Norwich NOR Pukki (Pen 69')
1-3 FT
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Chelsea CHE Chalobah (3'), Mount (14'), Havertz (90')
Premier League Gameweek 30
Mar 10, 2022 KO: 19:30

Norwich - Chelsea

Carrow Road Norwich
Referee: Martin Atkinson
  3' Chalobah
  14' Mount
Pukki (Pen) 69'  
  90' Havertz

Match preview

Reece James out? How Chelsea could line up against Norwich City

Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea look to make it four Premier League wins in a row when they take on Norwich City tomorrow evening

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will be hoping his side can make it four Premier League wins in a row by defeating Norwich City at Carrow Road on Thursday.

The hosts are bottom of the league table, so Chelsea will expect nothing short of three points, ideally with a performance as dominant as the second half against Burnley.

However, Tuchel may have to do that with a make-shift defence, following another injury to Reece James, as he suffered a muscular problem in the victory at Turf Moor.

And, given it should be an easy game for the Blues, James should be sidelined in hopes of a return against in-form Newcastle on Sunday.

Cesar Azpilicueta is expected to return to the starting lineup, with Saul Niguez on the left and a back three of Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Trevoh Chalobah.

Tuchel has no fresh injury concerns in midfield, so we could see the Chelsea manager go with Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante in the centre of the park, with Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic stepping into the attacking midfield roles. Mason Mount has been out of form lately and could do with a rest.

Both Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku were back amongst the goals against Luton Town, but Tuchel should stick with Kai Havertz in a false nine role where he has excelled in recent weeks.

Predicted Chelsea XI v Norwich

Match statistics

Norwich
Statistics
Chelsea
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
6
13
Draws
3
5
Losses
11
2
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
16
35
Goals Per Game
0.80
1.75
More > 2.5 Goals
11
7
More > 3 Goals
4
5
Scored First in a Match
7
14
Scored Both Halves
1
4
Won More > 1 Goal
1
7
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
35
12
Did Not Score
9
3
Both Teams Scored
8
9
Kept Clean Sheet
4
10
Won Without Conceding
3
8
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
9.20
15
Shots on Target
3.20
5.40
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.12
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.76
3.23
Penalties
0.05
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.50
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
15
9.55
Shots on Target Conceded
5.20
3.26
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.11
0.07
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10.00
11
Yellow Cards
1.95
1.55
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

  1. Knee Injury image description
  2. Back Injury image description
  3. Unknown image description
  4. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  5. Muscle Strain image description