Predicted Norwich City line-up to face Blackburn in the Championship
Norwich City will be hoping to continue their impressive run of form when they take on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday.
The Canaries are second in the table, just a point behind league leaders Leeds United heading towards the busy Christmas period. They will look to bounce back to winning ways after playing out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Bristol City.
Blackburn Rovers, on the other hand, are 12th in the table with 31 points on board.
Carlton Morris remains out with a knee problem but could return next month. Louis Thompson’s dislocated shoulder is expected to keep him out until the New Year.
Meanwhile, Matt Jarvis and Kenny McLean are closing in on comebacks.
Probable Norwich City XI
Manager: Daniel Farke
Tim Krul (GK)
Krul has been the first-choice in goal under Farke this season and he’ll look to keep a clean sheet on Saturday.
Max Aarons (RB)
Aarons has established himself as a reliable attacking outlet down the right flank. He is a certain starter at Ewood Park.
Christoph Zimmermann (CB)
Zimmermann is a rock-solid defender who will look to keep the Blackburn attackers at bay.
Grant Hanley (CB)
Grant Hanley could be handed a start by Farke on Saturday. The defender will look to repay the manager’s faith in him.
Jamal Lewis (LB)
Lewis is an explosive left-back who can terrorise the opponents with his pace and directness.
Alex Tettey (CM)
Tettey dictates the pace of the game for the Canaries and should start at the weekend.
Mario Vrancic (CM)
Vrancic could start in a deeper role again, alongside Tettey. His creativity would be of utmost importance if Norwich City are to win at Blackburn.
Emiliano Buendia (RW)
Given the form Buendia is in, he is one of the first names on Farke’s team sheet.
Marco Stiepermann (CAM)
Stiepermann is ideal for the No.10 role. He is a creative player who can pick out passes from the deep and also pop up with important goals.
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Todd Cantwell (LW)
Cantwell has been in good form and will look to get on the scoresheet on Saturday.
Teemu Pukki (ST)
Pukki is having a fun time in front of the goal in the Championship. He is Norwich’s chief source of goals and is a definite starter against Blackburn.