Hughton looking for a response
Norwich manager Chris Hughton admits it has not been an enjoyable week after the Canaries' 5-2 mauling by Liverpool.
With the Canaries still smarting from the drubbing, a trip to Stamford Bridge is probably the last thing Hughton needed.
However, the Norwich manager expects an improvement as the Norfolk side look to get themselves out of the bottom three following no wins from their first six league games.
"It is never an enjoyable week after such a result like that," Hughton told a press conference. "You are still going over in your mind the last performance to start with, and from that point onwards it is about what can you work on to improve for the rest of the week.
"You win games and you lose games, but if you lose, you hope they are going to end up tight affairs. That was the case at Newcastle the week before.
"It always hurts, particularly if it is a big defeat, but you have to bounce back.
"You have to see an improvement and that is what the work has been about this week."
Norwich hope to have centre-back Sebastien Bassong available against Chelsea after he sat out the Liverpool game because of a hamstring problem.
"Do we miss him? He is a quality player, of course, you only have to look at the games he has been involved in. He has fared very, very well for us so it was a blow to be without him," said Hughton, who took over from Paul Lambert in the summer.
"How he would have affected the game is impossible to say in hindsight, but certainly any opportunity to get him back will be a major plus for us."
Winger Anthony Pilkington is training again after his back problem, so could come into contention.
Meanwhile, Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy was called up to the England squad again for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland.
Defender Ryan Bennett and keeper Declan Rudd have been included in the Under-21s for their Euro 2013 play-off against Serbia, the first leg of which takes place at Carrow Road next Friday night.