Chelsea boss Sarri hails young trio ahead of Cup clash

Chelsea icon Frank Lampard claims Eden Hazard is better than Lionel Messi

Chelsea & England Midfielder Frank Lampard Takes up Managerial Duties for Derby County.

Lampard has already seen off a former friend in the competition, beating Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side on penalties at Old Trafford and has started managerial life off well winning 10 of his 18 matches in charge so far.

Former Chelsea FC forward Zola, who is now working as Maurizio Sarri's assistant manager at Stamford Bridge, is confident Hazard is nearing a return to first-team action.

DF Gary Cahill, 5 - His relative lack of comfort in possession and mobility are the main reasons why he has spent so much time on the bench this season, and Derby targeted the limitations in his game with their fast attack.

Chelsea are through, Mount and Tomori got some valuable big-game experience, and Stamford Bridge got to pay tribute to perhaps the club's biggest legend without the night being tainted by an upset defeat (just about).

It will not be an easy task however, for the Rams to grab a second Premier League scalp given Chelsea's impressive start to the season under Maurizio Sarri. But, thankfully, the draw for the quarter-finals will occur directly following Chelsea's game against Derby County on Sky Sports, live from Stamford Bridge.

Derby manager Lampard, who enjoyed 13 hugely successful years as a Chelsea player, watched his side put up a courageous fight against their Premier League opponents, twice levelling the match after calamitous own goals.

Hazard is looking to win the Premier League title for the third time in his Chelsea FC career, having previously got his hands on the top-flight crown in 2015 and 2017.

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Ten-man Arsenal were made to sweat by League One Blackpool before eventually emerging 2-1 winners, with goals from Stefan Lichtsteiner and Emile Smith-Rowe.

"I was really impressed with how well they pressed with the three up front and the three midfielders, they brought Chelsea a lot of problems", said Hasselbaink. However, the Blues are confident Hazard will be fit to return against Palace at the weekend.

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"We have two massive games coming up but we can never relax".

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, another player Southgate was watching, tumbled over the advertising hoardings after a shoulder-to-shoulder with Scott Malone and that might have subconsciously influenced referee Jon Moss in not awarding Derby a free-kick when Zappacosta and Tom Lawrence had a similar physical challenge on the touchline.

You'd have to go back to 2008 to find the last time the pair faced off at Stamford Bridge, a Premier League fixture.

Lampard gave everything to Chelsea and they gave it back, in recognition of a career that yielded 211 goals in 648 appearances, saw him lift 11 major honours and nearly win the Ballon d'Or, coming second to Ronaldinho back in 2005.

Had Lampard's own charges not been undermined by a self-destructive habit of scoring own goals - there were two here to add to one from Saturday - then they might even have prevailed, so busy was their football.

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