Chelsea are atop the Premier League table and could move further clear of second-place Liverpool with a win against Norwich City and the Reds dropping points in a derby versus Manchester United. Chelsea are coming off of a thrashing of Malmo in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night. The Blues won 4-0 with Jorginho scoring twice from the penalty spot.

Chelsea vs Norwich City Match Preview

Norwich City are at the opposite end of the table and sit in last place. The Canaries have drawn back-to-back games in the league and have taken two points from 24 on offer. Norwich City have scored a mere two goals in eight games, which is the lowest number of goals after eight matches in the Premier League.

These teams played during the 2019-20 season with Chelsea winning both matches. The Blues went to Carrow Road and won 3-2. The Blues claimed a 1-0 win versus Norwich City at Stamford Bridge. Norwich City have not defeated Chelsea in any of the teams’ 17 matches in all competitions dating back to 2001.

Chelsea have won two Premier League matches on the bounce since losing 1-0 at home to Manchester City. A win against the Canaries and Liverpool dropping points could send Chelsea further ahead of the chasing pack.

Chelsea vs Norwich City Betting Odds

 

 

Chelsea took 13 points from the last 18 on offer in the league. Thomas Tuchel’s team outscored opponents 11-3 over the course of those six matches. Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was brilliant on matchday 8 against Brentford. The Bees were all over the Blues in the final 20 minutes and Mendy made save after save to keep Chelsea in the lead.

 

Tuchel is unlikely to have either Timo Werner or Romelu Lukaku against Norwich City. Both suffered leg injuries against Malmo in midweek. Norwich City are the perfect team for the Blues to come up against without the two forwards. Chelsea have an easy run of fixtures in the league with Norwich City, Newcastle United, and Burnley up next. All three of those sides are in the relegation zone currently.

Bookies’ best betting odds for a Chelsea win are at 2/11. Norwich City are at the best betting odds of 20/1 to win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Norwich City drew nil-nil with Burnley on their last trip away from Carrow Road. It would take an almighty performance from Norwich City to take points off of Chelsea on Saturday. The teams are at the best betting odds of 13/2 to draw at full-time.

Chelsea vs Norwich City Team News

Romelu Lukaku is ruled out of the game after twisting his ankle against Malmo. Lukaku will be a big miss, but he has not scored since Chelsea’s last four league matches. He has just three goals in Chelsea’s seven league matches this term. Timo Werner is also ruled out of the game due to a hamstring injury. The injury was suffered against Malmo and will be out for the foreseeable future as will Lukaku.

Tuchel is hopeful that American international Christian Pulisic will be fit for the fixture. However, Pulisic is suffering from an ankle injury and is a major doubt to play versus Norwich City. Chelsea have scored 16 league goals and have an xG of 13.45. Their defence has been incredible conceding three times. Chelsea have an xGA of 9.76.

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke will be without midfielder Billy Gilmour for the fixture. The Scottish player is ruled out of the game due to Norwich City playing Gilmour’s parent club. Przemyslaw Placheta is a doubt due to a lack of match fitness. Todd Cantwell should be fully fit to play the game following an Achilles tendon issue.

Sam Byram and Christoph Zimmermann is also ruled out due to an ankle injury. Norwich City have scored just two goals and have an xG of 6.79. They are simply not taking their chances and are on the quick bus back to the Championship.

Chelsea vs Norwich City H2H

Chelsea are unbeaten in 17 straight games in all competitions. In 2019-20, the Blues did the double by a combined score of 4-2. Chelsea won the game at Stamford Bridge 1-0. Ten of the last 17 games played between Chelsea and Norwich City saw the Blues keep a clean sheet. Chelsea have won their last two games in all competitions to nil. Chelsea have kept seven clean sheets this season.

Chelsea vs Norwich City Prediction

Chelsea to win to nil @ 4/6 - BET NOW

 

 

Chelsea have won their last two games in all competitions to nil. Norwich City have scored a mere two goals in eight games this term. Chelsea should claim another win to nil against the Premier League’s worst scoring team. Our betting tips prediction is for Chelsea to win to nil and inflict another loss on Norwich City.

 

Kai Havertz to score anytime @ 5/4 - BET NOW

 

 

Havertz hasn’t set the nets on fire this season. He has scored two goals in 11 matches this season in all competitions. With Lukaku and Werner set to miss the game at Stamford Bridge, Havertz should start in attack. Havertz’s only league goal came at Anfield with a headed score. Our betting tips prediction is for the German to score against Norwich City anytime.

 

Chelsea to score a penalty @ 5/2 - BET NOW

 

 

Chelsea are yet to get a penalty this season in the Premier League. The new refereeing rules has led to a lack of penalties being given this season. Chelsea received two penalties against Malmo in midweek with Jorginho scoring both. With Norwich City struggling to score goals and keep them out, our betting tips prediction is for the Canaries to get overrun. Chelsea could score a penalty on their way to winning at home versus Norwich City.

 

Chelsea could increase their lead over Liverpool in the league with a win. Liverpool never play well at Manchester United and could drop points at Old Trafford. Chelsea have an easy run of fixtures upcoming which could see them move further ahead of the chasing pack.