FA Cup Report: Norwich City v Chelsea 06 January 2018

David Luiz is set for a return to the Chelsea team when they take on Norwich City

The hosts looked comfortable in defence and also created opportunities, with Josh Murphy dragging a shot wide from inside the box and James Maddison firing over the bar late in the half.

Chelsea lost 2-1 to bitter rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley last season to miss out on a double in Conte's first season in charge of the west London side.

It ends all square so our third round tie will have to be decided back at Stamford Bridge.

So, the two sides will have to do it all again at Stamford Bridge later this month, an additional game that Conte could do without given Chelsea are still competing in three other competitions.

Norwich came close to a famous victory in the first half when Alex Pritchard managed to intercept David Luiz's clearance, but he was unable to keep control of the ball.

Norwich showed promising signs in the early exchanges without every worrying Caballero, only a misunderstanding between the goalkeeper and Luiz threatening to break the deadlock.

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"In the first half we had difficulty in attack but in the second half we created chances the second half we created chances to score".

Daniel Farke: "Perhaps they had some advantages but we still had our chances". A draw is a totally fair result.

Former Liverpool striker Owen is backing Batshuayi to produce an influential performance in Chelsea's clash against Championship side Norwich in the FA Cup third round. Here's how we predict Chelsea will lineup.

Antonio Conte: "For sure there is a bit of disappointment because to have another match in a schedule so busy is not easy, is not simple, but we tried to win the game".

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in his post-match reaction, expressed frustration of having to play a replay, adding that it was a hard game. When you play in this trophy you know it is very hard, but today the commitment of my players was very good.

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