Chelsea lost points against Nottingham Forest in their English Premier League match. Serge Aurier stopped the Blues on their way to victory after holding the lead for 47 minutes.
Chelsea left the field with a 1-1 draw against bottom-of-the-table Nottingham on Sunday (January 01) at the City Ground.
This season is not going well for Chelsea. Even if the coach changed, their fate did not change. They lost 5 against 7 wins in 16 matches. The remaining 4 matches are in the account of the draw. With 25 points, they are in the eighth position of the table.
They lost league matches against Arsenal, Newcastle and Aston Villa before heading into the World Cup break. After the break, however, they won against Bournemouth on December 27. But after a break of 4 days, they lost points against a relatively weak team Nottingham.
At the beginning of the match, however, Chelsea was ahead. In the 16th minute, English striker Raheem Sterling gave the team the lead. Nottingham defender Willy Boley tried to take possession of Christian Pulisic’s cross that led to Habertz. But unfortunately, the ball goes to an unguarded Sterling. The English striker did not miss the opportunity. Henderson, who was in goal with a strong shot, gave Chelsea the lead.
He kept Chelsea in the lead until the 62nd minute of the match. In the 63rd minute, Bolly’s pass was met by Ivorian right-back Serge Aurier with a powerful shot from the left edge of the D-box.
Nottingham equalized. Blues coach Graha Potter could not bring the team back to the lead despite changing several players for the rest of the match. In the end, the two teams had to leave the field after sharing the points.
Nottingham is in 18th place, one point ahead of Chelsea. They have 14 points in 17 matches.