Diego Costa scored the only goal in the match between Chelsea and Norwich to save the London based club another embarrassing result that could have resulted into a drop further down the league table.
Chelsea recorded their first win in four Premier League matches as Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought to give them victory over Norwich.
The champions came into the game off the back of a three-match losing streak and were frustrated for an hour by a stubborn display from the Canaries.
But the Blues finally broke through when Costa finished off Cesc Fabregas’ quickly taken free-kick.
The home side were denied a second when Kurt Zouma’s flick hit the crossbar.
But the three points take precedence over the size of the scoreline for Jose Mourinho’s side, who now have 14 points from 13 games and move ahead of Saturday’s opponents into 15th place in the table.