Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has expressed dissatisfaction with Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel and his team-mates over their sloppiness in the final third.
Kenedy scored the Premier League’s fastest goal of the season to set the Blues on the path to a third successive league win before Diego Costa made it 2-0 before the break but Norwich fought back in the second half and scored through Nathan Redmond midway through the game.
Despite holding firm to record a third straight league win, a satisfied Hiddink feels the Nigerian international and his troops could have made life easier for ourselves at Norwich with better finishing.
“We have now won a few games in a row which of course gives us satisfaction.
“But when I look at the game we were a bit sloppy with our finishing. We had a splendid start through Kenedy, a beautiful goal. After that we had some options to get a second in the first half which we did at the end, but before that we should have killed it off.
“I am satisfied with the results we are getting but I always like to be critical with the way we could have finished it off earlier.’
“Now with the ambition of Chelsea we must set a new target and see what can we do in the direction of Europe. We have to keep on winning.
“We have a tight schedule as everyone knows. The squad is not very broad so we hope everyone is on board in the upcoming time. If everyone is, with no big injuries, then we would like to go as high as possible towards the European spots.” Hiddink told the Chelsea official website.
Mikel who has been a regular figure in the Chelsea set-up since the arrival of Hiddink did not start the game. He came on as a second half substitute, replacing Brazilian star Oscar eight minutes before Norwich reduced the deficit.
The victory moves Chelsea up to eighth spot on the log. They are now five points behind fifth-placed Manchester United who will on Wednesday play host to Nigerian hotshot Odion Ighalo and his Watford side.