Published: Thu, November 01, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Frank Lampard demonstrates the respect he has for Chelsea with classy vow

Frank Lampard demonstrates the respect he has for Chelsea with classy vow

Frank Lampard revealed Chelsea's players and members of Maurizio Sarri's coaching staff were full of praise for his Derby County side.

Lampard has already seen off a former friend in the competition, beating Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side on penalties at Old Trafford and has started managerial life off well winning 10 of his 18 matches in charge so far.

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. Find out by following our live matchcast.

MF N'Golo Kante, 7 - Showed no sign of fatigue in a game he wasn't expected to start and made life particularly hard for Mount on his Stamford Bridge return. Marriott slips through Nugent and his shot from an acute angle beats Caballero but cannons off the post and bounces back to into the safe arms of the Chelsea goalkeeper. The Premier League is a different level.

On Tuesday, Burton Albion and Bournemouth booked their places in the quarter-finals while Premier League leaders Manchester City play Fulham on Thursday.

Lampard took it all in his stride, of course, transitioning effortlessly from clapping the songs directed at him to vigorously applauding his Derby players as they hassled and harried Chelsea into defensive mistakes.

Ten-man Arsenal were made to sweat by League One Blackpool before eventually emerging 2-1 winners, with goals from Stefan Lichtsteiner and Emile Smith-Rowe.

Zola was also questioned about the recent comparisons between current Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley and the clubs record-scorer Lampard.

And it is this game from which Derby can gain confidence, with the Blues switching off defensively at times.

Chelsea's loanees were involved in goals at both ends.

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Coming only a matter of days after Lampard was left fuming after Jayden Bogle scored an equally ridiculous own-goal, this Tomori one will take some beating.

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

Ruben Loftus-Cheek could start as a result and Mateo Kovacic could play to try to play himself into form.

You'd have to go back to 2008 to find the last time the pair faced off at Stamford Bridge, a Premier League fixture. But now they have gone out and they can concentrate on the Championship, which is what is so important now.

9' - GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Derby: The visitors are level!

41' - GOAL! Chelsea 3-2 Derby: For the third time Chelsea lead this evening, but Derby aren't happy.

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