Norwich v Chelsea preview
Norwich will be hoping to welcome Grant Holt back into their
starting XI when they play host to Chelsea on Boxing Day.
The Canaries skipper was forced to sit out the weekend defeat to
West Brom with a hamstring complaint, but he is itching to be
involved in the festive programme.
Steven Whittaker is nursing a slight knock, but could be okay to
start at full-back, while Andrew Surman (knee), Ryan Bennett (knee)
and John Ruddy (thigh) remain out of action.
Chelsea picked up no fresh injury or suspension concerns against
Villa, so Benitez may decide to stick with a winning formula – with
David Luiz continuing in a holding midfield role.
Brazilian duo Ramires and Oscar are the most likely to come into
contention after netting over the weekend, while Ryan Bertrand will
be hoping to shake off a groin complaint in time to make the
Club captain John Terry is still nursing a knee complaint and
Oriol Romeu will sit out the remainder of the season after damaging