Chelsea are continuing their slow climb back up the Premier League table, maintaining a long undefeated streak that's seen them pull all the way back up to 11th place after flirting with the relegation zone for awhile. They need to keep their momentum rolling, though, because they're closing in on the upper end of the table all of a sudden.
Who would have thought even a month ago that Chelsea had a real chance of finishing above Manchester United in the EPL table come the end of the season? Not many people, but a win in this match on the road against Norwich City would mean they'd have a real chance of doing just that. Norwich are in dire need of a win themselves, only staying out of the relegation zone by just one point of goal differential right now. If Chelsea can keep up their recent quality of play, there's little reason to think that the Canaries' seven-match winless run in the league is at any risk of being snapped.
Key player -- Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Hazard has had a rough season, but there have been signs that he's coming around lately. This match would be an excellent chance for him to show just how far he's come from his struggling low point a few months ago. He needs to take full opportunity to seize that chance. At his best, Hazard is a dynamic threat who demands a lot of attention and Chelsea desperately need that kind of presence back in their attack right now. If he can get back to that, it's going to be a massive boon for them the rest of the season.
Key matchup -- Robbie Brady (Norwich City) vs. Willian (Chelsea)
For all their woes this season, Norwich fans have been able to enjoy the performances of Brady at left back because he's been consistently excellent. He's going to be given a fierce test by Willian, though, as Chelsea's Brazilian winger has been at least as good in almost every match he's been in this season, scoring nine goals across all competitions and consistently lighting up whoever he lines up against. This is an individual battle that will be ridiculously fun to watch play out.
Norwich City injuries and suspensions
Out: Wes Hoolahan, Andre Wisdom In doubt: Sebastien Bassong
Chelsea injuries and suspensions
Out: Pedro Rodriguez, John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Radamel Falcao
Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. local
Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich, England
TV: Premier League Extra Time (U.S.), TSN 1, 5 (Canada)
Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.)