Michael Owen has told Nottingham Forest how many points he thinks they will need to be guaranteed Premier League football next season.

The Reds are battling with Everton, Leicester and Leeds to avoid joining Southampton in the Championship next season.

Forest claimed a battling point against Chelsea on Saturday but they still have work to do in the race to avoid the drop.

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Steve Cooper’s team face Arsenal at the City Ground in their final home game on Saturday before playing Crystal Palace on the final day.

Forest have been written off by pundits and so-called experts all season, with many believing that their recruitment left a lot to be desired.

Now, Owen has suggested how many points he thinks Forest need to guarantee that they stay in the Premier League next season.

The pundit believes that Forest might be able to stay in the Premier League this season without winning another game.

He told The Final Word: “Leicester will need four points, and that will be a struggle. Leeds, I’m not sure they can do it.

“Everton have a good run in, Forest have got 34 points already. One more and they’re safe.”

Owen has told Forest how many more points they need

One more point should do it. The Reds would dearly love to get another three and make things a bit smoother but a draw from two games should be enough.

Forest have done well to get to this point. They’ve taken seven points from their last four games and from a period of 11 games without a win that’s pretty decent.

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The Reds battled to a 2-2 draw against Chelsea and that could prove to be a very sizeable result.

It would be nice if other clubs could continue helping Forest out by not winning but Cooper won’t want to rely on that.

Forest are about to embark on a seriously huge week in their history. Hopefully, another positive result can be ticked off before the season is out.