Chelsea will be looking to get their first three Premier League points of the season against a Norwich side that earned plenty of plaudits last weekend, specifically in the form of their four-goal striker Teemu Pukki.
Frank Lampard revealed in the Friday pre-match press conference that N’Golo Kante is a major doubt ahead of Saturday’s trip to Norwich, via Chelsea FC;
“N’Golo Kante has got an injury he has carried all week.”
“We are going to assess that over the next 24 hours to see if he’s fit. It’s an ankle sprain.”
It’s also revealed that hopes of Antonio Rudiger returning to the Chelsea line up vs Norwich are premature, with the German having to wait another game week to make his expected return, as confirmed by the Blues manager.
It’s a toss-up between Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud starting at Carrow Road, with the Frenchman starting the last two fixtures, Lampard may opt for the more versatile Abraham against a Norwich side that like Chelsea, has conceded five goals in two league games this season.
Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Norwich City
Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma, Emerson.
Midfield: Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Pedro.
Attack: Tammy Abraham.