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  1. Chelsea 7-0 Norwich: Tuchel reaction, published at14:59 23 October

    Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, speaking to BT Sport: “We played a good performance. We were sharp and put in a lot of effort. We pressed high and won many balls, we played with a high rhythm and created a lot of chances. To score seven you also need a bit of luck and momentum, but it was a good effort.

    “This is just one game, the next one follows on Tuesday evening [in the EFL Cup]. The players deserve all the credit, but it’s also only one game.

    “The focus was that we keep the same intensity and we create opportunities. This is what we demanded. You need luck to score and you need the moment. That’s why I’m happy because the intensity was high and the rhythm was high.

    “I feel very sorry [for Daniel Farke] because we did not stop and we didn’t want to stop. We said at half-time we wanted to keep going. It feels horrible for Daniel today – I hope he keeps his head up and puts his team back on track. He deserves it and he’s a good guy.”

  2. Follow Chelsea v Norwich live, published at11:45 23 October

    Chelsea v Norwich

    We're now less than an hour away from kick-off between Chelsea and Norwich at Stamford Bridge.

    Click here to follow all the action

    You'll be able to catch up with all the post-match reaction on this page after full-time.

  3. Chelsea v Norwich: Confirmed team news, published at11:36 23 October

    Chelsea make five changes from the midweek Champions League win over Malmo, with Kai Havertz set to lead the line in the absence of the injured Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku.

    Trevor Chalobah, Mateo Kovacic and Reece James also come into the side.

    Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Chalobah, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz.

    Substitutes: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Christensen, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Barkley, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr.

    Chelsea XIImage source, BBC Sport

    Norwich are unchanged from last weekend's goalless draw against Brighton as they seek their first Premier League win of the season.

    Jacob Sorensen replaces Billy Gilmour on the bench with the Scotland midfielder ineligible against his parent club.

    Norwich XI: Krul, Aarons, Kabak, Hanley, Gibson, Giannoulis, Lees-Melou, Normann, McLean, Sargent, Pukki.

    Substitutes: Gunn, Rupp, Dowell, Rashica, Tzolis, Sorensen, Williams, Idah, Omobamidele.

    Norwich XIImage source, BBC Sport
  4. Lawro's predictions: Chelsea v Norwich, published at17:21 22 October

    Mark Lawrenson takes on Elena Cole and Haydn Craven, stars of football drama Jamie Johnson, for the latest round of Premier League predictions.

    Mark Lawrenson

    Lawro's prediction: 2-0

    This is top versus bottom and, even though Chelsea will be without injured duo Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, there is only going to be one outcome here.

    Norwich just cannot score goals - they have only managed two in their first eight games - and they are up against the joint-meanest defence in the division.

    If there was going to be a game that Chelsea would pick to be without Lukaku and Werner, it would be this one. They will find a way though.

    Elena's prediction: Norwich haven't made a very good start - this is a tough one for them. 2-0

    Haydn's prediction: I've got a feeling Chelsea are going to run away with this one. 5-0

    Find out how Lawro, Elena and Haydn think the rest of this week's fixtures will go

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  5. Tuchel - No timescale on Lukaku & Werner return, published at15:47 22 October

    Romelu Lukaku and Timo WernerImage source, Getty Images

    Thomas Tuchel says Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner will definitely miss Chelsea's next two matches, but refused to give a timescale for their return.

    Lukaku and Werner will sit out Saturday's game with Norwich and the midweek EFL Cup tie against Southampton with injuries suffered during Wednesday's Champions League win over Malmo.

    "I don't think it makes any sense that we go into speculation about how long it's going to be," said Tuchel.

    "The one thing I can tell you for sure is that they are both in treatment, they are both feeling positive, they are not too worried. They are out for the next two games for sure, and then we'll see."

    Tuchel hinted that Kai Havertz could deputise for the injured duo at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

    "Without Romelu we can play with Kai as a number nine," added the German. "For me it’s not so much of a false nine. Kai is also very strong in the last line and behind the last line arriving in the box.

    "When he plays as a number nine we want this from him, and he did that against Malmo."

  6. Chelsea v Norwich: Team news, published at15:07 22 October

    Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku and on-loan Norwich midfielder Billy Gilmour

    Chelsea will be without strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, who both suffered injuries during the midweek Champions League victory over Malmo.

    Christian Pulisic is nearing a return to training following an ankle injury but won't feature on Saturday.

    Norwich's on-loan midfielder Billy Gilmour is ineligible to face his parent club.

    Todd Cantwell, Sam Byram and Christoph Zimmermann remain out while Przemyslaw Placheta is lacking match fitness.

    Who makes your Chelsea team this weekend?

    Pick and share your Norwich XI here

  7. Tuchel on striker injuries, Havertz form & Gilmour future, published at14:07 22 October

    Thomas Tuchel has been speaking to the media before Chelsea's home game with Norwich on Saturday.

    Here are the key points from the Blues boss:

    • Cristian Pulisic, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner will all miss Saturday’s game, with Lukaku and Werner also ruled out of the midweek match against Southampton;

    • Would not not be drawn on when Werner and Lukaku will return and denies suggestions it is a good thing Lukaku gets a rest. "His body didn't demand a break, it was not a muscle injury so I don't understand that (question)";

    • Has no regrets letting Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batsuayi leave despite his shortage of fit strikers. “Football does not work like this, you cannot keep a squad of 40 players”;

    • Kai Havertz’s recent lack of regular action is because he has not been at his “personal highest level”, adding that “there is only one way to make it to the pitch and that is performance”;

    • Tuchel says he “loves” Billy Gilmour but he “needs to perform on the pitch” if he is to succeed at Chelsea when he returns from his loan at Norwich;

    • Confirms Hakim Ziyech has not yet fully recovered from a shoulder injury and needs “time and patience” to get fit.

    Read more from Tuchel and follow all of Friday's news conferences

  8. Remembering Matthew Harding, published at13:45 22 October

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  9. Brentford 0-1 Chelsea: Fantasy football top performers, published at12:05 22 October

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    Chelsea secured a 1-0 win over Brentford in the latest round of Premier League fixtures - but who were the top fantasy football performers from the match?

    The bonus points all went to Chelsea players:

    • Ben Chilwell (3)

    • Malang Sarr (2)

    • Edouard Mendy (1)

    So which Blues and Bees players - if any - should be making it into your team for gameweek nine? Don't forget this week's deadline is 18:30 BST on Friday before Arsenal face Aston Villa.

    Read Alistair Bruce-Ball's fantasy football tips to find out

    And listen to the Fantasy 606 podcast on BBC Sounds

  10. Can Chilwell keep up scoring run?, published at11:11 22 October

    Ben Chilwell has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances for Chelsea, having scored just twice in his first 26 appearances for the club in the competition
  11. Premier League fixtures at a glance, published at10:41 22 October

    Premier League fixtures: Arsenal v Aston Villa (Fri, 20:00 BST), Chelsea v Norwich (Sat, 12:30 BST), Crystal Palace V Newcastle (Sat, 15:00 BST), Everton v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST), Leeds v Wolves (Sat, 15:00 BST), Southampton v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST), Brighton v Man City (Sat, 17:30 BST), Brentford v Leicester (Sun, 14:00 BST), West Ham v Tottenham (Sun, 14:00 BST), Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 16:30 BST)
  12. Transfer news: Dortmund angry with Tuchel, published at07:19 22 October

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    Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in Norway and Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Braut Haaland, who will demand more than £30m a year in wages. (ESPN), external

    Dortmund are angry that Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has openly talked about his club's interest in signing Haaland. (Bild, via Mirror), external

    Meanwhile, Belgium winger Eden Hazard, 30, could leave Real Madrid next summer and move back to Chelsea. (El Nacional), external

    Want more transfer news? Read Friday's full gossip column

  13. Chelsea v Norwich: Who makes your Blues team?, published at17:58 21 October

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    Chelsea host Norwich in the latest round of Premier League fixtures on Saturday, but who will make it into Thomas Tuchel's starting XI?

    You'll be able to pick - and share on social media - your own line-up for every Premier League game throughout the campaign.

    It's up to you how to approach it - you could go for the team you WANT the boss to pick or the one you THINK he will.

    Either way, it's time to choose your Blues team to face Norwich

  14. Chelsea v Norwich: What does the form show?, published at16:05 21 October

    Chelsea v Norwich form in past five games: Chelsea - wins v Malmo, Brentford and Southampton; losses v Juventus and Man City. Norwich - draws v Brighton and Burnley, losses v Everton, Liverpool and Watford
    • Excluding the first round of matches, this will be Norwich’s 38th consecutive Premier League game in the relegation zone. Only Swindon (40 in 1993-94) have ever had a longer such run in the competition.

    • Norwich are winless in their last 16 Premier League away games (drawn three, lost 13), netting just four goals in that run. The Canaries are without a goal in their last 10 hours and 26 minutes of play on the road in the top flight, since Emi Buendia scored against Watford in July 2020.

    • No side has conceded fewer goals than Chelsea in the Premier League this season (three, along with Man City), while Norwich have the worst attack so far (two goals scored). But the Canaries are aiming to keep three straight Premier League clean sheets for the first time since November 2012.

  15. Chelsea v Norwich City: Last time out, published at15:08 21 October

    Olivier Giroud scores for Chelsea against Norwich.Image source, Getty Images

    Chelsea host Norwich City in the Premier League this weekend - but what happened when the two teams last met in the top flight?

    Olivier Giroud scored the only goal as his header in first-half injury time earned Chelsea a 1-0 victory over relegated Norwich at Stamford Bridge in July 2020.

    The win boosted Frank Lampard's Blues' hopes of securing a Champions League spot with two games of the disrupted 2019-20 season remaining.

    Norwich had seen their relegation confirmed by a 4-0 loss to West Ham a few days earlier and failed to register a shot on target in the match.

  16. Chelsea v Norwich: Head-to-head stats, published at13:17 21 October

    Premier league record, 18 games. Chelsea 11 wins, 32 goals, 7 clean sheets. Norwich; 4 wins, 18 goals, 3 clean sheets
    • Chelsea have won 10 of their last 12 Premier League games against Norwich (drawn two), last losing against the Canaries in the competition back in December 1994 (3-0).

    • After winning their first two Premier League away games against Chelsea in 1992-93 and 1993-94, Norwich have taken just one point from their subsequent seven trips to Stamford Bridge (drawn one, lost six).

    • Norwich have lost each of their last 10 Premier League matches in London, last earning points from such a fixture with a 2-2 draw against West Ham in September 2015.

  17. Transfer news: Tuchel confirms Chelsea interest in Haaland , published at12:46 21 October

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    Chelsea are interested in signing Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, from Borussia Dortmund, says Blues boss Thomas Tuchel. (Bild via The Sun), external

    The Blues are on alert after Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans, 24, turned down a contract extension offer from the Foxes, with Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich also interested in the Belgium international. (90 mins), external

    Want more transfer news? Read Thursday's full gossip column