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Summary

  1. Chelsea looking to start a top-flight campaign with five wins for fourth time
  2. Cardiff seeking first league win this term and winless in six in all comps

Live Reporting

By Jay Freeman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    FT: Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff

    And that just about wraps up our live text coverage of this match.

    Thank you for joining us.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff

    That's it. All over at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea's 100% start to the season continues.

    As does Cardiff City's winless run.

    Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff City
  3. Post update

    Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff

    The end of this game is playing out pretty much as you'd expect with Chelsea 4-1 up.

    Let's just say there's few chances!

  4. Post update

    Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff

    Four minutes of stoppage time to play at Stamford Bridge.

  5. 'Great reaction from Chelsea'

    Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff

    Alex Scott

    Ex-Arsenal Ladies & England international on Final Score

    It seems a long time ago since Cardiff went 1-0 up. Chelsea with a great reaction since going behind. Willian comes on and thinks 'I want some headlines of my own' and he's grabbed it because what a finish into the top corner.

  6. Post update

    Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff

    Wow that's a fantastic save from Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to deny Callum Paterson's header!

    There are shouts for a penalty in the aftermath from Cardiff City after Paterson was brought down by David Luiz but replays show there was nothing wrong with the challenge.

  7. GOAL: Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff

    Willian

    Pick that one out, son.

    Willian shows a moment of pure class to fire a dipping shot into the top right-hand corner and wrap this game up.

    Meanwhile, Eden Hazard is replaced by Davide Zappacosta for the hosts.

    Willian
  8. GOAL: Chelsea 3-1 Cardiff

    Eden Hazard (hat-trick)

    Eden Hazard makes no mistake from the spot. That's his third of the match.

    Chelsea are on their way to their fifth league win from five.

  9. PENALTY

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    Sol Bamba brings down Willian and Chelsea have a penalty!

  10. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    Another change for Cardiff City. Gary Madine comes on for Danny Ward.

    Just under a quarter of an hour of normal time remains.

  11. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    Willian's been tremendous since he's come on for Chelsea and he bosses his way into regaining possession from Cardiff and sends the ball upfield with ease.

    As yet, no signs that either side can get another goal on the scoresheet as the time ticks away.

    Willian
  12. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    Cardiff City make their second change of the afternoon as Bobby Reid is replaced by Callum Paterson.

  13. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    Wow that was close!

    Against the run of play, Cardiff City work the ball to Bobby Reid who finds space in the box as he beats David Luiz and he places a shot that curls low and just past the right-hand post.

    That would have been some first goal to score for your new club.

    Meanwhile, Chelsea replace Pedro with Willian.

  14. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    The best chance we've seen in this second half and it's gone to Chelsea.

    Pedro picks up the ball on the edge of the box and halts his run before calmly shooting towards goal but it's narrowly wide.

    Moments later, he chests down a ball into the box and attempts to turn and shoot but it's wide once more.

    Tremendous stuff, mind.

  15. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    How costly is losing Mateo Kovacic going to be to Chelsea?

    They look a bit shapeless in this second half since he was forced off. A goal would do nicely right about now for the hosts.

  16. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    There's cheers among the Chelsea crowd as the hosts make a string of about 1,000 passes without losing possession.

    Cardiff don't seem to frustrated, though. It will be an interesting finish to this game if the scoreline stays like this.

    Bobby Reid and Antonio Rudiger
  17. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    Cardiff City aren't out of this game just yet.

    A long throw-in towards the Chelsea box is headed into the path of Bluebirds midfielder Joe Ralls, who fires low from long-range but it sails wide.

  18. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    First change for Chelsea this afternoon sees Mateo Kovacic come off. Looks as if he's picked up a dead leg in the early stages of the second half.

    His replacement is Ross Barkley.

  19. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    Harry Arter has a 'dodgy stomach', apparently.

    Oh mate, we've all been there.

  20. KICK-OFF

    Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff

    A change for Cardiff at the break.

    Jazz Richards comes on for his first Premier League appearance and replaces Harry Arter.

    We are back under way.