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Chelsea will host Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. The Blues had a really disappointing 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United at the weekend, denting their hopes to secure a Champions League place.
Ahead of the game, Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has made a prediction for the game.
“This is a game Chelsea have to win. You could see it coming against Sheffield United – they had so much more than them,” he wrote. “It looked as though Sheffield United and Wolves were going to blow it and it would be a straight shootout between Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester, but all of a sudden those teams are back in it as well. Manchester City have won their case so only two positions are up for grabs.
“Chelsea have some awkward games to come, Wolves at home and Liverpool away being the two tough ones after Norwich. You win this and you could be in a position to take a point against Wolves and see what Liverpool bring. The pressure is on Chelsea, but I do not see this as anything other than a Chelsea win.
“Their position and mindset is simple. Do they want Champions League football? This could ease the pain a bit for Chelsea, as the teams around them still have tough games. Manchester United are strong favourites but this is one where they simply have to get the job done. This is one that is not difficult to call, and an attack-minded Chelsea side will win this one.”
Nicholas thinks that Chelsea will beat Norwich with a score of 3-0.