Norwich City – Chelsea: Chelsea Edges Past Norwich In An Even Contest (2-3)
Arguably the two most offensive sides of the opening Premier League weeks produced a feisty affair at Carrow Road, with four goals scored in the first thirty minutes. Both teams impressed going forward, but the defensive woes continued. Tammy Abraham’s second of the day punished Norwich’s poor defensive transition and proved to be the winner.
Tactical analysis and match report by Cem Soylu.
Hiding behind the Liverpool - Arsenal spectacle later in the day, Norwich City against Chelsea offered plenty of promise for the neutrals considering the football they played in the first two weeks. Chelsea did not win any of their first three competitive games this season, but impressed in parts of all of them, even in the 4-0 thrashing in Old Trafford. Same can be said about Norwich City’s 4-1 loss at Anfield, and the ones that were impressed that night were not surprised when they demolished Newcastle United at Carrow Road a week later.
Daniel Farke did not make any changes to the starting lineup that beat Newcastle last weekend, with Moritz Leitner preferred to Kenny McLean, who started against Liverpool. Todd Cantwell, who has been a revelation in the first two games, kept his spot over last season’s regulars once again. Frank . . .