FT: Norwich 0 Chelsea 1

90+3
FULL-TIME: Chelsea win 1-0 thanks to Juan Mata's first half goal.

90+2
From the corner Bassong gets a free header, but he heads his effort into the ground and over the crossbar.

90+2
Cole clears the ball inside the six-yard box just over his own crossbar under pressure from Bassong.

90+1
Chelsea make their third and final change as Mata is replaced by Ake.

90
There will be three minutes of added time at the end of the 90 minutes.

88
Elliott Bennett replaces Hoolahan in Norwich's final change of the game.

87
Good goalkeeping from Bunn as he races from his line to smother Hazard's shot.

86
Norwich are trying to exert some pressure on the Chelsea defence, but they are struggling to break down the Chelsea defence.

80
Johnson is replaced by Howson in Norwich's second change of the game.

80
Johnson is booked for diving after going down under a challenge from Luiz.

79
Mata gets on the end of Azpilicueta's cross, but he cannot direct his header on target.

78
Chelsea make their second change as Eden Hazard takes the place of Moses.

78
Norwich make their first change of the game as Steve Morison replaces Pilkington.

77
Although it is only 1-0 Chelsea look fairly comfortable with Petr Cech yet to be really tested by Norwich.

74
Mata is down after a foul by Holt, but he is okay to continue.

73
Chelsea make their first change of the game as Lampard comes on for Mikel.

70
From the corner Chelsea win a free-kick as Mikel is fouled.

69
Azpilicueta is in need of treatment after taking a knock from the corner as Norwich win another corner.

69
Pilkington wins a corner off Cahill as Norwich look to put some pressure on Chelsea.

68
Great chance for Chelsea to double the lead as Moses takes Azpilicueta's cross down on his chest inside the box, but he fires his shot wide of the target.

67
Norwich have claims for a penalty waved away as Snodgrass goes down in the box under pressure from Ivanovic.Good decision from the referee.

65
Good defending from Martin to deny Moses down the left.

64
Luiz has had three shots in this game and he has another and this is the worst of the lot as it almost goes out of the stadium it was so high.

63
Bassong is caught offside as he tries to get on the end of Snodgrass' free-kick.

60
Good run from Pilkington, but he fails to get enough power on his shot as it runs through to Cech.

55
Smart thinking from Mata as he takes a quick free-kick on the edge of the box to try and catch out Bunn who is organising his wall, but the keeper reacts well to save his curling effort.

52
Good move from Chelsea Azpilicueta's cross from right finds Moses at the back post and his shot is well saved by Bunn.

49
Bunn makes a smart reaction save to keep out Oscar's deflected corner at his near post.

46
Chelsea get the second half underway.

HALF-TIME: Chelsea go into the break 1-0 up thanks to Juan Mata's superb strike on 38 minutes with his 13th goal of the season.

45
There will be one minute of added time at the end of the opening 45 minutes.

Can Norwich battle back? The Canaries are 16/1 to win now with free-scoring Mata 6/1 to score next.

43
Fine defending from Cahill to deny Holt getting on the end of Hoolahan's through ball.

41
From Hoolahan's corner Johnson heads over the crossbar at the near post.

41
Pilkington tricks his way into the box, but there is no one on hand to get on the end of his cross as Cole turns it behind for a corner.

40
Norwich try to hit back straight away and Snodgrass drags his effort wide of the target.

39
GOAL: Chelsea make the breakthrough with a great strike from Mata from the edge of the box with his shot going in off the post. Great effort from the Spaniard.

37
From Oscar's corner the ball drops to Mata inside the box, but his weak shot is blocked before being cleared by Norwich.

37
Good run from Moses sees the winger work his way into the box before winning a corner off Bassong.

36
Chelsea playing some neat football in midfield, but it keeps breaking down in the final third thanks to some good defending from Norwich.

34
Luiz tees up Mikel on the edge of the box and he drills his shot just over the top after a fine counter attack from Chelsea.

32
Both teams defending well meaning chances few and far between so far.

30
Best chance of the game as Luiz slips in Mata, but the Spaniard hits his effort into the side-netting. He should have done better there.

29
Cole almost gets in on goal from Luiz's pass, but Turner makes a vital challenge to clear the danger.

27
Pilkington fires in a cross from the left, but there is no one in a Norwich shirt to get on the end of it.

25
Mata has a sight of goal for Chelsea inside the box, but Bassong does well to block his shot.

24
Cole finds Luiz on the edge of the box, but under pressure from Turner he curls his effort well over the top.

23
Frank Lampard is warming up for Chelsea and getting a great reception from the travelling Chelsea fans.

21
Holt clears the corner from Mata.

21
Chelsea win their first corner as Martin turns Moses' cross behind.

20
Luis tries his luck from fully 30 yards, but his effort is high, wide and not very handsome.

17
Oscar is caught by a heavy challenge by Tettey, but he escapes any further action from the referee for the foul.

16
Hoolahan wins a corner for Norwich. Snodgrass' deep corner is cleared by Cahill.

15
Azpilicueta tries to con the referee by going down under a challenge from Pilkington, but the referee awards Norwich a throw-in. Good decision as there was minimal contact on the Chelsea defender.

14
Bunn is quickly off his line to collect Ivanovic's intended pass for Oscar.

12
Oscar takes the free-kick, but Tettey heads away the danger at the front post.

12
Snodgrass drags down Oscar to give Chelsea a free-kick wide on the left.

10
Great block from Cahill to keep out Snodgrass' shot and then Tettey has a sight of goal, but he snatches at his shot and it goes well wide of the target.

9
Cahill has taken a knock to the head after a clash with Pilkington, but both players should be okay to continue.

8
Great work from Tettey to win the ball back from Mata after he gave the ball away to the Spaniard. Great team ethic from the Norwich midfielder.

7
Good defending from Turner as he chests the ball back to Bunn after Luiz tried to find Torres inside the box.

6
Snodgrass is given a ticking off after a late challenge on Oscar, but he escapes any further action.

5
Luiz tries to pick out Moses at the back post, but his pass is overhit and goes out of play.

3
Good defending from Cahill to stop Hoolahan getting a sight of goal.

2
David Luiz continues in his midfield role for Chelsea and it is is the visitors who have made a bright start to the game.

KICK-OFFNorwich get the game underway.

The two teams are out on the pitch as we approach kick-off.

Gordon Young is surprised that Lampard has been dropped to the bench and fully expects him to leave the club.

Rohan Kalra is going for a 2-0 win to Chelsea with Oscar on the scoresheet. He also expects Lampard to see out his contract and leave Chelsea at the end of the season.

Louis Walsh is shocked by Rafa Benitez's decision to drop Lampard and Eden Hazard to the bench and he fully expects Lampard to leave Chelsea.

David Hall all the way from Perth in Australia is in confident mood as he is going for a 6-1 win to Chelsea.

Liam Corby on Twitter is predicting a 4-0 win for Chelsea with Fernando Torres helping himself to a hatr-trick.

What are your predicitions and are you happy with both side's selections?

Gino, via Twitter is going for a 2-0 win to Chelsea.

Can Norwich get back to winning ways after their defeat to West Brom at the weekend? Let me know your predictions

Will Lampard leave Chelsea in the January transfer window?

What do you make of Rafa Benitez's decision to drop Frank Lampard to the bench?

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Chelsea starting XI: Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Moses, Cahill, Azpilicueta.

Norwich starting XI: Norwich team to face Chelsea: Bunn, R Martin, Bassong, Turner, Garrido, Pilkington, Johnson, Tettey, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Holt.

The team news is in...

After their 8-0 drubbing of Aston Villa their appears to be renewed confidence in Chelsea ahead of their trip to Carrow Road. The Blues, unbeaten in their last eight against the Canaries, are 8/15. But with Chelsea having failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six outings on the road there is some support for Norwich (5/1) and the draw is available at 3/1. After his opening goal against Villa, Fernando Torres is 7/2 to break the deadlock and it's 22/1 for the Spaniard to net first and Chelsea win 3-1 or 4/1, while Robert Snodgrass to score first and Norwich to draw 1-1 is a massive 75/1.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:45
West Ham v Man City  
15:00
Liverpool v Hull City  
So'ton v Stoke  
S'land v Arsenal  
W Brom v C Palace  
17:30
Swansea v Leicester  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton  
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea  
Monday, 27 October 2014
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QPR v A Villa  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
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15:00
Arsenal v Burnley  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 Man City 8 10 17
3 So'ton 8 14 16
4 West Ham 8 4 13
5 Liverpool 8 1 13
6 Man Utd 8 3 12
7 Arsenal 8 2 11
8 Swansea 8 1 11
9 Tottenham 8 -1 11
10 Stoke 8 -1 11
11 Hull City 8 0 10
12 A Villa 8 -8 10
13 Everton 8 0 9
14 W Brom 8 -1 9
15 Leicester 8 -2 9
16 C Palace 8 -3 8
17 S'land 8 -7 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Tue, 21 Oct 2014

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