Chelsea take on Norwich at Stamford Bridge this afternoon and after Manchester City beat Everton, three points is all that matters!
We have to keep the pressure up on our rivals. A win takes Chelsea top before Liverpool travel to Crystal Palace tomorrow night. Anything less would be deemed as a disaster as I still believe we won’t win the league, but it’s important to finish second.
So what about this afternoon? What do we think of the game and the possible line up?
As we know, Norwich come to Chelsea fighting for their lives and have it all to do. Fulham and Cardiff were both relegated yesterday but our visitors need to win this game to have any chance of survival heading into the final game of the season. Expect plenty of heart, plenty of fight and a determination to do whatever possible to get a result against us.
Chelsea need to be at their best and most importantly of all, take the game to Norwich. I expect Norwich to set up in a defensive formation and look to hit us on the counter attack, just as Chelsea had done at Anfield last week.
Chelsea must have width in our game as we could end up facing 10-men behind the ball. It’s important that we move the ball quickly and wide as much as possible.
I expect Jose Mourinho to revert to the same back four that has served us so well this season with Cesar Azpilicueta replacing Ashley Cole at left back, John Terry and Gary Cahill in the middle with Branislav Ivanovic at right back, all in front of Mark Schwarzer in goal.
Nemanja Matic will return in midfield and I expect Frank Lampard to start next to him after both players missed the Atletico game in midweek.
Andre Schurrle, Willian and Eden Hazard look like starting in our attacking three positions and if it was me, i would start Fernando Torres up front.
On paper this seems like three points based on form but as we know, anything can happen.
Come on Chelsea, get the job done, three points and let’s be top of the League tonight putting real pressure on Liverpool!