Hey Junior Bluebirds! On Sunday we're back at CCS to play against Chelsea!
This will be our first game against the Blues at home since May 2014! Now, let's go ahead and take a look at some facts about the two clubs!
Bartley’s must-know Match Facts for Cardiff City vs. Chelsea
* With 16 goals in all competitions, Eden Hazard is Chelsea’s top goalscorer so far this season! The Belgian international has also gathered 11 assists for the club during their current campaign.
* Chelsea are currently placed sixth in the Premier League table with 57 points, having won 17 and drawn six of their 30 matches so far, losing seven.
* The club finished last season in fifth place, with 70 points!
* Chelsea’s manager is Maurizio Sarri! The Italian former Napoli manager has been in charge of the London club since July 2018.
* Chelsea have won the Premier League five times! Their most recent triumph was 2016-17, when they earned 93 points to claim the title!
* Chelsea’s highest ever home attendance for a match was 82,905! Stamford Bridge was packed on October 12th, 1935 for a First Division match between Chelsea and Arsenal.
* The last Cardiff City player to score against Chelsea was Sol Bamba!
* One notable player who has appeared for both Cardiff City and Chelsea is Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink! The Dutch striker played for Chelsea between 2000-04, scoring 70 Premier League goals whilst at the club. He joined Cardiff City in 2007 and played in the 2008 FA Cup Final against Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium!
* Chelsea’s mascots are Stamford and Bridget! They can be seen when Chelsea play at home, and love getting the crowd going before matches, just like I do!
That's all for now, Junior Bluebirds! Check back with me before our next match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium for more of Bartley's Match Facts! Bluebirds!