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The late Matthew Harding, the former Chelsea vice-chairman who passed away on 22 October 1996, gets a round of applause before kick-off. England manager Gareth Southgate, who is in attendance, joins in.
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Chelsea are without the injured Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner for this match, which means they are light upfront. Kai Havertz, who scored the winning goal in the UEFA Champions League final, leads the line today, probably as a false nine.
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Andrew Madley is today's referee.
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Chelsea head into this match top of the Premier League. With nearest challengers Liverpool playing Manchester United tomorrow, this is a glorious opportunity for the Blues to heap pressure on the Reds.
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Norwich: Krul, Kabak, Gibson, Hanley, Aarons, Lees-Melou, Normann, McLean, Giannoulis, Sargent, Pukki. Subs: Rupp, Dowell, Rashica, Tzolis, Sorensen, Williams, Gunn, Idah, Omobamidele.
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Chelsea: Mendy, Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell, Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Havertz. Subs: Kepa, Alonso, Christensen, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Barkley, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr.
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Hello and welcome to our blow-by-blow coverage of this Premier League clash between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge.
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After the players take the knee in opposition to racism, the game gets underway at Stamford Bridge.
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Chelsea look to hit Norwich on the break. Havertz plays the ball into the danger area from the left, but it's cut out by Kabak.
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Rudiger goes for goal from long range. Krul gets behind it, but spills the shot initially. Nevertheless, there's nobody following up and so he holds on comfortably at the second attempt.
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Norwich look to catch James out of position with the ball over the top, but he gets back and recovers well, marshalling the ball out for a goal-kick.
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GOAL, CHELSEA, MOUNT! 1-0: Hudson-Odoi's cross from the left is only partially clear after his marauding run. Jorginho sets up Mount for the shot and he blasts home from just outside the box.
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Chelsea have comfortably controlled the tempo of the game in the early minutes.
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Norwich look to get the ball into Pukki in the area from deep on their right side, but Mendy collects the cross.
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GOAL, CHELSEA, HUDSON-ODOI! 2-0: At one end, Thiago Silva cuts out a counter-attack to prevent Sargent from running in behind. Chelsea get upfield at lightning pace. Kovacic plays Hudson-Odoi in behind the Canaries defence and he strokes home effortlessly!
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Havertz wins a foul for Chelsea. It's a long way out, but still within shooting range.
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Havertz wins a foul for Chelsea. It's a long way out, but still within shooting range.
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Chilwell's free-kick is headed to Rudiger, who lets fly, but his shot is blocked.
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Chelsea are knocking the ball about, keeping control of the tempo in the middle of the park.
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Hudson-Odoi cuts inside from the left and finds Mount at the far post. His shot is powerful, but straight at Krul, who holds on.
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Rudiger has yet another shot from range, which loops up off Hanley into the clutch of Tim Krul.
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Kabak goes for goal from outside the box, but fires over the target. That's encouraging from Norwich.
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Chelsea attack at speed again. Havertz has a half-chance inside the box, but can't get a clean strike away.
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GOAL, CHELSEA, JAMES! 3-0: Exquisite! Mount slips James in behind the backline and he takes a touch to control before chipping over Krul to make it 3-0.
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Mount is teed up by James on the edge of the box and his shot just whistles over the target. Those two are linking up really well.
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HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 3-0 NORWICH CITY. The Blues go into the break in front thanks to goals from Mount, Hudson-Odoi and James after one minute of stoppage time comes to a close.
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Lees-Melou picks up a yellow card for a cynical challenge on Chilwell.
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The second half is underway at Stamford Bridge with Norwich kicking off. Rashica is on in place of Lees-Melou and Williams is on for Giannoulis.
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Chelsea have come out of the blocks looking strong in the second half, picking up where they left off.
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Havertz has a go at goal, but that's blocked by Hanley, who did well to stick with the German international.
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Mendy is rounded by Rashica, but recovers well and makes a fine save with his leg.
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Gibson picks up a yellow card for clattering into Havertz.
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GOAL, CHELSEA, CHILWELL! 4-0: Chelsea take possession. Farke seems to feel it was a foul, but play continues. Jorginho passes to Kovacic, who feeds Chilwell, who fires home! He is in fine goalscoring form!
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Chilwell has now scored in all three of his appearances for Chelsea in the Premier League this season. He started the season off as second choice to Marcos Alonso, but he's probably better defensively and doesn't appear any worse in attack!
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GOAL, CHELSEA, HUDSON-ODOI! 5-0: Kovacic is the provider again as he sets up Hudson-Odoi out wide. It's an improbable angle to score from, but Krul makes a blunder. That might go down as an Aarons own goal, mind you!
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Loftus-Cheek is on for Chelsea in place of Jorginho.
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RED CARD, NORWICH, GIBSON! Gibson picks up a second yellow card for a horrendously clumsy challenge on James. It was late and looked cynical. It was almost as if he forgot he was on a yellow card!
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Sargent makes way for Norwich City with Omobamidele coming on. Chelsea replace Hudson-Odoi with Ziyech, while Barkley comes on for Havertz.
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Barkley lets fly from long range, looking to have an immediate impact. His low shot fizzes wide of goal.
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Chilwell looks for a second goal, letting fly from long range, but that goes a little way over the crossbar.
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Ziyech looks to tee up Barkley in the box. However, his pass is overhit.
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Confirmation that as of now, Chelsea's fifth goal still officially stands as a Max Aarons own goal, NOT a goal from Hudson-Odoi.
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Hudson-Odoi tees up Ziyech just outside the box, but his shot fizzes off target.
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Loftus-Cheek goes for goal from long range, but Krul makes the save. He doesn't hold on, but Norwich are first to the ball. Krul's handling has not been entirely convincing today, but he can hardly be blamed for the defeat.
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ANOTHER! The ensuing corner is taken short and the ball is worked to Ziyech, who lets fly from just outside the box. Krul tips it over!
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SAVE! Krul makes a superb stop now to deny Barkley, who was cleverly played in behind.
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PENALTY! Rudiger's shot hits the hand of Normann in the box. VAR Michael Oliver tells referee Madley to check. Penalty and yellow card!
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SAVED! A poor penalty from Mount is saved by Krul... But he was off his line! RE-TAKE!
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GOAL, CHELSEA, MOUNT! 6-0: On the second attempt, Mount blasts in down the middle! Krul got a touch, but it still went in!
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GOAL, CHELSEA, MOUNT! 7-0: Chelsea carve the Norwich defence open like a knife through butter. Loftus-Cheek is in after a one-two off Ziyech. His touch is heavy, but he gets on the end of it before Krul can. He squares for Mount. That's the hat-trick!
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FULL-TIME CHELSEA 7-0 NORWICH CITY. It has been a long time since Chelsea have been this dominant in the Premier League. Their last title win was in 2017 under Antonio Conte. Five seasons later, they are the early frontrunners. The pressure is on Liverpool ahead of their meeting with Manchester United. Watch this space.
Chelsea
Norwich City
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Goal Scorers
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8' Mount Mason
18' Hudson-Odo...
42' James Reece
57' Chilwell Ben
62' Aarons Max
85' Mount Mason
90' Mount Mason
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Yellow Cards
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0
Red Cards
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Squad
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Ruediger An...
Jorginho
Silva Thiago
Kovacic Mateo
Chalobah Tr...
Mendy Edouard
Mount Mason
Hudson-Odoi...
Chilwell Ben
James Reece
Havertz Kai
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5
6
8
14
16
19
20
21
24
29
1
2
4
5
15
16
20
22
23
24
30
Krul Tim
Aarons Max
Gibson Ben
Hanley Grant
Kabak Ozan ...
Normann Mat...
Lees-Melou ...
Pukki Teemu
McLean Kenny
Sargent Joshua
Giannoulis ...
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Reserves
9
Alonso Marcos
Niguez Saul
Ziyech Hakim
Christensen...
Arrizabalag...
Sarr Malang
Azpilicueta...
Barkley Ross
Loftus-Chee...
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17
22
4
1
31
28
18
12
17
10
19
28
35
18
44
21
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Rashica Milot
Dowell Kieran
Sørensen Ja...
Gunn Angus
Uche Idah Adam
Tzolis Chri...
Omobamidele...
Williams Br...
Rupp Lukas