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LIVE BLOG

FULL-TIME: Chelsea win!

90min: Three added minutes.

89min: David Nugent hits the post! He runs off the shoulder of Cahill and beats Caballero, but the ball hits the far post and bounces straight back into the arms of Caballero. Unlucky for Nugent, who’s scored against Chelsea before.

88min: Caballero with a routine save after Bogle and Marriott cut through the Chelsea left side.

84min: Huge save from Caballero on Keogh, who had stayed forward from the set piece, but then has to make another after he gives the ball away to Mount.

83min: Emerson plows over Bogle on the touchline, earns a solid yellow card while giving away what amount to shorter corner. Mount takes, Kovacic clears, Derby reset.

81min: Double Derby change: Forsyth and Nugent on, Wilson and Malone make way.

80min: Rinse, repeat for Morata, this time just unable to reach Emerson’s inswinger from the left flank. Corner to the Blues, which goes for Morata on the pick play ... but Carson’s equal to it with a flying save.

78min: Zappacosta swings in yet another cross, Keogh misses it and Morata’s not ready for that. His header goes harmlessly wide. Zappa’s reward is his number up in lights as he’s replaced by Azpilicueta.

74min: Kante’s turn to give the ball away, but Marriott crosses to nobody and the chance is gone.

71min: Derby enjoying a good spell, with a couple corners. Mount has a go from 20 yards as well. In the meantime, Pedro comes on for Loftus-Cheek.

68min: Emerson gives the ball away and Marriott runs past everyone to slam one at Caballero. Nice save from the backup.

66min: Sarri puts on David Luiz for Christensen to try to shore up the defending and the passing at the back a bit.

64min: Cahill gives the ball away again and Derby win a corner. Behind the ball, RLC looked to have picked up a knock, but he seems okay to carry on.

62min: First sub of the game is Mason Bennett for Martin Waghorn for Derby.

60min: Kovacic’s shot deflects for a corner, from which Chelsea run the pick play, giving Cahill a wide open chance to head towards goal from Willian’s take. But Carson saves.

56min: RLC loses the ball after Zappacosta drives forward, and Derby pour forward into the vacated space. But Kante’s there to avert any danger.

55min: Chelsea hold on to the ball for what seems like an eternity before Williand and RLC combine to work an opening. The latter’s called offside however.

51min: Much better passing sees Chelsea play out from the back and then bound up the left touchline via Emerson and Willian. The latter wins and takes the corner, but it’s wasted.

50min: SUPER SUPER FRANK rings around the Bridge, and Super Frank applauds back.

49min: Morata chests down Caballero’s clearance for Kovacic, who swings it wide for RLC. He beats his man and puts in a low cross, which Morata almost stuffs past Carson at the near post. Chelsea retain possession, but playing with fire at the back with some less than excellent passing.

48min: RLC and Emerson try their luck with crosses, but Derby stand tall. Chelsea have started the half well in control.

46min: And we’re back underway. What silliness lies ahead after that extra silly first half?


45+2min: Chelsea keep the ball some more, give the ball away once, and then the half-time whistle goes. So that was a bit of a silly half, as Chelsea lead 3-2 at the break!

44min: Chelsea pass the ball around to take the sting out of the match.

41min: GOALL!!! Zappacosta battles for possession on the right flank (Derby felt hel committed a foul of course) before combining with Loftus-Cheek to lay the ball off to an onrushing Fabregas, who puts it in the back of the net! 3-2, CHELSEA!

37min: Loftus-Cheek and Emerson try their luck next, but the first is block and the second is harmless enough for an easy save.

36min: Morata wins a foul 25 yards out. Emerson swings in an inviting free kick, but no one’s making even a half-hearted run onto it and it goes harmlessly wide.

34min: Zappacosta gets in another cross that eludes Tomori and finds its way to Morata. He controls but then takes two more touches and is closed down. Derby clear.

32min: Loftus-Cheek has an adventure over the advertising hoarding, into which he was shoved by the Derby defender’s shoulder. When he finally emerges, he looks a bit worse for the wear, but looks okay to carry on.

28min: GOAL!! And Derby equalize again, this time through Mount and Waghorn, both of whom barely stayed onside. But they did and the passing was crisp and the defending lax. 2-2!

25min: Shots from RLC and Willian fly near the goal, but don’t reach their target. Should’ve been aiming for the nearest Derby defender instead to deflect them in.

22min: GOAL!!! Chelsea retake the lead on another own goal, this time by Richard Keogh, who deflects another Zappacosta cross into the back of his own net. 2-1, CHELSEA!

19min: Willian takes a Chelsea corner, RLC flicks it on at the nearpost, and Christensen’s hauled to the ground at the far post. No call from the referee and we carry on.

17min: Derby get behind the Chelsea backline as Christensen rushes out and doesn’t win his tackle. Waghorn’s 1-v-1 with Caballero, but his finish is hilariously poor and Caballero collects easily.

13min: Chelsea settle back down and Kante finds a decent-looking cross into the area, but it’s over the head of Morata.

9min: GOAL!! Cahill gives the ball away, then slips as Derby come forward. (Chelsea fan) Jack Marriott slams one past Caballero into the low far corner. 1-1!

8min: Chelsea win the ball through the high press, Willian drives at net and has a left-footed effort that deflects for a corner off Tomori. Cahill gets a head to the corner itself, but eh can only flick it on for a throw.

5min: GOAL!! RLC threads a ball through for Zappacosta, but Tomori’s there to clear. Chelsea get it back in and Zappacosta swings in a nothing cross. Tomori goes to clear with his left, but whiffs and the ball bounces in off his standing foot! Oh dear, oh dear. Oh, the irony! 1-0, CHELSEA!

3min: Chelsea pass it around before plowing forward through Willian. He finds Kovacic who works an opening but drags his shot wide of the near post from 20 yards.

1min: The typical long ball down the left is headed out for a throw. Chelsea get it back in and cross dangerously, but Carson collects.

KICK-OFF: Everyone’s taken their correct places in the dugouts, after making the correct turns in the tunnels to the home/away dressing rooms, so the Lampard Derby can begin. The Matthew Harding unfurls the Lampard 211 (goals) banner and there are hugs and handshakes all around. Chelsea get us underway after a minute’s applause for the victims of the helicopter crash at Leicester City over the weekend, as well as the passing of former Chelsea player Ken Shellito earlier today.


Welcome to the Lampard Derby. To the winner, a place in the League Cup quarterfinals. To the loser, nothing.

Given the injuries and fitness concerns in the forward line, Sarri drafts Loftus-Cheek in as the third forward, sort of like against Burnley over the weekend, replacing Pedro in both cases. And do not adjust your sets, there’s a Danny Drinkwater on the bench, alongside Hudson-Odoi.

Mount and Tomori both start for Derby.

Here we go.


Chelsea starting lineup (4-3-3):
Caballero | Emerson, Christensen, Cahill (c), Zappacosta | Kovacic, Fabregas, Kante | Willian, Morata, Loftus-Cheek

Substitutes from: Bulka, Drinkwater, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi, Barkley, Azpilicueta, David Luiz

Derby Count starting (4-3-3):
Carson | Malone, Tomori, Keogh (c), Bogle | Wilson, Huddlestone, Mount | Lawrence, Marriott, Waghorn

Substitutes from: Roos, Forsyth, Johnson, Bennett, Holmes, Nugent, Davies


Date / Time: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 19:45 GMT; 3:45pm EDT; 1:15am IST (next day)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Jon Moss

On TV: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); none (USA); none? (India); elsewhere
Streaming online: Sky Go (UK); ESPN+ (USA); ChelseaTV (audio commentary only; int’l)


Be excellent to each other.