Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Head-to-Head: Can Forest Surprise Once Again?

Chelsea welcome Nottingham Forest Stamford Bridge this weekend after having seen Forest almost grab a point from the recent visit to Old Trafford. Last season, Chelsea were unable to beat Forest in both meetings and it points out to a difficult encounter once again for the Blues.

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Head-to-Head Record

Chelsea and Nottingham Forest have come a long way since the very first meeting between the two clubs in 1964. There have been a total of 72 games between the two clubs with Chelsea coming out on top by slender margins. This will be a closer look at the key Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest head-to-head records:

Chelsea wins: 28

Draws: 23

Nottingham Forest wins: 21

Chelsea and Nottingham Forest have met each other on 72 occasions with the Blues coming out on top by narrow margins. Forest have done pretty well for the record even if the record has tilted in favour of Chelsea owing to a string of recent defeats.

Chelsea's Raheem Sterling
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Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Last Five Head-to-Head Matches

Chelsea 2-2 Nottingham Forest (13/05/2023)

The most recent match between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest finished as a 2-2 draw against all the odds. Even though Nottingham Forest had the worst away record in the league during that campaign, they were able to take advantage of Chelsea’s own struggles to get a point from Stamford Bridge. Taiwo Awoniyi scored a brace for Forest either side of either side of second-half goals from Raheem Sterling.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea (01/01/2023)

Chelsea were unable to beat Nottingham Forest in both games during the 2022-23 campaign. This was the first league game between the two clubs since 1999. The meeting at the City Ground saw Raheem Sterling provide the lead for the blues after just 16 minutes. However, Serge Aurier helped the home team take a point from the game.

Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest (05/01/2020)

Chelsea and Nottingham Forest met each other in the FA Cup yet again just a year after an appearance on a similar round of the competition. Chelsea picked up a comfortable 2-0 victory with Callum Hudson-Odoi opening the scoring after just six minutes. Ross Barkley was able to add a second in the 33rd minute.

Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest (05/01/2019)

Chelsea’s first FA Cup game against Nottingham Forest took place in January 2019. The third-round tie turned out to be a relatively easy victory for the Blues with the striker Alvaro Morata coming up with a brace just after half-time to secure the passage into the next round for the Blues.

Chelsea 5-1 Nottingham Forest (20/09/2017)

This League Cup game between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest in September 2017 provided Chelsea’s biggest victory against Forest. A 5-1 success for the Blues was the outcome of a special day, which started with Kennedy opening the scoring after 13 minutes. Michy Batshuayi was able to finish a hat-trick on the night while Charly Musonda also grabbed a goal along the way. Tendayi Darikwa provided a late consolation for Nottingham Forest in injury time.

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