Published: Sun, January 07, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

David Luiz and Michy Batshuayi Play - Chelsea Team vs Norwich City Confirmed

David Luiz and Michy Batshuayi Play - Chelsea Team vs Norwich City Confirmed

Chelsea were held 0-0 by Norwich City for Saturday's third round FA Cup clash.

Bad days happen (in fact, we were just talking about Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Southend at the Bridge back in 2008-09 in this same round), and at least we didn't lose - Norwich were not almost good enough for that. That replay is likely to be played in about 10 days' time, stuck-in between the Leicester City and Brighton games, a week before going back to the Emirates for the second leg of the League Cup semifinal.

"It's a bit frustrating. Offensively we were poor", he said. When you play away in this competition it's not easy.

"It was a pity, but [we had] great commitment from our players".

Norwich, relegated to the Championship (second tier) two years ago after one season back in the Premier League, had slightly the better of a quiet first half.

Norwich City are 2-2-1 in their last five home games and 2-1-2 in their last five overall. These are the rules though.

"We know it's an unbelievable task".

"For us it is a small problem as we have to play another game when the schedule is very busy. When you play this trophy, especially away, it's very hard". They defended very well, showed they were well organised. I think a draw is a fair result, but we are a little bit disappointed. Chelsea's 3-4-3 formation no longer catches opponents by surprise in the manner that it did during the 13-game Premier League win streak that virtually secured the title last season, and the more conservative 3-5-2 system Conte now favours in bigger matches is a slight tweak rather than a marked shift in approach. "The schedule is very busy, we have to play two games in the Carabao Cup against Arsenal, but these are the rules and we have to respect that".

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