William Hill's Forest preview

Chelsea’s attentions turn to the third round of the Carabao Cup this week, as the Blues (five-time winners of the competition) take on Championship side Nottingham Forest.  

This will be the first fixture between these sides since January 2007 when Chelsea ran out 3-0 winners in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Blues are comprehensive favourites to win again on Wednesday night at 1/8, the draw available at 8/1 and Forest 16/1.

Chelsea failed to score in a competitive home match under Antonio Conte for the first time (27 games) against Arsenal on Sunday but, having won six of their last seven home games in the tournament, are expected to get back to winning ways in this encounter. Conte confirmed that Eden Hazard could make his first start of the season and he’s a great bet to open the scoring at 10/3 with William Hill.

The manager is likely to rotate the squad with Michy Batshuayi in line for a return following his goal against Qarabag in the Champions League last week. He’s at 13/5 to score first. Wing-back Davide Zappacoast, scored an outrageous goal in the same game on debut and is 10/1 for more of the same this week.

If you fancy a repeat of the scoreline when both sides last met, then 3-0 Chelsea is available at 5/1.

Forest, buoyed by their shock victory over Newcastle in the previous round, do pose an attacking threat having scored in each of their away games so far this season. It’s 2/1 for a Chelsea win and both teams to score and 10/3 for each team to have more than one corner in each half.  

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