Norwich City hold Chelsea as Blues lack cutting edge

Lawrence Cooper
January 7, 2018

"To be honest the Premier League title this year will go to Manchester City and the Champions League is not too easy to win, so the FA Cup is the biggest title and also a big opportunity for Chelsea". There is lots of Premier League experience in this group of players though, mixed with some youthful exuberance.

Norwich, relegated to the Championship (second tier) two years ago after one season back in the Premier League, had slightly the better of a quiet first half.

David Luiz is set to return from a knee injury to bolster Chelsea's options for this weekend's FA Cup tie against Norwich City, but Eden Hazard is likely to miss out. "Offensively we were poor", he said.

"We have to play another game - the schedule is busy". It's a pity because we wanted to win the game, instead we have to play another game'.

Year of the Moon
To top it off, stargazers in some parts of the USA will be treated to lunar eclipse on the same, final night of January. New Year's Day brought a stunning supermoon to the night sky, shining bigger and brighter than a normal full moon.

Norwich City are 2-2-1 in their last five home games and 2-1-2 in their last five overall. When you play in this trophy you know it is very hard, but today the commitment of my players was very good. For us it's not simple to add another game in the schedule.

The Third Round replay will take place at Stamford Bridge on the week commencing the 15th of January; the official date will be confirmed as soon as the matches for television coverage have been selected. Maybe it doesn't help us for the league but I'm a big believer in the cup.

The article claimed the club would be afraid of criticism, while Roman Abramovich respects the history the defender has for them. I think a draw is a fair result, but we are a little bit disappointed. Our target was to win the game and to try to avoid to repeat the game.

Chelsea must now turn their attention to their EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal on Wednesday.

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