Published: Sun, January 07, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Norwich City vs Chelsea 06/01/2018 FA Cup Preview, Odds and Predictions

Norwich City vs Chelsea 06/01/2018 FA Cup Preview, Odds and Predictions

The Blues have made several changes to the team that lined up in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Arsenal, with only Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko keeping their starting spots.

Norwich have struggled at times this year in the Championship, two years since being relegated from the Premier League and the Canaries do not look like they will manage to bounce back this year so a third year in the second tier looks likely.

A lacklustre Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw by Norwich City at Carrow Road in the third round of the FA Cup.

Chelsea had a lot of half chances in the match, with David Luiz, Willian and Davide Zappacosta all going close with their long-range efforts. "When you play this trophy, especially away, it's very hard". "I must be pleased with the commitment for my players".

On Thursday, we covered a story from UOL which revealed the reasons David Luiz isn't leaving Chelsea in the January transfer window.

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He could perhaps do with a break but when the alternative is Batshuayi, a man who wasn't signed to be a lone striker - Conte arrived at Chelsea in the summer of 2016 with 4-2-4 in his mind - and who remains ill-suited to the role, rotating him out of the firing line is not considered a realistic option.

We expect Conte to shuffle his pack during this congested period, and we could see the likes of David Luiz and Michy Batshuayi get some much craved game-time. At the end Norwich deserved to have a replay at Stamford Bridge. It is his first season playing with regularity and I am very happy.

"A replay is a good thing for the club".

Willian continues to blow hot and cold and Cesc Fabregas, forced by injuries elsewhere in Conte's squad to abandon his best role as devastating substitute, has four assists and one goal to his name in 19 appearances.

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