Norwich v Chelsea team news and stats

Date published: Monday 29th February 2016 5:26

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Chelsea will be chasing a third straight league win for the first time since April 2015 when they tackle one of their favourite sides Norwich in their Premier League clash at Carrow Road on Tuesday evening.

Team news

Norwich pair Sebastian Bassong and Wes Hoolahan are fitness doubts ahead of the game. The duo both missed out against Leicester on Saturday with unspecified injuries and will face late fitness tests.

Andre Wisdom is still sidelined by a knee injury, while Patrick Bamford is ineligible to face his parent club.

Skipper John Terry remains sidelined for Chelsea.

The defender is still out after suffering a hamstring injury and interim manager Guus Hiddink is keen not to rush him back.

Fellow centre-back Kurt Zouma (knee) is out for the season while Radamel Falcao (groin) and Pedro (hamstring) are also absent – but there is an outside chance Alexandre Pato could be involved at Carrow Road for the first time since joining the Blues on loan in January.


Opta stats

  • Chelsea have won seven and lost none of the last nine Barclays Premier League meetings with Norwich City.
  • The Canaries have scored just four goals in that nine game run and failed to score in four of the last six meetings with the Blues in the competition.
  • Steven Naismith has scored six goals in seven Premier League appearances against Chelsea.
  • Norwich City have won just four of their last 16 Premier League games at Carrow Road (W4 D4 L8).
  • The Canaries have conceded 10 goals in their last three Premier League home games; this after conceding just twice in their previous five league matches at Carrow Road.
  • In their last seven Premier League matches, Norwich City have won just one point (W0 D1 L6), scored seven goals and conceded 19.
  • Chelsea have seen 15 of their players score a Premier League goal this season; the biggest spread in the competition.
  • Guus Hiddink has lost just one of his 23 Premier League matches as a manager (W15 D7 L1).
  • Norwich City have had a league-low 426 touches in the opposition box this season in the Premier League.
  • Chelsea are looking to win three successive Premier League matches for the first time since April 2015.

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