Norwich City is still reeling form a 5-2 rout at the hands of Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool at home. It doesn't get any easier this week, as they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on a Chelsea side that will not be beat.
Manager Chris Hughton is still seeking his first win of the season, and it seems he'll have to wait some more. It's one thing to beat Chelsea, it's another to beat them this season in the form they're in. It's a pipe dream to beat them at home this weekend.
Still, the games are played on the pitch and not on paper, and Chelsea is just as susceptible to letting their guard down as any other team. Norwich will have to outplay themselves to have a chance at making Blues supporters see red this Saturday.
Where: Stamford Bridge, London, England
When: Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m. EST
TV/Live Stream: FOX Soccer Channel
Chelsea: How many goals will they score?
Chelsea have scored seven goals in three matches at home so far and pitched two shutouts. Reading scored the only two goals Chelsea have allowed so far, and the Blues went on to win that game 4-2.
Fernando Torres has three goals in six matches, already half of his total in 32 matches last season. He's is great form and wants to prove he's worth the £50 million Chelsea spent on him.
Frank Lampard, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard are all playing inspired football from the midfield as well. Each of them has found the back of the net in the league this season, and as their chemistry with Torres starts to form, they will be comprise one of the league's most feared attacking sides.
Petr Cech has four clean sheets in six games, and Chelsea's defense is looking the business.
The Blues dispatched the Canaries 3-1 at home last season, but were held to a scoreless draw on their visit to Carrow Road.
Norwich City: How low can they go?
If the Premier League were a limbo contest, Norwich City would be on the podium right now—the podium to relegation.
Norwich have allowed 13 goals this season, with 10 of them coming in two games versus Fulham and Liverpool. Both of those performances came when they were at home, as well.
Surprisingly, the Canaries have looked much better on the road than at home. They've conceded only three goals, and even drew with Spurs at White Hart Lane with a 1-1 final.
They'll need every bit of what they had against Spurs and then some to get a result at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
No one has distinguished themselves as a threat for the Canaries as of yet, with no player scoring more than a single goal.
The EPL season is full of strange happenings and even stranger results. It's doubtful that Norwich will be the benefactor of one of those on Saturday, but anything is possible in the greatest league in the world.
Chelsea win big 6-0 with Fernando Torres scoring his first hat trick of the season. Eden Hazard will notch two assists via Torres and will bag one of his own. The bond forming on the pitch between the two is a special one indeed, and it will be on full display Saturday.
Norwich will not get a consolation goal, as Petr Cech won't be beaten. They will eventually find their form, but it won't be this weekend.