Chelsea fail to see off stubborn Norwich
Norwich City 0 Chelsea 0
Chelsea’s peripheral players failed to impress in a goalless draw at Carrow Road as Norwich earned an FA Cup third-round replay.
Given Antonio Conte’s regular fixture complaints, he would not have wanted a replay, but Championship Norwich frustrated the Blues, who came closest when Willian’s effort was turned round a post by Angus Gunn.
And Chelsea, Premier League champions and FA Cup finalists last season, will now host Daniel Farke’s men at Stamford Bridge in 10 days’ time.
Nine changes were made following the midweek Premier League draw at Arsenal as Conte reverted to his cup side.
The Brazil defender is not the only person to get on the wrong side of Conte this season, with the Italian’s feud with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho escalating on Friday.