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FULL TIME: Chelsea 0-0 Norwich City
90+3'
 
Olsson booked for preventing a quick free kick.
Norwich City Yellow card

Chelsea

Norwich

90+2'
Ba heads on for Torres but it doesn’t quite come down for him to get his shot away. Almost time up.
90+1'
Half chance for Johnson but his header is fairly easily claimed by Schwarzer.
90'
We have three added minutes here.
89'
Torres wins a throw down the right. Willian plays it back to Ivanovic and he blasts it high over the bar. Wrong option.
88'
Dangerous cross from Willian but again magnificent defending. Back come Norwich…
87'
Dangerous free kick by Willian and it’s off Ba for a goal kick. Still Norwich hope.
86'
 
Torres fouled by Turner. Free kick and a yellow card.
85'
Terry fouls Snodgrass and the Chelsea skipper is furious with the decision. Snodgrass swings it in but Chelsea clear the danger.
84'
 
Shot from Willian but the flag is off for offside. Time running out.
83'
Hazard fouled by Tettey. Another free kick for Chelsea with plenty forward.
82'
Very tense atmosphere now as both teams strive to make something happen.
81'
Redmond wrestled out of the way by Ivanovic who then slams the ball away. Lucky not to get another yellow!
80'
Deflected shot from Schurrle fizzes across the face of goal and out for a corner. Willian takes but it’s a free kick for a foul by Cahill.
79'
If Chelsea fail to score, Norwich will have ended a 10-match run without a clean sheet in Premier League away matches, with only their 6th clean sheet away from home in two seasons in the PL.
78'
Norwich’s awful goal difference means they must get a draw but a win is pretty much their only hope.
77'
Shot from Hazard parried by Ruddy. Decent save.
76'
Norwich throwing more bodies forward now. Almost do or die.
75'
Still hope for Norwich. Almost half (5) of thier 11 PL away goals (fewest in Premier League) have come in the last 15 minutes of matches.
74'
Scuffle between Luiz and Johnson. Luiz almost kicked out but withdrew his boot in time.
Chelsea Substitution
73'
All out attack now for Chelsea. Hard to see them not getting another chance or two.
72'
 
Chelsea sub: Torres on for Matic.
71'
Great chance for Snodgrass as Redmond plays him in. His first touch isn’t great and it’s a great covering challenge by Cahill to deny him.

Brilliant defending by Cahill who diverted a Snodgrass effort behind, the Norwich player looked destined to score as they broke. #CFCLive

70'
You feel this goal is coming. Only Everton (31) and Man City (32) have scored more Premier League goals in the last 30 minutes of matches this season than Chelsea (30).
Norwich City Substitution
69'
 
Norwich sub: Redmond on for Elmander.
68'
Cole feeds Willian but his first touch is poor and he fires over the bar off balance.
67'
SUCCESSFUL PASSES: Chelsea 455-124 Norwich
66'
Shot by Matic deflects away for a corner. Schurrle takes and Luiz shoots over.
65'
Chelsea running their socks off but there’s definitely an element of frustration in the air.

Norwich with every player, bar Johan Elmander, behind the ball when we have possession. #CFCLive

63'
Chelsea have now had three penalty shouts but none clear cut. Still they attack.
62'
Neil Swarbrick has awarded only three penalties in the Premier League this season. Of referees to have been involved in at least 10 PL matches this season, only Lee Mason (2) has awarded fewer.
61'
All hands to the pump for Norwich and they’re coping well for a side that has conceded as many goals as they have.
Norwich City Yellow card

Chelsea

Norwich

60'
 
Ryan Bennett booked for taking too long over his throw.
59'
Hazard has made a huge impact and Chelsea are a different team now. Norwich put together an attack of their own and Olsson wins a throw.
58'
2nd HALF POSSESSION: Chelsea 73%-27% Norwich
57'
 
Hazard tumbles in the box under a clumsy challenge from Bennett. Terry was offside in the build-up and Ivanovic is then booked for protesting.
56'
Chelsea looking dangerous with every attack now. You can’t see Norwich holding them out for long.
55'
Not too many complaints about that one from Chelsea. Turner heads away Cole’s cross. Sustained pressure now from Chelsea.
54'
Another penalty shout as this time Schurrle goes down under a challenge from Tettey! Close.
53'
Dangerous run and cross from Willian but Whittaker in the right place to deal with it.
52'
Snodgrass back on his feet and play continues with a Norwich free kick.
51'
Chelsea already looking much more dangerous than for long spells in the opening half. Still that goal eludes them. Snodgrass receiving treatment.
50'
Hazard beats his man easily and whips in a dangerous cross but the whistle goes for a foul by Schurrle.
49'
Norwich bench on their feet complaining about the use of an elbow from Luiz. He’s shoved by Howson.
48'
Immediate impact by the two subs and Chelsea again denied by the woodwork.

A stunning strike from David Luiz thumps against the underside of the bar with Ruddy well beaten, what an effort by the sub. #CFCLive

47'
Luiz hits the underside of the bar! Hazard involved in the build-up. So unlucky.
46'
Two very positive changes from Jose Mourinho and ones that needed to be made for the sake of the game.
Chelsea Substitution
Chelsea Substitution
45+1'
Dangerous ball from Schurrle header clear. Still Chelsea press.
45'
 
Chelsea subs: Hazard and Luiz on for Salah and Lampard.
45'
We’re back underway here at Stamford Bridge in the early evening sunshine. A draw really no use to either side.

"Sign him up" sing the crowd. Great to see the Chelsea legend back at the Bridge. #CFC

Roy Bentley currently getting a fantastic reception from the Stamford Bridge crowd. The #CFC legend is 90 years old in two weeks time!

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HALF TIME: Chelsea 0-0 Norwich City
45'
We have two added minutes here for the Ba stoppage.
44'
Really sloppy ball from Willian out for a Norwich throw. He’s not had a great couple of minutes! Another chance for Chelsea with a free kick but Terry's header is weak.
43'
Corner flag effort from Willian after working himself into a decent position. Jeers from the Norwich fans.
42'
Chelsea could fail to score in the first-half of a PL home match for only the sixth time this season - only Man City (4) and Liverpool (2) have failed to do so on fewer occasions.
41'
Johnson shot deflected wide of Schwarzer’s post. Corner. Ivanovic heads clear and Olsson shoots well over.
40'
STAT: Chelsea hit the woodwork for the 16th time this season in the Premier League - only Man City (18) and Liverpool (21) have done so on more occasions.
39'
SHOTS ON TARGET: Chelsea 3-1 Norwich
38'
Lovely footwork from Tettey as he leaves two Chelsea players guessing. Then messes it up with a poor ball upfield to nobody.
37'
Shot from Cole well over the bar. Ambitious.
36'
Perhaps Jose has had enough of this. Hazard and Luiz warming up on the touchline.
35'
Martin with a dangerous cross and it’s a good, stretching clearance from John Terry.
34'
Good effort from Schurrle. Ruddy gets down well to save his powerful drive at the near post.

Another decent strike by Schurrle and this time Ruddy holds on to it. He's been our biggest threat so far. #CFCLive

33'
More pressure from Chelsea as Norwich get caught in possession. Willian feeds Ba but the defence just regroups in time.
32'
That’s the closest we’ve come to a goal. Schurrle inches away. Better.
31'
 
WOODWORK! Lampard swings in the corner but Norwich clear. Matic finds Schurrle and he hits the post!

Schurrle desperately unlucky, Ruddy was rooted to the spot. Great pass from Matic to release the German. #CFCLive

30'
Good work from Ba and he forces another corner. He’s reading the game well.
29'
Impressive run from Ivanovic but dispossessed in the box. Olsson clears.
28'
Game of few chances so far, just like we saw earlier on in North London.
27'
Free kick to Norwich. Martin takes, Matic heads away from the Chelsea area.
26'
Final delivery just going awry for Chelsea now. Cole can’t keep the latest one in.
25'
Norwich haven't won a Premier League away match in London since 9 April 2012, when they beat Spurs 2-1. They have played 12 matches in the city since (D4-L8).
24'
Norwich have only won two away all season. They’re playing the team with the best home record. Tough stat.
23'
A push on Willian from Snodgrass hands Chelsea a free kick.
22'
Good work from Schurrle down the right and he wins Chelsea a corner. He swings it onto Terry’s head but he heads straight at Ruddy.
21'
Excellent challenge from Schurrle on Whittaker on the edge of the box as Norwich look to force the issue.
20'
Willian feeds Ba in the box but his touch to Cole is poor and it’s out for a goal kick.
19'
Great cross from Olsson and any touch from Snodgrass and he’s bound to score.
18'
Chelsea with all of the possession but nothing to show for it as yet. A draw does neither team any great favours.
17'
Good run from Salah but his final ball to Ba was a poor one and out for a goal kick.
16'
Schurrle shoots on goal and Martin does well to block and is slightly winded in the process.
15'
POSSESSION: Chelsea 55%-45% Norwich
14'
Dangerous ball from Johnson headed clear by Terry. Chelsea break through Willian and Ba but it’s a poor cross and Ruddy reads it well.
13'
Dangerous ball forward to Salah but he just can’t keep it in.
12'
Chelsea have been warned that they can’t take this one easy. Both teams with plenty to play for. One the title, the other with relegation to avoid.

Cole and Terry combine to thwart Olsson but the Norwich bench, and fans, felt there was enough contact to warrant a penalty. #CFCLive

11'
Well that’s a huge moment. The challenge definitely looked like it came after the ball had gone.
10'
Clever ball from Johnson to Olsson and he goes down under a challenge from Cole. Looked a definite penalty!
9'
Poor pass from Johnson straight out for a Chelsea throw. Plenty in the midfield for Norwich.
8'
Norwich counter but Chelsea so organised and back so quickly. They have so much pace across the park.
7'
Very competitive opening here. Norwich up for this as they should be.
6'
Looks like it could just be a winding. He’s angry with the challenge. Lampard takes the corner and it’s headed clear. Ba then caught offside.
5'
Cole waltzes through two defensive challenges before winning his side a corner. Demba Ba looks in trouble on the floor. Looks like a collision with Turner.
4'
Clever ball through to Ba who is onside but can’t quite control and it’s out for a goal kick.
3'
Salah fouled by Howson. Another free kick to Chelsea.
2'
Chelsea a little sloppy at the back, giving the ball away but Johnson can’t keep it in. Beautiful afternoon here. Schurrle latches onto a loose ball and gets a shot on goal. Ruddy saves.
1'
Cole draws the opening foul for a shove in the back. He plays it back and Chelsea build again.
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Referee Neil Swarbrick blows the whistle to get us underway here. Vital for Norwich to win this and that’s a really tall order. Chelsea playing five across the midfield with Ba alone up front.
15.55
Five minutes to kick-off here in what will most likely be Norwich’s penultimate match in the Premier League for at least a year. Match odds: Chelsea 2/9; Draw 13/2; Norwich 17/1.
15.50
STAT: Chelsea have not lost consecutive home league games since October/November 2011, when they lost to Arsenal and Liverpool.
15.45
Michael Turner: "I'm sure when we are travelling down we will be aware of the results going on. It is out of our hands so we will be aware of the results coming in and obviously we need teams to do us favours but when it comes to it on Sunday we need to make sure we do ourselves justice. Last weekend, Hull getting the draw at Fulham was a lift to us and then we disappointed going out there ourselves. It is about what we do, first and foremost."
15:40
STAT: Frank Lampard has scored in each of his last three Premier League home matches against Norwich. He has six goals so far this season – this season will likey be first time he will finish with less than a double-figure goalscoring total since 2002/03 (also 6 goals).
15:35
Jose Mourinho has spent all season playing down Chelsea's title hopes so it does seem rather bizarre that they will go top with a win today. But with Liverpool and City both expected to win their final two games it is all rather futile. The big story is Hazard's exclusion, and Oscar's absence, as Chelsea field a joyless team.
15:30
Jose Mourinho: "The only thing we can do is win both matches. Imagine if we are not champions because we don't win these two matches. It wouldn't be a good feeling for the players. We know that we play against two teams that desperately need the three points, but we also need the points to finish third and guarantee a Champions League spot next season. More than the points we need to win both matches and we need to win the last match at home (to Norwich)."

Mata sold, Oscar not in the squad and Hazard's on the bench. Classic Mourinho.

15:25
TEAMS: Chelsea: Schwarzer; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Lampard, Matic; Salah, Willian, Schurrle; Ba. Subs: Hilario, Kalas, D Luiz, Van Ginkel, Hazard, Torres, Eto’o. /// Norwich: Ruddy; Martin, R Bennett, Turner, Whittaker; Tettey; Snodgrass, Johnson, Howson, Olsson; Elmander. Subs: Bunn, Bassong, van Wolfswinkel, Fer, Hooper, E Bennett, Redmond.
15:20
TEAM NEWS: The big news emerging from Stamford Bridge is that Eden Hazard - the Young Player of the Year - is dropped to the bench following his criticism of Chelsea's style of play in midweek.
15:15
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League game between Chelsea and Norwich at Carrow Road. Chelsea will go top with a win today – although they’ll have played a game more than Liverpool and City – while Norwich will go down if they lose.

Starting Line-ups

Chelsea
Norwich City
    • Schwarzer
    • Cole
    • 26
      Terry
    • 24
      Cahill
    • 2
      Ivanovic
    • 21
      Matic
    • Lampard
    • Schürrle
    • 22
      Willian
    • Salah
    • Ba
Team Manager:  José Mourinho
    • 16
      Elmander
    • Snodgrass
    • 8
      Jonny Howson
    • 23
      Martin Olsson
    • 27
      Tettey
    • 4
      Johnson
    • 5
      Martin
    • 24
      Ryan Bennett
    • Turner
    • 2
      Whittaker
    • 1
      Ruddy
Team Manager:  Alex Neil
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. SchwarzerDFP
0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. IvanovicDFP
0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
A. ColeDFP
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 90
G. CahillDFP
0 0 0 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
J. TerryDFP
0 0 1 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. SchürrleDFP
0 0 2 35 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 90
WillianDFP
0 0 0 68 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 90
N. MaticDFP
0 0 0 79 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 73
F. LampardDFP
0 0 0 37 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 45
M. SalahDFP
0 0 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. BaDFP
0 0 0 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. RuddyDFP
0 4 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. MartinDFP
0 0 0 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. WhittakerDFP
0 0 0 6 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. TurnerDFP
0 0 0 2 12 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
Ryan BennettDFP
0 0 0 0 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Martin OlssonDFP
0 0 1 15 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
B. JohnsonDFP
0 0 1 34 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
R. SnodgrassDFP
0 0 0 27 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 90
Jonny HowsonDFP
0 0 0 32 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
A. TetteyDFP
0 0 0 32 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. ElmanderDFP
0 0 0 23 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 69
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