Chelsea are set to play face Nottingham Forest in the Premier League's next matchday on May 13, 2023. Ahead of the Clash The Blues have finally ended a six-match winless run with a 1 - 3 victory against Bournemouth over the weekend.
Conor Gallagher opened the scoring of the match in the ninth minute with a strong header. However, Matias Vina found the back of Kepa's net to equalize 12 minutes later.
In the 82nd minute, Benoit Badiashile put his side ahead scoring his first-ever goal for the Blues. Joao Felix added his name to the scoresheet with a much-needed strike as Chelsea celebrated their first victory since the arrival of interim coach Frank Lampard.
Meanwhile, Forest are yet to host Southampton on May 8, Monday in a relegation clash.
*Chelsea injury News updated vs Nottingham Forest
With little to play for, Chelsea will make the trip to the south coast without a number of key players. Reece James and Mason Mount are guaranteed to miss out and could not be seen again until the end of the season. "Reece James is unavailable, probably for the season," Lampard said before the Brentford game.
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Reece had a hamstring he picked up in the Madrid game, he got through the game but we scanned it the following day," Lampard added. Meanwhile, Mount has been struggling for some time. "Mason Mount is the same. Potential for the last game of the season but probably not. That's obviously disappointing for us.
"Mason has been carrying this pelvic injury for quite a while, it pre-dates myself. We've been trying and the medical staff have been trying but we've got to the stage now where he'll have a minor surgery. Probably a four-week recovery and we know where that gets us to."
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Elsewhere, Kalidou Koulibaly is facing the prospect of missing the last five games of the season. "Yeah, [he's] out for a while still," Lampard said. "I think it will be a tight call for the season, he's working away.
Photo of Kalidou Koulibaly
"[I've] been impressed with him actually as a professional, he's doing his job very well. Unfortunately the injury is a bit of a tough one."
Marc Cucurella is also out. The 44 year-old said that he will be missing for another fortnight or so as defensive issues continue to plague the Blues. Marcus Bettenlli is also injured having missed the last game too. Armando Broja is the only other long-term absentee in the side and won't return until next season.
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* Chelsea results vs Nottingham Forest
Chelsea 2 - 0 Nottingham Forest
Chelsea 2 - 0 Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest 1 - 1 Chelsea
*Chelsea potential lineup vs Nottingham Forest
*Chelsea Table position in premier league
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