Chelsea welcome Norwich City to Stamford Bridge this Tuesday evening. The only acceptable result will be maximum points. Sheffield United hammered Frank Lampard’s side last time out at Brammall Lane, the 3-0 loss indicated the areas for improvement within the Chelsea side.
It looked like Chelsea were going to drop out the top four after Leicester City and Manchester United were yet to play. Both sides dropped points which meant a lifeline for Lampard.
His side face Norwich in the Premier League and the previous records say that it should be a comfortable win for the London club. Using this angle, take a look at the biggest score lines from the two sides in the past.
Norwich last beat Chelsea in 1994. The two sides have matched up against each other 17 times since the 3-0 win for The Canaries at Carrow Road. Chelsea will look to maintain this 26-year unbeaten record intact in their quest for Champions League qualification.
Five goal thrillers
The reverse fixture this season saw a five-star game in Norfolk. It was Chelsea’s first win under Lampard.
Tammy Abraham opened the scoring for Chelsea inside three minutes. The joy was short lived after Todd Cantwell equalised three minutes later.
Mason Mount resorted Chelsea’s lead just over ten minutes later, which at the time was his second goal of the season.
The half hour mark brought Norwich back on terms once Teemu Pukki levelled things up.
The game concluded with Tammy Abraham. His second goal of the game meant Chelsea ensured a 3-2 away win at Carrow Road.
October 2012 saw five goals at Stamford Bridge between these two sides.
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Grant Holt, most recently a member of the WWE, opened the scoring at The Bridge. His goal put Chelsea on the backfoot from early.
Fernando Torres levelled the score line on 14 minutes, the Spaniard got his side back on track and well on the way to all three points.
The gaffer put Chelsea in the lead just shy of 25 minutes. Lampard will be hoping his side can do what he did back in 2012, which is net against The Canaries.
Eden Hazard added breathing space between the two sides. The most recent club legend to farewell to the club was forever a goal threat in Chelsea blue.
The contest turned into a thumping after Branislav Ivanovic made it four. The Serbian got his name on the score sheet to make the score line appealing.
2007 F.A. Cup glory
The fifth-round domestic cup tie was a non-contest from a Chelsea perspective. Four different goal scorers meant Chelsea won 4-0 on the day.
Shaun Wright-Phillips broke the deadlock in the first half. The wide player opened the flood gates after his 39-minute opener.
Didier Drogba made it two six minutes after half-time. The iconic number 11 was an ever present on the score sheet during his era at Stamford Bridge.
The win was secured after Michael Essien made it three with the 90th minute approaching. The cult hero at Stamford Bridge was amongst the goals.
Andriy Shevchenko didn’t have the perfect time at Chelsea but he netted in this one. The Ukrainian added further misery for Norwich after he made it four.
Lampard will be hoping similar results will follow suit this evening. His side are coming into this on the back of an embarrassing defeat to The Blades on Saturday night. A reactionary victory will be what he and everyone else associated with Chelsea Football Club will be hoping for and expecting to happen.