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Behind Enemy Lines: Norwich City

Let’s call it up and down

Norwich City v AFC Bournemouth - Carabao Cup Second Round Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Norwich City

Form: LLW

League position: 20th


What to expect

The Canaries have played 2, conceded 8 and failed to score at all so far. That seems like a pretty open and shut case, but they did open up against Liverpool and Manchester City.

They did pick up a win midweek in the Carabao Cup, a spectacular 6-0 one at that, but it’s hard to see how a contest between their second team and a Championship second team translates to this fixture.

Certainly some of the players they gave a chance to have made a great case to get themselves into the league side, but either way you’d have to expect the Foxes to be big favourites.

Key Player

Is it too easy to say Teemu Pukki? I’m going to say it anyway.

The Finnish international has scored 55 across their last two Championship seasons, but managed just 11 the last time they played at this level. He caught attention getting off to a blistering start to his Premier League career, but as the team started to falter so did he.

With a defence like Norwich’s, it’s fair to say that they’ll go as far as their attack takes them, and when they make chances, this guy takes them. If he can get scoring, they’ll have a chance.

Fantasy Impact

Did you see that bit at the start where I said they’d lost 8-0 over their first two games?

Seems safe to bet on Leicester City goalscorers, and for the foreseeable future that’s still very much Jamie Vardy.