FA Cup preview: Chelsea v. Nottingham Forest

Former European Cup winners Nottingham Forest visit Stamford Bridge for a fourth round FA Cup tie, Chelsea’s second cup game in five days.

Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final second leg win over Wycombe Wanderers lifted players and fans alike.

News that John Terry is fit again after a prolonged spell on the sidelines will raise hopes of a resurgence still further.

Terry is unlikely to be risked today but is expected to start the Premiership game against Blackburn on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho is still without Khalid Boulahrouz, Arjen Robben and Joe Cole.

Forest manager Colin Calderwood is sweating on captain Ian Breckin’s fitness but Sammy Clingan is back from a three-game suspension. Kris Commons is likely to miss out with a hamstring injury.

The last time Chelsea played Forest was in a fourth round FA Cup tie in 2000. Goals from Frank Leboeuf and Dennis Wise sealed a 2-0 victory. The Blues went on to lift the Cup in the last final played at Wembley.

With the new Wembley stadium set to be completed in time for this year’s final, the omens could be on Chelsea and Mourinho’s side.

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