Norwich v Chelsea: match preview

Daniel Farke found himself in the odd situation of having to play down expectations before Chelsea’s visit to Carrow Road. “Listen, we spent less than £1m this summer,” he said, “Chelsea are the Europa League winners. We remain underdogs.” That the German has to issue such a reminder is a reflection on the quality of Norwich’s victory over Newcastle, but also the stuttering start of Frank Lampard’s side. There is more consternation for Lampard with the news that N’Golo Kanté is a doubt for the match, while Antonio Rüdiger remains unavailable. Norwich look set to name an unchanged side. Paul MacInnes

Saturday 12.30pm BT Sport 1

Venue Carrow Road

Last season n/a

Referee Martin Atkinson

This season G2 Y6 R0 3 cards/game

Odds H 17-5 A 17-20 D 3-1


Subs from Fährmann, McGovern, Heise, Byram, Tettey, McLean, Amadou, Idah, Roberts, Srbeny, Vrancic, Klose

Doubtful Amadou (match fitness), Idah (back)

Injured Zimmermann (knee, 31 Aug), Drmic (hamstring, 31 Aug), Hernández (knee, Dec)

Suspended None

Discipline Y3 R0

Form LW

Leading scorer Pukki 4


Subs from Caballero, Tomori, Kenedy, Alonso, Kovacic, Willian, Barkley, Batshuayi, Bakayoko, Abraham

Doubtful Kanté (ankle)

Injured Rüdiger (knee, 30 Aug), Hudson-Odoi (calf, Sep), James (ankle, Nov), Loftus-Cheek (achilles, Jan), Van Ginkel (knee, Jan)

Suspended None

Discipline Y5 R0

Form LD

Leading scorer Mount 1


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