Chelsea vs. Cardiff Match Preview: Mourinho Keen On Pushing Chelsea On Top

Updated: October 7, 2013

Match Date: 19 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stamford Bridge


Securing its first away victory, Chelsea has no plans of going down in the Premier League. 


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Chelsea just snatched its first away victory at Norwich’s expense. Its 3-1 triumph courtesy of Oscar, Eden Hazard and Willian catapulted the club to the 3rd spot, overpowering Southampton and Manchester City.


Other than climbing the scoreboard, the match also saw Juan Mata gracing the pitch, this was after being at the centerfold of issues when Mourinho expressed Mata’s need to adjust his playing style if the player intends to be a consistent part of the starting XI.


The recently concluded match was Chelsea’s 6th encounter. So far, the club has won thrice, lost once and drew twice.


Entering the match against Cardiff, the club brags a steady and strong form. Expect them to present a tougher stance as they will most likely capitalize on their home court advantage. To note, Chelsea emerged victorious in 10 of its 11 home matches. Moreover, they average at least 2 goals in every encounter performed in their territory.


Meanwhile, savaged by individual errors, Cardiff failed to gain a notch higher after losing to Newcastle United. Loïc Remy’s two (2) goals were enough to sustain the lead and seal the Magpie’s victory in the match.


The poor execution retained Cardiff into the 14th spot, with 2 victories, losses and draws.


Football betting tip: Chelsea 2-0 Cardiff

Mourinho will take this match as yet another feather on his hat. With Chelsea’s stronger form and with Mata playing alongside with Lampard, it is hard to imagine the club waving the white towel.



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