Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineups – Away Blues for Forest?

Stamford Bridge is the setting for the game between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest at this weekend. The Blues look to build on Mauricio Pochettino’s first win as the Chelsea manager when they welcome a Forest team who are unlikely to be pushovers based on their recent match against Manchester United.

Raheem Sterling of Chelsea
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Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineups and News

Chelsea – Can Blues Pick up a Third Consecutive win?

Chelsea are finally starting to come good with the team registering back-to-back victories in the games against Luton and Wimbledon. Admittedly, the competition is significantly inferior to the quality of Chelsea’s squad. However, these victories could not come at a better time for Mauricio Pochettino, who started his regime with a draw and defeat in his first two matches. Chelsea still have a whole host of players unavailable due to injuries and one can expect the blues to become substantially better when these players return.

Team news: Chelsea

A total of nine players will be unavailable for Chelsea in the upcoming match. A big absentee for Chelsea will be captain Recce James who will be spending the next few weeks on the treatment table. The long-term injury worries for the club include Benoit Badiashile, Wesley Fofana, and Christopher Nkunku. Mykhailo Mudryk will be unavailable for the game and he is expected to be back only after two weeks. Mauricio Pochettino will also be without Armando Broja, Marcus Bettinelli, Trevoh Chalobah, and Carney Chukwuemeka. New signing Romeo Lavia is also a big doubt for the game, as he lacks match fitness.

Chelsea Predicted Lineups (3-4-2-1):

Robert Sanchez, Axel Disasi, Thiago Silva, Levi Colwill, Malo Gusto, Ben Chilwell, Conor Gallagher, Moises Caicedo, Raheem Sterling, Enzo Fernandez, Nicolas Jackson

Nottingham Forest – Cooper Braces for Another Difficult Away Game

Nottingham Forest came quite close to getting a famous victory at Old Trafford in the last match, but the manner of throwing away a 2-0 lead once again highlighted the defensive frailties within the team. Forest had the worst away record in the Premier League last season and they have not improved on this front – going by their start to the new campaign. Steve Cooper saw his team earn a valuable 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in the last visit, but things are considerably different this time around. This point turned out to be crucial in Forest’s ultimate survival in the Premier League last season.

Team news: Nottingham Forest

Morgan Gibbs White of Nottingham Forest
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Nottingham Forest also have a significant number of injuries in the ranks. Manager Steve Cooper will be without Wayne Hennessey and Felipe. Scott McKenna and Orel Mangala are also expected to be on the sidelines for this match. Danilo will be undergoing a late fitness test for deciding on his participation in this match. Andrey Santos will also not be part of the squad as he cannot go up against his parent club.

Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineups (3-4-2-1):

Matt Turner, Joe Worrall, Willy Boly, Moussa Niakhate, Serge Aurier, Ola Aina, Ryan Yates, Cheikhou Kouyate, Morgan Gibbs-White, Anthony Elanga, Taiwo Awoniyi

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