Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Chelsea vs Cardiff City: Michael Owen predicts result

Chelsea vs Cardiff City: Michael Owen predicts result

The Belgian looked back to his best for Belgium over the global break and should be eager to drive his team forward when Cardiff arrive at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

"I think it is very hard for me and every coach", Sarri told a media conference on Friday. Obviously, in your first season in a new club it's always hard and I wasn't expecting him to leave, but AC Milan are getting a great player. If he wants to play for another season I think it's right he tries to play.

"At the moment I can answer City or Liverpool".

Terry left the Blues after 22 years' service in June last year for a season-long stint with Championship side Aston Villa and rejected a move to Spartak Moscow this week owing to family reasons.

And Sarri has confirmed Azpilicueta will lead his side once again when they play host to Neil Warnock's newly-promoted Cardiff on Saturday.

The Spaniard will be rested following his worldwide retirement, and appears one of the most likely City players to start in Kevin De Bruyne's absence. "We need another step to be at the same level", said the Blues head coach. So I know that the matches after the break are very, very hard. My feeling is that now we are not a very solid team in the defensive phase. At the moment Fabregas is able to be on the bench.

"Maybe it's better for him to have two days of training", Sarri said.

Surmising that the decision is Terry's alone tonight, Sarri highlighted his own awareness of what the Chelsea defender of nearly two decades means to the club, and how happy he would be to welcome him 'home'.

Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that he has decided who will replace Gary Cahill as Chelsea captain, but opted against revealing who it will be during his pre-Cardiff City press conference. HEAD TO HEAD:Chelsea and Cardiff have played on 23 occasions, both teams have won each match matches against each other and seven ended in a draw.

"Manchester City, Manchester United, and also the smaller teams have good players".

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