Chelsea vs. Norwich City: Lineups & Game Thread

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John Obi Mikel makes his 250th appearance for Chelsea, as the Premier League leaders welcome Norwich City to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will be seeking a nice frolic in the crisp, autumn air today against the Canaries ahead of matches against the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United, twice. Whether that comes to fruition remains to be seen. Norwich, after all, will be intent on improving drastically following last weekend's 5-2 home loss to Liverpool.

Roberto Di Matteo makes three changes to the side that prevailed 4-0 in Denmark in midweek, with Eden Hazard and John Terry coming back into the starting XI alongside Mikel. Ah yes, the Oscar, Juan Mata, Hazard trident - this I love.

Enjoy the match, people. Keep it clean, and keep the illegal streams to yourself. Up the Chels.

Team Sheets
Chelsea (4-2-3-1)
1 Petr Cech, 2 Branislav Ivanovic, 4 David Luiz, 26 John Terry (c), 3 Ashley Cole, 12 John Mikel Obi, 8, Frank Lampard, 10 Juan Mata, 11 Oscar, 17 Eden Hazard, 9 Fernando Torres. Bench: 22 Ross Turnbull, 28 Cesar Azpilicueta, 24 Gary Cahill, 34 Ryan Bertrand, 6 Oriol Romeu, 7 Ramires, 13 Victor Moses.

Norwich City (4-5-1)
Ruddy, Martin (c), Barnett, Bassong, Garrido, Bennett, Howson, Tettey, Hoolahan, Johnson, Holt. Bench: Bunn, Snodgrass, Turner, Pilkington, R Bennett, Jackson, Morison.

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