The Blues’ problems have been well documented and John Eustace confirmed on Thursday that six players are expected to miss the trip to Carrow Road. Key defender Lee Buchanan injured his ankle in training on Monday and is likely to miss the field.
Keshi Anderson, Ethan Laird and George Hall are all absent with hamstring injuries, while Tyler Roberts remains sidelined with calf trouble. Midfielder Alfie Chang is out for a long time due to an ACL injury.
Meanwhile, Norwich will lack two number one strikers. Summer signing Ashley Barnes is ruled out with a knee injury, while Josh Sargent – who scored three goals in his first four games and was the Canaries’ top scorer last season – is ruled out. until January due to an ankle injury.
Adam Idah led the attack for Norwich in their absence and scored twice in last weekend’s 6-2 defeat to Plymouth Argyle. Chilean midfielders Marcelino Nunez (ankle) and Jacob Sorensen (groin) are not expected to return until the international break in October.
Experienced midfielder Grant Hanley has been missing since Easter with an Achilles injury and will not play against the Blues. Former Blues loanee Przemyslaw Placheta could start after regaining fitness under David Wagner.