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Reacting on Derby's chances against Chelsea in their Carabao Cup clash, Lampard, who is still adorned by club's fans believes Hazard's form will be a huge challenge for the Rams. Chelsea showed they can produce without Eden Hazard the Great.

Midfield: I also expect we'll see rotation in midfield with Jorginho and N'Golo Kante given well earned rests but Ross Barkley could keep his place as he's in fine form and Sarri may want to help him build some momentum after so long on the sidelines.

"It will be easy to do that because I respect the club".

Having memorably beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Chelsea fans perhaps had the comfort of knowing their admittedly weakened side should still have too much for the Championship club. Goals for Olivier Giroud and Mateo Kovacic. It's important to see the two players playing to give good indications for us. It should come as no surprise that Pulis's side plays in a very Pulisian fashion, a style of play that could easily be mistaken for outright physical combat.

Controversy surrounded what turned out to be the winning goal for Chelsea.

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. He offered plenty of bite and might even have provided a lead with a cleverly clipped pass which freed Martyn Waghorn, only for the lumbering No 9 to panic in front of goal and stumble as he poked a shot straight at Caballero.


The last time these two sides met, Chelsea emerged victorious with a 3-1 win at Pride Park in the League Cup in 2014. Tomori and Richard Keogh controlled him better than they could control their own limbs.

The duo were granted special permission to play against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup, though were on the receiving end of a 3-2 defeat despite a spirited showing. The 40-year-old former England midfielder received a rapturous reception on his first return to Stamford Bridge as a manager, soaking up the atmosphere before kick-off.

Key Stat: Chelsea (31) and Derby (30) have combined to score 61 goals in all competitions this season. He was getting better but there is still a little problem so we don't know.

Yet while Derby were obliging, they always carried a potent threat of their own with Mount and Harry Wilson pesky.

That status belonged to the returning legend, honoured for his past by Stamford Bridge and for his present by the young team whose performance did him such credit. Zola later moved on as Chelsea had their most successful era in their history under new owner Roman Abramovich, following his lucrative 2003 takeover of the club.


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