TWITTER REACTS: Norwich's FA Cup draw with Chelsea

Rachel Hardy
January 7, 2018

Chelsea were held 0-0 by Norwich City for Saturday's third round FA Cup clash.

Norwich will be without midfielders Harrison Reed (hip) and Marco Stiepermann (groin) for the tie against 2017 FA Cup runners-up Chelsea. We knew the difficulty of the game. Sometimes we lost our order, our combination play, but I think in the second half we did better. When you play away in this competition it's not easy. There is lots of Premier League experience in this group of players though, mixed with some youthful exuberance.

Norwich had their first attempt on goal in the 18th minute through Josh Murphy but his shot was well saved by Willy Caballero for Chelsea. Norwich deserve to have another game. These are the rules though.

The replay at Stamford Bridge will take place in the week of January 15.

Norwich responded with their own attack and nearly took the lead from a 70th minute free-kick which was punched away by Caballero with Murphy's followup volley hitting a Blues player.

We expect Conte to shuffle his pack during this congested period, and we could see the likes of David Luiz and Michy Batshuayi get some much craved game-time.

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The first half was an unforgettably forgettable one, with neither keeper being properly tested.

"With these players we scored five against Stoke when you play Willian and Pedro they are creative players".

While Willian tried to make something happen for Chelsea, he could not find a way past Norwich's defence, with Zimmermann particularly impressive in the back three.

Championship side Norwich rarely threatened themselves but will be more content with the result than Chelsea, who also face Arsenal in the two-legged semi-finals of the Carabao Cup over the next few weeks, live on Sky Sports.

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