Chelsea see off Frank Lampard's Derby after chaotic first half

Rosalie Gross
November 1, 2018

Frank Lampard's men continued to be fearless with the ball at their feet and pulled the visitors back on equal terms yet again through Martyn Waghorn, who got on the end of a precise low cross from Mason Mount after Derby made full use of a momentary lapse in concentration from Chelsea following a throw-in.

Frank Lampard revealed Chelsea's players and members of Maurizio Sarri's coaching staff were full of praise for his Derby County side. Scott Carson couldn't keep out Cesc Fabregas' low-effort, but the visitors felt that Alvaro Morata was blocking his view in an offside position, and that Tom Lawrence was fouled in the build-up to the goal.

"It was a good occasion for me on a personal note but what the players did on the pitch, it was outstanding".

"I respect this club, I don't have to talk about this club".

To add to the confusion of allegiances, Marriott is a long-standing Chelsea supporter who, he had freely admitted, was living the dream by playing for Lampard at Stamford Bridge. But then an opportunity to send him to play in England in such a competitive league like the Championship came and the club decided it was good for him.

We are predicting that the Blues team to face Derby will be one that is nearly unrecognisable from the one that battered Burnley 4-0 on Sunday.

"There were a couple of big moments at the end when Richard Keogh and David Nugent almost scored, but he'll be so proud of his team with the way they played and the way they passed the ball", Redknapp told Sky Sports. The 40-year-old may have made his own fortune here as a player, but he certainly didn't have much on his return as a manager.

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The decision to permit Derby to field the young loanees Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori had apparently not been made as a favour to this club's favourite son but was geared instead towards speeding the pair's development.

The Belgian forward has also won two League Cups, the FA Cup and the Europa League during his six-season stint at Stamford Bridge following a move from Lille in 2012.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is now enjoying the best goalscoring spell of his career, netting in two consecutive games for the first time.

Chelsea are still unbeaten in domestic competition this season, and despite their potential absentees they will be looking to come through against Derby and move into the quarter final of the competition.

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