Norwich manager Chris Hughton is braced for a "formidable" Boxing Day challenge from a Chelsea side he believes could still be in the hunt for the Barclays Premier League title.

The Canaries were beaten 4-1 at Stamford Bridge earlier this season and they face Chelsea just three days after the Blues stunned Aston Villa 8-0.

"They have great attacking options. We experienced that at their place a couple of months ago," Hughton told reporters. "Victor Moses is starting to show his real quality now. Fernando Torres is hitting very good form. The fact they kept a clean sheet against Aston Villa as well shows the quality and depth they have throughout the squad."

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