Norwich vs Chelsea Premier League Predictions

Premier League Norwich vs Chelsea
Norwich vs Chelsea Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 2-3.

By all means, this should be a win for Chelsea and normally most people would agree but seeing how well Norwich have played and how poorly Chelsea’s results have been, this could be the early shock of the season if Norwich play their cards right.

Predictions

Chelsea, at least on paper, should have enough to win this game but do Norwich have it in them to repeat their performance against Newcastle against tougher opposition?

The Canaries come into this game off the back of a hugely impressive win against a poor Newcastle side and can take credit from their second half performance against Liverpool in the season opener.

Chelsea come into this game without a competitive win as of yet. A loss against Man United in their opener was compounded by a loss against Liverpool in the Super Cup and a home draw against Leicester.

Chelsea’s actual performances haven’t actually been that bad – you could certainly argue that they’ve been the better side in their two losses – but the results mean that things will need to improve quickly.

If Norwich can take this scalp so early in the season, it might make a few people change their opinions on whether or not Daniel Farke’s side will be relegation candidates.

While Chelsea will still be favourites, a draw might be a good bet to keep an eye out for. A score draw may be a wise move and could prove to be one of the best bets of this round of Premier League action.

Betting Tips

It should be no surprise that Chelsea are still considered favourites for this game, but a score draw could be the wise move to make, with 888sport having a 1-1 draw at 13/2.

These are relatively lengthy odds for an outcome which is more probable than they reflect, due to the results earlier this month for both sides. Home advantage should significantly shift the momentum in this game in the favour of Norwich so a comeback in the second half after an early Chelsea goal seems rather likely, with this bet rated at 12/1 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

Norwich and Chelsea have faced off 54 times against one another, not a lot for a Premier League fixture, with Chelsea winning 22 games, a draw being played out 18 times and Norwich taking the win 14 times.

Stats

  • The first two games of this fixture were in the FA Cup, with a draw the result in the tie with Chelsea winning the replay 3-1 in 1936.
  • Between 1974 and 1978, there were seven consecutive draws results in an aggregate score of Norwich 10, Chelsea 10, to the shock of no one who understands how draws work.
  • Chelsea haven’t lost to Norwich in 24 years, with the last Canaries win being a 3-0 win at Carrow Road
  • Since that loss, Chelsea have won all but four games against Norwich, with the four draws all resulting in exciting and pulsating 0-0s.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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