Our match prediction:
Heading into the final stretch of the season, Norwich sit above the relegation zone by virtue of goal difference alone, but with 18th-placed Newcastle having a game in hand, the Canaries will have to end their winless run soon if they want to avoid dropping to the Championship. Alex Neil’s charges showed a great deal of improvement in weekend’s clash against Premier League leaders Leicester City, but eventually succumbed to a 1-0 loss, and revived Chelsea are probably not the perfect opposition at the moment. The Blues have been thoroughly impressive under Guus Hiddink, especially over the last few weeks, and they head into the game on the back of three morale-boosting wins on domestic stage. After hammering Newcastle United and Manchester City, Chelsea came from a goal behind to beat in-form Southampton at St Mary’s, so it is not difficult to predict that their winning run will continue at Carrow Road.
Highligted Player (Hazard):
After impressing during his six-year spell with Lille (2007-2012), Eden Hazard signed for Chelsea in June, 2012. The Belgian midfielder helped the Blues win the Premier League trophy in the 2014/2015 campaign and it has to be noted that he was named the Premier League Player of the Year back then. Eden Hazard made it to the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals with Belgium, but Argentina proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils in the last eight of the showpiece tournament in Brazil. Hazard scored one goal for Belgium at the Euro 2016 finals, while providing four assists for his teammates and no doubt he was the key player for Marc Wilmots’ team at the tournament in France. Eden was born on 7 January, 1991 in La Louviere, Belgium and it is well known that his brother Thorgan Hazard is a professional football player as well. Eden Hazard is married to Natacha Van Honacker, who gave birth to their three children.
Highlighted Team (Norwich City):
After spending only one season in the Premier League, Norwich City dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. Norwich City are located in Norwich, Norfolk and they welcome their rivals at Carrow Road. The stadium was built and opened in 1935 and the capacity of the venues is 27,137 (all-seater). However the stadium’s record attendance is 43,984. The Canaries have won two League Cup trophies (1973, 1975) and their main rivals are Ipswich Town. The two teams have been facing each other in the East Anglian Derby since 1902. The colour of Norwich City’s home kit is yellow and green and that is the main reason why they are known as the Canaries. The likes of Kevin Keeland, Ian Culverhouse, Steve Bruce, Duncan Forbes, Mark Bowen, Darren Huckerby, Ian Crook, Martin Peters, Darren Eadier, Chris Sutton and Iwan Roberts are notable footballers who played for the Carrow Road outfit in the past.