Olivier Giroud proved decisive once more as Chelsea continue to stagger towards next season’s Champions League.
Failure to earn a far more decisive advantage, through the Blues’ wastefulness in front of goal and the inspired form of Norwich’s Tim Krul, will have done little to appease a prickly Frank Lampard.
This 1-0 victory was barely enough after Lampard vowed to “not forget” the humiliation dished out by Sheffield United on Saturday.
Despite Jorginho’s flailing limbs in the shadow of David McGoldrick as Blades stormed forward for a late third, the Italy international remained at the heart of the Blues’ midfield.
With N’Golo Kante and Billy Gilmour injured, Lampard has been forced to begrudgingly persevere with Jorginho, who gleefully attempted to run the game from the outset with mixed success.