The Bluebirds are battling to beat the drop along with a host of other teams. Neil Warnock's side come into this weekend's round of fixtures just two points adrift of safety with eight matches remaining.
Chelsea's challenge is to secure the top-four finish that would guarantee Champions League qualification. The Blues sit sixth ahead of this weekend's matches - three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.
Chelsea have lost five of their last six matches away from home in domestic competition. Nevertheless, Maurizio Sarri's side are chalked up as a 2/5 (1.40) chance to pick up all three points from this clash.
Cardiff have collected 20 of their 28 Premier League points thus far this term on their own patch and Warnock's men will be confident that they can cause problems for the Blues here.
Chelsea have a fully-fit squad from which to choose. Gonzalo Higuain is expected to lead the line for Sarri's side but Olivier Giroud is in contention after a string of impressive performances for club and country of late.
Sol Bamba set to miss the remainder of the campaign for the Bluebirds. Callum Paterson, too, could miss out after limping out of Scotland's victory against San Marino during the international break last weekend.
A tight tussle
There have been goals at both ends in just three of Cardiff's last 13 matches in all competitions and the 4/5 (1.80) quote from bet365 for either side to fail to find the net could well prove popular.
The same firm go even money (2.0) that there are fewer than three goals scored on Sunday. Chelsea have drawn a blank in five of their last six domestic fixtures away from home whilst Cardiff have netted just 27 times all season.
Both sides could well pour forwards in search of a vital victory and there is, therefore, plenty of potential for goals galore when these two teams lock horns.
The 19/20 (1.95) quote from bet365 for both teams to score could well provide punters with a path to profit this weekend.
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