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90+4'
The full-time whistle brings another campaign to an end. Goodbye Cardiff City. Goodbye Premier League. Next up: the World Cup.
90+3'
"Ashley Cole, Ashley Cole, Ashley Cole..." sing the away support as Chelsea win a late free-kick. He does not want it. He should have taken it - Oscar's effort was poor.
90+2'
Marshall denies Schurrle in injury time with a one-handed stop. The stopper has had a brilliant season (despite the minor inconvenience of relegation).
90+1'
It's not to be for the Cardiff youngster. Three minutes of added time.
90'
 
Solskjaer also makeas a change with Campbell swapping places with Tom James. Cardiff have a corner too. First touch goal?
89'
 
Hazard makes way for young midfielder John Swift.
Chelsea Substitution
Cardiff City Substitution
88'
 
Matic goes into the book.
87'
Fabio has time to pick someone out. And pick someone out he does. The Chelsea keeper.
86'
Torres sneaks in behind the Cardiff defence but can't control the loose ball.
85'
Hazard can't divert a fierce low cross into the net from close range.
84'
Hazard dinks this way, then that, but refuses to shoot. Is he making a statement?
83'
Cardiff force a late corner. Go on, make it interesting lads.
82'
Chelsea deploying a series of three-yard passes in the Cardiff corner. Cole and Schurrle heavily involved.
81'
Torres perfectly controls the ball for a Cardiff defender. Maybe he fancies joining the Welsh giants' title push in the Championship next season?
80'
Into the final 10 minutes. Will there be a late twist?
79'
Fabio swivels inside the penalty area and unleashes a left-foot volley. Not the best.
Chelsea Substitution
78'
Schurrle tries to pick out Torres with a clever diagonal. The Spaniard decides against going for the Van Basten volley and lets the ball roll out of play.
77'
 
Bellamy leaves the pitch to a warm ovation. Rhys Healey comes on.
Cardiff City Substitution
76'
No celebration from Torres. Awkward. He's on his way.
Chelsea Goal

Bottom Right

75'
 
GOAL! Cardiff 1-2 Chelsea. Schurrle balloons a header into the Cardiff sky, it finds its way to Torres who has acres of space and tucks home. Fabio was playing everyone onside.
74'
Few players warming up for Cardiff. Do they go for this?
73'
"Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea..." sounds out from the away end. The visitors have the impetus.
Chelsea Goal

Top Center

72'
Great reaction from the crowd who applauded Marshall despite Chelsea scoring. It was a class save initially.
71'
 
GOAL! Cardiff 1-1 Chelsea. Marshall makes a stunning save from Azpilicueta. The Chelsea defender crashes the rebound against the crossbar. Third time lucky? Yes! Schurrle sends a bouncing shot into the goal with Marshall still picking himself up.
70'
Chelsea throwing players forward. New man Schurrle almost picks out Torres in the penalty area but his pass just evades the Spaniard.
69'
 
Daehli also departs the action with Don Cowie coming on.
68'
 
Andre Schurrle comes on for Mikel. Is that the Nigerian's last appearance in a blue shirt?
67'
Talking about Hazard, the Belgian ghosts in behind the Cardiff defence and crashes a shot into the net. Unfortunately for the visiting faithful, it’s landed in the side netting. Cue cheers from the away end, then louder, ironic cheers from the home fans.
Cardiff City Substitution
66'
Hilary is REALLY frustrated. And I understand. Hazard in particular has been poor.

@Manlike00 @BenSnowball I REALLY feel frustrated with this chelsea team, hazards talks of attack when given freedom to attack they loose

Chelsea Substitution
65'
Sorry, Chelsea fans. Liverpool have scored twice in as many minutes to lead 2-1 against Newcastle. It's going to be third spot for the Blues.
64'
Another chance for Salah... It's terrible, it's blocked.
63'
It seems Cardiff have forgotten how to attack. A delightful whipped ball from the left is comfortably claimed by Schwarzer. There wasn't a single red shirt in the penalty area.
62'
Hazard thumps a low free-kick into the penalty area which Ivanovic turns over the bar. Cardiff might just do this.
61'
Chelsea continue to press but it’s all very one-dimensional. They’re not particularly good when Hazard is not on form.
60'
Demba Ba has seen enough and casually undoes his coat on the bench, glances at the gaffer and (with his eyes) says “I’m ready, Jose”.
59'
Quick shout-out to Torres: he's been terrible. What has happened to their £50million man?
58'
Marshall sprints off his line to gobble up a loose ball at Torres' feet.
57'
Great question: what do Chelsea do in training?

@BenSnowball woeful finishing has cost Chelsea the title and now 2nd place what do these guys do in training

56'
And a spell of Cardiff possession ends when Declan John scoops a weak effort at goal.
55'
Bellamy tries to feed his strikers with a low cross but it's cleared.
54'
Torres sees an effort flash past the post. Chelsea injecting some much-needed tempo into their play.
53'
 
Whittingham caps his 300th appearance with a booking. No better way to celebrate your big day than a £15 fine from the FA.
52'
Cardiff counter immediately and flood forward with numbers. It breaks to Campbell but he bottles the big occasion and passes back to a team-mate, Gunnarsson, who proceeds to earn retribution by thrashing the ball against the striker. Payback.
51
Oscar loops a corner torwards... Well, towards no one actually. What a horrible set-piece.
50'
Salah flashes a shot across the face of goal. Can anyone turn it home? They can not.
49'
BREAKING NEWS: Manchester City 2-0 West Ham. Vincent Kompany with the goal (according to my sources).
48'
Clout. Ivanovic squashes his arm after landing heavily on his back.
47'
So then. Can Cardiff hold onto their advantage and end their campaign on a mini-high?
46'
"Na... Na.... Na.... Na, Na, Na, Na... Hey Jude". What a half-time anthem. Shame it has to come to an end. We're back playing in Cardiff.
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Not just shocked. Actually shocked.
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This chap speaks the truth.
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Calling all football fans who have accidentally clicked this live commentary instead of the Manchester City or Liverpool games. Any thoughts on this game? Well, get in touch via Twitter. You can find me on @BenSnowball. Top work.
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The latest from Ben Snowball (@BenSnowball). Occasional sub-seven minute miler normally found dabbling in a bit of sports writing or commentary. Best known for falling over on BBC’s Olympic coverage. Guildford

45+3'
Salah lashes a half-volley into the crowd. Another fan wins a match ball. That’s our lot for the first-half. The game means nothing but at least it’s been exciting.
45+2'
Chelsea force a late corner…
45+1'
Salah goes down theatrically inside the penalty area with a grimace Hollywood would be proud of. Have they handed out the Premier League Simulation Awards 2013/14 yet?
45'
What's the fourth official's board going to show then? A big number two.
44'
Super stuff. Cole dummies a pass with no one behind him. The crowd love that.
43'
Branislav Ivanovic gives Kalas a hearty high-five after the pair combine to stop Campbell running at goal.
42'
The blue shirts – Chelsea, not Cardiff – get back to surround Campbell. Unsurprisingly, Hazard was not one of the men to get back.
41'
Cardiff have a shot. It’s not very good. The game, on the other hand, is actually pretty decent.
40'
Salah is on a one-man mission to provide every fan with a match ball. His latest effort is accompanied by a huge “Wayyyy” as he makes one fan's day with another wayward effort.
39'
Cardiff do what all good relegated teams do, and waste the opportunity.
38'
Mikel makes his second contribution to the game by giving away a free-kick near the corner flag.
37'
Matic finds Cole who, in turn, picks out Hazard. The Belgian heads wide.
36'
It's just like the much-loved regime of North Korea.

Cardiff turn up volume on the PA system to drown out own fans’ chant of “We’re Cardiff City, we will always be blue"

35'
Campbell drifts past the Chelsea shirts again before crashing an effort over the bar. He's looked the most lively of the home players.
34'
 
John Obi Mikel makes his first contribution to the game by earning a yellow card.
33'
Massive stat.

6 - Craig Bellamy has scored six PL goals against Chelsea; against no side has he scored more often in the competition. Pest.

32'
Azpilicueta versus Bellamy. The former wins. Correction to an earlier point: the Spaniard has made one mistake by sticking his bum out for the opening goal. So not a perfect game by any means.
31'
Salah lets the ball skid off the turf and his chance to score vanishes.
30'
Vincent Tan has missed a trick today – imagine if he had rocked up in a blue shirt.
29'
It's Salah... Straight at Marshall.
28'
Hazard launches himself into the air but can't land his forehead on a cross from the right.
27'
BIG MISS! Oscar controls a long ball, twists towards goal but - despite having plenty of time - delays his shot for an age before shooting wide.
26'
Hazard can't get a shot away after being found by Oscar inside the area. One pass too many for the visitors.
25'
Azpilicueta has not done anything wrong in the opening 25 minutes. His latest highlight sees him dispossess Bellamy on halfway.
24'
Torres, for some inexplicable reason, does not attempt to charge down a weak Caulker back pass. An equaliser was there for the taking.
23'
Fabio makes a good charge forward but gets a bit scared at the sight of Cole and decides to give the ball to Chelsea.
22'
Minute number 22 will not live long in the memory.
21'
"We'll always be blue, we'll always be blue, we're Cardiff City, we'll always be blue..." Not the most inventive chant but we get the idea, Cardiff fans.
20'
Aron Gunnarsson rises inside the penalty area but he can't direct his header on target.
19'
Now then. Cardiff win a free-kick inside the Chelsea half. Peter Whittingham jogs across to take.
18'
Salah has the chance to equalise immediately but the Egyptian blazes his shot over the bar.
17'
Well, if this is to be Bellamy's last act in a Cardiff shirt then it's a pretty nice way to bow out. Azpilicueta might fancy claiming an own goal though.
16'
"1-0 to the Championship" is the resulting chant. Not quite sure which end of the ground is singing that.
Cardiff City Goal

Bottom Right

15'
 
GOAL! Cardiff 1-0 Chelsea. Bellamy picks up the ball on the edge of the area, fancies a crack and unleashes a shot which flies into the net (via the bottom of Azpilicueta).
14'
Fabio, relegated with QPR and, in about 80 minutes time, Cardiff too, saunters down the right flank. Note to clubs interested in securing Premier League survival: don’t sign Fabio. He’s not a good omen.
13'
Balloon update: there are at least 11 balloons unpopped, causing havoc.
12'
Fabio’s cross is boomed clear by Tomas Kalas. Big day for the defender, this one.
11'
Mohamed Salah tries to execute Turner on the pitch by raising his boot towards the defender's head. The Cardiff man lives to tell the tale.
10'
Fraizer Campbell beats one, another, past a third, he’s still going… Could this be one of the all-time great goals? Nope. His effort barely reached Mark Schwarzer's goal.
9'
Cesar Azpilicueta gets tight to his marker and wins his side a goal-kick. Very open in the early stages.
8'
Craig Bellamy’s cross is marshalled out of play by Ashley Cole. The big question: will Cole or Luke Shaw earn a spot in England’s World Cup squad. And do the left-backs already know?
7'
Hazard tiptoes his way towards the Cardiff penalty area as the Cardiff backline retreat. He could shoot, but instead passes to Oscar who scuffs his effort.
6'
Oscar cuts in and has a crack at goal. Just over.
5'
What a party pooper. The referee stops play to stamp on the blue and white balloons. He’s happy to let the red balloons remain on the pitch – mainly because there aren’t any. Cardiff will always be blue.
4'
Fernando Torres beats David Marshall to a loose ball, rounds the stopper and is faced by an open goal… He should score but the Spaniard, cleared disturbed the 100 balloons that litter his path to goal, bottles his shot. Stephen Caulker hacks his tame effort clear.
3'
Whoops… Oscar throws in a cheeky Cryuff turn and is clattered by Michael Turner. Must be a penalty. Isn’t a penalty.
2'
Eden Hazard darts inside off the left flank but elects to pass instead of having an early crack. Mourinho does want him to be less offensive…
1'
Cardiff get us started on a balloon-infested pitch.
14:55
The stadium is a sea of blue as Cardiff, in red, get ready for a home match against Chelsea, who are in blue. How confusing.
14:50
Meanwhile, news broke this morning that Cardiff owner Vincent Tan would consider changing the club's colours back from red to blue - if they can win promotion back to the Premier Leagu
Football - Tan would consider colour change

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan says he will consider changing the club's colours back from red to blue - if they can win promotion back to the Barclays Premier

14:45
Jose Mourinho: "This season I lost a match at Stamford Bridge for the first time. I lost with the second goal (against Sunderland) and for me that's the highlight. I don't enjoy defeats, but I have to say that to lose at Crystal Palace is English football. To lose at Newcastle, despite having a very good first half, that's football, that's English football. To lose like we did against Sunderland or Aston Villa is not English football and I like English football."
14:40
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "I am the manager. I will take the blame. 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."
14:35
The unrest at Cardiff has stretched to vigilante behaviour.
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Painter gets to work removing the over-night "Tan Out" graffiti at Cardiff City Stadium.#ccfc http://t.co/Mnd67EBEhH

14:30
And on the subject of farewells – will today be the last time Craig Bellamy pulls on the red of Cardiff City?
14:25
No John Terry. No Frank Lampard. Jose Mourinho doesn’t do sentiment. Has the latter played his last game for the club?
14:20
TEAMS – Cardiff: Marshall, Fabio, Caulker, Turner, John, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Whittingham, Daehli, Bellamy, Campbell… Subs: Lewis, Eikrem, Cowie, McNaughton, Berget, James, Healey /// Chelsea: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Kalas, Cole, Mikel, Matic, Salah, Oscar, Hazard, Torres… Subs: Hilario, Cahill, Ake, David Luiz, Swift, Schurrle, Ba.
14:15
It’s the BIG one. Except it’s not, as nothing rides on the clash between already-relegated Cardiff and Chelsea. Hopefully that means we can look forward to a feast of attacking football. We get underway in 45 minutes.

Starting Line-ups

Cardiff City
Chelsea
    • 1
      Marshall
    • John
    • 6
      Turner
    • C
      Caulker
    • 3
      Fabio
    • 39
      Bellamy
    • 7
      Whittingham
    • 17
      Gunnarsson
    • Mutch
    • Möller Daehli
    • Campbell
Team Manager:  Russell Slade
    • Torres
    • Salah
    • 8
      Oscar
    • 10
      Hazard
    • 12
      Mikel
    • 21
      Matic
    • 28
      Azpilicueta
    • 2
      Ivanovic
    • Kalas
    • C
      Cole
    • Schwarzer
Team Manager:  José Mourinho
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Marshall 0 4 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Caulker 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
B. Turner 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
D. John 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Fabio 0 0 3 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Whittingham 0 0 0 53 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 90
A. Gunnarsson 0 0 1 30 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. Mutch 0 0 0 36 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
C. Bellamy 0 0 1 23 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 76
M. Möller Daehli 0 0 0 24 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 67
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Campbell 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 89
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Schwarzer 0 3 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Ivanovic 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
A. Cole 0 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
C. Azpilicueta 0 0 2 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
T. Kalas 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Oscar 0 0 3 66 1 7 1 2 0 0 0 90
N. Matic 0 0 0 87 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 90
E. Hazard 0 0 3 53 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 89
M. Salah 0 0 6 34 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 79
J. Mikel 0 0 1 58 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 66
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Torres 1 0 3 40 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
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