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Cardiff City aim to continue winning form

Friday 8th September 2017
It has been a perfect start for Neil Warnock's men as Cardiff City sit top of the Championship. They have amounted five wins from five games this season, citing a 100% record so far. But the question is, how long until Cardiff start dropping points?

After finishing 12th last season, Bluebird fans were aware that some things needed improving for the current season. Players left the club and players were signed. Just the usual business as it is every year. Cardiff spent around £6m in transfer fees while sales summed up to just over £1m.
One player brought in that has been a stand-out performer is Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. Signing from Rochdale on a free, the winger has managed to bag four goals so far. He didn't even cost the club a penny as he signed on a free transfer. Up to now, he has already proved a bargain buy, scoring crucial goals in victories for the Welsh side.

Scoring a total of ten goals so far, Cardiff City have one of the best-attacking lineups in the Championship. They also possess one of the greatest defences as they have managed to only leak two goals.

Their wins this season have been against Burton Albion, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers. Some of those clubs were considered to be pretty tough as well. It just goes to show how organized Neil Warnock has his team this campaign.

Both away games have been won by just one goal margins, so it hasn't been as dominant as it sounds when we mention that Cardiff have five wins from five. So what can we expect from their next opponents, Fulham?

In the early stages of this campaign, Fulham have six points. They drew their opening three games then lost to Sheffield Wednesday at home, but followed with an away win against Ipswich. The Cottagers have only scored four goals but have also only conceded three. Considering Fulham have only managed one point from six at home this campaign, it's a great sign for any Cardiff City supporter.
Neil Warnock will likely stick to his 4-2-3-1 formation - it's obviously been working. It is a formation that suits not only his style but also the squad at his disposal. Despite the way things have been going lately, Warnock will be cautious about heading into their next game. It won't be an easy match as Fulham's back line are just as strong as Cardiff's.

With three points more than second-placed Ipswich and a five better goal difference, even if Cardiff lose this weekend they will still likely be top. But they will not want anything other than the win. Cardiff have some great talents in their squad this year and it will be interesting to see how they play at Craven Cottage this weekend.

It won't just be this fixture we will all be focusing on as all games throughout the Championship will be interesting. But to see a team winning their opening five games is a great achievement. To carry that on would be even more impressive. Cardiff fans are enjoying the positives right now - how long will it continue?
Jamie Kynaston

For my sins, I'm a season ticket holder at Stoke City, I have been proud to watch them for over 20 years. I follow most of the UK leagues and the major European ones too, and I've been told that I talk way too much about football.


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