Preview: Norwich City vs Chelsea
Norwich earned their first Premier League win since being promoted last round and now they will be looking to end their frustrating hoodoo against Chelsea as they host the Blues on Saturday. To date, the hosts haven't beaten the Blues since a 3-0 victory in December 1994, and since then, they've gone ten Premier League games sans a win. That frustrating run extends to 15 if one includes all competitions and they will be hoping to take advantage of a Chelsea team still struggling to find their identity under new manager Frank Lampard.
The Blues icon has yet to pick up his first competitive win since taking over and he'll be hoping to avoid becoming the first manager since Gianluca Vialli to fail to win his first three Premier League games in charge. Lampard comes into this game with just one point so far after losing 4-0 to Manchester United on matchday one and struggling to a one-all draw with Leicester City. Due to a frustrating transfer ban slapped on the team, the London giants are now forced to field a whole crop of youth players, which doesn't bode well for their ability to really compete at full force on all three fronts this season.
Still, Chelsea will hope that their strong historic record against Norwich will be enough to see them through on Saturday - although Norwich will be really determined to cause the visitors as many problems as possible. Who will come out on top in the second match of matchday three?
Match facts and stats: Norwich City vs Chelsea
- Norwich City haven't beaten Chelsea since a 3-0 victory in December 1994 (D2 L8)
- Chelsea are unbeaten in their 15 matches against Norwich City (W10 D5) across all competitions...
- ...and are unbeaten in their last seven trips to Carrow Road (W4 D3)
- The Blues haven't failed to win their opening three games to a Premier League season since 1998-99 under Gianluca Vialli
- Norwich City have won just once in their last 15 Premier League home games against 'big six' sides
Team news: Norwich City vs Chelsea
Norwich City: Onel Hernandez, Christoph Zimmermann, and Josip Drmic are all out injured. Ibrahim Amadou, Adam Idah, and Timm Klose have resumed training with the squad while Jamal Lewis is expected to return to the fold after having to be subbed off last weekend.
Chelsea: N'Golo Kanté is a doubt for this game after suffering an ankle sprain. Meanwhile, although Callum Hudson-Odoi returned to training earlier this week, he's not expected to return to full matchday action until after the international hiatus. Antonio Rüdiger is another who's anticipated to return after the international break after getting some game-time with the reserves, while Willian may get to start after coming on as a sub during Chelsea's draw with Leicester last weekend.
Where to watch Norwich City vs Chelsea on August 24, 2019
In the USA, catch Norwich City vs Chelsea on NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, and NBCSN.
In the UK, the match will be shown on BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport 1, BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport Live, and TalkSport Radio UK.
Live elsewhere? Here are your options to follow Norwich City vs Chelsea:
Norwich City vs Chelsea Broadcast Information
Stadium: Carrow Road (Norwich, Norfolk)
France: RMC Sport en direct, RMC Sport 1, Canal+ France
Germany: Sky Sport 1 HD, Sky Go
India: Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD1, Hotstar VIP
Indonesia: Mola TV
Malaysia: Astro Go, Astro SuperSport 3
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Select, Ziggo Sport 14
Nigeria: SuperSport 3 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
Portugal: Sport TV2
Spain: DAZN Spain
Turkey: Idman TV, Digiturk Play, S Sport+, S Sport
United Kingdom: BT Sport Ultimate, BBC Radio 5 Live, TalkSport Radio UK, BT Sport 1, BT Sport Live
United States: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBCSN, fuboTV, NBC Sports App, NBCSports.com