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With tonight’s brace Eden Hazard reached the 100th and 101st goal for Chelsea.

The Belgian, who often claimed that his dream is to play in Real Madrid and never guaranteed a Chelsea stay for the future, celebrated this accomplishment

“Scoring 101 goals with this amazing club is something I will never forget, but now I think the fans, the staff, myself, the players, we want more.

 “I want to score more for this club and then try to be a legend like Lampard, Terry, Drogba, I try to do my best. But when we are winning we can enjoy a lot.”

Hazard also said the result was a good response from Chelsea after losing at home to Leicester at the weekend.

“We showed great character against Manchester City after losing to Wolves and today we did the same. We lost three days ago against Leicester and we needed to respond on the pitch and we did well.”

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Most of Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge were waiting for tonight’s clash more to welcome back Blues legend Frank Lampard than for the game itself against Derby County, who Chelsea all time top-scorer has been coaching since the start of this season.

Nobody had doubts that the former midfielder would have got a rapturous reception from his ex supporters ahead of the match and even got a standing ovation from the fans of both sides at the end of the game, as shown in the video below:

Lampard, besides being Chelsea all-time top scorer having netted 211 goals in 648 appearances for the club, also won 13 trophies while playing for the Blues, including the Champions League and three Premier League titles.

Chelsea loanees Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount, who were granted permission by their parent club to play, started the game but the defender was one of the two Rams players who scored an own goal in the first half.

Before the game Lampard claimed:

“I realise how important Chelsea were in my life and what I owe for that in terms of thanks.

“I’ll be proud and honoured to be taking my team to a club that was my home for 13 years and still feels like home.

“I’ve got great affiliation with Derby already, I’m working hard to do something good here and I love it, but I can’t forget 13 years of my career.

“I was lucky to be part of a strong era, the infrastructure that was laid by Roman Abramovich, it’ll be special to be back there and feel that atmosphere again.”

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A lucky Chelsea get through Carabao Cup last 16 and qualify for quarter finals.

Sarri’s lads won 3-2 over Derby County with two own goals- Fikayo Tomori at 5′ and Richard Keogh at 21′- and Cesc Fabregas,who netted the winner at the end of the the first half, 41′, after the Rams had levelled twice with Jack Marriot, 9′, and Martyn Waghorn, 27′.

In the end of the game first Willy Caballero with a couple of great saves and then the post saved Chelsea from penalty shoot-outs or even a defeat.

The night was also marked by Frank Lampard return to Stamford Bridge: the Derby manager received a fantastic welcome back from his old fans and club.

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After scoring against Southampton, Manchester United and Burnley, Chelsea star Ross Barkley became the first Englishman to score in three consecutive Premier League games for the Blues since Frank Lampard, who did it back in the 2012/13 campaign.

Lampard found the net four times between January and February (against Arsenal, Wigan, Newcastle United and Reading) ending up the season with 15 goals in the league.

Barkley, who could be involved also tonight as Chelsea face Lampard’s Derby County in the Carabao Cup, wrote on Twitter after the away win at Turf Moor:

“Brilliant performance from the lads today. Happy to get on the scoresheet aswell. Come on Chelsea!”

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Chelsea legend John Terry announced it tonight: he won’t be a football player anymore.

The former Blues skipper published a post on his Instagram profile to share his decision with millions of football fans in the world.

Terry, almost 38, entered Chelsea academy when he was only 14, having previously played for West Ham and made his debut in the first team when he was not even 18, on 28th October 1998, as a late substitute in a League Cup game with Aston Villa.

The former England international made his first-team breakthrough in 2000-2001, where he started 23 times and was voted Club’s Player of the Year.

John is Chelsea’s most successful captain, having led the club to five Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one Champions League title since 2004, when José Mourinho gave him the armband.

He is one of five players to have made over 500 appearances for Chelsea and is also the club’s all-time highest scoring defender with 41 total goals.

Alongside with Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Petr Cech and Ashley Cole he was the core of fantastic Chelsea team that won in England and Europe for a decade.

In 2007, he became the first captain to lift the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium in Chelsea’s 1–0 win against Manchester United and also the first player to score an international goal there, scoring a header in England‘s 1–1 draw with Brazil: he collected 76 caps and 6 goals for the national team.

In his final season at Chelsea in 2017,  when the Blues won the Premier League with Antonio Conte, he became the first ever player to captain a team to title on five occasions.

The last club he played for was Aston Villa in the past season, in the Championship: he revealed he chose not to play for another Premier League side to not face Chelsea.

 

 

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Ross Barkley scored his first goal for Chelsea as the Blues defeated Southampton at St.Mary’s Stadium today to move at the top of Premier League table with 20 points from 8 games.

The attacking midfielder, who had not scored a goal since May 2017, showed plenty of quality as he came back in style after more than an injury on his path.

As OptaJoe confirmed via Twitter, “Ross Barkley is the first Englishman to both score and assist in a Premier League game for Chelsea since Frank Lampard in December 2013 against Sunderland.”

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has confirmed he won’t face a normal clash as Derby County will take on the Blues in the Carabao Cup round four on Wednesday 31st October.

The former Chelsea midfielder, whose side remain 5 points behind current leaders Leeds United and Middlesbrough following the 1-1 draw against Norwich City last night, told journalists: “Of course it will be very special to go back to Stamford Bridge. It was my home and my club for 13 years and the opportunity to go back and see the fans and the people behind the scenes is an incredible occasion for me”.

“It’s a club that took me in. I moved across London from a so-called rival and they took me in instantly. I was fortunate enough to spend successful years there and it was a family. It still feels that way but the club moves on. It’s a nice story and nice emotions around it personally, but the great test is for the players”. 

“It’s a very tough game for us to win again, but I think the test for the players against such a fantastic team is going to be a great one for them”.

Derby County booked a place into the fourth round of Carabao Cup after getting a massive win on penalties at Old Trafford last month.

Lampard added: “We came through the Manchester United game so well with a mixture of the younger players and the experienced players and to go and perform at Old Trafford like we did is a credit to them. It’s a similar occasion for them to go to Stamford Bridge and give a good account of ourselves whatever the result may be.

 

 

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Chelsea will face former club’s legend Frank Lampard as the Blues booked a place into the fourth-round tie of Carabao Cup.

Maurizio Sarri’s men will take on Derby County on Wednesday 31st October and the kick-off is 7.45 PM.

The Championship side suffered an away defeat against Bolton and remain 5 points behind league leaders Middlesbrough and Leeds United, just a few days following their massive victory on penalties at Manchester United in the third round of the competition.

Derby County face Norwich City at iPro Stadium tonight, while Chelsea are set to host Hungarian side Videoton as Europa League’s group stage goes on.

 

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Chelsea will face Derby County in the Carabao Cup‘s fourth round in a game which will be played at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues defeated Liverpool last week at Anfield, while Derby County won on penalties vs Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea legend and Derby County’s manager is very thrilled about the chance to be back at Stamford Bridge.

We know how crazy football is. I was driving along with Jody Morris and Chris Jones in the car with me. It’s a great draw for the club and it’s great for myself. Chelsea was my home for many years and it has been a big part of my life”. Lampard said during his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Championship game vs Norwich. “It’s a big deal and I can’t wait. I’m delighted to go back and see a lot of friends behind the scenes, and 40,000 friends in the crowd.”

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