Norwich City’s convincing 1-0 victory against Swansea prior to the international break suggests Alex Neil’s men will travel to Stamford Bridge with a step ahead over the defending champions in the points table as the Blues are currently 16th in the league.
They also ended a 7 game winless run in the Premier league with that win. But stats say it is 22 long years since their last victory at Chelsea’s home ground, so Norwich will also have to keep that in mind today.
On the other hand under fire Jose Mourinho has had two weeks to mourn over the defeat at the hands of Stoke City, which was a third league loss in succession.
He had to watch that defeat from team’s hotel because of an FA suspension. However, he still has the support of the club’s hierarchy. The Portuguese will return to the touchline on Saturday afternoon looking for a positive result to make a step forward on the road to recovery.
Here are the lineups of both the teams for the game-
Chelsea Starting Lineup: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry (c), Kenedy; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Diego Costa
Chelsea Substitutes: Blackman, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ramires, Oscar, Traore, Remy.
Norwich City starting Lineup: Ruddy; Wisdom, Bennett, Bassong, Olsson; Howson, Mulumbu, O’Neil (c), Brady; Redmond; Mbokani.
Norwich City substitutes: Rudd (GK), Whittaker, Jerome, Hoolahan, Dorrans, Lafferty, Odjidja.