Chelsea vs Norwich Preview: How to watch, team news, odds, prediction
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Chelsea will aim to win the match when they welcome bottom-dwellers Norwich City on July 14, according to Sports Skeeda.
Following the decision to overturn Manchester City's Champions League ban, the Blues now know that nothing other than a top four finish would be sufficient. With three more games to go, including an away game against Liverpool, there must be no margin for error against the Canaries.
While Chelsea could fall to fourth place, Norwich realised their fate on Saturday after 4-0 hammering against West Ham.
A 3-0 defeat against a well-armed Sheffield United exposed the defensive frailties, and Frank Lampard would know he cannot afford any such errors.
They will be hoping to ride on their upbeat home form, as deserving winners in each of their previous four matches at Stamford Bridge.
|Kante is set to return following a minor hamstring injury (Photo: Sports Skeeda)|
Chelsea vs Norwich City Team News
Chelsea will not have Billy Gilmour, who is out for an extended period, while N'Golo Kante is also unlikely to feature after missing the last two games with a hamstring problem.
The Canaries should be able to start Todd Cantwell after the midfielder came off the bench in the second half against West Ham, but Sam Byram, Grant Hanley, Christoph Zimmermann and Moritz Leitner all expect to remain unavailable for Daniel Farke, informed Goal.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Alonso; Mount, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic.
Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Klose, Godfrey, Lewis; McClean, Tettey; Cantwell, Buendia, Hernandez; Pukki.
|Sam Byram continues to remain sidelined for Norwich City (Photo: Sports Skeeda)|
What they’re saying
Frank Lampard said on Norwich: “If you don’t turn up or don’t perform it doesn’t matter what momentum you feel you have, but having good home form recently is good for confidence. We have to carry on from the Watford game in particular. We have to treat Norwich with utmost respect. They have quality players; a lot of games I have seen them this season they have been unfortunate not to get results. That’s the nature of the Premier League, but we are expecting a very tough game.”
Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber said: “It’s a case of if somebody goes, it will be on our terms. It will be for a lot of money, but also, we have to respect what these players have done. Not only the young players but also the senior players, they’ve worked hard for this club and they’ve achieved a mini miracle by getting to the Premier League. We couldn’t quite achieve staying there but we can’t forget what these boys have done for the club so far. If there’s an offer which is right and the club is right for them, then we’ll give it the respect of listening to that.”
|Mateo Kovacic will be vying for a start against Norwich (Photo: Sports Skeeda)|
Odds and ends
Chelsea are the heavy favorites and a Norwich win would be a miracle but this could be even trickier than what people think. Norwich are down but they have nothing to lose now. Chelsea edged Norwich 3-2 when they met earlier this season and there will be plenty of goals in this game too, reported by NBC Sports.
How to watch
You can watch this game free on Sky Pick (Freeview 11) or on Sky One or fuboTV.
It will also be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HD.
|Frank Lampard aims at winning the match (Photo: Reuters)|
Chelsea vs Norwich City: Match Prediction
Chelsea come into the game based on a demoralizing performance against Sheffield United. However, going up against a Norwich City that has lost all of their earlier eight matches, they should be able to bounce back to winning and putting themselves in a strong position to finish in the top four, said the Hard Tackle.
Predicted score: Chelsea 3-0 Norwich City
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