Chelsea host Nottingham Forest in what could be a tricky FA Cup third-round tie for Frank Lampard’s Blues.

Forest are flying high in fourth place in the Championship, and will be confident of testing Chelsea in west London.

Date: Sunday, January 5th, 2020.

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London.

Kick-off time: 2:01pm GMT.

Prediction: Chelsea 3-1 Nottingham Forest

The visitors will be confident of causing Chelsea problems, especially given the Blues’ struggles at home this season.


An early goal could unsettle Lampard’s men, but you’d back them to have enough quality in the second half to progress.

 

Tickets

Tickets for the match are currently sold out, but Chelsea still have hospitality packages available – click here for more information.

How to watch

The match will not be shown on TV or streamed online in the UK, but you can follow all the action on our LIVE match blog.

Head to head (H2H) history and results

  • Chelsea wins: 39
  • Draws: 28
  • Forest wins: 26
  • Chelsea beat Forest 2-0 in the FA Cup third round at the Bridge last season.

Betting Odds

  • Chelsea to win: 1/5
  • Forest to win: Between 13/1 and 14/1
  • Draw: 7/1
  • (Top tip) 3-1 Chelsea win: 8/1

Odds provided by Betfair Exchange. Click here for more odds.

Team news

Chelsea: Marcos Alonso is out with a buttock injury, while a bug going around has left boss Lampard suffering along with one or two players.

Injury list: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (calf), Olivier Giroud (ankle), Marco van Ginkel (knee), Fikayo Tomori (bug)

Predicted lineups

Chelsea XI: Caballero; Lamptey, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson; Kovacic, Barkley; Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Pedro; Batshuayi​

Forest XI: Samba; Cash, Figueiredo, Worrall, Chema; Watson, Sow; Lolley, Semedo, Ameobi; Grabban​

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