warnock is without a win in 10 Premier League games (W0 D5 L5) - he has never gone 11 consecutive Premier League matches without victory. Chelsea are [2.3] to win both halves.

Maurizio Sarri could become the fourth manager in Premier League history to win his first five games in the competition after Carlo Ancelotti (6), Pep Guardiola (6) and Craig Shakespeare (5). Chelsea are [4.0] to win by two goals.

Chelsea attacker Pedro, who could make his 100th Premier League appearance in this match, has scored three goals his last four league games, as many as in his previous 26 combined. Pedro is [2.4] to score.

Since the start of the 2016-17 season, Chelsea's Marcos Alonso has been directly involved in more league goals than any other defender in Europe's big five leages (14 goals, 7 assists). Alonso is [4.4] to find the net.

Dan Fitch 2018/19 Season P/L

Staked: 53.00 pts
Returned: 50.57 pts
P/L: -2.43 pts

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