Norwich 0-0 Chelsea: Blunt Blues Struggle Against Well-Drilled Canaries (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

21st, January 2012


By Alan Duffy

Norwich City 0-0 Chelsea – Premier League – 21 January 2012

Chelsea failed to make much ground on third-placed Tottenham at Carrow Road on Saturday, after playing out a rather disappointing goalless draw with Norwich City.

The game never really took off, with Fernando Torres struggling once again up front. Indeed, he has now failed to find the back of the net for 11 league games in a row. Norwich’s strikeforce of Grant Holt and Steve Morison did their best to breach the Blues’ backline, with chunky hitman Holt coming close on at least one occasion. However, they too couldn’t break the deadlock

Late on, Chelsea brought on ‘the new Drogba’ ™, Romelu Lukaku, but while impressing up front, the muscular Belgian couldn’t unlock a resolute Norwich defence.

So AVB’s Blues stutter once again, while Paul Lambert and co. will be happy with their first clean sheet of the campaign.



Photos: PA

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  1. Fat Nakago says:

    Stop blaming Torres for not getting a goal against Norwich. Blame Zak Whitbread and Daniel Ayala for being lock-down defenders. Blame John Ruddy for being a flawless goalkeeper. That’s why Torres didn’t score.

    Torres and Mata, and Luiz oddly enough were the only Blues who stepped up against Norwich. The rest of the donkeys, well…they were bloody lucky that Holt and Morrison didn’t clean their clocks…if the Canaries had started Hoolihan instead of Pilkington, they might have.

    Then again, if Chelsea had started Essien instead of Mereiles, then the Canaries would have been on he losing end.

  2. garza says:

    Torres pobrecito! We need to get Torres Balotelli’s Why Always Me shirt. And maybe also Totti’s Scusate Il Ritardo shirt for when he finally scores. If only he and Carroll could switch places.

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