Premier League: Chelsea v Norwich match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

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The Independent Football

After trouncing Danish side Nordsjaelland 4-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday, league leaders Chelsea will be hoping to continue their undefeated start to the season at home to lowly Norwich on Saturday.

The 4-0 scoreline in Denmark may have flattered Chelsea a little, but the European champions continue to find a way to win without playing particularly well. The Blues lead Everton by three points in the table and are one of three teams (along with Manchester City and Sunderland) yet to lose in the league.

Norwich, meanwhile, are at the other end of the table as they are amongst three teams who have yet to win in the league. A trip to Chelsea may not be what Chris Hughton would have wanted after shipping five goals against Liverpool last time out but a promising draw at White Hart Lane showed The Cananries are capable of upsetting the odds.


KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm



Norwich 0 Chelsea 0, Premier League, January 2012

Chelsea 3 (Bosingwa, Lampard, Mata) Norwich 1 (Holt) Premier League, August 2011

Chelsea 4 (Wright-Phillips, Drogba, Essien, Shevchenko) Norwich 0, FA Cup, February 2007



In their last 12 games at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, the Blues have won nine games and lost just one.

Norwich have scored only four times this campaign, a league-worst record shared with Queens Park Rangers

With three points from their opening six games, Norwich have made their worst start to a Premier League season in their history.



Chelsea to win: 1.24

Norwich to win: 16.5

Draw: 7.2


TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm