Chelsea will be looking to maintain their position at the top of the Premier League table by securing all three points on offer in their game against Norwich on Saturday. The Blues, being one of the favourites to win the title, have played Norwich in the competition in the past.
Norwich and Chelsea have faced each other 18 times in a Premier League encounter. There have been wins, draws and losses for both teams. In total, the Blues have won 11, drawing 3 and losing 4 games to Norwich. These stats suggest that Chelsea will take the day.
On paper, Chelsea are most likely to secure an easy win against the bottom placed club at the moment. However, Norwich could stun Chelsea by winning their first game of the season against Thomas Tuchel's men.
Furthermore, Chelsea will be missing Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner through injury. Both strikers picked their injuries on Wednesday night against Malmö in the Champions League. With these injuries and possible fatigue, Norwich could cause an upset.
In a bid to predict what the outcome of this match could be, let us take a look at the last five Premier League matches involving these two teams.
5. In July 2020.
Before then, the last time Chelsea faced Norwich in the Premier League was on 14th of July 2020. At the time, Chelsea were under their former coach Frank Lampard. In that match, Chelsea won by a 1 – 0 scoreline at Stamford Bridge.
4. In August 2019.
Before their encounter in 2020, Chelsea had played against Norwich on the 24th of August 2019. The match was played at the home ground of Norwich called Carrow Road. So far, it is the highest scoring result in the last 5 meetings.
Chelsea again emerged winner from the match. The Blues recorded a 2 – 3 victory away from home in the Premier League match.
3. March 2016.
On the first of match 2016, Norwich hosted Chelsea at Carrow Road in a Premier League match. Chelsea won the match by 2 goals to 1. Norwich got their goal through Nathan Redmond and Chelsea got theirs through Kennedy and Diego Costa.
2. November 2015.
On November 21, 2015, Chelsea hosted Norwich at Stanford bridge. The Blues secured all the three points as Diego Costa's goal was all that was needed. It is the last 4 meeting.
1. May 2014.
On the 24th of May 2014, Chelsea and Norwich faced off in a Premier League match. Of the last 5 matches, this is the only one Chelsea failed to win. The good news is that they didn't lose either. Instead, the match ended 0 – 0 as both teams failed to score.
As a result of these last 5 matches, Chelsea are odds on favourite to win the match. In fact, there are also persons. Also, with Lukaku and Timo Werner nursing injuries, the goals could dry up a bit.
Join the conversation, what does these last 5 results suggest about the game on Saturday? Kindly share your view through the comments section.
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