CARDIFF CITY VS CHELSEA CONFIRMED MATCH LINE-UP: KANTE AND HAZARD ON THE BENCH

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Chelsea will be away to Cardiff City, and Maurizio Sarri has named a strange line-up for this fixture.

The Blues boss has left Chelsea stars Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante on the bench.

See the line-up below:

Cardiff City starting XI (4-3-3): Etheridge; Peltier, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Bennett; Arter, Gunnarsson, Camarasa; Hoilett, Niasse, Murphy J. Subs: Murphy B, Ralls, Zohore, Decordova-Reid, Bacuna, Mendez-Laing, Harris.

Chelsea starting XI (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic, Barkley; Willian, Higuain, Pedro. Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.

Sarri has decided to drop Kante and Hazard to the bench because of their international involvement and revealed his anger that the players returned fatigued.

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