Gianfranco Zola and Chelsea fans criticised two players for their Derby performance

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He must at least have had a smile on his face as Derby's fans subsequently launched into an ironic cheer of "Shall we score a goal for you?"

It is pretty obvious that Derby securing loans from Chelsea for Mount and Tomori was due to Lampards connections to the club, but the former midfielder has proved it was not for kicks as his side have been impressive in the Championship so far.

Tomori's own goal after just five minutes - which deflected backwards off his standing leg as he attempted to clear Davide Zappacosta's cross - was greeted with encouragement from Lampard, who gestured to remain calm.

DF Andreas Christensen, 6 - Unsettled by the speed and ferocity of Derby's pressing, he played his way into trouble a few times in a manic first half. But now they have gone out and they can concentrate on the Championship, which is what is so important now.

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A hero's welcome awaited Frank Lampard as he strode back into the club where he ranks as a legendary figure, and the Derby County coach came close to causing Chelsea a Halloween nightmare.

Derby threatened in the second half and nearly scored a third equaliser when David Nugent hit the post late on.

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Though left to rue a missed opportunity to reach the quarter-finals, Lampard was upbeat after the match and appreciative of the adoration he continues to receive four years after exiting Stamford Bridge.

That was the view of Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola, who faced the media ahead of the game, and provided an update on the progress of the Belgian. I turned round thinking we'd got the foul, then looked back and they were in our box.

The Rams might have even forced something more out of the game with a little element of luck, but it was just not meant to be for them on a night, where they will probably go down as one of the best teams to have been knocked out of the competition this year.

A stumbling Waghorn passed up a one-on-one chance to complete a quickfire turnaround and Derby punished themselves through more calamitous defending. We are going to assess him tomorrow.

"There wasn't a tear in the eye, but it was emotional", Lampard said. "I think we deserved a draw on chances created, for sure".

Chelsea have won 11 of their past 12 home League Cup games against sides from outside of the Premier League, drawing the other 1-1 with Burnley in November 2008 before being eliminated on penalties.

West Ham pulled a goal back with a header from substitute Perez but Tottenham's Spanish striker Llorente ended the contest with a fine close-range volley from a corner 15 minutes from time.

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