Nottingham Forest man Joe Worrall proved his worth to the Reds on Saturday as the team claimed a 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

The club captain has endured a pretty frustrating season in the Premier League but his quality was there for all to see at Stamford Bridge.

Worrall has been dropped from the team on three occasions this season, with Steve Cooper preferring other options.

Forest Worrall
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Felipe, Moussa Niakhate and Scott McKenna have been ahead of him this season but he’s showcased immense determination.

On Saturday, Worrall was handed the chance to start at Chelsea and he didn’t disappoint in a defensive three.

With the scores locked at 0-0, he made a superb last-ditch tackle and he was largely impressive throughout.

Worrall could have sulked. His first season in the Premier League was never going to be easy and his omission on some occasions has been warranted.

On Saturday, however, he oozed class and showcased exactly how capable he can be on his day.

Who Scored highlights his key areas and proves that he defended impeccably well on Saturday in West London.

Worrall made five tackles, completed two interceptions and three clearances during his 90 minutes on the pitch.

He also proved that he can be the ball-playing defender that many want him to be.

Worrall completed 88.2% of his 17 passes which was the highest completion ratio of any outfield player excluding substitutes.

Worrall proved his worth to Forest team at Chelsea on Saturday

Maybe his critics shouldn’t be washing their hands of Worrall just yet.

Okay, he’s made mistakes this season but this is the first time the 26-year-old has really been tested this season.

Forest Worrall
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The Reds player will improve for the experience this season and he will do some soul-searching during the summer.

Worrall will hope to continue taking the chances that come his way at Forest and prove to people that he’s capable of starring in the Premier League.

This was a vintage performance by Worrall and Forest fans will hope that this can be the start of a renaissance for the captain.

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