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Cardiff City vs. Chelsea: Lineups & Game Thread

Stu Forster

One final time then for the first-team then this season - the U21s play in their title decider for the U21 crown on Wednesday - let's make it a good one, shall we?

"It's important to end the season well."

"Cardiff have already been relegated and we can't win the title now, but we can still finish second and we want to finish in the best position possible. We want to win the game and make sure we finish in a good way."

-César Azpilicueta; source: Chelsea FC


Cardiff City starting lineup (4-4-2):
David Marshall | Declan John, Ben Turner, Steven Caulker, Fábio | Mats Møller Dæhli, Peter Whittingham, Jordon Mutch, Aron Gunnarsson | Fraizer Campbell, Craig Bellamy

Substitutes from: Joe Lewis, Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Don Cowie, Kevin McNaughton, Jo Inge Berget, James, Rhys Healey

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Mark Schwarzer | Ashley Cole, Tomáš Kalas, Branislav Ivanović, César Azpilicueta | Nemanja Matić, Mikel | Eden Hazard, Oscar, Mohamed Salah | Fernando Torres

Substitutes from: Hilário, David Luiz, André Schürrle, Demba Ba, Gary Cahill, Nathan Aké, John Swift


Some excellent news as John Swift makes his first ever Chelsea matchday squad.  He starts on the bench alongside fellow youngster Nathan Aké.

Meanwhile, in the starting lineup, we have a repeat of the back six versus Liverpool, including a second start for young Kalas.  Hazard and Oscar both return as well.  Hurray!



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