Norwich City 0 Chelsea 0: Conte's second string fail to deliver

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Their best openings came in the second half as Danny Drinkwater shot wide from near the penalty spot and Willian saw an effort turned past the post by Angus Gunn. "The schedule is very busy, we have to play two games in the Carabao Cup against Arsenal, but these are the rules and we have to respect that".

The Third Round replay will take place at Stamford Bridge on the week commencing the 15th of January; the official date will be confirmed as soon as the matches for television coverage have been selected. The youthful attacking band of Josh Murphy, Alex Pritchard (who was also impressive against Chelsea for Swindon in the 13/14 season) and James Maddison have been combining well, causing our defence problems with their movement and pace.

After Chelsea brought on Alvaro Morata for Michy Batshuayi - who struggled all game - Norwich responded by bringing on Oliveira as they looked to nick a late victor.

Norwich made one change as Zimmermann replaced Oliveira.

Chelsea did improve after half-time, with Willian injecting some much-needed pace and drive around the box.

Centre-back David Luiz last featured for the defending Premier League champions in the 4-0 rout of Qarabag in the Champions League in November.

Daniel Farke: "Perhaps they had some advantages but we still had our chances. We are a bit disappointed because it is not that often you are so close to beating a giant like Chelsea in the FA Cup".

"When you play every three days especially after the Christmas period you have to make many rotations", Conte said. "We want to try to get to the next round". There is disappointment for the final result, we wanted to win, but I think the game was very tough.