Derby boss Lampard to return to Chelsea in EFL Cup

Chelsea great Frank Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge as a manager for the first time as Derby County faces the Blues in the EFL Cup.

Derby County boss Frank Lampard   -  Getty Images

Derby County manager Frank Lampard will return to Chelsea in the fourth round of the EFL Cup.

The Chelsea great masterminded a penalty shoot-out success at Manchester United on Tuesday, knocking out former Blues mentor Jose Mourinho, and he will now head back to Stamford Bridge.

The pick of the fixtures sees Derby, ninth in the Championship under Lampard, travelling to unbeaten Premier League high-flyers Chelsea in the week commencing October 29.

Another enticing clash sees West Ham host Tottenham, having sensationally knocked its rivals out at this stage of last season's competition.

Defending champions Manchester City has an all-Premier League meeting with Fulham, while last term's runners-up Arsenal host third-tier Blackpool.

Bournemouth and Leicester City both have home ties, with the latter facing Everton or Southampton.


EFL Cup round four draw in full:

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

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