Chelsea dropped more points in their quest to climb back up the Premier League standings when Serge Aurier gave Nottingham Forest a 1-1 draw against Graham Potter’s side on Sunday.
Fresh off their first league win in six games last against Bournemouth, Chelsea started well in the drizzle of Nottingham, with Raheem Sterlng putting them ahead in the 16th minute.
Forest improved after the break and was unlucky not to equalize early in the second half when Morgan Gibbs-White’s drilled half volley hit the underside of the crossbar, only to bounce off the goal line and away.
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The hosts kept coming and deservedly leveled things as Aurier fired on goal from a corner in the 63rd minute and looked more likely to win the game.
Forest were unable to complete the turnaround while Chelsea held on to a point that left them eighth in the standings, seven points behind Manchester United in fourth.
The hosts remain in the relegation zone but climbed to 18th place, level on 14 points with West Ham United above them.