Pochettino reveals the players who changed the game against Nottingham Forest

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Chelsea sealed a 3-2 victory against Nottingham Forest away at the City Ground on Saturday.

From leading 1-0, Chelsea found themselves 2-1 behind after Callum Hudson-Odoi had Forest 2-1 ahead on 74 minutes after Willy Bony cancelled Chelsea’s lead via Mykhaylo Mudryk.

Chelsea stepped up a gear in the second-half, and quick-fire goals from Raheem Sterling (80’) and Nicolas Jackson (82’) saw Chelsea win the game 3-2 at the City Ground.

Second-half subs Raheem Sterling and Reece James made impact, with Sterling scoring the second goal, and Reece James assisting Nicolas Jackson for the winner.

Pochettino hailed his substitutes for changing the game for Chelsea in the second-half against Nottingham Forest.

Pochettino said: “It was a difficult game, it’s always tough against a team who are doing a fantastic season. Today for them was a party because they started the game being sure they would be in the Premier League next year.

“We started controlling the game but conceded in a way we should never concede. The second half was tough but I think it’s an important victory for us.

“The most important thing is the three points but we didn’t really replicate the performance from previous games against Tottenham and West Ham.

“If you remember Sheffield United and Burnley, we have struggled against this type of team.

“I think today the players that came off the bench had a real impact.”

On Reece James returning to action, Pochettino said: “He is unlucky because we are at the end of the season and there are only two games less. He can add his quality and experience.”

Asked if a place in Europe is achievable, he added: “I hope yes, but there are still two big games.”

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