Chelsea host Nottingham Forest at the Stamford Bridge
Chelsea host Nottingham Forest at the Stamford Bridge in a game from the third round of the FA Cup. This game is going to be played on Sunday in the rainy English capital. Here are our sure win prediction today for this clash.
This is Frank Lampard’s first participation in the FA Cup as Chelsea manager, so most likely the young tactician will try to do well. FA Cup could be one of Chelsea’s few opportunities for winning a trophy this season. The Blues can’t win the Premier League and winning the Champions League is always a complicated thing. We believe the Londoners will give their all in the FA Cup this season.
Few days ago Chelsea only won a point during their visit to Brighton & Hove Albion at the American Express. The club’s captain Cesar Azpilicueta opened the score for Chelsea in their first game for 2020, but Alireza Jahanbaksh equalised for the Seagulls with an incredible bycicle kick.
At this moment Frank Lampard can’t use the world champion Olivier Giroud, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marcos Alonso are also sidelined.
Nottingham Forest are currently playing in the Championship. The former European champions are 4th in the standings, so once again they will fight for an eventual return to the Premier League. It’d be a great day for English football when a great club like Forest returns to the elite division.
It’s a curious thing that Chelsea and Nottingham Forest met in the FA Cup on the exactly same date an year ago. Then Chelsea progressed in the competition after a 2-0 win under the management of Maurizio Sarri. It was Alvaro Morata who scored a brace for the Blues then.
That’s our sure win prediction today for the FA Cup fixture from the third round between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest on Sunday. We believe that the Blues will be very serious in this competition this season, so we expect to see them winning this one.