Chelsea Vs Norwich 2002
Born within a stone’s throw from the City Hall in Norwich and taken to Carrow Road by his grandfather and father as soon as he could walk, Richard from cityofyellows.com feels privileged and honoured to support his local team which not only represents its City but also its County. Richard shares his thoughts on City Of Yellows, a Norwich City blog and forum.

Who would have thought it? Certainly not me, for the third round tie, my heart obviously hoped Norwich would get a result whilst my head said something completely different.

I can still remember quite vividly the last time what happened in this cup contest between the Blues and the Canaries. January 2002, 0-0 at Carrow Road and a 4-0 defeat at the Bridge. Who remembers the wonder goal from Gianfranco Zola?

The 2018 0-0 draw turned out to be a pretty even, slow build affair with few opportunities for either side. With the late injury to striker, Nelson Oliveria, City were forced into a three man central defence and a floating midfield attack which looked organised and worked well.

The only Chelsea player who looked a threat was Willian. He played with pace and direction, always capable of losing his marker and getting a shot off. Chelsea have issues of their own having not found the net in the last three games.

It’s a strange time for Norwich City, we are now five games unbeaten and three away clean sheets in a row. However there are major changes taking place with high wage earners and the talented players being eyed and some already leaving the club.

In the drawn game, Alex Pritchard was arguably the man of the match, he is now at Huddersfield. Cameron Jarome has gone to Derby, club captain (although way past his best) Russ Martin has gone to Rangers and the jewel in the crown, James Maddison, could be off to Spurs.

Whoever is left in the building will play on Wednesday, I might even take my boots just in case!

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