Derby County vs Chelsea: Capital One Cup match preview

A look ahead to the Capital One Cup quarter-final

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Chelsea travel to Derby on Tuesday for a place in the Capital One Cup semi-finals. Jose Mourinho is set to field a strong side at the iPro Stadium as he looks to continue his side’s momentum after a 2-0 win against Hull on Saturday in the Premier League.

Mourinho saw his men react well to a shock first defeat of the season against Newcastle United with a convincing victory at the weekend – and he is in no mood to rest players: “I will pick the best possible team. We have no reason to rest people, everybody goes.

“The only one that is not going is Cahill but that is only because he played against Sporting Lisbon last week. So I will play Kurt Zouma.”


KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm


Derby 0 Chelsea 2 (Mikel, Oscar), FA Cup, January 2014

Chelsea 6 (Lampard 4, Kalou, Cole) Derby 1 (McEveley), Premier League, March 2008

Derby 0 Chelsea 2 (Kalou, Wright-Phillips), Premier League, November 2007


Chelsea boasts a formidable record against the Rams, unbeaten against them since 1999 and winning seven of the last eight fixtures.

Derby lies third in the Championship – and sixth in the leagues form table, winning four of their last six league fixtures.

Chelsea has scored the joint-most goals from open play in the Premier League this season with 25.

Derby average an average of 13.7 shots per game – compared to Chelsea’s 16.2 shots a game.


Derby to win: 6.50

Chelsea to win: 1.50

Draw: 4.33

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 7.45pm.