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Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea: Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast

Published at :May 9, 2024 at 10:00 PM
Modified at :May 9, 2024 at 10:00 PM
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Novojyoti Bhattacharjee

A crucial match for both teams 

With Nottingham Forest three points away from relegation, they have a tough task at hand to avoid it. They cannot afford to lose the remaining two matches because it will confirm their position in the Premier League next season. They secured a much-needed win in the last match against Sheffield United to boost their chances of making the playoffs. 

Following the much-improved performance they’ve shown in recent matches, Chelsea are again in contention for European places. Three huge results have brought them back to 7th place in the league in the last three matches, starting with a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa and then victories over Tottenham and West Ham. To qualify for European football next season, the Blues must win all the remaining matches. 


Sat, 11 May at 10:00 PM IST

Location: The City Ground


Nottingham Forest (in all competitions): W-L-L-D-L

Chelsea (in all competitions): W-W-D-L-L

Player to Watch

Callum Hudson-Odoi (Nottingham Forest)

The former Chelsea man seems to have settled well in his new surroundings as he is starting to possess the qualities which have made him a key player for the team. This season he has 7 goals to his name in 27 appearances. His brace against Sheffield United secured a much-needed win for the team in the last match. 

Cole Palmer (Chelsea) 

This season has been incredible for Cole Palmer, who has scored 21 goals and laid on another 9 assists for the Blues. His creativity and vision have allowed the Blues to create more chances. In recent weeks, he has played an important role in the Blues’ much-improved form. In this match, he will be the main man again. 

Match Facts

  • Nottingham Forest have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 12 matches
  • Chelsea have not won an away match in the last 6 matches
  • Chelsea have been awarded the most penalties this season (12) 

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea: Betting tips and odds

Tip 1: Chelsea to win this match: 19/20 with Skybet

Tip 2: The match to end in a draw – 14/5 with bet365

Tip 3: Cole Palmer to score the first goal- 7/2 with William HILL

Injury and Team News

There is one injury concern in Nottingham Forest’s squad, as Williams has suffered a hamstring injury. He will be out for a few weeks. 

In comparison, Chelsea have a number of injured players. Reece James, Chilwell, and Chukwuemeka are all missing. Lavia and Enzo Fernandez are already out of the season with Fofana joining them. However, the good news for them is that Colwill and Nkunku are back on board. 


Total Matches-6

Nottingham Forest- 1

Chelsea- 3


Predicted lineup for Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea

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

Sels; Montiel, Boly, Murillo, Aina; Yates, Danilo; Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi; Wood

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

Petrovic; Gusto, Chalobah, Silva, Cucurella; Caicedo, Gallagher; Madueke, Palmer, Sterling; Jackson

Match Prediction for Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea

Unlike Chelsea, Nottingham Forest have endured a difficult run of form in the last couple of matches. The home team will find it hard to handle Chelsea as they will be too hot to handle against them. They have been doing admirably in the last couple of matches, but they will have a difficult time securing all three points. 

Prediction: Nottingham Forest 1-3 Chelsea


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