Chelsea are still top of the Premier League after beating Brentford last weekend, and they have a chance to put more pressure on their title rivals by beating the division’s bottom side
Chelsea have a chance to steal a march on some of their rivals at the top of the Premier League this weekend, with the fixture list ensuring some of the sides directly below them will drop points.
The Blues sit top of the pile after their nervy win at Brentford last weekend, and the six teams directly below them will face off against one another in three games on Saturday and Sunday.
Thomas Tuchel’s side couldn’t have hoped for an easier fixture, either, with winless Norwich City coming to Stamford Bridge, though the Chelsea manager has some injury worries to contend with.
After a comfortable win over Malmo in midweek, it could be a big weekend for Tuchel and his side, and we have all the information you need about how to watch.
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What time is Chelsea v Norwich City?
Kick-off is at 12:30pm on Saturday.
It’s the second Premier League game of the weekend, following the Friday night meeting between Arsenal and Aston Villa, and it’s Chelsea’s first home league game since before the international break.
Chelsea and Norwich last met in the Premier League in July 2020, when Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game to give the Blues a 1-0 win.
What channel is it on?
BT Sport will televise the game, with coverage beginning at 11:30am on BT Sport 1.
Subscribers will also be able to watch the action via the BT Sport website or stream it via the BT Sport app.
Live radio commentary will available on talkSPORT.
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Chelsea’s biggest injury issues come in attack, after Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner both went off injured during the win over Malmo.
Tuchel said he expects the pair to be unavailable for “some days”, which could mean Kai Havertz continues up front after replacing Lukaku on Wednesday.
“The two [forwards] were in good shape, they are dangerous and can create and score so now we need to find solutions and guys who waited for their chance need to step up and score,” Chelsea’s manager said.
Christian Pulisic is expected to remain on the sidelines after picking up an injury during the last international break, but Hakim Ziyech is back in contention.
The visitors will be without midfielder Billy Gilmour, who is on loan from Chelsea and unable to play against his parent club.
Todd Cantwell returned to training last week as he draws closer to a return, though this game may come too early, while centre-back Christoph Zimmermann remains sidelined.
“He is struggling with his on going ankle problem. It looks like he might need another surgery,” Farke said of the German defender last week.
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