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Nottingham Forest vs. Chelsea live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Premier League match

Chelsea begin 2023 with a Premier League trip to the City Ground to take on Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest on January 1.

The Blues stormed back into action after the World Cup break, with a 2-0 home win over Bournemouth, as Forest slipped to a 3-0 loss away at Manchester United.

Graham Potter has enjoyed a prolonged period with the majority of his squad during the World Cup break but a relegation battle looms large for Cooper’s Forest.

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.

MORE: Watch every Premier League match live with fuboTV in Canada

Nottingham Forest vs. Chelsea live score

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Nottingham Forest vs. Chelsea live updates, highlights from Premier League

105 mins from kickoff: Nottingham Forest are looking to win consecutive Premier League home games within the same season for the first time since their final two of the campaign at the City Ground in May 1999, when they were last in the divison.

Each of their last six home wins in the top-flight has seen them keep a clean sheet. Beware if you let one in, Forest fans: you’ve not won any of your last 26 at home when conceding at least once, losing 15 along the way since a 2-1 win over Spurs in January 1997.

120 mins from kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ coverage of Nottingham Forest and Chelsea’s opener in 2023! Chelsea haven’t enjoyed the first game of the calendar year in recent times, drawing four and losing their last two.

They last had a longer winless run in their opening game of a year between 1929 and 1938, drawing four and losing six. Time for that to change? Forest will hope not as they plot a return to winning ways.

Nottingham Forest vs. Chelsea predicted lineups

Cooper will make a late call on Jesse Lingard’s fitness, after he was forced off with a muscle injury, in the defeat to his former side at Old Trafford.

First choice goalkeeper Dean Henderson is back in the team after being ineligible to face his parent club last time out.

Nottingham Forest predicted starting XI (4-3-3): Henderson (GK) — Williams, Boly, Worrall, Lodi — O’Brien, Freuler, Mangala — Johnson, Lingard, Awoniyi

Potter is still battling against a lengthy injury list at Chelsea, with Reece James now sidelined, but Hakim Ziyech and Mateo Kovacic should return to the squad after an extended post-World Cup rest.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Arrizabalaga (GK) — Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella — Mount, Jorginho, Gallagher — Pulisic, Havertz, Sterling

What time is Nottingham Forest vs. Chelsea kick off?

This Premier League clash will kick off at the City Ground on Sunday, January 1 at 4:30 p.m local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Kickoff time
USA 11:30 ET
Canada 11:30 ET
UK 16:30 GMT
Australia 03:30 AEDT*
India 22:00 IST
Hong Kong 00:30 HKT*
Malaysia 00:30 MYT*
Singapore 00:30 SGT*
New Zealand 05:30 NZDT*

*Game starts on January 2 in these time zones

Nottingham Forest vs. Chelsea live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:

  TV channel Streaming
USA Peacock
Canada fuboTV
UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go, NOW TV
Australia Optus Sport
New Zealand Sky Sport Sky Sports
India Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports 3 Asia Star Sports Select
Hong Kong 620 Now Premier League TV, Now Player, 621 Now Premier League 1 now TV
Malaysia Astro Super Sport 3 Super Sport
Singapore 221 Hub Premier 1, 222 Hub Premier 2 StarHub TV+

UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with selected matches on Amazon Prime. Sky has the rights to this match.

USA: This match can be streamed on NBC’s Peacock platform.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via fuboTV in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport. 

India: Star Sports network has the rights to show Premier League matches in India. As well as an English broadcast on Star Sports Select, select matches will be available via regional feeds on Star Sports 3 (in Bengali, English, Kannada, Malayalam), Star Sports 1 (Bangla) and Star Sports 1 (Tamil).

MORE: Watch every Premier League match live with fuboTV in Canada

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