Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest: Odoi and Barkley sends The Blues to the Fourth Round of FA Cup
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Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest: Odoi and Barkley sends The Blues to the Fourth Round of FA Cup

Chelsea sailed to the fourth round of the FA Cup after registering a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Despite making nine changes in the starting team, Chelsea only needed six minutes to take the lead through Hudson-Odoi. The credit would be fairer shared among Michy Batshuayi and Pedro for their part in the lovely rotation of quick passes that worked the ball from left to right for the scorer.

To note their dominance in the game, Chelsea had 75 per cent possession and 17 shots against a Forest side who are placed fourth in the Championship.

They didn’t go down without a fight as they had a perfect chance to restore parity minutes after the Chelsea goal after they had initially been awarded a penalty for a foul by Fikayo Tomori on Alexander Mighten but the VAR overturned the decision.

Barkley's Goal

Chelsea soon had a second goal when a Hudson-Odoi's shot was parried with Ross Barkley scoring from close range.

Chelsea continued to look comfortable and it was a bit of a stroll in the second half with Barkley heading against the post as he looked for his second goal in the game before Forest were to be denied a goal for an offside call after Ryan Yates had headed past Willy Caballero.

The Blues, who have won the FA Cup on eight occasions, will find out their fourth-round opponents on Monday before Arsenal takes on Leeds