Fernando Torres' problems in front of goal continued as Chelsea were held to a goal-less draw at Norwich City in the Premier League's Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

Chelsea's Juan Mata shoots on goal during Saturday's EPL match against
Norwich City in Norwich. Pic/Getty Images

The �50million forward has only scored four goals this season and hasn't found the net for the Blues since October.

The Spain international should have ended that barren run in the second half but somehow managed to poke a shot wide when it looked easier to score.

The result means Andre Villas-Boas' side failed to gain significant ground on the three sides above them, although they would have stayed fourth whatever the score.

It was also Norwich's first clean sheet of the season and a result that further enhances the reputation of their manager, Paul Lambert.

There had been no place in the starting line-up for Gary Cahill, the England centre-back Chelsea had recruited from Bolton Wanderers earlier in the week.

David Luiz continued as John Terry's central defensive partner as Cahill, who cost �7million, wasn't even named among the substitutes.

Other results:
Everton 1-1 Blackburn
* Fulham 5-2 Newcastle
* QPR 3-1 Wigan
* Stoke 1-2 West Brom
* Sunderland 2-0 Swansea
* Wolves 2-3 Aston Villa