Let’s be honest, very few anticipate Norwich City will get anything out of the game against Chelsea tomorrow.

Not a goal, or a point, or even some South West London sunshine.

The metaphorical grey clouds are expected to cover Stamford Bridge and shower the Premier League’s bottom club with misery.

Already soaked by six defeats from their first eight fixtures, the rain just will not stop falling upon Daniel Farke’s troop.

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Although there is a slight silver lining in the fact Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku will miss Saturday’s game, the odds are still heavily stacked in Chelsea’s favour.

Even more, so considering they know about a potential weak link in Norwich’s already flimsy armour.

Coming back to haunt Kabak

On the penultimate day of the summer transfer window, the Canaries signed Ozan Kabak from Schalke on a season-long loan.

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Kabak tried his hand at English football last term after Liverpool landed him in January to try and combat their centre-back injury crisis.

The Turkish international played 13 times for Jurgen Klopp’s side before returning to Germany.

A tally that was, in general, pretty unlucky.

He only won half a dozen games in a red jersey and then missed the final five fixtures of the year through injury.

 

But the defender clearly fancied some redemption, so decided to aid Norwich’s extremely steep uphill battle.

However, Kabak might be regretting his decision.

Not only because of his team’s perilous league position, but history has not been kind to him against Chelsea.

Last time out versus Chelsea

On his fifth appearance for Liverpool, the 21-year-old was tasked the job of silencing Thomas Tuchel’s men at Anfield.

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Tuchel had yet to taste defeat since taking over from Frank Lampard a few months earlier, whilst the reigning domestic champions were on a run of four defeats from six.

To deepen Klopp’s gloom, Liverpool started the tie with Kabak and Fabinho at centre-half, a combination never previously used before that night.

Chelsea took full of advantage of this fledgling pairing by repeatedly playing balls over the top for Werner to run onto.

Kabak was quite often caught in no man’s land whilst Werner rushed through on goal.

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He then failed to block Mason Mount’s curling effort that ultimately won the contest for Chelsea.

Although the Blues will be without Werner’s pace against Norwich, they should be looking to exploit the Schalke loanee once again.

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