IT IS top vs bottom as Premier League leaders Chelsea kick off the weekend at home to basement club Norwich.

The Blues will expect nothing less than a win against the Canaries, even though they'll have to deliver the points without Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.

The pair both limped off injured in the 4-0 win over Malmo and Thomas Tuchel confirmed they will face "some weeks out".

Visitors Norwich have got off to a wretched start to the season, losing all their first four games.

However, they come into this one off the back of two credible goalless draws against Burnley away and Brighton at home.

What time does Chelsea vs Norwich kick off?

  • Chelsea host Norwich on Saturday, October 23.
  • The match kicks off at 12.30pm UK time.
  • It takes place at Stamford Bridge.
  • The sides last met in July last year, when Chelsea ran out 1-0 winners in West London thanks to an Olivier Giroud strike.

What TV channel is Chelsea vs Norwich on and can I live stream it?

  • Chelsea vs Norwich is live on BT Sport 1.
  • Coverage commences at 11.30am – one hour before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live, head to the BT Sport website or app.

Can I watch Chelsea vs Norwich for free?

  • EE customers can get a free three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150.
  • At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £15 per month subscription.
  • Or you can cancel the trial at any time during the three months by texting STOP SPORT to 150.

Team news

Chelsea will be without Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic, which means Kai Havertz will start up top.

Callum Hudson-Odou could flank the German, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek expected to keep his place in midfield.

Mason Mount could make the first XI once again, with Reece James set to come in at right-wing back, with Cesar Azpilicueta to shift into a back three.

Trevoh Chalobah may also play in a back three.

Latest odds

Chelsea 2/11

Draw 13/2

Norwich 18/1

*Odds from Betfair correct as of Thursday, October 21

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