West London heavyweights Chelsea clash with former English Premier League side Derby County in the Carabao cup both sides keen to advance to the next stage of the competition.
Chelsea head into the clash at their backyard hoping to maximize on their ever vibrant home support in an encounter that is likely to be a one-sided encounter.
The Blues head into the clash buoyed by their 4-0 drubbing of Burnley away from home in the English Premier League and more of the same will be their sole target.
Maurizio Sarri charges are currently in fine form heading into the clash having managed four wins and one draw in their last five matches heading into the clash.
The home side is currently unbeaten in all competitions this season a record they will be keen to maintain.
Championship side Derby County head to Stamford Bridge hoping to stage an upset and condemning the hosts to their first defeat of the season.
Frank Lampard will be returning at his beloved Stamford Bridge with his charges hoping to torment his former club and bag a historic win away from home.
The visitors will be keen to replicate similar performance to that of Old Trafford heroics that saw them knock out Manchester United from the cup competition.
The away side head into the match hoping to bounce back from their frustrating 1-1 in hands of Middlesbrough in their last Championship encounter and bag a crucial win.
Derby has registered mixed results in their last five matches managing two wins and three draws in the process.
Chelsea will again be counting on Belgian talisman Eden Hazard to continue with his goalscoring touch to sink the visitors.
Derby will rely on their solid teamwork to get the job done.
HEAD TO HEAD
Chelsea has won all the previous four meetings between the two sides.