Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest: Morata double secures progress in FA Cup [Tweets]

Chelsea began the defence of their FA Cup crown in solid fashion as they eased to a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the third round tie at Stamford Bridge on Saturday

The Blues dominated the game from the first minute till the last, with the visitors conjuring up a few half chances here and there. The Blues came closest to scoring in the first half through Cesc Fabregas, whose tame effort from the spot was saved by Luke Steele, while Alvaro Morata failed to get the better of the goalkeeper from a close range header.

Morata did get his elusive goal just minutes into the second half, though, as he tapped the ball in from point-blank range after some fine work by Callum Hudson-Odoi. The two combined again ten minutes later, with Morata heading in emphatically from Hudson-Odoi’s cross.

That second goal was enough to round off the much needed win for Chelsea, as they progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup with relative ease. And, Morata was on the receiving end of trolls even though he ended up returning to goalscoring ways. But, the Spaniard found some supporters as well.

The star of the show, though, was Callum Hudson-Odoi, who provided the assist for each of the goals in addition to being the most potent threat for Chelsea all through the game.

Finally, Cesc Fabregas received an emotional goodbye from Chelsea fans after what is believed to be his final appearance for the club ahead of a move away from Stamford Bridge this month.

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