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PREVIEW: CARDIFF CITY (H)

21 August 2018

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Huddersfield Town is back at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 25 August 2018 to face Cardiff City – the Club’s second Premier League home game of the 2018/19 season.

Former Terriers Manager Neil Warnock returns to Huddersfield, once again, as both sides look for their first win of the season.

The Bluebirds started their first season in the top-flight of English football since the 2013/2014 season, with a 2-0 loss to AFC Bournemouth, which was then followed up with a draw against Newcastle United.

Over the summer Neil Warnock’s side brought in seven new signings - two appearing in the 0-0 draw with Newcastle United.

David Wagner’s side comes into the game off the back of defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea and will be searching for a first victory over the Bluebirds since the 2002/03 season.

Cardiff City’s starting XI vs Newcastle United (4-3-3):

GK Neil Etheridge

LB Joe Bennett
CB Sean Morrison
CB Sol Bamba
RB Bruno Ecuele Manga

CM Victor Camarasa
CM Joe Ralls
CM Harry Arter

LW Josh Murphy
ST Kenneth Zohore
RW Junior Hoilett

Key Players – FPL Form

Neil Etheridge - 11

Neil Etheridge is the top performing goalkeeper in FPL after saving two penalties in two games. The Philippine international also kept a clean sheet against Newcastle United, earning three bonus points after making six vital saves.

Joe Bennett – 4.5

Left-back Joe Bennet was a creative force for the Bluebirds down the left handside, whilst also helping the Club keep a clean sheet against the Magpies. This is his fourth season in the Premier League after featuring for both Middlesbrough and Aston Villa in the past.

Sean Morrison – 3.5

Former Huddersfield Town centre-back Sean Morrison is a key player for Cardiff City. The Bluebirds’ Captain is a leader at the back and the Club’s main threat from set pieces. During the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship season he scored seven goals.

TEAMS NEWS: CARDIFF CITY

Neil Warnock will be without Aron Gunnarsson – the Icelandic midfielder missed the start of the season with a knee injury. Whilst, Junior Hoilett picked up a knock against Newcastle United.

FPL INJURY TABLE

Aron Gunnarsson (Knee injury), Junior Hoilett (Knock, 75% chance of playing)

Team News: TOWN

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner will provide the latest update on team news in his press conference on Friday 24 August 2018.

FPL INJURY TABLE

Danny Williams (Ankle), Erik Durm (Lack of match fitness), Mathias Zanka (Thigh), Jonathan Hogg (Hip, 75% chance of playing)

TICKETS

Home tickets are still available for the match at the John Smith’s Stadium! You don’t need a previous booking history to watch the Terriers! CLICK HERE to buy yours now!

KIT

Town will be wearing the famous blue and white stripes for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Cardiff City at the John Smith’s Stadium.

#HTTV

If you can’t make it to the game, why not listen to full commentary provided by BBC Radio Leeds via #HTTV? Click here to find out more.


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