Match Previews

Team news: Norwich City v Albion

Team news and preview as Albion look to continue their strong start to the campaign at Carrow Road on Saturday.

By Charlie Hanson • 13 October 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster in action at Brentford.

Graham Potter's team will look to make it five Premier League games unbeaten on Saturday when they face Norwich City.

Albion head into the 3pm kick-off with 14 points from seven games – their best return since promotion to the top tier in 2017.

There are many positive stats after their impressive start, but arguably the most impressive is Albion are yet to suffer defeat on the road – winning twice and drawing once.

The Canaries sit bottom of the table, with one point from seven games. They claimed their first point after six consecutive defeats in their last outing, a 0-0 draw with Burnley.

Team news

Graham Potter said: "Both Danny Welbeck and Steven Alzate suffered injuries in the Crystal Palace match which require surgery, and therefore both players will be out for a significant period of time.

"Enock Mwepu, Adam Webster and Yves Bissouma are back in training, and all three have a chance of being available for selection this weekend."

Our last meeting


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Highlights: Norwich 0 Albion 1

A trip to Carrow Road in July 2020 would prove to be pivotal in both Albion’s and Norwich’s 2019/20 seasons. Leandro Trossard’s winner from Aaron Mooy’s cross secured three points that would put Albion out of reach of the relegation zone, while defeat all but condemned Daniel Farke’s team to relegation.

Norwich’s player to watch

By Paul Hazlewood
Teemu Pukki has two Premier League goals so far this campaign.

‘No Pukki, no party’ might be sung in jest by Norwich fans, but it certainly rings true. The Finnish forward has been their top scorer in both promotion winning campaigns in 2018/19 and 2020/21, rattling in an impressive 69 goals in 134 appearances in all competitions. That includes 11  in their last full Premier League campaign – a figure he will no doubt try to better if the Canaries want to put their disappointing early season form behind them.

Match officials

Referee: Peter Bankes.

Assistants: Neil Davies, James Mainwaring.

Fourth official: Tim Robinson.

VAR: Graham Scott.

Assistant VAR: Adrian Holmes.