Norwich City aim to beat the blues in a Premier League showdown with Chelsea

John Ruddy was beaten by Leicester City's 89th minute winner in Norwich City's 1-0 Premier League de

John Ruddy was beaten by Leicester City's 89th minute winner in Norwich City's 1-0 Premier League defeat. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil is adamant Norwich City can stun Premier League champions Chelsea and revive their bid to beat the drop.

The Canaries host the high rollers at Carrow Road on Tuesday aiming to end a run of seven league games without a win and fresh from a painful 89th minute 1-0 weekend defeat at leaders Leicester City.

Neil's squad go into the match outside the bottom three on goal difference, but the Scot is still in bullish mood.

'Are you going to roll over and give up? We're fighting for our lives and we want to stay in the Premier League,' he said. 'A win changes everything. Things can change from week to week and we have to do that ourselves because it is not handed to you. I want to see heart from us to go and give it your all and see where that takes you because I am big believer if we achieve that it will take us to where we want to go.

'We are capable of a level that can get us positive results in the remaining 11 games. We showed it against Liverpool and West Ham and coming to a really tough place like Leicester and putting in a good performance. We are capable but it is those crucial bits within games, Unfortunately for us we find ourselves on the wrong end of those calls.'


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Neil insists the manner of Norwich's battling display against the Foxes proves they will not give up the fight easily.

'We'll take a lot of heart from this performance and I think we can take some confidence but of course Tuesday is a big game for us now,' he said. 'There is no point us dipping our toe in the water and being a bit cagey and hoping we see things out.

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'We need to go and attack it. This game sums up our season in terms of the best chances fell to us. We didn't score and when you need to make a crucial decision we go to sleep for literally one move and it ends up in our net.'

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