In theory, things in the Premier League don’t come any easier than a home game for the top side against the bottom side in the table, who have yet to win a game, and have scored just two goals in eight games while conceding sixteen.
In reality, Norwich City are still a Premier League team, and this Saturday noon kick-off arrives on barely 48 hours rest and with two new and significant injuries in the Chelsea squad. (This is the one where you make sure to save beforehand, so you can quit and reload Football Manager; not that I would ever do that, no siree bob.)
Romelu Lukaku is expected out until at least after the next international break (i.e. November 20) thanks to his ankle injury, and there’s a decent likelihood that Timo Werner faces a similar spell on the sidelines with his hamstring injury. The race is on for Christian Pulisic to beat them to a return to training, as the cynical joke goes.
Everyone else is available.