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A pair of 11 a.m. ET kickoffs will have plenty to say about the Premier League’s title, Top Four, and relegation battles, as Liverpool visits Cardiff City and Arsenal hosts a London Derby with Crystal Palace.


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Cardiff: Etheridge, Peltier, Bennett, Morrison, Manga, Ralls, Gunnarsson, Mendez-Laing, Camarasa, Niasse, Hoilett.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino.


Arsenal v. Crystal Palace — 11 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold [STREAM ]

Arsenal: Leno, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Mavropanos, Guendouzi, Elneny, Aubameyang, Ozil, Lacazette.

Palace: Guaita, Ward, Dann, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka, Kouyate, McArthur, Milivojevic, Meyer, Zaha, Benteke.

Chelsea extremely fortunate in comeback v. Cardiff City

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  • Camarasa gives hosts lead
  • Azpilicueta scores offside equalizer
  • Controversial non-red before Chelsea winner

Controversial poor calls marred what could’ve been a wonderful day for Cardiff City, as Chelsea came back to win 2-1 in Wales on Sunday.

Cesar Azpilicueta scored an offside goal and Ruben Loftus-Cheek nabbed a winner moments after Chelsea was absolved a pretty obvious red card for denial of a goal scoring opportunity.

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock stood in front of the referee Craig Pawson’s maligned unit to applaud fans after the match.

Victor Camarasa put Cardiff ahead just after halftime, and Cardiff was unlucky not to take three points (let alone one).

The Bluebirds remain five points back of safety, while Chelsea moves level on points with fifth place Arsenal. The 60-point total is one fewer than Spurs and Manchester United.

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As expected, Chelsea had most of the early play, but Lee Peltier did hit Kepa Arrizabalaga with a strike just after the half hour mark.

And the Blues paid for their sleepy first half moments after the start of the second, with fine first touch passing leading to Camarasa’s side-footed wonder.

Harry Arter chopped down substitute Hazard in the 54th minute to give the Blues a prime free kick from the left, but Chelsea was unable to convert the opportunity.

Sean Morrison looked set to deny Chelsea its equalizer with two timely interventions, but the Blues went level off a corner when Azpilicueta nodded past Neil Etheridge.

Antonio Rudiger was shown a yellow card after taking down Kenneth Zohore in what seemed to be a clear denial of a goal scoring opportunity.

And as sure as Cardiff boss Warnock berated the fourth ref, Chelsea scored its winner moments later through a clever Loftus-Cheek header.

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Watch Live: Cardiff City v. Chelsea

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Cardiff City needs wins in order to save its Premier League status, but faces a mighty test from a relatively desperate Chelsea side at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday (Watch live at 9:05 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

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The 18th place Bluebirds enter the day five points back of a trio of relegation strugglers, and will face a trip to Man City before their fixtures ease for a few weeks.

Chelsea risks finishing the weekend at least four points back of the Top Four.

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Cardiff City: Etheridge, Bennett, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Peltier, Arter, Gunnarson, Camarasa, J. Murphy, Niasse, Hoilett. Subs: B. Murphy, Ralls, Zohore, Decordova-Reid, Bacuna, Mendez-Laing, Harris

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Barkley, Willian, Higuain, PedroSubs: Caballero, Christensen, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.

Cardiff snatch dramatic late win at Saints (video)

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  • Zohore scores stoppage time winner
  • Back-to-back wins for first time this season for Cardiff
  • Southampton equalized in 91st minute 
  • Bamba put Cardiff ahead
  • First defeat in six for Saints

Cardiff City secured victory in a huge relegation scrap at Southampton, as the Bluebirds scored a dramatic winner in stoppage time.

In the same week as Emiliano Sala was confirmed dead, both clubs paid tribute to the Argentine striker and Cardiff’s club-record signing before the game with a minute’s silence.

Sol Bamba had given Cardiff the lead in the second half but Saints looked to have rescued a point as Jack Stephens equalized in stoppage time. However, Cardiff went straight up the other end and substitute Kenneth Zohore slotted in off the post to spark wild scenes in the away end at St Mary’s.

The win pushed Neil Warnock‘s men out of the relegation zone and into 15th place on 25 points, as they leapfrogged Burnley, Southampton and Newcastle.

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Southampton had plenty of the ball early on but Cardiff looked dangerous from long throws as Neil Warnock’s men set up their stall early.

Saints struggled to get going in attack, as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg‘s shot from distance was the only one Neil Etheridge had to save.

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Cardiff didn’t get going in attack either, as Bobby Reid and Oumar Niasse had little service.

Before half time Bruno Manga blocked superbly as Nathan Redmond surged into the box as Southampton finished the first half strongly.

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In the second half Saints continued to see the majority of the ball but were hit by a Cardiff set piece. A corner was flicked to the back post and Bamba flicked home expertly to made it 1-0.

Saints then came so close to drawing level as Yan Valery‘s run saw his shot blocked, then substitute Charlie Austin and Mohamed Elyounoussi had shots cleared on the line by Manga and Lee Peltier. From the resulting corner Austin sent a header over.

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Stephens then finished at the back post in stoppage time to make it 1-1, and just as Southampton thought they were back in the game they lost it.

A long ball into the box found Cardiff sub Zohore who poked a shot home off the post to seal a huge win for the Bluebirds and cue wild scenes of celebration in the away end.

Watch Live: Cardiff City v. Bournemouth

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Cardiff City stages its first home match since the disappearance of striker Emiliano Sala’s flight when Bournemouth visits the Vitality Stadium on Saturday (Watch live at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com).

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Everton loanee Oumar Niasse starts for the Bluebirds up top, who are four points back of 17th place Burnley.

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Cardiff City: Etheridge, Bennett, Bamba, Ecuele Manga, Peltier, Ralls, Gunnarson, Decordova-Reid, Murphy, Paterson, Niasse. Subs: Smithies, Zohore, Bacuna, Cunningham, Mendez-Laing, Healey, Hoilett.

Bournemouth: Boruc, Clyne, S Cook, Ake, Smith, Stanislas, Gosling, Surman, Fraser, King, Solanke. Subs: Begovic, Mepham, Daniels, Rico, Lerma, Ibe, Mousset.