Chelsea have announced their starting line-up for Saturday’s Premier League fixture at home to Norwich City – and some Blues fans on Twitter are gutted that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is only on the bench.

Thomas Tuchel has named a strong XI to face Norwich this afternoon at Stamford Bridge, with five changes from the team that beat Malmo in the Champions League group stages in midweek.

Trevoh Chalobah, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz and Reece James have all come into the side.

Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Andreas Christensen, N’Golo Kante and Cesar Azpilicueta have dropped out.

Chelsea Training and Press Conference
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Chelsea fans upset by Loftus-Cheek absence

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media are adamant that Loftus-Cheek should have been in the team.

The 25-year-old midfielder has had plenty of minutes recently to show his value to Tuchel, including in the previous league match against Brentford. 

He was rested in the European fixture in midweek and once again today takes his place on the bench. 

 

In fairness, Jorginho and Kovacic make up the quality midfield combination today it’s just a case of there is so much talent within the squad.

Here are some Blues fans discussing Loftus-Cheek:

Blues dominate recent history with Norwich

Chelsea are obviously strong favourites to beat strugglers Norwich today, especially when you consider the history between the two clubs.

The Blues haven’t lost a game against Norwich in any competition since December 1994 in a Premier League match at Carrow Road.

They beat them in both league meetings during the 2019/20 league season and Norwich will be hoping to pull off a colossal upset this weekend.

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