Nottingham Forest will travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea for the third season in a row, having been drawn against the Blues in the third-round of the FA Cup.
The Reds have made a promising start to the season in the Championship.
Sabri Lamouchi’s Nottingham Forest have already won nine games in the Championship and sit fourth in the table, just seven points off second-placed West Bromwich Albion.
The Reds are a different beast this time round from the side which limped to a ninth-placed finish last season and many supporters are now dreaming of promotion to the Premier League.
They weren’t able to get the better of Chelsea in last season’s competition – but it was still a good day out for the club’s supporters. It was the second consecutive year that the Reds had faced the side holding the trophy from the previous season.
The Reds – still under the management of Karanka – were not given much hope against the Blues, given the amount of speculation off-the-field about the Spaniard’s future at the club.
Cesc Fàbregas missed a penalty in his final appearance for the Blues as Maurizio Sarri’s side secured a 2-0 win. Álvaro Morata scored both of Chelsea’s goals in the second-half.
Now, the East Midlanders will get the chance for some revenge with another opportunity to beat the Premier League giants.
The third-round draw saw Chelsea, who were defeated by Manchester United in the fifth-round last season, given a home tie against Forest on the weekend of 3-6 January 2020.
Following the draw, some Nottingham Forest fans took to Twitter to bemoan being drawn against the Blues yet again:
— Hattie (@h_aberx) December 2, 2019
Can we request a proper amount of tickets at least this year
— Kidger (@KidgerJack) December 2, 2019
— louis mawbey (@MawbeyLouis) December 2, 2019
— Alladge Jenkins (@janetjenkins52) December 2, 2019
— Morgan Taylor 🔴NFFC⚪️ (@MorganT_NFFC) December 2, 2019
We play these every season 😢
— Max (@MatroixMax) December 2, 2019
— Jamie (@JamieBriody) December 2, 2019