Zola praises Mount, Tomori performances

Zola praises Mount, Tomori performances

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

Incredibly, this wasn't to be the end of Derby County's bad-luck.

The match sees Chelsea's all-time top goalscorer Lampard return to Stamford Bridge for the first time as a manager, aided by former Blues midfielder Jody Morris. The Premier League is a different level.

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.

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Blues assistant manager Gianfranco Zola told Sky Sports Hazard is "looking good" to return to action on Sunday against Crystal Palace, clearly a massive blow for the Eagles.

FW Alvaro Morata, 6 - Was not helped by the rotation around him, but looked a shadow of the player who menaced Burnley and provided a focal point for Chelsea's fluid attack.

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This fourth-round clash provided an opportunity to do so and Lampard was serenaded throughout by Chelsea supporters, and he responded by acknowledging them and the Derby fans at the end.

This was Lampard's first defeat at Stamford Bridge as either a player or manager since September 2013 when Chelsea lost 2-1 to Basel in the Champions League. "We have got to get back to the training ground and prepare for that".

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"My overriding feeling is thanks to the Chelsea fans and the Derby fans and pride at the team". His forward runs were just as risky to Chelsea as to the opponents; both visiting goals came from the space vacated on his flank. There was a respect for Derby's football, and above all for the man the Bridge... Pedro, Olivier Giroud and Ethan Ampadu are all set to miss the contest, unless they improve on the day of the game. As a result, Callum Hudson-Odoi could be trusted with a start with Willian needing a rest after starting the past nine games in all competitions.

Regardless, the Championship side still summoned the belief to equalise a second time, all neatly pinged passes down the left before the excellent Mount wriggled free to square for Waghorn, ignored by Emerson, to score.

"Tomori and Keogh have been absolutely outstanding for us all season".

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Impressive in beating Manchester United in the third round, Lampard's young side were the architects of their own downfall in London as Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori and Richard Keogh both put through their own net inside 21 minutes.

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