CONFIRMED: Chelsea & Norwich City line-ups

Stamford Bridge Inside

Here is how Chelsea and Norwich City will line up for this afternoon’s match at Stamford Bridge:

Chelsea starting XI: Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Matic, Lampard, Salah, Willian, Schurrle, Ba

Subs: Hilario, Kalas, Luiz, van Ginkel, Hazard, Torres, Eto'o

Norwich City starting XI: Ruddy, Martin, Bennett, Turner, Whittaker, Tettey, Snodgrass, Johnson, Howson, Olssson, Elmander

Subs: Bunn, Bassong, Fer, van Wolfswinkel, Hooper, E Bennett, Redmond

The tightest title-race in years shows no signs of letting up, and for that reason Chelsea will know they just have to keep winning and hope for slip-ups elsewhere.

In truth, given their remaining fixtures, it would be a huge shock of Manchester City do not go on to reclaim the title now. But stranger things have happened and all the Blues can do is keep the pace.

Following the disappointment of Champions League elimination, Chelsea return to domestic matters without the injured Petr Cech and the suspended Ramires.

Norwich cannot call on Anthony Pilkington, who remains side-lined through injury.

While the Canaries cannot mathamtically be relegated this afternoon, a defeat would see them all but down, considering their inferior goal-difference.

Today’s hosts are unbeaten in their last seven league games against Norwich, who have lost their last eight league games away from Carrow Road.

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