Chelsea fans hail Mason Mount after his Derby performance at Stamford Bridge - The Chelsea Chronicle

Chelsea fans hail Mason Mount after his Derby performance at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea edged out Championship side Derby County 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup and booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the competition.

There were plenty of familiar faces in the opposition dugout, as Derby manager and Blues legend Frank Lampard returned to Stamford Bridge.

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Meanwhile, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori both started for Derby despite the fact they are currently out on loan from Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri’s side did continue their run in the League Cup and all five goals were scored in a dramatic first-half of football.

The hosts had plenty of help due to two own goals from Derby players, but the winner was eventually scored by midfielder Cesc Fabregas just before half-time.

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The midweek clash was a brilliant opportunity for Chelsea to take a look at two of their loan stars and unfortunately defender Tomori did net an own goal.

But highly-rated Mount was a name on everyone’s lips in the cup fixture and the English midfielder did show his quality with a brilliant crossed assist for a Martyn Waghorn tap-in.

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The 19-year-old has dazzled in the Championship so far this campaign in Lampard’s team and is being tipped to become a future first teamer with Chelsea.

A selection of Chelsea fans were delighted after they get to watch him up close against them and one even tipped him to replace Fabregas in the midfield.

Here are some of the tweets from Chelsea fans on Mount’s performance at Stamford Bridge:

Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.