Nottingham Forest and Chelsea both played out a 1-1 draw at the City Ground on New Year’s Day, in a result that does not help the Blues cause to reach the UEFA Champions League for next season.
For all of the Blues dominance in the first half, they only had a goal by Raheem Sterling to show for their efforts and were made to pay in the second half as Ivorian defender Serge Aurier levelled to give Steve Cooper’s team a share of the spoils.
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FULL-TIME AT THE CITY GROUND: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea
63′ MIN: Boly and Aurier combine inside the box following a corner before the full-back chests the ball down and fires home!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea (S. Aurier)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE CITY GROUND: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea
HALF-TIME AT THE CITY GROUND : Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea
16′ MIN: Raheem Sterling puts Chelsea ahead, reacting well after Willy Boly flicked Christian Pulisic’s inviting cross onto the bar.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea (R. Sterling)
KICK-OFF AT THE CITY GROUND: Nottingham Forest 0-0 Chelsea
Club skipper Cesar Azpilicueta comes in for the injured Reese James, Marc Cucurella starts at left-back while Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic shall lead the attack lines for Graham Potter’s side.
The home side have made two changes to their starting line-up as they prepare to face the Blues.