Norwich City 1-3 Chelsea: Mourinho's super-subs provide 60-second turnaround

Norwich City 1 - 3 Chelsea

  • 4" Oscar
  • 68" Anthony Pilkington
  • 85" Eden Hazard
  • 86" Willian

Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Attendance: 26,840

Norwich Carrow Road 2

Chelsea won 3-1 away to Norwich City this afternoon.

Chelsea's starting line-up may have left a few Blues fans with raised eyebrows, but it was Jose Mourinho's substitutes who saved the day with a quick-fire double, to take all three points at Carrow Road earlier today.

Chelsea started the match with Demba Ba in place of the benched Samuel Eto'o, while Eden Hazard was also left out of the starting XI. 

When Oscar put the visitors ahead after just four minutes, Mourinho's plan appeared to be working perfectly.  But Anthony Pilkington's second-half equaliser put the result in question.

In a game of many chances, the two sides shared 36 efforts on goal between them, but Mourinho changed the game when he sent on Eto'o, Hazard and Willian in the space of eight minutes.

The Belgian midfielder put the Blues back in the lead with just five minutes of normal-time to go, and 60 seconds later the match was over, after Willian curled in a fantastic shot.

The result means Chelsea move up to third in the Premier League, while the Canaries slip to 17th.

Statistics

Norwich City

Chelsea

Possession

44.8%
55.2%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Norwich City

  • John Ruddy
  • Martin Olsson
  • Sébastien Bassong
  • Michael Turner
  • Russell Martin
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Leroy Fer
  • Alexander Tettey
  • Anthony Pilkington
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Substitutes

  • Johan Elmander
  • Gary Hooper
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Mark Bunn

Chelsea

  • Petr Cech
  • John Terry
  • David Luiz
  • Ashley Cole
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Oscar
  • Ramires
  • Frank Lampard
  • Juan Mata
  • Andre Schürrle
  • Demba Ba

Substitutes

  • Eden Hazard
  • Michael Essien
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Samuel Eto'o
  • Willian
  • Gary Cahill
  • Mark Schwarzer

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