Chelsea unlikely to show Cardiff any mercy
Bluebirds may hold out until half time
Staying up is already looking a tall order for the Bluebirds and their situation is unlikely to improve over the next six games, which include a home match with Manchester City and trips to Tottenham and Liverpool.
Anything they get at Chelsea will be seen as a bonus and they might hold out until half-time.
Chelsea failed to score until the second half in their wins over Newcastle (2-1) and Bournemouth (2-0).
Draw-Chelsea double result
1pt 16-5 Betfred, Betway
No fresh injuries are reported and Cesc Fabregas (knee) is the only major absentee.
Josh Murphy (hamstring) and Aron Gunnarsson (knee) are doubts and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is out long-term.
Cardiff have trailed at the break in just one of their last 11 league matches.
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