Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips | Premier League

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips | Premier League

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea Preview

The Premier League fixture of Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea holds a significant stature as far as the 2023-2024 top-flight season is concerned for both teams. Chelsea is amidst the mix of a potential European spot with other teams like Man United and Newcastle United also gunning for it. On the other hand, Premier League survival does look all but done for Nottingham Forest after their win over Sheffield United but they would be willing to nail it down when they face the Blues at home this Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s plans are finally coming to fruition at Chelsea with his team stitching up a decent run of results lately and firing on all cylinders. The Stamford Bridge-based club is finally gelling together on-fied and producing swash-buckling performances. On the contrary, Nuno Espirito Santo has done well to keep Forest away from a potential late relegation scrap leading into the business end of the season. However, he would want to make sure that there are no late hiccups in their fight for the league’s survival.

Chelsea currently stands at the seventh position in the league table with 54 points to their name in 35 matches played. Nottingham Forest sits on 17th spot with 29 points to their tally having played 36 matches. They are currently three points clear of the drop zone and the 18th place Luton Town FC who has played the same number of matches as Forest.

While the Blues have players like Cole Palmer and Conor Gallagher who can make a difference for the visitors when they play Forest at the City Ground, the home side has Morgan Gibbs-White and Callum Hudson-Odoi both in hot-run of form recently. The game could turn out to be a pretty fast-paced end-to-end saga as both teams would look to score and grab the authority over their opponents considering they both have different objectives to go for all three points at this stage of the season.

Chelsea have managed to register 10 points out of a possible 15 in their last five outings in the league. In comparison, Forest has just four points out of the possible 15 in their last five league outings. It is safe to say that in its current form, the Londoners are the favorite going into the upcoming clash between both sides. However, as unpredictable as the Premier League is, we might be in for a surprising result here. The Blues attacking style of football would surely be matched by Forest’s own guile and pace, as the encounter promises to be a trail-blazing clash.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea team news

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest has just one major injury concern going into the match against Chelsea. One of their prominent defenders Nico Williams is likely to miss out against the Londoners due to injury woes.

Chelsea

The visitors have a slightly longer list of sidelined players leading up to the Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea match. Defenders such as Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, and midfielders Enzo Fernandez and Romeo Lavia might be unavailable for their trip to City Ground amidst injury concerns.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea predicted lineups

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea
Conor Gallagher for Chelsea | Image Credit: Football 365

Nottingham Forest

Predicted XI: M Sels (GK), O Aina, M Costa dos Santos, W Bolly, G Monteil, R Yates, D Dos Santos de Olivera, C Hudson-Odoi, M Gibbs-White, A Elanga, and C Wood

Chelsea

Predicted XI: D Petrovic (GK), Chalobah, T Silva, B Badiashile, M Cucurella, M Caicedo, C Gallagher, C Madueke, C Palmer, M Mudryk, and N Jackson

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea head-to-head

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea
Morgan Gibbs-White for Nottingham Forest | Image Credit: The Athletic

Last 5 Matches:

Chelsea 0-1 Nottingham Forest | Premier League | September 02, 2023

Chelsea 2-2 Nottingham Forest | Premier League |May 13, 2023

Nottingham 1-1 Forest Chelsea | Premier League | January 01, 2023

Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest | FA Cup | January 05, 2020

Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest | FA Cup | January 05, 2019

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea score prediction

Nottingham Forest is a dangerous side when they play in their backyard with the crowd behind them. However, the in-form Chelsea will not be fazed by the situation as it promises to be an end-to-end high-octane Premier League clash.

Predicted score: Nottingham Forest 2-2 Chelsea

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea betting tips and odds

Betting tips

  • Goals over 2.5 – 1.46
  • Goal under 2.5 – 2.53
  • Both teams to score – Yes

Odds

  • Nottingham Forest to win: 3.62
  • Draw: 4.16
  • Chelsea to win: 2.06

Betting tips and odds from – ODDSPEDIA

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea timing and telecast

  • Stadium: City Ground, Nottingham, England
  • Timing: 04:30 PM GMT, Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • India: Star Sports Select Network, Disney+ Hotstar (Subscription)
  • UK: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League
  • US: NBC (DirecTV SAT), Peacock Premium, Fubo TV

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