Frank Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge tomorrow, but strangely as a manager, which is the first time he has faced Chelsea in his short managerial career. The Chelsea FC legend will be looking for another giant killing after knocking out Manchester United in the third round of the competition last month.
Joining Frank Lampard on his return to Chelsea will be Jody Morris, the former Chelsea player and youth manager has been praised by Gianfranco Zola in the build up to the fixture. The Italian went on to say that ‘everyone at the club speaks highly about him’ and that ‘looking at how Derby play, he is doing a great job.’
Chelsea loanees Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori will be looking to continue their fine form for the Rams and have the opportunity to really impress the Chelsea faithful in this match. Both Mount and Tomori admitted in a recent interview for Derby that they were shocked they would be able to feature in the match due to usual loan policies (not being able to play against your parent club) but sounded very excited with the challenge ahead of them.
Score Prediction (Chelsea 2-0 Derby County)
Chelsea are unbeaten in 9 games in all competitions against Derby, with 8 wins and one draw dating back to 1999. Chelsea will be expected to win the match and we believe that Chelsea will have too much experience on the day to win the fixture. However Derby under Frank Lampard have played some great football and don’t be too surprised if they pull off another shock!
Let’s hope we can win comfortably, but also see some encouraging performances from Mount and Tomori!
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