Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has criticised Norwich City and manager Daniel Farke, claiming the Canaries "never recovered" since their victory over Manchester City and deeming their boss "confused" regarding the team's playing style (Sky Sports News).
Norwich sprung one of the surprises of the Premier League season so far when they claimed a 3-2 victory over the reigning champions at Carrow Road on 14 September, but since then the Canaries have lost four games, while also playing out a dour 0-0 draw at Bournemouth.
Farke and co currently sit 19th in the table and, on Saturday, they make the trip to Brighton, who are 14th in the standings but are full of optimism, having beaten Everton and thrashed Tottenham at the Amex Stadium in recent weeks.
As well as discussing Norwich, Nicholas praised Seagulls coach Graham Potter ("more in line with adapting and seeing how a certain situation is unfolding") and how his side plays ("I like the way they attack with an edge") before finishing off by predicting a 2-1 defeat for the Canaries.
"Norwich have never recovered since their win over Man City," he wrote on Sky Sports News. "They drew 0-0 with Bournemouth, which we were all bewildered at, but Daniel Farke has confused himself with what kind of style they want to play with. It will be another defeat for them in this one."
Farke is to hold his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon, where he is expected provide a full fitness update on the likes of Tim Krul, Emi Buendia and Ibrahim Amadou, as reported by the Pink Un.
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