NOTTINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Chelsea were in the Premier League standings when Serge Aurier drew Graham Potter’s side 1-1 with Nottingham Forest on Sunday. lost even more points in an effort to regain the
Fresh off their first league title in six games against Bournemouth, Chelsea opened the scoring in the 16th minute through Raheem Sterling’s goal in Nottingham’s drizzle.
Forest improved after the break and were hopelessly unlucky when a Morgan Gibbs-White drill-half volley hit under the crossbar but bounced off the goal line and failed to equalize early in the second half.
The hosts went on to level the match as Aurier scored from a corner kick in the 63rd minute and looked likely to win the match.
Forest were unable to complete the turnaround and Chelsea scored a point to take eighth place, seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.
The hosts remain in the relegation zone but have moved up to 18th place, level with West Ham United on 14 points.
(Reporting by Peter Hall, Editing by Christian Rudnage)