CARDIFF begin their Premier League adventure with a trip to Bournemouth.
Neil Warnock's men pulled off a shock promotion to the top-flight as they finished second to Wolves last season.
But their first clash against the Cherries could be a shock to the system, with Bournemouth looking to improve upon last year's 12th-placed finish.
Joe Ralls' whipped deliveries and calmness from the penalty spot could prove crucial in this game.
Cardiff centre-back Sean Morrison is a threat from set-pieces and can punish Bournemouth if he gets on the end of a Ralls corner.
Midfielder Lewis Cook's brilliant form last season has seen him linked with a move to Tottenham.
At just 21, he has developed after his second full campaign in the top-flight.
Should Bournemouth hold on to him, Cook's range of passing and ability to sniff out danger will be key.
Bournemouth: Begovic; Daniels, Ake, S Cook, A Smith; Brooks, L Cook, Surman, Fraser; Wilson, King
Cardiff: Etheridge; Peltier, Bamba, Morrison, Bennett; Gunnarsson, Paterson; Murphy, Reid, Hoilett; Zohore
Look ahead to the weekend
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The stat that matters
This will be the first top-flight meeting between Bournemouth and Cardiff.
What the boss said
Eddie Howe on Bournemouth building new stadium: "We know the league position is not impossible to push forward but ever more difficult.
"It's really important that we don't stand still, that we maximise this period and we leave something for future generations that says: 'We did the right thing'."
Neil Warnock: "The idea of taking a club up and keeping them up absolutely drives me.
"It would be the biggest achievement in my life by a mile. If I fail, so what? I’ll give it a go and then the club can do what they want. I’ll give it my best shot."
Bournemouth 1 Cardiff 0
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