Pick and share your Chelsea side to beat Cardiff

 • by Adam Newson
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Life at Chelsea has so far been smooth sailing for Maurizio Sarri. His Blues side have won each of their opening four Premier League games and are improving with each week that passes.

And the Italian will be confident his players can make it five wins from five top flight games this weekend when they welcome newly-promoted Cardiff City to Stamford Bridge.

The Bluebirds have taken two points from their opening four league fixtures, yet have netted just two goals in that spell.

Chelsea’s only injury concern ahead of the fixture is Cesc Fàbregas. The Spaniard hasn’t featured since the Community Shield due to a knee injury but stepped up his recovery during the international break.

All of the Blues players to represent their countries have reported back to the Blues’ Cobham training base unscathed.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Chelsea side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game. You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.