Chelsea will host Norwich City at the Stamford Bridge for their next Premier League match on Saturday. Chelsea is sitting at the top of the table with 19 points while Norwich is in relegation. Here is our expert guess on Chelsea vs Norwich City football prediction for the Premier League match of the season.
Kai Havertz may take over as the line’s leader after Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku have been ruled out of Saturday’s match due to injuries sustained in midweek.
Thomas Tuchel will have to evaluate those who began on Wednesday night given the extremely short turnaround for this match.
Chelsea have Trevoh Chalobah, Malang Sarr, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Andreas Christensen at centre-back but Thiago Silva is likley to be absent.
Chelsea must manage N’Golo Kante with caution as he continues to pick up injuries.
Billy Gilmour is unable to face his parent club, yet he has lately lost his starting spot.
Dimitris Giannoulis has also reclaimed his left-back position from Manchester United loanee Brandon Williams.
Joshua Sargent is now being considered to pair Teemu Pukki up front for the Premier League strugglers.
Chelsea vs Norwich City Prediction
Chelsea thrashed Malmoe 4-0 in midweek but at a cost of injuring Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, both had to leave games.
In the last 18 Premier League games, Norwich has gone winless but recent evidence suggest they aren’t far away.
With back-to-back 0-0 draws against Burnley and Brighton, Norwich appears to have shifted their focus to defense.
In each of their last four home games against Norwich, Chelsea hasn’t scored more than once, but their supporters will still expect a comfortable win.
Norwich hasn’t won any of their last 18 games (Premier League).
Chelsea has won all 17 of their games versus Norwich in all competitions.
Under 2.5 goals have been scored in Chelsea’s previous four home games against Norwich in all competitions.
In Norwich’s last three away games, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
Chelsea possible starting lineup: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Christensen; James, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Chilwell; Ziyech, Mount; Havertz
Norwich City possible starting lineup: Krul; Hanley, Kabak, Gibson; Aarons, Lees-Melou, McLean, Normann, Giannoulis; Pukki, Sargent
Our Prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Norwich City
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