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Chelsea v Derby County Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

17:41 WAT 31/10/2018
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In confident spirits after the impressive display at Old Trafford, Al Hain-Cole is backing Lampard's men to get on the scoresheet against the Blues

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard will make an emotional return to Stamford Bridge as a manager when he leads his Derby County team out for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash.

With his side currently in the Championship play-off places after 15 matches and having knocked out Manchester United in the previous round of this competition, the former midfielder is already making a name for himself in the dugout.

Latest Odds

He can be backed at 11/1 (12.00) outsiders with SportPesa to enhance his reputation even further by masterminding another upset against a club where he made 648 appearances and scored a record 211 goals over 13 very successful years.

However, the Blues are yet to lose in 14 fixtures this season, and are clear 20/83 (1.24) favourites to take their place in the quarter-finals with a victory here.

The guests overcame United on penalties after earning a draw in normal time at Old Trafford, and you can get odds of 19/4 (5.75) on them also taking this one to a shootout with another deadlocked 90 minutes.

Team News

Eden Hazard is unlikely to feature due to the back problem that kept him out of Sunday’s 4-0 win over Burnley, while Pedro is also a doubt after being forced to leave the field due to illness at Turf Moor.

On-loan youngsters Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori are available for selection after receiving special permission to play against their parent club from Maurizio Sarri.  

Confident Rams

The Rams were actually rather unfortunate not to beat Jose Mourinho’s team in normal time in the last round, having enjoyed greater possession and had more shots on goal before conceding a 95th-minute equaliser.

Full of confidence following that performance, they will be determined to take the game to a home team that has conceded at least once in 10 of their last 11 Carabao Cup ties.

Predictions

With Derby having both scored and conceded in seven of the previous eight matches, even odds (2.00) offer solid value on both teams finding the net for Chelsea’s 11th Carabao Cup game in 12.

Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at Evens (2.00) with SportPesa