Predicted line-up against Derby County: Ruben Loftus-Cheek to continue recovery?

Frank Lampard with the Champions League trophy

Incredibly, the links to Chelsea don't quite end there; the unfortunate goalscorer was one of the club's players out on loan with Lampard's club, Fikayo Tomori.

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

According to the report, some Chelsea fans took to the social media to hit hard on Courtois, who had the unholy task of picking the five times from his net at the Nou Camp.

'It looks like they are in good hands and the coaching they are getting is excellent.

DF Davide Zappacosta, 6 - Provided two assists with risky crosses, though it's hard to know how much credit to give him when they both found Derby players.

Yet for all their slick approach play, Derby's defence was constantly on edge, particularly with Ruben Loftus-Cheek at his rampaging best.

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.

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

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Dressed casually in jeans and rainboots they got stuck into the activities and games, which included planting a Kowhai tree. And, yes, she and Harry were holding hands, again.

Chelsea fans welcomed Frank Lampard back to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori put through his own net during the opening exchanges, but had his blushes spared by Jack Marriott who drew the game level. Tomori could provide the assist for a late Mount consolation goal and following another rousing rendition of "Super Frankie Lampard" after the full-time whistle, everyone would go home happy safe in the knowledge that the order of things had been preserved, a legend and his sidekick had been saluted and a couple of young bucks from the academy had been cheered on their way.

Predicted Derby County XI: Carson; Bogle, Tomori, Keogh, Forsyth; Wilson, Huddlestone; Waghorn, Mount, Lawrence; Nugent.

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

And it proved to be the victor as the upright denied David Nugent late on and left Blues legend Lampard to contemplate the unusual feeling of a Stamford Bridge defeat.

Kovacic is unlikely to be in the most competitive position in the whole Chelsea side and he might need an eye for goal to make it his.

He showed frustration at the goals his team conceded but, true to his word, declined to celebrate the ones they scored, settling instead for a silent, satisfied swig of water. When it was all over, the abiding sense was of a man who will find himself walking through this particular front door again before too long, to take his place in one dugout or another.

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