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Chelsea vs. Derby County League Cup Round of 16 Preview

Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge!

Chelsea’s midweek game comes against Frank Lampard’s Derby County in the League Cup. Frank Lampard took charge of Derby in the summer and brought in Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori on loan from Chelsea. Derby sit 6th in the league having won 7 lost 4 and drawn 4. Lampard’s assistant manager is Jody Morris another Chelsea alum and together they have implemented an impressive philosophy of attacking football at Derby County. Mount has been a standout performer scoring five goals during the season while other loanees such as Harry Wilson and Tomori have also impressed. 

For Chelsea it is another chance to rotate their squad and another chance for Sarri to give game time to fringe players. Chelsea have been impressive and while it might be a close game we should progress to the next round. 

Chelsea Team Preview

Hazard and Ampadu remain but the rest of the squad is available for selection. 

Derby County Team Preview

Mason Mount remains a doubt as he suffered an ankle injury but Derby are hopeful that he will be available for selection.

Starting XI Prediction

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It is great that Frank Lampard is coming back but on the pitch there should be only one winner and that is Chelsea. COME ON YOU BLUES

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