EPL: Forest Hold Chelsea To 1-1 Draw

Chelsea’s early inconsistency under new boss Graham Potter continued at the City Ground after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest.

Raheem Sterling’s snap-shot in the first half gave the Blues the lead but after failing to press home their advantage, Serge Aurier scored a stunning equaliser for the relegation-threatened Reds.

Chelsea took the lead after 16 minutes when Willy Boly unfortunately deflected Christian Pulisic’s cross over Dean Henderson and against the crossbar, with Raheem Sterling smashing home a half-volley from the rebound, EuroSport reports.

It looked likely to be a straight-forward victory for Chelsea but Forest came out with a vigour the visitors couldn’t match in the second half.

Morgan Gibbs-White was very unlucky not to equalise when he volleyed Ryan Yates’ pull back against the bar from the edge of the penalty area.

But the leveller eventually came from an unusual source when Serge Aurier latched onto Boly’s header from a corner and chested then volleyed under Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Both teams rise a position with the draw. Chelsea are up to eighth, while Forest are now third-bottom.

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