On matchday 4 of the Premier League, Chelsea will be hosting Nottingham Forest on Saturday at the Stamford Bridge. Both clubs are currently ranked as mid-table performers but Chelsea is on a path of revival and Forest will be saving themselves again from getting relegated.
Chelsea started their campaign with a draw but soon witnessed a loss against the Hammers but finally scored their first win of the new season against Luton Town.
Nottingham Forest have witnessed two losses out of three matches they have been part of and their only win has come against Sheffield United. The top bookmakers in India have EPL odds with them.
The Blues are in the spotlight again because of their disappointing season last year and hope to make a comeback to the top ranks again. With their first win of the season over Luton Town, Mauricio Pochettino will be confident enough for the upcoming fixture against Forest.
With possession of 68%, Raheem Sterling dominated the match by scoring twice in the 17th minute and 68th minute. Chelsea’s new purchase from Villarreal, Nicolas Jackson, also scored a goal in the 75th minute.
Wesley Fofana (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Trevoh Chalobah (Thigh Problems), Marcus Bettinelli (Unknown Injury), Reece James (Hamstring Injury), Carney Chukwuemeka (Knee Injury) and Christopher Nkunku (Knee Injury) are dealing with their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Robert Sanchez, Axel Disasi, Thiago Silva, Levi Colwill, Malo Gusto, Moisés Caicedo, Enzo Fernández, Benjamin Chilwell, Raheem Sterling, Conor Gallagher and Nicolas Jackson
Nottingham Forest is also coming to play their next fixture after scoring a win over Sheffield United. It was their first win of the season and Steve Cooper will be hoping that the club continues the momentum and reaches a better spot this year in the point table.
With a possession of 49%, Taiwo Awoniyi gave an early advantage to the team in the 3rd minute of the match. The Blades equalized the match right after the first half. However, it was at the dying moments of the game, that Chris Wood stepped up and scored to win the match.
The Forest have no injuries in their camp and Cooper will have the availability of the best possible playing XI.
Predicted Lineup: Matt Turner, Willy Boly, Cheikhou Kouyate, Moussa Niakhate, Serge Aurier, Danilo, Ryan Yates, Ola Aina, Brennan Johnson, Morgan Gibbs-White and Taiwo Awoniyi
Nottingham Forest had a positive outing in their previous fixture but their attack is lacking a major depth. With Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson making a deadly combo in Chelsea’s attack, the Blues have the upper hand and we predict a win for Chelsea on Saturday.