Chelsea, the defending Premier League champions, are undergoing a difficult phase in recent weeks. They have drawn scorelessly in three of their previous outings across all competitions and their Emirates FA Cup fate is depending upon Wednesday night’s rematch versus Championship strugglers Norwich City after failing to beat them at Carrow Road in the third round tie.
Antonio Conte, the Blues boss, is under immense pressure and uncertain about his future beyond this season. But the outing at Stamford Bridge against minnows Norwich is a perfect occasion to win big and regain confidence for the remainder of the campaign.
Chelsea vs Norwich City Injuries And Suspensions:
Chelsea do not have significant injury absentees except skipper Gary Cahill who suffered a thigh strain against Leicester City. Ross Barkley, their latest recruit from Everton, was lacking match fitness following his absence from football for months. But the Englishman might make it to the matchday squad against the Canaries on Wednesday night.
Norwich, on the other hand, will be without young defender Louis Thompson and midfielder Tom Trybull whereas veteran Matt Jarvis is set to miss out the trip following his long-term ankle Injury suffered back in April.
Chelsea vs Norwich City Predicted Lineups:
Subs: Thibaut Courtois, Marcos Alonso, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Michy Batshuayi, Pedro, Andreas Christensen, Ross Barkley
Subs: Angus Gunn, Wesley Hoolahan, James Husband, Harrison Reed, Marco Stiepermann, Todd Cantwell, Sean Raggett.
Chelsea vs Norwich City Last Meeting:
Their last meeting ended in a futile scoreless draw at Carrow Road and both the teams now need to be engaged in a rematch at Stamford Bridge to proceed through to the Fourth Round of the competition.
Chelsea vs Norwich City Key Players:
Chelsea have a number of superstars in their squad who need to step up now to bring them back to winning ways. Conte will be relying on Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata, Pedro and Willian to end their barren run.
Norwich have a few experienced Premier League names in form of Alexander Tettey and Wesley Hoolahan, but the eyes will be on young forward James Maddison who has been in scintillating form for the Championship side.
Chelsea vs Norwich City Head-to-head Stats:
Chelsea Win: 21
Norwich Win: 14
Chelsea vs Norwich City Current Form ( In All Competitions):
Norwich City: W-D-W-D-W-L
Chelsea vs Norwich City Betting Odds ( Subject To Change):
Norwich City: 12/1
Chelsea vs Norwich City Live Streaming:
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