Chelsea draw Derby as 15 others know Carabao Cup fourth round foes

Chelsea draw Derby as 15 others know Carabao Cup fourth round foes

- Chelsea will play host to former club legend Frank Lampard’s Derby County at Stamford Bridge

- Defending champions Manchester City await EPL returnee Fulham at Etihad

- Derby stopped Manchester United from progressing to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup

Premier League giants Chelsea will play host to Frank Lampard’s Derby County at Stamford Bridge in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

The Blues legend Lampard, who is in his first season as a manager, will be staging a return to west London with the Championship side.

Last week, Lampard defeated his mentor Jose Mourinho, as Derby stopped Manchester United on penalties in their third round clash at Old Trafford.

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Chelsea fixture against giants-killing Derby is one of 12 matches, to be played in the week commencing October 29, with Tottenham versus West Ham and Burton Albion versus Nottingham Forest two derby games.

Interestingly, Blackpool, one of two League One clubs still in the race alongside Burton, have been handed a trip to the Emirates to tackle Arsenal, while defending champions Manchester City host Fulham.

The other fixtures will see Middlesborough battle Crystal Palace, Norwich City face Bournemouth and Leicester City will wait for next week's feature between Everton and Southampton to know their opponents.

Meanwhile, previously had reported that Chelsea have qualified for the next round of the 2018 Carabao Cup after coming from behind to beat Premier League rivals Liverpool 2-1 on Wednesday night, September 26.

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Liverpool would have themselves to blame not to have won this encounter as they allowed Chelsea to score two goals that sent them out of the championship.

The first half ended goalless as both teams failed to find the back of the net at the Anfield Stadium.

But Liverpool scored their goal in the 59th minute when Naby Keita located Englishman Daniel Sturridge with a brilliant pass, and he wasted no time sending Caballero the wrong direction.

Chelsea came back into the game in the 79th minute as Emerson Palmieri restored parity for the Blues before Eden Hazard came off the bench to score the winning goal for the Blues in the 86th minute.

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