FT: Norwich 1 Chelsea 3

That's it, Chelsea beat Norwich 3-1 to move to third in the Barclays Premier League. It was a physical game with no lack of effort from any player, but in the end a defensive mistake from Norwich was penalised ruthlessly by Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

90+3
As Chelsea knock it around I can confirm that they'll move up to third with this victory and it's an important one - they've had to overcome an excellent fightback from Norwich and while they deserve to win, we must give the hosts their credit.

90+2
Bassong has had a poor end to this game and gives it away cheaply again, allowing Willian to cross before Martin eventually clears.

90+1
We're into the first of four added minutes and Cech is prepared to take time before Howson forces him to clear.

90
Chelsea stroke it around easily as the energy disappears from Norwich. Ivanovic is eventually caught offside.

89
Lampard shoots from the free-kick and Ruddy is forced to palm it wide for a corner.

88
Bassong concedes a free-kick 35 yards out with a foul on Ramires.

87
Silence, or something close to it, from the Norwich fans. Chelsea's extra quality in the final third has made the difference but Hughton will want a word with Bassong, whose error led to the first of those two quickfire goals.

86
GOAL! Willian! Game over. The ball breaks to Willian and he curls a beautiful first-time effort high into the Norwich goal. From having a chance to win the game Norwich have seen any hope of a result dashed with two breakaway strikes.

85
GOAL! Hazard! Chelsea retake the lead and it's from a Norwich corner, headed clear by Ivanovic. Willian then heads to Oscar and Bassong, attempting to control instead of clear, inadvertently plays in Hazard. His shot sneaks under Ruddy who will feel he should've done better.

84
Willian has replaced Mata and his shot from 20 yards is blocked as Chelsea pile forward. Norwich counter and Redmond wins a corner.

83
Another chance but this one ends comically as Olsson finds himself in the Chelsea box but misses the ball completely as he attempts a swipe with his left foot. End-to-end stuff.

82
Good work from Chelsea before Oscar gets a little too intricate and Norwich break, with Redmond cutting inside before forcing Cech into a save with a powerful shot which looked destined for the top corner.

81
That was to be the last offering from Snodgrass as Redmond replaces him. Can this exciting talent find a winner for Norwich? We're set for an exciting conclusion to the match.

80
Martin does well to get in front of Hazard as the Chelsea forward attempts to collect a Lampard pass. Norwich break, again down the left, before Snodgrass fires wide on his weaker right foot.

79
Another chance for Chelsea as Ivanovic turns provider, finding Hazard who spins before volleying wide from 12 yards.

78
Chelsea are enjoying plenty of possession now but they need a moment of of magic to unlock an organised defence. It nearly comes from an unlikely source as Ivanovic forces a fine save from Ruddy.

77
Schurrle is now effectively playing as a left wing-back and does well to collect a Luiz pass under pressure. Mata then drops deep to find space to cross but it's poor and goes out for a goal kick.

76
Howson and Snodgrass again combine before Pilkington is dispossessed by Ivanovic, who then wins a free-kick. Mata then finds Schurrle in space but his cross is poor.

75
It's Cole who makes way for Hazard as Chelsea look to find a way to win what's been a really tough game for them.

74
Hazard is also preparing to come on as Cole produces a dangerous cross which is cleared before Snodgrass is brought down by Lampard on halfway.

73
Chelsea also make a change as Eto'o replaces Ba.

73
Snodgrass concedes a throw in deep inside his own half and that allows Norwich to make a change, van Wolfswinkel making way for Hooper.

72
Excellent defending from Turner as Schurrle bursts into the box. Chelsea are trying to reassert and it'll be interesting to see whether Norwich continue to pile forward in search of a winner.

71
Lampard's corner goes all the way through the area and Norwich counter, again down the left. The cross is behind van Wolfswinkel but he does well to retrieve the ball before his own delivery is collected by Cech.

70
Lampard steps up to take it but the wall does its job and Chelsea have to make do with a corner.

69
Pilkington was about to be taken off by Chris Hughton but he's changed the game. Norwich need to keep it up though and Tettey is booked for a foul 25 yards away from the Norwich goal.

68
GOAL! Pilkington! And don't they deserve it. It comes from another fine Olsson run down the left and his cross finds van Wolfswinkel, who leaps above Terry and nods into the path of Pilkington, who gets there ahead of Luiz and pokes past Cech.

67
Oscar and Mata combine and Bassong does well to clear under pressure from the latter. Norwich break but Howson's ball towards Martin is just too strong and Cech collects.

66
Fer finds Tettey who has time to line up a shot. It's ambitious but a decent effort which goes a yard or so over Cech's crossbar.

65
Schurrle takes an age to play in Ba and the striker is caught offside. Chelsea quickly get the ball back but Ba is adjudged to have fouled Turner on the edge of the Norwich box.

64
Ramires is the latest Chelsea player to rush a clearance under pressure but this one finds Schurrle and Chelsea can finally enjoy possession. Mata finds Cole, who helps play in Oscar and the Brazilian has a fine chance to double his and his side's tally only to fire wildly wide.

63
Yellow card for Oscar after a foul on halfway. Correct decision - he went in two-footed and didn't get the ball.

62
It's a wasted corner but Chelsea rush to clear it and Norwich are in total command of possession at the moment. Snodgrass finds Pilkington and he's allowed to stride into the Chelsea box before a weak shot is blocked by Terry.

61
Olsson bursts down the left and wins a corner as his cross deflects off the leg of Ivanovic and behind, despite Cech's best efforts to keep it in play. Pressure mounting.

60
Terry is forced to lump clear after Cole finds him under pressure from Snodgrass. Carrow Road is buzzing as Norwich really put it to Chelsea on the hour mark.

59
Quality from Howson and Snodgrass who combine to get van Wolfswinkel through, and he looks set to score when Terry throws a leg in front of him and gets enough on the ball to deflect it out via the striker's chest. Top-quality defending after a top-quality move.

58
Free-kick from deep for Norwich but more than one player is offside as it drops into the Chelsea area.

57
Ivanovic slides to keep it in and does well to do so, allowing Oscar to dribble towards the Norwich box. The hosts' attempts to clear falls to Lampard who lobs wide.

56
Cech takes an age to set his wall and Norwich likewise dwell over who will take this free-kick. Eventually the responsibility falls to Pilkington but his curling effort is always too high.

54
Much, much better from Norwich who are growing into this second half thanks largely to Howson and Snodgrass, with the latter earning a free-kick 35 yards out owing to a foul from Schurrle.

53
Great ball from Olsson to find Pilkington and he's able to ghost past Luiz before shooting wide. Norwich have had some joy down the left.

52
Schurrle isn't afraid to shoot but Martin blocks his latest attempt pretty comfortably. However, Chelsea quickly have it back and have, bar the penalty shout, started the half well.

51
We've just seen a replay and Pilkington's penalty claim was, to put it mildly, a very fair one. Norwich unfortunate not to have been given that.

50
Oscar again lively as he combines with Mata, Chelsea trying to pick holes in the Norwich defence. Ivanovic finds space eventually but the ball to him is too strong and goes out of play.

49
Chelsea flood the box as Lampard finds Oscar and the Brazilian's shot is deflected wide for a corner. Again, Ba gets there ahead of Ruddy but eventually Norwich clear and counter, before Ramires and Pilkington collide in the box and the latter goes down wanting a penalty which isn't given.

48
Tettey is annoyed as he's penalised for a collision with Lampard on halfway. Soon after, van Wolfswinkel brings down Luiz for the third time and is lucky to escape a caution.

47
Schurrle looks to skip past Snodgrass but is brought down and briefly leaves the field before returning to play his part in a move which sees Ramires find Ba five yards out, and he should score but instead glances just wide. Big chance.

46
We're back under way.

Sky Bet make Chelsea 1/6 favourites with the draw 5/1 and Norwich 16s. Norwich to win 2-1 is a 33/1 Price Boost, while a Chelsea 2-1 win is also boosted to 8/1. If you fancy Lampard to score next, he's 9/1.

So it's Norwich 0 Chelsea 1 at half-time and while not a superb half of football in terms of quality, it hasn't lacked for intrigue. Norwich have been plagued by Ba's physicality and that paved the way for the opening goal, but otherwise Chelsea haven't caused too many problems and Norwich have threatened on occasion, particularly down the right. All to play for after the break.

45+1
Just a minute added on and just as the referee looks set to blow for half-time, Fer's shot from range is deflected behind for a corner. Turner wins the header and knocks it down to Bassong, whose effort is straight at Cech. That's half-time.

45
Luiz swings a boot at Lampard's corner but misses and eventually Fer does really well to clear. His ball fails to find Tettey, though, and Luiz attempts an audacious first-time lob from 50 yards which has Ruddy back-pedaling to watch it go just over.

44
Oscar makes his way down the right and does brilliantly to find space for a cross of equal quality, which Turner clears. Oscar comes back again and this time Bassong is forced to put it behind for a corner.

43
Martin bursts forward and crosses, but Terry steps in to block it. However, the ball falls enticingly to Snodgrass and he's disappointed to fire high over Cech's goal.

42
Chelsea look like a side content to take a 1-0 lead into the break and Norwich are sensing an opportunity to attack, with Terry called into action to block the path of Snodgrass.

41
Much better from Norwich as Snodgrass produces a cross which finds van Wolfswinkel, whose header back across goal drops at the feet of Howson. However, he can't spin to get off a shot and Ramires clears to Tettey, whose attempt from range flies wide.

40
Norwich double-up on Ba and it pays off as Bassong can clear comfortably. Howson then wins a 50-50 with Mata as Norwich again take control of possession for a spell, albeit without causing problems.

39
Olsson and Pilkington combine down the left but Oscar does well to win his side a throw in and relieve the pressure. The Brazilian has been everywhere.

38
Again Chelsea go short and again Norwich win it back quickly before Schurrle fouls Snodgrass.

37
Tettey is penalised for a little push on Lampard as the pair competed to win Martin's clearance. Another free-kick 40 yards out for the visitors.

36
Far too easy for Chelsea as they slowly pick apart the Norwich defence before Howson slides in to deny Ba a fine chance to score.

35
Tettey is perhaps the first Norwich player to go shoulder-to-shoulder with Ba and win and this gives the home crowd something cheer. They're furious when van Wolfswinkel's header deflects behind off Luiz yet a goal kick is again given.

34
Olsson wins a good challenge in the middle of the pitch but it breaks to Lampard and the Norwich full-back is stranded. This leaves Ba one-on-one with Bassong and he checks inside to set up a shooting chance, which he wastes by firing over.

33
Olsson has been the most impressive player for the hosts and tries to inject some pace into an attack with an attacking run which sees the ball twice deflect of Chelsea legs before going behind. The referee, however, gives a goal kick, from which Ba is penalised for a nudge.

32
Pilkington looks to get in behind Ivanovic but the Chelsea right-back does well to get there first and allow the ball to run behind for a goal kick.

31
A Pilkington cross is headed clear by Terry and Norwich can't quite get on the ball here. Lampard sensibly goes long towards Ba but Turner this time manages to win the battle and allow Ruddy to collect.

30
Mata's corner is cleared but Luiz quickly finds him again, and the second cross requires Olsson to step in and clear.

29
This time Luiz goes long with it and again Ba causes huge problems, challenging Ruddy and forcing the Norwich keeper to spill the ball. Ba tries to nudge it goalwards but it deflects behind for a corner.

28
Again Chelsea decline the opportunity to throw a ball forward and again Luiz is fouled by van Wolfswinkel, who gets a stern talking to now.

27
Surprisingly given the problems Ba has caused, Chelsea go short before Luiz is fouled in an almost identical spot, this time by van Wolfswinkel.

26
Mata, who has been quiet, finds space and shares a one-two with Oscar. Howson then dispossesses the Spaniard but he did so illegally and Chelsea have a free-kick 45 yards out.

25
This is generally much better from Norwich who are really competing in midfield. However, Oscar shows his defensive quality in stepping in to deny Tettey before failing to find Ba.

24
Oscar produces some magic to dance past Pilkington and Fer before finding Schurrle, whose shot from the edge of the area flies high and wide.

23
Ivanovic clears the corner comfortably and Chelsea attack with Oscar down the left. Norwich have organised themselves well and again cut out an attack - it's the high balls which are causing them the most trouble.

22
Cech is called into action and steps up with a fine save as Howson finds space five yards out. Norwich corner.

21
Ivanovic advances down the right and forces Olsson to concede a throw-in. We've not seen Chelsea attack much down this flank yet which is a credit to Olsson.

20
Pilkington is fouled by Oscar but play is allowed to go on with Norwich on the ball. However, Chelsea soon win it back before Lampard's heavy ball towards Schurrle goes out.

19
Ba causes more problems as Terry's high ball sees Ruddy attempt to collect on the edge of his box only to lose out to Ba, whose shot on the turn is blocked by Bassong.

18
More excellent hold-up play from Ba as Chelsea look to re-establish their superiority having just eased off since the goal. Oscar is fouled on halfway.

17
Howson tries to find Martin but Cole is again alive to the danger - he's been faultless so far. Tettey then injects some pace into the Norwich attack but Howson's ball to Pilkington is just too strong and goes out for a goal kick.

16
van Wolfswinkel does well to take a long ball from Turner down on his chest but the attack comes to nothing as Martin loses out.

15
Ruddy is called into action once more as Luiz finds space to fire a left-footed volley towards the inside of Ruddy's left-hand post. It's a straightforward stop.

14
Excellent save from Ruddy as Mata finds Ba with a pass which just sends the striker a tad wider than was intended. Ba does well and looks set to find the bottom corner but Ruddy tips it wide. Chelsea corner.

13
Pilkington knocks it past Terry and looks set to beat the Chelsea defender in a foot race. However, Terry gets his body between attacker and ball and eventually wins a free-kick.

12
Norwich are really trying to get close to Chelsea but the visitors are happy to go long to Ba, who this time is caught offside.

11
Norwich fans want a foul as Pilkington goes down after a collision with Cole, but again play is allowed to continue. Olsson does brilliantly to get down the left, past Ivanovic, but his cross finds Cech.

10
Neil Swarbrick is the man in charge today and so far it seems he wants to let the game flow, as a few robust challenges have gone unpunished.

9
Superb challenge from Fer on Ramires and he's got options as he runs towards the Chelsea defence. However, he chooses the wrong one and Cole easily cuts out a through-ball.

8
Good pressure from Mata and Ivanovic and Olsson is forced into a rushed clearance which goes out on halfway.

7
Fer tries to find Snodgrass but Cole gets their first and Chelsea can come again. This time Norwich do well with Luiz forced to go back to Cech, who clears under pressure from van Wilfswinkel.

6
Norwich produce their first moment of attacking quality as Snodgrass dances past the Chelsea midfield before seeing his pass but out by Luiz.

5
What a start from Chelsea and what a finish from Oscar. Gliding into the box, he receives a lovely flick-on from Ba and guides the ball into the bottom corner with the outside of his boot. Classy.

4
GOAL! Oscar! Clumsy challenge from Bassong as Ba looks to get on the end of a looping pass from Lampard. Claims for a penalty are denied but Chelsea quickly come back at Norwich and Oscar finds the bottom corner to put them ahead.

3
Ruddy is called into the action for the first time after Schurrle causes problems down the left. The Norwich keeper is out quickly to claim a high ball.

2
Pilkington is caught by Luiz and hobbles around for a while - that looked a painful, albeit accidental blow. Chelsea enjoy the best of the early exchanges.

1
We're under way on a bright and sunny day in Norwich and Cech gets an early touch after a long ball from Martin evades the Norwich attack.

1329
And finally, Matthew says: 'Eventually Mourinho has put out his strongest line up! Due to this predicting 3-1 Chelsea win.'

1328
James says: 'Going for a Norwich win 1-0 if they can contain the midfield of Chelsea then they have a chance as Chelsea strikers have been no threat this season,' while Donagh predicts a 2-1 win for the hosts.

1324
The teams are in the tunnel and kick-off isn't far away.

1321
Luke reckons Chelsea are set for a good run of results. He says: 'Chelsea's second half against Spurs and their performance in midweek make me think they are turning the corner. 3-0 to the Blues with Schurrle getting on the scoresheet. Fancy Ba for a good performance too.'

1320
Jose Mourinho has just been on Sky Sports and pointed out that today's team selection reflects the fact that Chelsea don't have a midweek game. In essence he was saying 'this is the best team I have available' and that he didn't have to worry about fatigue.

1317
Tom writes: 'As a confident Norwich fan I feel we can put on a performance today with RVW scoring in a 1-1 draw.'

1315
We welcome along Bakai from Nigeria, who writes: 'It's gonna be Chelsea all the way - Norwich 0 Chelsea 2!'

1313
Louis is backing Norwich to get a result: 'Yellows, Yellows, Yellows - I reckon Norwich can pull off a not-so-shock result today, 2-2 draw, goals from Mata and Pilkington.'

1309
Scott is the first to offer a prediction, and it's a bold one. He says: 'I am happy Mata is starting today, I think we will win 4-0 with Mata scoring twice and Ba and Hazard scoring off the bench.'

1307
Not to Tomas, though, who is after a birthday present: 'Today, a victory away from home would be the best gift of my 20th jubilee. Come on Blues!' I rather like that - many happy returns, Sir.

1305
Andrew thinks Norwich might just be able to get a result today. He writes: 'Hoping for a positive performance and possible result against a hit and miss Chelsea side - come on yellows!!'

Our friends at Sky Bet make Chelsea 8/15 favourites, with Norwich 5/1 and the draw 100/30. Their Price Boosts include a 3-0 Chelsea win at 14/1, Norwich to win 1-0 at 16/1 and Frank Lampard to score first at 7/1.

1258
And now Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Oscar, Schurrle, Ba. Subs: Essien, Hazard, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Eto'o.

1257
Time for team news, starting with Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Turner, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Howson, Fer, Tettey, Pilkington, van Wolfswinkel. Subs: Whittaker, Johnson, Hooper, Bunn, Elmander, Redmond, Ryan Bennett.

1255
If you'd like to have your say on the game email me on benjamin.coley@bskyb.com and I'll publish as many as I can before kick-off.

1253
Hello and welcome along to live coverage of Norwich v Chelsea at Carrow Road. Chelsea can go third with a win while Norwich are looking to move five points clear of the relegation zone and into the relative comfort of mid-table.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
Liverpool v Everton  
15:00
Chelsea v A Villa  
C Palace v Leicester  
Hull City v Man City  
Man Utd v West Ham  
Southampton v QPR  
Sunderland v Swansea  
17:30
Arsenal v Tottenham  
Sunday, 28 September 2014
16:00
West Brom v Burnley  
Monday, 29 September 2014
20:00
Stoke v Newcastle  
Saturday, 04 October 2014
15:00
Hull City v C Palace  
Leicester v Burnley  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Footer 365

FIFA tightens concussion rules after World Cup incidents

Players suffering suspected concussion will have to be cleared by team doctors, under new FIFA proposals.

Transfer news: Juventus never considered signing Mario Balotelli in the summer

Juventus general director Beppe Marotta has confirmed the club never considered signing Mario Balotelli in the summer.

Premier League: Phil Neville wants Manchester United to spend another £100m

Phil Neville says Man United need to spend another £100m on their squad before they can be considered title contenders.

Mail Box

Should Gerrard Play Further Forward?

That's one shout in a mailbox that recalls Rafa Benitez saying the Liverpool man would one day end up as a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney and 500 words on Ipswich...

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property