Chelsea and Nottingham Forest are going to face on Saturday the 13th of May at 3:00 pm in the 36th week of the Premier League. The match is going to be staged in London at the Stamford Bridge. The appointed referee is Paul Tierney.
Chelsea occupies the 11th place in the standings with 42 points. It comes from a 1-3 win against AFC Bournemouth in its last match in the Premier League. Up to now, it has won 11 times, draw 9 times, and lost 14 times.
Nottingham Forest occupies the 16th position in the league with 33 points. It comes from a 4-3 win against Southampton in its last match in the Premier League. As of now, it has won 8 times, draw 9 times, and lost 18 times.
These are the projected line-ups according to our predictions.
Chelsea has mostly adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up most used during the season (8 times or 23.53%).
Overall, it adopted the following line-ups: 4-2-3-1 (8 times), 3-4-2-1 (7 times), 4-3-3 (6 times), 3-5-2 (4 times), 3-4-3 (4 times), 4-2-2-2 (2 times), 3-5-1-1 (once), 3-1-4-2 (once) and 4-4-2 (once).
Frank Lampard is expected to play against Nottingham Forest with the following players: Kepa Arrizabalaga, César Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Benoît Badiashile, Trevoh Chalobah, Conor Gallagher, Enzo Fernández, N’Golo Kanté, Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke and Kai Havertz.
Granting that the line up is confirmed as above, the estimate average age of Chelsea would be 26.55.
Frank Lampard will probably not be able to employ Wesley Fofana because of injury.
Ben Chilwell, Kalidou Koulibaly, Cucurella, Reece James, Mason Mount and Armando Broja will definitely miss the match.
Nottingham Forest has mostly adopted the 4-3-3 line-up most used during the season (9 times or 25.71%).
Overall, it adopted the following line-ups: 4-3-3 (9 times), 3-4-2-1 (6 times), 4-3-2-1 (6 times), 4-3-1-2 (5 times), 3-4-1-2 (4 times), 4-2-3-1 (3 times), 5-3-2 (once) and (once).
Steve Cooper is expected to play against Chelsea with the following players: Keylor Navas, Felipe, Moussa Niakhaté, Joe Worrall, Danilo, Orel Mangala, Morgan Gibbs-White, Brennan Johnson and Taiwo Awoniyi.
In case that the line up is confirmed as above, the projected average age of Nottingham Forest would be 26.89.
There are doubts about the presence of Renan Lodi and Serge Aurier.
Steve Cooper will probably not be able to employ Jack Colback and Gustavo Scarpa because of injury.
Dean Henderson, Giulian Biancone, Willy Boly, Scott Mckenna, Omar Richards, Jonjo Shelvey, Neco Williams and Chris Wood will definitely miss the match.