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Match Day Moments - Norwich (a)

Match Day Moments - Norwich (a)

And so it came to pass……………………………

The first of the festive fixtures appears on the horizon with Chelsea set to take the road east to Norfolk to take on Norwich City.

All rather apt that we`re off to turkey country for our first festive fixture isn`t it, beautiful as the much loved, but sadly departed Bernard Matthews would have said.

The big question being though - Can Rafa Benitez keep the momentum going, against a difficult side to play, following the 8-0 demolition of Aston Villa on Sunday?

Norwich are no mugs and Chris Hughton has continued the good work started by Paul Lambert, a defeat at the Hawthorns, against West Bromwich Albion, ended a ten game unbeaten run.

However, Norwich can be dismantled, as Aston Villa showed when they won 4-1, at Carrow Road, in the Capital One Cup. Can we replicate that, it remains to be seen.

However, on what we hope is an enjoyable festive beak for all Vital Chelsea members, please feel free to join us from 14:30 hours (UK time), whereby we`ll be on hand to discuss the starting eleven the tactics Rafa will employ and the action as it happens.

Come on Chelsea, let`s ruin Delia Smith`s Christmas, let`s be having you!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Merlin
Date:Wednesday December 26 2012
Time: 9:49AM

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hm...some football at last...the aston villa win got me looking forward to today's match a lot...I hope I am not disappointed..chelsea to get three points hopfully...and'll take any score line so long we win...go chelsea!!
layorh12
26/12/2012 09:55:00
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That picture is just horrid, my god
ForeverChels
26/12/2012 10:01:00
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My line up; Cech, Azip, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Oscar, Mata, Moses, Torres.
Kelly11
26/12/2012 11:00:00
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i hope 4 a chelsea win 2 day
Chelsea Champ
26/12/2012 11:05:00
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I am sure Mikel will play the next 2 matches and Luiz rest a bit as Mikel is off to the AFCON.
eddy_theeel
26/12/2012 11:12:00
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True the pic is nasty - very scary!
eddy_theeel
26/12/2012 11:13:00
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Cech, Azpi, Ivan, Cahill, Cole, Ramires, Luiz, Moses, Oscar, Mata, Torres. I can see Lampard and Hazard getting a bit of a rest today and playing from about 65mins onwards. Also another cameo for Piazon could be on the cards as the ladies played really well
Bizarre_Blue
26/12/2012 11:45:00
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I am not too confident about today's game due to norwich's high profile win and their defensiveness, I hope we win because we can't afford any further slipups, I think benitez should field the same lineup as the villa game and make his subs early.. Goodluck to us today and I can't wait to see more of piazon and marin, hopefully we'll win 2-0
Desmondadonis
26/12/2012 11:53:00
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cezar iva cahill cole...oscar luiz...haz mata moses...torres
shlok27
26/12/2012 11:54:00
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What I mean by norwich high profile wins is that, I noticed they beated manutd, tottenham and arsenal, isn't it? So I guess we should not be complacent and we can't always win with an eight goal margin, so rafa beware of complacency and tinkering
Desmondadonis
26/12/2012 11:56:00
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I have learnt to avoid getting ma hopes high post a fine game. The last time i got very excited after we hit top gear,or so i thought,i ended up heart broken. I just wish the squad will maintain that form and understand of the last match. Mikel will like come back to the starting line up going by Rafa's reputation for squad rotation and desire to keep the team fresh. However,i'd like the winning team to be maintained.
Ohans
26/12/2012 12:32:00
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Azpi-Iva-Luiz-Cole Mikel-Rami Marin- Oscar- Hazard Torres
SameX
26/12/2012 12:37:00
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Cech-Azi-Iva-Cahill-Cole-Ramires-Luiz - Moses-Oscar-Marin-Torres...subs...Mikel on for Luiz, Mata for Moses, Hazard/Piazon for Marin depending on Situation.
Blu_run
26/12/2012 13:04:00
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Read that Rafa wants to bring in Villa on Loan...Gr8 thing...I wanted him on transfer, but if it on loan, it is the best...In Summer, we can get the target we wanted (Falcao)...
Blu_run
26/12/2012 13:05:00
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I thought we are kicking off by 15:00, why are we not seeing the team news?
Desmondadonis
26/12/2012 13:57:00
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it should filter through soon!
merlin
26/12/2012 14:07:00
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4.00pm Nigerian time my bro.desmond but we ought to have seen the team news by now which is always released one hour to the kick off
obimikelisdbest
26/12/2012 14:09:00
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bbc are reporting traffic in West London is appalling - West Brom stuck in trafic and unlikely to arrive at QPR in time for the kick-off!
merlin
26/12/2012 14:09:00
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Interesting from Old Trafford...........There is no Wayne Rooney for Manchester United, as Javier Hernandez starts alongside Robin van Persie. Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs both start in midfield.
merlin
26/12/2012 14:10:00
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chelsea game not live in India???? any online stream plzz email me
kshadab@gmail.com
26/12/2012 14:11:00
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