Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea: Latest team news, injury latest, predicted lineup | Football

Nkunku was back on the pitch on Saturday (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea’s injury problems are beginning to ease as they look for a strong finish to the Premier League season.

The Blues are in action away to Nottingham Forest on Saturday evening having climbed into seventh place with their thumping 5-0 win over West Ham United last time out.

Christopher Nkunku made his first appearance since February after coming off the bench late on with Malo Gusto also returning having not featured since the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester City with a knee issue.

Levi Colwill was also back among the subs that day having recovered from a toe injury that has plagued him since early March with all three pushing for starts at the City Ground.

Reece James meanwhile has been stepping up his return in training and will hope to have some role to play before the season ends.

With Enzo Fernandez’s season over, Moises Caicedo and Conor Gallagher have struck up a fine partnership in midfield with a front four of Noni Madueke, Cole Palmer, Mykhailo Mudryk and Nicolas Jackson picking itself in recent weeks.

Chelsea remain without eight players in total with Romeo Lavia and Wesley Fofana still among the long-term absentees.

Reece James back in Chelsea training

James back in Chelsea training (Picture: Getty)

The Blues have three games of their season left to play, away to Forest and Brighton before returning to Stamford Bridge on the final day of the season.

Predicted Chelsea XI to face Nottingham Forest: Petrovic, Gusto, Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella, Caicedo, Gallagher, Madueke, Palmer, Mudryk, Jackson

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea kick-off time and TV channel

Forest vs Chelsea is slated for an evening kick-off on Saturday 11 May at 5:30pm BST.

The march will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League


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