Fraizer Campbell
Fraizer Campbell could not prevent Cardiff City from suffering a 3-0 defeat against Newcastle United.Getty Images

Cardiff City face Chelsea in the final Premier League game of the season at the Cardiff City stadium on Sunday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm BST.


Cardiff come into this game after suffering a 3-0 defeat against Newcastle United at St James' Park. The result condemned the Welsh club to ply their trade in the Championship for the upcoming campaign.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be keen to guide his side to a victory on the last day of the season, hoping that it'll inspire them to bounce back into top-flight next season. The Bluebirds sit at rock bottom of the table with 30 points and they can finish as high as 19th provided Fulham fail to gain a single point against Crystal Palace.

Having 79 points from 37 matches, Chelsea are assured of a place in the Champions League group stage next season with a third place finish. The Blues were held to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge by Norwich City last weekend, which ended their chances of winning the title this season.

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John Terry and Frank Lampard could have already played their last game in Chelsea colours.Reuters

Jose Mourinho's side can finish second only if Liverpool lose their match against Newcastle United. The west London club's stalwarts, John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole are all out of contract in the summer and might as well have played their last game for Chelsea. The former pair are doubtful to feature against the Welsh Club.

What Managers Say

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "I am the manager. I will take the blame [for relegation]. I didn't make the impact on the results I hoped for. I came in hoping to make a difference and we could move up the table, but it didn't happen. We haven't performed very well to stay up, and that's the reality. We have not been good enough. We have got to give the fans a good last game, and then we will look towards next season."

Jose Mourinho: "It's not the kind of season we celebrate. We are not jumping because in such a difficult Premier League we finished third and qualified for the Champions League group phase without play-offs, but we knew when the season started it was possible this was going to happen. I don't enjoy defeats but to lose, for example, at Crystal Palace, is English football. To lose at Newcastle, in spite of a very good first half, that's English football."

Team Form

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho's season at Chelsea ends without a trophy.Reuters

Cardiff City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L D W L
  • Last Result: Newcastle United 3-0 Cardiff City


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L W D L
  • Last Result: Chelsea 0-0 Norwich City

Team News

Cardiff City

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: Craig Noone (calf)
  • Suspended: Juan Cala

Probable Lineup: Marshall; Fabio, Turner Caulker, John; Zaha, Medel, Mutch, Daehli; Bo-Kyung; Campbell


  • Injured: Oscar (hip), Petr Cech (shoulder)
  • Doubtful: Frank Lampard (illness), Samuel Eto'o (knee), John Terry (knock)
  • Suspended: Ramires

Probable Lineup: Schwarzer; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Kalas, Cole; Mikel, Matic; Salah, Van Ginkel, Hazard; Torres