Chris Hughton wants Norwich City to show “no fear” during Premier League away games

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton alongside Spurs boss Andre Villlas-Boas at White Hart Lane during th

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton alongside Spurs boss Andre Villlas-Boas at White Hart Lane during the Canaries' 2-0 defeat earlier this season. Picture: Tim Hales/PA. - Credit: PA

Chris Hughton insists Norwich City have no reason to fear travelling to the biggest clubs in the Premier League and is hopeful his side can contribute to a season of shocks.

Four of the division's top sides have already slipped to a surprise defeat on home soil, with just over a quarter of the season played out.

The Canaries are yet to claim a major scalp of their own on the road this season, although Hughton's team drew plenty of praise for their only away win so far, a 1-0 win at Stoke City.

A tough start to the season has seen City visit Manchester City, Arsenal and Spurs already, conceding 13 goals and scoring just once in three comprehensive defeats.

With trips to Liverpool and Newcastle approaching, Hughton hopes his players can improve on those travel habits.

'I think you have to approach those games certainly with no fear,' Hughton said. 'What we have seen in this division so far is teams getting results that perhaps you didn't expect and also teams getting results away from home that you didn't expect.

'So we go don't go to either of those places with fear and we're on the back of a good feel as we've just turned that corner a little bit and we've got to capitalise on it.'

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Since Hughton picked up the reins at Carrow Road in the summer of 2012, City have claimed only one major scalp away from home, beating Manchester City 3-2 at Eastlands on the final day of last season.

But with the likes of Southampton's 1-0 win at Anfield and West Brom's 2-1 win at Old Trafford to take inspiration from, Hughton is expecting plenty more shocks in the Premier League this season.

'I think it will be as open as any one we've had and as of this moment we have had some surprise results,' Hughton told TalkSport.

'I think Southampton being where they are (in third place) is a surprise to some but certainly what they have done is bought very well, they have got some very good players.

'The difficulty possibly might be sustaining it with the squad that they have got but they've been outstanding.

'There have been some surprise results and I can see that continuing.'