Chelsea secured all three points against Norwich City and move into the top half of the table for the first time this season. Kenedy first minute goal and Costa’s strike just before the halftime put Chelsea 2-0 up.
Chelsea handed only the second start to youngster Kenedy who took just 40 odd seconds to score first of the night for Chelsea. He super run and turn at the edge of the box resulting a superb left footed drive enabled Chelsea to take the lead. Norwich had couple of chances to get back on level terms but a goal from Costa just before the break pretty much ended the contest in Chelsea favour.
Norwich City 1-2 Chelsea – Match Highlights
[Premier League, Tuesday, 01 March 2016 ]
- Kenedy scores his first goal for Chelsea:
- Controversial goal from Diego Costa made it 2-0 (offside)
- Nathan Redmond got Norwich back in the game in 68th minute:
Match Highlights: (English, 10 minutes)
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Preview & Team News: Chelsea have several injury worries with the likes of John Tery joining the treatment table alongside Falcao and Kurt Zouma which means Gary Cahill and Ivanovic are set to keep their place in central defense. Diego Costa to start upfront with Hazard, Willian and Oscar playing in attacking roles while Jon Obi Mikeland Fabregas to play in central midfield roles. Alexandre Pato might be given some game time on tuesday night somewhere in second half.
Norwich City has some fitness issues of their own with S Bassong and Hoolahan expected to go late test before the game to see if they are able to start the game. While Andre Wisdom is already out injured. Norwich will be hoping Steven Naismith put up another show against Chelsea having already scored hattrick against them earlier in the season playing for Everton.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Tuesday night. Confirmed team news will be available couple of hours before the kickoff.
Predictions: Chelsea are unbeaten in the league since Guus Hiddink took over and they are no well in touching distance with european places if they can keep this form from now to the end of the season. Norwich City on the other hand are bookies favourite to go down alongside Villa and I can see them getting anything of this game they way Chelsea are playing at the moment. I am going with a 3-1 win for Chelsea in this one.