Playing on their home ground at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (November 6), Chelsea managed to hold off an eager Nottingham Forest side to win 2-0.
GTV Chelsea (dark shirts playing from right) attack ends after ball goes out of play off Houseman (injured)
GV Chelsea launch left-wing attack from throw in - ends Osgood offside
GV Osgood attack cleared back up-field by defender
LV Another Chelsea attack ending in Charlie Cooke goal
GV Notts attack halted by foul on Ian Moore
TV Free kick strikes crossbar and ball cleared on right wing
GV Defense error allows Osgood to score
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Background: Playing on their home ground at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (November 6), Chelsea managed to hold off an eager Nottingham Forest side to win 2-0.
Nottingham Forest, who now share bottom place in the First Division with Crystal Palace, started the game anxious to score league points and did well to prevent Chelsea from scoring in the second half. The London club are well placed half was up the league table.
Scorers for Chelsea were Charlie Cooke.....his first of the season.....and Peter Osgood, the England international who was playing his 200th game for this club. This coverage is a telerecording of the BBC's coverage of this game.
SYNOPSIS: Before their home crowd at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Chelsea, playing in the dark shorts, managed to stave off a determined Nottingham Forest side, but seldom looked as if they were playing with ease. In this move Alan Houseman took the full force of the ball in his face.
Chelsea launched repeated attacks on the Forest goalmouth. This one, leading off down the left wing, ended when an over-eager Peter Osgood was found off-side in a handy position.
Appearing over-anxious to boost their performance following their elimination from the European Cup-Winners' Cup a few days earlier, Chelsea frequently allowed the Notts defenders to clear back upfield ... however this move resulted in Charlie Cooke's first goal of the season.
The visitors fought back determinedly, and only a foul halted Ian Moore.
The resulting free kick glanced back off the crossbar and Chelsea were able to clear up the right wing.
Just before half-time Peter Osgood, in his 200th game for Chelsea, scored the second and final goal. Chelsea, two Nottingham Forest, nil.