Derby fans not letting Chelsea defeat get in the way of their delight

Derby County saw their Carabao Cup journey end at the hands of Premier League title-chasers Chelsea on Wednesday as Frank Lampard made his first managerial return to Stamford Bridge.

The affair saw the Blues narrowly see off the Championship side 3-2, even though they only scored one for themselves.

An early own goal from Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori opened the scoring for the hosts after just five minutes, when his failed clearance hit his standing leg before trickling into the net.

The Rams surged back to equalise through Jack Marriott four minutes later, but for all their hard work to pull level, they were behind again when Richard Keogh gave Antonio Conte’s men the lead back with another own goal.

Match stats show the hosts as having more than twice as much of the ball across the 90-minute match, but they failed to seriously produce key chances of their own – only five shots found the target with one of those finding the net.

A solid defensive performance from Lampard’s Rams earned the side a chance of pulling off another cup upset, and these fans were disappointed not to win.