Wednesday night’s EFL Cup clash between Chelsea and Derby County was much more than just a game from the Blues’ point of view.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard returned to Stamford Bridge for the first time since taking over as Derby manager.
It was an emotional reunion for the former midfielder, who won three Premier League titles and the Champions League during his 13-year spell at the club.
Not only were Chelsea fans welcoming back Lampard, they also got to see some of their young stars in action, even though they were playing for the opposing side.
Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount are currently on loan at Derby from Chelsea and both played on Wednesday night after being granted permission by the powers that be.
The pair played the full 90 minutes of the clash, which was an exciting one that ended in a 3-2 victory for Chelsea.
20-year-old Tomori had an unfortunate moment inside the first five minutes as he scored an own goal.
However, as the match progressed the young defender looked comfortable on the ball and impressed the watching Chelsea fans, some of whom took to Twitter to praise him.
— EvelynBa (@EvelynBA64) October 31, 2018
Both players can come away with their heads held high tonight. Bar the OG, Tomori had a very strong evening, looked very comfortable and composed. Mount wasn’t in the game as much as he would of liked, but got the assist and came alive late in SH. #CFC #DCFC https://t.co/6wiFmfWIeO
— Sam Clarke (@ClarkeyCFC) October 31, 2018
Tomori was quality though. Apart from the OG.
— Straight Banana (@BoundForCFC) October 31, 2018
— King_Hadassah (@Mz_Jibz) October 31, 2018
Hope that own goal doesn’t detract from Tomori’s overall performance. Played very well after such an early set back and looked comfortable and assured throughout. Big future ahead of him. #CFC #CFCvDCFC
— Tom Jones (@TJonesCFC) October 31, 2018
Dude is going places… And with lots of youth doing well ATM, the future looks interesting for Chelsea football club
What a time to be alive as a Chelsea fan
— Steve Marc (@SteveBlues_) November 1, 2018