There was nothing to choose between Chelsea and Norwich at Carrow Road in the FA Cup third round but the Blues are heavy favourites to get the better of their Championship visitors at Stamford Bridge.
The home side have won seven of the last eight matches when they’ve hosted the Canaries in all competitions at this venue, so history is certainly on their side now that they have home advantage.
dabblebet are just 2/7 (1.29) about a win for Antonio Conte’s side, another draw is available at 9/2 (5.50) which would see the tie progress to extra time and the Canaries are priced at 9/1 (10.0) to send the hosts out of the competition in 90 minutes.
In the outright market, the Blues are 11/2 (6.50) third favourites and will face Newcastle at home should they progress on Wednesday evening. Norwich are priced at 250/1 (251.0) to come through this clash and go all the way for the first time in the club’s history.
We asked Goal’s Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella for some thoughts on how Chelsea would line up in this game and he is expecting several changes from the side that took to the field at Carrow Road in the previous meeting between these sides.
Line up: Caballero, Ampadu, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, Kenedy, Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Willian, Pedro, Batshauyi.
Having drawn a blank in East Anglia, Antonio Conte confirmed Michy Batshuayi will be involved despite reports that the striker could be set for a switch to Sevilla this month. The 24-year-old is 11/4 (3.75) to break the deadlock or 7/10 (1.70) to score anytime.
Ross Barkley misses out as the former Everton man wasn’t registered in time and as such, Willian (13/8) and Pedro (19/20) could be popular angles for those searching for an anytime scorer wager.
Davide Zappacosta has already scored in the both the Champions League and Premier League since joining Chelsea in the summer and the Italy international is 11/2 (3.50) to add an FA Cup goal to his tally in this game.
With just 27 goals to their name in the Championship this term, Norwich are the joint fourth-lowest scorers in the second tier. Nelson Oliveira has seven of those and is 10/1 (11.0) in the first goalscorer market after coming on as a late substitute at Carrow Road in the first meeting.
James Maddison also has seven league goals to his name and the 21-year-old is available at 5/1 (6.0) to score anytime against the Premier League champions.