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Chelsea team news and predicted XI vs Nottingham Forest

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Frank Lampard’s side host Nottingham Forest as they look to notch up their second win under the interim boss against a side fighting against relegation.

The Blues picked up a 3-1 win over Bournemouth to make them mathematically safe from relegation, and are now looking to build some momentum to take into next season after a campaign to forget.

They face a side fighting for their Premier League lives in the form of Forest, whose 4-3 win over Southampton on Monday moved them out of the relegation zone, but left them still very much in danger of the drop should they fail to pick up any more points between now and the end of the season.

Here’s how we expect Chelsea to line up, plus the latest on a whole host of injuries at Stamford Bridge.

Predicted XI

Team News

Despite picking up their first win under Frank Lampard, Chelsea still have their fair share of injuries across the squad.

Left-back Ben Chilwell was the latest to limp off, seemingly picking up a hamstring injury in the 3-1 win over the Cherries, and the Chelsea boss could not say if he would play again this season.

Fellow England stars Mason Mount and Reece James are sidelined for the remainder of the season, along with Armando Broja and Kalidou Koulibaly.

Meanwhile, Wesley Fofana was left out against the Cherries as a precaution with a hamstring tweak, and Marc Cucurella is also expected to miss at least this game if not the next clash too with a thigh injury.

It means that much of the first choice Blues back four are sidelined, which will leave Lampard with something of a headache when it comes to choosing who to field in defence against Forest.

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