Nottingham Forest face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge today looking to claim the three points that could see them secure safety for another season.

The Reds defeated the Saints 4-3 on Trentside and they will hope to build on that performance this afternoon.

Chelsea don’t have a deal left to play for this season, with their win over Bournemouth last weekend getting them back on track after a sticky period.

Forest can’t have any fear going into this game in West London and we’ve looked at a predicted XI they could call upon.

Nottingham Forest predicted XI v Chelsea

The Forest rearguard

Keylor Navas will once again play in goal with Dean Henderson out for the remainder of the campaign.

Steve Cooper could actually line up with the same formation that he used against Liverpool last month here, switching to a three-man central defensive unit.

Forest predicted XI
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Willy Boly came on to make his return against Southampton and he could join Felipe and Moussa Niakhate.

Serge Aurier will hope to be passed for to play on the right, with Renan Lodi keeping his place on the left.

The Forest engine room

Danilo is the new star boy and he should keep his place in the team, alongside Orel Mangala.

Ryan Yates captained the team on Monday night but after playing very little football of late, he could be the one who misses out in midfield.

Leading the Forest line

Brennan Johnson looks back to his free-flowing best and it would be madness to think about dropping him now.

Similarly, Taiwo Awoniyi scored twice against Southampton and he will be champing at the bit to cause havoc on the Chelsea defence this weekend.

Forest predicted XI
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Morgan Gibbs-White’s work rate could be vital if Cooper decided to change the formation, so expect him to start in the number 10 role.

Predicted Nottingham Forest XI to play Chelsea:

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