Chelsea travel to Norwich City this weekend for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, looking to claim our first Premier League win of the season. Here, we preview the action with everything you need to know about the game…
When and where
The match takes place at Norwich City’s Carrow Road on Saturday 24 August. Kick-off is 12.30pm UK time.
Latest Chelsea team news
There are three changes to the side which started against Leicester City last weekend.
One of those is in midfield where Mateo Kovacic comes in for N'Golo Kante who is missing today with an ankle injury and another is up front.
Tammy Abraham returns with Olivier Giroud moving to the bench. Pedro was originally named in the 11 but Ross Barkley began the match instead.
Michy Bathshuayi, who scored twice in a PL2 game on Monday, is also among the subs.
In defence Kurt Zouma makes his 50th Premier League appearance for Chelsea.
Antonio Rudiger meanwhile is not yet ready to feature with Lampard hopeful he will be available for the Sheffield United game.
Long-term absentees Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Reece James remain out.
The Chelsea team is: (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta (c), Zouma, Christensen, Emerson; Jorginho, Kovacic; Mount, Barkley, Pulisic; Abraham.
Latest Norwich team news
Norwich name a side unchanged from their home win against Newcastle last time out.
They continue to be without long-term absentee Christoph Zimmerman. Fellow defender Timm Klose is also out with a knee injury. Winger Onel Hernandez also faces a long spell on the sidelines after suffering a lateral meniscus tear last week.
Norwich City vs Chelsea head to head record
The two sides have faced off 16 times in the Premier League, with Chelsea coming out on top on nine of those occasions. Norwich have won four times and there have been three draws.
They most recently met in the third round of the 2017/18 FA Cup, when the Blues went through on penalties after a replay at Stamford Bridge. We went on to lift the trophy that year.
The last league meeting took place at Carrow Road during the 2015/16 season and resulted in a 2-1 Chelsea victory.
Norwich vs Chelsea - the stats
How to Watch?
BT Sport will be broadcasting the game live in the UK.
How to Listen live?
Chelsea TV will be providing live audio commentary on the Fifth Stand App and this website, and there will also be live text commentary on those platforms.
Who is the referee and who is in charge of VAR?
Martin Atkinson will take charge of the match.
Andre Marriner is looking after VAR.
There are no trains to/from Kings Cross on Saturday with plenty of disruptions on the East Coast mainline. There is a good service planned between London Liverpool Street and Norwich.