Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Norwich City FC


By the time Chelsea FC take to the pitch, at home against Norwich City, they might see themselves in fifth place. It was previously thought, by most who are paying attention that Manchester City would have their UCL ban upheld, and their appeal denied.

Thus fifth place in the table would be enough for Chelsea, or Leicester City or Manchester United or whomever, to get into Europe next season. Not so, as City’s two year UEFA ban has been overturned and the race for the top four just got much more interesting. The good news for the Blues is that next match, tomorrow night, is probably the easiest (at least on paper) possible.

If you’re looking to bet on this game, you’ll see that Chelsea are heavy favorites. You might want to bet at Non Gamstop Casinos instead of doing some football betting here. The safe money bet on the Blues can be had at a price of -770, while a draw is priced at +800. If you’re feeling adventurous, then you take the big time long shot Canaries at +1900.

Chelsea will look to get back to their winning ways, and potentially regain confidence for the rest of the run in on Wednesday. Facing an already relegated, bottom of the barrell side in Norwich, is the best way to do that. Of course, they won’t be going anywhere, whether they finish in the top four or not, if they don’t improve their shoddy defending.

Predicted Starting Lineup for Chelsea FC (4-3-3) vs Norwich City:

Kepa; James, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Mount, Kovacic, Barkley; Pulisic, Giroud, Willian

Chelsea FC vs Norwich City FYIs

Kickoff: Tues July 14 8:15 BST, Stamford Bridge

Team News for both sides: Go to this link

TV: Sky Sports (UK), NBCSN (US)

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Position: Chelsea FC 60 points, 3rd   Norwich City 21 points, dead last, relegated

Premier League Form Guide: Chelsea FC WWLWW   Norwich City LLLLL

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Prediction: Chelsea FC 3, Norwich City 0

Given the new sense of urgency for the Blues, and how the Canaries look like a side that won’t be winning a match again this season, the pick here is a no brainer.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly contributes to WGN TVSports IllustratedChicago Now and SB Nation.

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