BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
Chelsea take on Norwich at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, with the away side still in search of their first win.
Thomas Tuchel’s side picked up a very hard-fought three points last weekend away to Brentford. They won 1-0 after another goal from Ben Chilwell, but a lot of it was down to goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. He had a fantastic game pulling off a lot of big saves to ensure Chelsea stayed top of the league.
The team from southwest London has been impressive this season. They have conceded just three goals all season, something that will help them stick around the top of the table. Tuchel has made them very hard to beat which takes you a long way.
Chelsea will be hoping to pick up another three points this weekend. They host Norwich in which see’s top take on bottom. Tuchel’s side should dominate this game throughout, in which he will be hoping for his side to add a few goals to their goal difference.
After a very poor start to the season, Norwich are now starting to show a bit of fight. They have drawn both of their previous games 0-0, the last one against an inform Brighton side. Farke went to five at the back in the last game which we will see again Saturday.
Norwich are still the favourites to go down this season and are bottom of the table. Points in their last two has put them four points from safety. They need to get some points soon otherwise the gap will be too big.
The game against Chelsea will be one they really aren’t expecting to get anything from. Trying to keep the goal difference down to a minimum wouldn’t be a bad idea but clubs never approach games like this. It’ll be a long game but the fact they haven’t conceded for 180 minutes will give them some confidence for Saturday.
Chelsea have injury doubts over key players in Ziyech, Rudiger and Pulisic, all big misses.
Gilmour, Zimmermann and Byram are out. Placheta and Cantwell are doubtful for Norwich.
We don’t see anything other than a home win in this one. Both sides are in complete opposites in terms of form and Chelsea should win this game comfortably.
PREDICTION – HOME WIN
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