Derby County travel to Chelsea tonight looking to cause another shock after beating Manchester United in the last round. Here is a predicted starting XI for the Rams-

GK- Scott Carson- The experienced shot stopper is expected to start between the sticks for Derby once again.

RB- Jayden Bogle- The 18-year-old will be looking to bounce back from his own goal last time out against Middlesbrough.

CB- Richard Keogh- He will be hoping to keep the Chelsea attackers at bay tonight and tighten the Rams’ defence.

CB- Fikayo Tomori- He is on loan from Chelsea but is allowed to play against his parent club tonight. The youngster has impressed for Frank Lampard’s side this season.

LB- Craig Forsyth- The solid left-back has made his return into the Derby first-team this season following injuries woes.

CM- Tom Huddlestone- Derby are likely to start the former Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City midfielder for his experience of playing against top teams.

Derby County midfielder Tom Huddlestone (44) heads ball during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Derby County at the KCOM Stadium, Kingston upon Hull, England on 26 December 2017. Photo by Ian Lyall.

CM- Bradley Johnson- Another with the know-how of playing against Premier League teams, Johnson has played at Stamford Bridge before and won’t be phased by the task.

RM- Mason Bennett- The promising forward has been given his chance by Lampard this season.

CAM- Mason Mount- Like Tomori, the 19-year-old will be allowed to play against Chelsea tonight. Mount has scored five goals since his move to Pride Park.

LM- Harry Wilson- The Liverpool loanee has made a very impressive start to his loan and scored an incredible free-kick against Manchester United in the last round.

ST- Jack Marriott- He has started to find form and will be looking to cause Chelsea’s backline some problems.


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