Derby County take on Chelsea in the Round of 16 of the English Football League Cup on Wednesday night, following a surprise win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Frank Lampard’s side eliminated the Red Devils in their own backyard by winning a penalty shoot-out at the Theatre of Dreams.
It took 16 penalties for the tie to be decided after every player who stepped up to the plate buried their strikes beyond either Scoot Carson or Sergio Romero until the turn of United centre-back Phil Jones arrived.
Chelsea meanwhile knocked out fellow Premier League side Liverpool in the Reds’ only defeat of the season outside of the Champions League so far.
If Derby are able to get the better of their manager’s former club, it could leave just Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal as the so-called big clubs in the tournament with those three coming up against Fulham, West Ham and Blackpool respectively.
These Rams fans are certainly looking forward to the Stamford Bridge affair tonight, sharing thoughts already focused beyond the final whistle already.
If we can somehow pull a miracle off tomorrow night and win, we could win the whole thing. #dcfc
— Ashley West (@Derby1990) October 30, 2018
— Frank Lampard’s MO (@Matthew_dcfc) October 30, 2018
— Jordan Bain (@jordan_bain) October 30, 2018
Tomorrow nights atmosphere is going to be weird. Chelsea basically want us to do well. We hate them. Gonna be weird if mount or tamori. Score. We got there for the win!!! Up the rams #dcfc
— #dcfc (@ArembandJ) October 30, 2018
— Sean Ryan Fox (@SeanRyanFox) October 31, 2018
— Paul Denman (@pdenman42) October 31, 2018