Defending FA Cup champions Chelsea begin the defence of their title when they host Nottingham Forest. The Blues are going through a rough patch with their forward line hampered by lack of form and fitness. Maurizio Sarri will want his side to get back some of the lost rhythm in this crucial Cup competition. A positive result is also needed to ease the pressure that is building on the Italian manager with some poor results in the premier league.
Cesc Fabregas will turn out for Chelsea one last time as several sources predict he will be moving to Monaco in the next few days. The veteran midfielder who had moved to the Blues from Barcelona was instrumental in Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho’s tenure helping the team win silverware. With the arrival of Sarri, he found limited opportunities and the writing was on the wall for the 2010 World Cup winner. William, Pedro and Olivier Giroud have been ruled out of the game with injuries which is bad news for Chelsea. Ruben Loftus-Cheek will lead the forward line for the home side as they look to score goals.
Nottingham Forest is managed by former Real Madrid assistant Aitor Karanka who knows a thing or two about managing big games. Lewis Gabban will undergo a late fitness test after he missed the game against Leeds with an injury. A shock 4-2 win over league leader Leeds did ease some of the pressure Karanka was facing after going five games without win. Tendayi Darikwa and Michael Hefele have their task cut out in the backline to stop the wave after wave of home attack that will be generated right from the kick-off.
Chelsea should win this game comfortably but that will not change Mariurizo Sarris’ opinion on some of the players who he wishes to offload in January.
When is Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest, FA Cup 2018-19 Football Match? Know Date, Time and Venue Details.
In the English Premier League (EPL), Chelsea takes on Nottingham Forest on January 05, i.e. Saturday. The game will take place at the Old Trafford, with the start time of 08.30 p.m (IST).
Where to Watch the Live Telecast of Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest, FA Cup Football Match?
The official broadcaster of the FA Cup in India is Sony Six. So the fans will be able to catch live match action on Sony Six and HD channels.
How to Watch the Free Live Streaming Online and Football Score Updates of Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest, FA Cup Football Match?
If you are looking where you can watch the online streaming of the match, then you can log on to Sony's live streaming service, i.e. Sony Liv.