“One of the biggest games of the season” – Reece James previews ‘massive’ Norwich match

Chelsea are getting ready to face Norwich City in the Premier League tonight in the 8.15pm kick off.

The Blues are determined to put behind them the shocking performance from over the weekend seeing them thrashed 3-0 by Sheffield United.

They have been handed two gifts by Champions League qualification rivals Leicester City, who also lost at the weekend, and Manchester United, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Southampton last night.

But the gifts will not keep coming, and it is now up to Chelsea to take the situation into their own hands by pushing ahead of their two closest rivals tonight by beating an already relegated Norwich City.

This game is so big that it has been described by Chelsea right back Reece James as ‘massive’ and ‘one of the biggest games of the season.’

This would be more than a fair assessment. Gaining Champions League qualification is huge for financial rewards, Chelsea need to qualify.

James has been talking to the Chelsea website ahead of the game tonight, he said:

“It is going to be massive. It is probably one of the biggest games of the season.

“They are obviously a little bit down at the moment, they have just been relegated, and we need to finish the season strongly and cement our top-four position.

“Going into every game we need to fight and everyone knows the ambition and what we want to achieve at the end of the season, so everyone is going to be putting in 110 per cent, everyone will do the best they can to get the results we need to finish in the top four.

“That was a little boost [Leicester losing and United drawing] for us going into this game against Norwich,’ the young right-back acknowledges.

“After losing 3-0 [to Sheffield United], no one is going to be happy. It was a chance to take a step closer to finishing in the top four and we weren’t able to do it.

“As you saw in the game, Sheffield United was a very well-structured team and they know what to do and when to do it. I have to say they were very good on the day and were hard to break down. We need to bounce back from such a difficult game and go again against Norwich.”