Olivier Giroud replaces Tammy Abraham while Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are back in the Chelsea starting lineup for the game against Norwich City.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has made five changes to the side that lost to Sheffield United last time out, for the home game against Norwich City.

Two of the five alterations come in defence where Marcos Alonso starts at left-back with captain Cesar Azpilicueta moving to right-back. Reece James drops out to the bench. Andreas Christensen also gets benched after his poor outing last time out. In his stead, Antonio Rudiger partners Kurt Zouma at the heart of the Chelsea defence. Kepa Arrizabalaga continues in goal.

Two changes have been made in the middle of the park as well with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mateo Kovacic coming in for Mason Mount and Ross Barkley. With no N’Golo Kante and Billy Gilmour, Jorginho continues in the holding midfield role.

Willian and Christian Pulisic are retained on the flanks by Chelsea. But leading the line for them against Norwich is Olivier Giroud, who replaces Tammy Abraham after not starting in the last game against Sheffield United.

Chelsea Confirmed XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Alonso; Kovacic, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic

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