Norwich 0-1 Chelsea Highlights
Juan Mata’s superb strike moved Chelsea to within four points of second-placed Manchester City and consigned Norwich to a second successive defeat.
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Venue: Carrow Road
Date: Wednesday, 26 December, 2012
Kick off: 15:00 GMT.
0-1 Mata 38′
38′ – Juan Mata
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight matches against Norwich in all competitions.
Norwich’s only win in the last 11 meetings was a 3-0 home victory in the Premier League in December 1994 when Ashley Ward (two) and Jamie Cureton scored the goals.
In 35 league meetings between the sides, both clubs have won 12 matches each.
The Canaries have lost just one of their last five Boxing Day fixtures (W2 D2 L1).
Norwich’s 10-game unbeaten run came to an end away at West Brom. The Canaries have, though, won their last five home league games – all by single-goal margins. It equals their best-ever run of home form in the top flight.
In their 18 Premier League matches so far, Norwich have only scored more than one goal on four occasions.
Robert Snodgrass has scored more goals from direct free-kicks than any other Premier League player this term (three). He has also scored (three) and assisted (two) in his last five league games.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven Boxing Day matches (W3 D4 L0), but have drawn four of the last five.
Chelsea have only won six of their last 18 matches on Boxing Day (eight draws, four defeats), but are unbeaten in their last seven since a 4-2 defeat at Charlton in 2003.
The Blues have only won one of their last four away games in the Premier League.
Frank Lampard became Chelsea’s record top-flight league scorer at the weekend with 130 goals for the club, overtaking Bobby Tambling (129).