Chelsea vs Cardiff, LIVE: Plus latest Premier League score updates



15.09.2018 13:15

There are five 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City among those in action.

Chelsea will be aiming to continue their 100 per cent start to the season as they play Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge, while defending champions City are at home to Fulham.

Arsenal make the trip to Newcastle United, while Bournemouth host Leicester City and Huddersfield welcome Crystal Palace. 

Join ADAM SHERGOLD for all the action as it happens. 

  • Adam Shergold

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Chelsea pushing for a third

It's been quieter in the second half at Stamford Bridge but Chelsea are looking the more likely to extend their lead. Pedro has just curled an effort wide from 20 yards as they search for a third.

Mooy off the post

Huddersfield could not have come closer to an equaliser against Palace. Superb strike by Aaron Mooy crashes back off the post! 

GOAL! Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 2 (Mesut Ozil 58mins)

Even better for the Gunners as Mesut Ozil doubles their lead just before the hour mark on Tyneside. It was a lovely flowing passing move rounded off by the German, who stroked home.

Aguero heading off

Sergio Aguero's assist for that Sterling goal is his last action, with Pep Guardiola taking him off. The Argentine striker did pick up a little knock in the first-half and they have the start of their Champions League campaign to think about in the week.

Huddersfield goal chalked off

Huddersfield chasing a leveller against Crystal Palace and they have the ball in the net, only for it to be ruled out for a foul. Jorgensen pushed Sakho in the act of scoring.

GOAL! Manchester City 3 Fulham 0 (Raheem Sterling 47mins)

Game, set and match you'd think at the Etihad Stadium. Raheem Sterling adds City's third goal, tapping home from close range after Sergio Aguero had driven through the heart of the Fulham defence.

GOAL! Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1 (Granit Xhaka 49mins)

You sensed Arsenal needed a reaction and they have in superb fashion inside the opening five minutes of the second-half. A stunning free-kick strike by Granit Xhaka puts the Gunners in front. 25 yards out, right into the top corner.

SECOND-HALF: We're back underway in the Premier League

There's still plenty of time for the narrative of the afternoon's five 3pm games to change. 

HALF-TIME: Chelsea 2 Cardiff City 1

Cardiff took a shock lead through Sol Bamba at Stamford Bridge but two goals in the space of six minutes by Eden Hazard has turned the tables.

HALF-TIME: Huddersfield Town 0 Crystal Palace 1

A spectacular goal by Wilfried Zaha has Palace in front at the John Smith's Stadium.

HALF-TIME: Manchester City 2 Fulham 0

Open game but all too easy for Manchester City as early strikes from Leroy Sane and David Silva put the hosts in control.

HALF-TIME: Bournemouth 3 Leicester City 0

One way traffic at the Vitality as two goals by Ryan Fraser and a penalty by Joshua King put Bournemouth in total control.

HALF-TIME: Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 0

Not a great deal to report from the north-east but Newcastle have been the better side.

GOAL! Chelsea 2 Cardiff City 1 (Eden Hazard 43mins)

They have turned it around as Eden Hazard scores his second of the afternoon and fourth of the season. It was a quickly-taken free-kick that went via Pedro and then Giroud into Hazard's path. His shot took a big deflection off Sol Bamba to find the net.

GOAL! Bournemouth 3 Leicester City 0 (Joshua King pen 41mins)

And another for Bournemouth. A penalty was awarded for handball against Ricardo Pereira and King slots the ball home to put further distance between themselves and the Foxes.

PENALTY to Bournemouth
GOAL! Huddersfield Town 0 Crystal Palace 1 (Wilfried Zaha 38mins)

We know how important Zaha is to Palace but that was very special indeed. The winger weaves his way past two defenders after cutting in from the left and then curls the ball into the top corner. Great stuff.

GOAL! Bournemouth 2 Leicester City 0 (Ryan Fraser 37mins)

There's just no stopping Ryan Fraser this afternoon! His second was created by Callum Wilson, who broke into the box and may have shot but instead spotted the onrushing Fraser who poked the ball past Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel. 

GOAL! Chelsea 1 Cardiff City 1 (Eden Hazard 37mins)

Absolutely top class by Eden Hazard and Cardiff's lead has been cancelled out. He sold the defender with a dummy and then fired low into the bottom corner. Third goal of the season and that's improved the mood at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro wastes good chance

Great opening for Chelsea once again as they chase a way back against Cardiff. Pedro in a shooting position just 12 yards out but manages to put it over the top.

Maddison denied by Begovic

Superb chance for Leicester to equalise down at Bournemouth as James Maddison's powerful shot is somehow deflected onto the crossbar by Asmir Begovic. It remains 1-0 to the Cherries.

Arsenal looking sluggish

Arsenal have been pretty dreadful in the opening 35 minutes up at Newcastle, as summed up by Aaron Ramsey sending a cross into the stands just now. They just aren't creating anything and, indeed, are struggling to string passing moves together. Can Newcastle capitalise? 

Sarri not amused as Chelsea trail

Harry Slavin at Stamford Bridge: Sarri is not a happy man. He's standing on the touchline with his arms outstretched after yet another stoppage for a Cardiff player going down, this time it's Danny Ward after a challenge from Rudiger. A word in the fourth official's ear and a point to his watch tells you exactly what the Italian things of the striker's reaction.

Mounie goes close

Huddersfield creating all the best chances in their match with Crystal Palace. Steve Mounie not too far away just then with a flicked header.

Etheridge preserving Cardiff's lead

Harry Slavin at Stamford Bridge: Neil Etheridge, not for the first time this season, is keeping Cardiff City in a game. He's pulled off two fantastic saves since the visitors went in front.

He does appear to be in a bit of discomfort, though. Assistant Kevin Blackwell has just signalled if he needs to be substituted but he is fine to continue just now. He'd be a big loss if he did have to go off.

Pedro close to Chelsea equaliser

Chelsea not too far away from an equaliser against Cardiff as Pedro sends a cute curling shot narrowly wide of the mark.

GOAL! Manchester City 2 Fulham 0 (David Silva 21mins)

It's a landmark day for David Silva as he makes his 350th Manchester City appearance and he's marked it with his 50th Premier League goal.

He rounds off a stunning 30-pass move by City that started with Ederson and ripped through the Fulham defence. Sergio Aguero had the shot and Silva turned it home.

GOAL! Bournemouth 1 Leicester City 0 (Ryan Fraser 19mins)

Delight for the Cherries down at the Vitality Stadium as the in-form Ryan Fraser picks his spot perfectly to hand them the lead after being played in by Josh King's pass.

GOAL! Chelsea 0 Cardiff City 1 (Sol Bamba 16mins)

Good grief... Cardiff's set pieces and direct style of play giving Chelsea issues early on. And, predictably, from a free-kick they take a surprise lead as Sol Bamba slams it home after the ball was headed back across goal.

Cech still not comfortable

Craig Hope at St James Park: And there we have it, 11mins in, Petr Cech playing the ball straight out for a corner when attempting to play out from the back...

Bamba heads wide

Worrying defensive lapse by Chelsea and Cardiff have their first real chance of the afternoon. Sol Bamba, who had a free header about six yards out, doesn't get a great connection and the ball flies wide.

Strong start by Newcastle

Newcastle have made the brighter start against Arsenal, with Josh Murphy almost breaking through in the early stages. It took a good recovery by Granit Xhaka to get it clear.

Leicester penalty shout

Down at the Vitality Stadium, Leicester's Jamie Vardy believes he should have a penalty. He was slipped through by James Maddison and went down under challenge from Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic. Nothing given.

Giroud heads over

Chelsea making the brighter start in their home match against Cardiff City as you'd imagine. Azpilicueta's cross is headed just over the top by Olivier Giroud, handed a start this afternoon. It lands on the top of the net.

Harry Slavin at Stamford Bridge: One of the main talking points from the teamsheets here at Stamford Bridge was Maurizio Sarri's decision to start Olivier Giroud up top and drop Alvaro Morata.

The decision has almost paid dividends inside seven minutes here as the Frenchman get on the end of Cesar Azpilicueta's cross, but can only head over.

GOAL! Manchester City 1 Fulham 0 (Leroy Sane 2mins)

No messing around by Manchester City. Fulham give the ball away and City break three on one, with Fernandinho teeing up Leroy Sane to set them on their way. A mere 90 seconds on the clock at the Etihad Stadium.

Huddersfield penalty shout

Early drama in west Yorkshire as Crystal Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey brings down Elias Kachunga of Huddersfield in the box. Penalty? I'm afraid not Terriers fans, he was offside.

KICK-OFF: The 3pm action is underway

The Etihad Stadium.

Stamford Bridge.

St James' Park

John Smith's Stadium.

The Vitality Stadium.

The ball is rolling at all five.

Teams are in the tunnel

The teams poised to walk out all around the country with five Premier League matches on the way for you.

200 up for Ozil today
10 minutes until kick-off

Not too much longer to wait until we're underway in the five 3pm Premier League kick-offs.


This is the season and I say that with confidence. It will be seven years since Chelsea became the last Premier League team to win the Champions League, but I believe the long wait is almost over.

You might think it is premature to make such a prediction, given we’ve only had one side contest the Champions League final since 2012, but our teams have arguably never been stronger than they are now. If you put me on the spot, I’d say Manchester City will be the team to end our hoodoo.

The confidence of these words, though, also come with another prediction. I don’t believe it will be possible for a Premier League team to conquer Europe as well as being champions of England in the same campaign.


PICTURES: Countdown to kick-off around the grounds
Cardiff City warm up at Stamford Bridge ahead of their match with Chelsea
Books for sale outside the stadium in Huddersfield
Fans greet the Manchester City team coach as it arrives at the Etihad Stadium

Kieran Gill: Friday marked Mesut Ozil's five-year anniversary since his Premier League debut and Saturday marks the German's first visit to St James' Park to face Newcastle United.

Normally, the opportunity to perform in front of 52,000 passionate fans is one you would suspect a World Cup-winning player paid £350,000 per week would relish.

Yet with Ozil, you are never sure. Worryingly, Unai Emery hinted he feels the same way, having used his pre-match press conference to challenge his Arsenal playmaker.


Mesut Ozil in the gym on Friday ahead of Arsenal's trip to Newcastle today
Here's how the top six and the bottom six look ahead of the 3pm games

OLIVER HOLT AT WEMBLEY: Liverpool put to bed their Wembley demons from last season after beating Premier League title rivals Tottenham to retain their place at the top of the table.

Despite having a goal ruled offside within two minutes, Liverpool went on to take the lead on the cusp of half-time courtesy of a looping Georginio Wijnaldum header which evaded the Spurs defence and was proved to have crossed the line.

Liverpool took the initiative and soon built on their margin early in the second half, Sadio Mane picking out Roberto Firmino who lashed the ball over the line at close range.

Erik Lamela gave Spurs faint hope in added time after lashing the ball into the bottom corner past goalkeeper Alisson Becker, but the visitors held on to take all three points.


Newcastle vs Arsenal

Newcastle: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie, Hayden, Diame, Murphy, Perez, Joselu.

Subs: Clark, Shelvey, Rondon, Muto, Kenedy, Manquillo, Darlow.

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Papastathopoulos, Mustafi, Monreal, Ramsey, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Ozil.

Subs: Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Leno, Welbeck.

Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

Manchester City vs Fulham team news

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Delph, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane.

Subs: Stones, Gundogan, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Zinchenko, Foden, Muric.

Fulham: Bettinelli, Christie, Odoi, Mawson, Ryan Sessegnon, Seri, McDonald, Johansen, Schurrle, Mitrovic, Vietto.

Subs: Chambers, Ayite, Le Marchand, Fosu-Mensah, Bryan, Zambo, Ramirez.

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

Bournemouth vs Leicester City team news

Bournemouth: Begovic, Smith, Steve Cook, Ake, Rico, Brooks, Lerma, Gosling, Fraser, Wilson, King.

Subs: Boruc, Francis, Surman, Mousset, Ibe, Lewis Cook, Defoe.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Mendy, Ndidi, Ghezzal, Maddison, Gray, Vardy.

Subs: Evans, Iheanacho, Albrighton, Ward, Amartey, Iborra, Fuchs.

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

Chelsea vs Cardiff team news

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud, Hazard.

Subs: Drinkwater, Barkley, Caballero, Zappacosta, Willian, Christensen, Morata.

Cardiff: Etheridge, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Victor Camarasa, Ralls, Arter, Hoilett, Reid, Ward.

Subs: Peltier, Richards, Zohore, Paterson, Cunningham, Madine, Brian Murphy.

Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)

Huddersfield vs Crystal Palace team news

Huddersfield: Lossl, Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo, van La Parra, Hadergjonaj, Billing, Mooy, Lowe, Kachunga, Mounie.

Subs: Smith, Diakhaby, Hamer, Mbenza, Williams, Depoitre, Pritchard.

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Wan Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Townsend, McArthur, Zaha, Ayew.

Subs: Ward, Meyer, Sorloth, Schlupp, Guaita, Kelly, Riedewald.

Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)


There's an early mouthwatering game on at present and it's not good viewing if you are a Tottenham fan.

Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino see Liverpool currenrly 2-0 up at Wembley.

You can follow all the action from London HERE.

Good afternoon, everyone!

The sun is out and the international break is over, which can only mean one thing.... the Premier League is BACK!

We have five bumper games for you at 3pm (Bournemouth vs Leicester City, Chelsea vs Cardiff, Huddersfield vs Crystal Palace, Manchester City vs Fulham and Newcastle vs Arsenal).

You can follow all the action from those five games as they happen with Sportsmail via myself, ADAM SHERGOLD.

Team news to come.

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