Confirmed: Norwich and Chelsea line-ups

Norwich City

Here is how Norwich City and Chelsea will line up this evening:

Norwich City welcome Chelsea to Carrow Road this evening for their latest Premier League encounter.

The Canaries are currently fighting a relegation battle with every point vital between now and the end of the campaign.

As things stand Norwich are 17th in the table, outside the bottom three only on goal-difference and knowing Newcastle United directly below them have a game in hand.

As for Chelsea, they are slowly climbing up the table and are 11th with 11 matches remaining and they will be quietly confident of leaving Norwich with all three points tonight.

Chelsea have won seven and drawn two of their last nine league clashes with Norwich and with the Canaries scoring just twice in their last six encounters it does not bode well for a change in fortune.

Guus Hiddink has added a steely desire to a Chelsea side floundering under Jose Mourinho and the Blues are yet to suffer a defeat in the league since the Dutchman took charge.

Norwich could change that but they will have to play out of their skins…

Norwich lineup

Starting:

  • John Ruddy
  • Ivo Pinto
  • Timm Klose
  • Russell Martin
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Robbie Brady
  • Wes Hoolahan
  • Jonny Howson
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Alexander Tettey
  • Cameron Jerome

Substitutes: Declan Rudd, Martin Olsson, Graham Dorrans, Matthew Jarvis, Youssouf Mulumbu, Gary O'Neil, Dieumerci Mbokani.

Chelsea lineup

Starting:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Oscar
  • Bertrand Traore
  • Diego Costa
  • Kenedy

Substitutes: Asmir Begovic, Baba Rahman, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, John Obi Mikel, Willian, Alexandre Pato, Loïc Remy.

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