Frank Lampard’s return to Stamford Bridge as the manager of Derby County made for an entertaining affair.
Chelsea knocked the Championship side out of the Carabao Cup thanks to a 3-2 win, setting up a meeting at home to Bournemouth in the quarter-final.
All five goals came in the first half, with Derby scoring two own goals in the opening 21 minutes.
Cesc Fabregas’ effort minutes before half-time ended up being the winner, though, and Lampard was left to reflect on a night of mixed emotions.
"I'm disappointed,” he told Sky Sports at full-time. “I think we deserved a draw on chances created.
“The difference between the sides was they scored three... actually we scored four, didn't we? I joke because I'm proud.”
Derby defender Fikayo Tomori, on loan at the club from Chelsea, gave the home side the lead with an unfortunate error in the fifth minute.
Luiz's gesture to Tomori
Tomori attempted to clear Davide Zappacosta’s cross but the ball deflected backwards off his standing leg.
The 20-year-old reacted by placing his hands on his head.
However, David Luiz was there at full-time to console the young defender.
The Brazilian made sure to speak to Tomori, placing an arm around his shoulder in a gesture that has gone down really well with Chelsea supporters.
Fair play, David.
Tomori responded to the own goal by putting in a very good performance. Chelsea’s assistant manager Gianfranco Zola said he was “excellent” afterwards.
But very few teams will score two goals at Stamford Bridge and win.
In the 21st minute, Richard Keogh put through his own net after Jack Marriott had equalised for the Rams.
Martyn Waghorn then levelled the scores at 2-2 before Fabregas netted the winner.
Lampard wasn’t happy that the Spaniard’s goal was allowed to stand, though, feeling that Tom Lawrence was fouled by Zappacosta in the build up.
“The third goal was a foul,” the former Chelsea and England midfielder said.
“The whole stadium saw that. I turned round thinking we’d got the foul, then looked back and they were in our box.”