Despite managing to rack up three goals, Cardiff could not contain a rampant Liverpool as they fell to a 3-6 defeat. Jordon Mutch grabbed a brace, with Frazier Campbell also back on the scoresheet and these two could well be vital this weekend.
Jordon Mutch will no doubt have been desperately disappointed that despite scoring twice against Liverpool, his side were still unable to go on and claim victory. It is unlikely this has dented his confidence though and he will be looking to add to his six goals and 33 shots on goal this season, the latter category in which he now sits only behind frontman Campbell (38).
Much as he has been for the majority of the season, expect Gary Medel to play a key role in the heart of the Cardiff midfield this season. Following the last round of fixtures, he remains the only Cardiff player to have moved into triple figures for both tackles attempted (108) and total defensive contributions (185)(blocks, tackles won, interceptions, clearances).
Craig Bellamy may not start in every game but he has lost none of his touch and ability when he does enter the fray and his experience is a great asset to Cardiff. He still knows how to take the right options, as we can see by the fact that he has the best average rate for passes completed in the opponent’s half of any Cardiff player.
According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index he has completed a pass on average once every 4.1 minutes he’s been on the pitch this season.
Cardiff City: Lewis, Marshall, Richards, Amondarain, Caulker, John, Fabio, McNaughton, Theophile-Catherine, Turner, Cowie, Daehli, Eikrem, Gunnarsson, Kim, Medel, Mutch, Noone, Whittingham, Bellamy, Berget, Campbell, Jones, Smith, Zaha