Chris Sutton provides brutal assessment of Norwich City’s survival chances

Chris Sutton, pictured in action for Norwich City during a 0-0 draw with Blackburn at Carrow Road in

Chris Sutton, pictured in action for Norwich City during a 0-0 draw with Blackburn at Carrow Road in February 1994. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant

Former Norwich City striker Chris Sutton has pulled no punches in his assessment of the Canaries' Premier League survival chances.

The former Chelsea and Celtic front-man, speaking on BBC Radio Five Live, said: 'I think Norwich are in big trouble, I think they concede too many goals.

'I think Norwich are where they should be, I don't think they're are under-achieving. I just don't think they are good enough, that's the problem.

'They can't score goals, the manager has tried to change things, has played different systems in his attempts to find a solution. The bottom line is, they're just not good enough player for player.'

The Norfolk-born 42-year-old also feels the experience of manager Sam Allardyce gives Sunderland an edge in the survival scrap.


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'With regards to who is going to stay up now, I actually thought by the law of averages Sunderland would go down (but) Sunderland have the best man in charge, a man who has never been relegated before and they have a way,' he continued.

'Norwich's hope is they play Sunderland and Newcastle, they all play each other, and they have to win those games – that's the chance they have.'

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