Norwich vs Chelsea prediction: How will Premier League clash at Carrow Road play out?

Jack Rathborn
The Independent
Pulisic joined Chelsea for £58m in January: REUTERS
Pulisic joined Chelsea for £58m in January: REUTERS

Norwich City host Chelsea in the lunchtime kick-off in the Premier League with Daniel Farke’s side eyeing up an upset.

With Frank Lampard’s Blues yet to find the right balance between their new, attack-minded style and limiting their vulnerability at the back and in midfield, the Canaries are live underdogs.

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Teemu Pukki’s hat-trick last week earned Norwich their first points of the campaign as they bid to stay up following promotion.

While Leicester City pegged back the Blues at Stamford Bridge last week to keep Lampard waiting for that elusive victory.

Here is our prediction for the match at Carrow Road.

Prediction

This is far from easy for Chelsea, who will be desperate for a victory in any way, shape or form.

Norwich will be flying and the defensive vulnerabilities will not have disappeared for Chelsea.

If N’Golo Kante is injured, a home win looks well and truly on, but if he can play some part, score draw.

Our prediction: Norwich 2-2 Chelsea

What time is the match?

The match kicks-off at 12:30pm BST on Saturday 24 August.

Where can I watch it and is there a live stream?

Norwich vs Chelsea will be shown live on BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Ultimate. You will be able to live stream on your mobile device with the app alongside your subscription

Pulisic joined Chelsea for £58m in January (REUTERS)
Pulisic joined Chelsea for £58m in January (REUTERS)

Provisional squads

Provisional Norwich squad: Krul, Fahrmann, Aarons, Hanley, Byram, Godfrey, Klose, Lewis, Roberts, Vrancic, Leitner, Amadou, Tettey, Thompson, Pukki, Srbeny

Provisional squad: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Mount, Pedro, Giroud, Pulisic, Caballero, Alonso, Tomori, Barkley, Kovacic, Willian, Abraham.

Odds

Norwich 10/3

Draw 3/1

Chelsea 3/4

Team news

Timm Klose has recovered from a hip injury it seems, while Onel Hernandez is out for three months after knee surgery. Christoph Zimmermann could return after recovering forom his own knee problem.

N’Golo Kante is a doubt with an ankle problem. Antonio Rudiger player midweek for the Under-23s, but this one is too soon.

Predicted line-ups

Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Godfrey, Lewis, Leitner, Trybull, Buendia, Stipermann, Cantwell, Pukki

Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson, Kovacic, Jorginho, Pedro, Mount, Pulisic, Giroud

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