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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(67) 58 Goals 32 (40)
(46) 33 Assists 20 (27)
(6.8) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.5)
30.7 Average Age 32.5
184 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(1.4) 2.1 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(52%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 48% (48%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.4)
(1.4) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.1 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Martin Kelly Out 6.47
José Enrique Out 7.01
Jon Flanagan Out N/A
Oussama Assaidi Out 6
Player Reason Status Rating
John Ruddy Out 6.8
Andrew Surman Out 6.15
Steven Whittaker Out 6.78
Steve Morison Out 6.13

Team News

  • Nuri Sahin's loan deal has been cut short after an unsuccessful spell at Anfield and he has returned to former club Borussia Dortmund on loan.
  • Another summer signing, Oussama Assaidi is unavailable as he will play at the African Cup of Nations with Morocco.
  • The only absentees through injury remain full-backs Enrique and Kelly, so Wisdom will keep his place while there may also be a first league start for Daniel Sturridge after he netted from the bench against United last time out.
  • Grant Holt is back fit after featuring from the bench against Newcastle and should return to the starting XI this weekend.
  • The defence will remain unchanged after their clean sheet last time out, with Mark Bunn and Russell Martin continuing to deputise for Ruddy and Whittaker in goal and at right-back respectively.
  • Elsewhere the team is likely to be the same that was fielded against Newcastle after ending a run of 4 straight league defeats.


  • The game between these two sides earlier in the season was seen as a major catalyst for Norwich's remarkable run prior to Christmas, going 10 games unbeaten shortly after their 5-2 defeat at Carrow Road.
  • Luis Suarez has scored hat-tricks in each of his last two games against the Canaries and Hughton must have his defence ready to face the Uruguayan, who is likely to be the key to this result.
  • The hosts will be keen to bounce back from defeat against their fierce rivals last weekend and should have enough to ensure that Norwich can't quite sit comfortably just yet.
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