Chelsea v Norwich City: Where to Watch, Preview and Teams
By Vishnuprasad S | October 6, 2012 5:16 PM EST
Chelsea will look for their fifth successive victory and the chance to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League when they welcome Norwich City to Stamford Bridge.
Where to Watch Live (all times BST)
Kick-off is set for 3pm. Chelsea TV will have a build-up to the match that starts at 2pm and will also provide live commentary. Watch highlights of the game on the Match of the Day on BBC One at 10.30pm.
The Blues have had a fantastic start to their domestic campaign, winning five out of six games played. Roberto Di Matteo's side are on top of the league table, with 16 points - four ahead of the Manchester clubs. And the European champions will go into the home game against the Canaries as the favourites, as they look to capitalise on Manchester United's loss against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford last week and Manchester City's slow start to the season.
Norwich, on the other hand, are languishing in the relegation zone (18th) and have failed to start their season the way they would have wanted under new boss Chis Hughton. They have only managed three draws so far, but all of them have come against London teams (QPR, Tottenham and West Ham United). A similar result at Stamford Bridge would be massive morale boost.
- Last Five (most recent first): W W W W D
- Last Result: Nordsjaelland 0 - 4 Chelsea
- Last Five (most recent first): L W L D D
- Last Result: Norwich City 2 - 5 Liverpool
Chelsea: Daniel Sturridge remains unavailable for the hosts, due to hamstring issues, and there has been no update on Marko Marin. Otherwise, Di Matteo has no injury or suspension worries and has a full squad to choose from.
The Blues are expected to field the same side that beat Arsenal 2-1 at Ashburton Grove last week. However, there is a possibility Ramires could be given a breather, as the Brazilian has started every match for the club since 25 August.
Norwich City: Striker Harry Kane, on loan from Spurs, and defender Steven Whittaker remained sidelined for the Canaries, while this game will come too soon for midfielder Simon Lappin. Centre-back Sebastien Bassong and winger Anthony Pilkington will have late fitness tests but both are expected to start the game.
Chelsea: (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Lampard; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres
Norwich City: (4-4-1-1): Ruddy; R Martin, Barnett, Bassong, Garrido; Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Pilkington; Hoolahan; Holt
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