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Nottingham Forest v Chelsea betting tips

DOUBLE CHANCE: Nottingham Forest or The Draw
Under 2.5 Goals
Half Time: Draw
Kai Havertz to Have 2 or More Shots on Target

*A Bet Builder with these bets pays at approximately 20/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

Sunday 4.30pm: Nottingham Forest v Chelsea
TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

Nottingham Forest and the Draw

At time of writing, Thomas Tuchel was sacked as Chelsea boss only 112 days ago. I genuinely would have believed you had you told me it was six months ago. Chelsea are a unique entity in and of themselves, of course. Now free of the stranglehold of the dirty oligarch money, their new venture looks less problematic but equally as turbulent.

A club that have always felt like their off-field situation totally altered their results on the pitch, even more than most, Chelsea are subject to the madness around them. Appointing Graham Potter was an attempt to make the club feel more balanced – an Englishman with no ego. That’ll work.

Except their win on December 27th brought an end to a run of five straight without a victory in the Premier League. Can you back them with any real confidence ahead of this one?.

Forest are that side where everyone is lacking a bit of confidence. Their press isn’t particularly good, they’re not that aggressive, they don’t keep the ball very well and they’ve no notable goalscorer. You’re wondering where I’m going with this.

Well, their best performances have come at home against sides who keep a lot of the ball. That 2-2 draw against Brentford might not seem like much, but it was a pretty big result given what they’ve done to some of the best teams in the league.

Also, that win over Liverpool. Nobody saw that coming. If you’re giving me a bigger price about Chelsea not being able to beat Forest, I’ll take that.

Under 2.5 Goals

For better or for worse, Potter had to rein in the exuberance that this Chelsea side played with before he arrived. Yes, in home games against sides with no confidence, you can spray it left, right and centre – you saw this in Potter’s win over Wolves.

But he’s made it a point of emphasis since that mortifying defeat to his former employers Brighton and Hove Albion to run a tighter ship. Two 1-0 defeats and a 2-0 win in the three games since is a clear indication that Potter will be more focused on winning games to-nil than scoring bucket loads and this approach should see this game play out rather harmlessly with Under 2.5 Goals.

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Half-Time: Draw

The one thing you can definitely accept here is Forest not going for it. They’re in dire need of some defensive structure given their league-worst 33-goal shipping.

Make sure your Bet Builder features that half-time draw.

Kai Havertz to Have 2 or More Shots on Target

One of the key issues facing Chelsea is their devolution from a side with big-name players in key positions to just an expensive array of talented players without any major identities.

Nobody knows what Chelsea’s long-term solution is at number nine and I think that pressure eeks into the players a little bit. Kai Havertz will be the one tasked with forcing it again, and he’s full of confidence after finding the net only five days ago. we’ll have him to have 2 or More Shots on Target.

Nottingham Forest v Chelsea Bet Builder tips

Nottingham forest or the Draw Double Chance
Under 2.5 Goals
Half Time: Draw
Kai Havertz to Have 2 or More Shots on Target

*A Bet Builder with these bets pays at approximately 20/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

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