Opta Big Match Stats: Why Norwich will net at Chelsea

Chelsea conceded five times across their last two home games
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Chelsea will go top of the Premier League on Sunday, judging by these Opta nuggets, but won't keep a clean sheet...

"Norwich have scored 13 goals in their last five Premier League games played in May."
Best Bet: Back both teams to score @ 2.26/5

Chelsea v Norwich, Sunday 16:00, Sky Sports 1, Match Odds: Chelsea 1.222/9, Norwich 18.017/1, The Draw 7.613/2

The Canaries have lost their last eight away games in the Premier League
Norwich will aim to replicate the remarkable victory that Sunderland pulled off at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago, but the Black Cats had proven that they possessed the pedigree with a win at Everton and draw at Man City. Neil Adams' men by contrast are the Premier League's worst travellers, losing 14 of their overall 18 and giving up 44 goals. They have suffered half-time/full-time beatings on each of their last five trips, conceding 16 times in the process, while Chelsea have led at the end of both halves in their last four home triumphs.
Recommended Bet: Back Chelsea to lead at half time and full time @ 1.75/7

Norwich have scored 13 goals in their last five Premier League games played in May
It was a disorienting end to April for Chelsea, who transformed from delivering masterful defensive displays and clean sheets away to Atletico Madrid and Liverpool to conceding three disappointing goals in Wednesday's second-leg defeat in London. The consequence is a rare hint of vulnerability in the Blues backline after leaking five times in their last two matches as hosts. Norwich are far from prolific visitors, yet netted at the Emirates and Anfield and did so last season at Stamford Bridge, and in the reverse fixture this term.
Best Bet: Back both teams to score @ 2.26/5

Demba Ba and Willian have scored four of Chelsea's last five league goals
Jose Mourinho benched Ba - who earned his side the wins over Swansea and Liverpool that keep them in title contention, not to mention the scorer of the Champions League quarter-final clincher against Paris St-Germain - for both legs of the semi-final against Atletico Madrid. However, after failing in Ba's absence, the Chelsea boss must surely give him more of an opportunity in the final two Premier League outings. Having notched (first, for that matter) on each of his last three starts - which inexplicably span almost seven months - the Senegalese striker has to be fancied against the division's leakiest away team.
Recommended Bet: Back Demba Ba to score @ 2.1211/10

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