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Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, Sebastien Bassong has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Martin by Eden Hazard. Eden Hazard is cautioned. (Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Nathan Ake coming on for Juan Mata. Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross, Ashley Cole manages to make a clearance.
Fernando Torres concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass. Direct free kick taken by Javier Garrido.
Wesley Hoolahan goes off and Elliott Bennett comes on.
Eden Hazard takes a shot. Mark Bunn makes a save.
Javier Garrido delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emboaba Oscar on Wesley Hoolahan. Mark Bunn takes the direct free kick.
Fernando Torres delivers the ball.
Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Sebastien Bassong results in a free kick. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
David Luiz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Javier Garrido from own half, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.
Jonathan Howson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Bradley Johnson.
Caution for Bradley Johnson.
The ball is sent over by Cesar Azpilicueta, Juan Mata has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Alexander Tettey gets a block in.
Steve Morison is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Pilkington. Eden Hazard is brought on as a substitute for Victor Moses.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Juan Mata. Free kick taken by David Luiz.
A cross is delivered by Javier Garrido, Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.
David Luiz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Pilkington. Mark Bunn takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Emboaba Oscar.
(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Frank Lampard coming on for Mikel.
The ball is crossed by Emboaba Oscar.
Outswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel by Russell Martin. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, clearance by Gary Cahill.
The ball is crossed by Anthony Pilkington, clearance made by Gary Cahill.
Centre by Cesar Azpilicueta, Effort from deep inside the area by Victor Moses misses to the left of the target.
Centre by David Luiz, clearance made by Michael Turner.
Juan Mata crosses the ball.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Juan Mata, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the left by-line, clearance by Bradley Johnson.
Effort on goal by David Luiz from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Foul by David Luiz on Wesley Hoolahan, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball in from the free kick. Sebastien Bassong is caught offside. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Shot by Anthony Pilkington. Save by Petr Cech.
The ball is sent over by Wesley Hoolahan.
Wesley Hoolahan is caught offside. Petr Cech takes the free kick.
David Luiz sends in a cross.
Victor Moses delivers the ball, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Bradley Johnson. Strike comes in from Juan Mata from the free kick, Mark Bunn makes a save.
The offside flag is raised against Grant Holt. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Centre by Juan Mata, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.
The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.
Javier Garrido produces a cross, Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Cesar Azpilicueta, Shot from 12 yards by Victor Moses. Save by Mark Bunn.
Cesar Azpilicueta sends in a cross, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Sebastien Bassong gets a block in.
Mikel takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Michael Turner gets a block in. Effort from outside the box by Ashley Cole goes wide right of the target.
Pass corner from left by-line taken by Emboaba Oscar to short.
Corner taken by Emboaba Oscar from the left by-line to the near post, Victor Moses takes a shot. Mark Bunn makes a save.
Javier Garrido crosses the ball, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.
Shot by Robert Snodgrass from 20 yards. Branislav Ivanovic gets a block in.
Handball decision goes against David Luiz. Mark Bunn restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass played to the near post, Close range headed effort by Bradley Johnson clears the crossbar.
A cross is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, Ashley Cole manages to make a clearance.
David Luiz delivers the ball. The official flags Juan Mata offside. Mark Bunn takes the free kick.
Robert Snodgrass has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Juan Mata finds the net with a goal from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 0-1 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from Emboaba Oscar.
Effort on goal by Juan Mata from 18 yards. Michael Turner gets a block in.
Corner taken right-footed by Emboaba Oscar to the near post, Grant Holt manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Victor Moses, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Ashley Cole, clearance made by Javier Garrido.
Mikel produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Juan Mata produces a cross, Victor Moses takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.
Russell Martin crosses the ball, David Luiz makes a clearance.
Shot by Juan Mata from inside the penalty area hits the post.
The ball is delivered by Cesar Azpilicueta, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.
Centre by Anthony Pilkington.
Cesar Azpilicueta delivers the ball, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.
Juan Mata takes a shot. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong.
Shot from just outside the box by David Luiz misses to the right of the target.
The ball is swung over by Javier Garrido, Mikel makes a clearance.
Victor Moses gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
Centre by Mikel, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
David Luiz delivers the ball, clearance made by Alexander Tettey.
Corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata to the near post, clearance made by Grant Holt.
Victor Moses sends in a cross, clearance by Russell Martin.
Effort from just outside the area by David Luiz goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta by Grant Holt. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.
Alexander Tettey challenges Emboaba Oscar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Juan Mata crosses the ball in from the free kick, Javier Garrido manages to make a clearance.
Bradley Johnson delivers the ball, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic. Russell Martin takes a shot. Blocked by Mikel.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass, Gary Cahill makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Branislav Ivanovic, Mark Bunn makes a comfortable save.
Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Emboaba Oscar, free kick awarded. Emboaba Oscar delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Alexander Tettey makes a clearance. Cesar Azpilicueta takes a shot. Anthony Pilkington gets a block in.
Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill. Alexander Tettey produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
The offside flag is raised against Wesley Hoolahan. Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by David Luiz, save by Mark Bunn.
Centre by David Luiz.
Holt set for City return
Grant Holt is back in training after overcoming a hamstring injury and is set for a return to the Norwich side for their Boxing Day clash with Chelsea.
But City will be without defender Steven Whittaker, who suffered a recurrence of a hip injury when the Canaries' 10-match unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League was ended at West Brom on Saturday.
Russell Martin is in line to replace Whittaker at the back while Holt is expected to return up front in place of Steve Morison.
Ryan Bennett is also back in training and manager Chris Hughton is positive about his chances of featuring against either Chelsea or Manchester City on December 29.
Hughton is braced for a "formidable" challenge from a Chelsea side he believes could still be in the hunt for the title.
The Canaries were beaten 4-1 at Stamford Bridge earlier this season and they face Chelsea just three days after the Blues stunned Aston Villa 8-0.
The Chelsea supporters may not be entirely convinced by manager Rafael Benitez, but Hughton agrees with the Spaniard that their title bid is not over yet.
Chelsea are third in the league, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United and seven behind Manchester City with a game in hand.
"They have great attacking options. We experienced that at their place a couple of months ago," Hughton said.
"Victor Moses is starting to show his real quality now. Fernando Torres is hitting very good form.
"The fact they kept a clean sheet against Aston Villa as well shows the quality and depth they have throughout the squad.
"David Luiz playing in midfield is a role everybody felt was a role he could do and he showed some real quality.
"They are fairly formidable. They are placed very well in the league with a game in hand. They are still in the Capital One Cup with a great chance to progress (to the final).
"At the moment Chelsea are on a high and he [Benitez] will be judged on that.
"He will perhaps look at the two teams above them at the moment and think `will they go through the season without dropping points?'
"That is very difficult. Swansea showed against Manchester United that everybody is fighting. If they (Chelsea) put a good run together then everything is possible."
Benitez looks set to be without Chelsea captain John Terry again.
Terry is still suffering inflammation on his knee following surgery and is unlikely to be fit at Carrow Road.
Ryan Bertrand also remains a doubt after he was forced off in Wednesday's Capital One Cup quarter-final at Leeds and was not included in Sunday's line-up against Aston Villa.
Benitez is refusing to dismiss Chelsea's hopes of winning the title despite the sizeable gap between themselves and leaders Manchester United.
Asked if he will tell his players they can still win the league, Benitez said: "We will see after two or three more games.
"You could see the team had confidence in themselves, they believed, and that was there to the end.
"They had good movements, created chances. Now we have to sustain this run and it will be easier for me to say we can compete."
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