all-time top goalscorer with 211 goals, one of the club's most highly decorated players, and he is now managing Derby County, who drew Chelsea after knocking out Manchester United in the last round of the Carabao Cup.
Talking to their staff they're saying we're playing well.
As former Chelsea and Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri looked on from the stands, there was a minute's applause before kick-off in tribute to Leicester's late Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday. Derby are an ambitious club and can be a great platform for Lampard and co, but the onlooking Chelsea directors may dream of seeing one of the club's greatest players return to manage.
Tomori and Mason Mount were granted special dispensation to feature against their parent club, yet the Rams might have wished that was not the case when Davide Zappacosta's cross struck the former's standing leg and diverted in for the fifth-minute opener. The more they play against Premier League teams the more experience they get. "We want to try to win it so we will take it seriously". Our good stuff is to do with our work rate and the work we do off the ball. "But in the future, it does not mean we will keep doing that". There will be a lot at stake. It was January 2015 and he had come on as a 77th-minute substitute for Manchester City, having left Chelsea "through the back door", as he puts it, seven months earlier and controversially joined their biggest Premier League rivals.
"There will also be a psychological component". Although it won't be a fast paced game, they will dominate Frank Lampard's team.
Like Lampard, Zola is regarded as a Chelsea legend, and was at the club when the former England worldwide signed for £11 million from West Ham United in 2001. As far as letting the loanees play against their current club goes, that is in between the two clubs and people should not jump to conclusions.
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. Chelsea fans in the Matthew Harding upper and lower promptly replied with "Derby Derby, give us a goal".
7 - Sarri gave many of his frustrated reserves an opportunity and was nearly let down, but deserves credit for whatever he said at half-time.
"I'm very honest on this".
"I'm proud of the players because they deserved more and they were brilliant", he told RamsTV.
"I don't know exactly".
"I think there are some differences between him and Frank, although there are similarities. So he deserves the credit".