21/01/12 – Norwich City 0 – 0 Chelsea – Premier League
A real bore draw at Carrow Road saw the travelling Chelsea fans subjected too a dire 90 minutes, and the type of match that seemed all too typical of the Andre Vilas Boas era. 11 points off the top of the table at kick off; the performance at the newly promoted Canaries did little to ease the pressure on the Portuguese manager. Alex had recently departed in bizarre circumstances, and Gary Cahill was named on the bench. In a game dominated by the Blues’ in all quarters, it was honours even at the final whistle.
27/08/11 – Chelsea 3 – 1 Norwich City – Premier League
An early Jose Bosingwa boomer got the Blues’ off to a flyer at Stamford Bridge, before a goalkeeping error by Hilario allowed Grant Holt to equalise. The game will be remembered for the mammoth punch Didier Drogba took to the head, challenging keeper John Ruddy in the air. Drogba would need 11 minutes and breathing apparatus to help him leave the field. A Frank Lampard penalty put the Blues’ back in front after Ruddy then saw red for taking down Ramires, before little debutant Juan Mata netted emphatically after coming off the bench.
17/02/07 – Chelsea 4-0 Norwich City – FA Cup
Chelsea overcame a resolute Norwich side, weathering a lot of early pressure in the wake of Roman Abramovich’s return to watching his side after 6 long games away, in a topsy-turvy period for Jose Mourinho’s men. Chelsea struggled to move the ball across the park early on, before a deflected Shaun Wright Phillips shot from outside the area put the Blues’ ahead. Drogba made it too, turning onto a knock down inside the 6-yard box, before Michael Essien linked up well with Arjen Robben and Andriy Shevchenko to take the game from Norwich. The Stamford Bridge crowd were treated to the rare sight of the Ukrainian scoring himself to edge into the quarter finals of the FA cup.
04/03/05 – Norwich City 1 – 3 Chelsea – Premier League
A week on from the Carling Cup victory in Cardiff, Chelsea moved clear at the top of the table after Manchester United failed to beat Crystal Palace earlier in the day. Kezman added to his vital goal after Joe Cole put the blues ahead early on, and before Richardo Carvalho headed his first goal for the club in the dying embers. Many touted this match as cardinal in the running toward the Premier league finish line, as it put us eight points clear at the dizzy heights of the table, days before that game against Barcelona. The Chels were in dreamland.
17/12/04 – Chelsea 4 – 0 Norwich City – Premier League
An unnerving performance from the Blues’ put Jose Mourinho’s men six points clear at the top of the table, making light work of a newly promoted Norwich side. Damien Duff intercepted a loose pass from veteran Danish defender Thomas Helveg in the first ten minutes, before Lampard and Robben put the home side 3 up before the half time whistle. Drogba headed in a late Duff corner to wipe clean journalistic notions of ‘boring boring Chelsea’.
16/01/02 – Chelsea 4 – 0 Norwich City – FA Cup
Yes, yes, oh yes. That Gianfranco goal. Goals from Mario Stanic, Lamps and Mikael Forssell will never be remembered due to the pure excellence of the little Italians’ deft flick at the near post following Graeme Le Saux in swinging corner. I need say no more.
5/01/02 – Norwich City 0 – 0 Chelsea – FA Cup
This stalemate in East Anglian was simply a necessity to allow Blues’ fans something a little magical in the replay at Stamford Bridge.
09/12/94 – Norwich 3 – 0 Chelsea – Premier League
Norwich took the game too Chelsea in this Christmas time fixture at Carrow Road. Debutant Ashley Ward, seen as the natural replacement for Chris Sutton, whom had left the Norfolk club for Blackburn Rovers, netted twice on his debut. A young Jamie Cureton scored the third, beating Dimitri Kharine with his first touch after coming off the bench.
19/08/94 – Chelsea 2 – 0 Norwich City – Premier League
Goals from Frank Sinclair and Paul Furlong made safe of the points at Stamford Bridge for Glenn Hoddle’s men. Weeks before the end of the season the East Anglian club would be left high and dry due to John Deehan’s resignation, leaving a flustered Gary Megson to player manage the Canaries to a 20th place finish.
14/01/94 – Norwich City 1 – 1 Chelsea
Norwich and Chelsea shared the points in a humdrum of a match in the middle of the 93/94 campaign. Norwich would go on to finish 12th in the league, future Blue Chris Sutton propelling them to dizzy heights. Chelsea would finish two places below in 14th, with a defeat in the FA Cup final too boot.