Norwich (@4.2) vs Chelsea (@1.8)
21-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Chelsea will win

Norwich – Chelsea Match Prediction | 21-08-2019

Expect them to happily allow us to have possession in our own half while they keep ten men in theirs. We will need to take advantage when they are in transition and hit them on the break with numbers right after they lose the ball while some of their players are still out of position. Norwich will look to counter quickly and with purpose whenever we lose the ball. Expected tactics: Norwich are not a team that look to keep possession, instead they look to move it forwards as soon as they get the ball. They rarely look to penetrate the center but instead look to get the ball to the wings and put in crosses to take advantage of Van Wolfswinkel's ability in the air. Defensively, they are very organized and can be very frustrating to break down. When everyone gets back in position, it is best to keep the ball and pass it around the box looking for a gap instead of putting in crosses since they will most definitely have the upper hand in aerial duels in the box. They're also a huge threat from set pieces.

Both teams were in "crisis" a week ago, if you believe what the papers write. And both teams will be looking for a positive result on Sunday to avoid going into another "crisis". But both Chelsea and Norwich got important wins last weekend against Fulham and Stoke respectively, if not to end the 'alleged' crisis, then at least to stop the papers from writing about one.

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Earlier last season they recorded their 41st draw against each other, while Chelsea have beaten Liverpool on 63 occasions most recently in last years Carabao Cup. This will be their first Super Cup meeting, but last seasons matches saw Chelsea win 2-1 in the Carabao Cup, before Daniel Sturridge rescued a late Liverpool point in a 1-1 draw in the league game at Stamford Bridge three days later. Eden Hazard had put Chelsea in front. Victory in their most-recent match against the Blues, in April, was Liverpools 78th in this fixture. The reverse fixture, at Anfield, saw Sadio Mane and Mo Salah score in quick succession after the break, as Liverpool won 2-0.

Reasons behind inconsistency: A lot of factors have played a part in Norwich's inconsistency this season, in both attack and defense. They've only managed to score two goals in their last five EPL matches. Offensively, they haven't done much better. They've let in 6 goals in as many matches in the EPL, not to mention the 5 goals they shipped in 2 League Cup matches. Defensively, Norwich have been leaking too many goals for their managers liking. Van Wolfswinkel played well and scored a great goal in the opening round but has failed to produce since, while Johan Elamander has been very far from his Bolton days form so far. The similarities don't end there as the Canaries have, like us, been lacking a consistent striker up front. Much like Chelsea, Norwich have been suffering from low chance conversion rate (just over 10% for both teams)[1].

Frank Lampards troops suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to Manchester United in the opening match of the season, with the team dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at the weekend. Norwich City are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that the Blues made a very slow start to the season, we are tempted to put our money on the underdogs. Lampard counts on a number of youngsters due to transfer ban, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.

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Team News: Torres who suffered a knee injury in midweek, joins Marco van Ginkel and Kalas in Chelsea's the injury list while Hazard faces a late fitness before the match to see if he has completely recovered from his ankle injury. On the other hand, Norwich will have Redmond and Garrido back for this match and possibly Bassong who, like Hazard, has a late fitness test. Elliot Bennet is the only confirmed absence from Norwich's squad[4].

The run of games will only be broken when we visit the Emirates on December 21 and will be crucial for our title hopes. The match is the first in a series of ten relatively easy league games for Chelsea between now and Christmas time, bar the home game against City a couple of weeks after the international break. The Match: The match comes as part of Round Seven of the English Premiere League which will be the last before a two-week international break. And the best way to do so is to start with getting the three points away at Norwich - arguably the second most difficult match we'll face in this period. The Blues will be expected to accumulate something around 25 points from those ten matches and create a bit of gap at the top in order to face the tougher schedule after the new year.

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And his attacking work is only secondary to what he offers at the back. This is a big chance to prove he is worth a regular place in that front three.Virgil van Dijk Set up Liverpools goal in the Community Shield, and also hit the bar in that game, but scored against Norwich. Mohamed Salah Scored one and assisted another in the 4-1 win against Norwich to start the new Premier League season in top form once again.Divock Origi Deserves another start after opening his account for the season in the win against Norwich.

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Carrow Road will host Saturdays football game between Norwich City and Chelsea. The Canaries quickly bounced back from a 4-1 loss to Liverpool, with the team beating Newcastle United 3-1 in front of home fans. Finland international Teemu Pukki, who has already netted four goals in the new Premier League season, is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders.

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Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash. Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners Cups and the UEFA Europa League.