Chelsea managed to draw the tie to 1 goal at the home of Nottingham Forest

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No one managed to take advantage at the City Ground stadium, in the one-goal tie between Nottingham and the Blues, on date 18 of the England – Premier League 2022-2023 tournament.

With a goal from Raheem Sterling, they started winning the visit early in the first half, but Serge Aurier managed to equalize for the locals 62 minutes into the second half.

Nottingham Forest midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White popped a shot off the post in the 54th minute of the second half, missing a chance to equalize the match.

Chelsea were unable to win despite superior possession to their opponent: 69% over 31% local to Nottingham Forest.

The figure of the meeting was Serge Aurier. The Nottingham Forest defender was important as he scored 1 goal and cleared 5 dangerous balls.

On the other hand, Thiago Silva was key. The Chelsea defender was important as he recovered 3 balls and cleared 5 dangerous balls.

After 86 minutes into the second half, Nottingham Forest midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White embarrassed Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher with a colossal pipe.

With many fouls, there was an intense game with many interruptions on the field. There were several warnings: Ryan Yates, César Azpilicueta, Conor Gallagher and Renan Lodi.

Nottingham manager Steven Cooper secured a 4-4-2 formation on the field with Dean Henderson in goal; Serge Aurier, Joe Worrall, Willy Boly and Renan Lodi on defense; Ryan Yates, Remo Freuler, Orel Mangala and Morgan Gibbs-White in the middle; and Brennan Johnson and Taiwo Awoniyi on offense.

For their part, those led by Graham Potter planted themselves with a 4-5-1 strategy with Kepa Arrizabalaga under the three sticks; César Azpilicueta, Kalidou Koulibaly, Thiago Silva and Marc Cucurella in defense; Denis Zakaria, Jorginho, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic in midfield; and Kai Havertz up front.

The match at the City Ground was officiated by referee Peter Bankes.

For the next date, Nottingham will visit Southampton. On the other hand, the Blues will receive Manchester City.

The local ranks eighteenth with 14 points, while the visitor ranks 25 points and ranks eighth in the tournament.

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