Nottingham Forest v Chelsea LIVE: Premier League result and reaction as Blues edge thriller

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Late goals from Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson lifted Chelsea to a 3-2 Premier League victory at Nottingham Forest that left the hosts mathematically still in danger of relegation.

Mykhailo Mudryk also scored for Mauricio Pochettino’s team, who are seventh in the table with two games remaining. Forest are 17th and three points clear of 18th-placed Luton Town, but with a vastly superior goal difference that should ensure their Premier League survival. Both Forest and Luton have a game remaining.

Chelsea got on the scoreboard in the sixth minute when Cole Palmer sent a through ball to Mudryk, who swept a shot into the far bottom corner. Strikes from Willy Boly in the 16th minute and Callum Hudson-Odoi in the 74th made for a carnival atmosphere at the City Ground.

But Sterling scored the equaliser in the 80th minute and then Jackson silenced the Forest crowd two minutes later when he headed in a cross from skipper Reece James.

Relive all the action from The City Ground below:

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea LIVE

  • Chelsea edge past Nottingham Forest 3-2 in the Premier League to move closer to securing a Europa League spot

  • Forest miss chance to mathematically secure survival but Luton’s earlier defeat means they’re all but safe

  • FULL-TIME! Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

  • 82’ – GOAL! Jackson completes the turnaround after lovely cross from James (NFO 2-3 CHE)

  • 80’ – GOAL! Sterling equalises by bending an effort past Sels (NFO 2-2 CHE)

  • 75’ – GOAL! Hudson-Odoi gives Forest the lead with a lovely curling effort (NFO 2-1 CHE)

  • 70’ – CROSSBAR! Hudson-Odoi clips bar with curled shot (NFO 1-1 CHE)

  • 62’ – POST! Chelsea now strike the post through Silva’s header (NFO 1-1 CHE)

  • 57’ – POST! Forest hit the woodwork again from Gibbs-White’s header before Wood blazes over (NFO 1-1 CHE)

  • 53’ – POST! Yates’s shot from outside the box strikes the foot of the post (NFO 1-1 CHE)

  • 16’ -GOAL! Boly’s header brings Forest level after VAR check (NFO 1-1 CHE)

  • 7’ – GOAL! Mudryk slots home after exquisite Palmer pass (NFO 0-1 CHE)

Nottingham Forest FC 2 – 3 Chelsea FC

Chelsea boost European hopes as late goals stun Nottingham Forest

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Chelsea continued their late surge for European qualification with a frantic 3-2 win at Nottingham Forest, who missed the chance to confirm their Premier League survival in style.

Goals from Mykhailo Mudryk, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson made it three successive wins for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who are now level with sixth-placed Newcastle with two games to go.

Pochettino, who has said his future at the club will be decided “in one week”, could yet lead the Blues into the Europa League or Europa Conference League, depending on Manchester United’s final league position and whether they win the FA Cup or not.

Chelsea boost European hopes as late goals stun Nottingham Forest

FT: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino is next to come in front of the Sky cameras.

“The best thing is the way that we always believe until the end,” he says.

“I am pleased because the players from the bench made a big impact so I am happy with our recovery. It was important for the team to finish the season strong, with the hope to start next season really well.

“If we are honest we were punished in our first 10 games. Our performance was good but we were not clinical and we wasted big chances. All the data said we were in a false position.

“After we beat Tottenham, in the last 24 games we are in the top four or five. The players believe in the way that we work”.

The Argentine finishes by saying that “if the owner is happy with my job we can continue”.

“I am always a coach who is thinking long term. All departments must be happy for us to be a good team to compete. I still have one more year in my contract and I am thinking to be here.”

FT: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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Reece James and Cole Palmer are speaking to Sky. The Chelsea captain says that it’s great to be back on the pitch.

“It’s been a long five months since I’ve played, so I’m happy I could make my comeback today and help the team.”

Palmer says that he’s happy James is back, adding that “everyone knows how good he is”.

James adds that Chelsea are learning every day, explaining that “we’re still young but we are improving and we’re coming strong at the end of the season”.

“Cole Palmer is one of the best in the world, I think personally. At City he didn’t play as much as he would like but he has come here and taken the chance with both hands.

“Slowly but surely we are finding our feet and reaching a level.”

Palmer replies that he “wouldn’t go that far, but it’s nice to hear”.

“This is my first season playing properly in the league. It was a very important win and now we focus on the next one,” he adds.

FT: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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For the home side, it’s another week until they can mathematically confirm safety, but a game against Burnley – who were relegated this afternoon – won’t provide enough of a turnaround for Luton to survive (barring arguably the biggest miracle the league has ever seen).

Matters are a little more complicated for Chelsea, who face a fight from Newcastle and Manchester United to qualify for next season’s European competitions.

Whatever happens, if Manchester United win the FA Cup, they’ll qualify for the Europa League. However, as that’s looking extremely improbable, it’s likely that whoever finishes sixth will qualify for the Europa League, with the seventh-placed team going into the Europa Conference.

Newcastle are level on points with Chelsea, but they have a 10-goal advantage in goal difference. Both sides have two games left to play: Chelsea visit Brighton before hosting Bournemouth on the final day, while Newcastle travel to Manchester United in midweek before their final game of the season away at Brentford.

Read more on European qualification below.

Which Premier League sides qualify for Europe this season?

FT: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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FT: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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FULL-TIME! A hugely entertaining game comes to an end and Chelsea take one more step towards European qualification after an enthralling turnaround between 80 and 83 minutes.

Forest will have to wait until next week to officially confirm their Premier League status next week, but the (tentative) partying can begin in Nottingham.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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97 mins: Forest have one more chance with an Aina long throw. It’s launched in but Cucurella clears, but the whistle still isn’t going. We’re into minute eight as Gibbs-white lashes at a half- volley, which goes behind.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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96 mins: Surely Forest’s last chance as Gibbs-White swings in a corner that Petrovic catches.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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95 mins: Forest looking like all they’ll have to do to stay up is avoid a 13-goal swing next week. You’d back them to do that.

The home side are still trying to get that ‘vital’ point though, as Gibbs-White wins a corner by heading it off James.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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93 mins: Elanga tries to take on James down the left, but it’s always a mismatch. Moments earlier, Dominguez was booked for a foul in modified.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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91 mins: Brilliantly worked by Chelsea as Palmer drives towards the box, skips past one challenge and lays it off to Sterling. He then plays one more pass across to Gusto, whose shot is blocked at the last second.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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89 mins: This result is harsh on Forest, and particularly Murillo, Danilo, Hudson-Odoi and Aina, who have played very well. Toffolo swings in a cross but Cucurella clears.

We’ll have seven minutes of added time.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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88 mins: Petrovic catches the ball in from the corner, and the result is looking set already. Nkunku wins a foul on halfway to give Chelsea some respite.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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86 mins: More changes, as Niakhate and Hudson-Odoi come off for Taiwo Awoniyi and Nicolas Dominguez.

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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84 mins: A perfect clipped ball from James and Chelsea have turned this game on its head. Jackson was booked for his celebrations.

Forest look a little lost now. In contrast, Chelsea look full of confidence, knocking it around nicely in defence and midfield.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea

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81 mins: GOAL! And Chelsea have turned it around!

Reece James gets away down the right after a ball over the top, and he hits a perfect half-volleyed cross that sails over Sels and is on a plate for Jackson, who simply heads into an open net!

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 2-2 Chelsea

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80 mins: GOAL! Anything Hudson-Odoi can do…

Textbook from Raheem Sterling, as the England winger collects the ball to the left of the Forest box. He cuts inside, takes a touch and bends an effort into the far corner!

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Chelsea

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79 mins: James’ first involvement is to make an overlapping run into the box and cut back a nice cross, but it’s turned behind.

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Chelsea

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78 mins: Gusto does well to carry it into the box, but his cross is wasteful.

Gallagher comes off for club captain Reece James.

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Chelsea

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77 mins: The City Ground is in a jubilant mood now. Niakhate is booked for taking too long over a free-kick.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 2-1 Chelsea

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74 mins: GOAL! And who else would it be?

Sels knocks it long and it runs to Morgan Gibbs-White, who surges towards the box and then spreads it wide to Hudson-Odoi.

The former Chelsea man cuts inside and bends a lovely effort past the defenders which nestles in the bottom corner of Petrovic’s net! Muted celebrations from the English winger.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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72 mins: Forest make some changes now. Montiel and Yates come off for Anthony Elanga and Harry Toffolo.

For Chelsea, Raheem Sterling replaces Mudryk.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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71 mins: Another Forest counter is led by Hudson-Odoi, and this time, rather than laying off a pass, he opts for the curled shot. It’s a decent effort which clips the bar as it goes over.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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68 mins: Forest counter again, once again with Hudson-Odoi down the left. He lays it off to another former Chelsea man, Ola Aina, who fizzes a low shot past the near post.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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67 mins: Appeals for handball as the balls seems to bounce off Murillo, but nothing doing for the VAR. Moments later, Jackson’s pass is just inches away from landing at Nkunku’s feet in the box.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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66 mins: Palmer’s effort crashes against the Forest wall, and Chelsea recycle possession.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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64 mins: Mudryk clips a long ball towards Jackson, but he’s isolated and loses the header.

Soon after, Palmer skips past Murillo’s challenge before being brought down right on the edge of the box by Danilo.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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62 mins: CLOSE! Nkunku wins a foul after gaining possession off Niakhate, and Palmer has a chance for a dangerous delivery.

It’s exactly that, and Thiago Silva gets a head to it, but it bounces against the far post.

Chelsea have been much better since their changes.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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60 mins: Chelsea in possession as we go past the hour mark, but they can’t fashion a chance.

Reece James is warming up on the sideline. This is his first time in the Chelsea squad in 2024.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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58 mins: Pochettino has seen enough and opts to make changes. Christopher Nkunku and Malo Gusto come on for Benoit Badiashile and Noni Madueke.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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56 mins: CLOSE! Madueke loses it to Danilo near halfway, before Aina collects and lays it off to Montiel. His ball across ends up at the feet of Hudson-Odoi, who clips an inviting ball in; Gibbs-White meets it by crashing a header against the post, and it bounces to Wood around four yards out, but he can only direct his volley over the bar!

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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55 mins: Caicedo plays a brilliant lofted through ball towards Palmer in the Forest box, and the Englishman tries to take it on the volley, but he scuffs it wide.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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52 mins: CLOSE! A lovely challenge from Aina wins the ball near the Chelsea box. Forest’s attackers exchange a few passes before it runs to Yates on the edge of the box, and he hits a low shot that crashes against the far post!

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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50 mins: Aina has done well to negate Madueke’s threat so far, and once again he slides in to stop the Englishman cutting inside.

Chelsea win it back soon after though, and the away side are having a good spell of possession.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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47 mins: Caicedo fouls Yates and Forest have a free-kick in a dangerous position. Gibbs-White delivers the ball in and Murillo meets it, but Chelsea briefly clear. It comes to Aina around 35 yards out, but his driven effort is well over.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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46 mins: Lovely play from Jackson to hold the ball up and then slip it to Mudryk. He drives towards the box and lays it to Madueke, who eventually loses possession.

Forest break and Gibbs-White lays it off to the overlapping Montiel, whose cross is cleared for a throw.

KICK-OFF! Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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KICK-OFF! The City Ground is in fine voice as the home team begin the second half. No changes from either side at half-time.

HT: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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So Forest are 45 minutes from guaranteed Premier League safety (even if they are already almost certainly safe anyway).

The City Ground has been rocking at times and the players have certainly played up to the atmosphere, as well as giving their fans something to shout about.

After some very promising opening stages and a lovely combination from Palmer and Mudryk, Chelsea have faltered somewhat. Nevertheless, Pochettino’s side will know they have more than enough in attack to hurt Forest, ruin their safety celebrations and take one step closer to European football next season.

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Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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HALF-TIME! The half comes to an end after Mudryk’s squared ball into the box runs behind the Chelsea attackers.

Both sides will be happy with parts of that half, though Chelsea will be disappointed that they failed to capitalise on a well-worked first goal.

Forest have had the better of the game since equalising, and they currently have what they need to mathematically ensure Premier League safety.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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49 mins: Gibbs-White tries to sweep an early cross into Wood, but Petrovic easily catches it.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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47 mins: Noni Madueke loses the ball near the Forest box after a tough challenge from Yates, and he stays down briefly.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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45 mins: There’ll be five minutes of added time.

Cucurella loses it cheaply near halfway and the home side counter. Murillo carries it out their half before slipping it to Hudson-Odoi, who drives towards goal and hits a deflected shot. It falls to Wood on the edge of the box, but unfortunately for the home fans, the New Zealander can’t make clean contact with it and it runs to Petrovic.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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44 mins: It’s petering out as the half comes to an end. Silva is there once again to stop a forest attack, this time nicking the ball off Wood in the Chelsea box.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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41 mins: Plenty of words between Montiel and Mudryk as they tussle at the near post. Palmer delivers the corner, but Sels manages to collect.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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40 mins: Ryan Yates has been down since that Badiashile shot, but he’s up after some treatment. Dominguez is warming up in case he’s required.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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39 mins: Gallagher delivers a wasteful ball in but it runs out to Badiashie, whose shot is deflected over.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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37 mins: Palmer can’t find the gap with the through ball, but Chelsea win the throw. Gallagher is brought down by Danilo, and the away side have a free-kick around 30 yards out.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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35 mins: Gibbs-White clips another inviting ball to the back post and it’s headed across goal again, but Silva does well to clear.

The outgoing Chelsea man – who’s on his way back to Copa Libertadores holders Fluminense – has looked comfortable so far. He’ll join fellow Brazil legend Marcelo at the Rio de Janeiro club.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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34 mins: Forest clear the corner and it runs to Hudson-Odoi. It’s a simple foot race towards goal between him and Gallagher, and the Forest man is brought down near the box.

Gallagher is booked after a brief VAR check for last man.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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33 mins: Some nice play from Chelsea as Palmer sees the opening between two Forest defenders and slides the ball through to Jackson, but he can’t direct his shot past Sels.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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32 mins: Palmer delivers the corner again, but it’s cleared at the near post and he’s offside from th return ball.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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31 mins: Great play from both Madueke and Aina, as the former takes it past the Forest defender on the right, but he does well recover with the sliding challenge.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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29 mins: Palmer feeds Jackson, who lays it off to Cucurella in the box, but there are too many Forest bodies and Boly clears.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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28 mins: Jackson tries to collect a through ball but it comes off his heel, and the home side win possession once more.

Moments later, Jackson is tackled well as he was bearing down on goal.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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26 mins: Gibbs-White tries to clip a ball over the top to Wood, but the New Zealander doesn’t have the pace to win the footrace with Badiashile.

A bit of a lull in activity over the last five minutes.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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24 mins: Silva clips a long ball forward but Niakhate does well to take it away from Jackson. He evades the tackle from his fellow countryman and Forest have possession once more.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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22 mins: Danilo takes the corner and Petrovic gets a hand to it. It still falls onto the head of Chris Wood, but he can’t direct his header goalwards.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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21 mins: Palmer loses the ball in midfield and Forest counter. The ball falls to Yates on the edge of the box, and his shot is deflected behind for a corner.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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19 mins: Almost lovely play from Jackson as his meandering run takes him past a couple of challenges and into the Forest box, but he fumbles it at the last and can’t get a shot away.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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18 mins: The goal is given after a brief VAR check. Forest one step closer to officially ensuring their safety!

Right away, they attack and Aina clips a ball towards Wood, who can’t direct his header across goal to Gibbs-White. He was offside anyway.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea

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15 mins: GOAL! And are Forest are level out of nowhere? It could be offside.

Anyway, Gibbs-White clips a ball towards the far post and Boly has a free header. He directs it towards goal and it takes a touch off the boot of Gallagher, which takes it into the bottom post past Petrovic.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea

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14 mins: Gallagher wins a corner from Niakhate and Chelsea have a chance to deliver a dangerous ball in.

Palmer takes, but it runs out to Murillo and Forest counter, with the Brazilian winning a free-kick after Badiashile brings him down.

The Frenchman is booked for his troubles.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea

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13 mins: Hudson-Odoi, who’ll likely feel he has a point to prove tonight, plays in a cross which bounces off the defender and then onto him and out for a goal kick.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea

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12 mins: Jackson gets away past Murillo on the right-hand side, and he plays an inviting cutback into the box, but it’s cleared.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea

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10 mins: Forest win the ball deep into the Chelsea half and Woods receives the ball in the box. His touch is poor so he has to cross rather than shoot, and it’s deflected. It bounces to Yates, but his shot flies well over.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 0-1 Chelsea

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8 mins: GOAL! Something out of nothing from Chelsea!

Silva lays it off to Palmer, who plays a lovely through ball to Mudryk on the left-hand side. The Ukrainian takes a touch to come across Boly, before sweeping it into the far corner.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Chelsea

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6 mins: A long throw-in from Aina, and Yates gets a head to it, but the looping effort goes harmlessly wide.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Chelsea

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5 mins: Chelsea clear the corner easily, but Forest win it back with Yates. Aina’s ball in is blocked, just before Hudson-Odoi’s is cleared.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Chelsea

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3 mins: Chelsea are enjoying some early possession here. Cucurella is providing that extra man in the middle, as popularised by Guardiola and Arteta.

Montiel breaks free down the right and fizzes in a cross towards Wood, but it’s cleared behind for a corner.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Chelsea

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1 min: The City Ground is absolutely rocking in the opening stages, as the relief and celebration of Forest fans finally comes out.

The home side have a chance almost immediately, as Chris Wood gets to a long ball over the top. He tries to lob the inrushing Petrovic, but the ‘keeper manages to catch it.

Should have scored really.

KICK-OFF! Nottingham Forest 0-0 Chelsea

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KICK-OFF! The away side get us started on a sunny afternoon on the banks of the Trent.

Can Chelsea take one step closer to European qualification? A reminder that Forest will still want to mathematically confirm their safety with at least a draw.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea LIVE

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Both teams are in the tunnel now, with a few smiles from the Forest players as they know they’ve almost confirmed safety.

The fans know too, and the City Ground is in fine voice as the players make their way onto the pitch.

How the teams are faring

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Not long to go until kick-off, so a reminder of the potential permutations for both sides.

Nottingham Forest are hovering just about the relegation zone on 29 points, having played one game less than 18th-placed Luton. A draw would mathematically guarantee their safety ahead of a final-day fixture away at Burnley, who were relegated earlier. Even if they fail to win, it would take a near-miracle for Forest to go down on the final day – namely a 13-goal swing in goal difference in favour of Luton.

Chelsea have a lot less to worry about, but are still hunting a place in Europe, and potentially the Europa League.

Pochettino’s side sit seventh, one place below Newcastle and one above Manchester United. They are three points behind the Magpies, and ahead of United due to a vastly superior goal difference.

A win would be a vital step towards European qualification ahead of their final two games, against Brighton and Bournemouth respectively.

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Is Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea on TV?

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Just 15 minutes until kick-off now, so here’s a reminder of how you can watch tonight’s game.

The game is due to kick-off at 5.30pm BST at The City Ground, and viewers in the UK can watch the match live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Subscribers can stream the action via Sky Go.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

Read on for all the information you need below.

Is Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea on TV? Time, channel and how to watch

Premier League results – Burnley relegated!

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Great news for Forest fans as kick-off looms. The club have almost guaranteed their Premier League status for next season, after losses for Burnley and Luton at the hands of Tottenham and West Ham respectively.

Burnley have been officially relegated after late Spurs goals, while Luton – while not officially relegated – are on the brink, and will go down today if Forest get at least one point.

Luton sit three points behind Forest having played a game more, and they have a -31 goal difference in comparison to Forest’s -18.

Mauricio Pochettino reveals stance over Chelsea future: ‘You need to ask us’

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Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that his Chelsea future does not only depend on the club’s owners, but also how he feels about the project moving forward.

The Argentine has endured a mixed season with the Blues, with speculation surrounding his future at Stamford Bridge, though chairman Todd Boehly has expressed his delight at recent form.

But with Chelsea now in contention to qualify for the Europa League, Pochettino has insisted he, too, must be “happy” for the project to continue beyond this season.

“Look, it’s not important. The most important thing is to keep going, working if we are all happy, not only the owners happy with us, or us, with all the organisation the club is building here because of them we are all under assessment,” Pochettino said.

“If we are happy, perfect. But it is not only if the owners are happy or the sporting directors happy. If we are happy, you need to ask us, also, because maybe we are not happy and we accept the situation and we need to split. It is not going to be the first time the coaching staff at the end of the season decide to not keep going.”

Mauricio Pochettino reveals stance over Chelsea future

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Some important Chelsea-related news, as it’s now known where Thiago Silva will head to after his final appearance for the side.

The Brazilian is set to rejoin his former club Fluminense on a two-year deal when his Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season.

The 39-year-old will return to the outfit with whom he spent three seasons between 2006-08, making 143 appearances, and has been given permission to join up with his new side prior to the expiry of his Stamford Bridge deal, which is up on July 1.

Thiago Silva set to return to Fluminense when Chelsea contract expires

Team news

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Mauricio Pochettino has named an unchanged side from the one that beat West Ham 5-0 last week.

Enzo Fernandez and Alfie Gilchrist remains sidelined, while Reece James comes back onto the bench after a long injury lay-off.

Team news

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Nuno Espirito Santo has made one change to the team that beat Sheffield United 3-1 last week.

Anthony Elanga drops to the bench, with Moussa Niakhate coming into a five-man defence.

Team news

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NOTTINGHAM FOREST XI: Sels, Montiel, Boly, Murillo, Niakhate, Aina; Gibbs-White, Yates, Danilo, Hudson-Odoi; Wood.

SUBS: Turner, Sangare, Kouyate, Awoniyi, Toffolo, Dominguez, Elanga, Origi, Omobamidele.

CHELSEA XI: Petrovic, Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella; Caicedo, Gallagher, Palmer; Madueke, Jackson, Mudryk.

SUBS: Bettinelli, Colwill, Disasi, Gusto, James, Ugochukwu, Casadei, Sterling, Nkunku.

Early team news

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Neco Williams is missing for the hosts as the result of a hamstring injury while Taiwo Awoniyi completed his return from injury last week and and is pushing for a starting place alongside Chris Wood up front.

Chelsea’s Axel Disasi, Malo Gusto and Raheem Sterling resumed training with the Blues and are all nearing full fitness after recent injuries. That trio returned to the matchday squad for against West Ham United last weekend and are in contention to start.

Thiago Silva will feature at some point for his final match at Stamford Bridge before leaving Chelsea in the summer.

Is Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture

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Forest come into the game sitting 17th in the league and just three points above the relegation zone meaning they are in serious threat of facing the drop should they lose to Chelsea today. A 3-1 victory over relegation rivals Sheffield United last time out holds them in good stead but Nuno Espírito Santo’s side will need to up their levels if they are to take points away from a Chelsea side that is gaining momentum.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Blues are unbeaten in their last three games and hammered David Moyes’ West Ham 5-0 last time out to jump up to seventh in the table. They are targeting a place in next season’s European competitions and need to keep winning if they are to finish above Newcastle and Manchester United.

The game is due to kick-off at 5.30pm BST on Saturday 11 May at The City Ground. Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage on the channel from 5pm. Subscribers can stream the action via Sky Go.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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Is Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea on TV? Time, channel and how to watch

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea LIVE

16:01 , Chris Wilson

Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of Saturday’s late kick-off between Nottingham Forest and Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men travel north hoping to take another step towards European qualification, while Nuno Espirito Santo’s Forest team are hoping to climb further towards Premier League safety.

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