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Rupert Wyman 20th Jan 2012 - 11:44

The Canaries aren't flying anymore

Chelsea take on Norwich in the early afternoon clash on Saturday. The Blues were rather fortunate in the reverse fixture and the Canaries should have left with at least one point. The West London club will not win the league but they should be through their mini crisis.

They picked up a valuable three points at home to Sunderland last week and Torres is starting to look like a world class striker.

Norwich are a well run club under Lambert and they should be safe from relegation this season. The home win is 9/2, the draw is 14/5 and an away win is 8/13. I would not be a taker of the 8/13 after the Blues inconsistent form this season.

They have the players to take Norwich apart but they at times look slow and disinterested. If you fancy taking on Chelsea, you can get Norwich at 11/4 draw no betNorwich or the draw is priced at 5/4 and they will be looking to keep their current winning streak going.

However, Chelsea have won the last five meetings with Norwich in all competitions scoring at least three goals (15/4) in each game. Norwich have not kept a clean sheet (5/1) in ten Premier League games at Carrow Road this season.

Both teams to score is 8/13 and if you think it will be a high scoring affair, over 2.5 goals is 4/7.

Chelsea may hand a debut to their new international England centre-back Gary Cahill. He has been brought in to play alongside Terry and to add some pace and youth to an ageing and indisciplined backline.

Not only is he a strong ball winner, he often finds himself in goal-scoring opportunities and it will not be long before he finds the net. He is 20/1 to score the first goal today and 7/1 to find the net anytime.

One player that will be looking to find the back of the net is Torres. Against Sunderland last week, he arguably had his best game in a blue shirt. He hit the cross-bar with a cracking volley but he failed to score.

He will play as Chelsea's lone frontman against Norwich and he is even money to score anytime. His linkup play is fantastic and it is only a matter of time before he scores again.

The danger man for Norwich is Simeon Jackson, he played non-league as a teenager and now he is scoring goals in the Premier League. He is helping Norwich punch above their weight and he is 9/1 to open the scoring.

Chelsea have the players to win the game but they may get caught by Norwich on the break.  The Blues have now drawn ninety-nine Premier League matches and that magical number one hundred, could be against Norwich.

 

 
 
 

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