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Canaries ready for biggest test yet

Chelsea
vs.
Norwich City

Stamford Bridge

Saturday 27th August 2011

3pm

The Canaries head to West London this afternoon ready for the biggest test of the season so far against Chelsea.

Both sides are undefeated heading into the game after the Blues drew at Stoke and beat West Brom at Stamford Bridge, and City drew with both Wigan and Stoke.

Chelsea have won each of the last four meetings at the Bridge 4-0, but in total Norwich have won 14 of all meetings between the sides, Chelsea 15, and there have been 15 draws.

The Blues are yet to really find their stride this season but with a bumper squad boosted by the recent arrivals of Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku they can hardly be described as 'struggling'.

Vital Quotes:

Paul Lambert insists his side will be going all out for three points:

'We're going there and nobody expects us to get anything, but we're ready for it.

'They're one of the favourites to win it, that's the magnitude of it, and they're in the Champions League, but we're going there, and we're going to try and win.'


Andre Villa-Boas told chelseafc.com that he has no idea what starting eleven Paul Lambert will go with:

'I can only assess what has been happening in pre-season and their first three games and there were some changes Paul made to his team.

'It leaves us a little bit trying to assess what he is going to do - it seems his principles are well established but to get the starting eleven right will be difficult for us because he changed dramatically his team in the last three games.'

Chelsea Team News:

Chelsea will still be without Michael Essien and Petr Cech, and although David Luiz is back in full training he is not available for tomorrow's game.

Juan Mata is ready to make his debut after completing his 23.5m move from Valencia, but is expected to have to settle for a place on the bench.

Player to watch: Fernando Torres

You may have heard but Chelsea paid Liverpool 50m for the Spaniard in January. He hasn't hit his best form for the Blues yet, but how can you possibly ignore him?

Norwich City Team News:

Wes Hoolahan is a doubt with a hamstring problem.

Daniel Ayala is out for at least a couple of months courtesy of a knee injury picked up against the Dons.

Elliott Ward and James Vaughan continue to recover from their own knee injuries but Leon Barnett returns to the squad following suspension.

Player to watch: Paul Lambert

After the wholesale changes made by the City boss in the last couple matches all eyes will be on what team the Canaries will actually go with.

Last Time Round:

Goals from Shaun Wright-Phillips and Didier Drogba, and injury-time strikes from Michael Essien and Andrei Shevchenko gave Chelsea a 4-0 win the last time the Canaries went to Stamford Bridge. More...

Ref Watch:

Mike Jones from Cheshire is the man in charge for this afternoon's game. More...

Next Fixtures:

Barclays Premier League
Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 11th September, 1.30pm

Barclays Premier League
Bolton Wanderers v Norwich City
Saturday 17th September, 3pm


Writer:Dill
Date:Saturday August 27 2011
Time: 1:27PM

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