Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest - LIVE!

Chelsea head into the international break in incredibly disappointing fashion after Anthony Elanga have Nottingham Forest a shock 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues went into their third home match in the space of eight days looking to seal a hat-trick of victories, against a Forest side who have so often struggled on the road since their return to the Premier League. They won just once away from home last season in the League - that tally has already been matched.

After a goalless first-half, Forest took the lead within three minutes of the restart, as Taiwo Awoniyi played the ball through to Anthony Elanga and he passed a finish into the bottom corner. Mauricio Pochettino turned to his bench heading into the final half an hour, as Cole Palmer was handed a Chelsea debut after his £40m deadline-day move from Manchester City. Eight minutes of added-time gave the Stamford Bridge faithful hope of a late charge, but Forest held firm for an historic victory in west London.

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18:08 , Matt Verri

“What a waste of money,” chanted the Nottingham Forest away end at Stamford Bridge without a shed of irony after their own deadline day splurge.

Of course, Chelsea spent over £400million on 11 players, nine for the first team, with much of it balanced through player sales.

The sheer pace of change including emerging former loanees like Levi Colwill and Malo Gusto means there was an inevitable dip.

Both teams were poor in the first half but Steve Cooper’s tactical set up finally found out Pochettino’s system.

It was the limpest attacking performance of his reign so far. Pochettino has barely changed his line up and over time he needs to use the wider squad to make his team less predictable. All understandable issues at this early stage.

Read Nizaar Kinsella’s full analysis here!

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Positive for Chelsea

17:51 , Matt Verri

An afternoon to forget overall for Chelsea, but Cole Palmer had a promising debut after his deadline-day move from Man City.

Here are some stats from his performance off the bench...

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17:38 , Matt Verri

Calmer heads needed...

17:24 , Matt Verri

Player ratings

17:14 , Matt Verri

Ben Chilwell - 5

Missed a good chance in the 22nd minute and looked like a fish out of the water on the left wing at times. He provides balance but doesn’t get to shine in the left-wing role.

Nicolas Jackson - 4

Missed Chelsea’s biggest chance late on, blazing over from five yards out. He was also booked for dissent.

Read Nizaar Kinsella’s full Chelsea ratings here!

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17:05 , Matt Verri

Sterling, Madueke, Maatsen and Jackson all fell to the ground on the final whistle such was their disappointment.

Huge cheers from the away end, boos from some home fans, probably for the ref, who both sets of supporters had problems with.

FT: Chelsea 0-1 Nottingham Forest

17:02 , Matt Verri

Forest have done it!

Sensational result for Steve Cooper’s side, who have stunned Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

A long two weeks ahead for Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they reflect on an incredibly disappointing display...

16:59 , Matt Verri

90+6 mins: Was that the chance for Chelsea?

Ball falls for Sterling, drags the shot wide of the far post as the Forest bodies throw themselves in the way.

16:58 , Matt Verri

90+5 mins: Forest almost have a second!

Elanga leads the counter, Mudryk forces him wide. The Forest winger skips away from Mudryk and Madueke brilliantly though, lashes a strike at goal from a tight angle and Sanchez keeps it out.

16:57 , Matt Verri

90+4 mins: Forest camped deep in their own half. In their own box really. Jackson wins another corner for Chelsea, they need a better delivery.

Again Mudryk takes, deep this time. Wood is there though to flick a header away.

16:55 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Boly can barely move in the Forest defence, but they’ve got no more subs to make. He’s going to have to limp on. Chelsea need to find a way to run at him.

The Blues have a corner, Mudryk to take. Poor delivery, Forest hammer it up the pitch.

16:53 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Well well well.... there’s still time!

Eight minutes added on at Stamford Bridge. Not what Steve Cooper wanted to see.

16:49 , Matt Verri

86 mins: Yellow card for Tavares, as he hauls Madueke to the ground. Doesn’t bother to moan about that.

Fernandez with a clever ball down the sides, Silva gets the shot away but Turner just about manages to shovel it behind.

16:46 , Matt Verri


How have Chelsea not scored?! Brilliant from Sterling, drives in behind and cuts the ball back.

Falls for Jackson, he’s a few yards out and completely free. Lunges at it though and sends the ball well over the bar.

16:44 , Matt Verri

81 mins: A rare Forest attack, as Elanga skips his way to the byline. Chelsea defence has disappeard.

Elanga can’t make the most of it though, low ball into the middle is straight at Sanchez.

16:42 , Matt Verri

79 mins: Mudryk is going to have no space to work with here, not sure how much he’s going to be able to use his pace.

Maatsen immediately involved, firing a cross into the box. Again Jackson goes down, again the referee couldn’t care less.

16:39 , Matt Verri

77 mins: Pochettino again turns to his bench. Palmer and Madueke haven’t really had an impact.

Caicedo and Gusto are both withdrawn, with Maatsen and Mudryk coming on.

16:37 , Matt Verri

74 mins: So slow from Chelsea when they have the ball in defence, no real urgency.

Palmer looks to inject a bit of pace, clipping a ball over the top towards Fernandez. Too much on it, out of play.

16:34 , Matt Verri

71 mins: Aurier down receiving some treatment, though he’s spending most of his time arguing with someone. Would suggest he’s not particularly hurt.

There was a clash between Colwill and McKenna off the ball, the pair squaring up. All very pointless.

16:31 , Matt Verri

68 mins: Forest continue to do a really good job of slowing things down, not letting Chelsea build up any momentum.

Fernandez very nearly makes something happen, great ball through to Jackson and the striker goes down as Turner rushes out... no contact. Never getting a penalty for that, doesn’t want to be diving when already on a yellow.

Offside flag up anyway.

16:28 , Matt Verri

65 mins: Awoniyi will not score for an eighth Premier League match in a row. Wood on to replace him.

Chelsea seeing all of the ball now, but still not doing anywhere near enough with it.

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16:26 , Matt Verri

Cole Palmer is playing in midfield where Conor Gallagher was.

The same system as Sterling moves left and Noni Madueke on the right wing, as Ben Chilwell comes off.

16:24 , Matt Verri

61 mins: Dear me that was cynical. Sterling driving forward through the middle of the pitch, until Yates arrives on the scene and cleans him out.

Pochettino turns to his bench, it will be a debut for Palmer. He’s on, as is Madueke. Gallagher and Chilwell the two to make way.

16:22 , Matt Verri

59 mins: Here come Forest again on the counter, Gibbs-White opts to turn back though. Happy to slow things down.

Game becoming increasingly stretched - still more than half an hour to go!

16:19 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Sensational defending!

So, so good from Boly. Brilliant pass from Fernandez, Jackson looks certain to finish from close range but Boly throws himself in the way to block.

16:16 , Matt Verri

53 mins: You feel any Chelsea goal is going to have Chilwell involved.

Fernandez plays him in down the left, Jackson waiting in the middle but the ball across the face of goal doesn’t reach him.

Chelsea starting to pile the pressure on though, Caicedo shoots from 20 yards out and it’s deflected behind for a corner. Chelsea think there was a handball in there... don’t think so.

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16:13 , Matt Verri

Wow, that wasn’t in the script. It was a mistake in midfield which led to Anthony Elanga’s goal.

Moises Caicedo and Conor Gallagher were most at fault.

16:13 , Matt Verri

50 mins: Chelsea all over the place at the moment. Caicedo really struggling in midfield.

The Blues will see even more of the ball now, but they just don’t look like finding a way through the wall of red shirts.

GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Nottingham Forest | Anthony Elanga 48'

16:11 , Matt Verri


Wow. Awful start to the half from Chelsea and Forest have punished them.

Awoniyi slides the pass through, Elanga in on goal and he sends the finish low into the bottom corner. Slotted home.

16:10 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Forest away on the break, played inside to Yates.

Must be 35 yards out, slightly off balance and he still decides the shot from miles out is the best option. It was not.

Back underway!

16:08 , Matt Verri

Up and running again at Stamford Bridge!

First-half stats

16:02 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have had 11 shots, the best part of 70% possession, but they haven’t really looked like scoring.

No shots on target for Nottingham Forest, despite the threat of Taiwo Awoniyi.

It’s not been the best. To put it mildly.

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15:57 , Matt Verri

Not a classic so far but owes to Forest’s clever tactics and a very active referee disrupting the flow of the game.

Awoniyi is a threat and so is Sterling, unsurprisingly.

HT: Chelsea 0-0 Nottingham Forest

15:53 , Matt Verri

Fernandez into the wall, deflects away for a corner but there is no time to take it. That’s half-time.

Chelsea with plenty of the ball and the occasional dangerous moment, mainly from out wide, but Forest have carried a threat themselves.

Awoniyi looks to have the beating of Silva and the Chelsea defence.

15:52 , Matt Verri

45+5 mins: This half might never end. Mangala bundles Caicedo over, just outside the area and it’s a free-kick in a brilliant position for Chelsea.

Imagine this will be the final action of the half. Half the Chelsea team standing over it.

15:51 , Matt Verri

45+4 mins: Chilwell away down the left after a Fernandez, across the face of goal but Sterling can’t get on the end of it for a tap-in.

He keeps the attack alive instead, comes back to Fernandez and he fires straight at Turner from distance.

15:49 , Matt Verri

45+2 mins: That will be the end of Danilo’s afternoon.

Elanga on in his place, the winger one of the few hundred players Forest have signed this summer.

15:48 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Three minutes added on.

Will be more than that though, Danilo has gone down holding his hamstring after charging after a long ball from Boly.

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15:46 , Matt Verri

Nottingham Forest have disrupted Chelsea’s rhythm a lot at Stamford Bridge, but a card happy referee in Tim Robinson might provide an opening for one team or another.

15:45 , Matt Verri

43 mins: Four yellow cards now and four very soft yellow cards at that.

Gallagher booked for not much, referee has now set an incredibly low bar for what is a yellow-card offence.

Going to run out of ink at this rate...

15:44 , Matt Verri

42 mins: Sterling skips away from Aina, gets a hug to stop his progress and the Forest full-back is the latest player into the book.

Awoniyi then penalised for catching Disasi in the face - there was very little in that.

15:42 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Colwill whips an early cross into the box, only Sterling in there though and it’s nowhere near him. Runs out of play.

Steve Cooper will be delighted with how this match has gone so far.

15:40 , Matt Verri

38 mins: It is Chilwell to take... straight into the wall. Bit of an anti-climax.

Home fans starting to get a bit frustrated, their side are a long way from their best at the moment.

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15:39 , Matt Verri

Nicolas Jackson booked under the new rules for trying to get Ryan Yates booked. Jackson was right about the referee’s decision but you can’t do that anymore.

Chelsea are struggling to create big chances against Nottingham Forest. Although they are dominating possession, they are not moving it around quick enough or varying the attacks enough to move defenders out of position. Forest are very well set up.

15:38 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Yates trips Jackson on the edge of the box, great burst from the Chelsea forward.

He does though get himself booked, for waving an imaginary card at the referee as a bit of advice. Not particularly wise.

Chilwell standing over this...

15:36 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Guston plays Sterling in down the right, first-time ball fired into the box. Turner could probably have claimed it, but opts to palm the ball away instead.

Luckily for him there isn’t a blue shirt waiting to take advantage and Forest can clear.

15:33 , Matt Verri

31 mins: First yellow card of the match and it goes to the Chelsea captain.

Aurier beats Chilwell to the ball, gets a bit of a tug and throws himself to the ground. So unnecessary from Chelsea’s point of view, no need for that foul on the halfway line.

The hosts can’t clear the free-kick, Awoniyi pins Silva and turns him... can’t get the shot on target!

15:32 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Gusto looks to get past Aina, but the Nottingham Forest man gets his body in the way and wins a cheap free-kick.

Been a good start to the match from Aina, he’s done well against Gusto and Sterling on that wing.

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15:30 , Matt Verri

Taiwo Awoniyi is causing Chelsea huge problems today.

Nottingham Forest haven’t got a lot going forward but his physicality is sometimes enough on its own... and he has scored in each of his last seven league games.

15:28 , Matt Verri

26 mins: Silva hauls Awoniyi to the ground. Can’t have any real complaints about that, but still tries his best.

Gibbs-White swings it into the box, good ball in but Chelsea clear. Nodded back into the middle, falls for Awoniyi and he lashes over the bar from close range.

Should really have scored.

15:26 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Gallagher rides the challenges, pokes the ball wide to Aurier and then appears to get cleaned out by Aurier. Referee not interested though.

A lot of strong challenges have been let go so far, it has been consistent to be fair.

15:23 , Matt Verri

21 mins: Chance!

Caicedo robbed on the edge of his own area, doesn’t win a free-kick. Awoniyi tries to slide in Gibbs-White, pass is intercepted.

Chelsea straight on the attack themselves, Sterling plays the ball into the middle but Chilwell can’t sweep it home. He was the most advanced player there.

15:22 , Matt Verri

20 mins: Another brief pause, as Fernandez takes a blow to his head. Collided with Yates, looks like both will be fine to continue.

Very stop-start so far, Chelsea unable to keep the pressure on for sustained spells.

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15:19 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have been well on top in the ‘transfer-lover derby’.

They have just been far better in possession. Sterling looks dangerous again, but Forest have defended their box well.

15:17 , Matt Verri

15 mins: Chelsea continue to threaten, goal doesn’t feel too far away.

Chilwell gets in behind down the left, squares it across the face of goal but Jackson can’t catch up with it.

Gallagher then tries his luck from the edge of the box, just wide!

15:15 , Matt Verri

14 mins: We’re back!

Looks like the batteries have been changed, can expect us to have a lot of first-half stoppage time now.

Chelsea straight back on the front foot, Sterling fires a ball through to Jackson and he should really have taken it in his stride. Would have been in on goal.

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15:12 , Matt Verri

The refereeing radio system is down at Stamford Bridge causing a pretty long stoppage.

He is currently having a new receiver being attached to his clothing.

15:12 , Matt Verri

10 mins: Referee waves play on two, three, four times as the challenges come in. Yates then pushes his luck though, goes in late on Gallagher and this time the whistle does go.

Official is over to the touchline for a quick word with Pochettino and Cooper, although it looks like the issue is with his communication. Play has been paused.

15:10 , Matt Verri

8 mins: Forest with a free-kick on halfway, unsurprisingly they decide to lump it long into the box.

Ball bobbles around, Awoniyi is lurking but Sanchez is relieved to see it bounce into his arms. Chelsea quickly up the other end, Gusto’s cross charged down and easily claimed by Sanchez.

15:07 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Chilwell so advanced in the opening minutes, he’s probably been Chelsea’s biggest threat.

On the other flank Gusto gives it away cheaply, but Caicedo does well to hold up the counter and force Forest to turn back.

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15:04 , Matt Verri

Nice to see Ola Aina back at Stamford Bridge. One of the many Chelsea academy graduates having solid careers elsewhere.

15:04 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Brilliant defending from Aina, just as Sterling looked certain to bundle the ball home at the back post!

Chelsea have flown out of the blocks. Chilwell whips the resulting corner in, comes to Gusto on the edge of the box and he can only clip it straight out of play.


15:01 , Matt Verri

We are up and running in west London!

Here we go...

14:55 , Matt Verri

Teams are in the tunnel at Stamford Bridge, final chance for them to pick up points before the international break.

Chelsea have had a strong week in west London so far, with wins over Luton and AFC Wimbledon. They need to make that three from three.

Ten minute warning!

14:51 , Matt Verri

Not long now!

14:45 , Matt Verri

Kick-off coming up at Stamford Bridge in just 15 minutes.

Warm-ups almost done, and it’s a glorious day in London. Perfect conditions for the two sides.

Forest made a rapid start at Old Trafford a week ago, they were two goals up inside four minutes. Chelsea need to be alert right from the off.

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Southgate backs Colwill to become England regular

14:34 , Matt Verri

Gareth Southgate believes Levi Colwill’s “maturity” can help the Chelsea defender become an England regular.

Colwill earned his first senior England call-up on Thursday after nailing down a starting spot at Stamford Bridge under Mauricio Pochettino.

The 20-year-old shone on loan at Brighton last term and trained with the senior England squad in June before helping the Under-21s win the European Championship without conceding a goal.

“He has the ability to defend the box well like any young defender,” said England manager Southgate. “He showed a really good temperament in the League last year, and in the summer with the Under-21s he was outstanding.”

Click here for his full comments!

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14:28 , Matt Verri

Cooper: Everyone on the pitch must be strong

14:21 , Matt Verri

Steve Cooper has urged the officials to be “strong” at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Nottingham Forest were furious with the officiating at Old Trafford in their defear to Manchester United last weekend, and while the Forest boss did not name the officials, his comments suggested he was sending a mesage to them.

“This is another tough away game in a big stadium in terms of standing up and being strong,” Cooper said.

“That’s everyone on the pitch. Everybody. So it’ll be interesting to see how that goes, especially after what happened last weekend.

“People have looked at our run of away games against the top teams in the league. There’s another on Saturday and I want everyone on the pitch to be of the right, strong mentality.”


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14:13 , Matt Verri

Unsurprising to see Chelsea unchanged from the 3-0 win over Luton in the Premier League as many players were rested in midweek. It’s a sign Mauricio Pochettino knows his best XI.

Chelsea are boosted by Cole Palmer’s arrival on the bench. He will likely make his debut today and looks very relaxed in and around the stadium ahead of kick-off after his £40million move from Manchester City.

Deivid Washington makes Chelsea’s bench for the first time. He replaces the departed Mason Burstow, who went on loan to Sunderland on deadline day. Mykhailo Mudryk also returns from injury.

Chelsea unchanged

14:09 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino opts for the same side that beat Luton eight days ago.

That means Conor Gallagher starts, despite speculation over his future yesterday, while Cole Palmer has to settle for a place on the bench and will have to wait to make his debut.

Just the one change for Nottingham Forest, with Brennan Johnson, who has joined Tottenham for £45million, replaced by Orel Mangala. Nuno Tavares is among the substitutes.

Nottingham Forest team news

14:03 , Matt Verri

Nottingham Forest XI: Turner, Boly, Worrall, McKenna, Aurier, Mangala, Danilo, Aina, Yates, Gibbs-White, Awoniyi

Subs: Tavares, Aguilera, Kouyate, Wood, Felipe, Niakhate, Elanga, Montiel, Horvath

Chelsea team news

14:01 , Matt Verri

Chelsea XI: Sanchez, Disasi, Silva, Colwill, Gusto, Caicedo, Fernandez, Gallagher, Chilwell, Sterling, Jackson

Subs: Palmer, Washington, Petrovic, Cucurella, Mudryk, Madueke, Ugochukwu, Maatsen, Bergstrom.

Pochettino: I need to make sure I’m here in a few years

13:52 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino joked he needs to ensure he is at Chelsea long enough to enjoy the the impact of the big spending.

More than a £1bn has been spent over the last three transfer windows, with an emphasis on youth, but Pochettino knows there is a need for immediate results.

“My success is going to be if we win today, not tomorrow, in one year or two years,” the Chelsea boss said.

“I’m not going to use the excuse that we need to build something for the future. I don’t want to give excuses to the players or the fans, I want to win.

“If we don’t win I know what is going to happen. That is the reality. You can sign the players, then you need to create the environment and create the dynamic that is going to get you close to winning.

“It’s about the plan. The problem is we invest today but maybe we will be rewarded in a few years. I need to be sure that I am here! All the sacrifice and effort today, I want to be here when the good things happen for the club.”

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In the building!

13:44 , Matt Verri

So far this season...

13:40 , Matt Verri

A bit of everything so far from Chelsea in the Premier League, with a draw, a win and a defeat.

Their four points have all come at home and they can the chance to add to that this afternoon - anything other than another three to their tally would be a disappointment.

Forest have been strong at home too, beating Sheffield United, but they have been beaten on the road by Arsenal and Man United.

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Palmer move a risk for all parties

13:29 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino believes his squad will be “complete” after Chelsea finalised a surprise late deal for Cole Palmer, but fitting him in at Stamford Bridge may be a puzzle.

The Blues identified the forward as a transfer target weeks ago and their interest has been driven by talent spotter Joe Shields, who knows the 21-year-old from his time as head of academy recruitment and talent management at Manchester City.

There is no doubt Palmer is a talent. He was one of England’s best players in their European Under-21 Championship triumph this summer, he scored a brilliant goal against Arsenal in the Community Shield this month and some have compared him to Phil Foden.

But £45million is a lot, given he has made just three Premier League starts, and it is not obvious where he fits in at Chelsea among their glut of attacking options.

As their transfer spending since last summer ticks over £1billion, do Chelsea really need to splash out more money on yet another forward?

Read Nizaar Kinsella’s full piece on that there!

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Stage is set!

13:22 , Matt Verri

Hudson-Odoi: Massive to sign for Forest

13:07 , Matt Verri

Callum Hudson-Odoi explained his decision to leave Chelsea to join Nottingham Forest on deadline day.

The winger, 22, departed Chelsea after 15 years on the books at Stamford Bridge, where he scored 16 goals in 126 games.

Hudson-Odoi has signed a three-year contract at the City Ground with Forest accepting a sell-on clause as part of their tenth major addition of the summer.

“It’s massive for me to be here and I can’t wait to get started,” he said after being given the No14 shirt.

“It’s a new chapter for me. I know a couple of the boys already which was a big thing for me, and I obviously know the manager well, so it’s nice to be here and see familiar faces around.

“Forest are a big club which won two massive trophies in its history and I’m really excited to play at The City Ground. I know all about the atmosphere having watched a couple of times and I can’t wait to get playing in front of the Forest fans.”

Hudson-Odoi worked with Steve Cooper in the England youth set-up, as part of the victorious Under-17 World Cup winning side in 2017.

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Palmer settling in

12:58 , Matt Verri

Former Manchester City duo to shine at Stamford Bridge?

Cole Palmer completed his move to Chelsea on deadline day, City taking a risk in letting him join the Blues for £45m.

The 21-year-old caught up with Raheem Sterling yesterday...

Standard Sport prediction

12:52 , Matt Verri

Forest are once again set for a relegation scrap and should be put away convincingly by Chelsea - on paper, anyway.

In reality, this will be a tighter affair with the visitors set to get their moments on the counter. However, you’d still back Chelsea to edge it and secure the win.

Chelsea to win, 2-1.

Nottingham Forest team news

12:46 , Matt Verri

Joe Worrall is back from his ban for Nottingham Forest, who hope to add a couple of new signings to their squad in time to make their debuts.

Wayne Hennessey, Scott McKenna and Orel Mangala are absent with Danilo a doubt after suffering a hamstring issue. Felipe could return.

Callum Hudson-Odoi was not registered to face his old club and neither were fellow deadline day arrivals Nicolas Dominguez or Odysseas Vlachodimos.

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Chelsea team news

12:40 , Matt Verri

Chelsea could today welcome back Mykhailo Mudryk from injury, while Cole Palmer is pushing for a debut.

Palmer is ready to make his first appearance for Chelsea but it will likely come from the bench as Mauricio Pochettino urged caution with the £40million signing from Manchester City.

Mudryk missed the last two matches with a tight muscle but is in contention to play. Otherwise, Pochettino has a sizeable lift of nine players out the 3pm kick-off.

Christopher Nkunku, Reece James, Armando Broja, Benoit Badiashile, Wesley Fofana, Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, Romeo Lavia and Marcus Bettinelli have all been ruled out.

Predicted Chelsea XI: Sanchez; Disasi, Colwill, Silva; Gusto, Fernandez, Caicedo, Gallagher, Chilwell; Sterling, Jackson

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How to watch Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest

12:34 , Matt Verri

TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the game will not be televised live due to the 3pm Saturday blackout for football games.

Live blog: You can still follow all the action right here with us, featuring expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella at the ground.

Good afternoon!

12:28 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest!

It’s the final match for these sides before the international break, with Chelsea looking to make it three wins on the bounce across all competitions.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 3pm BST from Stamford Bridge. Stay with us!

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