EPL: Chelsea Move a step towards a top 4 finish

Olivier Giroud gives Chelsea the lead

Chelsea:  Having missed the chance to go three point clear in the Premier League table against Sheffield United in their previous match, the blues had an uphill task to accomplish against a resistant Norwich side when the two sides met at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

With the two teams making fresh changes before the encounter, Olivier Giroud replaced Young Striker Tammy Abraham to lead the line for the blues while Pukki Initially having a productive season before the break, had to settle for a place on the bench for the visiting side.

Took 47 minutes for the home side to break the deadlock through Olivier Giroud just before the break after a couple of misses earlier in the game. The second half saw Chelsea control possession like the first half although there was nothing to show for it until match end; with scores still at 1:0.

The result sees Chelsea remain in the 3rd position hoping for a slip from Leicester or Manchester United to ease the top 4 pressure knowing a win from either team blows hot on the chase for a top 4 finish.
Leicester city play Tottenham in their next fixture while Manchester United play Crystal Palace hoping for a Win to move them closer to the top 4.

The blues will have to improve in the next fixtures in other to be able to finish in the top 4 and secure a Champions League place with the Manager Frank Lampard aware of the need to be ruthless in opposition goal having made the call to start veteran striker Giroud ahead of Tammy Abraham.

all focus switches to Sunday as the race for the Champions League place gets Hotter and interesting.

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