Frank Lampard will visit Stamford Bridge for the first time as a manager in the Carabao Cup fourth round tie between Chelsea and Derby County.
Lampard is a legend at the Bridge and is still adored by the Chelsea fans, and the former Chelsea midfielder remains the club’s highest ever scoring player in his 13-year period at the club where he won many titles.
Lampard’s side are unbeaten in six games and currently occupy a play-off spot in the Championship table, and the Rams reached this stage of the cup having beaten Manchester United in the previous round courtesy of a penalty shootout.
Lampard has vowed that he won’t celebrate even if his side score or get a victory at the Bridge having done the same thing when he scored against Chelsea as a Manchester City player.
Asked if he will show restraint if Derby score against the Blues, Lampard said: “It will be easy to do that because I respect the club.
“When I scored against them [for Manchester City in 2014], I didn’t celebrate and I wouldn’t have done in a million years.
“I respect Chelsea, but I don’t think anyone expects me to sit here and say, ‘I don’t want to beat Chelsea.’”