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Chelsea banker material to win at Norwich

Nemanja Lazarevic in Betting Tips and News 5 Jan 2018

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Last season’s losing finalists Chelsea return to FA Cup action on Saturday with a trip to Championship side Norwich City.

The Blues were favourites to lift the trophy last May, but were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal at Wembley as the Gunners won the competition for the third time in four years.

They head into Saturday’s game on the back of a 2-2 Premier League draw at Arsenal on Wednesday.

Norwich have won two of their previous three Championship games and are currently 13th in table after 26 games.

Chelsea are priced at 4/9 to win the game, with Norwich available at 6/1. The draw is on offer at 10/3, but visit http://www.casinosinuk.co.uk/live-craps before wagering to give yourself the chance of boosting your bankroll.

David Luiz may return to the Chelsea side for the first time since the end of October, having been dropped by manager Antonio Conte before picking up a knee injury.

The Brazilian defender fell out of favour after a reported clash with the Chelsea boss, losing his place to Andreas Christensen.

Luiz has now returned to training and could be worth an interest at 13/2 to score anytime this weekend.

Ethan Ampadu may be handed a start alongside Danny Drinkwater in midfield, while Willy Caballero, Kenedy and Michy Batshuayi could also feature.

Chelsea’s most recent visit to Carrow Road was in the Premier League back in 2016. The Blues recorded a 2-1 victory and they can be backed at 7/1 to repeat that scoreline this time around.

City boss Daniel Farke has no major injury concerns and he is likely to field his strongest team against Chelsea.

They kicked off 2018 with a 2-1 home victory at home to Millwall, but they seem unlikely to mount a promotion challenge this season.

Their recent record against Chelsea isn’t good, winning just one of their last 12 meetings in all competitions.

A 3-0 home win during the 1994/1995 Premier League season was their last success against Chelsea and they are on offer at 125/1 to match that feat this weekend.

Chelsea have conceded in four of their last five matches away from home and odds of 4/6 for Norwich to get on the scoresheet looks tempting.

However, Norwich haven’t kept a clean sheet at Carrow Road in their last eight games, so backing Chelsea to win and over 3.5 goals in the match at 5/2 could pay dividends.

Chelsea look banker material at 4/9 to beat Norwich and they should be the cornerstone of any double or treble bets this weekend.

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Nemanja Lazarevic


Working as editor-in-chief at Soccernews.com, Nemanja Lazarevic is responsible for organising and managing the team of writers to ensure the content produced on the site meets high industry standards and remains interesting to our readers. As our go-to guy for the football transfer news, he uses an extensive experience in the industry to dig up latest transfer stories from local sources.

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