13 min: Mason Mount assaults down the left flank for Chelsea, galloping into area left via Max Aarons, who misplaced the ball additional up the sphere. The ball’s despatched into the penalty space, the place Grant Hanley heads transparent. Chelsea assault the Norwich penalty space once more, however Max Aarons is again in place to intercept and transparent.
10 min: Jamal Lewis tries to liberate Teemu Pukki with a go in in the back of Chelsea’s prime defensive position. Andreas Christensen makes a an important interception.
nine min: Norwich pass ahead once more, with Jamal Lewis at the ball down the left flank. Mateo Kovacic does smartly to trace again and relieve him of ownership.
7 min: Remarkable towards Newcastle closing week, Todd Cantwell rankings his first Premier League objective to degree lawsuits. Norwich scythed during the Chelsea defence, with Teemu Pukki discovering himself in ownership at the left facet of the six backyard field. He may have attempted a shot, however unselfishly opted to sq. the ball as a substitute. Bursting between defenders, Cantwell was once readily available to fireside house low and difficult from 5 yards out.
GOAL! Norwich Town 1-1 Chelsea (Cantwell 6)
And the house facet equalises with a perfectly labored objective.
five min: A really perfect get started for Chelsea. They labored the ball cross-field from left flank to proper, the place Christian Pulisic held it up. Azpilicueta charged up his out of doors at the overlap, earlier than looping in a move from the fitting. Unmarked within the penalty space, Tammy Abraham took a slightly to keep an eye on it earlier than slotting house.
GOAL! Norwich 0-1 Chelsea (Abraham 3)
Chelsea take the lead. Tammy Abraham rankings his first objective for the membership, getting at the finish of a move from Cesar Azpilicueta to fit house from about 8 yards out.
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Three min: Mason Mount takes a deficient contact and lunges in on Marco Stiepermann. Unfastened-kick for Norwich close to the midway line.
2 min: Norwich go the ball round deep within their very own part, earlier than getting it in opposition to the midway line and dropping ownership. They get it again once more, because the video games starts tentatively.
Norwich Town v Chelsea is pass!!!
1 min: Chelsea get the ball rolling, operating it again in opposition to goalkeeper Kepa, who will get an early contact.
Now not lengthy now: The groups line up within the slender tunnel and make their means out directly to the pitch. Norwich’s avid gamers put on their commonplace house package of canary yellow and inexperienced shirts, inexperienced shorts and yellow socks. Chelsea’s avid gamers put on white shirts and shorts, with blue socks.
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A past due exchange for Chelsea: Pedro has injured his hamstring within the warm-up and won’t play. Ross Barkley has been drafted in to exchange him.
Frank Lampard speaks: “I indubitably took within the appreciation from the lovers,” he tells Jake Humphrey, in an interview recorded previous this week. “I liked it and was once very pleased with it,” he says of the welcome he were given from Chelsea lovers at his first house recreation in rate. “I’m in paintings mode and don’t get too stuck up within the emotion, as a result of I’m too focussed.”
On his control taste: |I you should be myself as a result of I all the time felt as a participant that I didn’t purchase into managers who had been looking to painting a undeniable character,” he says. “You’ll’t have love each day. You’ll’t have toughness each day. It’s important to turn between them and take a look at to discover a stability.”
An e-mail: “As a Chelsea fan it pains me to mention it, however with Kante out injured and present type of each groups, I wouldn’t be shocked if Norwich nick the 3 issues,” writes Tom Noble from Stockholm. “Even supposing Kante was once are compatible, Jorginho has a tendency to show our shaky defence, particularly towards avid gamers like Pukki. I’m no longer his largest fan but in addition relatively shocked that Barkley hasn’t been given a correct likelihood but. Oh smartly, right here we pass.”
I’m prone to consider you Tom and would have fancied Norwich for this one, even with Kante within the facet. With out him, I will see Chelsea’s midfield being over-run, just like they had been every now and then towards Manchester United and Leicester. We will see.
Workforce information: Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham get started for Chelsea, who must make do with out N’Golo Kante this afternoon. For Norwich, |Daniel Farke fields the similar crew that carried out so smartly towards Newcastle closing weekend.
Norwich v Chelsea line-ups
Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Godfrey, Lewis, Leitner, Trybull, Cantwell, Stiepermann, Emi, Pukki.
Subs: Byram, Vrancic, Klose, Fahrmann, McLean, Tettey, Srbeny.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, Kovacic, Jorginho, Pedro, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham.
Subs: Alonso, Barkley, Willian, Caballero, Giroud, Batshuayi, Tomori.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
Early crew information: Central defender Timm Klose returned to Norwich coaching after convalescing from a hip harm, whilst his fellow defender Christoph Zimmermann could also be again after knee surgical procedure, however not likely to play any section nowadays. Winger Onel Hernandez underwent knee surgical procedure this week and won’t characteristic, whilst reserve striker Josip Drmic is a doubt because of a hamstring downside. For Chelsea, N’golo Kante is a big doubt with a minor ankle harm that will likely be assessed forward of kick-off.
Premier League: Norwich Town v Chelsea
Carrow Highway is the atmosphere for what guarantees to be an intriguing come across. Frank Lampard arrives nonetheless in search of that elusive first win accountable for Chelsea, whilst Norwich lovers will likely be buoyed via a win over Newcastle closing weekend that might scarcely had been extra emphatic. Kick-off is at 12.30pm (BST), however keep tuned within the interim for crew information and build-up.