Chelsea vs Norwich City result 15/07 – At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea recovered after a crushing defeat to Sheffield United to win a minimum of 3 points, thereby securing 3rd place in the Premier League rankings.
- Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso (Reece James 80′); Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Barkley 66′), Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Willian, , Christian Pulisic (Hudson-Odoi 80′), Olivier Giroud (Abraham 86′).
- Norwich City (4-1-4-1): Tim Krul; Jamal Lewis, Ben Godfrey, Timm Klose, Aarons, Alex Tettey (Stiepermann 79′); Onel Hernandez (Pukki 79′), Kenny McLean, Lukas Rupp, Todd Cantwell (Buendía 71′); Josip Drmic (Idah 79′).
THE TACTICS OF CHELSEA VS NORWICH CITY
The season is no longer long and with the small gap between the Top 4 racing teams, any mistake at the moment will have to be very expensive. So, instead of worrying about your opponent, Chelsea should focus on winning the remaining 3 matches. There are obviously too many reasons for Chelsea to win this match.
On the other side of the front line, there was no reason for Norwich to try anymore when he was officially relegated. The Covid-19 pandemic also caused the Premier League to take place on the stage without the audience, further easing the motivation to salvage Norwich’s honor in the remaining “procedural” matches.
The rationale for Norwich’s deduction of attitude stems from their own relegation journey. From the 19th round, Norwich has fallen to the bottom of the rankings but they have shown too little effort to rise up after winning only 2 matches so far (losing 11) to become the first team to receive tickets relegated after losing West Ham to 0-4 in round 35.
LAST MINUTE GOAL OF THE FIRST HALF – Chelsea vs Norwich City result 15/07
Half of the first half went by, but Chelsea did not have a chance to create a soul and a catastrophe to create waves but not enough to “flutter” the capital of Norwich. Exactly the first significant ball appeared in the 27th minute with a left-foot finish that nearly hit Pulisic’s goal after a horizontal line made by Alonso.
A few minutes later, captain Azpilicueta passed exactly to Giroud’s position in the middle of the area of 16m50 but without anyone being accompanied, the French striker still kicked out due to his right foot. In the 36th minute, Pulisic turned around to finish the left leg very fast and Krul promptly touched the ball and pushed the ball into the crossbar.
In the corner kick shortly after, Zouma headed wide of the post. Until the end of the first half, all still stopped at the level of opportunity only. Indeed, few people think that Chelsea under Lampard, who pursued an attacking football school, encountered so much difficulty in this simple thought match.
Eventually, at the end of the 3rd minute, Chelsea found a goal. Pulisic made a nasty cross from the left flank and Giroud dived a header into the top of the Norwich net. This is the fourth goal of the French striker after Covid-19, the highest number of the team.
Chelsea vs Norwich City result 15/07 in the first half has 1 – 0
CAN NOT HAVE MORE DIFFERENCE IN THE SECOND HALF
Due to a goal, Chelsea was much more comfortable after the break. The pressure on Norwich’s goal was therefore stronger than most of the first half. However, increasing the gap is not as simple as the Blues as they look for the opening goal.
In the 66th minute, Chelsea organized an attack on the left-wing and Alonso stretched it inside. The ball flew to the captain Azpilicueta’s position close to the 16m50 line but the curling move then sent the ball over the crossbar. After 72 minutes, Giroud headed back from the right-wing, but the ball went incorrectly.
This match, Giroud was very hard to finish but before leaving the field in the 86th minute, the striker missed another chance when he dived into the shot quite cleverly but missed the post-column after a very good cross from Willian. The rest of the time, the Blues still could not score more goals. Anyway, a table of Giroud is more than enough for Chelsea to bring back 3 points and protect the 3rd place after this round.
Chelsea vs Norwich City result 15/07 full time has 1 – 0