After a series of losses under the interim manager Frank Lampard, Chelsea finally secured a victory against Bournemouth with a score of 3-1. This win serves as a significant relief for the interim boss and will undoubtedly boost the team's confidence for the remainder of the season. On Saturday, the Blues are set to host Nottingham Forest in a Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have struggled the whole season of the Premier League. With a change in management twice, Chelsea has seen one of the worst seasons in the history of the club.
Nottingham Forest currently occupies the 16th position in the points table, with a slim three-point advantage over the relegation zone. All the top bookmakers in India have decent EPL odds on their platforms
Enzo Fernandes will score in the first half
The betting tip is...
Chelsea to score more than 1.5 plus
In their previous encounter, Chelsea emerged victorious against Bournemouth with a 1-3 scoreline. The match took place away from home, and as of now, Chelsea currently occupies the 11th spot in the points table with 42 points and 11 wins. Demonstrating a dominant performance, Chelsea enjoyed 66% of possession at Vitality Stadium.
The team took an early lead with Conor Gallagher finding the back of the net in the 9th minute. In the later stages of the game, Benoit Badiashile and Joao Felix scored crucial goals in the 82nd and 86th minute, respectively.
Broja, Koulibaly, Mount, Cucurella, Wesley Fofana, James, Bettinelli, and Chilwell are all in the injury room and will be missing out on the upcoming match.
Predicted Lineup: Kepa (GK), Silva, Chalobah, Chilwell, Badiashile, Kanté, Havertz, Gallagher, Mudryk, Fernández & Madueke
Tricky Trees are coming home after witnessing a defeat from Brentford by 2-1 at Gtech Community Stadium. Forest only had 31% possession in the whole game but gave a good fight and defended the game till the end moments of the game. Currently, Nottingham Forest is in the 16th spot in the Premier League point table to avoid relegation, they need positive results in the remaining game of the season.
Biancone, Henderson, Wood, Richards, McKenna, Scarpa, Colbeck, Shelvey, and Williams are all sidelined because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Navas (GK), Aurier, Felipe, Niakhaté, Lodi, Mangala, Gibbs-White, Yates, Danilo, Awoniyi & Johnson
Chelsea’s win over Bournemouth will be a huge morale boost for the club. However, both teams are struggling with their defence and hence we are in for a goal-scoring fixture.
Chelsea has a much better combination to attack and we predict a win for the home team.