The Bluebirds have played out goalless draws with Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town, bookended by defeats to Bournemouth and Arsenal.
The veteran manager now has a trip to Stamford Bridge to prepare for, where Cardiff do not have the most impressive of records.
Here, Sports Mole looks at how Warnock may set out his side for Saturday afternoon's clash.
Out: Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
Doubtful: Aron Gunnarsson, Josh Murphy
The fitness of Gunnarsson, who has yet to feature for the Bluebirds in their second ever Premier League campaign, could well determine what shape Warnock goes with in West London.
Victor Camarasa, used predominantly as a central midfielder, was asked to fill in out wide against Arsenal and performed well, while Junior Hoilett was City's most dangerous player from wide areas in their promotion from the second tier.
Up top, Danny Ward took his big opportunity when handed a start against Arsenal by netting a decent header and looks good value to keep his place ahead of Kenneth Zohore, while Bobby Reid is a more attacking alternative if Gunnarsson misses out on selection, as expected.