Chelsea looks to keep the ball rolling as the Blues go for their third straight win, hitting the road to Carrow Road live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Guus Hiddink is unbeaten in league play since he rejoined Chelsea in mid-December, looking for his 12th straight today. Six wins and six draws in that span has lifted the Blues out of the relegation battle and into the middle of the table, with a chance to climb into the top half of the table if they can earn three points.
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The Blues are keeping Branislav Ivanovic at center-back where he is deputizing for captain John Terry, who misses out with a hamstring injury. Pedro also suffered a knock to his hamstring, leaving Loic Remy on the bench behind Diego Costa. The Brazilian has four goals in his last six games.
Norwich is coming off a sucker-punch loss to Leicester City, and need a win badly to pull off the relegation zone. They are out of the drop only on goal differential. Sebastian Bassong did not pass fit after an undisclosed injury, but Wes Hoolahan did and starts. Patrick Bamford is ineligible to face his parent club, while Andre Wisdom still recovers from his knee injury.
Norwich City: Ruddy, Bennett, Martin, Klose, Pinto, Tettey, Howson, Brady, Redmond, Hoolahan, Jerome.
Subs: Rudd, Olsson, O’Neil, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Jarvis, Mbokani.