If Norwich are to get anything from their match with Chelsea, they need Gary Hooper on the field.
Sunday's Premier League games offer the opportunity for some upsets.
Norwich recorded their first away win of the season at Stoke last week. They look to get the better of Chelsea this time around. Meanwhile, West Brom picked off Manchester United at Old Trafford and now take on league leaders Arsenal.
|Kick-Off (BST)||Home Team||Away Team||TV||Live Stream|
|13:30||Norwich||Chelsea||Sky Sports 1/NBC Sports Network||Sky Go/NBC Sports Live Extra|
|13:30||Southampton||Swansea City||Premier League Extra Time||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|16:00||West Bromwich Albion||Arsenal||Sky Sports 1/NBC Sports Network||Sky Go/NBC Sports Live Extra|
|16:00||Tottenham Hotspur||West Ham||Premier League Extra Time||NBC Sports Live Extra|
Players to Watch
Gary Hooper, Norwich
There was surprise when Gary Hooper was left out of the Norwich side for the match at Stoke. Hooper had marked his full Canaries debut with two goals against Watford in the Capital One Cup, winning the game for Norwich after they looked buried at 2-0 down.
Chelsea are likely to score at Carrow Road on Sunday. Chris Hughton knows it, so he has to put his best striking options on the field.
So Gary Hooper scores twice mid week and he still doesn't start? This is not good for my fantasy team— Johnny Marrmite (@tomthedrum_) September 29, 2013
Since his goal in the 2-2 draw at Everton during the opening week of the season, Ricky van Wolfswinkel has failed to find the net. He has drifted in and out of games, often looking out of sync with Norwich's build-up play and finding himself out of position.
If Hughton decides to stick with one striker, it should be Hooper who starts this game. Norwich need to build on their win at Stoke and play for the three points here.
Carrow Road served them well last year, with fine wins over Arsenal and Manchester United. Chelsea were the victors here last year, however, leaving Norfolk with a 1-0 win thanks to a superb Juan Mata goal.
Norwich defended well that day, but never offered much in attack. That could easily describe their season last year. While they've been brighter this year, they've failed to convert good chances.
Playing Hooper from the start is the best way to rectify that.
Mesut Ozil, Arsenal
When Arsene Wenger showed his traditional reluctance to spend money this offseason, some fans questioned the Frenchman's ability to manage the side this year.
Since the arrival of Mesut Ozil, those fans have been silenced and are now talking about a successful title campaign.
What mks me happy is the fluidity of our front 4 and mesut ozil has given everybody a lift— Akintunde (@IAMAKINTUNDE) October 5, 2013
It might be too early to talk Champions League finals, but Ozil's first goal for Arsenal against Napoli was a good sign of things to come. With Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud both looking dangerous, having Ozil assisting them is going to bring nothing but success.
The German midfielder has had a galvanising effect on both supporters and teammates. His precision and confidence on the ball are already paying dividends.
Although West Brom beat Manchester United on the road, this Arsenal side doesn't look like dropping points right now.
Look for Ozil to lead the Gunners to their sixth straight Premier League victory with another commanding performance.
Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur
Glenn Hoddle thinks that a Christian Eriksen-led Spurs side is better than the one that featured Gareth Bale last year. With the bright start Eriksen has made to his career in the Premier League, it's difficult to disagree.
Eriksen is a creative force in the Spurs midfield. Their game against West Ham should ably demonstrate that.
The Hammers have had an indifferent start and suffered some injuries—notably to Andy Carroll—that have left them in 17th place after six games. They have earned just two points from the last 15 available, so a trip to White Hart Lane isn't what they need right now.
Tottenham have their eyes on first place. With Eriksen commanding the midfield it's difficult to see how Sam Allardyce's team will get something from the game.