Last time out Chelsea FC both scored goals, plural and won a game! Yes, hard to believe, but it’s true. Interim manager Frank Lampard, 44, has FINALLY won a game in 2023. During the victorious result, the supporters started singing “we’re not going to be relegated.” Very cheeky, but very appropriate too.
Up next is a visit from another relegation-threatened side, Nottingham Forest. Maybe the Tricky Trees can join Chelsea in securing safety in the Premier League for next season.
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest FYIs
Kick: Sat May 13, 3pm, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea Starting XI Prediction: go here
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
Google Result Probability: Chelsea 65% Draw 21% Nottingham Forest 14%
PL Standing: Chelsea 11th, 42 pts Nottingham Forest 16th, 33 pts
PL Form: Chelsea WLLLL Nottingham Forest WLWLL
Chelsea Team News
Lampard will be without the services of six players on the weekend. Left back Ben Chilwell is the newest to join the group of walking wounded, as he’s picked up a hamstring injury.
Elsewhere Marc Cucurella is set to miss out here due to a thigh issue, but could return to action before the end of the season. Another summer signing, Kalidou Koulibaly, will miss out here as well.
Finally, Reece James, Mason Mount and Armando Broja are all done for the rest of the campaign.
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