Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea: Prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results, odds today

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea: Prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results, odds today

Nottingham Forest welcome Chelsea to the City Ground today as the Blues look to start 2023 on the right foot.

Although Graham Potter’s men rounded off the year by downing Bournemouth in confident fashion, a first league trip to Nottingham in almost 23 years is no foregone conclusion.

Forest beat Liverpool, Tottenham and West Ham on home soil earlier in the campaign and are in the mix to beat relegation.


But a 3-0 humbling at Manchester United has served to remind Steve Cooper’s side why they will go into most Premier League games as the underdog.

Here are all the details...

Date, kick-off time and venue

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 4.30pm GMT kick-off today, Sunday, January 1, 2023.

The match will take place at the City Ground.

Where to watch Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, with coverage starting at 4pm.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Sky go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella at the ground.


Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea lineups and team news

Nottingham Forest XI: Henderson, Aurier, Worrall, Boly, Renan Lodi, Yates, Freuler, Mangala, Johnson, Awoniyi, Gibbs-White

Subs: Cook, Williams, Colback, Hennessey, O’Brien, Toffolo, Surridge, Dennis, McKenna

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Koulibaly, Thiago Silva, Cucurella, Zakaria, Jorginho, Mount, Sterling, Havertz, Pulisic

Subs: Kovacic, Aubameyang, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Ziyech, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka, Hutchinson, Hall

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea prediction

Forest have conjured some fine performances at home to the big boys and will rally in front of a packed house on Sunday, but Chelsea have renewed confidence and can be trusted to secure a narrow win.

A 1-0 Chelsea win.

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Head to head (h2h) history and results

Since the turn of the century, these teams have met five times - all in cup competitions - with Chelsea holding a 14-1 aggregate lead.

Nottingham Forest wins: 26

Draws: 28

Chelsea wins: 40

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea match odds

Nottingham Forest: 4/1

Draw: 29/10

Chelsea: 13/20

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).