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Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea: English Premier League – BBC Sport

  • Following their 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge in September, Nottingham Forest are looking to complete their first league double over Chelsea since 1978-79, when they were reigning top-flight champions under Brian Clough.

  • Chelsea have won just two of their last 10 away league games against Nottingham Forest (D4 L4), winning 1-0 in November 1994 and 3-1 in February 1999.

  • Nottingham Forest have only lost their final home league match in one of their six previous Premier League campaigns (W4 D1), doing so against Sheffield United in 1992-93 with a 2-0 defeat that confirmed their relegation.

  • Following their 3-1 win at Sheffield United last time out, Nottingham Forest are looking to win consecutive Premier League games for the third time since their promotion in 2022 (previously January 2023 v Southampton and Leicester and December 2023 v Newcastle and Man Utd).

  • Though they’ve lost just one of their last 12 Premier League games (W6 D5), Chelsea are winless in their last five away from home (D4 L1). Indeed, the Blues have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 14 Premier League away games, since a 2-0 win at Fulham in October.

  • Chelsea’s Premier League games have seen 129 goals this season (F70 A59), the third most after Sheffield United (135) and Newcastle (134). Indeed, only in 2009-10 (135) have Chelsea’s games produced more goals (F103 A32).

  • Including penalties, Nottingham Forest have both scored the fewest (7) and conceded the most (27) set piece goals in the Premier League this season.

  • Chris Wood has scored more goals than any other Nottingham Forest player in the Premier League this season (12). However, no side has he faced more often without ever scoring in the competition than Chelsea (11).

  • Chelsea’s Nicolas Jackson has been involved in six goals in his last five Premier League games (4 goals, 2 assists), as many as in his previous 16 appearances (3 goals, 3 assists).

  • Cole Palmer has been involved in 30 Premier League goals this season, scoring 21 and assisting nine. The last Chelsea player to be involved in more was Eden Hazard in 2018-19 (31 – 16G 15A), while 2009-10 was the last time a Blues player scored more in a league campaign (Didier Drogba 29, Frank Lampard 22).

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