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Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest match preview

After, finally, claiming their first victory of the season last Friday night, can Chelsea now pick up back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since 11 March?

Eight days ago, the Blues beat Luton Town 3-0, with Raheem Sterling bagging a brace, before he turned provider, putting the ball across for Nicolas Jackson to bag his first for the club.

These were much-needed three points for Mauricio Pochettino, given that his reign had began with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool, before a 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham.

Then, on Wednesday night, it looked like being more calamity for Chelsea, finding themselves 1-0 down at home to League Two side AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup.

Nevertheless, Noni Madueke equalised from the penalty spot in first half stoppage time, before Enzo Fernández’s winner saw them avoid embarrassment and reach round three.

Nottingham Forest meantime were also in League Cup action on Wednesday, but they will not be featuring in the next round later this month, dumped out by Burnley at the City Ground, the only goal coming in injury time.

After that, Manchester United roared back, eventually winning 3-2 courtesy of a rather soft penalty, this coming after Joe Worrall had been sent off.

The Reds have now won just one of 21 Premier League away games since their promotion, this coming at Southampton in January.

Given that their next away game is at Manchester City on 23 September, this streak could go on for a little while longer.

Although, both meetings between these two last season actually resulted in draws, while Forest’s last win at Stamford Bridge came in 1995, courtesy of a Stan Collymore brace.

So, can the visitors spring a massive surprise, or will Chelsea win again?

Chelsea team news

Mauricio Pochettino made wholesale changes against Wimbledon, with Bashir Humphreys, Marc Cucurella, Lesley Ugochukwu, Ian Maatsen, Diego Moreira, Mason Burstow and Diego Moreira all in the stating XI.

Here, Nicolas Jackson and Raheem Sterling, who linked up so well against Luton, will be back leading the line.

Moisés Caicedo made his full debut in that game, so will continue alongside Enzo Fernández at the base of midfield.

Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Benoît Badiashile, Roméo Lavia, Mykhailo Mudryk, Christopher Nkunku, Carney Chukwuemeka and Armando Broja remain injured.

Predicted XI (3-4-3): Sánchez; Disasi, Thiago Silva, Colwill; Gusto, Fernández, Caicedo, Chilwell; Gallagher, Sterling, Jackson.

Nottingham Forest team news

Taiwo Awoniyi has now scored in seven successive Premier League games, breaking breaking Stan Collymore’s club record set in 1995.

This form will see him continue to lead the line, with Morgan Gibbs-White and Brennan Johnson in support.

Joe Worrall will be back in at centre-back, having served his one-match ban during the Carabao Cup.

Predicted XI (5-2-3): Turner; Aurier, Worrall, Boly, McKenna, Aina; Danilo, Yates; Gibbs-White, Johnson, Awoniyi.

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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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