Download Video: Chelsea vs Nottingham 2-0 – Highlights
The Blues also make it to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Callum Hudson-Odoi opens the scoring inside six minutes. Lashing home a left-footed effort inside the box.
Ross Barkley doubles Chelsea’s lead with excellent finish
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Highlights Download: January 2020 – FA Cup
The Blues, who have struggled at home this season, were inspired by Hudson-Odoi’s best performance since returning from a serious injury.
Reminding Frank Lampard of his quality here after struggling for form in recent weeks.
The 19-year-old England forward drilled home the opener then had a hand in Ross Barkley’s facile finish as Frank Lampard’s side coasted into the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The away team had a penalty chalked off after a VAR review, and Ryan Yates’ header ruled out for offside.
But this still remained a comfortable Chelsea win, and one to leave head coach Lampard eyeing an upturn in home form.
Hudson-Odoi will hope his first Blues goal since the 7-1 Carabao Cup victory over Grimsby on September 25 can propel him back to top form.
Odoi found himself clutching his right Achilles after one heavy challenge.
However, in a small reminder of his continued drive back from surgery in April.
The Teenager appeared to suffer no after-effects from the robust tackle. But evidently remains mindful of that Achilles tear that yielded a premature end to last season.
Chelsea: Willy Caballero; Reece James, Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori. Emerson Palmieri; Ross Barkley, Jorginho (c), Mateo Kovacic. Pedro, Michy Batshuayi, Callum Hudson-Odoi.
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Nottingham Forest: Jordan Smith; Carl Jenkinson, Michael Dawson (c). Tobias Figueiredo, Yuri Ribeiro; Alfa Semedo. Albert Adomah, Ryan Yates, Joao Carvalho, Alex Mighten; Brennan Johnson.
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