Norwich v Chelsea Odds : Blues look the value to win against hapless Canaries

Latest Norwich v Chelsea odds as Paddy Power report the Blues are proving popular in the betting markets at a price of 4/6. (KO 13:30GMT)

The game kicks off today’s coupon in the Premier League as fifth place Chelsea will go in search of their first away in of the season when they face Norwich City later today.

Jose Mourinho’s side have drawn with Manchester United and Spurs and lost to Everton on their three trips on the road so far but they will head into game in good spirits after an impressive 4-0 win over Steau Bucharest in Romania in the Champions League midweek.

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Fernando Torres suffered a knee injury in that game and faces a couple of weeks on the sidelines.

The Spanish star was set to miss out anyway following his red card against Spurs last weekend and his place will be taken by Samuel Eto’o, with the Cameroon striker hoping to become the first Chelsea striker to score in the league this season.

Eden Hazard faces a battle to prove his fitness after missing the game midweek with an ankle injury while Marco van Ginkel is definitely out.

Juan Mata and Andrea Schurrle will hope their performances midweek will see them start at Carrow Road.

Norwich meanwhile received a number of injury boosts ahead of the game as they bid to seal their third win on the trot in all competitions. The Canaries secured only their second win of the season when they beat Stoke City last weekend.

Nathan Redmond and Javier Garrido both missed that game but are expected to return for the visit of the blues.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel and defender Sebastian Bassong are also expected to be fit for the game.

Despite being aware of the challenge Chelsea will pose to his struggling side manager Chris Hughton is looking forward to pitting his wits against Jose Mourinho and his side.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of our team playing against Chelsea, with the array of talent and options that they have,” he added. “These are the games that you have to look forward to in the Premier League.”

Despite Hughton’s optimism Norwich have a poor record against Sunday’s visitors losing five of their last 6 games.

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Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.

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