Nottingham Forest will take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup third round – as they did last season.
The draw was made this evening and it was confirmed that the Reds will make the trip to the capital early in January as they look to progress in the competition.
The tie will be played at Stamford Bridge on the weekend of Saturday 4th January. pic.twitter.com/p8l9FNozJp
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) December 2, 2019
Chelsea, managed by Maurizio Sarri at the time, beat Forest 2-0 thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata in what was a pretty routine win for the Premier League side.
Sabri Lamouchi will hope his side can put up more of a fight, although there’s no doubt that the Championship promotion race is going to be the priority.
As well as facing Chelsea in the FA Cup last year, the two sides met in the League Cup in 2017, so it’s a fixture that isn’t new to Forest fans.
Therefore, it’s perhaps no surprise to see the fans are very underwhelmed by the draw and here we look at some of the comments from Twitter following the update…
— dylan jackson (@DylanJackson02) December 2, 2019
— Hattie (@h_aberx) December 2, 2019
Not liking that 😐
— Adam (@gras_1964) December 2, 2019
— nffc (@nffc_news__) December 2, 2019
— alex (@_alexjjones) December 2, 2019
— Alladge Jenkins (@janetjenkins52) December 2, 2019
Again!!!! Im sooo mad
— Clearkut (@clearkut87) December 2, 2019