Match Previews

Match preview: Chelsea v Norwich City

Norwich City travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend for Saturday's early kick-off (12.30pm UK) against Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Our match preview gives a brief overview of the Blues' season so far, the officials in charge of Saturday's game, and how fans can follow the action.

The opposition

Chelsea go into the weekend at the top of the Premier League with 19 points from their first eight matches.

Only Liverpool and Manchester City have managed to take points off of Thomas Tuchel's side so far this season.

They were in UEFA Champions League action this week, comfortably beating Malmo 4-0 on Wednesday.

Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner were both forced off with injuries during that game, so all eyes will be on Tuchel's team selection on Saturday.


There have been 56 meetings between Norwich and Chelsea since 1936. Norwich have won 14 of those fixtures, Chelsea have won 24 and there have been 18 draws.

Last time we met was during Project Restart, when Frank Lampard's men secured a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge thanks to a 45th minute goal from Olivier Giroud.

Ref watch

Andy Madley has been appointed to take charge of Saturday's game, Stuart Burt and Eddie Smart his assistants and Andre Marriner the fourth official.

Michael Oliver is on VAR duties with Sian Massey-Ellis as his assistant.

How to follow

Away and junior members will have access to live audio commentary of Saturday's game. You can find out all the information you need on how to follow the game here.

Please email if you have any queries.

In the United Kingdom, fans can watch Saturday's game live on BT Sport. Click here to view the Premier League's broadcast schedule for your location.

You can buy a BT Sport monthly pass here to watch the match.

Live updates will also be provided on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, with a match report published on after the final whistle.

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