Chelsea Starting XI Prediction vs  Nottingham Forest (FA Cup 3rd Round)

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With the transfer ban reduced to just that one window, Chelsea FC are now open for business again this January. That is a very welcome development to Christian Pulisic, the team’s only real major addition from last January.

“It is normal that teams look to improve and and if players do come in there is competition, that is how it goes,” said the 21-year-old who’s had a roller coaster first season at Chelsea thus far. “So we’ll be ready for that and hopefully we’ll have players that come in and want to help us.”

Up next is a third round FA Cup clash at home against Nottingham Forest. Let’s take a look at who manager Frank Lampard may select for his Chelsea FC first team in this one.

Chelsea Starting XI Prediction vs  Nottingham Forest (FA Cup 3rd Round) 

    Pulisic      Batshuayi   Hudson-Odoi

     Mount   Kovacic    Barkley

        Lamptey    Marc Gueh     Zouma    Emerson

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Also, ICYMI here’s a link to the special retro kit that the Blues will be wearing this weekend. 

Chelsea FC vs Nottingham Forest FYIs

Kickoff: Sun Jan 5, 2:01pm

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Chelsea form (all competitions): WLWLWD

Nottingham Forest form (all competitions): DLLWWW

Referee: Peter Bankes

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All time series: Chelsea wins 39, Draws 28, Nottingham Forest wins 26

Prediction: Chelsea 3, Nottingham Forest 1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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