Chelsea vs Derby County Preview

Chelsea vs Derby County

Competition – Carabao Cup

Stadium – Stamford Bridge

Date: 31st October 2018

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Chelsea thrashed Burnley away on Saturday to maintain their unbeaten start to the league season, however, their surest route to winning a trophy this season seems to lie in the cups and Maurizio Sarri will be looking to get past this stage of the Carabao Cup.

The Blues remain within 2 points of the Premier League top spot and have not lost a competitive game since their Community Shield defeat at the hands of Manchester City.

They have been tagged as a team that is overly reliant on Eden Hazard for their goals for much of this season, but at the weekend, they showed that the Belgian is not the only player who can score goals for them.

Hazard is set to miss this game as well and that may be good news for Frank Lampard.

The former Blues midfielder started his managerial career this season and has had to face Manchester United already in this competition.

Derby beat the Red Devils in the last round to set up this clash and they should be thinking about another giant killing.

Lampard’s men drew 1-1 against Middleborough at the weekend, a result that wasn’t their best so far.

Derby are still just 4 points off the top of the Championship table having suffered just four losses so far this season.

Derby County have scored in 9 of their 11 away games, while Chelsea have conceded at least one goal in 5 of their 7 home games this season.

Bookmakers side strongly with Chelsea in this tie while goal markets suggest this should be a high-scoring tie.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Chelsea

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United 20 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
W Southampton 0-3 Chelsea 7 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
W Chelsea 1-0 Vidi 4 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League
D Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool 29 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
W Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea 26 Sep, 2018 English Carabao Cup

Derby County

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Derby County 2-1 Sheffield United 20 Oct, 2018 English League Championship
D Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Derby County 6 Oct, 2018 English League Championship
D Derby County 1-1 Norwich City 3 Oct, 2018 English League Championship
L Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Derby County 29 Sep, 2018 English League Championship
W Manchester United 2-2 Derby County 25 Sep, 2018 English Carabao Cup

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Derby County 1-3 Chelsea 16 Dec, 2014 English Carabao Cup
Derby County 0-2 Chelsea 5 Jan, 2014 English FA Cup
Chelsea 6-1 Derby County 12 Mar, 2008 English Premier League
Derby County 0-2 Chelsea 24 Nov, 2007 English Premier League
Chelsea 2-1 Derby County 30 Mar, 2002 English Premier League

 

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