The former Tuchel side has just ended a series of 5 games without a win in the Premier League in the United Kingdom
Looking at it, that’s equal to 3 points against Bournemouth in the last match. Once confidence has returned, the Blues promise to easily subdue a rookie like Nottingham.
Less than a week after beating Blackburn 4-1 in the fourth round of the EFL Cup, Nottingham saw a four-match unbeaten streak in all competitions that ended in a 3-0 loss to Man United.
Nottingham Forest had to sit on the sidelines during the six-week World Cup break stuck in the relegation zone, only to return to a tricky fixture list.
Forest lost 3-0 at Manchester United in their first game back, while they host Chelsea next up.
Forest have spent the season in the drop zone and boss Steve Cooper said after the United game that they still weren’t strong enough to secure Premier League survival.
now the club are expected to dip into the transfer market this month to add to their 23 signings so far. They were blown away in that loss at Old Trafford, while Sunday brings another tough test.
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Chelsea won comfortably against Bournemouth in their first game back, breezing to a 2-0 victory. After they went into the World Cup break on a gloomy note, the Blues boosted their top-four hopes with that win. While it wasn’t against the toughest opposition, there was a marked change in their performance.
While Forest are up against it, Chelsea have been given a straight-forward start with two promoted clubs to start. The Blues have lost just one of their last 11 away league games against promoted sides (W8 D2), so they will have high hopes of starting the New Year with a victory.
Statistics show that 11/13 points that Nottingham won from the beginning of the season came at home. Nottingham are unbeaten in their last four home games, with draws against Aston Villa and Brentford alternating between tough 1-0 victories over Liverpool and Crystal Palace.
Nottingham is currently 19th in the standings and just one point away from the safe area. Thus, with just one victory over Chelsea, it is highly likely that Nottingham will temporarily escape.
However, Nottingham is the only team that has not won the maximum number of away points in the Premier League this season. Nottingham also needs to improve in defense when conceding 10 times in the last 4 matches. In the most recent 3/4, they conceded 2 or more goals.
Meanwhile, Chelsea ended a four-match losing streak in all competitions after beating Bournemouth with a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. Particularly in the English Premier League, Chelsea also ended a series of 5 games without winning (draw 2, lost 3) to return to the top 4 race. Admittedly The Blues are going through a difficult season and the team of coach Graham Potter ranked 8th on the leaderboard.
After 15 rounds, Chelsea got 24 points and 6 points behind Tottenham’s 4th place. The Blues do not attack well; they are the team to score the least in the top 10 entering this round, with 19 goals, while after 15 matches played, they conceded 17 goals.
Now, they entered this match without winning in the last 3 away matches in the Premier League and lost the last 2 matches. However, Chelsea has beaten Nottingham in the last 6 meetings.