Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea: Nicolas Jackson hits winner for Chelsea

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea: Nicolas Jackson hits winner for Chelsea

12 May 2024 0 By Total Football News

There were mixed emotions at full-time as Forest missed the chance to make mathematically certain of their place in the Premier League next season.

Instead it will go down to the final day, although it will require a highly unlikely set of circumstances for Forest to go down.

While they have a goal difference of -19, Luton – who must win to draw level with them on points – are on -31.

Nuno and his players walked around the pitch applauding their fans in a show of appreciation after their final home game of the season.

But deep down they will feel this was an opportunity missed, conceding two late goals as Chelsea secured a first Premier League away win since 12 February.

“We knew it was in our hands to achieve the main objective to stay in the Premier League,” Nuno told BBC Sport.

“It’s not yet done but the way the players stuck to their task, we are positive for the next one to finally finish the job.

“The fans show us what it means. They have been so supportive. We are disappointed because they deserve a moment of happiness.”

It has been a difficult season with the loss of Brennan Johnson, the sacking of Steve Cooper as well as the four-point punishment for breaching Premier League profit and sustainability rules.

But barring an extraordinary final day, Forest will be back in the top tier next season.

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