LONDON: Chelsea's faint Premier League title hopes appear to be over after being held to a 0-0 draw by relegation-threatened Norwich on Sunday.
The setback in Chelsea's penultimate game leaves Jose Mourinho's side a point behind Manchester City and Liverpool, who both have two games remaining.
The Stamford Bridge draw does keep Norwich's slender prospects of avoiding relegation alive. Norwich needs Sunderland to lose to West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday and Swansea on Sunday, when the Canaries must beat Arsenal.
Realistically, though, the season seems to be over for both Norwich and Chelsea, which was reflected in this drab stalemate.
Although Chelsea had penalty appeals waved away, even the protests seemed to lack enthusiasm, with the team still appearing to be affected by exiting the Champions League on Wednesday.