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  • Date:11 May 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:27,716
  • Bellamy (14)
  • Schurrle (71)
    Torres (74)
Goal!

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The referee ends the match.

91:12 +1.12

Fabio Da Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Fernando Torres.

90:50 +0.50

Clearance by Steven Caulker.

90:06 +0.06

Andre Schurrle takes a brilliant shot. David Marshall parries the ball away.

89:23

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.

88:42

Tom James replaces Fraizer Campbell.

88:09

John Swift replaces Eden Hazard.

87:42

Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Nemanja Matic results in a free kick.

86:19

A cross is delivered by Fabio Da Silva.

84:09

Centre by Andre Schurrle.

83:28

Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.

83:03

The ball is sent over by Declan John.

82:06

Unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Ashley Cole results in a free kick.

80:11

Andre Schurrle takes a shot. Steven Caulker gets a block in.

79:22

Fabio Da Silva takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer safely holds on.

79:19

Don Cowie crosses the ball.

78:44

Mohamed Salah leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Ake.

75:49

Craig Bellamy leaves the field to be replaced by Rhys Healey.

74:55

Fernando Torres slots the ball right footed into the goal. Cardiff 1-2 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from Andre Schurrle.

74:17

Clearance made by Peter Whittingham.

71:40

Free kick taken by Emboaba Oscar.

71:36

Foul by Jordon Mutch on Emboaba Oscar, free kick awarded.

71:24

Clearance made by Steven Caulker.

69:54

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. David Marshall makes a block.

68:16

Fabio Da Silva takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

67:19

A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy.

66:51

Don Cowie on for Mats Daehli.

65:40

John Mikel leaves the field to be replaced by Andre Schurrle.

64:31

Mohamed Salah takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

62:53

Clearance made by Jordon Mutch.

62:26

Declan John crosses the ball.

61:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordon Mutch on Eden Hazard.

59:47

Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.

58:20

Fabio Da Silva fouled by Emboaba Oscar, the ref awards a free kick.

57:36

Clearance made by Ben Turner.

55:45

Fernando Torres takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Steven Caulker.

55:02

Declan John takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer catches the ball.

54:47

A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy.

52:48

John Mikel manages to make a clearance.

52:06

Emboaba Oscar sends in a cross.

52:02

John Mikel takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

50:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Salah by Peter Whittingham.

50:01

Aron Gunnarsson has an effort at goal.

49:32

Corner taken by Emboaba Oscar from the right by-line.

49:09

Mohamed Salah takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Steven Caulker gets a block in.

The referee gets the second half underway.

47:22 +2.22

Mohamed Salah takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

47:21 +2.21

Clearance by Aron Gunnarsson.

47:17 +2.17

Corner taken by Eden Hazard from the left by-line.

47:06

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

46:03 +1.03

The ball is delivered by Cesar Azpilicueta.

45:46

Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

43:20

Clearance by Ben Turner.

42:34

Cesar Azpilicueta makes a clearance.

41:04

Fabio Da Silva takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a block.

40:44

Cesar Azpilicueta makes a clearance.

39:50

Mohamed Salah takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

37:54

John Mikel challenges Fabio Da Silva unfairly and gives away a free kick.

37:32

Clearance by John Mikel.

36:53

Header at goal by Eden Hazard misses to the right.

35:37

Emboaba Oscar restarts play with the free kick.

35:30

Craig Bellamy challenges Emboaba Oscar unfairly and gives away a free kick.

35:18

Corner taken by Emboaba Oscar.

33:49

Fraizer Campbell takes a shot and cleared the bar.

32:50

John Mikel is shown a yellow card.

32:42

Unfair challenge on Mats Daehli by John Mikel results in a free kick.

31:31

Centre by Mohamed Salah.

30:36

Craig Bellamy challenges Cesar Azpilicueta unfairly and gives away a free kick.

30:26

Cesar Azpilicueta sends in a cross.

28:34

Mohamed Salah takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Marshall blocks the ball.

25:57

Mohamed Salah takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.

25:38

The ball is crossed by Cesar Azpilicueta.

24:45

Fraizer Campbell has an effort at goal. Blocked by Tomas Kalas.

24:28

Eden Hazard manages to make a clearance.

24:15

Nemanja Matic manages to make a clearance.

22:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Mats Daehli.

22:34

Free kick taken by Fabio Da Silva.

22:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mats Daehli by Ashley Cole.

21:56

Ben Turner makes a clearance.

19:01

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick.

18:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nemanja Matic on Fraizer Campbell.

17:08

Mohamed Salah takes a weak shot and went wide left of the goal.

14:51

Craig Bellamy scores with their left foot. Cardiff 1-0 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from Peter Whittingham.

13:45

Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

11:57

Fabio Da Silva crosses the ball.

11:13

David Marshall takes the free kick.

10:49

Ben Turner fouled by Mohamed Salah, the ref awards a free kick.

9:42

Fraizer Campbell has an effort at goal. Mark Schwarzer parries the ball away.

8:25

Craig Bellamy crosses the ball.

7:27

The ball is sent over by Craig Bellamy.

6:34

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.

5:40

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick.

5:17

Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Nemanja Matic, the ref awards a free kick.

4:41

Shot by Emboaba Oscar cleared the crossbar.

4:12

Corner taken by Emboaba Oscar.

2:49

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caulker.

2:48

Clearance by David Marshall.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Solskjaer working to keep key men Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says work is already under way to keep the players he believes can spark a successful Championship campaign next season. Cardiff end their brief stay in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday with a home clash against Chelsea, after which attention will turn fully to the early stages of masterminding a quickfire top-flight return. Cardiff boss Solskjaer is unlikely to keep his current squad intact - it is thought Steven Caulker and Gary Medel, for instance, both have relegation release clauses in their contracts - while star goalkeeper David Marshall will undoubtedly be a major target for other clubs despite him recently signing a new Bluebirds contract. "It is vital we keep hold of the ones (players) I believe will take us back up again. That job has already started," Solskjaer said. "All of these in the squad now won't be here next season. That is the nature of football, but the ones who will be here will have to have the character. That league (Championship) is not just turn up and go through the motions. "I can't comment on players' contracts. I am doing my best to keep hold of the most important ones, that I feel are the most important ones. "David has been absolutely terrific this season. I believe he is very happy in and around Cardiff. He is one that I really, really want to keep. "He has been the best keeper in the Premier League, for me. He has saved us many, many points, and he has not lost us one. That is the sign of a very good goalkeeper. "Of course we are all disappointed (with the season), but there is only one way, and that is to come back stronger. We have got to regroup and look at what we have to improve on." Cardiff will be without Juan Cala for the clash after the defender was handed a three-match suspension. The Spaniard was sent off in the Bluebirds' 4-0 defeat at Sunderland last month for denying Connor Wickham a goalscoring opportunity, but this punishment relates to his conduct as he left the field and made his way to the players' tunnel. With Cardiff relegated following last Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Newcastle, Solskjaer looks set to make changes as the Welsh club target a winning send-off on home soil before returning to the Championship next term. Eden Hazard hopes Chelsea can finish the season with a Premier League victory before launching a trophy assault next term. The Blues will end the season without silverware for the first time in three years, but with confidence restored after a sustained Premier League title challenge. Jose Mourinho's men also reached the Champions League semi-finals, only to fall to Atletico Madrid as the Spaniards reached their first European Cup final in 40 years. "The Premier League is objective number one and this season we were almost in the final of the Champions League, almost champions in the Premier League," Hazard told Chelsea TV. "I hope next season will be better." Hazard has been in sparkling form this term and is determined to finish the campaign on a high at Cardiff City Stadium after last weekend's goalless draw with Norwich. He added: "It's very important because we lost two points in the last game against Norwich and we need to finish with one victory for the fans. "I hope for a good game and we want to enjoy on the pitch." The Cardiff match could be one of farewells for Chelsea players including Ashley Cole - and captain John Terry and midfielder Frank Lampard, if the pair can shake off a knock and illness, respectively. Like the distinguished trio, Samuel Eto'o is also out of contract at the end of the season, but an injury in training on Friday means he is doubtful. Mourinho hopes to rouse his players for one last effort, something he admits is difficult with Chelsea's ambitions for the campaign over. The best the Blues can finish is second, but only if Liverpool lose to Newcastle.

Formation:451Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Cardiff

Formation: 4231Manager: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea

  • David Marshall
  • Fabio Da Silva
  • Steven Caulker
  • Ben Turner
  • Declan John
  • Craig Bellamy
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Mats Daehli
  • Fraizer Campbell
  • SUBS
  • Magnus Wolff Eikrem
  • Don Cowie
  • Kevin McNaughton
  • Joe Lewis
  • Jo Inge Berget
  • Rhys Healey
  • Tom James

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLWDLL
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • Chelsea
  • LWWLWD

Last Meetings

  • Chelsea
  • 4 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 19/10/2013
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 3
  • Cardiff
  • 20/09/1961
  • Cardiff
  • 5 - 2
  • Chelsea
  • 06/09/1961
  • Chelsea
  • 6 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 01/04/1961
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 10/12/1960
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 12/01/1957

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • J Mutch 7
  • F Campbell 6
  • S Caulker 5
  • P Whittingham 2
  • JT Cala 2
  • C Bellamy 1
  • K Jones 1
  • AE Gunnarsson 1
  • C Noone 1
  • B Kim 1
  • MM Daehli 1

Chelsea

  • E Hazard 10
  • S Eto'o 9
  • Ed Oscar 8
  • A Schurrle 7
  • F Lampard 5
  • D Ba 5
  • FJ Torres 4
  • dB Willian 4
  • B Ivanovic 3
  • J Terry 2
  • MG Salah 2
  • G Cahill 1
  • JN Mikel 1
  • NS Ramires 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 31
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 19 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Chelsea

    • Total goals 141
    • Goals per game 69
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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