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Nottingham Forest v Chelsea LIVE: Premier League result and reaction as Blues edge thriller



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Late targets from Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson lifted Chelsea to a 3-2 Premier League victory at Nottingham Forest that left the hosts mathematically nonetheless in peril of relegation.

Mykhailo Mudryk additionally scored for Mauricio Pochettino’s staff, who’re seventh within the desk with two video games remaining. Forest are seventeenth and three factors away from 18th-placed Luton City, however with a vastly superior aim distinction that ought to guarantee their Premier League survival. Each Forest and Luton have a recreation remaining.

Chelsea obtained on the scoreboard within the sixth minute when Cole Palmer despatched a by means of ball to Mudryk, who swept a shot into the far backside nook. Strikes from Willy Boly within the sixteenth minute and Callum Hudson-Odoi within the 74th made for a carnival environment on the Metropolis Floor.

However Sterling scored the equaliser within the eightieth minute after which Jackson silenced the Forest crowd two minutes later when he headed in a cross from skipper Reece James.

Relive all of the motion from The Metropolis Floor beneath:

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea LIVE

  • Chelsea edge previous Nottingham Forest 3-2 within the Premier League to maneuver nearer to securing a Europa League spot

  • Forest miss probability to mathematically safe survival however Luton’s earlier defeat means they’re all however protected

  • FULL-TIME! Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

  • 82’ – GOAL! Jackson completes the turnaround after pretty cross from James (NFO 2-3 CHE)

  • 80’ – GOAL! Sterling equalises by bending an effort previous Sels (NFO 2-2 CHE)

  • 75’ – GOAL! Hudson-Odoi offers Forest the lead with a stunning curling effort (NFO 2-1 CHE)

  • 70’ – CROSSBAR! Hudson-Odoi clips bar with curled shot (NFO 1-1 CHE)

  • 62’ – POST! Chelsea now strike the submit by means of Silva’s header (NFO 1-1 CHE)

  • 57’ – POST! Forest hit the woodwork once more from Gibbs-White’s header earlier than Wooden blazes over (NFO 1-1 CHE)

  • 53’ – POST! Yates’s shot from outdoors the field strikes the foot of the submit (NFO 1-1 CHE)

  • 16’ -GOAL! Boly’s header brings Forest stage after VAR verify (NFO 1-1 CHE)

  • 7’ – GOAL! Mudryk slots house after beautiful Palmer move (NFO 0-1 CHE)

Nottingham Forest FC 2 – 3 Chelsea FC

Chelsea enhance European hopes as late targets stun Nottingham Forest

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Chelsea continued their late surge for European qualification with a frantic 3-2 win at Nottingham Forest, who missed the possibility to substantiate their Premier League survival in type.

Objectives from Mykhailo Mudryk, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson made it three successive wins for Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect, who are actually stage with sixth-placed Newcastle with two video games to go.

Pochettino, who has mentioned his future on the membership shall be determined “in a single week”, might but lead the Blues into the Europa League or Europa Convention League, relying on Manchester United’s remaining league place and whether or not they win the FA Cup or not.

Chelsea enhance European hopes as late targets stun Nottingham Forest

FT: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino is subsequent to come back in entrance of the Sky cameras.

“The most effective factor is the way in which that we all the time imagine till the tip,” he says.

“I’m happy as a result of the gamers from the bench made a huge impact so I’m proud of our restoration. It was vital for the staff to complete the season sturdy, with the hope to start out subsequent season rather well.

“If we’re trustworthy we had been punished in our first 10 video games. Our efficiency was good however we weren’t scientific and we wasted large possibilities. All the information mentioned we had been in a false place.

“After we beat Tottenham, within the final 24 video games we’re within the high 4 or 5. The gamers imagine in the way in which that we work”.

The Argentine finishes by saying that “if the proprietor is proud of my job we will proceed”.

“I’m all the time a coach who’s considering long run. All departments have to be joyful for us to be a very good staff to compete. I nonetheless have yet one more 12 months in my contract and I’m considering to be right here.”

FT: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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Reece James and Cole Palmer are chatting with Sky. The Chelsea captain says that it’s nice to be again on the pitch.

“It’s been a protracted 5 months since I’ve performed, so I’m joyful I might make my comeback as we speak and assist the staff.”

Palmer says that he’s joyful James is again, including that “everybody is aware of how good he’s”.

James provides that Chelsea are studying each day, explaining that “we’re nonetheless younger however we’re enhancing and we’re coming sturdy on the finish of the season”.

“Cole Palmer is without doubt one of the finest on this planet, I feel personally. At Metropolis he didn’t play as a lot as he would love however he has come right here and brought the possibility with each arms.

“Slowly however certainly we’re discovering our toes and reaching a stage.”

Palmer replies that he “wouldn’t go that far, but it surely’s good to listen to”.

“That is my first season taking part in correctly within the league. It was a vital win and now we give attention to the following one,” he provides.

FT: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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For the house aspect, it’s one other week till they will mathematically verify security, however a recreation towards Burnley – who had been relegated this afternoon – received’t present sufficient of a turnaround for Luton to outlive (barring arguably the most important miracle the league has ever seen).

Issues are a bit extra difficult for Chelsea, who face a battle from Newcastle and Manchester United to qualify for subsequent season’s European competitions.

No matter occurs, if Manchester United win the FA Cup, they’ll qualify for the Europa League. Nonetheless, as that’s wanting extraordinarily inconceivable, it’s seemingly that whoever finishes sixth will qualify for the Europa League, with the seventh-placed staff going into the Europa Convention.

Newcastle are stage on factors with Chelsea, however they’ve a 10-goal benefit in aim distinction. Each side have two video games left to play: Chelsea go to Brighton earlier than internet hosting Bournemouth on the ultimate day, whereas Newcastle journey to Manchester United in midweek earlier than their remaining recreation of the season away at Brentford.

Learn extra on European qualification beneath.

Which Premier League sides qualify for Europe this season?

FT: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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FT: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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FULL-TIME! A vastly entertaining recreation involves an finish and Chelsea take yet one more step in direction of European qualification after an enthralling turnaround between 80 and 83 minutes.

Forest must wait till subsequent week to formally verify their Premier League standing subsequent week, however the (tentative) partying can start in Nottingham.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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97 minutes: Forest have yet one more probability with an Aina lengthy throw. It’s launched in however Cucurella clears, however the whistle nonetheless isn’t going. We’re into minute eight as Gibbs-white lashes at a half- volley, which fits behind.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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96 minutes: Certainly Forest’s final probability as Gibbs-White swings in a nook that Petrovic catches.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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95 minutes: Forest wanting like all they’ll must do to remain up is keep away from a 13-goal swing subsequent week. You’d again them to do this.

The house aspect are nonetheless attempting to get that ‘important’ level although, as Gibbs-White wins a nook by heading it off James.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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93 minutes: Elanga tries to tackle James down the left, but it surely’s all the time a mismatch. Moments earlier, Dominguez was booked for a foul in modified.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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91 minutes: Brilliantly labored by Chelsea as Palmer drives in direction of the field, skips previous one problem and lays it off to Sterling. He then performs yet one more move throughout to Gusto, whose shot is blocked on the final second.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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89 minutes: This result’s harsh on Forest, and notably Murillo, Danilo, Hudson-Odoi and Aina, who’ve performed very effectively. Toffolo swings in a cross however Cucurella clears.

We’ll have seven minutes of added time.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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88 minutes: Petrovic catches the ball in from the nook, and the result’s wanting set already. Nkunku wins a foul on midway to present Chelsea some respite.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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86 minutes: Extra modifications, as Niakhate and Hudson-Odoi come off for Taiwo Awoniyi and Nicolas Dominguez.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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84 minutes: An ideal clipped ball from James and Chelsea have turned this recreation on its head. Jackson was booked for his celebrations.

Forest look a bit misplaced now. In distinction, Chelsea look stuffed with confidence, knocking it round properly in defence and midfield.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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81 minutes: GOAL! And Chelsea have turned it round!

Reece James will get away down the suitable after a ball excessive, and he hits an ideal half-volleyed cross that sails over Sels and is on a plate for Jackson, who merely heads into an open web!

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 2-2 Chelsea

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80 minutes: GOAL! Something Hudson-Odoi can do…

Textbook from Raheem Sterling, because the England winger collects the ball to the left of the Forest field. He cuts inside, takes a contact and bends an effort into the far nook!

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Chelsea

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79 minutes: James’ first involvement is to make an overlapping run into the field and reduce a pleasant cross, but it surely’s turned behind.

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Chelsea

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78 minutes: Gusto does effectively to hold it into the field, however his cross is wasteful.

Gallagher comes off for membership captain Reece James.

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Chelsea

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77 minutes: The Metropolis Floor is in a jubilant temper now. Niakhate is booked for taking too lengthy over a free-kick.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 2-1 Chelsea

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74 minutes: GOAL! And who else wouldn’t it be?

Sels knocks it lengthy and it runs to Morgan Gibbs-White, who surges in direction of the field after which spreads it broad to Hudson-Odoi.

The previous Chelsea man cuts inside and bends a stunning effort previous the defenders which nestles within the backside nook of Petrovic’s web! Muted celebrations from the English winger.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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72 minutes: Forest make some modifications now. Montiel and Yates come off for Anthony Elanga and Harry Toffolo.

For Chelsea, Raheem Sterling replaces Mudryk.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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71 minutes: One other Forest counter is led by Hudson-Odoi, and this time, slightly than shedding a move, he opts for the curled shot. It’s a good effort which clips the bar because it goes over.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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68 minutes: Forest counter once more, as soon as once more with Hudson-Odoi down the left. He lays it off to a different former Chelsea man, Ola Aina, who fizzes a low shot previous the close to submit.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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67 minutes: Appeals for handball because the balls appears to bounce off Murillo, however nothing doing for the VAR. Moments later, Jackson’s move is simply inches away from touchdown at Nkunku’s toes within the field.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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66 minutes: Palmer’s effort crashes towards the Forest wall, and Chelsea recycle possession.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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64 minutes: Mudryk clips a protracted ball in direction of Jackson, however he’s remoted and loses the header.

Quickly after, Palmer skips previous Murillo’s problem earlier than being introduced down proper on the sting of the field by Danilo.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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62 minutes: CLOSE! Nkunku wins a foul after gaining possession off Niakhate, and Palmer has an opportunity for a harmful supply.

It’s precisely that, and Thiago Silva will get a head to it, but it surely bounces towards the far submit.

Chelsea have been significantly better since their modifications.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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60 minutes: Chelsea in possession as we go previous the hour mark, however they will’t vogue an opportunity.

Reece James is warming up on the sideline. That is his first time within the Chelsea squad in 2024.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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58 minutes: Pochettino has seen sufficient and opts to make modifications. Christopher Nkunku and Malo Gusto come on for Benoit Badiashile and Noni Madueke.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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56 minutes: CLOSE! Madueke loses it to Danilo close to midway, earlier than Aina collects and lays it off to Montiel. His ball throughout finally ends up on the toes of Hudson-Odoi, who clips an inviting ball in; Gibbs-White meets it by crashing a header towards the submit, and it bounces to Wooden round 4 yards out, however he can solely direct his volley over the bar!

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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55 minutes: Caicedo performs an excellent lofted by means of ball in direction of Palmer within the Forest field, and the Englishman tries to take it on the volley, however he scuffs it broad.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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52 minutes: CLOSE! A beautiful problem from Aina wins the ball close to the Chelsea field. Forest’s attackers alternate a couple of passes earlier than it runs to Yates on the sting of the field, and he hits a low shot that crashes towards the far submit!

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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50 minutes: Aina has achieved effectively to negate Madueke’s risk thus far, and as soon as once more he slides in to cease the Englishman slicing inside.

Chelsea win it again quickly after although, and the away aspect are having a very good spell of possession.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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47 minutes: Caicedo fouls Yates and Forest have a free-kick in a harmful place. Gibbs-White delivers the ball in and Murillo meets it, however Chelsea briefly clear. It involves Aina round 35 yards out, however his pushed effort is effectively over.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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46 minutes: Pretty play from Jackson to carry the ball up after which slip it to Mudryk. He drives in direction of the field and lays it to Madueke, who ultimately loses possession.

Forest break and Gibbs-White lays it off to the overlapping Montiel, whose cross is cleared for a throw.

KICK-OFF! Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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KICK-OFF! The Metropolis Floor is in tremendous voice as the house staff start the second half. No modifications from both aspect at half-time.

HT: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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So Forest are 45 minutes from assured Premier League security (even when they’re already nearly definitely protected anyway).

The Metropolis Floor has been rocking at instances and the gamers have definitely performed as much as the environment, in addition to giving their followers one thing to shout about.

After some very promising opening phases and a stunning mixture from Palmer and Mudryk, Chelsea have faltered considerably. However, Pochettino’s aspect will know they’ve greater than sufficient in assault to harm Forest, break their security celebrations and take one step nearer to European soccer subsequent season.

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Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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HALF-TIME! The half involves an finish after Mudryk’s squared ball into the field runs behind the Chelsea attackers.

Each side shall be proud of components of that half, although Chelsea shall be disenchanted that they did not capitalise on a well-worked first aim.

Forest have had the higher of the sport since equalising, and so they at the moment have what they should mathematically guarantee Premier League security.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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49 minutes: Gibbs-White tries to comb an early cross into Wooden, however Petrovic simply catches it.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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47 minutes: Noni Madueke loses the ball close to the Forest field after a troublesome problem from Yates, and he stays down briefly.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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45 minutes: There’ll be 5 minutes of added time.

Cucurella loses it cheaply close to midway and the house aspect counter. Murillo carries it out their half earlier than slipping it to Hudson-Odoi, who drives in direction of aim and hits a deflected shot. It falls to Wooden on the sting of the field, however sadly for the house followers, the New Zealander can’t make clear contact with it and it runs to Petrovic.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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44 minutes: It’s really fizzling out because the half involves an finish. Silva is there as soon as once more to cease a forest assault, this time nicking the ball off Wooden within the Chelsea field.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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41 minutes: Loads of phrases between Montiel and Mudryk as they tussle on the close to submit. Palmer delivers the nook, however Sels manages to gather.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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40 minutes: Ryan Yates has been down since that Badiashile shot, however he’s up after some therapy. Dominguez is warming up in case he’s required.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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39 minutes: Gallagher delivers a wasteful ball in but it surely runs out to Badiashie, whose shot is deflected over.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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37 minutes: Palmer can’t discover the hole with the by means of ball, however Chelsea win the throw. Gallagher is introduced down by Danilo, and the away aspect have a free-kick round 30 yards out.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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35 minutes: Gibbs-White clips one other inviting ball to the again submit and it’s headed throughout aim once more, however Silva does effectively to clear.

The outgoing Chelsea man – who’s on his method again to Copa Libertadores holders Fluminense – has appeared snug thus far. He’ll be part of fellow Brazil legend Marcelo on the Rio de Janeiro membership.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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34 minutes: Forest clear the nook and it runs to Hudson-Odoi. It’s a easy foot race in direction of aim between him and Gallagher, and the Forest man is introduced down close to the field.

Gallagher is booked after a short VAR verify for final man.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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33 minutes: Some good play from Chelsea as Palmer sees the opening between two Forest defenders and slides the ball by means of to Jackson, however he can’t direct his shot previous Sels.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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32 minutes: Palmer delivers the nook once more, but it surely’s cleared on the close to submit and he’s offside from th return ball.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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31 minutes: Nice play from each Madueke and Aina, as the previous takes it previous the Forest defender on the suitable, however he does effectively get better with the sliding problem.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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29 minutes: Palmer feeds Jackson, who lays it off to Cucurella within the field, however there are too many Forest our bodies and Boly clears.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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28 minutes: Jackson tries to gather a by means of ball but it surely comes off his heel, and the house aspect win possession as soon as extra.

Moments later, Jackson is tackled effectively as he was bearing down on aim.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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26 minutes: Gibbs-White tries to clip a ball excessive to Wooden, however the New Zealander doesn’t have the tempo to win the footrace with Badiashile.

A little bit of a lull in exercise during the last 5 minutes.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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24 minutes: Silva clips a protracted ball ahead however Niakhate does effectively to take it away from Jackson. He evades the deal with from his fellow countryman and Forest have possession as soon as extra.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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22 minutes: Danilo takes the nook and Petrovic will get a hand to it. It nonetheless falls onto the pinnacle of Chris Wooden, however he can’t direct his header goalwards.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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21 minutes: Palmer loses the ball in midfield and Forest counter. The ball falls to Yates on the sting of the field, and his shot is deflected behind for a nook.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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19 minutes: Virtually pretty play from Jackson as his meandering run takes him previous a few challenges and into the Forest field, however he fumbles it on the final and may’t get a shot away.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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18 minutes: The aim is given after a short VAR verify. Forest one step nearer to formally guaranteeing their security!

Immediately, they assault and Aina clips a ball in direction of Wooden, who can’t direct his header throughout aim to Gibbs-White. He was offside anyway.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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15 minutes: GOAL! And are Forest are stage out of nowhere? It could possibly be offside.

Anyway, Gibbs-White clips a ball in direction of the far submit and Boly has a free header. He directs it in direction of aim and it takes a spark off the boot of Gallagher, which takes it into the underside submit previous Petrovic.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea

17:46 , Chris Wilson

14 minutes: Gallagher wins a nook from Niakhate and Chelsea have an opportunity to ship a harmful ball in.

Palmer takes, but it surely runs out to Murillo and Forest counter, with the Brazilian profitable a free-kick after Badiashile brings him down.

The Frenchman is booked for his troubles.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea

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13 minutes: Hudson-Odoi, who’ll seemingly really feel he has some extent to show tonight, performs in a cross which bounces off the defender after which onto him and out for a aim kick.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea

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12 minutes: Jackson will get away previous Murillo on the right-hand aspect, and he performs an inviting cutback into the field, but it surely’s cleared.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea

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10 minutes: Forest win the ball deep into the Chelsea half and Woods receives the ball within the field. His contact is poor so he has to cross slightly than shoot, and it’s deflected. It bounces to Yates, however his shot flies effectively over.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea

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8 minutes: GOAL! One thing out of nothing from Chelsea!

Silva lays it off to Palmer, who performs a stunning by means of ball to Mudryk on the left-hand aspect. The Ukrainian takes a contact to come back throughout Boly, earlier than sweeping it into the far nook.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Chelsea

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6 minutes: A protracted throw-in from Aina, and Yates will get a head to it, however the looping effort goes harmlessly broad.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Chelsea

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5 minutes: Chelsea clear the nook simply, however Forest win it again with Yates. Aina’s ball in is blocked, simply earlier than Hudson-Odoi’s is cleared.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Chelsea

17:36 , Chris Wilson

3 minutes: Chelsea are having fun with some early possession right here. Cucurella is offering that further man within the center, as popularised by Guardiola and Arteta.

Montiel breaks free down the suitable and fizzes in a cross in direction of Wooden, but it surely’s cleared behind for a nook.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Chelsea

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1 min: The Metropolis Floor is totally rocking within the opening phases, because the aid and celebration of Forest followers lastly comes out.

The house aspect have an opportunity nearly instantly, as Chris Wooden will get to a protracted ball excessive. He tries to lob the inrushing Petrovic, however the ‘keeper manages to catch it.

Ought to have scored actually.

KICK-OFF! Nottingham Forest 0-0 Chelsea

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KICK-OFF! The away aspect get us began on a sunny afternoon on the banks of the Trent.

Can Chelsea take one step nearer to European qualification? A reminder that Forest will nonetheless wish to mathematically verify their security with no less than a draw.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea LIVE

17:27 , Chris Wilson

Each groups are within the tunnel now, with a couple of smiles from the Forest gamers as they know they’ve nearly confirmed security.

The followers know too, and the Metropolis Floor is in tremendous voice because the gamers make their method onto the pitch.

How the groups are faring

17:25 , Chris Wilson

Not lengthy to go till kick-off, so a reminder of the potential permutations for either side.

Nottingham Forest are hovering simply in regards to the relegation zone on 29 factors, having performed one recreation lower than 18th-placed Luton. A draw would mathematically assure their security forward of a final-day fixture away at Burnley, who had been relegated earlier. Even when they fail to win, it will take a near-miracle for Forest to go down on the ultimate day – particularly a 13-goal swing in aim distinction in favour of Luton.

Chelsea have loads much less to fret about, however are nonetheless searching a spot in Europe, and probably the Europa League.

Pochettino’s aspect sit seventh, one place beneath Newcastle and one above Manchester United. They’re three factors behind the Magpies, and forward of United attributable to a vastly superior aim distinction.

A win could be a significant step in direction of European qualification forward of their remaining two video games, towards Brighton and Bournemouth respectively.

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Is Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea on TV?

17:15 , Chris Wilson

Simply quarter-hour till kick-off now, so right here’s a reminder of how one can watch tonight’s recreation.

The sport is because of kick-off at 5.30pm BST at The Metropolis Floor, and viewers within the UK can watch the match dwell on Sky Sports activities Primary Occasion and Sky Sports activities Premier League. Subscribers can stream the motion by way of Sky Go.

Should you’re not a Sky buyer you possibly can seize a NOWTV Day Go right here to look at with out a subscription.

Learn on for all the knowledge you want beneath.

Is Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea on TV? Time, channel and find out how to watch

Premier League outcomes – Burnley relegated!

17:13 , Chris Wilson

Nice information for Forest followers as kick-off looms. The membership have nearly assured their Premier League standing for subsequent season, after losses for Burnley and Luton by the hands of Tottenham and West Ham respectively.

Burnley have been formally relegated after late Spurs targets, whereas Luton – whereas not formally relegated – are on the brink, and can go down as we speak if Forest get no less than one level.

Luton sit three factors behind Forest having performed a recreation extra, and so they have a -31 aim distinction compared to Forest’s -18.

Mauricio Pochettino reveals stance over Chelsea future: ‘You’ll want to ask us’

17:05 , Chris Wilson

Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that his Chelsea future doesn’t solely rely upon the membership’s house owners, but in addition how he feels in regards to the undertaking shifting ahead.

The Argentine has endured a blended season with the Blues, with hypothesis surrounding his future at Stamford Bridge, although chairman Todd Boehly has expressed his delight at current type.

However with Chelsea now in competition to qualify for the Europa League, Pochettino has insisted he, too, have to be “joyful” for the undertaking to proceed past this season.

“Look, it’s not vital. Crucial factor is to maintain going, working if we’re all joyful, not solely the house owners proud of us, or us, with all of the organisation the membership is constructing right here due to them we’re all beneath evaluation,” Pochettino mentioned.

“If we’re joyful, excellent. However it isn’t provided that the house owners are joyful or the sporting administrators joyful. If we’re joyful, you have to ask us, additionally, as a result of possibly we’re not joyful and we settle for the state of affairs and we have to cut up. It’s not going to be the primary time the teaching employees on the finish of the season resolve to not hold going.”

Mauricio Pochettino reveals stance over Chelsea future

16:55 , Chris Wilson

Some vital Chelsea-related information, because it’s now identified the place Thiago Silva will head to after his remaining look for the aspect.

The Brazilian is ready to rejoin his former membership Fluminense on a two-year deal when his Chelsea contract expires on the finish of the season.

The 39-year-old will return to the outfit with whom he spent three seasons between 2006-08, making 143 appearances, and has been given permission to affix up together with his new aspect previous to the expiry of his Stamford Bridge deal, which is up on July 1.

Thiago Silva set to return to Fluminense when Chelsea contract expires

Crew information

16:43 , Chris Wilson

Mauricio Pochettino has named an unchanged aspect from the one which beat West Ham 5-0 final week.

Enzo Fernandez and Alfie Gilchrist stays sidelined, whereas Reece James comes again onto the bench after a protracted harm lay-off.

Crew information

16:38 , Chris Wilson

Nuno Espirito Santo has made one change to the staff that beat Sheffield United 3-1 final week.

Anthony Elanga drops to the bench, with Moussa Niakhate coming right into a five-man defence.

Crew information

16:34 , Chris Wilson

NOTTINGHAM FOREST XI: Sels, Montiel, Boly, Murillo, Niakhate, Aina; Gibbs-White, Yates, Danilo, Hudson-Odoi; Wooden.

SUBS: Turner, Sangare, Kouyate, Awoniyi, Toffolo, Dominguez, Elanga, Origi, Omobamidele.

CHELSEA XI: Petrovic, Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella; Caicedo, Gallagher, Palmer; Madueke, Jackson, Mudryk.

SUBS: Bettinelli, Colwill, Disasi, Gusto, James, Ugochukwu, Casadei, Sterling, Nkunku.

Early staff information

16:25 , Chris Wilson

Neco Williams is lacking for the hosts as the results of a hamstring harm whereas Taiwo Awoniyi accomplished his return from harm final week and and is pushing for a beginning place alongside Chris Wooden up entrance.

Chelsea’s Axel Disasi, Malo Gusto and Raheem Sterling resumed coaching with the Blues and are all nearing full health after current accidents. That trio returned to the matchday squad for towards West Ham United final weekend and are in competition to start out.

Thiago Silva will function sooner or later for his remaining match at Stamford Bridge earlier than leaving Chelsea in the summertime.

Is Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea on TV? Kick-off time, channel and find out how to watch Premier League fixture

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Forest come into the sport sitting seventeenth within the league and simply three factors above the relegation zone that means they’re in severe risk of going through the drop ought to they lose to Chelsea as we speak. A 3-1 victory over relegation rivals Sheffield United final day out holds them in good stead however Nuno Espírito Santo’s aspect might want to up their ranges if they’re to take factors away from a Chelsea aspect that’s gaining momentum.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Blues are unbeaten of their final three video games and hammered David Moyes’ West Ham 5-0 final day out to leap as much as seventh within the desk. They’re concentrating on a spot in subsequent season’s European competitions and have to hold profitable if they’re to complete above Newcastle and Manchester United.

The sport is because of kick-off at 5.30pm BST on Saturday 11 Might at The Metropolis Floor. Viewers in the UK can watch the match dwell on Sky Sports activities Primary Occasion and Sky Sports activities Premier League, with protection on the channel from 5pm. Subscribers can stream the motion by way of Sky Go.

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Is Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea on TV? Time, channel and find out how to watch

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea LIVE

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Good afternoon and welcome to The Impartial’s dwell protection of Saturday’s late kick-off between Nottingham Forest and Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino’s males journey north hoping to take one other step in direction of European qualification, whereas Nuno Espirito Santo’s Forest staff are hoping to climb additional in direction of Premier League security.