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Our man of the match: Chelsea (H)


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Norwich City defended gallantly to hold Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at Carrow Road on Saturday.

The Canaries held the Premier League champions to a draw, forcing a replay at Stamford Bridge later this month.

Christoph Zimmermann, Timm Klose and Grant Hanley lined up at the back for Norwich, keeping out wave after wave of Chelsea attacks.

The closest Norwich came to scoring was when Josh Murphy beat Antonio Rudiger on the left and flashed a cross-cum-shot across the face of goal.

Chelsea failed to create many clear-cut chances, with Norwich’s defence standing firm.

Angus Gunn made one big save, when he got down quickly to turn a shot from Willian around the post for a corner.

Picking a man of the match has been surprisingly easy, with one man standing above the rest.

Our Norwich man of the match is… Christoph Zimmermann!

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The German central defender was a rock at the back and won a number of superb challenges to deny Chelsea a shot on goal.

He never lost an aerial duel and was accurate with his passing out from the back.

What a performance from the big man!