Norwich City boss, Alex Neil says that having given a good account of themselves against Everton and Arsenal at Carrow Road, that he hopes his side can do something similar against Chelsea on Tuesday night (7.45).
Norwich came close to ending the winless run win against West Ham, leading 2-0 with 14 minutes to go before conceding two late goals. They also did very well against Leicester and could’ve won that match but instead, they conceded yet another late goal.
Talking to Norwich City TV at Colney Neil said: ‘In recent weeks we’ve had games where we’ve been in control of them, but for one reason or another we’ve let a lead slip or found ourselves on the wrong end of the result.
‘Obviously I’m hoping that it’s going to change on Tuesday. If we can get something out of the game then it would be a huge bit of encouragement going into Saturday’s match.
‘When we played Arsenal and Everton at home recently, we gave a really good account of ourselves and there’s no reason why this can’t be the same.’
Neil used a 3-4-3 formation to deal with Leicester on Saturday and the formation really worked, although when asked if he would consider using it again against Chelsea, the gaffer suggested that he probably wouldn’t.
‘I’ve used it a few times but generally I think it’s best suited when you’re playing against a front two,’ said Neil.
‘When the opposition play one up front, you end up with the three centre-backs occupying one striker which allows them to overload other areas.
‘We’ve got to bear in mind how comfortable some of the players look in it, but also whether it is best suited to win other games.’
Of their opponents’ good form since Hiddink took over (they remain unbeaten), Neil added: ‘I just think their players seem to be performing better. Why that is the case I’m not quite sure.
‘They’re going to come and try to open the pitch up and be really aggressive and attacking. It’s about how we cope with that and then carry out own threat at the top end of the pitch as well.’