Chelsea 2 – 0 N. Forest at Stamford Bridge

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Frank Lampard’s side are in FA Cup third round action as they face Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

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This is the fifth meeting between the two sides in the FA Cup, with Chelsea winning the previous four encounters.

Frank Lampard’s side come into this game in patchy form, and we are likely to see rotation due to a congested fixture list as the Blues chase a top four place in the Premier League.

Forest come into this game fourth in the Championship table having won their last three games in a row.

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here is a break from Premier League action for Chelsea as it is FA Cup third round weekend.

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It is the stage of the competition where teams from both the Championship and Premier League join the action, with the Blues facing Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

It is a repeat of the fixture from the exact same stage last season.

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Loftus-Cheek was establishing himself as a key member of Maurizio Sarri’s squad at the end of last season.

However, in the post-season friendly ahead of the Europa League final, Loftus-Cheek suffered the same injury as Hudson-Odoi as he ruptured his Achilles’ tendon.

Loftus-Cheek is working towards a return as soon as possible and has been keeping fans updated with his progress.

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