Chelsea will play their first FA Cup matches this season against the Championship side, Norwich City, away from home at the Carrow Road where the Blues will eye a win in order to avoid a second leg match.
When and where is the match?
When: The match will be on Saturday, January 6 at 6:30 PM BST.
Where: Carrow Road (away)
Who will play?
Antonio Conte has to rotate some players in order to rest them after the busy fixture in the holidays, but won’t let Norwich City take advantage of that as well.
We predict the starting Xl to be as follows:
Goalkeeper: Willy Caballero
Defenders: David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, and Gary Cahill (captain).
Midfielders: Ethan Ampadu, Davide Zappacosta, Kenedy, and Danny Drinkwatrer
Forward: Willian, Pedro, and Michy Batshuayi
Chelsea has a solid squad with several key players that can make the difference such as Willian upfront. We expect a 2-0 win.
Chelsea eliminated Norwich City in all the previous FA Cup matches and didn’t lose against them since 24 years, back to 1994.