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Chelsea vs Norwich LIVE: Confirmed squad news, kick-off time, goal updates and live stream details
Hello and welcome to football.london’s Live coverage of the lunch hour kickoff between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge.
It’s up against down in the Premier League as pointers Thomas Tuchel take on Daniel Farke’s basement boys at the start of this weekend.
Chelsea are at the top, one point behind Liverpool in second. Norwich, meanwhile, struggled on his return to the Premier League and failed to secure any wins in the first eight games. .
Chelsea will be without Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner for the game, as they both injured each other in the 4-0 win over Malmö midweek. Lukaku has an ankle problem while Werner tore his hamstrings in the first half of the comfortable victory.
The Canaries have no new injury issues ahead of the game. Mathias Normann is expected to be in good shape for the visitors, but Todd Cantwell will not be involved as he continues his comeback from injury.
The Blues have an early chance to place themselves four points ahead of Liverpool in the standings if they beat Norwich, with Jurgen Klopp’s men only in action on Sunday when they face Manchester United.
We’ll have live coverage of the match via our live blog below, along with all of the pre-match preparation and post-match head coach reaction after the match.
So don’t go anywhere for the next few hours as we’ll have everything covered here on football.london.
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