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3-4-2-1 Chelsea’s predicted line up vs Norwich City: Werner and Lukaku set to miss out.

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Chelsea thrashed Malmo in the Champions League last week, and they'll face Norwich City on Saturday in the Premier League. The Blues triumphed 4-0 in their UCL encounter, giving them two wins in a row, and they will try to continue their winning run in the EPL's matchweek nine.

Chelsea enters this game as the league's top team, having won four of their previous five league games, while Norwich sits in 20th place and has yet to win this season.

Although Thomas Tuchel is going to be without some important first-team players, the Stamford Bridge outfit should be aiming at a simple three-point win on Saturday. Chelsea's next few games are very simple, so he won't be too concerned about his players' condition. Tuchel's team has won 10 of their previous 12 Premier League games, and the Blues should win their seventh game of the season unless Norwich put up a strong performance.

Chelsea vs. Norwich City team news:

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Thiago Silva returned to the starting lineup in midweek, but Tuchel has Trevoh Chalobah as a backup, so the Brazilian is likely to be rested on Saturday. Rudiger and Christensen will keep their spots in the starting lineup. Jorginho scored two goals (both penalties) against Malmo, but Mateo Kovacic is expected to return to the starting lineup to join N'Golo Kante.

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Another player who will be rested is Ben Chilwell, which will allow Marcos Alonso to return to the starting lineup. Because Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are both injured, Ruben Loftus-Cheek will play in the advanced role with Timo Werner. Both Lukaku and Werner were injured during the game against Malmo, and the manager has announced that they will be out for some time.

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On Wednesday, Kai Havertz and Callum Hudon-Odoi came in as substitutes for the two injured attackers, but only Havertz will start against Norwich. The loss of Lukaku and Werner will be a shock to Chelsea's manager, but considering Norwich's recent form, Tuchel should not be concerned. Hakim Ziyech and Ross Barkley are still waiting for their moment on the wings, but they will have to settle for a bench spot on Saturday.

Chelsea predicted line up vs Norwich City:

Predicted Starting Line up: Edouard Mendy; Christensen, Rudiger, Chalobah; Jorginho/Kante, Kovacic, Alonso, Azpilicueta; Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Havertz.

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