Norwich vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Carrow Road (Norwich).
The top division is severely testing Norwich. Two of their first three matches in the league have been against the traditional powerhouses. While their first fixture ended in a massive defeat, against Liverpool, the team showed their mettle at the next hurdle, as they dismantled Newcastle at home, with a 3-1 scorecard.
Now, once again, they line up at home, and this time against one of the legends of the Premier League, Frank Lampard.
The Englishman has not had the best of beginnings with his new stint at the dugout of the Blues. They were dealt a humiliating 4-0 loss by Manchester United in the opener, while they were held to a draw by Leicester in the next, and that too at home.
Despite these undesirable outcomes, the plot is still not lost for the squad. They are still getting used to each other, after the changes they went through in the summer, complemented with the arrival of the new gaffer.
Moreover, the fact that they are taking on a newly-promoted side will definitely provide some motivation to the players.
Norwich vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)
- Chelsea recorded the last ten wins in a row.
- In fact, since 2002, Norwich is winless against this opponent.
- Chelsea kept three clean sheets in the last five meetings against this rival.
- The last four clashes at this venue resulted in three away wins and a draw.
Norwich vs Chelsea Prediction
Now, more than ever, the Blues need this win. They have stumbled at the first two obstacles, and they cannot stay winless for three games in a row in the league, despite how convenient of excuses they have.
Considering that they are pitted against a former Championship side, the upper hand definitely goes to the visitors, in spite of the away handicap. In addition, they have a 100% unbeaten record in h2h ties, which has lasted for nearly two decades.
Moreover, the clashes have been comprehensive in nature too for the victors, with them regularly keeping clean sheets, even at this venue. To quote a stat, the guests recorded two or more goals in two of their last three visits, while the hosts could manage a total of just three goals from the previous seven meetings at this venue, in h2h encounters.
With these observations in mind, count on Chelsea to register a comfortable win this weekend.
Norwich vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Chelsea to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Chelsea to Open the Scoring @ 1.60 (3/5).