clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Chelsea 2-2 Nottingham Forest, Premier League: Post-match reaction; ratings

Three matches to go

Chelsea FC v Nottingham Forest - Premier League Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images

No win for us today.

Good football to show in the first half, neither.

With 85% possession in the first half, Chelsea conceded a goal thanks to both centre-backs and the goalkeeper clashing in an attempt to defend a single man in the box.

The second half offered a glimmer of hope with Raheem Sterling, Noni Madueke and Trevoh Chalobah working hard to salvage what remains of this Chelsea season/iteration. Their best efforts were still not enough to get us a second consecutive win ever since Frank Lampard returned to the club.

  • Édouard Mendy back between the posts, with Lewis Hall earning a start as left-back.
  • Subs are Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Mateo Kovacic, Kai Havertz for João Félix, and Hakim Ziyech for Noni Madueke.
  • While Mendy is mostly at fault for Taiwo Awoniyi’s goal, why was a out-of-rhythm goalkeeper called into starting in the first place?
  • Very positive game from Noni Madueke. Better coaching and dressing room atmosphere should do wonders for the guy.
  • Speaking of Madueke, unless for injury reasons, why take out the guy for someone who will most likely be out of the club first thing next summer?
  • If João Félix wants Champions League next season, he better start trying to find the goal with his shots instead of opposition players down on the ground.
  • Sterling might no longer be that brilliant player from his Liverpool and Manchester City years. But give him enough time, and a better setup, and he will consistently find himself in the right places to score a bunch of goals — as he has shown in our two last matches.
  • Next up: Manchester City away in the Premier League. Oh, man...


Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the We Ain't Got No History Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Chelsea news from We Ain't Got No History