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- Sat, 24 Aug 2019 14:01:14 +0000: Norwich City 2-3 Chelsea: Premier League – as it happened - Norwich City | The Guardian
Tammy Abraham scored twice as Chelsea won by the odd goal of five to see off Norwich at Carrow Road
Jacob Steinberg was at Carrow Road to see Chelsea beat newly-promoted Norwich by the odd goal of five in an entertaining lunchtime game.
An email: “Your very own You Are The Ref explained that any contact with a goalkeeper whilst he has both feet off the ground, and both hands on the ball, is a foul,” writes Dan C. “It also explained that no pundit seems to know that.” I’m not so sure that Giroud made contact with with Krul while he had both hands on the ball. I’ll wait for a replay and see if that’s the case.
VAR: The monitor-monitoring assistants in Stockley Park had a busy day today. Their checks resulted in a perfectly good Chelsea goal being disallowed, Ben Godfrey escaping a dismissal for a fairly obvious red card offence and Chelsea somehow not getting a penalty for a blatant Marco Stiepermann foul on Cesar Azpilicueta in the Norwich box. Well done, VAR. Well done.
Tammy Abraham: “It’s something I’ve always dreamed of,” says Chelsea’s striker in an interview with BT Sport, upon asked how he feels after scoring his first goals for Chelsea, 15 years – and 60 goals on loan at other teams - after joining the club. “Getting in the first team and scoring. I was always confident I could do it.”
Chelsea win: Frank Lampard and his players milk the applause of the travelling fans before heading to the sanctuary of the dressing-room.
Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeep! It’s all over at Carrow Road, where Chelsea have won an entertaining game by the odd goal of five. Frank Lampard has secured his first win as Chelsea manager, while Tammy Abraham scored twice to get off the mark for the season. Mason Mount also scored his second in two games for Chelsea, before hobbling off lame. Norwich played quite impressively too, coming from behind twice in the first half courtesy of goals from Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki.
90+4 min: Willian tries his luck, but fires wide from distance. Now Kurt Zouma is down injured, having hurt the small of his back after leaping to contest a high ball.
90+3 min: Ross Barkley wins a corner for Chelsea after a shot from distance is tipped wide of the upright by Tim Krul. Nothing comes of the set-piece.
90+1 min: We’re into the first of five added minutes. Can Chelsea hang on for a victory that ultimately they deserve? After a very even first half, they’ve dominated since the break. For all that, their defence is a bit of a mess and needs a lot of work. The imminent return of Antonio Rudiger should help.
88 min: Mason Mount goes down injured and there are raucous boos as Norwich put the ball out of play. Mount appears to have injured his thigh and is going to be replaced by Marcos Alonso.
86 min: Ben Godfrey leaves one in on Mason Mount, stamping on his instep with a late challenge. It’s a definite yellow card offence and possibly a red. Following a VAR check, he escapes with any censure. I’m not sure what the lads in VAR Towers are drinking this afternoon, but I wouldn’t mind a drop of it. Chelsea substitution: Willian on for Christian Pulisic.
84 min: According to BT Sport’s referee-in-residence Peter Walton, Martin Atkinson initially awarded a goal to Kurt Zouma, only for VAR to urge him to change his mind, because Olivier Giroud had backed into Tim Krul as the goalkeeper tried to catch a ball dropping out of the sky. That wasn’t the way I read the situation and I’m convinced Giroud didn’t foul Krul.
Norwich triple-substitution: Kenny McClean, Mario Vrancic and Dennis Srbeny on for Moritz Leitner, Tom Trybull and Marco Stiepermann.
78 min: Kurt Zouma bundles the ball home after Tim Krul had leaped to catch it, only to fumble under pressure from Olivier Giroud, who had leapt in front of him but didn’t make contact with the goalkeeper. No goal is awarded, despite a VAR consultation. It looked a perfectly fine goal to me, but as we all know, strikers aren’t allowed jump in the same postal code as goalkeepers without the man in gloves getting a free-kick.
76 min: Good play from Mason Mount, who dummies a low cross from Pulisic to let the ball run on to Ross Barkley just outside the penalty area. He shoots and his effort is on target, but is blocked by Ben Godfrey.
75 min: Chelsea substitution: Tammy Abraham goes off to be replaced by Olivier Giroud. He gets a standing ovation from the travelling Chelsea fans.
74 min: Free-kick for Norwich after a Pulisic foul on Cantwell. Nothing comes of it.
72 min: Ben Godfrey wins a corner after a rampaging run up the inside left and then almost scores, hitting the cross-bar after getting on the end of the ensuing inswinger.
71 min: Tammy Abraham has answered a few of his critics, me among them, with his brace today. Those two goals will do wonders for his confidence, as I suspect he was beginning to feel a bit of pressure after drawing blanks in his opening three games.
Chelsea retake the lead. Tammy Abraham picks up a Pulisic pass from midfield, takes the ball away from Grant Hanley with an excellent first touch and advances towards the edge of the penalty area. From there, he shoots low into the bottom left-hand corner.
66 min: Ross Barkley tries his luck with a shot from distance. He fires straight at Tim Krul.
64 min: The more I see of that Stiepermann challenge on Azpilicueta, the more baffling I find it that the ref’s original decision to ignore it wasn’t overturned on the advice of the men in VAR HQ. It was a clear foul on the Chelsea full-back.
61 min: Cesar Azpilicueta is unhappy with referee Martin Atkinson. He feels he should have had a spot-kick after being caught on the knee by a Marco Stiepermann challenge in the Norwich City penalty area. It seems that VAR have had a look at it but didn’t think it was worth overturning. It looked a stone-wall penalty to me.
61 min: A promising Norwich counter-attack is stopped by a good tackle by Mateo Kovacic on Teemu Pukki.
60 min: Chelsea win a corner. Mount curls the ball towards the far post, but Tim Krul comes off his line to punch it clear.
59 min: Mount tries a shot from distance, but his effort is blocked too.
57 min: More Chelsea dominance. Azpilicueta shoots from just inside the Norwich penalty area, but Ben Godfrey blocks. Moments later, Ross Barkley dances past four Norwich defenders to tee up Azpilicueta for another shot, which fizzes wide. Norwich are really under the cosh here.
56 min: Emerson tries to pick out Tammy Abraham with a cross from the left, but Grant Hanley out-jumps the striker to clear.
55 min: Chelsea have dominated the first 10 minutes of the second half, but chances have been few and far between as they struggle to create scoring opportunities.
54 min: Excellent from Todd Cantwell, who tracks back to dispossess Cesar Azpilicueta in a dangerous position on the right flank.
52 min: There’s a break in play as Marco Stiepermann receives treatment for an injury to his hand sustained in a robust coming-together with Kurt Zouma.
50 min: Norwich fans have just spent the 49th minute applauding in a tribute to David Powell, one of their number who recently died in a car accident.
49 min: A Jorginho shot from distance takes a deflection and goes out for a corner. Mason Mount swings the ball into the mixer, where Azpilicueta gets in front of Ben Godfrey and flicks a header over the bar.
47 min: Jamal Lewis intercepts a Cesar Azpilicueta pass, but Norwich lose possession again. With Lewis in possession, the ball’s played to Chrsitian Pulisic, who opts not to square the ball for Tammy Abraham and fires wide from a tight angle instead. Abraham is understandably unhappy with his team-mate. Norwich’s defending in the early stages of this second half has been slapstick.
46 min: Norwich get the second half started, with no changes in personnel on either side. Here’s hoping for a second half that’s just as entertaining as the first. Mason Mount drags an early shot wide after Ross Barkley steals possession in the Norwich half.
Peep! Both sides go in for the break after a massively entertaining first half. Tammy Abraham opened toe scoring for Chelsea, only to have his effort cancelled out just over two minutes later by Todd Cantwell. Chelsea went ahead again through Mason Mount, only for Teemu Pukki to restore parity with his fifth goal in three Premier League games. Both sides have looked great going forward, but rather kamikaze at the back. There’ll be more goals in this game - mark my words.
45+1 min: Norwich gallop upfield on the counter-attack from the corner. The ball’s played upfield for Teemu Pukki to chase, but Kepa reads the situation well and is quick out of his penalty area to clear the ball and the danger.
45 min: Jamal Lewis makes a crucial block from Christian Pulisic, who controlled a pass into the Norwich penalty area beautifully before unleashing a shot from about seven yards out. Corner for Chelsea.
44 min: Marco Stipermann is booked for a challenge on Jorginho in which he appeared to win the ball. I suppose it makes up for the card he avoided earlier.
43 min: Grant Hanley tries to pick out Todd Cantwell with a long ball up the pitch. his attempt to sprint in behind the Chelsea defence is thwarted by Kurt Zouma.
41 min: Moritz Leitner puts the ball out of play for a Chelsea throw-in deep in Norwich territory, dispossessing Mason Mount in the process.
38 min: With options to his left and right, Ross Barkley tries a shot from the edge of the Norwich penalty area. The ball takes a deflection, loops up in the air and drops for Christian Pulisic on the byline. He’s unable to control it under pressure from Grant Hanley and puts it out for a goal-kick.
34 min: It’s one from the training ground, as Stiepermann touches the ball to Buendia, who advances several strides closer to goal before unleashing a shot. Kepa parries his effort and the ball drops to Grant Hanley. He shoots the rebound straight at the goalkeeper. A let-off for Chelsea, who are almost as bad in defence as their opponents.
34 min: Jorginho is booked for a late lunge on Emi Buendia. Norwich City have a free-kick wide on the right.
31 min: Teemu Pukki gets goal side of Kurt Zouma, just about staying onside to get on a wonderful defence-splitting through ball from Buendia. From a tight angle, he hits a low diagonal shot goalwards. Kepa gets a decent touch on it but is unable to prevent the ball slowly rolling over the line. It’s a good finish from the Finn, but Chelsea’s goalkeeper should have kept it out.
Teemu!!! Norwich restore parity again, with Teemu Puki scoring his fifth goal in three games.
28 min: Ben Godfrey is forced to dive in with a good challenge in his own penalty area, denying Jorginho a shooting opportunity just as the Brazilian was about to pull the trigger. Chelsea are getting into that Norwich penalty area way too easily. As impressive as they are going forward, Norwich are very poor defensively.
27 min: Chelsea win another free-kick, which Emerson wastes. In a good position to get a decent cross into the Norwich penalty area, he curls the ball straight out of play for a goal kick.
25 min: Chelsea win a corner, which is taken short from Mount to Barkley. The ball is crossed into the penalty area from the left, where Stiepermann loses Andreas Christensen. The Chelsea central defender stoop to head goalwards, but Tim Krul saves brilliantly, turning his effort away.
24 min: Norwich are forced to scramble the ball clear from their own penalty area, as Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount try to create an opening.
23 min: Christian Pulisic takes the ball past Ben Godfrey to get in a good position on the right side of the penalty area, only to slip before he can get a cross in. Norwich clear their lines.
21 min: Emerson Palmieri tries a pot-shot that’s blocked by Grant Hanley.
18 min: Norwich try to play the ball out from the back, but get caught out. A rogue pass is picked up by Christian Pulisic halfway inside the Norwich half. He plays the ball to Barkley, who picks out Mount with a clever ball. The midfielder gallops into space in the Norwich penalty area before thumping the ball past Tim Krul into the bottom right-hand corner.
Chelsea retake the lead, with Mason Mount scoring his second goal in as many games.
15 min: Marco Stiepermann cynically hauls down Mateo Kovacic as he galloped towards the Norwich penalty area. Remarkably,m the Norwich midfielder escapes a booking, but Chelsea have a free-kick from about 35 yards out, in the inside right channel. Mason Mount swings the ball into the penalty area, where Stiepermann puts it out for a corner. Nothing comes of it.
13 min: Mason Mount attacks down the left flank for Chelsea, galloping into space left by Max Aarons, who lost the ball further up the field. The ball’s sent into the penalty area, where Grant Hanley heads clear. Chelsea attack the Norwich penalty area again, but Max Aarons is back in position to intercept and clear.
12 min: Early possession stats: Norwich 66%-34% Chelsea.
10 min: Jamal Lewis tries to release Teemu Pukki with a pass in behind Chelsea’s high defensive line. Andreas Christensen makes a crucial interception.
9 min: Norwich go forward again, with Jamal Lewis on the ball down the left flank. Mateo Kovacic does well to track back and relieve him of possession.
7 min: Outstanding against Newcastle last week, Todd Cantwell scores his first Premier League goal to level proceedings. Norwich scythed through the Chelsea defence, with Teemu Pukki finding himself in possession on the left side of the six yard box. He could have tried a shot, but unselfishly opted to square the ball instead. Bursting between defenders, Cantwell was on hand to fire home low and hard from five yards out.
And the home side equalises with a superbly worked goal.
5 min: A perfect start for Chelsea. They worked the ball cross-field from left flank to right, where Christian Pulisic held it up. Azpilicueta charged up his outside on the overlap, before looping in a cross from the right. Unmarked in the penalty area, Tammy Abraham took a touch to control it before slotting home.
Chelsea take the lead. Tammy Abraham scores his first goal for the club, getting on the end of a cross from Cesar Azpilicueta to slot home from about eight yards out.
3 min: Mason Mount takes a poor touch and lunges in on Marco Stiepermann. Free-kick for Norwich near the halfway line.
2 min: Norwich pass the ball around deep inside their own half, before getting it towards the halfway line and losing possession. They get it back again, as the games begins tentatively.
1 min: Chelsea get the ball rolling, working it back towards goalkeeper Kepa, who gets an early touch.
Not long now: The teams line up in the narrow tunnel and make their way out on to the pitch. Norwich’s players wear their customary home kit of canary yellow and green shirts, green shorts and yellow socks. Chelsea’s players wear white shirts and shorts, with blue socks.
A late change for Chelsea: Pedro has injured his hamstring in the warm-up and will not play. Ross Barkley has been drafted in to replace him.
Frank Lampard speaks: “I certainly took in the appreciation from the fans,” he tells Jake Humphrey, in an interview recorded earlier this week. “I loved it and was very proud of it,” he says of the welcome he got from Chelsea fans at his first home game in charge. “I’m in work mode and don’t get too caught up in the emotion, because I’m too focussed.”
On his management style: |I try to be myself because I always felt as a player that I didn’t buy into managers who were trying to portray a certain personality,” he says. “You can’t have love every day. You can’t have toughness every day. You have to flip between them and try to find a balance.”
An email: “As a Chelsea fan it pains me to say it, but with Kante out injured and current form of both teams, I wouldn’t be surprised if Norwich nick the three points,” writes Tom Noble from Stockholm. “Even if Kante was fit, Jorginho tends to expose our shaky defence, especially against players like Pukki. I’m not his biggest fan but also quite surprised that Barkley hasn’t been given a proper chance yet. Oh well, here we go.”
I am inclined to agree with you Tom and would have fancied Norwich for this one, even with Kante in the side. Without him, I can see Chelsea’s midfield being over-run, much like they were at times against Manchester United and Leicester. We shall see.
Team news: Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham start for Chelsea, who will have to make do without N’Golo Kante this afternoon. For Norwich, |Daniel Farke fields the same team that performed so well against Newcastle last weekend.
Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Godfrey, Lewis, Leitner, Trybull, Cantwell, Stiepermann, Emi, Pukki.
Subs: Byram, Vrancic, Klose, Fahrmann, McLean, Tettey, Srbeny.
Early team news: Central defender Timm Klose returned to Norwich training after recovering from a hip injury, while his fellow defender Christoph Zimmermann is also back after knee surgery, but unlikely to play any part today. Winger Onel Hernandez underwent knee surgery this week and will not feature, while reserve striker Josip Drmic is a doubt due to a hamstring problem. For Chelsea, N’golo Kante is a major doubt with a minor ankle injury that will be assessed ahead of kick-off.
Carrow Road is the setting for what promises to be an intriguing encounter. Frank Lampard arrives still looking for that elusive first win in charge of Chelsea, while Norwich fans will be buoyed by a win over Newcastle last weekend that could scarcely have been more emphatic. Kick-off is at 12.30pm (BST), but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.Continue reading...
- Sat, 24 Aug 2019 13:42:56 +0000: Tammy Abraham doubles up as Chelsea edge Norwich in five-goal thriller - Norwich City | The Guardian
Frank Lampard stood in his technical area until the bitter end, oozing tension as he urged his players on and applauded every tackle. This is what the job has done to Chelsea’s new manager. He was a bag of nerves until the sweet sound of Martin Atkinson’s final whistle allowed him to march across the pitch and milk the applause of the adoring travelling fans, who were ecstatic after seeing their favourite son finally get off the mark.
Victorious in a competitive fixture at the fourth time of asking, Lampard could feel the weight lifting off his shoulders. He admitted that he was relieved after Chelsea belatedly tamed their boisterous promoted opponents and he also took immense satisfaction from another outstanding performance from Mason Mount and a clinical display in attack from Tammy Abraham, who scored his first goals for the club, both sharp finishes.Continue reading...
- Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:12:14 +0000: Norwich v Chelsea: match preview - Norwich City | The Guardian
Daniel Farke found himself in the odd situation of having to play down expectations before Chelsea’s visit to Carrow Road. “Listen, we spent less than £1m this summer,” he said, “Chelsea are the Europa League winners. We remain underdogs.” That the German has to issue such a reminder is a reflection on the quality of Norwich’s victory over Newcastle, but also the stuttering start of Frank Lampard’s side. There is more consternation for Lampard with the news that N’Golo Kanté is a doubt for the match, while Antonio Rüdiger remains unavailable. Norwich look set to name an unchanged side. Paul MacInnes
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- Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:00:36 +0000: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action - Norwich City | The Guardian
Ljungberg and Trossard make instant impact, Wilson has Liverpool quality and Rodgers leaves ‘young Frank’ on back foot
The inclusion of Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson against Burnley a week after they became the first pair of teenagers to start a Premier League game for Arsenal since Paolo Vernazza and Matthew Upson in 1998, was more evidence of Unai Emery beginning to trust his young players. That may have something to do with the promotion of the former under-23s coach Freddie Ljungberg to become the Spaniard’s assistant, with Willock particularly impressive alongside Matteo Guendouzi in midfield. The 19-year-old played in a more advanced role in the opening day win over Newcastle and shows how Emery is tapping into the former Sweden midfielder’s knowledge bank since he stepped up in the summer. “[Ljungberg] worked last year with the under-23s and we were very close, speaking about the young players,” he said. “It’s perfect and he helps me a lot. He has an advantage with the young players because he knows them very well.” Ed AaronsContinue reading...
- Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:41:48 +0000: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos - Norwich City | The Guardian
Faceplants, lookalikes and handbags in this week’s roundup of the best top-flight pictures
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Historical Transfer News and Team Gossip has been archived below:
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:56:57 +0000: Lafferty joins Hearts on two-year deal - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC
Northern Ireland forward Kyle Lafferty joins Hearts on a two-year deal, subject to a medical.
- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:06:31 +0000: Shrewsbury Town sign Jules and Adams - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC
Shrewsbury Town sign Reading defender Zak Jules for an undisclosed fee and Ebou Adams on loan from Norwich.
- Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:34 +0000: Championship fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC
Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.
- Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:27:17 +0000: Preston re-sign Norwich keeper Rudd - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC
Preston North End re-sign goalkeeper Declan Rudd from Championship rivals Norwich City on a three-year deal.
- Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:19:02 +0000: Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC
Sunderland will travel to Bury in the EFL Cup first round following their relegation from the Premier League.
Norwich City have just had a bid to bring Leeds United player Robert Snodgrass to Carrow Road as Neil Warnock last night dashed all hopes of the Canaries signing the talented winger. Manager Chris Hughton is said to be extremely disappointed with the decision as he has been a firm fan of the player for some time but still hold hope that a deal can be struck between the two sides before the start of the season.
Norwich striker Chris Martin and his agent have both stated today that the striker would prefer to stay with the canaries amid rumours the player is surplus to requirements at Carrow Road. The twenty three year old found holding down a regular spot extremely difficult last year and then was loaned out to Crystal palace shortly afterwards but the player has now committed to the club and states he is willing to work for his place which will be great news for Norwich City fans.
Birmingham City defender Curtis Davies is another target for Hughton this summer as he has long been admirer of the young defender after he has made it clear he would like to move on from the Blues. The player is still under contract to Birmingham until 2014 after he arrived at the club from Aston Villa in early 2011 and it is thought the Blues will be holding out for a large transfer fee for the player as they have no intention of losing one of their best defenders for less than his market value.