Chelsea fail to convert shots into goals as Norwich hold tight


Norwich 0-2 Chelsea: The Blues have won 20 of their last 21 FA Cup ties against lower league opposition and are unbeaten in their last 13 matches against Norwich in all competitions so Chelsea should be confident of progressing this evening.

Antonio Conte's men reached the final of the tournament last season and with the Premier League title looking out of reach, the Chelsea boss may target the FA Cup as a good source of domestic silverware.

The first half was an unforgettably forgettable one, with neither keeper being properly tested. We knew the difficulty of the game. "I must be pleased with the commitment for my players".

"It's a pity because we wanted to win the game, instead we have to play another game". For us it's not simple to add another game in the schedule. There is disappointment for the final result, we wanted to win, but I think the game was very tough. When you play in this trophy you know it is very hard, but today the commitment of my players was very good.

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The Third Round replay will take place at Stamford Bridge on the week commencing the 15th of January; the official date will be confirmed as soon as the matches for television coverage have been selected.

Chelsea were abysmal in the first half, but looked slightly brighter when they came out after the break.

The article claimed the club would be afraid of criticism, while Roman Abramovich respects the history the defender has for them. "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".

Drinkwater stung Gunn's gloves in the 82nd minutes after a Zimmermann headed clearance dropped favourably 20 yards out, before Norwich threw on Nelson Oliveira and Yanic Wildschut to try and find a victor in the closing stages.