Pre-Match Briefing: Norwich vs Chelsea – Chelsea FC

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Pre-Match Briefing: Norwich vs Chelsea – Chelsea FC


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It be an early launch in Norfolk for Frank Lampard and his crew this weekend. Club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton are ready for the race east…

Talking factors

The Chelsea cat is one of many many Canaries for Saturday’s early kick-off, and let us hope the file of seven league and cup trips to Norwich with out defeat stays intact.

House and away, the Blues are unbeaten in 15 matches in all competitions towards the Canaries, 10 of them wins and 5 draws. Within the Premier League we catch gained eight and drawn two since our last defeat at Carrow Boulevard in December 1994 when Glenn Hoddle became player-manager.

Hoddle’s expose successor, Frank Lampard, constantly loved himself towards the Norfolk club in his Chelsea playing days, scoring four dreams in eight wins and three draws at some stage in all competitions.

Frank Lampard became the last coach to clinch all three factors at Carrow Boulevard when his then Derby side gained 4-3 on 29 December 2018.

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Read: Norwich vs Chelsea – the numbers

Chelsea’s Super Cup exertions on the banks of the Bosporus clearly took the wind out of the Blues’ sails in the second half of Sunday’s game. Eleven of the Foxes’ 12 shots on goal came in the second half.

There was of course a magnificent welcome back for head coach Frank Lampard and other true Blue members of the staff, and the positivity at the end despite two dropped points suggests there is not likely to be any shortage of optimism – and realism – any time soon. 

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Chelsea catch away from home

Blues myth Lampard will guarantee to set a necessary away league rep below his belt and reverse a model that precedes his tenure. The Londoners catch drawn two and lost two of the earlier four video games on the avenue, and lost six of the last 10 within the league, failing to rating in seven of those.

It has been a anxious launch up to the season assuredly for the Europa League champions, touring to play Manchester United and Liverpool, then going through an enhancing Leicester taking a survey to repeat last season’s victory on the Bridge. Now advance the Canaries with their tails up after a morale-boosting rep last weekend

Read: Norwich vs Chelsea – the numbers

Chelsea’s Gigantic Cup labor on the banks of the Bosporus clearly took the wind out of the Blues’ sails within the second half of Sunday’s game. Eleven of the Foxes’ 12 photos on intention came within the second half.

There became obviously an impressive welcome abet for head coach Frank Lampard and other correct Blue people of the employees, and the positivity on the tip no matter two dropped factors suggests there may be now not any longer going to be any shortage of optimism – and realism – any time soon. 

As a long way because the league goes, the sum entire of factors from the same two matches at Dilapidated Trafford and home to Leicester in 2019/20 stays the same as 2018/19: one.
 

Chelsea towards newly-promoted golf equipment

The winding river Wensum beckons on Saturday and, with Sheffield United to advance abet subsequent weekend, hosts Norwich comprise the first of two adversaries who catch unprejudiced no longer too long ago returned to the Premier League.

Chelsea catch lost accurate two of our previous 22 Premier League encounters with groups promoted the earlier spring, comprising 15 wins and 5 draws. However, each defeats came towards golf equipment who had gained the Championship the earlier season: 0-3 v Newcastle in 2017/18, and 1-2 v Wolves last season.

The Londoners’ most most fresh talk to to Carrow Boulevard came in January 2018 for spherical three of the FA Cup. The game became a silly affair and ended 0-0, with Willian – who returned to motion last weekend in his unique no.10 shirt – and Pedro coming discontinuance to the step forward. The 10-man Blues were taken to penalties within the replay, however went on to beat Arsenal within the last.

Grant Hanley, Jamal Lewis (since injured), and Tom Trybull are the fully gamers to catch began that game and Saturday’s 3-1 home victory over Newcastle. James Maddison has since moved to Leicester, and became the Foxes’ fully player on the Bridge on Sunday.
 

The 12.30 kick-off slot

Being serious regarding the first game of the weekend is a double-edged shored. Prefer, and it feels esteem the the rest of the league is playing pick-up; lose and the misery appears to be like to be to heap on in dollops over two or three days.

Chelsea are no longer assuredly caught cold by the premature launch. In actuality, this is the first lunchtime kick-off since chilly December 2018 at Selhurst Park, and that completed in a 1-0 rep towards potentially tricky Crystal Palace. Earlier the same month we managed a 2-0 home victory towards Fulham, and a 2-2 arrangement on the Bridge towards Manchester United came in October.

Carabao Cup and Champions League pick-up

– The arrangement for spherical three of the Carabao Cup will purchase region on Wednesday following the conclusion of the televised Lincoln v Everton fixture. 2nd spherical ties may be played to a conclusion on Tuesday and Wednesday.

– The Champions League community stage arrangement will purchase region in Monaco from 5pm on Thursday 29 Aug. As Europa League champions, Chelsea may be in in Pot 1 alongside Champions League winners Liverpool and the six title-holders of Europe’s high six leagues.

Norwich below Daniel Farke

Norwich’s medieval cathedral (pictured high) had a 55-foot helter-skelter erected in its nave this summer, however the 15-second descent became no longer conceived as a divine vision of the home club’s fortunes this season.

Against Liverpool on day one Daniel Farke’s side played very positively and fluently going forward, however indecision in each boxes fee them all three factors, the Reds finding routes to intention down their flanks, a plight potentially exacerbated by Jamal Lewis’s cramp damage.

The Canaries were equally initiate towards an anaemic-taking a survey Newcastle last weekend, their 4-2-3-1 dominating possession and finding a reducing edge. They were constantly taking a survey to play Teemu Pukki in unhurried, and the centre-forward duly netted his first hat-trick within the English high-flight. One amongst the three became an untypical long-differ stinger, the others extra assuredly derived from shapely runs unhurried the defenders.

season tickets for all home Super League matchesare available for just £49 – less than £5 per match. 

Academy

Following a rousing 3-0 victory over Liverpool that featured senior players Michy Batshuayi and Toni Rudiger, Andy Myers’ high-flying Under-23 team are away at Manchester City today, with a 7pm kick-off.
 

Champions League group stage takes shape

Several seeds were scattered in the Champions League’s third qualifying round last week. Basel, Celtic, Copenhagen, and Dynamo Kiev all tumbled out, and competition grandees Porto surprisingly lost at home to Russia’s ever-improving Krasnodar.

Next week’s play-off round second legs will decide the final entrants to the 32 in the group stage and the Russians, who reached last season’s Europa League quarter-finals, will do well to overcome a 0-4 first leg deficit to seeded side Olympiacos.

Chelsea’s other potential group stage adversaries are looming into view (and remember, no club can be drawn against another from the same association.)

Possible Champions League group stage opponents
Pot 2 – Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Benfica.
Pot 2 or 3 – Lyon.
Pot 2, 3 or 4 – Ajax or APOEL.
Pot 3 – Bayer Leverkusen, Red Bull Salzburg, Valencia, Inter, Krasnodar or Olympiacos.
Pot 3 or 4 – Lokomotiv Moscow, Genk, Bruges or Linz, Rosenborg or Dinamo Zagreb, Red Star Belgrade or Young Boys.
Pot 4 – Galatasaray, Leipzig, Atalanta, Lille, Slavia Prague or Cluj.
 

How is the Premier League VAR trial doing?

A technical debate is raging about whether the frame rate used in video reviews provides sufficient precision for the Video Assistant Referees to make an accurate call.

It is one thing to freeze the action and determine whether a foot or shoulder is offside by a few millimetres; it is another to capture the exact moment the teammate has made contact, and the gaps between each frame can equate to a few decisive centimetres. It is issues such as this that should be ironed out during this first season.

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Growing

Males

Sheffield Utd are at home to last weekend’s guests Leicester at 3pm on Saturday. The Blades are presently in eighth region and undefeated since their return to the tip flight.

Girls folk

Chelsea Girls folk’s season kicks off on 8 September andseason tickets for all home Gigantic League matchesare on hand for accurate £49 – decrease than £5 per match. 

Academy

Following a rousing 3-0 victory over Liverpool that featured senior gamers Michy Batshuayi and Toni Rudiger, Andy Myers’ excessive-flying Below-23 crew are away at Manchester Metropolis on the present time, with a 7pm kick-off.
 

Champions League community stage takes form

Quite a lot of seeds were scattered within the Champions League’s third qualifying spherical last week. Basel, Celtic, Copenhagen, and Dynamo Kiev all tumbled out, and competitors grandees Porto surprisingly lost at home to Russia’s ever-enhancing Krasnodar.

Next week’s play-off spherical second legs will judge the last entrants to the 32 within the neighborhood stage and the Russians, who reached last season’s Europa League quarter-finals, will fabricate smartly to conquer a 0-4 first leg deficit to seeded side Olympiacos.

Chelsea’s other potential community stage adversaries are looming into survey (and keep in mind, no club will also be drawn towards one other from the same affiliation.)

That you just would also imagine Champions League community stage opponents
Pot 2 – Exact Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Benfica.
Pot 2 or 3 – Lyon.
Pot 2, 3 or 4 – Ajax or APOEL.
Pot 3 – Bayer Leverkusen, Red Bull Salzburg, Valencia, Inter, Krasnodar or Olympiacos.
Pot 3 or 4 – Lokomotiv Moscow, Genk, Bruges or Linz, Rosenborg or Dinamo Zagreb, Red Megastar Belgrade or Younger Boys.
Pot 4 – Galatasaray, Leipzig, Atalanta, Lille, Slavia Prague or Cluj.
 

How is the Premier League VAR trial doing?

A technical debate is raging about whether the frame fee outdated in video reports gives enough precision for the Video Assistant Referees to set an accurate name.

It is one thing to freeze the motion and settle whether a foot or shoulder is offside by a number of millimetres; it’s miles one other to catch the staunch second the teammate has made contact, and the gaps between each frame can equate to some decisive centimetres. It is factors similar to this that needs to be ironed out all the plot through this first season.

However, warnings that Stockley Park interventions matches may stretch matches previous the tolerance of supporters appear counterfeit to this level. With a excessive threshold for what constitutes a ‘certain and glaring error’, there had been accurate 5 interventions within the 20 Premier League matches to this level, interested by correct factors.

Every of Chelsea’s high-flight outings has accrued 5 minutes for stoppages – entirely in line with most fresh seasons. The set the Blues can catch recount with VAR became within the UEFA Gigantic Cup penalty shoot-out, all the plot through which Liverpool’s Adrian assuredly broke the unique regulations ordering goalkeepers to withhold one foot on the road when the kick is taken. Laws have to absolutely be enforced no matter the instances, and especially in decisive moments.

There stays a lingering wretchedness that VAR will use gamers and supporters of collective, climactic second when the ball hits the rep – although few appeared inhibited when Mason Mount pounced and completed brilliantly towards Leicester last weekend.

The midfielder became the first English player to rating on his home league debut for Chelsea since Paul Hughes towards Derby in January 1997 below Ruud Gullit.

Norwich vs Chelsea: when, the set, crew news

Kick-off:12.30pm
Referee:Martin Atkinson
VAR:Andre Marriner
Suspensions: Norwich –none; Chelsea –none
Injuries: Norwich –Amadou, Drmic, Hernandez, Idah, Klose, Lewis, Zimmermann; Chelsea –Hudson-Odoi, James, Loftus-Cheek


Other Premier League fixtures

Friday
Aston Villa v Everton – 8pm (Sky)

Saturday
Brighton v Southampton – 3pm
Manchester United v Crystal Palace – 3pm
Sheffield United v Leicester – 3pm
Watford v West Ham – 3pm
Liverpool v Arsenal – 5.30pm (Sky)

Sunday
Bournemouth v Manchester Metropolis – 2pm (Sky)
Tottenham v Newcastle – 4.30pm (Sky)
Wolves v Burnley – 4.30pm

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