Carabao Cup: Lampard aim to persuade Chelsea for permission

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 03/10/2018

Derby County manager, Frank Lampard is set to persuade Chelsea to permit the duo of Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori to play against their parent club in the Carabao Cup.

The players are Chelsea players and they remain vital to derby County camping so far this season and Lampard sees their contribution very vital for the  Rams.

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Tomori has made nine appearances while Mount has scored three times for the Pride Park Stadium in the Championship division.

The duo was also instrumental against Manchester United after ensuring Derby seal qualification to the next round via penalty shoot-out.

Derby is prepared to face Chelsea and the Premier League rules say that loan players cannot play against their parent club but would be softened if an agreement is reached between the parent club and the club which the players are loaned to.

Lampard spent a decade and three years with the Stamford Bridge outfit is hopeful that his old club will allow both Tomori and Mount to play in the fourth-round tie.

‘It is a conversation to be had and I think it is Chelsea-led because they are their players,’ said Lampard. ‘I am pretty sure it will be Chelsea’s decision.

‘I think everyone knows what my decision would be, so it will be up to them.’