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Norwich manager Chris Hughton will delay naming his squad for Sunday’s match against Chelsea at Carrow Road to decide on the fitness of defender Sebastien Bassong who has been suffering from a hamstring injury.

Midfielder Nathan Redmond (ankle) and defender Javier Garrido (thigh) are both fit and available, however, after training this week.

Striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel also missed a couple of training sessions this week with a toe problem but should be fit to face Chelsea.

Eden Hazard, meanwhile, is doubtful as Chelsea go in search of a first Premier League away win of the season at Norwich.

Hazard returned to training on Friday after missing the midweek win at Steaua Bucharest along with Kevin de Bruyne, who was not selected, and Marco van Ginkel, who is out for six months following knee surgery.

Fernando Torres is out for three weeks with a knee injury, although the striker would have missed the Carrow Road encounter through suspension after his dismissal at Tottenham.

Norwich’s quest for back-to-back league wins is complicated by the visit of Chelsea, who have not lost in Norfolk since 1994.

While Jose Mourinho’s side have endured the worst start to a season during the Roman Abramovich era, they still sit fifth in the Premier League with only one defeat to their name.

With Samuel Eto’o expected to lead the line in the absence of Fernando Torres, they should prove far too strong for the home team.

Stat of the game: Chelsea are the only Premier League side yet to conceded a goal in the second half.

Norwich City (Possible, 4-5-1): Ruddy; Martin, Turner, R Bennett, Olsson; Snodgrass, Fer, tettey, Howson, Pilkington; Van Wolfswinkel.
Out: E Bennett (knee).
Tests: Bassong (hamstring), Hazard (ankle), Van Wolkswinkel (toe).

Chelsea (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Lampard; Ramires, Oscar, Mata; Eto’o.
Out: Kalas (leg), Van Ginkel (knee), Torres (suspended/knee).

Referee: Neil Swarbrick. Matches: 3. R0 Y9.

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