Premier League

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22/11/2015
Premier League
Stamford Bridge
Attendance 41,582

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      Chelsea patiently pass the ball around deep inside the Norwich half of the pitch as they look to run down the clock. The fans are going crazy and whistles are reverberating around the stadium, with every supporter desperately wanting the referee to bring an end to the game.
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      Ball after ball is flung into the Chelsea penalty area, where it bounces around from one player to another, but each time the hosts' defence are just about able to deal with the danger. Every blue shirt is currently camped deep inside their own half of the pitch.
    • 45'
      The ball pinballs around the edge of the Norwich penalty area, with a plethora of blue shirts trying to penetrate the visitors' box. Matic eventually earns his side a corner but the referee blows his whistle before the hosts are able to take it.
    • 90'
      SI Azpilicueta SO Fàbregas
    • 90'
      The Chelsea fans give Hazard a standing ovation as he makes his way off to be replaced by Azpilicueta for the final few minutes of the game.
    • 0'
      My name is Ben Cullimore and it's been an absolute pleasure describing all of the action to you today. Until next time, goodbye!
    • 0'
      The referee blows his whistle for the final time and the Chelsea fans go wild! That victory was not only well deserved but will no doubt do them the world of good, as it sends them away from danger and sets them up nicely for next weekend's tough clash away to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Hazard
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 1-0 NORWICH CITY
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
    • 0'
      Chelsea head in to the half-time break and have somehow failed to find the back of the net, despite bossing possession from start to finish and being presented with a plethora of good chances. Hazard has been excellent and looks far more comfortable playing as a number 10, whilst Kenedy has offered
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 0-0 NORWICH CITY
    • 0'
      La Marseillaise rings around the stadium as both the fans and players pay their respects to those that lost their lives during last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, Norwich boss Alex Neil has also made three alterations to the side that featured in the victory at home to Swansea, with Alexander Tettey, Wes Hoolahan and Cameron Jerome making way for Nathan Redmond, Youssouf Mulumbu and Dieumerci Mbokani.
    • 0'
      Jose Mourinho has decided to make three changes to the Chelsea side that started the aforementioned defeat against Stoke, with Branislav Ivanovic, Kenedy and Cesc Fabregas coming into the starting line-up to replace Cesar Azpilicueta, Baba Rahman and Ramires, respectively.
    • 0'
      Norwich City substitutes: Rudd, Whittaker, Dorrans, Odjidja-Ofoe, Hoolahan, Lafferty, Jerome.
    • 0'
      Norwich City XI (4-4-1-1): Ruddy; Wisdom, Bennett, Bassong, Olsson; Redmond, O’Neil, Mulumbu, Brady; Howson, Mbokani.
    • 0'
      Chelsea substitutes: Blackman, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Traore, Ramires, Oscar, Remy.
    • 0'
      Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Kenedy; Fabregas, Matic; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
    • 0'
      As for Norwich, a positive start to the season turned into a miserable October that saw them lose all four of their league games whilst simultaneously shipping 11 goals. However, they went into the international break with a victory under their belts thanks to a solid 1-0 win at home to struggling S
    • 0'
      With his stadium ban served and the international break over, this afternoon sees Jose Mourinho return to the Chelsea dugout, meaning that, once again, the spotlight will be firmly on him as his side aim to finally bring an end to a truly terrible start to the season. A 1-0 defeat against Stoke City
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between Chelsea and Norwich City. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from Stamford Bridge.
    • 1'
      And we're off!
    • 3'
      Chelsea patiently work the ball around patiently before Fabregas and Kenedy link up well on the left flank. The Brazilian youngster tries to dart past Howson on the left-hand side of the Norwich penalty area but Howson is there to shepherd the ball out of play for a goal kick.
    • 5'
      Norwich are finally able to get on the ball and string together a few decent passes. They work it out to Brady, who finds space on the left wing before unleashing a swinging shot that deflects off Ivanovic and out for the first corner of the game.
    • 6'
      The resulting set-piece is flung into the middle of the Chelsea box, where it almost finds Mbokani, but Zouma does well to get a head on the ball to stop it from doing so.
    • 8'
      Pedro muscles his way through a sea of Norwich players before chipping a deft pass into the path of Costa, but Bassong is there to barge the striker to one side before firing the ball away from danger.
    • 10'
      Chance for Fabregas! Costa holds up the ball on the edge of the Norwich penalty area before teeing up Hazard, who then charges into the left-hand side of the box. The Belgian heads towards the byline before cutting a pass back to the aforementioned Spanish midfielder, but he ends up blasting his clo
    • 12'
      It's all Chelsea at the moment as they continue to put the Norwich defence under plenty of pressure. This time it's Pedro who swings a low cross into the visitors' penalty area, but Bennett is there to thump it back out to the left flank.
    • 13'
      So close from Terry! Chelsea earn themselves a corner on the right wing, which Willian curls towards the near post. It meets the captain, who pulls off a lovely, Zola-esque flick, but his audacious effort ends up flying just wide of the goal.
    • 14'
      Norwich immediately push forward from the restart and work the ball around quickly before Redmond tests Begovic from the right-hand side of the penalty area, but the angle is slightly too tight and, as a result, the strike is parried away by the Bosnian goalkeeper.
    • 15'
      And now Willian goes close! Hazard embarks on a driving run forward and cuts inside before setting up Willian. The Brazilian skips into the penalty area and unleashes a low strike, but Ruddy does well to stop it from finding the back of the net.
    • 17'
      The pace of the game has slowed down somewhat as Chelsea start to slow when on the attack. Norwich have done well to keep them at bay and are starting to look comfortable in defence.
    • 19'
      Brady loses the ball in a dangerous position, allowing Willian to launch a lofted pass towards Costa. It's slightly overhit, however, and ends up bouncing into the hands of Ruddy.
    • 21'
      Chance for Mbokani! Redmond twists and turns on the edge of the Chelsea box before sending the ball out to Brady on the left wing. The Irishman then finds the aforementioned striker with a great cut-back, but the Congolese forward can't find the target with his first-time, thumping strike.
    • 23'
      Again, Norwich lose possession in the middle of the pitch, allowing Matic to send a lovely pass into the path of Hazard, who has started the game in an incredibly advanved position. The Belgian's run is slightly mistimed, however, and the linesman's flag is immediately raised as a result.
    • 24'
      Chelsea break away quickly once again, this time through Costa after good play from Hazard, but the striker ends up embarking on his run far too early and ends up bringing an end to a positive attacking move.
    • 25'
      Great play by Brady! The Irishman, who has arguably been Norwich's best player so far, skips past Ivanovic with ease before breaking into the Chelsea penalty area, but Zouma is there to out-muscle the midfielder before shepherding the ball into the safe hands of Begovic.
    • 27'
      What a chance for Costa! Chelsea move the ball around wonderfully well, with Fabregas playing a particularly important role on the edge of the penalty area. He finds Pedro, who then cuts the ball back to the aforementioned striker, but his first-time shot ends up clearing the top of the crossbar by
    • 28'
      And now Willian goes close! Again, Pedro does well to break into the left-hand side of the Norwich box before chipping an excellent cross towards the near post. It almost finds the aforementioned Brazilian, but he's not quite tall enough and, as a result, the ball skims off the top of his head and o
    • 30'
      Willian skips down the right wing before being cynically pulled back by Olsson, resulting in a free kick for Chelsea in a very dangerous position. The Brazilian sends the set-piece into the heart of the penalty area but Bassong is there to send it away with a strong header.
    • 31'
      Mulumbu clumsily pulls Pedro back as the Spaniard looks to break away quickly, leaving the referee with no choice but to show the midfielder the first yellow card of the game.
    • 32'
      Fabregas pulls away from the Norwich box and finds some space in front of the cluster of yellow and green shirts camped inside the penalty area. He receives the ball, takes a quick touch, and fires a thumping low strike that looks set for the bottom left-hand corner of the net, but Ruddy does well t
    • 34'
      Brady goes down inside the Chelsea penalty area, but nothing is given! After spending the last 10 minutes on the back foot, Norwich are finally able to push forward. Brady once again finds a way to penetrate the hosts' box before going down under a challenge from Willian, but the referee doesn't poi
    • 35'
      The ball goes out for a Chelsea throw-in on the right wing, which Willian takes quickly and cynically sends straight into the face of Bassong, who is standing just in front of the Brazilian. The defender isn't best pleased with the Brazilian, who, after receiving a talking to from the referee, is sh
    • 36'
      Excellent play by Hazard! The Belgian twists and turns on the right wing and drifts into the penalty area before sending the ball into a dangerous position inside the box, but there's nobody there to meet up, much to the frustration of the attacking midfielder, who did everything right in the build-
    • 38'
      And now Costa screams for a penalty! Willian cuts inside from the left wing before zipping a lovely pass into the feet of the aforementioned striker. He takes a touch before going down under a challenge from Bassong, but the referee immediately tells the Spaniard to get back to his feet.
    • 40'
      Norwich push forward once again and patiently work the ball around deep inside the Chelsea half of the pitch. Olsson is finally able to curl a dangerous cross towards the near post, but Zouma is there to send it looping out for a corner.
    • 41'
      What a stop by Terry! The resulting set-piece is sent towards the near post, where it finds Wisdom. The right-back quickly fires a low cross to Bassong, but the centre-back's thumping strike is blocked brilliantly by the Chelsea captain, who throws his body in front of the ball.
    • 43'
      Fantastic save by Ruddy! Kenedy flies down the left wing on an excellent run before sending a low cross right into the path of Costa. The striker is completely unmarked and has all the time in the world to beat the Norwich goalkeeper, but he takes slightly too long on the ball and, as a result, his
    • 44'
      Chelsea come forward once again through Kenedy, but this time the youngster ends up sending a right-footed cross-cum-shot well over the top of the crossbar and out of play for a goal kick.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      O'Neil almost immediately earns himself a yellow card for a poor challenge just outside of the Norwich penalty area, resulting in a free kick for Chelsea in a very dangerous position.
    • 48'
      Willians chips the resulting set-piece towards the near post but it's completely mishit and is easily collected by Ruddy before it can find a blue shirt.
    • 49'
      Once again, Chelsea are awarded a free kick in an advantageous not far outside of the Norwich box, this time as a result of a clumsy challenge by Brady. Willian sends the set-piece to the near post once more but this time Howson is there to deal with the danger.
    • 50'
      What a chance for Zouma! Chelsea earn themselves a corner on the right wing thanks to great, driving play by Hazard. Willian sends the set-piece right onto the foot of the aforementioned centre-back, but his thumping volley ends up flying quite over the top of the crossbar.
    • 52'
      Hazard and Fabregas link up well on the left wing before the Belgian tries to penetrate the Norwich penalty area, but Wisdom is there to cut out the danger before the attacking midfielder is able to do so.
    • 54'
      Once again, Hazard gets into a good position on the left-hand side of the Norwich box before chipping a lovely cross into the middle of the box, but Bassong is there to out-muscle Costa before heading the ball away from danger at the vital moment.
    • 56'
      Chelsea, who are looking full of confidence and bossing possession, work the ball around patiently before Willian tries to find Costa with a deft cross from the edge of the box. It's poorly hit, however, and can only meet the hands of Ruddy.
    • 58'
      Fabregas cuts inside from the left flank and unleashes a curling low shot towards the bottom left-hand corner of the goal, but Ruddy does well to get down quickly to stop it from finding the back of the net.
    • 59'
      Matic finds himself in space 30 yards away from goal and decides to unleash an audacious effort. It's completely mishit, however, and ends up flying well wide of the goal and into the crowd behind.
    • 60'
      Once again, Hazard breaks into the right-hand side of the penalty area and cuts a lovely pass across the face of goal. It's wonderfully hit but, for some strange reason, Costa is nowhere to be seen, much to the annoyance of the Chelsea fans.
    • 61'
      Chelsea break away quickly through Willian, who then spins and tries to find Hazard. The Belgian is cynically pulled back by Bassong, however, and the Norwich centre-back is immediately shown a yellow card.
    • 62'
      Chelsea are absolutely bossing possession at the moment, with Norwich finding it incredibly difficult to get anywhere near the ball. You can sense a goal is coming...
    • 64'
      G Diego Costa Assist Fàbregas
    • 64'
      Fàbregas provided the assist.
    • 64'
      GOAL! Chelsea have finally taken the lead! Mulumbu gives away a cheap free kick in the middle of the pitch, which the hosts take quickly. The Norwich defence completely fall asleep, allowing Costa to break into the box before curling a wonderful strike past the outstretched fingers of Ruddy and into
    • 66'
      So close from Zouma! Kenedy is brought down on the left wing, resulting in a free kick for Chelsea in a dangerous position. Willian curls it into the middle of the box, where it finds the aforementioned centre-back, but he ends up sending his flicked volley just wide of the goal.
    • 68'
      What a strike by Brady! The Irishman finds himself in space in the centre of the pitch and immediately unleashes a thumping strike that Begovic does extremely well to parry away with an excellent diving save.
    • 69'
      Martin Olsson goes into the referee's book.
    • 69'
      The resulting corner amounts to nothing, and Chelsea immediately break away on a counter-attack. Costa flies forward on an excellent run before reaching the edge of the box, where he's brought crashing to the ground by a hefty, and clumsy, shoulder-barge from Olsson.
    • 70'
      Willian sends a curling cross into the heart of the Norwich penalty area from the resulting set-piece, but Mbokani is there to do his defensive duties with aplomb.
    • 72'
      Pedro twists and turns on the left-hand side of the penalty area as he tries to chip a cross towards Costa, but the Spanish midfielder spends far too long on the ball and, as a result, is eventually dispossessed.
    • 73'
      SI W. Hoolahan SO Fàbregas
    • 73'
      SI G. Dorrans SO Fàbregas
    • 73'
      SI C. Jerome SO Fàbregas
    • 73'
      Norwich have decided to make a triple substitution. The first player to come on is Jerome, who replaces Mbokani.
    • 73'
      The second is Hoolahan, who takes the place of Howson.
    • 73'
      And the third is Dorrans, who comes on for Mulumbu.
    • 75'
      Zouma is caught sleeping on the ball, almost allowing Norwich to break away on a dangerous counter-attack, but the young centre-back is just about able to keep hold of possession before clearing the danger at the vital moment.
    • 77'
      Kenedy charges into the left-hand side of the penalty area before earning Chelsea a corner. It's half dealt with by the Norwich defence before finding Pedro, who unleashes an audacious effort that ends up flying well wide of its intended target.
    • 79'
      It's all Chelsea at the moment as they hold on to possession in an attempt to run down the clock. With 10 minutes left to play, the hosts are increasingly looking as if they're in complete control.
    • 81'
      Willian skips into the penalty area before teeing up Pedro. The Spaniard takes a quick touch and looks to shoot before going down under a challenge from Bennett, but the referee immediately shakes his head and allows play to go on.
    • 82'
      An audacious lofted pass forward from deep inside the Norwich half of the pitch almost finds Jerome, but Kenedy is there to shepherd it out of play and out for a goal kick.
    • 83'
      SI Oscar SO Fàbregas
    • 83'
      Pedro makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Oscar in Chelsea's first change of the afternoon.
    • 85'
      What a chance for Matic to make it 2-0! The Serbian embarks on an excellent run past several Norwich players before going one-on-one with Ruddy, but he ends up sending his low shot straight at Ruddy.
    • 86'
      Norwich immediately drive forward and take Chelsea by surprise. Remond picks up the ball on the edge of the penalty and quickly finds Hoolahan, but the latter ends up carelessly straying into an offside position.
    • 87'
      SI Ramires SO Fàbregas
    • 87'
      Willian receives a round of applause from the Chelsea fans as he makes his way for Ramires.
    • 89'
      Norwich work the ball around quickly before a lofted pass forward finds Jerome. The striker ends up climbing all over Zouma, however, and the referee ends up awarding a free kick to Chelsea as a result.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be four minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    england
    Frank Lampard
    germany
    Daniel Farke

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 4 12
    Yellow Cards 1 4
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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