Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
A place in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Chelsea and Derby County face each other at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have been impressive in all competitions under Mauricio Sarri and they must be high on confidence ahead of the visit of Derby County. Chelsea are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that they are going to emerge triumphant in Wednesday’s football match. The Rams, on the other hand, are determined to secure promotion to the Premier League and it is more than obvious that they are fully focused on the Championship. Frank Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge as Derby Count coach, but his men face an uphill task in the Carabao Cup clash. In their last meeting in London Chelsea crushed Derby County 6-1, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Victor Moses):
Over the years Victor Moses has established himself as one of the best African footballers. Moses was a first-team regular for Chelsea under Antonio Conte and he scored three goals in 28 appearances for the Blues in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign.
The Nigerian footballer, though, started his senior career at Crystal Palace, before joining Wigan Athletic in 2010. Moses played for the likes of Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United on loan as well. Speaking of his international career, the pacey winger played for Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and he scored two goals for the Super Eagles in a 2-0 win over Ethiopia.
Moses represented Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well where the African side faced the likes of Bosnia, Iran and Argentina in the group stages. His main position is winger, but he is used as a full-back as well. Victor Moses was born in Lagos, Nigeria on December 12, 1990.
Highlighted Team (Derby County):
Derby County is one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946).
Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one.
The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.