Norwich vs Chelsea: Injury News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on January 20, 2012

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Norwich welcome Chelsea to Carrow Road for the early Saturday kick-off with the Londoners hoping to take advantage of ‘Super Sunday’, that see’s four of the top five clubs play each other.

With their rivals guaranteed to drop points, it’s vital for the Blues to secure all three points against newly-promoted Norwich. Andre Villas-Boas will know victory could see them open up a seven point gap over Arsenal, should the Gunners lose to Manchester United on Sunday.

Injury News

Norwich have doubts over the fitness of Marc Tierney who has only just returned to training following injury and this game should come too soon.

James Vaughan and Elliott Ward will also miss out as they continue their comebacks while Richie De Laet has returned to parent club Man Utd after seeing his loan cut short.

Villas-Boas is likely to give new signing Gary Cahill his first start after his recent move, the defender should take his place alongside England colleague John Terry.

Chelsea also have Michael Essien back and he’s likely to be given his first start after a lengthy lay-off, as Mikel is struggling to be fit. Didier Drogba and Saloman Kalou are with Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Ninth-placed Norwich have proved to be a difficult side to beat at home this season having only been beaten on three occasions so far. But Chelsea are back to almost full-strength and Cahill should add a bit of stability at the back. I can see Chelsea winning this one 0-2.

Please leave sensible opinions on the game in the comments section below…

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12 Comments

  1. Paul

    January 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Norwich 1~ chelsea 5.smethin funny wil hppen in dis game.

  2. Olatoyinbo temidayo

    January 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Chelsea will win the match by 3-0.And the funny things is that Torres will scores 2 goal.Take it or live it.

    • Luke

      January 21, 2012 at 8:11 am

      Exactly bro!

  3. stone.iperu

    January 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    surely Tores will score.up chelsea.

  4. Unity 4rm ijagba

    January 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Avb should try & used this formation 4 3 2 1 with cech,luiz,cahill,terry,cole-ramires,essien,lampard-mata,sturridge-torres this will work 4 us &dem 5-0

  5. Unity 4rm ijagba

    January 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Avb should try & used this formation 4 3 2 1 with cech,luiz,cahill,terry,cole-ramires,essien,lampard-mata,sturridge-torres this will work 4 us &beat dem 5-0

  6. Mubarak kamba

    January 20, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Avb try this formation 442 cech,liuz,cahill,terry,cole, romeu,mareles,essien,remires,mata,torres i think chelsea will score 3 0

  7. Danito

    January 21, 2012 at 4:33 am

    AVB is doing well, but should let Daniel to know that, being selfish with the ball is not good for Chelsea. He shuold incorporate Torres into the game in his head,Daniel holds the ball for too long a time.

  8. Kwinsley

    January 21, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Norwich wil definetly loose by 5goals to 1.wit a com bck f Micheal Essien n newly signing Cahill

  9. RAPHA-EL CHELSEA

    January 21, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Avb should try a 4*4*2 formation with the starting line up cech,
    liuz,cahill,terry,cole
    ramires,romeu,essien,torres,sturidge. Up blues

  10. Samuel endy-best

    January 21, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I tink chelsea’ll beat norwich by 3 goals to notin and hoping torres’ll be on d score sheet.UP CHELSEA**

  11. Mewaye

    January 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Chelsea we wine by two goals to nothing.I wish drogba best of luky in africal nation cup.

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