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Match Preview: Chelsea v Norwich City

14 July 2020

Norwich City travel to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to face Chelsea in the Premier League (8.15pm KO).

Our Match Preview looks at how Frank Lampard’s side have got on during Project Restart, who will be in charge of the game, and how supporters can follow the action live from afar.

The opposition

Four wins and two defeats out of six league games mean Chelsea are leading the charge for Champions League qualification ahead of Leicester City and Manchester United.

The Blues came from behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1 in their first game of the restart before winning by the same scoreline at home to Manchester City.

Ross Barkley provided the goal for a sneaky 1-0 FA Cup quarter-final win at Leicester, which was followed by a surprise 3-2 defeat away to West Ham United.

Most recently, Chelsea put three past Watford and Crystal Palace, before Sheffield United gave them a taste of their own medicine with a 3-0 defeat at Bramall Lane.

Chelsea remain one point above Leicester with three games to go, although Manchester United have a game in hand and are two points behind, so Frank Lampard will be viewing Tuesday’s game as another must-win.

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Head-to-head

Since 1936, the meetings of Norwich and Chelsea have provided 14 Norwich wins, 23 Chelsea wins and 18 draws.

Our previous visit to Stamford Bridge came in the FA Cup third round replay in the 2017-18 season. Michy Batshuayi gave Chelsea the lead before Jamal Lewis equalised in stoppage time, but the hosts emerged victorious on penalties.

You have to go back to 1993 for the last time we won at the Bridge, when goals from Ruel Fox and Chris Sutton were enough to give the Canaries a 2-1 win in the capital.

Ref watch

Jonathan Moss has been appointed as the man in the middle at Stamford Bridge, with Marc Perry and Eddie Smart his assistants.

Moss have overseen 29 games in all competitions this season, handing out 95 yellow cards and three reds. He was previously at Carrow Road for our 2-1 FA Cup defeat against Manchester United at the end of June.

For Tuesday’s game, Martin Atkinson and Simon Beck will be on VAR duties.

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How to follow

For UK-based supporters, the match is being broadcast on Sky Sports. If you’re a season ticket holder, you’ll be able to watch the game for free with the daily pass that has been sent to your email address.

For supporters around the world, the game is being broadcast in multiple countries. For a list of channels and timing, click here.

Canaries TV subscribers can listen to live BBC Radio Norfolk commentary from Chris Goreham by purchasing a match/monthly/yearly pass. For more information, click HERE.

We will be running regular updates on our Twitter account, including reaction after the final whistle.

There will also be a minute-by-minute live match blog on canaries.co.uk and you can also receive updates on our Instagram and Facebook pages.


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