Late goals from substitutes Eden Hazard and Willian defeated Norwich and gave Chelsea their first Premier League away win of the season.

Oscar put the visitors ahead with a first-time shot from inside the area, but Anthony Pilkington equalised with a header midway through the second half.

Norwich pressed late on but they were punished when Hazard stabbed in after a swift counter attack.

Willian curled in a third a minute later to seal victory.

Memories of 2007 for Mourinho

Jose Mourinho's last Premier League away win as Chelsea manager was the 2-1 victory at Reading in August 2007. Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba scored Chelsea's goals in that match.

The win was much needed for Jose Mourinho, with his side having struggled away from Stamford Bridge prior to arriving at Carrow Road.

The Blues boast a 100% record at home in the league but had drawn two and lost one of their first three away games.

But victory at Norwich means they head into the international break third in the table, just two points behind Arsenal and Liverpool.

Norwich, meanwhile, drop into the bottom three after West Ham's surprise 3-0 win at Tottenham.

Denied the services of suspended and injured striker Fernando Torres, Mourinho gave Demba Ba only a second start of the season.

The former Newcastle man was evidently determined to prove his worth, making a nuisance of himself from the outset and taking only four minutes to make a telling impact.

Frank Lampard lofted a pass towards the Norwich area for Ba, who shook off the attention of a defender to bring the ball under control and then clip a pass for the onrushing Oscar, who finished with the outside of his boot.

It was all so effortless, a word that summed up Chelsea's play in the early stages of the game as they sprayed passes around with ease.

Hughton sees positives despite defeat

Only a smart save from John Ruddy prevented the visitors adding a second in the 14th minute as Juan Mata showed great vision to cut open the Norwich defence and put Ba clear on the left, but his low shot was tipped wide by the City goalkeeper.

Still, the visitors needed to be alert at the back as Norwich's first chance almost brought the equaliser. Robert Snodgrass got in behind the Chelsea defence and crossed for Jonny Howson, but his close-range shot was kept out by Petr Cech at his near post.

That chance gave the Canaries belief that openings were there to be exploited and the momentum of the game shifted in their favour after the break.

Winger Pilkington had a penalty appeal waved away after going down in the area under a challenge by Ramires, before John Terry hooked a clearance off the chest of Ricky van Wolfswinkel as the striker attempted to get on the end of Robert Snodgrass's ball.

But the hosts were deservedly level when Van Wolfswinkel cushioned a header from Martin Olsson's cross into the path of Pilkington, who nodded in from barely six yards.

My tactics are always fantastic - Mourinho

From then on the game was wide open. Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic forced Ruddy into a low dive, while the introduction of Nathan Redmond added bite to the Norwich attack and he saw a decent drive saved by Cech.

The home side could sense a possible winner and they pushed forward inside the final 10 minutes, but that ultimately proved their undoing.

Willian sparked a quick counter and fed a pass to Oscar, who in turn picked out Hazard's run and the Belgian capitalised on Alex Tetty's attempted clearance to poke the ball under the body of Ruddy.

A minute later the win was confirmed as Willian pounced on a loose ball before expertly curling a shot into the net for his first Chelsea goal.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton:

"There are lots of positives to take from the game. It [losing] is obviously very difficult to take at this moment. We had worked ourselves back into the game after a difficult start to put ourselves in a position where, when we equalised, I did not think we would lose the game.

"I doubt there was anybody watching who did not feel we did not deserve anything from the game."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Norwich City

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 02 Martin
  • 06 Turner
  • 23 Olsson
  • 05 Bassong
  • 07 Snodgrass (Redmond - 81' )
  • 08 Howson
  • 10 Fer
  • 12 Pilkington
  • 27 Tettey Booked
  • 09 van Wolfswinkel (Hooper - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Redmond
  • 16 Elmander
  • 03 Whittaker
  • 13 Bunn
  • 11 Hooper
  • 04 Johnson
  • 24 R Bennett

Chelsea

  • 01 Cech
  • 04 David Luiz
  • 03 Cole (Hazard - 75' )
  • 02 Ivanovic
  • 26 Terry
  • 07 Ramires
  • 08 Lampard
  • 10 Mata (Willian - 81' )
  • 14 Schürrle
  • 11 Oscar Booked
  • 19 Ba (Eto'o - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 29 Eto'o
  • 22 Willian
  • 24 Cahill
  • 23 Schwarzer
  • 17 Hazard
  • 05 Essien
  • 28 Azpilicueta
Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Att: 26,840

Match Stats

Shots

14 22

On target

3 8

Corners

4 6

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Norwich City 1, Chelsea 3.

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Chelsea 3.

89:36

Offside, Chelsea. David Luiz tries a through ball, but Samuel Eto'o is caught offside.

88:43

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by John Ruddy.

88:38

Attempt saved. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

88:02

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:02

Foul by Sébastien Bassong (Norwich City).

85:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Norwich City 1, Chelsea 3. Willian (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

84:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Norwich City 1, Chelsea 2. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

83:10

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by John Terry.

82:44

Attempt blocked. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

81:18

Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

80:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Willian replaces Juan Mata.

80:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Nathan Redmond replaces Robert Snodgrass.

79:41

Attempt missed. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Pilkington.

78:05

Attempt missed. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic with a cross.

77:45

Attempt blocked. Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

77:36

Attempt saved. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andre Schürrle.

74:52

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:52

Foul by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City).

74:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Eden Hazard replaces Ashley Cole because of an injury.

73:34

Foul by Frank Lampard (Chelsea).

73:34

Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:23

Attempt missed. Andre Schürrle (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ashley Cole with a cross.

72:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Samuel Eto'o replaces Demba Ba.

72:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Gary Hooper replaces Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

69:39

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Russell Martin.

69:36

Attempt blocked. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:53 Booking

Booking Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68:30

Andre Schürrle (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:30

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

67:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Norwich City 1, Chelsea 1. Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricky van Wolfswinkel with a headed pass.

65:13

Attempt missed. Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

64:33

Foul by Demba Ba (Chelsea).

64:33

Michael Turner (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:52

Attempt missed. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Juan Mata.

61:44 Booking

Booking Oscar (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61:31

Foul by Oscar (Chelsea).

61:31

Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:11

Attempt blocked. Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Russell Martin.

60:08

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.

59:12

Offside, Chelsea. John Terry tries a through ball, but Andre Schürrle is caught offside.

57:14

Offside, Norwich City. Robert Snodgrass tries a through ball, but Sébastien Bassong is caught offside.

56:49

Foul by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).

56:49

Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:15

Attempt missed. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

56:13

Attempt blocked. Ramires (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Lampard.

55:18

Attempt missed. Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

54:08

Foul by Andre Schürrle (Chelsea).

54:08

Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:39

Attempt missed. Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Martin Olsson.

51:31

Attempt blocked. Andre Schürrle (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Mata.

48:01

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Michael Turner.

47:58

Attempt blocked. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Lampard.

47:11

David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:11

Foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City).

46:40

Frank Lampard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:40

Foul by Leroy Fer (Norwich City).

45:58

Attempt missed. Demba Ba (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Ramires with a cross.

45:08

Andre Schürrle (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:08

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).

45:00

Second Half begins Norwich City 0, Chelsea 1.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Norwich City 0, Chelsea 1.

45:00 +1:03

Attempt saved. Sébastien Bassong (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Turner with a headed pass.

45:00 +0:40

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by John Terry.

45:00 +0:38

Attempt blocked. Leroy Fer (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.

44:26

Attempt missed. David Luiz (Chelsea) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

43:42

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Sébastien Bassong.

42:05

Attempt missed. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony Pilkington.

40:05

Attempt missed. Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

40:01

Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Howson.

37:00

Foul by Andre Schürrle (Chelsea).

37:00

Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:23

Frank Lampard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:23

Foul by Leroy Fer (Norwich City).

34:35

Attempt blocked. Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

32:56

Attempt missed. Demba Ba (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ramires.

31:55

Foul by Demba Ba (Chelsea).

31:55

Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:57

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by John Ruddy.

27:12

David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:12

Foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City).

26:40

David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:40

Foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City).

25:54

Juan Mata (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:54

Foul by Jonathan Howson (Norwich City).

23:50

Attempt missed. Andre Schürrle (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Oscar.

22:04

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Petr Cech.

22:02

Attempt missed. Jonathan Howson (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Ricky van Wolfswinkel with a cross.

21:32

Foul by Frank Lampard (Chelsea).

21:32

Leroy Fer (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:23

Attempt blocked. Demba Ba (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:00

Oscar (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:00

Foul by Martin Olsson (Norwich City).

14:07

Foul by Andre Schürrle (Chelsea).

14:07

Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:47

Attempt saved. David Luiz (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

13:13

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by John Ruddy.

13:11

Attempt saved. Demba Ba (Chelsea) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Juan Mata.

12:32

John Terry (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:32

Foul by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City).

3:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Norwich City 0, Chelsea 1. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Demba Ba.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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