Chelsea going out for no less than 3 points!

Last updated: November 19, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LWLLL
Away form: WLLLL
Last season:
Competition: The Premier League

After 3 consecutive defeats in The Premier League, Mourinho’s team has to win this game. It won’t be easy, because Chelsea are not the same team that won The Premiership last season. Most of the players have felt a drop in form and they just can’t score goals. For example, the Chelsea striker Diego Costa has scored only 2 goals in 10 games. The Blues have won only 3 of 12 games, which is an extremely low number for a club defending the trophy.

Norwich’s away performance is one of the worst in The Premier League. The Canaries have won only 1 match away from Carrow Road. They triumphed 3-1 against Sunderland. Moreover, they lost 2-6 to Newcastle at St. James’ Park. Norwich have conceded 15 goals in these six games, which goes to show the team isn’t performing well in defence (2,5 goals conceded per game on average).

The Canaries haven’t recorded a victory against Chelsea since 1994, when they beat The Blues at home 3-0. Since then Chelsea have won 7 games and there has been 2 draws. So, Chelsea’s chances are good enough. The Blues need a good run in The Premiership and it can start with this match.

Team News

Matt Jarvis has recently received a knee injury and is missing the match for Norwich. He is expected to return to the pitch after a week.

Only Thibaut Courtois is missing the game for Chelsea. The Belgian goalkeeper is suffering from a knee injury and is going to be fit in December.

It’s most likely Chelsea will score from a direct free kick. Willian has done it several times from the beginning of the season.

Norwich’s main weakness is defending the counter-attacks. Most of the conceded goals are as a result of a counter-attack.

Quotes of the week

jose mourinho Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) : “We all probably remember Clough’s best quotes. “I wouldn’t say I am the best football manager there is,” he used to say, “but I am in the top one.” I love that line.”

alex neil Alex Neil (Norwich) : “I have never picked a player or signed a player because he is 6ft 4in and can head a ball, obviously if he is a centre-back that helps, but we try to put out the best team we think is capable of winning games by playing football.”

Expected line-ups:

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Begovic, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Ramires, Hazard, Willian, Diego Costa.
Subs Blackman, Remy, Pedro, Kenedy, Falcao, Zouma, Oscar.
Injured: Courtois
Not available:
Norwich (5-4-1): Ruddy, Wisdom, Bassong, Brady, Martin, Mulumbu, Redmond, Jerome, Howson, Hoolahan, Mbokani.
Subs Dorrans, Lafferty, Rudd, Bennett, Whittaker, Grabban, Tettey
Injured: Jarvis
Not available:

Key Battle

willian Willian this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
9 (2) 754 2 1,5 1 1 2 0
brady Brady this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
12 1080 1 1,7 0 3 0 0

So far this season

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Chelsea this season Norwich this season
16 League Position 15
2 (1) (at home) Wins (away) 2 (1)
2-0 vs. Arsenal and Aston Villa Biggest win 3-1 vs. Sunderland and Bournemouth
1 (1) (at home) Draws (away) 1 (2)
3 (4) (at home) Losses (away) 3 (3)
0-3 to Manchester City Biggest Defeat 2-6 to Newcastle
Costa, Ramires, Willian (2) Top scorer Redmond (4)
Hazard (2) Assist Leader Hoolahan (5)
Y22, R3 Discipline Y16, R2
2 Failures to score 2
2 Clean Sheets 1
8 Both Teams to Score Games 9
9 Over 2.5 Games 8
3 Under 2.5 Games 4
  • Chelsea and Norwich ended with 0-0 draw at The Stamford Bridge Stadium two seasons ago. That was the 12th draw between these two teams of 35 games in total.
  • The Blues have lost 3 of their 6 home games. Chelsea have 7 defeats from 12 games in total, which is the worst start for last season’s champions.
  • Norwich have won 4 away games against Chelsea from 18 matches. The Canaries last victory at The Stamford Bridge Stadium dates from 1993 when Norwich won 1-2.
  • Both teams have scored 16 goals and have conceded 23 in the first 12 games. Chelsea are lying in 16th position, while Norwich are 15th in the standings.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
04/05/14 The Premier League Chelsea 0-0 Norwich
06/10/13 The Premier League Norwich 1-3 Chelsea Oscar 4′
26/12/12 The Premier League Norwich 0-1 Chelsea Mata 38′
06/10/12 The Premier League Chelsea 4-1 Norwich Holt 11′
21/01/12 The Premier League Norwich 0-0 Chelsea