Chelsea face Nottingham Forest in the Premier League and the confirmed team news is in from Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard has four games left of his caretaker spell and will oversee his penultimate home fixture at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Their opponents Nottingham Forest secured a huge three points against Southampton to boost their survival hopes with three games to play of their season. Steve Cooper’s side sit a couple of points above the drop zone and another victory will take them one step closer to top-flight safety.
Lampard knows the task awaiting his side on Saturday, admitting pre-match: “Another game comes with a team fighting for their Premier League lives. We have to match that intensity and desire. A really big one (test). We have to give them complete respect. Strong squad, strong coach, effective way of playing.
“They’ve evolved through the season in terms of their style. A lot of speed on the counter attack. Very threatening in set pieces and some of their more direct stuff. They are fighting for everything.”
Here is the confirmed team news from London as Chelsea take on Nottingham Forest.
Starting XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Hall, Kovacic, Fernandez, Gallagher, Madueke, Felix, Sterling
Bench: Kepa, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Mudryk, Ziyech, D. Fofana, Azpilicueta, Havertz, W. Fofana
Starting XI: Navas, Aurier, Worrall, Niakhate, Felipe, Lodi, Yates, Mangala, Danilo, Gibbs-White, Awoniyi
Bench: Hennessey, Lingard, Toffolo, Surridge, Johnson, Kouyate, Freuler, Boly, Ayew
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