Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson Lead Chelsea to Thrilling Victory over Nottingham Forest

Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson Lead Chelsea to Thrilling Victory over Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea: Premier League – as it happened

Minute-by-minute report: Chelsea rallied from 2-1 down late on to boost their hopes of a top-six finish, while Forest are almost certainly safe from the drop despite losing

Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson: Game Changers

Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson emerged as the heroes for Chelsea in their thrilling 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon. The Blues found themselves 2-1 down with just 15 minutes remaining, but goals from Sterling and Jackson secured a dramatic comeback.

Sterling’s equaliser was a moment of individual brilliance, as he cut inside from the left and curled a stunning effort into the far corner. Jackson then popped up with the winning goal in the 88th minute, heading home Reece James’ cross from the right.

Forest’s Fightback Falls Short

Forest had taken the lead in the 16th minute through Willy Boly’s header, and they looked set to hold on for a point after Callum Hudson-Odoi put them 2-1 up in the 75th minute. However, Chelsea’s late rally ultimately proved too much for Steve Cooper’s men.

The result leaves Forest in 14th place in the Premier League table, while Chelsea move up to ninth. The Blues are now just three points behind sixth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with three games remaining.

Pochettino Delighted with Comeback

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with his team’s performance, particularly their ability to come from behind.

“It was a great victory for us,” Pochettino said. “We showed great character to come from behind and win the game. I’m very proud of the players.”

Cooper: Forest Deserved More

Forest manager Steve Cooper was disappointed with the result but praised his team’s effort.

“I thought we deserved more from the game,” Cooper said. “We played really well for long periods, but Chelsea showed their quality in the end.”

Key Moments

* 8th minute: Chelsea take the lead through Mykhailo Mudryk
* 16th minute: Forest equalise through Willy Boly
* 75th minute: Forest take the lead through Callum Hudson-Odoi
* 83rd minute: Raheem Sterling equalises for Chelsea
* 88th minute: Nicolas Jackson scores the winning goal for Chelsea


Nottingham Forest: Sels, Aurier, Worrall, Boly, McKenna, Toffolo, Freuler, Colback, Lingard, Johnson, Wood

Chelsea: Petrovic, Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella, Caicedo, Gallagher, Madueke, Palmer, Mudryk, Jackson

Match Highlights


By Divya

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