Premier League Preview: Chelsea Aims To Cement Top Four Spot Against Norwich City Amid Abramovich Uncertainty

Premier League Preview: Chelsea Aims To Cement Top Four Spot Against Norwich City Amid Abramovich Uncertainty

  • Chelsea will travel away to Norwich City tonight to further cement their position in the top four of the Premier League
  • The Blues currently sit comfortably in third place on the log, knowing that the title challenge for them is over
  • The Canaries, however, appear doomed to do what they know best in the top flight of English football, which is to be relegated after being promoted like clockwork

Chelsea is in the driving seat to cement its top-four status in this season's Premier League title race.

With the challenge for the trophy over, the Blues can instead focus on ensuring that that they finish in third place behind Manchester City and Liverpool respectively. They will get a golden chance to do so against yo-yo side Norwich City at Carrow Road.

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Chelsea will be looking to secure a top-four spot in the English Premier League but face a determined Norwich City team. Image: Chloe Knott - Danehouse
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Chelsea is currently on 53 points, five ahead of Arsenal on 48 points. The side from Stamford Bridge has, however, played one more match than the Gunners, so victory is imperative.

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The Canaries, on the other hand, appear to be going straight back down to the Championship. They are rooted at the bottom of the table, having gained just 17 points from 27 matches this season. City are also on a four-match losing streak, and it is something that should continue when the Londoners roll into town.

Chelsea players will also have to deal with the overhanging dark clouds of uncertainty affecting the club as a whole. Owner Roman Abramovich has put the club for sale amid the ensuing fallout from the ongoing invasion of Russia that he has been dragged into.

Abramovich was sanctioned by the United Kingdom's government as an oligarch closely linked to Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Sport24 reported. The club could be placed on administration because of a plethora of technicalities.

This could also result in a nine-point deduction for the side as is the norm when a club is placed under administration, something that could alter the top four race entirely.

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‘No new transfers in or out’ among 7 implications for Chelsea as UK govt sanctions Roman Abramovich

The owner of Chelsea Football Club Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government which has now posed a threat to the English Premier League outfit, BBC Sport reports.

All UK assets owed by the Russian-Israeli billionaire have been frozen, meaning his initial attempt to sell off the club can no longer happen.

The businessman who faces sanction for being a ‘key-enabler’ of Vladimir Putin’s government following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had put Chelsea up for sale.

Source: Sports Brief News