Chelsea beat Lampard's Derby to reach League Cup quarters

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Highlights of the Carabao Cup fourth round game between Chelsea and Derby.

After Tomori's own goal Mason Mount provided a cross for Martyn Waghorn to level, leaving Maurizio Sarri raging again at the state of his defence.

Chelsea have played more one-sided matches in the Premier League and Europe this season and Lampard and his coaching team, which includes Jody Morris and Chris Jones - who signed from Chelsea in the summer - can hold their heads up high.

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. Chelsea won 6-1 on that occasion as the Rams were on they way back down to the Championship.

Why are Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori allowed to play?

Chelsea didn't have it all their way against Derby County in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

Second tier Middlesbrough also reached the next round with a 1-0 win over Premier League Crystal Palace as manager Tony Pulis got one over his former club thanks to a thunderbolt finish from Lewis Wing.

Derby threatened in the second half and nearly scored a third equaliser when David Nugent hit the post late on.

It was in the build up to Fabregas' first of the season that Derby felt Tom Lawrence was fouled by Davide Zappacosta, only for the Italian to take a quick throw-in and referee Jon Moss to dismiss protests.

Chelsea assistant boss Gianfranco Zola admitted the Blues' performance left plenty of room for improvement.

Redknapp was joined in the studio at Stamford Bridge by former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who was impressed with the way his former team-mate Lampard set Derby up to give Chelsea problems.

"I'm a lucky man to get that reaction both ends", he said.

"On another day, they go in but we've come here, done fantastic as a team, it shows where we are at and how confident we are on the road so I'm very happy, but disappointed we've lost at Stamford Bridge". It said much that they had greeted the final whistle with no little relief.

"In the first half we had opportunities to take the lead, myself included, and in the second half, late on, we dug in, hit the post and goes back into the goalkeeper's hands and Jack's had a couple of chances".

Chelsea FC cemented their position in third place in the Premier League table and are two points adrift of leaders Manchester City and Liverpool FC.

Marriott has been directly involved in six goals in his past five games for Derby in all competitions (four goals, two assists).



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