Cardiff and Chelsea are both desperate for a win for very different reasons. Opta presents the statistical analysis.
Cardiff have lost all three of their Premier League matches against Chelsea, with their only previous meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium coming in May 2014, losing 1-2. Chelsea are1.46 to win.
Chelsea have won seven of their last nine matches against Cardiff in all competitions (D1 L1), with their only defeat in this sequence coming at Ninian Park in the League Cup third round in October 1986 under John Hollins. The visitors are2.20 to win half-time/full-time.
Cardiff City have won 71% of their Premier League points this season in home games (20/28) - only Fulham have a higher percentage (88%). They are9.40 to pull off a shock win.
Chelsea have lost only one of their 17 Premier League games against Welsh opposition (W12 D4), losing 0-1 at Swansea City in April 2016 under Guus Hiddink. The draw half-time/Chelsea full-time double result is4.50.
Cardiff have lost their last 16 Premier League games against the 'big six' sides, last avoiding defeat in November 2013, drawing 2-2 against Manchester United. Chelsea are2.40 to win to nil.
Coming into this matchday, only Fulham (6) have lost more away Premier League games in 2019 than Chelsea, with the Blues losing four of their five games on the road so far. Cardiff are7.40 in the Draw No Bet market.
Chelsea have already lost against Wolves this season - they've not lost against two different promoted sides in a single Premier League season since 2012-13 (vs West Ham and Southampton). Cardiff are3.10 Double Chance.
Chelsea's Eden Hazard has scored five Premier League goals in three appearances against Cardiff City. Hazard is2.20 to score.
Chelsea's Gonzalo Higuain has scored three goals in his seven Premier League games so far, with all of them coming against teams in the relegation zone (2 vs Huddersfield, 1 vs Fulham). Higuain is 2.20to find the net.