Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea - Kick-off time, TV channel and team news

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Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea - Kick-off time, TV channel and team news
Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea - Kick-off time, TV channel and team news

Chelsea travel to face Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on New Year’s Day as they aim to get 2023 off to the perfect start with a win.

The Blues ended their five-game winless run in the top flight with a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on their return to action on Tuesday and are now targeting another three points to close the gap between themselves and the top four.

But looking to pull off a shock result is Premier League new boys Forest, who suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United five days ago. However, they are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions on home soil.

When is Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea?

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea will kick-off at 4:30pm on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at the City Ground.

This will be the first Premier League meeting between the two sides since February 1999, although they did meet as recently as January 2020 in an FA Cup third round clash at Stamford Bridge.

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First half strikes from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ross Barkley were enough to send the Blues through to the next round of the FA Cup, exactly 12 months on from the same fixture in the same competition that also ended 2-0 to the hosts.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea - Kick-off time, TV channel and team newsKai Havertz opened the scoring for Chelsea in their 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on Tuesday (Getty Images)

Will Chelsea have enough to overcome Nottingham Forest on Sunday? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

How to watch

The game will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR, while Sky customers can stream this via SkyGo and watch in-game clips on the Sky Sports website and app. Coverage will begin at 4pm.

Alternatively, highlights will also be available on Match of the Day 2 at 22:50 on BBC One, which is available to stream via BBC iPlayer and the BBC iPlayer app.

Match odds

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea odds from Betfred

  • Nottingham Forest - 4/1

  • Draw - 3/1

  • Chelsea - 4/6

*odds subject to change

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Team news

Despite being outclassed by Man United just five days ago, Nottingham Forest will take confidence from their current five game unbeaten run on home soil and will hope to make the most of it once more in order to take points off Chelsea on Sunday.

Steve Cooper will be able to welcome back Dean Henderson in goal, while Jesse Lingard (thigh) will also hope to shake off his issue in time to feature. Morgan Gibbs-White (calf) could also return if he passes a late fitness test but Cheikhou Kouyate (thigh), Moussa Niakhate (thigh), Omar Richards (calf) and Giulian Biancone (knee) are out.

As for Chelsea, Tuesday’s victory over Bournemouth proved they still have enough quality in their injury-hit side to pick up all three points. However, if Graham Potter fails to welcome back any first team stars from injury, he is likely to name an unchanged lineup.

One enforced change will be that of Reece James (knee), who picked up a fresh injury on his return to action five days ago. Mateo Kovacic and Hakim Ziyech could be available following their returns from international duty but Ben Chilwell (thigh), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (calf), Wesley Fofana (knee), N’Golo Kante (thigh) and Armando Broja (knee) are out.

Tom Malley

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