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Chelsea v Norwich: This fixture typically breeds Chelsea goals

| 05.10.2012

Chelsea offer little value at 2/9 to win at home to Norwich, but punters prepared to spread their bets can reap some decent rewards at Stamford Bridge.

It is hard to argue against a Chelsea victory with the current Premier League table-toppers going 100 per cent through their opening three home fixtures.

Meanwhile, Norwich have only taken a single point on their travels and have already conceded five on two separate occasions this season, to Fulham and Liverpool in their latest outing.

Even though Chris Hughton is likely to have spent much of the last week working on defensive structure and organisation, a Chelsea thrashing still looks on the cards.

Interestingly, Chelsea have won three of their last four home meetings with Norwich 4-0, with last season’s encounter ending in a 3-1 triumph.

Chelsea are 10/1 to get back on the 4-0 bandwagon this time and they gave fans a taster by beating FC Nordsjaelland by this scoreline in a midweek Champions League success in Denmark.

Alternatively, punters wanting more of a back-up can take advantage of the coupled correct score market, where it is 9/2 that Chelsea win either 3-1 or 4-0.

This looks the better option than the 7/2 that simply a total of four goals feature in the game, as the chances of Norwich claiming a surprise win or a 2-2 draw look massively slim.

The 8/13 that Chelsea take maximum points in a game that features three or more goals is another solid market for those punters believing that Roberto Di Matteo’s men will run riot.

Because of the likelihood of Chelsea goals, there is logic to suggest it may be worth some investment on a defender finding the target in the 90 minutes.

However, no defender has scored against Norwich thus far this season, which means it may be best to side with obvious sources of goals.

Eden Hazard started on the bench in Denmark and this makes him a likely starter. He is 7/4 to strike at any time in the fixture.

All odds and markets correct as of publication



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.