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Player Ratings – Cardiff City 1, Chelsea 2

Player Ratings – Cardiff City 1, Chelsea 2

Neil Etheridge

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Has had an outstanding season for the Bluebirds, although he was largely untroubled by Chelsea.Safe and solid over the 90 minutes and desperately unlucky to have conceded twice 6

Lee Peltier

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A big, strong right-back who is giving his all. Solid in the tackle and worked to get forward 7

Sean Morrison (capt)

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The Bluebirds skipper has regained form after a difficult patch. Gave everything in the Bluebirds cause 7

Bruno Manga

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The big man always looks cool, calm and composed. Playing in his natural centre-back position and building a solid partnership with captain Morrison 7

Joe Bennett

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Solid and reliable throughout. The crosses which led to Chelsea goals both came from Bennett’s side, but he could do nothing to stop them 6

Aron Gunnarsson

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Icelandic warrior Gunnarsson had a tough international break, playing far more minutes than Cardiff would have liked. But he shook off niggling injuries and played a key role for the Bluebirds. A leader in midfield 8

Harry Arter

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Energetic and athletic in midfield. Willing to battle and played a major role as Cardiff gained the upper hand, before they were let down by match officials 7

Victor Camarasa

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What a finish! Flashed home a super shot just after half-time and Chelsea looked stunned. A key player in City’s counter-attacking game plan 8

Junior Hoilett

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Good to see the playmaker back to his best. It’s been difficult for Hoilett at times this season, but he has regained confidence and is enjoying his football 8

Man of the Match – Josh Murphy

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I love watching Murphy on the run. His silky smooth running and pace is a nightmare for defenders. Direct and dangerous, a young player with a big future 8

Oumar Niasse

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Has played a key role for City. Led the attack with real purpose, an impressive performance from a talented striker. Needs a goal 7

Subs

See Also

Joe Ralls

for Arter 79

Kenneth Zohore

for Niasse 84

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

for Josh Murphy 89

Brian Murphy

Not used

Decordova-Reid

Leandro Bacuna

Not used

Kadeem Harris

Not used

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Rüdiger, Alonso, Jorginho (Loftus-Cheek 63), Barkley, Higuaín (Giroud 76), Pedro (Hazard 52), Kovacic, Willian, Azpilicueta, Luiz. Subs not used: Caballero, Kanté, Hudson-Odoi, Christensen.

Referee: Craig Pawson

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