Mauricio Pochettino’s side comfortably beat Luton last time out in the Premier League but found things tougher in the Carabao Cup against League Two’s AFC Wimbledon.
With the international period looming, the Blues will be eyeing a win to send them into the break on a high as the early assessments of Pochettino’s reign are made.
For Forest, an incredibly difficult run of away games continues after narrow defeats at Arsenal and Manchester United, plus a trip to Manchester City coming up after facing Chelsea.
All four of their games so far this season have gone down to the wire with late goals and another rollercoaster encounter could be on the cards in the capital.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off today, Saturday, September 2, 2023.
The match will take place at Stamford Bridge in London.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest
TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the game will not be televised live due to the 3pm Saturday blackout for football games.
Live blog: You can still follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella at the ground.
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest team news
Chelsea XI: Sanchez, Disasi, Silva, Colwill, Gusto, Caicedo, Fernandez, Gallagher, Chilwell, Sterling, Jackson
Subs: Palmer, Washington, Petrovic, Cucurella, Mudryk, Madueke, Ugochukwu, Maatsen, Bergstrom
Nottingham Forest XI: Turner, Boly, Worrall, McKenna, Aurier, Mangala, Danilo, Aina, Yates, Gibbs-White, Awoniyi
Subs: Tavares, Aguilera, Kouyate, Wood, Felipe, Niakhate, Elanga, Montiel, Horvath
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest prediction
Forest are once again set for a relegation scrap and should be put away convincingly by Chelsea - on paper, anyway.
In reality, this will be a tighter affair with the visitors set to get plenty of chances. However, you’d still back Chelsea to edge it for a win.
Chelsea to win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Both of last season’s meetings ended in a draw, with Raheem Sterling scoring all three of Chelsea’s goals.
Chelsea wins: 40
Nottingham Forest wins: 26
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest match odds
Nottingham Forest: 6/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).