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Salah makes 5th consecutive start as Chelsea held by Norwich
The encounter at Stamford Bridge started lively with Chelsea recording their first attempt through Schurrle’s low shot only minutes after the official signaled the beginning of the game.
The first half continued as Mourinho’s side controlled possession, albeit without posing any major threat. However, that changed when Schurrle cut inside from the right and had his shot rebound off the far post in what was arguably the most dangerous chance in the first half of the game.
The first 45 minutes ended with Chelsea still dominating possession, but struggling to make Norwich’s back four uncomfortable.
Chelsea made two substitutions at halftime as Eden Hazard came on for Mohamed Salah while David Luiz replaced Frank Lampard at the heart of the midfield. The Blues started pushing for the opener extremely early into the first half through Hazard, and substitute David Luiz also unleashed a pile driver that hit the post in the 46th minute.
Although a penalty was awarded to Chelsea when Hazard seemed to be fouled inside the penalty area, the decision didn’t go through as the assistant referee had declared Hazard’s pass to Terry off-side.
Relegation-threatened Norwich managed to hold on to the draw with title contenders Chlesea, in what could turn out to be a crucial point in their battle for survival.
Chelsea are now one point behind Liverpool and Manchester City who have a game in hand each. If either manages to win their games in hand, Chelsea will be mathematically out of the title race.