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Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Premier League predictions: tips, odds and team news

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Chelsea will be hoping to enter the international break on a high when they host Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).

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Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest | Odds

CHELSEA VS NOTTINGHAM FOREST
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Team
Chelsea
Draw
Nottingham Forest

*Odds correct as of 11:00 on September 1

Chelsea finally got their first win under Mauricio Pochettino last week, beating Luton Town 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. The win came after the Blues had draw their opening Premier League game against Liverpool before losing to West Ham. There were already some doubts, albeit too sudden, about whether Pochettino would be able to turn things around with a club that struggled last season. Chelsea followed up their win over Luton by beating Wimbledon in the second round of the EFL Cup, though it wasn’t a convincing result at all.

Nottingham Forest, meanwhile, have managed just one victory from their opening three games but the fixture list has been tough. Steve Cooper’s side lost 2-1 to Arsenal on the opening weekend and then fell to Manchester United at Old Trafford last time out — though they were 2-0 up. The two defeats came either side of a 2-1 win over Sheffield United which saw Chris Wood secure all three points late on. There was also disappointment in the EFL Cup in midweek with Forest knocked out by Burnley, conceding in the final minute of normal time.

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest | Predictions

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest | Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 17/20 with Midnite
Correct Score 2-1 29/4 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Raheem Sterling 41/10 with Midnite

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+ Only. Terms and Conditions Apply.

The stats behind our Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest predictions:

  • Raheem Sterling scored all three of Chelsea’s goals against Nottingham Forest last season.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine meetings with Nottingham Forest across all competitions.
  • Nottingham Forest have won just one of their 21 Premier League away games since the start of last season.
  • Forest have not won a Premier League away game in London since beating Wimbledon 3-1 in March 1999.
  • Taiwo Awoniyi has scored in each of his past seven Premier League appearances, including a brace against Chelsea last season.

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest | Match tip

Raheem Sterling to score anytime @ 31/25 with Midnite

Raheem Sterling appears to be the man to lead the line for Chelsea under Pochettino, getting forward a lot more with Nicolas Jackson dropping slightly deeper. The Englishman netted a brace in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Luton last weekend and also scored all three of the Blues’ goals against Nottingham Forest last season. He was left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad on Thursday so may also be motivated to show the Three Lions manager what he’ll be missing.

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest | Bet-Builder tip

Chelsea to win & Taiwo Awoniyi to score anytime

Last season’s meetings may have ended level in the Premier League, but Chelsea are now unbeaten in their last nine games against Nottingham Forest across all competitions. Forest are also terrible on the road, with just one away win in the Premier League since their return. However, Taiwo Awoniyi remains a goal threat having scored in each of his past seven Premier League games.

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest | Team news

Chelsea | Team news

In  Out Doubtful
Cole Palmer Christopher Nkunku, Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Carney Chukwuemeka, Armando Broja, Trevoh Chalobah, Romeo Lavia, Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, Marcus Bettinelli

The injury list remains packed for Chelsea with Christopher Nkunku, Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Carney Chukwuemeka, Armando Broja, Trevoh Chalobah, Romeo Lavia, Mykhailo Mudryk and Benoit Badiashile all still unavailable. Cole Palmer will go straight into the squad for the visit for Nottingham Forest after joining for a reported £40m from Man City.

Nottingham Forest | Team news

In  Out Doubtful
Joe Worrall Wayne Hennessey, Orel Mangala, Scott McKenna Danilo

Joe Worrall was sent off against Man Utd last weekend but he served his suspension in the EFL Cup and will be able to play here. Danilo is still awaiting results of a scan on a hamstring injury, so is a doubt to feature. Wayne Hennessey, Orel Mangala and Scott McKenna are out.

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest | Head-to-head record

  • May 13, 2023: Chelsea 2-2 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • January 1, 2023: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea – Premier League
  • January 5, 2020: Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest – FA Cup
  • January 5, 2019: Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest – FA Cup
  • September 20, 2017: Chelsea 5-1 Nottingham Forest – Carabao Cup

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine meetings with Forest, although the Reds have ended a seven-game losing streak with the past two games ending as draws.

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