Norwich City vs. Chelsea Preview

A tougher trip than expected!

Chelsea travel to Norwich on Saturday to play the first fixture of the weekend on what is a Super Saturday. Norwich won the Championship last season playing an exciting attacking brand of football and have continued that this season. Norwich lost their first game to Liverpool 4-1 but the scoreline flattered to deceive as Norwich had great moments and if were not for some good saves and missed chances they could have got something out of the game. Against Newcastle Norwich played really well winning 3-1 and Pukki getting a hattrick. Pukki has been crucial to Norwich and the Icelandic striker has continued his good form in the Premier League getting 4 goals in 2 games. Daniel Farke has stated that it would be wrong to change his style of play because they got promoted and wants to stick to the attacking brand of football even though it might mean they drop points here and there. 

Chelsea are still seeking their first win of the season having lost to United 4-0, drawn 2-2 with Liverpool in the Uefa Super Cup only to lose on penalties, and then drawing against Leicester 1-1. I would say that all the score lines do not tell the whole story as against United Chelsea had the better chances and dominated the game but were not clinical. In the Super Cup it was the same situation and we did not finish of our chances. Against Leicester Chelsea should have been 3-0 up by the 15th minute but we only managed the one goal and so drew the game. Chelsea’s biggest problem for the last 3 seasons has been finishing and having not replaced Diego Costa since his departure. We still create the chances but don’t seem to be able to know where the net is. We need to solve this problem as quickly as possible. CHO, and Reece James are going to be massive going forward especially because the service to the striker will increase substantially. At the moment our most dangerous flank is the left hand side with Emerson and Pulisic but once Reece and Callum are back that makes the right hand side equally dangerous.

Chelsea Team Preview

Chelsea will check on Kante who had a slight sprain while Rudiger is still not fully fit. The rest should be available, Kepa should start in goal, Azpi, Christensen, Zouma and Emerson in defence. Jorginho and Kovacic in the pivot, I would start Mount, Barkley, and Pulisic up front and Michy as striker. Willian offered nothing once he came on and Pedro needs a rest. Chelsea will need to deal with Cantwell, Buendia, and most of all Pukki as they have all impressed in the first few games. 

Starting XI Prediction

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A game at Carrow Road awaits, it is going to be tough but if Chelsea are clinical we should win this game. COME ON YOU BLUES!!!

 

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