Crystal Palace are desperate for a win and it will not be easy for them when they host London rivals Chelsea on Saturday.

English Premier League leaders Chelsea are looking to extend their lead at the top when they host struggling Norwich City on Saturday.

The Blues will be confident ahead of this fixture after only letting in three goals this far into the campaign and face a side that has only scored twice.

Norwich are still without a win after eight matches and have two points, both accumulated from their last two games ending in barren draws.

Chelsea battled to a 1-0 win over Brentford in gameweek eight, while Norwich claimed their second point of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Indeed, two points taken from a possible 24 represents the worst tally so far as Norwich remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

The home side were rampant in their 4-0 victory over Malmo in the UEFA Champions League in midweek and are likely to keep their foot on the gas this weekend.

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What time does Chelsea vs Norwich start?

The game kicks off at 2:30pm Kenyan time at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Norwich team news

The home side face a double injury concern as both forwards Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are ruled out after picking injuries in midweek.

Kai Havertz, a scorer against Malmo, is expected to lead the attacking line with support from Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech.

Malang’ Sarr had a great debut last time out against Brentford and could be deployed in the heart of defense once more with Trevor Chalobah.

As for the visitors, Todd Cantwell could return to the fold after recovering from an achilles problem but Sam Byram and Christopher Zimmerman remain ruled out.

Teemu Pukki remains the canaries best hope of finding goals up front.

Chelsea vs Norwich head to head

Norwich have still not beaten Chelsea in 17 matches played between the two sides.

The Blues have come out on top on 12 occasions and the remaining five have resulted in a stalemate.

Chelsea vs Norwich current form

The home side come into the match on a three-match winning streak, which was preceded by identical 1-0 losses to Juventus and league rivals Manchester City.

The Canaries on the other hand have lost three times and drawn two in their previous five games.

Chelsea vs Norwich prediction

It is hard to see Norwich even scoring a goal against such a resolute Chelsea defense and the Blues are expected to win this match despite the minor injury setback.

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