After their 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United, Chelsea are in desperate need of a win at Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard’s side had a good hold of a top four finish at the end of this season, however their most recent slip up could prove costly unless they rectify their errors.
The Blues are preparing to host Norwich City this evening and will be hoping for another win against a side that have already been mathematically relegated. The Canaries put up a fight in the reverse fixture, but Chelsea came out on top in a 3-2 win.
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Tammy Abraham was awarded a start against the Blades but failed to make any sort of impact in front of goal. It’s likely that Olivier Giroud will return to the starting XI after scoring three goals since the Premier League restart.
Mason Mount put in a subpar performance in midfield last time out, failing to win any of his attempted duels and registering no shots towards goal (via Sofascore). Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be given the nod in his place, supported by Ross Barkley to his right and Jorginho in the deeper holding role.
Although Reece James played well against Chris Wilder’s side, Lampard may opt for seniority against Norwich. Cesar Azpilicueta could return to his more natural role on the right flank with Marcos Alonso rejoining the starting lineup for the first time in three games.
Andreas Christensen struggled to keep out the Blades’ attack and could also drop to the bench with Antonio Rudiger coming in to partner Kurt Zouma. According to Sofascore, Christensen failed to register a single interception, tackle or clearance at Bramall Lane before being hauled off at half-time and that might be enough to see Lampard drop him for Norwich.
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