Norwich City deprived fourth-placed Chelsea of the chance to close the gap on the Premier League pacesetters when they drew 0-0 at Carrow Road in the lunchtime kickoff on Saturday.
Chelsea moved to 41 points, 10 behind leaders Manchester City who face third-placed Tottenham Hotspur at home on Sunday.
The visitors had the better scoring chances but Spain striker Fernando Torres, who has now gone nearly 15 hours without a goal, fluffed the best one of the 18 they created when he sliced wide shortly being substituted late in the game.
Norwich underlined their right to a place among the elite after winning promotion with a sound defensive display, their first clean sheet of the season, and the point kept them in ninth place on 29 points, at least until the seven afternoon matches take place.
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