Derby County - League Cup - 31 October 2018

Derby County - League Cup - 31 October 2018

Derby County - League Cup - 31 October 2018

Lampard returned to Stamford Bridge for the first time as a manager on Wednesday night in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

"The aim is to come up and play in the Premier League".

GK Willy Caballero, 6 - Could do nothing about either of Derby's goals, but his distribution was poor and nothing about him inspired confidence in his defenders.

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Maurizio Sarri sent on David Luiz, who was caught out by the speeding Marriott. Tomorrow we are going to decide whether he is going to be part of the team'. Leicester or Southampton will play Manchester City or Fulham.

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Why are Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori allowed to play?

"They know how I feel about them", Lampard, the club's all-time top scorer, told Sky Sports.

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The quarter-final draw pits Arsenal against Spurs, while Chelsea take on Bournemouth and Middlesbrough play Burton.

Olivier Giroud also has fatigue in one of his legs, but youngster Ethan Ampadu could be back in contention after returning to full training following a knee injury this week.

Although he hasn't featured much, Callum Hudson-Odoi is loved by Chelsea fans. Lampard's new side had his old side absolutely rattled for long periods here, with Mason Mount and Tom Huddlestone outstanding.

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West Ham pulled a goal back with a header from substitute Perez but Tottenham's Spanish striker Llorente ended the contest with a fine close-range volley from a corner 15 minutes from time.

Kovacic is unlikely to be in the most competitive position in the whole Chelsea side and he might need an eye for goal to make it his.

And it is this game from which Derby can gain confidence, with the Blues switching off defensively at times. His forward runs were just as unsafe to Chelsea as to the opponents; both visiting goals came from the space vacated on his flank.

18+ only. Ts&Cs apply. If this was an audition for Lampard as a future manager at Stamford Bridge, then he can't have done his chances any harm. That's why he scored so many goals.

Attention now turns back to league action this weekend and the manager wants his side to continue the good form built up.

You'd have to go back to 2008 to find the last time the pair faced off at Stamford Bridge, a Premier League fixture. This, Gianfranco Zola had suggested, was to be an education.

Interestingly, now Derby manager Lampard scored four goals that day, but will be hoping for less of the same come Wednesday - though goals are a guarantee.

Ahead of kickoff, banners with the words "GOAL AFTER GOAL, GAME AFTER GAME" and "FOREVER A BLUE, ALWAYS A LEGEND" flanked a giant image of Lampard in the Matthew Harding Stand, emblazoned with the number 211 - his peerless goal tally for Chelsea.

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