Norwich City and Chelsea measure forces on Carrow Road, in a match for the 3rd round of the Premier League. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 2 and drew 2. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 17-01-2018, ended with the victory of Chelsea by (5‑3), in the tiebreaker for penalties.
The home team is currently in 11th position, with 3 points won. In his premiere he lost out against Liverpool, by (4-1). On the 2nd day, he won at home against Newcastle United by (3-1). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Norwich City won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. Their defense has not been very solid, since they suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has marked regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 19 of the last 26 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals.
The Norwich comes to this highly motivated match, after winning their first victory in the competition, beating Newcastle 3-1: Teemu Pukki was the great hero, scoring the team’s three goals. We remember that the home team had lost on the first day, against Liverpool. Despite the motivation, coach Daniel Farke must take the field with a more cautious strategy, exploiting only the counterattack: Buendía is a very competent player in the offensive transition. On the other hand, Teemu Pukki is Norwich’s top scorer in the league, with 4 goals scored. For this match, the local coach cannot count on Hernandez, Drmic and Zimmermann, all due to injury.
The visiting team is currently in 15th position, with 1 point conquered. In his premiere he lost out against Manchester United by (4-0). On the 2nd day, he tied at home against Leicester City for (1‑1). In its last 10 away games, Chelsea records 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.
Chelsea is demotivated for this match, after adding another day without tasting the taste of victory, the second in a row, this time tying 1-1 with Leicester: his only goal was scored by Mason Mount. Recall that Chelsea had lost the European Super Cup against Liverpool. Despite being playing away from home, coach Frank Lampard should favor the maintenance of ball possession and positional attacks: Kanté will be the team’s master, responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. On the other hand, Mason Mount is Chelsea’s top scorer in the league, with 1 goal scored. Hudson-Odoi and Luftus-Cheek, both injured, are not available for this match.