Match Today: Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest 01-01-2023 English Premier League
2022 has been a difficult year for both Chelsea and Nottingham Forest in the Premier League and both teams will be aiming for a better start in 2023.
They will face off in their first league assignment for the new year, as Nottingham hosts this London derby.
Nottingham Forest will enter this match, occupying 19th place with 13 points, while Chelsea ranks eighth with 24 points. In his last game, Nottingham suffered a 3-0 defeat away to Manchester United and stayed a point short of the safety zone as they struggled to cope with the pace of the play-offs.
Eight points collected from their last six league games have boosted their hopes of survival, and a win over Liverpool in that spell will give them confidence they can break through here. All three of their wins in the 16 league games they have played this season have come at home and Nottingham will be looking to add to them, especially since this is a match they are unbeaten in their four home league matches. But they need to improve their defence, after conceding 10 times in their last four league matches. in three of their last four matches.
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest
While Chelsea's 2-0 win over Bournemouth on their last outing resulted in their first clean sheet in eight matches across all competitions, they had failed to win or score in the three matches before that one and it was their first two-goal win in nine matches. The Blues don't do well on offense; They are the lowest scorers in the top ten in this round with 19 goals, while in the 15 games they played, they conceded 17 goals.
Chelsea have lost three of their last four league games and just one win in five. They entered this match winless in their last three away matches and had lost each of their last two matches.
The Blues are plagued by injuries to a number of key players, including N'Golo Kante, who missed the better part of the season, and defenders Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana and Rhys James. Chelsea have had the upper hand in this match over the years. They have defeated Nottingham Forest in each of their last six meetings.
Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea
On the other hand, Chelsea achieved six consecutive victories over Nottingham Forest. Nottingham Forest have conceded 10 goals in their last four league matches. Chelsea have had clean sheets in their last eight matches.
Chelsea have lost three in their last four league games Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their four home league games. Chelsea have not performed well, but after returning to action with a win over Bournemouth, they will be confident coming into this match.
They dominated Nottingham Forest, which is important because they are facing a team coming from a 3-0 defeat. Nottingham Forest have struggled to settle in the Premier League and this is another tough game for them.