Premier League: Norwich v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to Boxing Day’s Premier League fixture at Carrow Road

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Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight matches against Norwich in all competitions.

Norwich's recent 10-game unbeaten run came to an end away at West Brom.

Norwich are hopeful captain Grant Holt  can overcome a hamstring injury.

Steven Whittaker is out, joining John Ruddy, Andrew Surman and Ryan Bennett on the sidelines.

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi is back in contention after completing a three-game ban. John Terry is unlikely to be fit.

KICK-OFF: Wednesday 3pm


Chelsea 4 (Torres, Lampard, Hazard, Ivanovic) Norwich 1 (Holt), Premier League, October 2012

Norwich 0 Chelsea 0, Premier League, January 2012

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


Norwich's 10-game unbeaten run came to an end away at West Brom.

In their 18 Premier League matches so far, Norwich have only scored more than one goal on four occasions.

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven Boxing Day matches.

The Blues have only won one of their last four away games in the Premier League.


Norwich to win: 4.8

Chelsea to win: 1.8

Draw: 3.75


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