Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea result: 10 things you need to know

Chelsea begins 2023 with the fourth drop in points as relegation-battling Nottingham Forest come from behind to draw on New Year's Day.

Forest started the game brightly, attempted to battle back, and with their powerful forward trio — headed by the returning Morgan Gibbs-White — caused Chelsea's back four issues.

Chelsea was unable to extend their lead, letting Forest back into the game in a half dominated by the officiating performance of Peter Banks

The second half began with Forest in control, with Taiwo Awoniyi and Brennan Johnson both having chances to equalize early on.

After then, Gibbswright and himself remarked "one of those days" when he put his hand on the crossbar for others.

The East Midlands were eventually rewarded with a goal. The Blues failed to deal with a corner, and the ball fell to former Tottenham Hotspur full-back Serge Aurier at the back post.

The Ivorian chested it down and fired it beautifully for his first goal for Forest and a well-deserved equalizer.

Forest were never in danger of losing the game as Graham Potter's side failed to apply sustained pressure late in the game.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea result

The west Londoners are now seven points behind Manchester United in the hunt for a Champions League position

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea result

while Forest remains in the relegation zone but is only one point below local rivals Leicester City in 13th.