Charlton v Cardiff. Match preview

Last updated : 22 November 2019 By Michael Morris

It's a 12:30pm live Sky game for Neil Harris to start his Cardiff City managerial career.

Cardiff will have captain Sean Morrison available for the trip to The Valley with the centre-back having recovered from a broken wrist. Midfielder Joe Ralls (groin) and striker Robert Glatzel (hamstring) are doubts, while Danny Ward is suspended.


Charlton striker Lyle Taylor, who has been out with a knee injury since September, is "touch and go" to return. Addicks boss Lee Bowyer says he may not be able to field seven substitutes, with a number of senior players ruled out.

Darren Pratley is suspended and fellow midfielders Sam Field and Jonny Williams both have knee injuries. Goalkeeper Ben Amos (finger), defender Lewis Page (Achilles), midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey (hamstring) and striker Tomer Hemed are also sidelined.

Teenage midfielder Albie Morgan has been recalled from a loan spell at National League side Ebbsfleet United to bolster the squad.

Opta stats

  • Charlton Athletic have lost just one of their last 11 home league games against Cardiff (W4 D6), a 1-4 defeat in March 1985.
  • Cardiff and Charlton haven't faced in a league match since February 2016, a goalless draw in the Championship.
  • Charlton haven't lost three consecutive league matches since March 2018, when they were managed by Karl Robinson.
  • Cardiff have had just 11 open play sequences of 10 or more passes in the Championship this season - 17 fewer than any other side.
  • Cardiff have won two of their last 26 away league visits to London (D10 L14), winning none of their last seven (D2 L5).
  • Charlton's Chuks Aneke has played more times in the Championship this season without starting a match than any other player (11 sub appearances).

Match officials:

Assistants: Ian Cooper and Andrew Fox
Fourth Official : Charles Breakspear