‘We should’ve won!’ – Cooper claims Nottingham Forest were ‘better team’ in Premier League draw with Chelsea

Nottingham Forest came from behind to rescue a point against Chelsea but Steve Cooper is of the opinion his side deserved all three.

WHAT HAPPENED? The City Ground welcomed the new year with a point against a lacklustre Chelsea side. Raheem Sterling’s first-half opener was cancelled out by former Spurs defender Serge Aurier, who volleyed home on the 63rd-minute mark. Potter’s side could not live with Forest’s aggression and will likely count themselves fortunate to get anything out of the game.

WHAT THEY SAID: Speaking to Sky Sports soon after the game, Cooper said: “We should be pleased we were the better team and we should’ve won but we didn’t. We will take the learnings from it. You want to try and win every game especially here, you have to respect the opponent and they have world class players all over. 

“We were unlucky with the goal, it hits the bar and could go anywhere and drops onto Raheem’s right foot. We were more aggressive second half with press and duels. We were the better team for me over the course of the game. Even first half we still created the better chances of the half. On the basis of that a point is the least we deserve.”