Luck of the draw, “magic of the cup” or simply... fate?
Feel free to wonder if powers beyond our comprehension had a hand in connecting Chelsea and Frank Lampard-led Derby County in the League Cup draw for the competition’s fourth-round today. That just less than a week after the Rams beat Lamps’ former coach José Mourinho and his Manchester United team to advance to the next stage of the cup.
The full draw is as follows:
- Manchester City v Fulham
- Bournemouth v Norwich City
- Arsenal v Blackpool
- Leicester City v Everton or Southampton
- West Ham v Tottenham
- Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace
- Chelsea v Derby County
- Burton Albion v Nottingham Forest
And we already have a date for the clash. It will take place on October 30th, at Stamford Bridge.
Derby will be without Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount for the match, since they are loaned players from Chelsea. Nevertheless, it can be a tricky affair for us as shown by their result against United last Wednesday.
Sorry, Lamps. But this time around, the Bridge will not be on your side!