Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Player Ratings: More Troubles for the Blues

  • Nottingham Forest stunned Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 win
  • First win at Stamford Bridge in this century for Nottingham Forest
  • The pressure increases on Mauricio Pochettino after yet another underwhelming performance
Anthony Elanga of Nottingham Forest
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Chelsea Player Ratings: Underwhelming Throughout

Robert Sanchez 6/10 – Not many mistakes apart from a poor throw

Axel Disasi 5/10 – Could have covered better for the goal conceded

Thiago Silva 5/10 – Struggled to deal with Awoniyi

Ben Chilwell 7/10 – Decent offensive threat on the left side but teammates could not take advantage of some excellent balls

Malo Gusto 4/10 – Very poor offensive threat throughout the match

Levi Colwill 6/10 – Mediocre performance down the left-hand side of the defence

Conor Gallagher 5/10 – Booked and subbed in an underwhelming performance

Enzo Fernandez 5/10 – Unable to get his shooting or passing boats throughout the match

Moises Caicedo 5/10 – Made some trademark tackles but was caught off-guard on several occasions

Raheem Sterling 6/10 – Average threat in the first half that eventually dwindled with less space in the second

Nicolas Jackson 3/10 – Missed a sitter and failed to get any decent shots at goal


Chukwunonso Madueke 6/10 – Tried to instigate a comeback with dribbles and offensive pushes

Cole Palmer 6/10 – Decent cameo appearance without a huge threat

Mykhailo Mudryk 4/10 – Looks woefully short of confidence

Ian Maatsen 5/10 – Mediocre impact after arriving as a substitute

Nottingham Forest Player Ratings: A Win to Remember for Steve Cooper

Matt Turner 6/10 – A solid performance

Willy Boly 6/10 – Scored inadvertently from a set piece situation

Joe Worrall 8/10 – Kept Nicolas Jackson quiet through the game

Scott McKenna 8/10 – Barely provided space for the Chelsea attackers

Serge Aurier 6/10 – Mediocre performance to offer some defensive discipline

Ryan Yates 6/10 – Shielded the defence from any major threats

Orel Mangala 6/10 – Restricted Chelsea only to long shots

Ola Aina 5/10 – Unable to contain Sterling on several occasions

Danilo 7/10 – Strong threat down the right-hand side for Forest throughout the game

Morgan Gibbs-White 7/10 – Gave the ball away on a handful of occasions

Taiwo Awoniyi 8/10 – Silenced Stamford Bridge with a brilliant assist


Nuno Tavares 6/10 – Stayed solid under immense pressure towards the end

Cheikhou Kouyate 5/10 – Failed to make a significant impression

Anthony Elanga 8/10 – Excellent finish to get the winner

Chris Wood 6/10 – Unable to see much of the ball

Gonzalo Montiel 6/10 – Decent cameo appearance late in the game

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Match Summary and Highlights

Chelsea fell to a 1-0 loss against Nottingham Forest at home to increase the pressure on new boss Mauricio Pochettino. After an even first half, Nottingham Forest took the lead in surprise circumstances just after the break. However, the visitors would have been bemused about the lack of a threat from Chelsea even after going 1-0 down.

The Blues were struggling to create chances throughout the game with the midfielders especially being unable to find their man. Meanwhile, Forest were not too defensive throughout the game, but Chelsea failed to make the most of the channels.

Nicolas Jackson was not given any space by the Forest backline and this made it quite difficult for the former Villarreal forward to make his trademark runs. Even though Ben Chilwell provided some excellent balls from the left-hand side, the lack of space in the box meant that Jackson or Sterling failed to take advantage of the same.

Even as Pochettino tried to instigate a comeback with his substitutions, Forest held on for a relatively comfortable victory. Nicolas Jackson had the best chance for Chelsea but he managed to miss an open goal from a few yards out towards the end.

Ben Chilwell Nottingham Forest
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After having dropped the highest number of points from winning positions last season, this was a huge relief for Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper, who watched his team lose a two-goal lead to Manchester United only last weekend.

Man of the Match: Taiwo Awoniyi

Taiwo Awoniyi came into the game after having scored in seven consecutive matches. He might have been unable to continue his incredible scoring streak, but the forward ultimately provided the assist for Anthony Elanga to score. Awoniyi might have been one of the toughest players Thiago Silva has had to deal with in recent times. Even though the number nine was substituted after just an hour, he had already provided a huge contribution to Forest.

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