Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest
England – FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 5 January 2020
Kick-off at 14:01 UK / 15:01 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are on a good run of form after a sticky patch at the beginning of the month, they’ve won their last three games.
Their latest victory was a 2-1 win over Arsenal in the London derby. Chelsea had to come from behind to get the points and changing a game like that will stand Lampard in good stead in what is still a burgeoning managerial career.s
Forest earned a 1-0 victory against Wigan in their last game in the Championship. After a tumultuous few years, with changes in ownership and management, the Tricky Trees might finally be on the right track.
Sabri Lamouchi’s side are currently fifth in the Championship and have aspirations of promotion this season. Their cup run is likely to end at one game, though, with a 2-1 Chelsea win.
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous clash saw Chelsea pick up a 2-0 win.
- Three of their past five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their last six encounters.
- None of their previous six meetings have ended as a tie.
- Nottingham Forest have not registered a win in any of their past six fixtures. (W-0, D-0, L-6)
Chelsea Team News, Updates and Facts
Chelsea Team News
Frank Lampard has injuries that are keeping striker Olivier Giroud, midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, or left back Marcos Alonso from participating in this fixture.
Chelsea Key Man
Michy Batshuayi has not been a favorite of Lampard, but the Belgian is still a man that can do damage when he does get on the pitch. He can score late goals and bundle home ugly ones, and that’s what he will bring when they take on Forest in this fixture. Out wide, Callum Hudson-Odoi is a player they need to have find some confidence. The Englishman has struggled this term since deciding to stay rather than leave, and the winger could see this as the ideal moment to turn that all around.
Chelsea Team Form
Chelsea have a draw, two wins, and two losses in their last five matches:
1-1 draw at Brighton
1-2 win at Arsenal
0-2 home loss vs Southampton
0-2 win at Tottenham
0-1 home loss vs Bournemouth
Chelsea Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-3-3
Chelsea likely XI
- Defenders:Lamptey, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson
- Midfielders:Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount
- Forwards:Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi, Pedro
Nottingham Forest Team News, Updates and Facts
Nottm Forest Team News
Sabri Lamouchi will be without left back Chema and fellow defender Carl Jenkinson due to injury woes for this fixture.
Nottm Forest Key Man
If Forest want to go out and win here, then they would want to see Lewis Grabban leading the line. He’s in good form, as is seemingly always the case in the Championship. His two scored against Blackburn took him up to 14, showing how dangerous he can be. In wide areas, Sammy Ameobi, the former Newcastle man, can be a big threat. He’s assisted five times in the Championship so far this term, demonstrating a quality to run at opposing defences.
Nottm Forest Team Form
Nottingham Forest have three wins and two losses in their last five matches:
3-2 home win vs Blackburn
1-0 home win vs Wigan
0-2 win at Hull City
2-1 loss at Huddersfield
0-4 home loss vs Sheffield Wednesday
Nottm Forest Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-2-3-1
Nottingham Forest likely XI
- Defenders:Cash, Tobias, Worrall, Robinson
- Defensive Midfielders:Sow, Watson
- Attacking Midfielders:Lolley, Tiago Silva, Ameobi